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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.

Ferraro NXNE 2017

NXNE 2017 Port Lands: Ferraro Q&A

Friday was the first day of the NXNE Port Lands shows and we were there for the first band of the day, Ferraro. Ferraro is Cosmo Ferraro on guitar and vocals, Tally Ferraro on bass and vocals, Gianni Ferraro on drums and vocals and Tom Ionescu on guitar and vocals. They are a band of three … Continue reading NXNE 2017 Port Lands: Ferraro Q&A

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NXNE 2017 Club Lands: Crown Lands, The Anti-Queens and Sweatshop Kids – NXNE Curator Series – Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent)

Sweatshop Kids started off the showcase. The trio of Walsh, Turvey and Hover were loud, they were sweaty and they weren’t kids. Listing hardcore-dance-punk-nu-metal-knuckle-funk as their genre on their Facebook page, we going to go with that. The music was great, the singer super interesting and that haircut just kept making me smile. It’s weird but … Continue reading NXNE 2017 Club Lands: Crown Lands, The Anti-Queens and Sweatshop Kids – NXNE Curator Series – Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent)

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NXNE 2017 Club Lands: The Lazys – NXNE Curator Series – Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent)

The Lazys are not a band for the faint-hearted and on June 22nd at the Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) Curator Series at The Horseshoe Tavern, The Lazys brought everything they had and left it on the stage. Not to be outdone, their fans took it up a notch and matched the band with their energy and … Continue reading NXNE 2017 Club Lands: The Lazys – NXNE Curator Series – Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent)

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Kira Isabella and JoJo Mason at Mohawk Racetrack

On Saturday, June 17th I had the pleasure of attending 34th running of the North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack. It wasn’t the horses and drivers that brought me there but the live entertainment. Woodbine Entertainment put on an amazing event with prizes including the best seats in the house, a $1000 prize, fun NA … Continue reading Kira Isabella and JoJo Mason at Mohawk Racetrack

Dallas Smith and Vayda - Sky Stays This Blue Video

Sky Stays This Blue: Dallas Smith Video Release

Dallas Smith has found the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day with the release of his new video for Sky Stays This Blue. The video shares his life at home with his 3-year-old daughter Vayda and gives us a glimpse into some cherished, love filled moments. “This video means everything to me,” shares Smith. “Vayda … Continue reading Sky Stays This Blue: Dallas Smith Video Release

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NXNE 2017 – Where We’ll Be

North by Northeast has revealed the final pieces of their schedule and it includes the one-day Future Land conference. They’ve got some cool sessions on Wednesday, June 21st, the price is a very reasonable $29 and you can get them here. Want to know all about the festival? Visit our previous post – NXNE 2017 … Continue reading NXNE 2017 – Where We’ll Be

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2017 Canadian National Exhibition: Northern Comfort Saloon Announcement

This week the Canadian National Exhibition announced its first round of Northern Comfort Saloon performers. Now don’t panic, we haven’t even started summer yet but it is nice to be able to look forward to some of our favourite country artists playing right here in our backyard at The Ex. The Northern Comfort Saloon is … Continue reading 2017 Canadian National Exhibition: Northern Comfort Saloon Announcement

Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist 2017

Enter Now: Boots & Hearts 2017 Emerging Artist Showcase

Presented by Chevrolet (new in 2017), the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase has helped to launch the careers of Tebey and Tim Hicks (2012), The Reklaws (2013), Ty Baynton, Runaway Angel, Trinity Bradshaw (2014), Johnson Crook, Kris Barclay, James Barker Band, (2015), Jesse Gold and Vanessa Marie Carter (2016) and more!If you think you’ve got what … Continue reading Enter Now: Boots & Hearts 2017 Emerging Artist Showcase

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

The Honest Heart Collective - Adelaide Hall - Canadian Music Week 2017

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