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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

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

Crown Lands - NXNE 2017 - Horseshoe Tavern

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)

The Lazys - crowd - NXNE 2017 - Horseshoe Tavern

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)

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

Mohawk Racing Pepsi NA Cup Kira Isabella

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

CNE Northern Comfort Saloon

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

WayHome 2017 Preview: The Darcys Top 5

The Toronto duo of Jason Couse and Wes Marskell will be live and loud with their good time vibes and groovy tunes this summer at WayHome, as The Darcys hit the stage on Saturday, July 29th. We had the chance to see The Darcys on stage at The Phoenix at WayHome for the Holidays in … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: The Darcys Top 5

Summer Ontario Fun Tour: The Lazys Hit The Road!

If you believe that rock and roll should be played hard, fast, and loud… we’ve got a prescription for The Lazys that we think you should fill immediately during the Summer Ontario Fun Tour. And if you’re in Ontario, your chance is coming quick to see these five Aussie rockandrollers get on stage, sweat, sing, … Continue reading Summer Ontario Fun Tour: The Lazys Hit The Road!

USS GreaterTorontoDay

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

Johnson Crook - The Middle Coast - The Dakota Tavern

The Making Of: The Middle Coast and Johnson Crook take Toronto

For future reference, The Dakota Tavern is an excellent place visit on a Friday night to start your long weekend. To kick off our May Long, we hit our favourite basement in Toronto to see The Middle Coast and Johnson Crook – two bands with deep Manitoba roots, making good music, and having good times. … Continue reading The Making Of: The Middle Coast and Johnson Crook take Toronto

Iron & Ashes: Andrew Hyatt Album Review and Q&A

Sometimes it’s hard not to write about artists and albums without using tired adjectives and metaphors. Sometimes it’s easy to just lean on previously printed sentiment and move on. But sometimes it isn’t easy, sometimes there’s more to the story, and more to the music. It really feels like this is one of those times. … Continue reading Iron & Ashes: Andrew Hyatt Album Review and Q&A

Royal Blood - The Edge Secret Show

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