Category Archives: Reviews

March 28

Crystal Shawanda announces new album, Church House Blues

Crystal Shawanda channels spirit and strength of blues pioneers on new True North Records album, Church House Blues, available April 17th, 2020 For her second album on True North Records, Nashville-based singer Crystal Shawanda has channeled the spirit and strength of blues greats such as Etta James and Koko Taylor, paired with a contemporary delivery that […]

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 09

Winnie-the-Pooh Exhibit(Saturday, March 7th-Mon.,August 3rd, 2020.@THE ROM

Visitors are invited to see the world—and the ROM—through Pooh’s eyes: a place to ponder, wonder and find joy in simple pleasures. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic examines the origins, creation and enduring legacy of the classic stories by A.A. Milne (1882–1956) and the heart-warming illustrations of […]

March 08

Celebrating Women In Football @ Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour – Jan. 31, 2020

by A.J. Lam As part of the Super Bowl 54 festivities in Miami, the fifth annual Celebrating Women in Football took place this year at the posh Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour. Along with champagne and delicious hors d’oeuvres, the event featured a special appearance by James Keith, of the popular milliner, Keith & James, NFL […]

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 […]

March 01

Leather & Laces Miami Super Bowl 54 Party @ Soho Studios – Fri. Jan. 31st

by A.J. Lam DJ Snoopadelic, aka Snoop Dogg,  the quintessential American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor, gave a rousing performance, with glam girls dancing on stage after Snoop Dogg’s enticing invitation to a select collection from the dance floor, to start off the 17th Annual Leather & Laces Super Bowl Party […]

February 10

Rosenhaus “Welcome to Miami” Kickoff Party Super Bowl 54 @ Wynwood Factory, Jan. 31, 2020

by A.J. Lam The “Welcome to Miami” Kickoff Party with ROSENHAUS SPORTS & 50 CENT is the official start to Super Bowl weekend in South Florida!!! Rosenhaus Sports and 50 Cent hosted all of their celebrity friends as well as NFL, NBA, and MLB clients as they KICKOFF the Super Bowl weekend in style with […]

February 08

Off The Field Players’ Wives Association Fashion Show @ Miami Design District – Jan. 31, 2020

by A.J. Lam Known as a marquee fashionable event of Super Bowl week, the Off the Field Players’ Wives Association Fashion Show is a must attend charity event. This year’s event was hosted by the haute couture Miami Design District at its beautiful Palm Court.  This 19th annual event was created to support local and […]

February 07

MAXIM’s Havana Nights For SB54@Virginia Key-Miami, Florida-Sat.,Feb.1st,2020

The MAXIM Big Game Experience occupied a waterfront venue built just for the Super Bowl on Virginia Key. The event was in collaboration with Columbia Records and featured performances by The Chainsmokers, Rick Ross, Lost Kings and more and took place on Feb. 1, 2020. MAXIM’s Havana Nights-inspired party was open to the public and […]

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 […]