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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.

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CMW 2017: UTA / Julian Taylor Band with One Bad Son, Birds of Bellwoods and Friends

Saturday night of Canadian Music Week is huge. And while there are a couple of shows on Sunday, it’s really the last night of big, late shows. And… it’s Saturday night with a 4:00 AM last call! We found ourselves at The Horseshoe Tavern for the United Talent Agency’s Showcase featuring The Julian Taylor Band. … Continue reading CMW 2017: UTA / Julian Taylor Band with One Bad Son, Birds of Bellwoods and Friends

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CMW 2017 Interview: The Honest Heart Collective

Early in the week, we had a chance to chat with The Honest Heart Collective before their Canadian Music Week opening night showcase. Thanks to Kevin Heerema and Ryan MacDonald for taking time between sound checks and all that other stuff bands do before a show, to talk to us. It was a busy time and we … Continue reading CMW 2017 Interview: The Honest Heart Collective

Aces Wyld

5 Quick Questions with Aces Wyld

Aces Wyld, a band out of Saskatoon hit Toronto, along with so many other bands for Canadian Music Week. They headlined a showcase on Thursday night at Boots and Bourbon and we had the chance to ask the guys 5 Questions. Q1: What artist/band would you most love to have on a bill with you? … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Aces Wyld

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CMW 2017: The Indies

One of our favourite things during Canadian Music Week is The Indies. Sponsored by Jim Beam and Indie88 it’s a fun night of music and recognition. There were some amazing performances and we’ve got the full list of nominees and winners at the end of this post. First up, The Jim Beam Make History Talent … Continue reading CMW 2017: The Indies

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5 Quick Questions with Silver Love Club

In our latest 5 Quick Questions, we talk to Michael Votano of Silver Love Club about changes, new music, food and more! Silver Love Club have lots of shows during Canadian Music Week including opening night at the Honest Heart Collective Showcase and The Aussie Night Out Showcase. Check here for dates, places and times! Q1: … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Silver Love Club

The Honest Heart Collective - Adelaide Hall - CMW 2017

CMW 2017: The Honest Heart Collective Showcase

Canadian Music Week opening night, finally! On Tuesday night we headed to Adelaide Hall a little early to interview tonight’s headliners, The Honest Heart Collective. We’ll have that interview up shortly. But let’s talk about tonight’s lineup. I like to call this one, the night of rock bands and their fabulous frontmen. First on stage were … Continue reading CMW 2017: The Honest Heart Collective Showcase

CMW 2017: Trish’s 3 Don’t Miss Shows ft. The Honest Heart Collective, Aussie Night Out, UTA Showcase ft Julian Taylor Band

It’s almost here! Canadian Music Week is so close I can taste it. There are so many choices and to help you with your planning, I’ve picked three shows that I think you shouldn’t miss during CMW 2017. The Honest Heart Collective – Adelaide Hall Tuesday, April 18, 2017 The Honest Heart Collective / Texas King … Continue reading CMW 2017: Trish’s 3 Don’t Miss Shows ft. The Honest Heart Collective, Aussie Night Out, UTA Showcase ft Julian Taylor Band

5 Quick Questions with The Dead Love

We’ve got another CMW 5 Quick Questions for you. This time we’re talking to Clint Ossington of The Dead Love. We came across this band last year at the Aussie BBQ and I fell hard for their music. It’s grunge, it’s rock, it’s loud except when it’s not. Some of my favourite tracks are the … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with The Dead Love

CMW 2017: Aussie Night Out Showcase

You may have noticed that there was no Aussie BBQ listed among the CMW Showcases this year. Well as of Thursday we’re thrilled to announce that there will be an Aussie Showcase after all. The Aussie Night Out Showcase will take place on Thursday, April 20th with doors at 6:00 pm at the newly relocated … Continue reading CMW 2017: Aussie Night Out Showcase

Pretty City

5 Quick Questions with Pretty City

It’s no secret that I have a special place in my heart for Aussie bands. So it should come as no surprise that my next “5 Quick Questions” is with Aussie band Pretty City. The boys call Melbourne home and their CMW bio describes their music like this… “combine Smashing Pumpkins-esque fuzzed out guitars with … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Pretty City

Honey Beard

5 Quick Questions with Honey Beard

As we get close to Canadian Music Week 2017 we’ve got some 5 Quick Questions entries for you. First up is Honey Beard. When I wrote my second round announcement post I gave this band a listen and loved them. The Irish-Canadian Dark Synth-Pop duo calls Toronto home and they can be seen at the Lisbon … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Honey Beard

Hollerado - Sugar Beach Session

Hollerado at 102.1 The Edge – Sugar Beach Sessions

What’s the best thing to brighten up a grey, gloomy day? Why watching Hollerado doing a 102.1 The Edge’s Sugar Beach Session of course! There’s nothing like live music to cheer up a rainy day.Edge DJ Adam, took no time in letting us know that the new Hollerado record, Born Yesterday, comes out next week. He … Continue reading Hollerado at 102.1 The Edge – Sugar Beach Sessions

Juno Fest

Coming Soon: JUNOFEST 2017 – Ottawa, ON

The JUNOS are coming! The JUNOS are coming! But, before we get to the JUNOS, we’ve got JUNO Week and JUNO Fest. JUNO Week starts March 30th with the JUNO Cup Jam. Featuring performances at The Bourbon Room with Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine), Amanda Rheaume, Barney Bentall (High Bar Gang), Cosmo Ferraro (Ferraro), Darryl James (The Strumbellas), … Continue reading Coming Soon: JUNOFEST 2017 – Ottawa, ON

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NXNE 2017 – Round 1 Artist Announcement

North by Northeast has released their first 2017 artist announcement and it’s a good start. Now entering it’s 22nd year,  the annual Toronto music festival returns to the Port Lands with Passion Pit, Tyler, the Creator and Post Malone in the headlining position for fthis venue. Also included in today’s announcement, Bleachers, Sleigh Bells, The Soul Rebels … Continue reading NXNE 2017 – Round 1 Artist Announcement

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