Category Archives: Music Reviews

September 22

The Polaris Prize@The Carlu-Mon., Sept.19th,2022

By Wayne Baggs Polaris recognizes and markets albums of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, “Lifting up artists is more important than ever and we are proud to support the groundbreaking music the Polaris nominees create,” said Gary Slaight, president, and CEO of Slaight Communications. The Polaris Music Prize is one of […]

August 12

Kitchener Blues Festival-August 4th-7th, 2022.

By Wayne Baggs With 80+ free acts to see, Kitchener Blues Festival is one of the largest blues festivals in Canada. Not only international blues acts, but plenty of local talent. The outstanding music is endless. The lineup included blues masters such as Coco Montoya, Ronnie Brooks, Blackburn Brothers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and the like. There were also […]

August 11

Boots And Hearts Music Festival @ Burl’s Creek Event Ground – Thurs., Aug. 4th -Sun., Aug.7th, 2022

By BKONTHESCENE & Wayne BaggsIt has been 3 years since the last Boots & Hearts Music Festival. This year the festival was a homage to Canadian artists, also paying tribute to female artists on the final night. The festival may have broken the attendance record for a Sunday, with more than 50,000 country music fans […]

August 08

Up-And-Coming Pop Singer/Songwriter Aggie Express The Importance Of Self Love In Her Newest Single, “Happy” – Available Now!

Through times of struggle, we are often looking for a light at the end of a tunnel. However, up-and-coming pop artist Aggie is here to remind us that life is what we make of it, and that happiness is almost always obtainable, in her newest single, “Happy” – and it’s available now! There’s nothing sweeter […]

August 02

SHINEDOWN-Planet Zero Tour with POP EVIL@HISTORY in Toronto-Fri.,July 22, 2022

By Sally Warburton Jam-packed with concert-goers! Toronto’s music venue History had a sold-out crowd of SHINEDOWN fans ready for action and music on Friday, July 22. And that’s what they got!  OPENING Band Pop Evil was perfect to start the evening.    Lead singer and founding member Leigh Kakaty and the band Pop Evil with […]

August 01

Roger Waters ”This Is Not A Drill” Tour @Scotia Bank Arena – Fri., July 8th, 2022

It was a Friday night in Toronto with multiple choices of live music in the city. We had the privilege to attend Roger Waters, ”This Is Not A Drill” concert. The event ran a bit late because of the tight security checking in concert attendees. After a 45 minute delay, the much anticipated show commenced. […]

July 26

Toronto’s Festival of Beer@ BET99 Bandshell at Exhibition Place June 24th-26th, 2022

By Wayne Baggs Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store is proud to be back and celebrating 25+ years of the festival. With more than 400brews, bubbles and more for patrons to slake their thirst while they soak in the summer sun, the #TOBeerFest runs July 22nd – 24th at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, Toronto. This year’s entertainment line-up includes Grammy-award winner hip hop headliner, NAS live on the BET99 Bandshell Stage on Friday July 22nd, followed […]

July 12

ROCK DA HOUSE New Single, “I Don’t Know El Chapo” Available NOW!

Hip hop artist and entrepreneur, Rock Da House dropped his new single “I Don’t Know EL Chapo” available now on all platforms.  The Canadian hit maker currently has two singles on iTunes, ‘For My City’ & ‘Make It Rain’.  Rock has been a mainstay in the music industry between Toronto and New York for many years.  From his early DJ days to […]

June 11

HIGHLIGHTS FROM DAY 2 OF CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 

Starting off day 2 of Canadian Music Week was “Spotlight on Japan” where we learned ways in which we can bridge the gap between the music industries in Canada and Japan. This session was brought to us by CAAMA, FACTOR, Global Affairs Canada, and Ontario Creates.One of the day’s highlights was the featured keynote with Hipgnosis Songs Founder & CEO, Merck Mercuriadis. […]

February 01

Artist GRIFF GALEXXZEE Drops “FACTS OVER FEELINGS”

                          GRIFF GALEXXZEE                                      drops                               “FACTS OVER FEELINGS”  GriffGalexxzee, Canadian pop/hip-hop/R&B singer songwriter and music producer dropped is new album, “Facts Over Feelings” on all music platforms.  The music video for album single“Groove” also released.  Griff has been writing and making music for himself and his fellow artists from a very young age. Growing up in Regent Park area of Toronto, Griff,a hyperactive […]

December 06

Allen Stone@Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto-Thurs., December 2,2021

 By Wayne Baggs For me, the hardest gig to pull off for a performer, solo on a stage. It’s you and the audience. No fall backs, no breaks for drum solos. Allen had the Phoenix crowd right from the start, never letting them go. His fans sang along to every song. Can this guy sing, […]

December 05

THE KING OF COOL@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Tues., Nov.30th, 2021

Who is really The “King of Cool?” Steve McQueen or Dean Martin? In this documentary, it declares Dean Martin. “King of Cool dives deep into Martin’s life through never-before-seen archival footage including his time with Jerry Lewis, his movies, his TV Variety Show and Roasts. Interviews with friends, family and primarily one of his daughters-Deana […]

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 […]