Category Archives: Reviews

July 26

Dave Merheje To Tape Comedy Special As Part of Just For Laughs MONTRÉAL 2021

Dave MerhejeTo Tape Comedy SpecialAs Part of Just For Laughs MONTRÉAL 2021 Dave Merheje, Juno Award winning comedian and star on Hulu’s Ramy, is proud to announce he will be taping a stand-up special at Just For Laughs MONTRÉAL on Tuesday, July 27 at L’Astral, in addition to hosting the New Faces: Canada showcase on Friday, July 30.Dave Merheje will tape […]

July 09

THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY “UNAPOLOGETIC” – A FILM BY ASHLEY O’SHAY ANNOUNCES ITS THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION STARTING AUGUST 20 IN CHICAGO; NEW YORK AUGUST 27; LOS ANGELES SEPT 3 & NATIONWIDE

The film is the award winning and moving film UNAPOLOGETIC – A FILM BY ASHLEY O’SHAY.  It’s powerful and crucial.  Kartemquin Films is one of the producers releasing the film.   Here’s the synopsis for your perusal:After two police killings, Black millennial organizers challenge a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents. Told through […]

July 01

The 10th Annual Toronto Japanese Film Festival … Virtual 2021

By Sally Warburton The 10th Annual Toronto Japanese Film Festival …  Virtual 2021 The 2021 Toronto Japanese Film Festival was an excellent virtual event! In its 10th year! This excellent selection of films was viewed from the comfort of home anytime from June 5 to June 27.  The ease of the online platform for selecting […]

June 30

Author JENELLE SIMPSON to Release “COMMITMENT TO A DECEITFUL LIAR” Book

               “COMMITMENT TO A DECEITFUL LIAR”                                                         BY                                          JENELLE SIMPSON                                 Making Some Permanent Noise   “Commitment To A Deceitful Liar” to be released October 2021, is a non-fictional book by first time author, Jenelle Simpson.   Simpson is a senior law clerk, paralegal, motivational speaker, and life coach in Toronto. “Commitment To A Deceitful Liar” is a look inside the life of the author, raised in […]

June 30

Leader of Celtic Punk Icons The Mahones’ Finny McConnell Announces First Solo Record

    Leader of Celtic Punk Icons The Mahones’ Finny McConnell Announces First Solo Record   The Dark Streets of Love is Due Out September 2, 2021     After 30 glorious years of leading renowned Celtic punk rockers, The Mahones, founder and band leader Finny McConnell decided it was high time to write and […]

June 24

Music Writers JEFFREY MORGAN Publishes ‘Rock Critic Confidential’ Book 

Photos Suppressed for 50 Years. Murder Confessions. Unspeakable Acts. One Of Canada’s Greatest Music Writers JEFFREY MORGAN Publishes ‘Rock Critic Confidential’ Book  With an Afterword by Alice Cooper, Rock Critic Confidential is Available Now! In a 60,000-word tell-all, it’s all the stories that can finally be told… Canada’s greatest rock critic Jeffrey Morgan releases his new lavishly […]

June 23

APRICITY Ushers Audiences into Her Post-Apocalyptic World with The Fear” Single & Video & Comic Book

APRICITY Ushers Audiences into Her Post-Apocalyptic World with The Fear” Single & Video & Comic Book Watch “The Fear” (Official) via YouTube Here View “The Fear” Comic Book Here Alt-pop indie rocker Apricity ushers audiences into a dim and grim post-apocalyptic world with the release of her sophomore single and video, “The Fear” — available […]

June 20

Elina Filice Releases an Ode to Queer Youth for Pride Month with New Single, “Let’s Get Lost” — Available Now!

Elina Filice Releases an Ode to Queer Youth for Pride Month with New Single, “Let’s Get Lost” — Available Now! Watch “Let’s Get Lost” via YouTube Here Singer/songwriter/spoken word artist Elina Filice has released a new single in celebration of Pride Month — “Let’s Get Lost” is available now! The dance-pop anthem celebrates the coming […]

June 15

Americana Troubadour Bobbo Byrnes Pays Homage to His Singer/Songwriter Sisters in New Single, “Queen of the Party”

“A master class in songwriting. Last time a Bobbo Byrnes album came my way, I said I couldn’t understand why he wasn’t better known. Still can’t!” — Rock N Reel Magazine “One part country, one part alternative and one part punk rocker turned folk singer” — StaticDive  Americana Troubadour Bobbo Byrnes Pays Homage to His Singer/Songwriter […]

June 12

A novel of haunting beauty and ominous suspense, The Second History is a post-apocalyptic love story! By Rebecca Silver Slayter

The Second History-A Novel- Rebecca Silver Slayter   A novel of haunting beauty and ominous suspense, The Second History is a post-apocalyptic love story about a young couple embarking on a journey to understand, for the first time, what they’ve been hiding from all their lives. Born in a barren, altered future world, Eban has lived in […]

June 11

AMIR BRANDON Intoxicates with Debut Single, “champagne”

As Heard on CBC, Netflix, Disney, CMW — Plus 2+ Million Streams on YouTube Ottawa/Toronto’s AMIR BRANDON Intoxicates with Debut Single, “champagne” Track Lands Ahead of This Summer’s Forthcoming LP, Lonely Club Watch “champagne” (Official) (Explicit) via YouTube Here Extraordinary vox and melodic sensibilities combine for Ottawa-born, Toronto-based pop singer/songwriter Amir Brandon and his debut single, […]

June 10

The Moment By Andrea Constand-An inspiring story of resilience,bravery &bringing Bill Cosby to justice.

The Moment By Andrea Constand An inspiring story of resilience and bravery by the Canadian woman who became the linchpin of the case to bring Bill Cosby to justice. Andrea Constand did the right thing, not just for herself, but for more than sixty other women. When Bill Cosby was convicted on three counts of […]

June 07

The Weeknd sweeps the JUNOS taking home five awards.Winners announced for The 50th Annual JUNO Awards, highlighting Canada’s important musical achievements

Winners announced for The 50th Annual JUNO Awards, highlighting Canada’s important musical achievements The Weeknd sweeps the JUNOS taking home five awards Jann Arden performed from Calgary’s National Music Centre following her induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Presented by TD,by the legendary Anne Murray  The Tragically Hip received the 2021 Humanitarian Award […]

June 07

AFAReads: “Of Women and Salt” by Gabriela Garcia

The novel, a debut from Bay Area–based Gabriela Garcia In 2016, I visited Cuba as part of the first wave of travelers to the island following the reopening of its American embassy I loved everything about the country: the pastel colors of Cienfuegos; the cross-island bus whose driver grocery-shopped at farms along the way; the vendors singing […]

May 28

Lisa Richard spins a tale of good vibes, good company, and good times on her single “Together” — available now!

It’s Good Vibes & Good Company with Award-Nominated Canadian Country Artist Lisa Richard and New Single, “Together” — Available Now! Watch “Together” via YouTube Here In an homage to the bright side of life, award-nominated Halifax, NS country crooner Lisa Richard spins a tale of good vibes, good company, and good times on her single […]