Category Archives: Entertainment

2017 Canadian National Exhibition Northern Comfort Saloon Lineup and Schedule

If you like cold drink and hot country music, the Northern Comfort Saloon at the Canadian National Exhibition should be on your to do list this summer! We’ve been checking out the Northern Comfort Saloon since year one in 2014, and every year there’s a pretty fantastic selection of country music to sing, drink, and … Continue reading 2017 Canadian National Exhibition Northern Comfort Saloon Lineup and Schedule

2017 Canadian National Exhibition Bandshell Stage Lineup and Schedule

Every Toronto summer ends the same way, with the Canadian National Exhibition and its rides, food, and entertainment. And now, still a month and a half away from opening day, we have a schedule and lineup for the legendary CNE Bandshell stage. As always, all concerts are included with the price of CNE admission, making … Continue reading 2017 Canadian National Exhibition Bandshell Stage Lineup and Schedule

Celebrating Summer: Arkells, July Talk & Friends Rock Toronto!

Summer days and nights are better with live music. And Saturday night in Toronto, there was live music flowing and 17,000 happy listeners soaking it in as The Arkells and July Talk headlined one of the first outdoor big rock and roll shows of summer 2017. With the sun still shining down, thousands of music … Continue reading Celebrating Summer: Arkells, July Talk & Friends Rock Toronto!

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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)

Moments: Jessica Mitchell, the Feature

Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, Jessica Mitchell knows that, she told us that. But in those moments when it seems darkest, inspiration is abundant, and art is made. One year ago Mitchell’s life presented two bright moments that changed the course of her career, and thrust her into a spotlight that she didn’t expect … Continue reading Moments: Jessica Mitchell, the Feature

Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: Tim Hicks Top 10

Dear Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 attendees, be prepared for a party when Tim Hicks hits the main stage on Sunday, July 9th! This Canadian country music star has been burning things up since he first hit the charts in 2012 with Get By. In the time since, he’s been all over the radio, played … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: Tim Hicks Top 10

Recording “Rise Over Run”: Crown Lands Episode 4 Premiere

It was almost a year ago when we stumbled upon Crown Lands (Kevin Comeau and Cody Bowles) when they were opening a show we were covering at The Rivoli on Queen West in Toronto. And truth be told, we’ve been fans ever since. It’s been a very busy, productive year for Crown Lands. They’ve been … Continue reading Recording “Rise Over Run”: Crown Lands Episode 4 Premiere

WayHome 2017 Preview: Royal Blood Top 5

As we get closer to WayHome 2017, our playlists have started to include more and more music from the artists that will be on the Burl’s Creek stages… including Royal Blood. The duo out of Brighton, England will hit the stage on Saturday, July 29th before Imagine Dragons headlines the night. And based on their … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Royal Blood Top 5

Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: High Valley Top 10

On Friday night (July 7, 2017) at Cavendish Beach Music Festival, country music fans will see two of Alberta’s favourite sons come to Prince Edward Island, take the stage and make it theirs. High Valley, perhaps the most successful Canadian country act in the United States right now, will bring their bluegrass inspired songs the … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: High Valley Top 10

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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

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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

WayHome 2017 Preview: Frank Ocean Top 10

With WayHome 2017 getting closer and closer, our preparation and excitement continues to grow and grow. And one of the acts that we’re most excited to see is Frank Ocean, who will headline the main stage on Sunday, July 30. Ocean is a main event performer, he’s a connector of music fans and communities. And … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Frank Ocean Top 10

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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