Category Archives: Music Reviews

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 […]

June 20

Elina Filice Releases an Ode to Queer Youth for Pride Month with New Single, “Let’s Get Lost” — Available Now!

Elina Filice Releases an Ode to Queer Youth for Pride Month with New Single, “Let’s Get Lost” — Available Now! Watch “Let’s Get Lost” via YouTube Here Singer/songwriter/spoken word artist Elina Filice has released a new single in celebration of Pride Month — “Let’s Get Lost” is available now! The dance-pop anthem celebrates the coming […]

June 15

Americana Troubadour Bobbo Byrnes Pays Homage to His Singer/Songwriter Sisters in New Single, “Queen of the Party”

“A master class in songwriting. Last time a Bobbo Byrnes album came my way, I said I couldn’t understand why he wasn’t better known. Still can’t!” — Rock N Reel Magazine “One part country, one part alternative and one part punk rocker turned folk singer” — StaticDive  Americana Troubadour Bobbo Byrnes Pays Homage to His Singer/Songwriter […]

June 11

AMIR BRANDON Intoxicates with Debut Single, “champagne”

As Heard on CBC, Netflix, Disney, CMW — Plus 2+ Million Streams on YouTube Ottawa/Toronto’s AMIR BRANDON Intoxicates with Debut Single, “champagne” Track Lands Ahead of This Summer’s Forthcoming LP, Lonely Club Watch “champagne” (Official) (Explicit) via YouTube Here Extraordinary vox and melodic sensibilities combine for Ottawa-born, Toronto-based pop singer/songwriter Amir Brandon and his debut single, […]

June 07

The Weeknd sweeps the JUNOS taking home five awards.Winners announced for The 50th Annual JUNO Awards, highlighting Canada’s important musical achievements

Winners announced for The 50th Annual JUNO Awards, highlighting Canada’s important musical achievements The Weeknd sweeps the JUNOS taking home five awards Jann Arden performed from Calgary’s National Music Centre following her induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Presented by TD,by the legendary Anne Murray  The Tragically Hip received the 2021 Humanitarian Award […]

May 28

Lisa Richard spins a tale of good vibes, good company, and good times on her single “Together” — available now!

It’s Good Vibes & Good Company with Award-Nominated Canadian Country Artist Lisa Richard and New Single, “Together” — Available Now! Watch “Together” via YouTube Here In an homage to the bright side of life, award-nominated Halifax, NS country crooner Lisa Richard spins a tale of good vibes, good company, and good times on her single […]

May 26

NYC’s Chamber Punk Outfit, Warp Trio Announces New Record “Warp Trio’s Pandemic Disco Fantasy” [featring Mirah & Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez]

NYC’s Chamber Punk Outfit, Warp Trio Announces New Record “Warp Trio’s Pandemic Disco Fantasy” [featring Mirah & Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez]—Stream and Download the Album In Full BelowGenres: Chamber Pop, Indie Rock, Classical, Hip-Hop, PsychedelicRecommended Tracks: 2,3,6RIYL:  Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Of Montreal, Kishi Bashi, Andrew Bird, Amanda Palmer, Anaïs Mitchell, Daft Punk, Justice, Vulfpeck, Snarky Puppy, Now […]

May 13

Kingston’s Singer/Songwriter ASTRID TANTON Offers “Comfort” with New Single-Track Lands Ahead of the Artist’s Forthcoming Debut Album, From My Eyes

Kingston’s Singer/Songwriter ASTRID TANTON Offers “Comfort” with New Single Track Lands Ahead of the Canadian Artist’s Forthcoming Debut Album, From My Eyes Watch “Comfort” (Official Video) via YouTube Here Learn “Comfort” (The Dance) via YouTube Here Kingston, ON”s indie pop singer/songwriter Astrid Tanton shares the view from her perspective with “Comfort,” the premiere single ahead of […]