Category Archives: Reviews

May 25

Anthony Gomes@Hugh’s Room-Wed.,May 22nd,2019

By Wayne Baggs Right from the first note, Anthony Gomes delivered straight ahead, unapologetic hard-rocking blues. His latest release, Peace, Love and Loud Guitars is exactly what Gomes and band: Jeremy Howard on drums and Sean Holland on bass, fed us. With loud guitar being at the forefront. Don’t get me wrong. Gomes has the […]

May 23

Spring Beerfest@Fort York Garrison-Sat.,May 18th-Sun.,May 19th,2019

It’s Spring Beerfest time again and there was no need to head out to the cottage for the May 24 weekend for 2019 ! We had a blast this weekend at Fort York Garrison ! The weather was amazing and the spirits were high for all who attended this weekend. This was all taking place […]

May 20

OPERANATION:TALL TALES@FOUR SEASONS CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS-THURS.,MAY 16th,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam and BKonthescene. It was a night of music, culinary experiments, libations and a musical “mashup” that transformed the three floors of Toronto’s Opera House into a place of extravagance and curiosity. It was also a night of fairytale stories on the opera stage. Inside the building, there was a glass palace of […]

May 20

The Royal Conservatory Celebrates 50 years Of Lighthouse@Koerner Hall-Tues.,May 14th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Lighthouse played their first ever concert at The Royal Conservatory. Celebrating 50 years of making and playing music with the city they started in. It was a great night to be a Lighthouse fan. The audience, made up mostly of fans from Lighthouses heydays of the early ’70s, was pumped from the […]

May 20

Toronto-Based Singer-Songwriter Laura Repo Releases Chapbook in Connection with New Album “This Is My Room”, Available Now

“It’s like a deep acceptance of oneself — a big blue sky,” says Canadian singer/songwriter Laura Repo on her newest folk-pop album — the decade-in-the-making missive, This Is My Room — available now. “That’s what this album feels like to me.” Her fourth full-length release, This Is My Room sees Repo exploring new musical avenues […]

May 20

Canadian Country Young Wonder, Beamer Wigley Releases New Single “I Knew”

The Canadian country scene continues to have a young wonder on its watch in the form of Beamer Wigley and his newest single and video, “I Knew” — available now! “It really resonates with me,” says Wigley on the arc of the track, co-written by his manager, award-winning legendary hitmaker and GRAMMY Award-nominated Keith Follese […]

May 16

Canadian Music Week Highlights-Lemonheads, Tokyo Police Club, Linda Perry, Poo Bear, Nile Rodgers, Dave Stewart, Jermaine Dupri and The Live Music Industry Awards @Toronto- Mon.,May 6th-Sunday,May 12th,2019

Straight ahead Indie radio pop hooks from start to finish. Tokyo Police Club started with DLTFWYH, from the latest album, and never let up. The Phoenix was jumping until the last beat. The crowd was feeding off the live energy of a band that was feeding off the power of a pumped sold-out crowd. A […]

May 14

JAYS CARE CELEBRATED 2019 CURVE BALL GALA @ROGERS CENTRE-Thurs.,May 9th,2019

By Kimberly Samnang On Thursday, May 9, 2019, the entire TORONTO BLUE JAYS roster joined more than 1,300 VIP guests on the field at Rogers Centre in support of JAYS CARE FOUNDATION, for the 2019 Curve Ball Gala, presented by Rogers, Cisco, TD, Samsung, Ericsson, and Huawei Hosted by Sportsnet’s Evanka Osmak and Jamie Campbell, […]

May 13

Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards@Rebel-Thurs.,May 9th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Canadian Music Week held its annual Celebration for the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards May 9th at the Rebel. The 3-hour gala dinner honours the Music Industries innovators, and achievements as recognized by their peers. The event was full, with approximately 750 guests from all corners of the music business. All […]

May 12

The 5th Anniversary of Dixonlicious@Daniel Spectrum-Thurs.,May 9th,2019

Photography By Nicholas Chan & Art Tsai 2019 marked the 5th year anniversary of Dixonlicious & the 90th anniversary of Dixon Hall, which started as a soup kitchen. Dixonlicious is a culinary celebration & social fundraiser where attendees experience Regent Park & help provide 30,000 meals to those in need. The event featured delicious food […]

May 11

HotDocs 2019

by A.J. Lam From dystopia to utopia, these films immerse the viewers in a world full of dystopia with the hopes of arriving at a utopian world. The Restdirector: Ai Wei Wei With the famous activist artist Ai Wei Wei’s latest exhibit in Toronto, following exhibits at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Nuit Blanche, and the […]

May 09

The 2019 Crystals Awards@TIFF LIGHTBOX-Mon.,May 6th,2019

The 2019 Crystals Awards took place on Monday, May 6th. Creative minds filled TIFF Bell Lightbox to celebrate the winners, honour radio creativity, network with the industry’s elite and enjoy some delicious food and drinks! The Crystals Awards recognizes excellence in Canadian radio creative. Proudly presented by Bell Media Radio Sales, Canadian Broadcast Sales and […]

May 09

HOT DOCS 2019-MILES DAVIS:THE BIRTH OF COOL@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Sat.,May 4th,2019

The Birth of Cool is a superbly crafted documentary about the life of jazz great/pioneer Miles Davis and is an example of what great filmmaking can offer. Combine this with a subject that has the artistic depth, drive, and mystique, as Miles Davis had, and you readily become enthralled in his life’s story. This is […]

May 08

HOT DOCS 2019-OUR GODFATHER@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Sat.,May 4th,2019

Tommaso Buscetta, aka-Don Masino, turned state’s evidence and his testimony led to the conviction of over 400 Mafiosi in Italy and the United States, and he became the first Mafia boss to ever turn his back on Cosa Nostra. Buscetta became disenchanted following the murder of a number of allies and family members, including two […]

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 […]