Category Archives: Music Reviews

February 01

Artist GRIFF GALEXXZEE Drops “FACTS OVER FEELINGS”

                          GRIFF GALEXXZEE                                      drops                               “FACTS OVER FEELINGS”  GriffGalexxzee, Canadian pop/hip-hop/R&B singer songwriter and music producer dropped is new album, “Facts Over Feelings” on all music platforms.  The music video for album single“Groove” also released.  Griff has been writing and making music for himself and his fellow artists from a very young age. Growing up in Regent Park area of Toronto, Griff,a hyperactive […]

December 06

Allen Stone@Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto-Thurs., December 2,2021

 By Wayne Baggs For me, the hardest gig to pull off for a performer, solo on a stage. It’s you and the audience. No fall backs, no breaks for drum solos. Allen had the Phoenix crowd right from the start, never letting them go. His fans sang along to every song. Can this guy sing, […]

December 05

THE KING OF COOL@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Tues., Nov.30th, 2021

Who is really The “King of Cool?” Steve McQueen or Dean Martin? In this documentary, it declares Dean Martin. “King of Cool dives deep into Martin’s life through never-before-seen archival footage including his time with Jerry Lewis, his movies, his TV Variety Show and Roasts. Interviews with friends, family and primarily one of his daughters-Deana […]

November 10

THE ANDY KIM CHRISTMAS AT MASSEY HALL Featuring Billy Talent, The Sheepdogs, Ron Sexsmith, Alex Lifeson, Jully Black, Tyler Shaw, Sloan, William Prince, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Jake Clemons, Men Without Hats, Pursuit of Happiness, Theo Tams, Beverly Mahood, Georgia Harmer and Choir, Choir, Choir.

THE ANDY KIM CHRISTMAS AT MASSEY HALL Featuring Billy Talent, The Sheepdogs, Ron Sexsmith, Alex Lifeson, Jully Black, Tyler Shaw, Sloan, William Prince, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Jake Clemons, Men Without Hats, Pursuit of Happiness, Theo Tams, Beverly Mahood, Georgia Harmer and Choir, Choir, Choir. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 Concert in support of CAMH Gifts of […]

October 27

A Star In Colombia! CAROLINA LOPEZ Brings Fire to the Dancefloor with “El Latin Dance”

Watch “El Latin Dance (Official)” via YouTube Here Sometimes, all it takes is an invitation to get out on the dancefloor, and there’s no turning one down from Carolina Lopez, who keeps it muy caliente with this, her new single “El Latin Dance” — available now! A little bit of Cumbia mixed with a driving […]

October 16

MELANIE DURRANT Brings The Voice  With New Single “BAIT & SWITCH”

MELANIE DURRANT  Brings The Voice  “BAIT & SWITCH”  Award-winning, Canadian R&B singer Melanie Durrant released her new single and music video, “Bait & Switch.” The soulful artist brings her signature edge to “Bait & Switch” produced by Mo’Jointz and CedSolo.  Durrant takes on relationship struggles, the raw honesty of the pain and the joy with the artists vulnerability on full display.  In the “Bait & Switch” video, directed by Toronto director […]

October 15

Contemporary Folk-Rocker Howard Gladstone Releases “The World’s Become A Warmer Place” from Concord Sessions Album

Watch “The World’s Become A Warmer Place” via YouTube Here A hybrid folk album that holds a disarming mirror up to human nature, Toronto-based contemporary folk-rocker Howard Gladstone has released his new album, Concord Sessions, and singles “Building A Fence” and “The World’s Become A Warmer Place” — available now! In the age of environmental […]

October 12

From the Ashes of a Global Pandemic Comes Ottawa’s TAMING SARI’s Electrifying & Timely “Crazy” New Rock Anthem

Watch “Crazy” via YouTube Here Speaking to the deep human desire of connecting with others, and how good it feels to let loose from it all, the timeliest of timely anthems has arrived from Ottawa rockers Taming Sari: “Crazy” is available now! Taming Sari’s signature splashy guitar work and thunderous drums guide the listener through […]

September 25

Same as me Captures Sugar-Sweet Simplicity with “Just Right”

Watch “Just Right” via YouTube Here  Just like candy or cake, that feeling of everything being ‘just right’ when you’re with that special someone is simple and sweet, and Toronto-based rapper and singer-songwriter same as me celebrates that pure and uncomplicated joy with her aptly-titled new single “Just Right” — available now. An easy-flow pop […]

September 25

Alt-Rock Duo BLACKOUT ORCHESTRA Delve into the Complexities of Non-Monogamous Relationships with “It’s Fine”

Watch “It’s Fine” via YouTube Here “It’s Fine” is the latest musical effort from the unique perspective of Canadian alt-rock duo Blackout Orchestra’s primary songwriter, Ben VanBuskirk, and singer Morgan Thompson-Reid — on whom the song is based. Available now, the catchy pop guitars and a dance beat are juxtaposed with unrelenting lyrics that emphasize […]

September 22

Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine @ TIFF 2021

A “rock n’ roll machine” who split up at the height of their careers during a run from the late 1970s through to the ’80s, the power trio from Toronto consisting of drummer-singer Moore, singer-guitarist Rik Emmett, and bassist-keyboardist Mike Levine defined an era of straight ahead Rock n’ Roll with hits including; ”Rocky Mountain […]

September 16

Young Voices Toronto presents Conversations A New Choral Concept Album Out October 15, 2021 

Young Voices Toronto is proud to announce that their new children’s choir album Conversations will be released on October 15, 2021. Performed by the Encore ensemble of Young Voices Toronto, choristers aged 12-18 explore themes that have arisen as a result of COVID-19 pandemic response across eight carefully chosen tracks. Conversations was created with artistic guidance and collaboration from Ontario’s first […]

September 03

LA-Based, French-American Psych Pop Duo Pearl & The Oysters to Release Flowerland LP on Chicago’s Feeltrip Records Sept 3rd

LA-Based, French-American Psych Pop Duo Pearl & The Oysters to Release Flowerland LP on Chicago’s Feeltrip Records Sept 3rd— Stream and Download the Album In Full Below, First Single June 8, Album Announcement July 7 With Second Single Genres: Pop, Psychedelic Pop, Indie Pop, Alternative, Bossa Nova, Jazz, Easy Listening Recommended Tracks: 1, 3, 5, 8, 9  RIYL: Stereolab, YMO, Beach Boys, […]

August 31

Rhythmic & Celebratory, Canada’s Award-Winning ViVA Trio Release First-Ever Folk-Inspired Song “Solstice Jig”

Rhythmic & Celebratory, Canada’s Award-Winning ViVA Trio Release First-Ever Folk-Inspired Song “Solstice Jig” Set to inspire a magical dance of nature spirits celebrating the change of seasons,  award-winning Canadian group ViVA Trio have released their stunning first foray into folk music with new single, “Solstice Jig” — available now!  As the latest preview of their […]

August 25

Sean Jones-“Soul In The City”@Casa Loma-Monday, August 23rd,2021.

By Sally Warburton You’re out listening to LIVE music!  This was how Sean Jones started his R&B show on August 23. It’s been a long time but once Jones and his nine-piece band started we knew it was worth the wait!  A great collection of original songs as well as 90’s inspired R&B music. The […]