CMW 2017: Joshua’s 3 Don’t Miss Shows ft. The Honest Heart Collective, The Beaches, High Valley

Canadian Music Week 2017 is coming faster than you might be ready for… and that’s freaking exciting. It means there’s a week of music coming that will mix what you know, what you don’t know, what you already love and what you’re going to fall in love with. And to get you started with your … Continue reading CMW 2017: Joshua’s 3 Don’t Miss Shows ft. The Honest Heart Collective, The Beaches, High Valley

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Canadian Music Week 2017 – Round 2 Artist Announcement

On January 19th we gave you the first wave of artists announced for Canadian Music Week 2017 and today we’ve got the next wave. Get ready, the list jumps from 120 to 367 bands from 24 countries. Big names added to the list include Wolf Parade, Earl Sweatshirt, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Allie X, … Continue reading Canadian Music Week 2017 – Round 2 Artist Announcement

Boots & Hearts 2017 Lineup Announcement: Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, Eli Young Band, and more!

Boots & Hearts is back with a big announcement today… with 20 new names added to the 2017 festival lineup. Some of these artists we’ve seen a bunch, some we’ve never seen at all, and that makes us pretty freakin’ excited for August 10-13, 2017. Get yourself ready, this is getting big. Today’s Announcement Includes… … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Lineup Announcement: Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, Eli Young Band, and more!

Something To Believe In: JJ Shiplett Album Review

In July 2016, JJ Shiplett released The EP, featuring four songs that instantly captured us and landed in our personal high rotation. And now, six month later, JJ has 11 tracks packaged together on his debut full-length album, Something To Believe In. And at the risk of being corny, JJ’s sound is certainly something to … Continue reading Something To Believe In: JJ Shiplett Album Review

Canadian Music Week 2017 – The Early Preview!

Every year Canadian Music Week takes over Toronto and turns us into the music city we dream about for the rest of the year… and 2017 will be no different with a pile of talented artists – including up-and-comers and headlining legends. This year CMW comes to town from April 18 to 23 and will … Continue reading Canadian Music Week 2017 – The Early Preview!

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Trish’s 10 Most Listened to Albums of 2016

When Joshua posted his 10 most listened to albums of 2016 post, I wondered out loud if it was too soon to be writing such a post. Joshua and I chatted briefly about it and his conclusion was that there wasn’t an album that could be released now that could top his list of 10 … Continue reading Trish’s 10 Most Listened to Albums of 2016

CCMA Awards 2016 Strut Social House JJ Shiplett

5 Quick Questions with JJ Shiplett!

Back in September we had the chance to sit down with JJ Shiplett during Canadian Country Music Week – and we roped the talented redhead into answering our 5 quick questions. If you don’t know JJ, you’re missing out. This Canadian is working hard and making people take notice with his sound, and with his … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with JJ Shiplett!

The Dead Love at The Bovine photo by rcstills

The Dead Love: So Whatever at The Bovine Sex Club

On October 20th The Dead Love started their Canadian tour at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern playing songs from their sophomore album So Whatever. The band embarked on a 7 date tour in Ontario and Quebec bringing a little attitude and a lot of talent. We caught up with the boys during Canadian Music Week 2016 and … Continue reading The Dead Love: So Whatever at The Bovine Sex Club

The Lazys CNE 2016

Howling Woman: The Lazys, Live at the CNE 2016

Rock and roll fans, listen to us, if you’re not already in on The Lazys, it’s time. Right now. On Saturday night at the CNE in Toronto, the stage took an Australian beating when Leon, Matty, Glenn, Liam, and Andy took over and rocked their hearts out as the opening act for Canadian vets, The … Continue reading Howling Woman: The Lazys, Live at the CNE 2016

CMT Music Fest 2016: Cold Creek County and Them Dang Rattlers on the Maple Leaf Stage!

Day 2 of CMT Music Fest had a full lineup of ridiculous talent on display. And in the afternoon sun, 2 acts took their turns on the Maple Leaf stage and showed everyone what they had to offer. Check out the pics and highlights from Cold Creek County and Them Dang Rattlers! Cold Creek County … Continue reading CMT Music Fest 2016: Cold Creek County and Them Dang Rattlers on the Maple Leaf Stage!

Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2016 Q&A with Petric, Cold Creek County and Bobby Wills

With the Canada Day long weekend behind we’re looking forward to next weekend and Cavendish Beach Music Festival! July 8th, 9th and 10th we’re going to see some of the biggest names in country music including The Band Perry, Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton. CBMF is bringing us 36 major acts over the three days … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2016 Q&A with Petric, Cold Creek County and Bobby Wills

Why We Love Summer Festival Season!

The 2016 summer festival season has already started in Toronto. We’ve had Canadian Music Week, Bestival, Field Trip, NXNE, and that’s not half of what’s coming before the season wraps and fall settles in. As music fans and reviewers this is our busiest and most awesome time of year. When all is said and done … Continue reading Why We Love Summer Festival Season!

5 Reasons to See Meghan Patrick Live, Summer 2016!

Meghan Patrick is one of the brightest rising stars in Canadian country music. If you’ve seen any of the coverage we’ve had of Meghan over the last two years, you know how we feel about that… spoiler: we think it’s great. Meghan’s debut album, Grace & Grit is available now on CD and on iTunes … Continue reading 5 Reasons to See Meghan Patrick Live, Summer 2016!

CMAO Awards 2016 Wrap and Photo Review!

Markham, ON – On a gorgeous Monday night, country music gathered to celebrate the Ontario artists and industry leaders that are making music so many of us are enjoying all across Canada at the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards! From the red carpet to the award show, hosted by Jason McCoy (who was … Continue reading CMAO Awards 2016 Wrap and Photo Review!

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