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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.

Steve Fest 2017: NLP, Zebra And The Bandit, Johnny Nocash and More

On Sunday night I attended my first Steve Fest. This year’s edition was held at Toronto’s Hard Luck Bar and included NLP, Zebra And The Bandit, Johnny Nocash & The Celtic Outlaws, Dawn Valley, Her Majesty the King, and The Curse Within. Additional bands which hit the stage before we arrived included This Is A Crisis,  Words … Continue reading Steve Fest 2017: NLP, Zebra And The Bandit, Johnny Nocash and More

WayHome 2017 - Andy Shauf

The Party: Andy Shauf at WayHome 2017

As we headed into the evening, Andy Shauf and his band took the WayAway stage. Playing songs from his 2016 release The Party and more to an appreciative WayHome crowd, the quiet singer-songwriter commanded the audience. We love the WayAway stage for its ability to create a very intimate setting while still being able to accommodate … Continue reading The Party: Andy Shauf at WayHome 2017

WayHome 2017 - Constantines

Young Offenders: Constantines at WayHome 2017

It’s been a while since we’ve had a new Constantines album, and to be honest we were thrilled that they were included in this year’s WayHome lineup.  And based on the WayHome crowd’s response, we were not alone. Checking out their social media accounts it’s hard to get a feel for what’s going on but … Continue reading Young Offenders: Constantines at WayHome 2017

New Music Spotlight: The Royal Foundry, Adam Gregory, Noah Smith, Murder Murder and Grace Mitchell

From my inbox, with this edition, we’re highlighting bands from Edmonton, Brown County, Sudbury, and Portland. A wide range of genres including Electro-Synth-Pop, Country, Bluegrass and Alt-Indie. So please settle in for a few minutes and check them out. Let’s do this! Artist: The Royal Foundry Hometown: Edmonton Genre: Electro-Alt-POP Related Artists: Magic Giant, The … Continue reading New Music Spotlight: The Royal Foundry, Adam Gregory, Noah Smith, Murder Murder and Grace Mitchell

WayHome 2017 - Colony House

Only The Lonely: Colony House at WayHome 2017

Taking the WayBright Stage on Sunday at 3:00 PM were Franklin, Tennessee based band Colony House. It was bright, sunny and smoking hot but the four-piece alt rock band played a high energy set to a very enthusiastic crowd. Named after the housing complex where some of the guys lived in Franklin, TN the band … Continue reading Only The Lonely: Colony House at WayHome 2017

Boots and Hearts Empty Emerging Artist Stage

2017 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artists Showcase Preview

Over the years we’ve seen some amazing acts come through the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase. Artists that have become household names like Tebey, Tim Hicks and The James Barker Band as well as some of our favourites including Johnson Crook, Birds of Bellwoods, Runaway Angel, The Reklaws, Trinity Bradshaw, Jesse Gold and last year’s … Continue reading 2017 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artists Showcase Preview

WayHome 2017 - ScHoolboy Q

Blank Face: ScHoolboy Q at WayHome 2017

Under the hot summer sun, thousands of fans crowded around the WayHome stage. They bounced, they echoed back his words and they showed ScHoolboy Q all the love he could have hoped for. A ton of energy flowed back and forth between the stage and the crowd and the set created an afternoon highlight! Check … Continue reading Blank Face: ScHoolboy Q at WayHome 2017

WayHome 2017 - Danny Brown

Ain’t It Funny: Danny Brown at WayHome 2017

Late on Friday night, after the sun went down, after Flume was done on the WayHome main stage and after the calendar had flipped to Saturday, Danny Brown hit the WayAway stage to put on a show. Tucked away in the woods at the smaller stage, with little to no lights, Danny Brown created a very … Continue reading Ain’t It Funny: Danny Brown at WayHome 2017

Sleep In The Heat: PUP at WayHome 2017

PUP have been on my must shoot list for sometime. I’d heard amazing things about their live shows and I was not disappointed by their Saturday performance on the WayAway stage. The boys hit the stage with seemingly limitless energy greeted by adoring, enthusiastic fans. It was a match made in heaven. Check out the … Continue reading Sleep In The Heat: PUP at WayHome 2017

WayHome 2017 - The Dirty Nil

Minimum R&B: The Dirty Nil at WayHome 2017

Since we first saw The Dirty Nil at Canadian Music Week 2014 the boys from Hamilton have come a long way. And on Sunday at WayHome, the 2017 Juno winners for Breakthrough Group of the Year showed everyone why they’re rising the ranks in Canadian rock. Check out the pics from The Dirty Nil’s performance … Continue reading Minimum R&B: The Dirty Nil at WayHome 2017

WayHome 2017 - WayHome Barn at Night

WayHome 2017: Day 1 Photo Highlights, Trish

Day 1 of WayHome 2017 was filled with sun in the afternoon, and music all day (and late into the night) on the WayBright, WayAway, and WayHome stages. I can’t wait to see what Saturday and Sunday bring. Check out my favourite photos from the day, including shots of festival goers, Cage the Elephant, Andy … Continue reading WayHome 2017: Day 1 Photo Highlights, Trish

New Music Spotlight: Bad Royale ft. Silver, Doc Yates, Ha Ha Tonka, Jillian Steele and Wayward Transmissions

From my inbox, with this edition, we’re highlighting bands from San Diego, Ottawa, West Plains, Nashville and Langley. A wide range of genres including Moombahton, Country, Rock and Pop. Take a few minutes and check them out. You won’t regret it. Let’s do this! Artist: Bad Royale ft. Silver Hometown: Magicland, CA  – Yeah, it really … Continue reading New Music Spotlight: Bad Royale ft. Silver, Doc Yates, Ha Ha Tonka, Jillian Steele and Wayward Transmissions

WayHome 2017 Preview: Danny Brown Top 10

One of the biggest late night acts hitting  WayHome will be Detroit’s Danny Brown, slated to take the WayAway Stage at 12:15 am on Friday night. This is one we’re really looking forward to. His latest tour to support his new album, Atrocity Exhibition has taken the rapper all over North America with stops in The UK, Sweden … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Danny Brown Top 10

WayHome 2017 Preview: Flume Top 5

Flume, aka Harley Edward Streten, the Australian electronic instrumentalist, DJ and producer is Friday night’s big headliner and with a 2017 Grammy win for the Best Dance/Electronic Album, he’s the headliner the festival needs to get the weekend started with a big bang. Playing since the age of 11, a box of Nutrigrain cereal with a free music production disk … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Flume Top 5