Category Archives: Reviews

September 13

Unobstructed View And Criterion Celebrate A Monster Marriage- THE TIFF Cinephile Party@THE QUEEN ANNE-Monday, September 9th,2019

Photography By Nicholas Chan The iconic character Godzilla has been around since 1954 and there has been no shortage of memorabilia, such as: T-shirts, toys and a notable song from the rockband Blue Oyster Cult. Always a cult classic and most of us have seen Godzilla on the big/little screen or in some form of […]

September 12

SNARKY PUPPY @THE PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th,2019

By Wayne Baggs A great concert. The busiest stage I’ve seen in a while. As you can see not a clear shot anywhere. Like Jazz Fusion? Love music fusion?, or whatever you want to call it, if you don’t have a degree to play it. Then this was the place to be. Tight, loose and […]

September 08

Indie Alt Artist Little Coyote Targets Toxicity in New Single, “Dig Up My Grave”

Relationships come in all kinds and contexts, but that doesn’t mean they don’t mostly hurt when they come to an end. So goes the theme in Toronto-based indie alt pop singer/songwriter Little Coyote and her newest single, “Dig Up My Grave” — available now. “It’s about four different breakups,” she explains of the track and […]

September 06

BIRKS DIAMOND TRIBUTE TO THE YEAR’S WOMEN IN FILM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TELEFILM CANADA@Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Aria Ballroom 60 Yorkville Ave-WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, 2019

The 7th annual Telefilm Canada + Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film that honours outstanding Canadian women for their contributions to film and TV was held at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Aria Ballroom. This year’s event was hosted by actress Sarah Gadon (Alias Grace, Enemy) The 2019 honourees were director Micheline Lanctôt […]

September 06

The 140th Canadian National Exhibition-Fri.,August 16th to Mon.,September 2nd,2019

By A.J.Lam The 140th version of The Canadian National Exhibition had no shortage of fun things to do, see, and of course, eat. New attractions this year included: the Ex Race, an American Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course with a 10-foot warped wall. Also, you could try The EX RaceCargo crawls, a salmon ladder and these […]

August 31

Bruce Cockburn Showcases His Guitar Technique On New Instrumental Album, CROWING IGNITES, Release Date:Fri.,September 20th, 2019

Legendary Singer-Songwriter Bruce Cockburn showcases his guitar technique on new instrumental album, Crowing Ignites, coming September 20, 2019 on True North Records, supported by 40+ date North American Tour; Releases First Single “Blind Willie” True North Records announces a September 20 world-wide release date for Crowing Ignites, the new all-instrumental CD from legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce […]

August 28

TASTE OF COUNTRY@LAKE JOSEPH CNIB MUSKOKA-Saturday, August 24th 2019

By:A.J.Lam We had our cowboy hats and boots ready for the “CNIB Muskoka: TASTE OF COUNTRY. “It was  a country affair gala with returning celebrity emcee Joan Kelley Walker from the Real Housewives of Toronto. https://www.cnib.ca/en?region=gta The generous patrons supported this amazing fundraiser event and everyone who attended was treated to: a spectacular BBQ, thirst quenching […]

August 28

One of the world’s biggest blues artists is Canadian – SUE FOLEY at Hugh’s Room Live Mon.,Sept 9th,2019

Produced by Mike Flanigin, who also plays organ on the new disc, The Ice Queen was recorded at Firestation Studios in San Marcos, Texas. Joining Sue Foley as special guests is a trio of legendary Texas guitarslingers – Jimmie Vaughan, Z.Z.Top’s Billy F Gibbons and Charlie Sexton – as well as a host of other […]

August 28

GRAMMY Award-Winning David Clayton-Thomas Faces Political Backlash on Facebook

by Eric Alper GRAMMY Award-Winning David Clayton-Thomas’ New Anti-Gun Anthem Censored for Advertising by Facebook for Being ‘Political’ GRAMMY Award-winning Canadian musician David Clayton-Thomas’ new anti-gun anthem “Never Again” is facing restrictions on Facebook this week. The legendary artist is using the incredible power of song to call attention to gun violence plaguing the U.S.; […]

August 16

The Boots & Hearts Journal @ Burl’s Creek (Aug 8-11)

by Wayne Baggs —- Day 1! —- The trick to driving up the 400 from Toronto is in the timing. Go early or go late. Boots & Hearts 2019 started 4:30 Thursday, August 8th with shows only at the Front Porch Stage. Emerging acts followed by three bands. I made the trip anyway because I […]

August 10

Toronto Surf-Punk Alt-Pop Rockers BAD BUZZ Debut New Album, Try Harder

Canadian rockers Bad Buzz continue to garner anything but.  The alt-pop-rock meets surf-punk quartet are back with their knock-out sophomore offering, Try Harder — available now!  Dubbed by Canadian Beats as “a unique blend of all eras of punk that is largely fuelled by Green Day-styled pop-punk, Social Distortion, and a touch of The Ramones for good […]

August 10

JAMBANA 11th Annual One World Festival – Aug. 4-5, 2019

Fans of Reggae, Afrobeat, Soca, Dancehall, Gospel, Dance and Comedy can expect to be entertained across two days of jam-packed programming, complemented by delicious food and interesting vendors and activities. Sunday, August 4th from 1:00 – 9:00pm will feature fun for the whole family; JAMBANA attendees will have access to an all-encompassing, can’t-be-missed taste-based tour […]

August 10

The Book Of Souls Tour 2019@Budweiser Theatre-Fri.,Aug.9th,2019

The 2019 world tour continued for Iron Maiden and it returned to North American and Toronto once again in support of their latest record The Book Of Souls. The band were here in 2017 and this was the first of two sold out shows at the Budweiser Theatre, during which lead singer Bruce Dickinson underwent […]

August 09

The Launch Of UNINTERRUPTED Canada With NBA Superstar LeBron James, Drake and CEO Maverick Carter@St.Regis Hotel-Fri.,Aug.2nd,2019

By A.J.Lam UNINTERRUPTED, the athlete empowerment brand founded by NBA Superstar LeBron James and CEO Maverick Carter, made its first international debut on August 2, at the St. Regis Hotel, with the launch of UNINTERRUPTED Canada, in partnership with Music Superstar, Entrepreneur, and the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors Ambassador, Drake.   Its mission is to […]

August 05

MuskokaCon/ComicCon 2019 Bracebridge Memorial Arena-Saturday August 3, 2019

It was a jammed packed day full of Vendors, Guests & Attractions from all over North America joining MuskokaCon for the day. There were also Live Cosplay Wrestling, Gaming Zone, Kids Zone, Food Truck Pavilion & Huge Cosplay. Muskokacon strives to be Ontario’s best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As longtime […]