Category Archives: Music Reviews

February 08

Imagine Dragons @ the Armory (Thu. Feb. 1, 2018)

Photography by Leila Navidi Thursday night’s kick-off concert by Imagine Dragons at the Armory in the NFL-affiliated Nomadic Live series had two contrasting story lines: You had an old building being tested in new ways, and a still relatively new band that wasn’t tested all that much. Imagine Dragons played nearly an identical set to […]

February 07

Rolling Stone Live: Minneapolis – Featuring Migos (Fri. Feb. 2, 2018)

Photography by Adam Degross On Friday, February 2, 2018, Rolling Stone hosted one of the hottest events during the biggest weekend in sports – Rolling Stone Live: MINNEAPOLIS, with headlining performances by Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum supergroup Migos and additional special guests. This year’s event was presented by Mercedes-Benz and produced by Talent Resources Sports, a […]

December 10

ChAnGeR-Proposes he be the “Game-Changer!”

If hip-hop is a game, Hamilton-based hip hop artist ChAnGeR proposes he be the game-changer. Nominated for three 2017 Hip-Hop awards in the Beat Producer, Compilation and Single of the Year categories, ChAnGeR brings to the table a new sound and point of view. Once a single father at the age of 17, ChAnGeR writes […]

November 19

Luckystickz celebrates his new release November 28 at Lula Lounge (Toronto ON) before ringing in the new year December 31 at the Hamilton Convention Centre (Hamilton ON). STEEL PAN SAVANT & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER LUCKYSTICKZ SETS FORTH ON EVERY DAY BATTLE — AVAILABLE NOW!

Percussionists are born with a passion and rhythm so key to their being, and Canadian singer, songwriter, steel pan aficionado, and motivational speaker Luckystickz is absolutely no exception to this rule. Dejehan Hamilton as Luckystickz is an awesome interview; between his experience at Boston’s alumni-heavyweight Berklee College of Music as the very first Canadian steel […]

October 31

Guns N’ Roses@A.C.C.-Sun.,Oct.29th,2017

Staring in 1985, Guns N’ Roses paid no apology to their attitude into the Los Angeles rock scene. The spirit went on to captivate the entire world with the release of their 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction – the best-selling U.S. debut ever, moving 30 million copies globally. GNR returned to Toronto for a 30+ […]

October 10

CAROL WELSMAN IS BACK WITH SOMETHING JUST ‘FOR YOU’ HER FIRST CROWD-SOURCED RELEASE

6-TIME JUNO NOMINEE CAROL WELSMAN IS BACK WITH SOMETHING JUST ‘FOR YOU’ HER FIRST CROWD-SOURCED RELEASE In what became a direct and engaged conversation with her fans, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and vocalist Carol Welsman leveraged the unique power of social media and her tight-knit community to crowd-source what songs are included in her newest […]

September 22

Ori Dagan Awarded Silver Medal Win in Global Music Awards

From Eric Alper Wanted to drop a note and share how thrilled we are to announce Toronto jazz singer songwriter Ori Dagan’s recent silver medal win for “Outstanding Achievement” in the Best Album category at the recent Global Music Awards! This is just the latest news for Dagan as he works away at his mission… […]

September 17

Hollywood North”TIFF 2017″@BRASSAII-Thurs.,Sept.14th,2017

By A.J.Lam Brassaii was the filled-to-capacity stage for the 3rd Edition of the TIFF Hollywood North VIP Party where the best Canadian talent from acting, music, and athletics, such as Juno Award winners Sean Jones and Choclair, Raptors Lucas Nogueira and Bruno Caboclo partied under the late summer skies. The red carpet was cheerfully patrolled […]

September 15

b.d. Gottfried’s recent release, “Through The Dog’s Eyes”

b.d. Gottfried’s recent release, “Through The Dog’s Eyes” — out this past summer — for potential consideration in any upcoming year-end reviews, lists, or compilations. “I’ve played in empty bars. I’ve played to crowds of 50,000. I’ve played with rock royalty, and played with others that should have been. I’ve played with the Devil,” says […]

September 03

Alice Cooper & Deep Purple@The Budweiser Theatre-Sat.,Sept 2nd,2017

When Deep Purple played at the Budweiser Theatre, it was a testament to greatness. The English rock band was founded in 1968 and are spoken in the same breath of Rock Royalty in the company of other venerable bands such as Led Zepplin, The Who and Black Sabbath. Recognition was finally bestowed to band, as […]

August 07

Music Under The City Stars @ Casa Loma-Wed., Aug. 2nd, 2017

Photography by AJ Lam and BKonthescene. Canada’s Walk of Fame hosted its Music Under the City Stars Fundraiser, raising $350,000 while bringing together great Canadian artists and their hits. The CWF Gala was presented by Walter and Maria Schneider, Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment and Liberty Entertainment Group who gathered some of Canada’s most talented singer-songwriters and […]

July 23

Metallica@Rogers Centre-Sun.,July 16th,2017

Metallica played to a sold out crowd in Toronto, one of the many stops of their world tour to promote the new material from Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. This album is a combination of earth-shaking, scorching rhythms as delivered by the rhythm section of bass player Robert Trujillo and drummer Lars Ulrich. Guitarists, Kirk Hammett and […]

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 16

Iron Maiden-Book Of Souls Tour-Sat.,July 15th,2017

The world tour continued for Iron Maiden and it returned to North American and Toronto once again in support of their latest record The Book of Souls. Following a five year hiatus, during which lead singer Bruce Dickinson underwent treatment for tongue cancer, the heavy metal icons returned stronger than ever with a huge double […]

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 […]