August 18

2019 Rogers Cup Toronto @ Aviva Centre, Aug. 3-11, 2019

By Kimberly Samnang.Photography by A.J. Lam. Bianca Andreescu, at only 19 years old, into her third professional season, entered the finals against Serena Williams, former world number 1, with 23 Grand Slams on her reel, winning the 2019 Rogers Cup. During the 4th game of the first set, Serena called for a medical time out, […]

August 16

The Boots & Hearts Journal @ Burl’s Creek (Aug 8-11)

by Wayne Baggs —- Day 1! —- The trick to driving up the 400 from Toronto is in the timing. Go early or go late. Boots & Hearts 2019 started 4:30 Thursday, August 8th with shows only at the Front Porch Stage. Emerging acts followed by three bands. I made the trip anyway because I […]

August 10

Toronto Surf-Punk Alt-Pop Rockers BAD BUZZ Debut New Album, Try Harder

Canadian rockers Bad Buzz continue to garner anything but.  The alt-pop-rock meets surf-punk quartet are back with their knock-out sophomore offering, Try Harder — available now!  Dubbed by Canadian Beats as “a unique blend of all eras of punk that is largely fuelled by Green Day-styled pop-punk, Social Distortion, and a touch of The Ramones for good […]

August 10

JAMBANA 11th Annual One World Festival – Aug. 4-5, 2019

Fans of Reggae, Afrobeat, Soca, Dancehall, Gospel, Dance and Comedy can expect to be entertained across two days of jam-packed programming, complemented by delicious food and interesting vendors and activities. Sunday, August 4th from 1:00 – 9:00pm will feature fun for the whole family; JAMBANA attendees will have access to an all-encompassing, can’t-be-missed taste-based tour […]

August 10

The Book Of Souls Tour 2019@Budweiser Theatre-Fri.,Aug.9th,2019

The 2019 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. The band were here in 2017 and this was the first of two sold out shows at the Budweiser Theatre, during which lead singer Bruce Dickinson underwent […]

August 09

The Launch Of UNINTERRUPTED Canada With NBA Superstar LeBron James, Drake and CEO Maverick Carter@St.Regis Hotel-Fri.,Aug.2nd,2019

By A.J.Lam UNINTERRUPTED, the athlete empowerment brand founded by NBA Superstar LeBron James and CEO Maverick Carter, made its first international debut on August 2, at the St. Regis Hotel, with the launch of UNINTERRUPTED Canada, in partnership with Music Superstar, Entrepreneur, and the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors Ambassador, Drake.   Its mission is to […]

August 05

MuskokaCon/ComicCon 2019 Bracebridge Memorial Arena-Saturday August 3, 2019

It was a jammed packed day full of Vendors, Guests & Attractions from all over North America joining MuskokaCon for the day. There were also Live Cosplay Wrestling, Gaming Zone, Kids Zone, Food Truck Pavilion & Huge Cosplay. Muskokacon strives to be Ontario’s best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As longtime […]

August 03

15 Years In The Making… Canadian Indie Alt Pop Rockers Reay Release Debut Album Butterfly Tongue Revisited Takes Flight September 6th Lead Singles “Lemondrop Girl” & “Halo” — Available Now!

15 Years In The Making… Canadian Indie Alt Pop Rockers Reay Release Debut Album Butterfly Tongue Revisited Takes Flight September 6th Lead Singles “Lemondrop Girl” & “Halo” — Available Now! Some species of butterfly spend their entire existences in migration, journeying to the ends of the Earth on nothing more than sheer determination and undeniable […]

August 02

77 Years, 17 Albums, Rediscover Jazz Artist Wendell Harrison With NEW Release “Turnaround” is Available Now

Legendary jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Wendell Harrison has long been known for taking his music into his own hands, and the release of his newest single — “Turnaround” — is of no minor exception. “Quite often as humans we have to stop, take count of where we’ve been, and analyze our progress and direction in […]

August 01

Honey Jam 2019-The Launch and Meet the Producers-July25th&29th,2019

By Sally Warburton Two of the events leading up to the 2019 Honey Jam were the Honey Jam Launch on July 25th and Meet the Producers on July 29 To start here’s the history. Honey Jam 2019 is the 24th Year of Honey Jam. Founder Ebonnie Rowe proudly compared the 24th year of Honey Jam […]

August 01

Toronto’s Festival of Beer@Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place-Fri.,July 26th-Sun.,July28th,2019

By A.J.Lam The Toronto’s Festival of Beer, at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, took place from July 26 to 28 with an incredible selection of 400+ brews from around the world, star-studded entertainment, and a new selection of delectable eats for fans to enjoy as part of the 2019 edition of #TasteTFOB. With a wide variety […]

July 30

Bonds of Mara@Lee’s Palace-Thurs.,July 25th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Bonds of Mara, I was ready for some great high energy, loud rock. I got it in spades. These guys came out tight and ready to go, loud and proud right from start to finish. The sum is greater than the parts with this made in Canada band. The pieces are pretty […]

July 29

MARCIANO for GUESS Unveils the Fall 2019 Collection and Advertising Campaign

Art directed by Paul Marciano, Chief Creative Officer for GUESS?, Inc., and photographed in Beverly Hills, CA through the lens of Derek Kettela, the campaign has a clean, modern feel and showcases powerful poses by elegant Marciano models, Erin Cummins, Nadine Mirada, Zac Taylor.  The models are photographed in key pieces from the collection and […]

July 27

Luke Cyrus Hunter Pays Homage To Retro Canadian Hip Hop In New Single, “Old School Jams”

“‘Old School Jam’ sounds amazing. The melodies have a quirky sound and the vocals know to impress. Luke is very talented!” — Lefuturewave “Really interesting track… Loved the instrumentals” — Tongue Tied Magazine “Nice production and lyrics!” — K12 JAMZ “Like the confidence and funk” — EarToTheGround Music “Cool video” — West Coast Chill “Really […]

July 27

Toronto-based Sri Lankan Refugee Marcus Haran Releases Fresh Video for “Hot Boy from Sri Lanka”

Toronto-based Sri Lankan Refugee Marcus Haran Releases Fresh Video for “Hot Boy from Sri Lanka” First Release Following 2018’s Deeply Personal Debut Hip Hop/Trip Hop EP, A True Story: A Soundscape to In-Difference Marcus Haran has released “HBSL (Hot Boy from Sri Lanka)” — his new single ahead of his sophomore EP release — available […]