Category Archives: Reviews

October 15

The Strawbs@Hugh’s Room-Sunday, October 14th,2018

By Sally Warburton Sunday was the first of two nights for the Strawbs concerts at Hugh’s Room. It was a full house at the 200 seat club music venue.   Prog Rock fans filled the intimate venue having dinner and drinks while enjoying the music. Each table with good view of the stage.   Lead […]

October 13

Francine Honey Releases New Album To Be Continued… Canadian Country Songwriter Sings Tales of Hard Luck and Happy Endings

In Windsor, Ontario-based singer-songwriter Francine Honey’s world, standard sweetheart greetings take on a whole new meaning. “How many people come home after a long day at work and say, ‘hey honey, I’m home!?” she asks. “With ‘Honey’ as a last name, this normal expression takes on a new meaning, so I started saying ‘hey, honey […]

October 06

TIMERAISER-Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018@The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Photography By A.J.Lam “Do Good” was the theme on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery to celebrate Art and Social Good at Timeraiser Toronto 2018. The mission was to invest in Canadian Contemporary Artists and raise Professional Labour Volunteer Hours for Nonprofit Organizations across the country, and in the process, […]

October 06

David Gogo New Blues Album, “17 Vultures”

Since bursting onto the Canadian music scene with his 1994 self-titled album, 6-time Juno Award Nominee and a 3-time recipient of ‘Guitarist of The Year’ at the Maple Blues Awards, David Gogo has racked up a long list of accolades and accomplishments over his illustrious career.   David Gogo is ready to release his 15th […]

October 05

Soulskin Are Back and Invite You To Get “Lost in Space”

Soulskin Are Back and Invite You To Get “Lost in Space” The Alt-Metal Rock Group Have Reformed & Revamped with New Album Beneath a Dimmer Crown — Available now!   Watch “Lost in Space” on YouTube Here Inventive alt-metal rockers Soulskin have been reformed and reborn some 15 years after forming to release their new album Beneath a […]

October 04

Award-Winning Artist Zahed Sultan Creates Cross-Cultural Reggae Exchange

Award-Winning Artist Zahed Sultan Creates Cross-Cultural Reggae Exchange Recorded at Tuff Gong Studio, “Monkey Riddim” is the First Single Out on this Jamaica / Kuwait Multi-Media Album. “Talented artist” — Keep Walking Music “Loved the insane vibe and vocal mood!” — Canal Off & Surf “I loved the vibe on this” — Streetfrass “The video […]

October 04

The arrival of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50th anniversary-(1968 – 1972)From CRAFT RECORDING

Los Angeles, CA – The arrival of Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s 50th anniversary brings an unprecedented celebration of everything the band contributed in their short but startlingly epochal time together (1968 – 1972). To commemorate this milestone, Craft Recordings is releasing a deluxe box set comprising the band’s complete seven-album studio output: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country, […]

October 04

Escape Manor@383 King St. West-Wed.,Oct.3rd,2018

By A.J.Lam We were invited to the new Escape Manor location on King Street West. – Toronto’s newest escape room venue that offers a chance to go against a series of puzzles Escape Manor, officially opening Friday as the Toronto flagship of the Ottawa-born company , will feature four escape rooms, axe throwing, board games and a […]

October 03

Craft Recordings announces a reissue of Nick 13, the self-titled debut solo album from the frontman of SoCal-based rock trio Tiger Army.

“Nick 13 has the timbre of Chris Isaak, the tone of a young Lyle Lovett with some Elvis and Ricky Nelson mixed in.” Los Angeles, CA – Craft Recordings announces a reissue of Nick 13, the self-titled debut solo album from the frontman of SoCal-based rock trio Tiger Army. Originally released on Sugar Hill Records in […]

October 03

Irish photorealistic figurative painter Nigel Cox¸ whose new solo show Solitude & The Road to Extinction debuts in Los Angeles this month at Corey Helford Gallery (on view Oct. 20th – Nov. 24th) Solitude & The Road to Extinction will feature 16 paintings

Cox observes his figures on the busy streets of London, transports them into his calm, minimal spaces, transforming them from anonymous figures in a crowd to the focal point in a vast and mostly empty landscape. He sees solitude as a comforting shield against the frenetic world around him. His solitude is a calm place, […]

October 02

Friday Night Live – Fashionology @ ROM (Fri., Sept., 28th, 2018)

By A.J.Lam Friday Night Live- are the Friday night parties presented by the ROM to showcase different themes of its glorious galleries and exciting exhibitions, allowing party-goers to enjoy the music of top DJs, bands and live artists, and to explore its delightful displays with the opportunity to purchase fabulous food and drinks. Fashionology showcased Iris van […]

September 29

Ken Jeong Live in JFL42 @ the Sony Centre (Fri, Sep. 28, 2018)

by Alon Weiss Toronto’s Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs annual event (JFL42) had the distinct privilege of presenting the rambunctious comedy of the central figure of The Hangover… no, no I don’t mean the bearded man-child… I’m talking about everybody’s favourite slick talking, fast operating, narcotics snorting, ‘Leslie Chow’. That’s right, Ken Jeong was in […]

September 25

HENDRICK’S GIN L.E.V.I.T.A.T.R.E. RETURNS TO ENCHANT FROM SUNSET TO SUNRISE AT THE 13TH ANNUAL NUIT BLANCHE TORONTO

By Mala Chatargun & Photography By Rick O’Brien Hendrick’s Gin returns to Nuit Blanche Toronto with a multi-sensory, all-night experience. It includes the first public participation for the penchants of peculiar at the annual celebration. Curators of the curious, standby! The skyward spectacle of spectacles returns to Toronto from sunset to sunrise at Nuit Blanche Toronto. On […]

September 25

Honoring Megan Follows @The Yorkville Four Seasons – Mon., Sept. 24th, 2018

The Stratford Festival honoured one of Canada’s leading stage and screen actors – Megan Follows. The Yorkville Four Seasons Hotel was filled with 2 floors of fans, families and friends of Megan. The ceremony  featured tributes by writer Margaret Atwood, Antoni Cimolino, veteran festival actor Sara Farb, singer/songwriter Dayna Manning, Barry Avrich, Wendy Pitblado and the host […]

September 18

KENSINGTON MARKET JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018-400 Musicians Play Over 200 Shows-Friday, Saturday, Sunday September 14, 15, 16, 2018

The third annual Kensington Market Jazz Festival was the best one yet. Deemed by Brad Wheeler of the Globe and Mail as “wildly successful,” the new kid on the Toronto jazz festival block is the brainchild of founding director, acclaimed musician, philanthropist and Officer of the Order of Canada, Molly Johnson. Born in Kensington Market, […]