Category Archives: Music Reviews

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 […]

January 16

Canadian Alt. Rock Popster Andrea Ricci Weathers the “Storm” Vintage Vibes & Velvety Smooth: The Montreal-Based Singer/Songwriter’s Debut Single is Available Now!

Canadian Alt. Rock Popster Andrea Ricci Weathers the “Storm” Vintage Vibes & Velvety Smooth: The Montreal-Based Singer/Songwriter’s Debut Single is Available Now! Forthcoming EP feat. JUNO Award-Winning Pierre Marchand (Sarah McLachlan, Stevie Nicks) & GRAMMY Award-Nominated Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen) Production Watch “Storm” on YouTube Here! “Tremendous voice” — Stopify “Super smooth piece” […]

January 16

The 2nd Annual Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival@The Niagara Wine County-The festival runs from Friday, February 15, 2019 through Sunday, February 17, 2019.

The 2nd annual Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival, with artistic director Renee Rosnes at the helm, will feature top jazz artists from both Canada and the United States in collaborative, once-in-a-lifetime performances in Niagara Wine County. The festival runs from Friday, February 15, 2019 through Sunday, February 17, 2019. This year’s lineup includes Kenny Barron, […]

January 10

Sass Jordan Introduces Her Wine Label “Kick Ass Sass”

Canada’s Queen of Rock Sass Jordan has ventured among the vines, and added winemaker to her already-impressive collection of accomplishments. In partnership with Ontario-based Vineland Estates’ Vice President, winemaker, and long-time friend Brian Schmidt, Jordan has launched Kick Ass Sass — a double dip series into the realm of whites and reds. Available January 1st, […]

January 04

Interview with Barney Bentall – Juno award winning Canadian musician.

Interview with Barney Bentall – Juno award winning Canadian musician,  singer, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist by Sally Warburton His bands – Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts, The High Bar Gang – blue-grassed style band, solo albums, then in 2016 joined Shari Ulrich and Tom Taylor – the trio BTU – folk music. January 4, […]

December 31

Canadian Singer-Songwriter Barney Bentall PERFORMING AT HUGH’S ROOM JANUARY 10-13, 2019

Canadian Singer-Songwriter Barney Bentall PERFORMING AT HUGH’S ROOM JANUARY 10-13 THE 15TH AND FINAL EDITION OF “THE WAY WE FEEL: A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF GORDON LIGHTFOOT” The Miner Video After a five year recording hiatus, JUNO Award winner Barney Bentall returns with what is arguably his most personal record to date, The Drifter […]

December 30

Big Sugar and musician friends’ tribute to Garry Lowe @Danforth Music Hall Toronto – Friday, December 28, 2018

by Sally Warburton The Danforth Music Hall was packed on Friday, December 28. It was a sold out tribute concert to honour Garry Lowe – bassist for Big Sugar who died July 7, 2018 of cancer. Big Sugar is a Canadian blues, reggae rock band from Toronto whose 1st album was released in 1991. Big […]

December 24

Big Sugar paying tribute to their long-time bassist GARRY LOWE with a benefit concert on December 28 at Danforth Music Hall featuring Barenaked Ladies, Bedouin Soundclash, Broken Social Scene, Culture Shock, Danko Jones, Dream Warriors, Maestro Fresh Wes, Human Rights, I Mother Earth, Isax Injah, Julian Taylor, Lazo, Leroy Sibbles, Mojah, Adrian Sheriff Miller, The New Deal, Tom Wilson, Wide Mouth Mason, Willi Williams, and many more.

I’m sure you’ve already heard, but Big Sugar are paying tribute to their long-time bassist GARRY LOWE with a benefit concert on December 28 at Danforth Music Hall featuring Barenaked Ladies, Bedouin Soundclash, Broken Social Scene, Culture Shock, Danko Jones, Dream Warriors, Maestro Fresh Wes, Human Rights, I Mother Earth, Isax Injah, Julian Taylor, Lazo, […]

December 17

Q&A With Andy Kim Thursday, December 13, 2018.

By Sally Warburton Andy, I’d like to start by congratulating you on your recent Induction into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Growing up in Montreal – the son of Lebanese immigrants – Thinking back to when you were a 16 year old in Montreal and you took the bus to New York City with $40 in […]

December 16

Canadian Metal Rap Rockers, Fatal Switch presents “Who We Are”

Call it foreshadowing; Canadian metal rap rockers Fatal Switch are serving indelible insight on what’s to come from them thanks to their new single “Who We Are” — available now! The boundary-pushing band liken themselves as a response to a question that can never be answered: what exactly are they? The answer will come soon […]

December 14

Stacey Kay’s New Album,”11 O’Clock Number”

Stacey Kay is a “New Type” of public personality with a fresh new attitude about the music industry. The Toronto-based award-winning singer-songwriter just released a new “video-meets-manifesto” celebrating self-confidence and challenging beauty standards across the board. The statement track has received early support from Noble Vybe, Stopify, Slay Sonics, BongMines, 100FM, POPMUZIK, Rock the Pigeon, […]