Imagine Dragons

WayHome 2017 Preview: Imagine Dragons Top 10

It’s easy for me to say that Imagine Dragons is at the very top of my list of bands I’m excited to see at WayHome 2017. There’s something about this band that speaks to me, and clearly millions of other fans. If you haven’t seen Dan Reynolds and the band put on a live show, … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Imagine Dragons Top 10

WayHome 2017 Preview: Tegan and Sara Top 5

As WayHome 2017 gets a little bit closer (no pun intended), we find ourselves getting more and more excited to see Tegan and Sara up on stage in front of thousands of fans and friends. We know that it’s going to be an awesome time, we’ve felt the vibe that the festival gives off, and in … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Tegan and Sara Top 5

Beautiful Freakshow Tour Review: Dean Brody, Madeline Merlo & James Barker Band

Four and half years ago I photographed my first ever Dean Brody concert, actually it was the first concert I photographed professionally on my own! I still remember how scared I was, tried to avoid eye contact at all times and kept my distance from Dean and everyone on his team. Looking back I don’t know … Continue reading Beautiful Freakshow Tour Review: Dean Brody, Madeline Merlo & James Barker Band

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WayHome 2017 Preview: PUP Top 10

WayHome 2017 is coming, and I can hardly wait to see PUP hit the stage on Saturday! I sit here wondering how I’ve managed to not see this band live yet?! They’ve played NXNE, CMW, Vans Warped Tour, SXSW. They’ve been recognized by Rolling Stone, The Polaris Music Prize, Billboard, SOCAN, Juno Awards, CBC radio and … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: PUP Top 10

Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: Zac Brown Band Top 10

If you love country music, and you love festivals, and you love to party… then Sunday night at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival is def. going to be your scene! Zac Brown Band have been on top of their game since Chicken Fried became a sing along favourite. And last summer when we had the … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: Zac Brown Band Top 10

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USS Take Over Toronto for #GreaterTorontoDay

Late Thursday afternoon we headed to the Mill Street Brew Pub to check out USS [UBIQUITOUS SYNERGY SEEKER]. Stripped right down, the guys looked happy and super comfortable in this environment. Human Kebab announced at the start of set that they’d be buying everyone a round which was met with a round of applause and cheers. … Continue reading USS Take Over Toronto for #GreaterTorontoDay

Boots & Hearts 2017 Preview: Chad Brownlee Top 10

We’re excited to see Canadian country star Chad Brownlee back on the Boots & Hearts stage this August! The B.C. boy will entertain the crowd on Saturday night, ahead of headliner Brantley Gilbert, and we know that the fans gathered around are going to be red hot and ready to party. Over the last few years … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Preview: Chad Brownlee Top 10

Time Served: Joey Landreth with Trish Robb & Jacob Henley Live in Oshawa

Everyone has their own reasons for loving long weekends, this May 2-4 our reason was live music on a Sunday night. Joey Landreth, the Juno Award winning singer/songwriter/guitar player stopped in Oshawa to play songs from The Bros. Landreth and his own solo album, Whiskey, to an intimate club crowd, all gathered for a good … Continue reading Time Served: Joey Landreth with Trish Robb & Jacob Henley Live in Oshawa

Johnson Crook - The Middle Coast - The Dakota Tavern

The Making Of: The Middle Coast and Johnson Crook take Toronto

For future reference, The Dakota Tavern is an excellent place visit on a Friday night to start your long weekend. To kick off our May Long, we hit our favourite basement in Toronto to see The Middle Coast and Johnson Crook – two bands with deep Manitoba roots, making good music, and having good times. … Continue reading The Making Of: The Middle Coast and Johnson Crook take Toronto

Iron & Ashes: Andrew Hyatt Album Review and Q&A

Sometimes it’s hard not to write about artists and albums without using tired adjectives and metaphors. Sometimes it’s easy to just lean on previously printed sentiment and move on. But sometimes it isn’t easy, sometimes there’s more to the story, and more to the music. It really feels like this is one of those times. … Continue reading Iron & Ashes: Andrew Hyatt Album Review and Q&A

Aussie Night Out: Marcelo Garibotto Q&A

For an Aussie, Marcelo Garibotto has a very Canadian nickname. The man they call Moose works hard in the music industry, as a manager, advocate, entrepreneur and more. And during Canadian Music Week 2017, Garibotto acted as a show booker, putting together the Aussie Night Out at The Hideout when the traditional CMW Aussie BBQ … Continue reading Aussie Night Out: Marcelo Garibotto Q&A

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Royal Blood at Adam and Melani’s Secret Thing – 102.1 The Edge

Take one Friday night, add some friends from 102.1 The Edge, throw in a little Mill Street beer, add the face melting UK duo, Royal Blood, mix it together at The Velvet Underground, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for kicking off your weekend. There’s a sweet anticipation that comes from knowing you’re going to a show, knowing it’s … Continue reading Royal Blood at Adam and Melani’s Secret Thing – 102.1 The Edge

Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017

The folks at Cavendish Beach Music Festival have been busy today. We’re here to give you all the #CBMF2017 news and there’s lots of it. Where to start? Let’s start with the newly announced Tailgate Party on Thursday, July 6th. This free event allows you to check out the venue, pick up your wristbands and … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017

CMAO 2017 Awards Show and Conference Contest!

The 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards are coming, and London, ON is going to do a great job hosting. We know this because we just experienced a hell of a good time with the country music family during Canadian Country Music Week 2016… ask around and people will tell you the same thing. … Continue reading CMAO 2017 Awards Show and Conference Contest!

Boots & Hearts 2017 Day-to-Day Lineup Announcement!

We’re closing in on 3 months away from Boots & Hearts 2017 at Burl’s Creek Event Park… and with seven new names added to the lineup this morning, it feels like we’re nearing the full list of performers. And adding to that is the announcement of the day-to-day lineups for this year’s festival! Yes, we … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Day-to-Day Lineup Announcement!