Category Archives: Music Reviews

July 16

Sass Jordan “Racine” Album and Tour

Review by Eric Alper Pre-order on iTunes Toronto, July 12, 2017 – Sass Jordan’s breakout major-label masterpiece, Racine, is being re-imagined and released as Racine Revisited, a brilliant record with updated versions of each song on September 15 via Linus Entertainment. This classic album signified an evolution for Jordan and a critical turning point in her career, reaching #2 on the Billboard […]

July 11

If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan – by Catherine MacLellan

Review by Eric Alper If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan finds the Juno-winning daughter of the legendary PEI songwriter creating dazzling readings of her father’s classic catalogue… There are skillful tributes and heartfelt homages. And then there’s If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan, a legacy project like no […]

July 03

Hiromi Duet: Featuring Edmar Castaneda@Koerner Hall-Wed.,June 28th,2017

Hiromi is well known for her technique and high-energy performances, the pianist style of musicianship is unprecedented. Her level of complexity and creativity is original and the composer who turns her music into an experience , Hiromi is one of jazz piano’s most unique virtuosic players capable of playing stride with speed and amazing accuracy. […]

June 25

Randy Bachman with Walter Trout and Laila Bali, TD Toronto Jazz Festival@Concert Hall. -June 23, 2017

By BK on the SCENE   The Concert Hall (once known as The Rockpile), was a packed house awaiting Bachman and his band, including his son Tal on guitar, as they took to the stage opening with a instrumental number, then roaring into the B.T.O. classic ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and then the Guess […]

June 12

TD Toronto Jazz Festival-Fri.,June 23rd-Sun.,July 2nd, 2017

June 11

“An Evening With TOTO”@Casino Rama-Sat.,June 10th,2017

  This Toto tour was called “An Evening With Toto”, it featured more than two hours of music from the band’s career, including hits, group and fan favourites, and songs from its most recent studio album, 2015’s Toto XIV. Fans were surprised with the long list of musicans and songs Toto has played. This includes-Michael […]

May 31

The 2017 Parachute Gala @Rebel-Wed.,May 31st, 2017.

Photography By Sari Colt They rolled out the “Green Caroet” for The 2017 Parachute Gala which was  held at Rebel in Toronto on May 31st, 2017. The Parachute Board of Directors, members of the medical community, celebrities, community leaders, and entertainers joined together to raise awareness and funds for one important cause. Parachute awarded both His […]

May 29

Operanation@The Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts-Thurs.,May 25th,2017

Photography by A.J. Lam Culture is the lifeblood of any city, and Toronto is a thriving center where it flourishes. Opera doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves, but the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio is out to change that, dedicated to reminding everyone how relevant, cool and stylish opera can be. And that’s […]

May 28

Rotten Tomatoes: Soundstreams 2017 Gala @ The Integral House – Tue, May 23, 2017

  We thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Integral House for the Soundstreams 2017 Gala: Rotten Tomatoes, filling the mansion with laughter as we mingled. With Canada’s top 3 opera stars in attendance, we were treated to their signature artistry in an array of opera’s most humorous works. To make the gala even more interesting […]

May 07

VOICES that CARE-to benefit ROOM 217@Glen Gould Studio-Fri.,May 5th, 2017

The who’s who were on hand to support a great cause last Friday. Performing at the Glen Gould Studio were: Matt Andersen , Murray McLauchlan , Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy , Travis Knights, Ben Heppner, Albert Schultz and Margaret Atwood Voices that Care is a benefit concert for the Room 217 Foundation. Room 217 […]

May 02

Brewers Plate 2017@Corus Quay-Thurs.,May 4th,2017

Brewers Plate 2017 is soooooo close, we can almost taste the incredible pairings! (May 4th at the Corus Building – to be exact.) Here are the 5 things you need to know… 1) LIMITED TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE: http://brewersplatetoronto.org/ They are $90. Use promo code BREWERS to take an additional $5 off. You can also […]

April 27

O’CANNABIZ CONFERENCE&EXPO&Melissa Etheridge in Concert@Danforth Music Hall-Sat.,April 22nd,2017

There were over 40 of Canada’s top Cannabis industry experts who spoke at The O’CANNABIZ Conference and Expo which ran from April 21st-23rd. Singer, songwriter and cannabis activist Melissa Etheridge who is a breast cancer survivor who openly promotes the benefits experienced from using cannabis during chemotherapy. Etheridge is now the owner of Etheridge Farms, […]

April 26

Canadian Music Week Day 1 featuring Papa Roach with special guest – One Bad Son & Second Pass @Danforth Music Hall – Tues., April 18th, 2017

Canadian Music Week kicked off with Papa Roach as the opening act, along with One Bad Son and Second Pass, performing at the Danforth Music Hall on Tuesday, Apr. 18. The set opened up with the title track from their upcoming album, ‘Crooked Teeth’, followed up with fan favourite hits such as; To Be Loved, […]

April 26

Marquee Canadian Stars Gather To Support Care Through Music @Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio -Friday, May 5, 2017 for Voices That Care, a concert benefiting the Room 217 Foundation.

Marquee Canadian Stars Gather To Support Care Through Music Murray McLauchlan, Margaret Atwood, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Albert Schultz, Ben Heppner, Travis Knights and Matt Andersen confirmed for Voices That Care benefiting The Room 217 Foundation A dazzling roster of musical, literary and stage talent is set to host an uplifting evening while raising […]

April 25

Canadian Music Week 2017 – The Crystals, The Indies, The Canadian Radio Music Awards, The Cdn.Music & Broadcast Industry Awards, 2017 Live Music Industry Awards – April 18th-23rd, 2017

Interviewer-Chris Jesse & Videographer-Steve Jesse The Crystals Awards was proud to present their 2017 Radio Awards for The Best in Canadian Radio Creative, on Wed. April 19th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, as part of Canadian Music Week (CMW), running from April 18-23. With recognition going out to a great deal of musical talents, it […]