Category Archives: Music Reviews

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 […]

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

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 03

15 Years In The Making… Canadian Indie Alt Pop Rockers Reay Release Debut Album Butterfly Tongue Revisited Takes Flight September 6th Lead Singles “Lemondrop Girl” & “Halo” — Available Now!

15 Years In The Making… Canadian Indie Alt Pop Rockers Reay Release Debut Album Butterfly Tongue Revisited Takes Flight September 6th Lead Singles “Lemondrop Girl” & “Halo” — Available Now! Some species of butterfly spend their entire existences in migration, journeying to the ends of the Earth on nothing more than sheer determination and undeniable […]

August 02

77 Years, 17 Albums, Rediscover Jazz Artist Wendell Harrison With NEW Release “Turnaround” is Available Now

Legendary jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Wendell Harrison has long been known for taking his music into his own hands, and the release of his newest single — “Turnaround” — is of no minor exception. “Quite often as humans we have to stop, take count of where we’ve been, and analyze our progress and direction in […]

August 01

Honey Jam 2019-The Launch and Meet the Producers-July25th&29th,2019

By Sally Warburton Two of the events leading up to the 2019 Honey Jam were the Honey Jam Launch on July 25th and Meet the Producers on July 29 To start here’s the history. Honey Jam 2019 is the 24th Year of Honey Jam. Founder Ebonnie Rowe proudly compared the 24th year of Honey Jam […]

August 01

Toronto’s Festival of Beer@Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place-Fri.,July 26th-Sun.,July28th,2019

By A.J.Lam The Toronto’s Festival of Beer, at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, took place from July 26 to 28 with an incredible selection of 400+ brews from around the world, star-studded entertainment, and a new selection of delectable eats for fans to enjoy as part of the 2019 edition of #TasteTFOB. With a wide variety […]

July 30

Bonds of Mara@Lee’s Palace-Thurs.,July 25th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Bonds of Mara, I was ready for some great high energy, loud rock. I got it in spades. These guys came out tight and ready to go, loud and proud right from start to finish. The sum is greater than the parts with this made in Canada band. The pieces are pretty […]

July 27

Luke Cyrus Hunter Pays Homage To Retro Canadian Hip Hop In New Single, “Old School Jams”

“‘Old School Jam’ sounds amazing. The melodies have a quirky sound and the vocals know to impress. Luke is very talented!” — Lefuturewave “Really interesting track… Loved the instrumentals” — Tongue Tied Magazine “Nice production and lyrics!” — K12 JAMZ “Like the confidence and funk” — EarToTheGround Music “Cool video” — West Coast Chill “Really […]