Category Archives: Music Reviews

April 01

Jont’s Newest Single Release, “I Think It Could Be Possible”

Halifax-Based Folk Pop Artist Jont Issues Positive Challenge around New Single, “I Think It Could Be Possible” Canadian folk and dance pop artist Jont and a whole load of his followers are encouraging us that “all of us together can change the way the world works.” So goes the call to action in his new single, […]

April 01

Canadian Alt Folk Rocker Oliver James Brooks Has “Set Free” His New Single

Fresh off last year’s breakout debut release, Toronto-based folk rocker Oliver James Brooks has “Set Free” a new message for the masses with his latest single — available now. “This song was written in response to the current state of our planet,” he shares of the track and its origins. “The turmoil in which we […]

March 30

From the Straits to the Stage: Toronto Poor Boy is “Stronger Now”

Canadian Hip Hop Artist Releases New Single With 2020’s New Energy Front & Center Canadian hip hop artist Toronto Poor Boy is back with a new single, still inspiring listeners and calling on his complex past with a fire new track, “Stronger Now” — available now. “It’s a message that’s very personal to me,” the […]

March 30

Craig Dougan Releases New Single, “Iqaluit”

Kitchener Singer/Songwriter Craig Dougan Finds a New Muse in Nunavut for New Single, “Iqaluit” — Available Now! Kitchener-based indie rock singer/songwriter Craig Dougan harkens the daily experience of some 7,000 people who call Nunavut’s remote capital home in his newly minted single, “Iqaluit” — available now! “The music was done first, and the lyrics came […]

March 28

Crystal Shawanda announces new album, Church House Blues

Crystal Shawanda channels spirit and strength of blues pioneers on new True North Records album, Church House Blues, available April 17th, 2020 For her second album on True North Records, Nashville-based singer Crystal Shawanda has channeled the spirit and strength of blues greats such as Etta James and Koko Taylor, paired with a contemporary delivery that […]

March 23

David Clayton-Thomas' release of political album, SAY SOMETHIN'

GRAMMY Award-Winning & Hall of Fame Canadian Icon David Clayton-Thomas Announces Release of Politically Potent Album, SAY SOMETHIN’  GRAMMY Award-winning Canadian musician David Clayton-Thomas has announced the release of his newest and forthcoming album, SAY SOMETHIN’ — set for release March 20, 2020 via Linus Records.  Featuring singles “Never Again,” Clayton-Thomas’ powerful battlecry calling attention to the gun […]

March 22

Paul James Tribute to Bob Dylan @ Hughes Room – Mar. 7, 2020

by Wayne Baggs Bob Dylan has so many iconic songs. One night would be adequate to play but a few. On March 7, 2020 at Hugh’s Room Live, Paul James’ first ever ’Tribute to Bob Dylan’ began. Not merely does Paul James throw the odd Dylan song or two into his live shows, he has […]

March 21

Winterfolk Blues & Roots Music Festival @ Tranzac Club

by Wayne Baggs Hats off to Brian Gladstone for pulling it all together. Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival offers an impressive 100 artists performing on 5 stages over the 3 days of music mix. From Roots to Blues, Celtic to Folk, Americana, Bluegrass, Light rock, Jazz, Country and everything in between. This is an […]

March 15

Toronto Indie Alt Singer/Songwriting Sisters Caardia Caution Against Cell Phone and Social Media Dependency in NEW Video

Toronto alt pop singer/songwriters Caardia caution the dangers of cell phone and social media dependency in their newest single and video, “The Deep End” — available now. The second single — and the title track — from their critically acclaimed debut EP, The Deep End, sisters Celia and Annie Siriopoulos penned the song with producer Ryan […]

March 06

“Must Be” is Award-Winning Toronto Electro-Pop Artist Mauve’s Newest ‘Must Hear’ Single

“Mauve keeps us captivated… Gifted beyond her years and we can’t get enough!” — Buzz Music LA “From the first moments, you feel the beautiful and distinctive voice of Mauve in your soul. This will make you repeat… Again and again.” — Indie Music Home “ I adore the modern melodies which create enough room […]

January 23

Sass Jordan rocks the blues on new album Rebel Moon Blues, available March 13, 2020

TORONTO — January 22, 2020 — Canadian JUNO and Billboard Best Female Rock Vocalist award winner Sass Jordan today announces the release of her new album, Rebel Moon Blues — available March 13, 2020 via Stony Plain Records.  With more than a million records sold worldwide, Sass Jordan delivers the eight-song album spotlighting her signature vox in a wholly-dedicated blues […]

January 23

BIG SUGAR RELEASES “THE BETTER IT GETS” THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THEIR UPCOMING NEW ALBUM ETERNITY NOW

17 JANUARY 2020 (TORONTO, ON) – Platinum-selling band Big Sugar drops “The Better It Gets” today, the first track from their brand-new album Eternity Now set for release on March 27, 2020, via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. This anticipated new track comes five years after their last album and Big Sugar is thriving with a new wave of […]

January 22

Jesse Cook’s Going to Get Your Attention with “HEY!”

Track Lands Ahead of Cook’s The Tempest 25 Tour this March, Marking 25th Anniversary Since ‘95 Debut, Tempest Award-winning and Internationally acclaimed guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook has swirled together Spanish guitar and Algerian violin and gumbri into an infectious musical mashup with multi-instrumentalist Fethi Nadjem for “HEY!” — a special single release, available […]

January 18

Toronto Jazz Songstress Denise Leslie Flips the Script, Channels 70s Rockers in One Fine Morning

Canadian artist Denise Leslie is on a mission “to bring the fun back to jazz” through fresh arrangements, unique musical interpretations, and magnetic charisma. Nowhere is this demonstrated more than on the Toronto-area vocalist’s debut solo album, One Fine Morning — and its premiere single, her take on Brit rockers Badfinger’s circa-1971 hit, “Day After Day” — both […]

January 17

Canadian Soprano & Author Tonia Evans Cianciulli Wins Canadian Book Award for “The Heart’s Obsession” on Opera Singer Georgina Ann Stirling

Canadian soprano, singer/songwriter, and author Tonia Evans Cianciulli has won a Canadian Book Award for her recent release, The Heart’s Obsession — available now! Forging a thrilling musical journey from across the surging sea of Twillingate, Newfoundland, and beyond, The Heart’s Obsession serves as a standing ovation for one of Canada’s most notable starlets, opera singer, Georgina Ann Stirling, […]