Category Archives: Music Reviews

May 08

TELEVISION@THE PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE-Mon.,May 6th,2019

PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANKLIN LAU & REVIEW BY WAYNE BAGGS It’s 1977, a radio station in Brampton with reception so weak it was hardly receivable in the GTA, is broadcasting Talking Heads – Talking Heads 77, Television – Marquee Moon, Iggy Pop – The Idiot, The Clash – The Clash, The Stranglers – Rattus Norvegicus and […]

May 04

Alt. Folk / Rocker Jordan Paul Sets Sights on “Night Moon”

Award-winning Canadian alt. folk/rock singer/songwriter Jordan Paul takes to the far-out skies, releasing his psychedelic new single and video for “Night Moon” — available now! With symbolic inspiration from English poet William Blake’s late 18th century works — including The Four Zoas — “Night Moon” is Paul’s self-professed sonic probe into the seemingly opposing yet […]

May 03

Six Hits On Eight Picks Playing CMW(Canadian Music Week)May,6th-12th, 2019

Six Hits On Eight Picks Playing CMW Indie Rock/Pop’s LITTLE COYOTE, RIME SALMI, MAX PARKER, PTERODACTYL PROBLEMS & KUTCH Folk/Electro Duo IN THE CITY, Jazz Hero ORI DAGAN & RnB/Soul Supergroup THE COMMOTIONS LITTLE COYOTE Toronto-based indie rock / alt. pop artist whose vocals have been called “soul singing,” “elegant,” “impressive,” “stunning” and “satisfying” New […]

May 02

Little Coyote Asks Canada To “Witness” in New Single

“One of the more distinctive units I’ve had the pleasure of hearing in some time” — Too Much Love Magazine   “(Witness’) marriage of elegiac, even melancholy, piano with Teagan Johnson’s emotional vocal captures your attention from the beginning… Memorable fusion of progressive, alternative, and folk strands into a colourful whole is a natural confluence […]

May 02

T. Nile Releases Groundbreaking New Album, ‘BEACHFIRES’

From her early days in a Galiano Island cabin on the coast of British Columbia, to the pulsing dance clubs of Goa India, award-winning Canadian songwriter T. Nile has blurred musical boundaries, fusing the traditionally conflicting styles of electro-pop and folk-blues-roots. Beachfires — available now — is a collection of songs that reveals a fearless expedition […]

April 27

GINO VANNELLI @BLUMA APPEL THEATRE – WED., APRIL 24th, 2019

Review by Wayne Baggs Interview by Sally Warburton Photographs By BK on the SCENE With much skepticism, because of a music snobbery that we all have, I headed off to see Gino Vannelli. Being familiar with his early smooth LA song production made me think I would have to reminisce about the old 70’s hit […]

April 13

Canada’s Kolette Easy takes “PLAYA”s to task, drops 🔥 NEW VIDEO & REMIX

“LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!” — DJ Bryant @ Global Vibes “Will put the groove on the floor” — DJ Greystroke “Super catchy sound with cool 90s dance flavours… Great blend of RnB and house… Solid remix” — EKM “Good buzzing synth shuffle” — At Cost Magazine “Good track, let’s go live!” — DJ […]

April 12

Canadian Singer/Songwriter December Rose Releases Musical #MeToo Manifesto

Canadian Singer/Songwriter December Rose Releases Musical #MeToo Manifesto “Raise Your Voice” Reclaims Powerful Ground & Speaks to Unity “The vocals are powerful” — Grotesqualizer “Her voice is conviction” — Keep Walking Music Watch “Raise Your Voice” via YouTube Here Award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter December Rose has reclaimed powerful ground, releasing her musical #metoo manifesto “Raise Your […]

April 12

Canadian / US Group HuDost Tackle Religious Systems, Women’s Spirituality & Oppression in Powerful New Video “Burning Church” Is Latest Single off New Album, Of Water + Mercy — Available Now!

Watch “Burning Church” via YouTube Here July 26 – 28 @ Islands Folk Festival, Duncan BC August 16 @ Bhakti In The Woods Festival, Ladysmith QC HuDost, the husband-wife-fronted band known for weaving a seamless tapestry of folk, world and rock music, have released their thought-provoking music video for “Burning Church.” Click here to watch […]

April 03

“GIVE A LITTLE BIT/A Legendary Night”-In Support Of Autism Day&Jake’s House@Sony Centre-Tuesday, April 2nd,2019

Jake’s House hosted “A Legendary Night” on April 2nd at Toronto’s Sony Centre, which brought together individuals with autism, existing supporters and potential new advocates, this private World Autism Awareness Day event aimed to inform, connect and entertain. Home This exclusive evening begin with informative and inspiring words from engaging speakers, such as Mayor John […]

April 01

Voices That Care An Intimate Musical Evening to Benefit Room 217 Foundation

Jann Arden, Gavin Crawford, Laila Biali, the Venuti String Quartet, Kenneth Welsh, Murray McLauchlan, Denise Donlon, and Honourary Chair Margaret McCain Thursday, April 25, 2019 Glenn Gould Studio Toronto, ON 7:00pm Reception, 8:00pm Performance $175 Reserved Seating https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/voices-that-care-2019-tickets-52872178108 Hors D’Oeuvres and Cocktail Reception Dessert Bar at IntermissioN Jann Arden believes in Room 217’s simple mission: […]

April 01

It’s A New Day New World for 80s Canadian New Wave Icons the Spoons

It’s A New Day New World for 80s Canadian New Wave Icons the Spoons Those Signature “Doot-Doots’ Are Back in New Single “Beautiful Trap” (You’re singing “Romantic Traffic” now, aren’t you?) TORONTO — Mark it on your calendars: it’s a New Day New World for iconic Canadian band Spoons and their newest release — available […]

March 18

Jeff Lang Live @ Hugh’s Room, TO (Tue. Feb. 26, 2019)

by Jesse Read We had the opportunity to watch Australian guitarist, singer & songwriter Jeff Lang perform during his stop to Toronto at Hugh’s Room. The Rolling Stone describes Jeff as Australia’s best roots-music musician and I have to be honest, I’m not that familiar with Australian roots music but after watching this set I […]

March 13

Maestro Fresh Wes Takes “WASTE YUTE” To Task in 🔥 NEW Video

Multi-JUNO Award-winning Artist & Mr. D Actor Celebrates 30 Year Career with NEW Album — Champagne Campaign 2019 Marks Anniversary of the Iconic Artist’s Industry-Pioneering Release — Symphony in Effect & “Let Your Backbone Slide” Bad report card? Better avoid Maestro Fresh Wes. So goes the tale woven in the iconic Canadian music legend’s latest […]

March 09

“GLAM ROCK”-A GALA IN SUPPORT OF CANADA’S NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL@THE CARLU-Thurs.,MARCH 7th,2019

By A.J.Lam & BK on the SCENE Last Thursday, Canada’s National Ballet School’s (NBS) held it’s annual gala and the theme for this year was “GLAM ROCK.” It was an evening with a GLAM ROCK inspired Lounge & Entertainment. Think of David Bowie , Queen , KISS, Alice Cooper , SWEET and T-REX all in […]