Category Archives: Reviews

April 18

Reggae Rock-Pop Duo Black Creek Reign Embrace Escapism & Summer Vibes in Newly Minted Single, “Run Away”

Reggae Rock-Pop Duo Black Creek Reign Embrace Escapism & Summer Vibes in Newly Minted Single, “Run Away”  Featuring Collaborations from 3x Winner of ‘Top Soca Band’ The Band Destiny & Logun Watch “Run Away” via YouTube Here Award-winning reggae rock-pop duo Black Creek Reign continue to ride the wave of recent critical acclaim with this, […]

April 16

HOT DOCS-Any Given Day (Beti Films) Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (levelFILM) My Tree (Hawkeye Pictures)

Any Given Day (Beti Films)Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (levelFILM)My Tree (Hawkeye Pictures) Any Given Day Hot Docs Premiere:April 29, 2021 Hot Docs Site Page Producers: Beti FilmsDirected by: Margaret Byrne Living with mental illness takes energy, and a lot is often wasted on managing the court system, substance abuse and poverty instead of basic […]

April 16

The Illuminating and Intimate Campaign-Trail Portrait Documentary Follows María de Jesús Patricio, aka Marichuy, the First Indigenous Woman to Run for the Mexican Presidency

Luciana Kaplan’s THE SPOKESWOMAN Will Have its International Premiere at the 2021 Edition of Hot Docs The Illuminating and Intimate Campaign-Trail Portrait Documentary Follows María de Jesús Patricio, aka Marichuy, the First Indigenous Woman to Run for the Mexican Presidency cVeteran Mexican-Argentine filmmaker Luciana Kaplan (Eufrosina’s Revolution; Rush Hour) is set to return to Toronto’s Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival for […]

April 08

Blazing Canadian Alt-Grunge Trio Sunlust are Forces to Reckon With in New Single, “Action Figure” — Available Now!

“Glorious noise” — AnalogueTrash “Trust us when we say this is a band you don’t want to sleep on” — The Indie Machine “If these singles are any indication of the raw power and energy the band is about to bring with their debut album, we’re all in for a real treat” — Havoc Underground […]

April 06

Filipina-Canadian Poet Alia Ceniza Rasul Announces Debut Collection of Comedic Poetry Super Important Filipina Thoughts

Filipina-Canadian PoetAlia Ceniza RasulAnnounces Debut Collection of Comedic PoetrySuper Important Filipina Thoughts Just in time for April, National Poetry Month, Tkaronto-based Filipina artist, comedian and producer Alia Ceniza Rasul is releasing her first book of hilariously irreverent poems entitled Super Important Filipina Thoughts. The collection reflects Rasul’s musings on identity, family, navigating relationships and friendships, and growing up Filipina. […]

April 06

Alt Singer/Songwriting Sisters CAARDIA are “Over You” in New Single

Alt Singer/Songwriting Sisters CAARDIA are “Over You” in New Single href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4ZwXZSYxXs”>Watch “Over You” via YouTube Here Canadian alt pop singer/songwriters Caardia embrace growth and overcome the past in this, their newest single, “Over You” — available now. The latest to land from the multi-talented powerhouse duo, sisters Celia and Annie Siriopoulos continue to draw on […]

March 23

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival Moves Online+The Closing Night Gala on Sunday, March 28 will present a 60 minute table read from Untitled Black Sketch Project, Canada’s premiere all-Black ensemble sketch troupe. :  TOsketchfest21 – Screen Time Edition March 24 – 28, 2021

The Toronto Sketch Comedy FestivalMoves Online: TOsketchfest21 – Screen Time EditionMarch 24 – 28, 2021 The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival(TOsketchfest) returns March 24 – 28, 2021 with TOsketchfest21 – Screen Time Edition, an online sketch comedy festival with over 100 titles from around the world. This five-day online comedy Festival will celebrate the raw creativity of sketch comedians in the COVID […]

March 12

JUNO NOMINATED “CROWN LANDS”UNLEASH TWO NEW TRACKS “CONTEXT: FEARLESS PT. 1” AND “RIGHT WAY BACK”A COLLAB WITH TRIAD OF LONG-TIME “RUSH”PRODUCERS.

