Category Archives: Music Reviews

April 13

Canada’s Kolette Easy takes “PLAYA”s to task, drops 🔥 NEW VIDEO & REMIX

“LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!” — DJ Bryant @ Global Vibes “Will put the groove on the floor” — DJ Greystroke “Super catchy sound with cool 90s dance flavours… Great blend of RnB and house… Solid remix” — EKM “Good buzzing synth shuffle” — At Cost Magazine “Good track, let’s go live!” — DJ […]

April 12

Canadian Singer/Songwriter December Rose Releases Musical #MeToo Manifesto

Canadian Singer/Songwriter December Rose Releases Musical #MeToo Manifesto “Raise Your Voice” Reclaims Powerful Ground & Speaks to Unity “The vocals are powerful” — Grotesqualizer “Her voice is conviction” — Keep Walking Music Watch “Raise Your Voice” via YouTube Here Award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter December Rose has reclaimed powerful ground, releasing her musical #metoo manifesto “Raise Your […]

April 12

Canadian / US Group HuDost Tackle Religious Systems, Women’s Spirituality & Oppression in Powerful New Video “Burning Church” Is Latest Single off New Album, Of Water + Mercy — Available Now!

Watch “Burning Church” via YouTube Here July 26 – 28 @ Islands Folk Festival, Duncan BC August 16 @ Bhakti In The Woods Festival, Ladysmith QC HuDost, the husband-wife-fronted band known for weaving a seamless tapestry of folk, world and rock music, have released their thought-provoking music video for “Burning Church.” Click here to watch […]

April 03

“GIVE A LITTLE BIT/A Legendary Night”-In Support Of Autism Day&Jake’s House@Sony Centre-Tuesday, April 2nd,2019

Jake’s House hosted “A Legendary Night” on April 2nd at Toronto’s Sony Centre, which brought together individuals with autism, existing supporters and potential new advocates, this private World Autism Awareness Day event aimed to inform, connect and entertain. Home This exclusive evening begin with informative and inspiring words from engaging speakers, such as Mayor John […]

April 01

Voices That Care An Intimate Musical Evening to Benefit Room 217 Foundation

Jann Arden, Gavin Crawford, Laila Biali, the Venuti String Quartet, Kenneth Welsh, Murray McLauchlan, Denise Donlon, and Honourary Chair Margaret McCain Thursday, April 25, 2019 Glenn Gould Studio Toronto, ON 7:00pm Reception, 8:00pm Performance $175 Reserved Seating https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/voices-that-care-2019-tickets-52872178108 Hors D’Oeuvres and Cocktail Reception Dessert Bar at IntermissioN Jann Arden believes in Room 217’s simple mission: […]

April 01

It’s A New Day New World for 80s Canadian New Wave Icons the Spoons

It’s A New Day New World for 80s Canadian New Wave Icons the Spoons Those Signature “Doot-Doots’ Are Back in New Single “Beautiful Trap” (You’re singing “Romantic Traffic” now, aren’t you?) TORONTO — Mark it on your calendars: it’s a New Day New World for iconic Canadian band Spoons and their newest release — available […]

March 18

Jeff Lang Live @ Hugh’s Room, TO (Tue. Feb. 26, 2019)

by Jesse Read We had the opportunity to watch Australian guitarist, singer & songwriter Jeff Lang perform during his stop to Toronto at Hugh’s Room. The Rolling Stone describes Jeff as Australia’s best roots-music musician and I have to be honest, I’m not that familiar with Australian roots music but after watching this set I […]

March 13

Maestro Fresh Wes Takes “WASTE YUTE” To Task in 🔥 NEW Video

Multi-JUNO Award-winning Artist & Mr. D Actor Celebrates 30 Year Career with NEW Album — Champagne Campaign 2019 Marks Anniversary of the Iconic Artist’s Industry-Pioneering Release — Symphony in Effect & “Let Your Backbone Slide” Bad report card? Better avoid Maestro Fresh Wes. So goes the tale woven in the iconic Canadian music legend’s latest […]

March 09

“GLAM ROCK”-A GALA IN SUPPORT OF CANADA’S NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL@THE CARLU-Thurs.,MARCH 7th,2019

