All posts by Trish Cassling

About Trish Cassling

Writer/Photographer/Editor If you have any questions or are interested in working together you can reach me at trish@thereviewsarein.com. Follow me on my personal Twitter account or my Instagram account – @trishca.

Canadian Music Week Wave 2

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

Five Favourite Things That Happened on the Grammys

First I’m going to start by saying, last night’s Grammys show was a long one. It wasn’t perfect but it didn’t need to be. James Cordon did a good job as host and I honestly wasn’t sure when he started with his entrance, if it was for real or not. And then he rolled down … Continue reading Five Favourite Things That Happened on the Grammys

Lady Gaga NFL Super Bowl

Lady Gaga Takes On The Super Bowl LI Half-Time Show

We’re heading into Super Bowl LI with an eye on Lady Gaga. Yeah, it’s a big game but we’re not here to predict the game, we’re here to talk about the half-time show! Last year Gaga stepped up to sing the National Anthem and landed herself in the top 10 all-time performances. This year she’s … Continue reading Lady Gaga Takes On The Super Bowl LI Half-Time Show

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New World Alphabet: USS Album Review

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of USS aka Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker. The band is made up of the unique combination of vocalist, guitarist, and erhu player Ashley Buchholz (aka Ash Boo-Schultz) and turntablist/hype man Jason “Human Kebab” Parsons. The boys started their careers in the west end of Toronto, … Continue reading New World Alphabet: USS Album Review

Dierks Bentley Black Video

Black: Dierks Bentley Video Release

Have you seen it yet? Dierks Bentley has just released a video for the title track Black. This is the third single off the album Black and it’s very different. Somewhere on a Beach was fun, upbeat with a hip-hop feel and Different for Girls offers up an understanding, kind feeling, featuring uber talented Elle King. Both hit the number one … Continue reading Black: Dierks Bentley Video Release

Denise Donlon and Murray McLauchlan CCMA Green Carpet 2017

Denise Donlon – Fearless As Possible [Interview]

Over the holidays I got my hands on a copy of Fearless As Possible (Under the Circumstances): A Memoir, written by one of my favourite people, Denise Donlon. To be clear, I don’t know Denise personally, but I feel like we grew up together. From the early days at MuchMusic through her Sony Music and … Continue reading Denise Donlon – Fearless As Possible [Interview]

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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

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Sunlight Fading Away: Pigeon Park Q&A and Contest!

Vancouver-based band Pigeon Park have been around a while (formed in 2008) and they’ve been working hard. Hard at the music, hard at the relationships and hard at keeping things fresh. Their Facebook bio describes them as having “impeccable musicianship, high energy live shows and a uniquely powerful sound; a seamless blend of classic and modern … Continue reading Sunlight Fading Away: Pigeon Park Q&A and Contest!

Nicole Rayy Dig Promo Shot

Nicole Rayy: Dig Q&A

Nicole Rayy has a brand new album out, Dig, her first full-length album. It’s ten tracks and it wouldn’t be country music without a story.  It’s about relationships, taking chances and believing in love’s offerings. We had the chance to chat with Nicole about the album, Shanghai and lots more. Check out the shot from the … Continue reading Nicole Rayy: Dig Q&A

Shae Dupuy Gibson Guitar Lounge

Shae Dupuy: Brave Q&A and Review

Last week I got the chance to spend some time hanging around the Gibson Guitar Lounge with Shae Dupuy. The reason for the hangout? Shae’s got a brand new EP out, it’s called Brave, it was released on October 28th and it’s outstanding! Brave‘s seven tracks include two previously released singles, Tin Man and Drink … Continue reading Shae Dupuy: Brave Q&A and Review

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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

102.1 The Edge 2016 Casby Awards

102.1 the Edge Presents The 2016 CASBY Awards

With Performances from Modern Space, Darcys, Banners, Finger Eleven and Sam Roberts Band Where to even start… what an amazing night at The Phoenix! From the first note of the first band, I was all in. Yeah, there were awards, and they were cool, very cool but the performances, they were incredible! First on the … Continue reading 102.1 the Edge Presents The 2016 CASBY Awards

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Girl Problems: Chris Lane Q&A

I’ve been listening to Chris Lane‘s Girl Problems and while it’s definitely a country album, it’s also so much more. There are hints of R&B, dance beats, with hints of pop, add some amazing rock guitar, energetic banjo, and Chris’ mean falsetto, it all comes together perfectly. Fix has been a big success for the singer-songwriter … Continue reading Girl Problems: Chris Lane Q&A

CCMA Awards 2016: Saturday Night w/ Doc Walker, Jesse Slack & Johnson Crook Photo Review

On Saturday we were pulling double duty covering both the Canadian Country Music Association‘s First 2016 Awards Ceremony and the Outdoor Stage. Night after night, the crowd at the Country Music Week’s outdoor stage continued to grow and by Saturday evening the Talbot Street/Covent Market space was jammed with concert goers. Opening up was Johnson Crook, … Continue reading CCMA Awards 2016: Saturday Night w/ Doc Walker, Jesse Slack & Johnson Crook Photo Review

Mobile 10 Year Anniversary

Mobile: Tomorrow Starts Today 10th Year Anniversary Show

There have been some great 10 year Anniversary tours this past year and while this isn’t a tour but a single show, we’re very excited that it’s happening. In case you haven’t heard Mobile is coming together for one night in Montreal to play “Tomorrow Starts Today” from start to finish. The show is coming … Continue reading Mobile: Tomorrow Starts Today 10th Year Anniversary Show