Category Archives: Music Reviews

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 […]

June 30

Leader of Celtic Punk Icons The Mahones’ Finny McConnell Announces First Solo Record

    Leader of Celtic Punk Icons The Mahones’ Finny McConnell Announces First Solo Record   The Dark Streets of Love is Due Out September 2, 2021     After 30 glorious years of leading renowned Celtic punk rockers, The Mahones, founder and band leader Finny McConnell decided it was high time to write and […]

June 24

Music Writers JEFFREY MORGAN Publishes ‘Rock Critic Confidential’ Book 

Photos Suppressed for 50 Years. Murder Confessions. Unspeakable Acts. One Of Canada’s Greatest Music Writers JEFFREY MORGAN Publishes ‘Rock Critic Confidential’ Book  With an Afterword by Alice Cooper, Rock Critic Confidential is Available Now! In a 60,000-word tell-all, it’s all the stories that can finally be told… Canada’s greatest rock critic Jeffrey Morgan releases his new lavishly […]

June 23

APRICITY Ushers Audiences into Her Post-Apocalyptic World with The Fear” Single & Video & Comic Book

APRICITY Ushers Audiences into Her Post-Apocalyptic World with The Fear” Single & Video & Comic Book Watch “The Fear” (Official) via YouTube Here View “The Fear” Comic Book Here Alt-pop indie rocker Apricity ushers audiences into a dim and grim post-apocalyptic world with the release of her sophomore single and video, “The Fear” — available […]