By A.J.Lam & BK on the SCENE Last Thursday, Canada’s National Ballet School’s (NBS) held it’s annual gala and the theme for this year was “GLAM ROCK.” It was an evening with a GLAM ROCK inspired Lounge & Entertainment. Think of David Bowie , Queen , KISS, Alice Cooper , SWEET and T-REX all in […]

March 03

Toronto Pop Supergroup Girl Pow-R Launch GirlPowRment Wall TODAY With Fans At “A Conversation With Ellen DeGeneres”

As seen on YTV, TVO Kids, CityTV, eTalk Canada, Girls’ Life, Tiger Beat, J-14 & Fresh 95.3 Sunday, March 3, 2019 1:00pm – 2:15pm & 3:15pm – 4:15pm 35 Bremner Boulevard Outside of Scotiabank Arena Toronto, Ontario Toronto pop supergroup Girl Pow-R will share their message of empowerment and kindness this Sunday, March 3rd to […]

February 15

MR. GOOD BOY RECORD CART PARTNERS WITH INFLUENTIAL RECORD SHOP RARE GROOVE (OSAKA, JAPAN) FOR LIMITED TIME VINYL POP-UP HOSTED BY THE GOOD LIVER (ARTS DISTRICT, DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES)MARCH 2 – 17, 2019 CURATED SELECTION OF HAND-PICKED VINYL FROM JAPAN, TEA TASTING, AND DJ EVENTS AMONG HIGHLIGHTS OF TWO-WEEK PROGRAM

MR. GOOD BOY RECORD CART PARTNERS WITH INFLUENTIAL RECORD SHOP RARE GROOVE (OSAKA, JAPAN) FOR LIMITED TIME VINYL POP-UP HOSTED BY THE GOOD LIVER (ARTS DISTRICT, DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES)MARCH 2 – 17, 2019 CURATED SELECTION OF HAND-PICKED VINYL FROM JAPAN, TEA TASTING, AND DJ EVENTS AMONG HIGHLIGHTS OF TWO-WEEK PROGRAM Los Angeles, CA. (February 14, 2019) – The first-of-its-kind […]

February 08

Maestro Fresh Wes Toasts 30 Year Career with NEW Album, Champagne Campaign Multi-JUNO Award-winning Artist & Mr. D Actor Releases Two New Singles— ”Minor Chords” and “Waste Yute” — Available TODAY! 2019 Marks Anniversary of the Iconic Artist’s Industry-Pioneering Release— Symphony in Effect & “Let Your Backbone Slide”

Pearls may be the traditional go-to when celebrating a 30th anniversary, but Canada’s veritable hip hop hero Maestro Fresh Wes is toasting the world with a new album — Champagne Campaign — instead.It’s hard to believe three decades have passed since Maestro’s debut album — 1989’s Symphony in Effect — dropped…Its success blazed a fiery fresh trail, becoming the first hip […]

January 28

Rik Emmett at Hugh’s Room – January 26 & 27, 2019

By Sally Warburton Sunday, January 27 was the 2nd of two nights when Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop performed at Hugh’s Room Live, Toronto.  Musician, songwriter, record producer, instructor at Humber College’s Business Music program, Rik Emmett is best known for his time with the group Triumph. A proficient and versatile bass guitarist, Emmett is also a vocalist, synthesizer […]

January 23

Stony Plain Records announces the signing of acclaimed Canadian roots guitarist/singer Sue Foley, and will release her label debut CD, The Ice Queen, on March 2, 2018.

Stony Plain Records announces the signing of acclaimed Canadian roots guitarist/singer Sue Foley, and will release her label debut CD, The Ice Queen, on March 2, 2018. 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 […]

January 22

Matt Anderson Announces Halfway Home by Morning To Be Released March 22, 2019

Award-winning Canadian soul-bluesman Matt Andersen today announces the forthcoming release of Halfway Home by Morning (True North Records) — available worldwide Friday, March 22nd, 2019. photo by Scott Doubt Unbridled joy springs eternal from Halfway Home by Morning. His tenth full-length release, the album was recorded live off the floor in Nashville, Tennessee and deftly […]