Category Archives: Music Reviews

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, […]

January 06

Big Wreck @ Danforth Music Hall (Dec. 20, 2019)

by Wayne Baggs. Ian Thornley promised a “no bullshit return to loud rock’n’roll.” Big Wreck delivered just that Dec 20th at The Danforth Music Hall, where Standing in the firing line of Thornley’s amps is beautifully loud. Kicking off the night with Voices, the first song from the latest album was superb. Nice little spacey […]

December 20

It’s Merriment the Soul Funk Way with Canadian Soul Funk Legends Crack of Dawn’s NEW Single “It’s Christmas Time”

Canadian funk legends Crack of Dawn are serving up some serious soul this Holiday season with their newest single, “It’s Christmas Time” — available now! Featuring the same signature velvety tones that have made them Canada’s most celebrated soul act for 40 years and running, the seasonal tribute to Motown is a track packed with […]

December 20

Canada’s Youngest Reggae JUNO Award Nominee Chelsea Stewart Releases NEW Self-Titled LP

Canadian reggae-jazz dynamo Chelsea Stewart is back, once again bringing her name to the forefront with a newly released self-titled album, Chelsea Stewart — and premiere single “Forever Your Girl” — available now! A reflection of Stewart’s rich Jamaican Canadian roots, Chelsea Stewart was mostly recorded in Jamaica, and features production influence from the likes of long-iconic and GRAMMY […]

December 18

Glorious Sons, Sirius Radio Special Appearance

by Wayne Baggs. I went back to sleep 8:30 on this Monday morning after the phone rang. I figured BK wouldn’t contact me for an emergency so why bother responding? Good thing he knows me, I absolutely would respond “yes.” He required confirmation that I could make it to The Concert Hall by 6:30 for a Sirius Radio special appearance of Kingston’s, Glorious […]

December 15

Canadian Hip Hop Producer Myer Clarity Shares Melancholic Vibe for Deeply Personal New Single & Video “LOVE ME WHEN I’M HIGH”

Toronto producer, hip hop artist, and singer/songwriter Myer Clarity has wasted no time re-introducing the world to his newly-minted melancholic persona, releasing his latest video for “Love Me When I’m High” — available now. The single is accompanied by a delicately somber and intimately inviting cinematic showpiece that invites listeners to watch Myer’s decidedly lonely […]