JUNO NOMINATED CROWN LANDS UNLEASH TWO NEW TRACKS “CONTEXT: FEARLESS PT. 1”AND “RIGHT WAY BACK”A COLLAB WITH TRIAD OF LONG-TIME RUSH PRODUCERS,A ROLLING STONE PREMIERE AND AN EPIC MANDALORIAN-STYLE SCI-FI VIDEO MARK BREAKTHROUGH YEAR  “The multi-part, three-years-in-the-making suite ‘Context: Fearless Pt. 1’ may well be one of the most overt Rush tributes ever attempted, with a direct […]

March 12

“A Night Out” celebrates the glamourous nightlife we all miss, featuring top photographers, models, brands & hotels in a lush photobook launching Tues. March 30, to raise funds for Canadian healthcare workers

“A Night Out” celebrates the glamourous nightlife we all miss, featuring top photographers, models, brands & hotels in a lush photobook launching Tues. March 30,to raise funds for Canadian healthcare workers In a first for Canada, Toronto fashion photographer Isaiah Haber – www.isaiahhaberphotography.com – is thrilled to announce the production of a glamourous new charity photobook, “A Night […]

March 12

UCLA Friends Of Semel and Resnick Advisory Board Open Mind Program “And Then They Stopped Talking To Me”

UCLA’s Friends of the Semel Institute and Resnick Board for an Open Mind/#WOW program with Judith Warner, New York Times best-selling author of the critically acclaimed new book And Then They Stopped Talking to Me- Making Sense of Middle School. Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Associate Professor at UCLA in the Department of Information Studies, will join Ms. Warner in […]

March 10

Indie Alt Rock Breakout Artist Delyn Grey Observes Life’s New Normal in “Ghost Town” Under Bif Naked’s Management Wing.

As Seen On Obscure Sound, Tattoo.com, Art Publika Mag, LeFuture Wave, Indie Pulse Daily, Breaking and Entering, Alternative Nation, Paper Blog & MORE Canadian Indie Alt Rock Breakout Artist Delyn Grey Observes Life’s New Normal in “Ghost Town” Under Bif Naked’s Management Wing, “Ghost Town” Follows Latest Blogger Favourite “Battle” & Lands Ahead of Forthcoming EP, Disappointment […]

March 10

5 Juno Nominations for Justin Bieber, Jessie Reyez and JP Saxe among Canadian artists. “The Weeknd”(6 Nominations)not shutout , a hint to the Grammy Committee.

The Weeknd’s After Hours album, with hit singles “Blinding Lights” and “Save Your Tears” riding high on the Billboard charts, propelled the Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer to the top spot as the most nominated artist at the 2021 Juno Awards. During a virtual press conference on Tuesday, it was announced that The Weeknd received six […]

March 09

Rockers Cigar Club Release Heavy Hitting Double Single, “…Aliens” and “Swimmin’ in Gold” — Available Now!

Canadian Rockers Cigar Club Release Heavy Hitting Double Single, “…Aliens” and “Swimmin’ in Gold” — Available Now! Watch “…Aliens” via YouTube Here In preparation for the release of their upcoming debut album, Day, Now this May, Cigar Club — the Toronto-based rock band — have just released not one, but two brand-new singles: “…Aliens” and […]

March 08

Pop-Soul Trap-R&B Artist OLENKA Plucks the Petals of Love in New Single, “Purple Rose”

Toronto’s Pop-Soul Trap-R&B Artist OLENKA Plucks the Petals of Love in New Single, “Purple Rose” Watch “Purple Rose” (Official) via YouTube Here At 50,000+ streams across platforms and rising, breakthrough Toronto pop-soul and trap-R&B artist Olenka plucks at the petals of long-distance love in this, her new single, “Purple Rose” — available now! “I recorded […]

March 07

Land of Big Numbers (Mariner, 2021), a collection of 10 short stories by Te-Ping Chen

In my junior year of college, I  had the chance to study abroad. I chose Rennes, France, because I wanted to live with a French family—I wanted to be forced to speak, think, dream in French. In the eight months leading up to the trip, I sweated and saved, packed and repacked, and conjugated verb […]