CMAO 2016 Performer Preview QA Feature

2016 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Preview: Performer Q&A

The Country Music Association of Ontario Awards are coming up quickly (Monday, May 30) and we’re pretty damn excited to see the artists show up, hang out, win some awards, and jump up on stage to perform for the crowd at the Flato Markham Theatre. To get Ontario country fans ready we caught up with … Continue reading 2016 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Preview: Performer Q&A

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thereviewsarein.com WayHome 2016 Playlist

WayHome 2016, it’s coming and we thought with the May 24 weekend upon us now was as good a time as any to put together our WayHome 2016 Playlist. There are  so many artists to choose from, so we’ve given you a single taste of each artist. With 73 tracks, did we miss your favourite … Continue reading thereviewsarein.com WayHome 2016 Playlist

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CMW 2016 Spotlight: The Dead Love at the Aussie BBQ!

Before Canadian Music Week 2016 wrapped we hit the Aussie BBQ at The Horseshoe and hung out with the boys from The Dead Love. With the sun out we sat on the patio out front on Queen Street West to talk about the band, new music, drinks, CMW, Toronto and more – and then we … Continue reading CMW 2016 Spotlight: The Dead Love at the Aussie BBQ!

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Rock On: Tucker Beathard in Toronto!

With a quick hello, thank you for coming out, and “I’m gonna play you some songs I wrote”, Tucker Beathard took a seat on the Rivoli stage in Toronto and started a Monday night showcase for the intimate crowd in the back room. The 21 year old from Nashville was comfortable on stage, and after … Continue reading Rock On: Tucker Beathard in Toronto!

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Boots & Hearts + SiriusXM 2016 Emerging Artist Finalists Announced!

It’s become a big part of Boots and Hearts, and The Emerging Artist Showcase, presented by SiriusXM, is now ready for your votes! Boots and Hearts put out the call in March and many talented artists answered. And now, the powers that be have narrowed your choices down to 8 talented acts and they’re all vying … Continue reading Boots & Hearts + SiriusXM 2016 Emerging Artist Finalists Announced!

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Six String Circus Tour Photo Review: Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, A Thousand Horses

On Thursday, May 12 a country powerhouse concert rolled into Oshawa’s General Motor’s Centre and damn near blew the roof off of the arena! Jason Aldean’s We Were Here Tour brought the headliner – Aldean + Thomas Rhett & A Thousand Horses to town as part of their Canadian leg, and the fans were 100% … Continue reading Six String Circus Tour Photo Review: Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, A Thousand Horses

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WayHome 2016 Preview: Third Eye Blind Q&A

WayHome is coming quickly, the daily lineups have been announced, the Artwalk details have been revealed, and we’re excited to be writing our first WayHome Q&A. We recently did a Top 5 Preview post for Third Eye Blind and we’re thrilled to bring you our Q&A. Thanks to Stephan Jenkins for taking the time to answer … Continue reading WayHome 2016 Preview: Third Eye Blind Q&A

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WayHome 2016 Daily Lineup Announcement!

If you’re like us, you’ve been waiting for this… the WayHome daily lineups are here! The day-by-day breakdowns should help get your planning started, and the stage assignments and set times should be coming soon! The countdown is on, WayHome is coming! Thursday, July 21, 2016 ARTWALK – 2016 Camping starts on Thursday and we’re … Continue reading WayHome 2016 Daily Lineup Announcement!

Tommy Stinson Horseshoe CMW 2016 Feature

CMW 2016: Tommy Stinson Showcase with Frankie Lee at The Horseshoe

With Canadian Music Week in full swing on Thursday night, we headed to The Horseshoe for the Tommy Stinson Showcase. On stage when we arrived was Frankie Lee. Accompanied by drums and a bass player Frankie’s sound drew me to the back of the Horseshoe. He brings a kind of Neil Young alternative country vibe … Continue reading CMW 2016: Tommy Stinson Showcase with Frankie Lee at The Horseshoe

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Boots & Hearts 2016 Daily Lineup Announcement!

They’re Here!!! After months of waiting, weeks of speculation, and more patience than we generally have, the Boots & Hearts 2016 daily lineups have been announced. We don’t have stage assignments or set times yet, but we promise we will share them with you as soon as we do. For now we can start planning … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Daily Lineup Announcement!

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CMW 2016 Spotlight: Mabel

Canadian Music Week does an amazing job of showcasing emerging and established talent from coast to coast – but that’s not all. International artists also make a big splash every year, and 2016 was no different. On Saturday afternoon we started CMW day 6 at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern and the Aussie BBQ. While we … Continue reading CMW 2016 Spotlight: Mabel

Cold Creek County CMW 2016 Feature

CMW 2016: Country Music Friday with Cold Creek County, Chris Lane, River Town Saints, Petric & Domino

If you judge a party by how hot and sweaty and packed and fun… then Friday night at Boots & Bourbon was a banger. If you judge a concert by a talented lineup and tight musicianship and engagement and great music… then Friday night at Boots & Bourbon was top notch. As Canadian Music Week … Continue reading CMW 2016: Country Music Friday with Cold Creek County, Chris Lane, River Town Saints, Petric & Domino

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CMW 2016: WayHome x CMW Showcase

Heartstreets, Lucas DiPasqualie, Kiki Rowe, Amir Obe, HUMANS On Saturday night, our CMW journey found us checking out the amazing talent at The Mod Club. WayHome Music and Arts Festival knows a few things about putting together a great group of talent and Saturday was no exception. Up first were Emma Beko and Gabrielle Godon, better known … Continue reading CMW 2016: WayHome x CMW Showcase

Demi Louise CMW 2016 Feature

CMW 2016 Spotlight: Demi Louise

On Friday at CMW, early in the evening with the sun still shining and people milling around the city after work and moving from one place to another, we got to see one of our favourite sets of the week in the courtyard at the Drake 150 when Demi Louise stepped up to her microphones. … Continue reading CMW 2016 Spotlight: Demi Louise

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CMW 2016: Cast In Cadence and Northern Roads at The Hideout

On Thursday night in Toronto we rolled into The Hideout to look for some rock and roll to continue our 2016 Canadian Music Week adventure… we found it. Starting off the Thursday night party was Ottawa 4 piece rock and roll outfit, Cast In Cadence. And they weren’t scared to be in that opening slot … Continue reading CMW 2016: Cast In Cadence and Northern Roads at The Hideout