Category Archives: ~Photos by Trish Cassling

Drinkin’ Problem: Midland Comes North to Toronto

On a quiet Tuesday in Toronto, with much of the music community still hungover from Canadian Music Week, three dudes from Texas made their first visit to Canada and played a showcase at the Dakota Tavern. Midland, all the way from small town Dripping Springs, TX, hit the small stage in front of fans and … Continue reading Drinkin’ Problem: Midland Comes North to Toronto

Julian Taylor - Julian Taylor Showcase - CMW2017

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

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 Preview: 19 Songs You Need to Hear at Canadian Music Week 2017!

The schedule is crazy. There are bands all over the city from all over the world. So here we are to try and give you some guidance. Even if you can’t make it to every concert and showcase, you can start finding new music, and singing along to the tracks you know, with these 19 … Continue reading CMW Preview: 19 Songs You Need to Hear at Canadian Music Week 2017!

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

Get Ready for the Remix: Arkells’ My Heart’s Always Yours

If you’re old enough to remember buying CD singles, you remember the awesomeness that was single remixes. And if you’re not old enough to remember buying CD singles… we’ve got good news for you! To all of our good fortune, there are four new remixes of My Heart’s Always Yours, the third single from Arkell’s … Continue reading Get Ready for the Remix: Arkells’ My Heart’s Always Yours

5 Quick Questions with The Strumbellas!

While we were hanging out at OMDC’s Ontario JUNO Award Nominee Reception in Toronto last week, we had the chance to catch up with Izzy and Jon of The Strumbellas for 5 quick questions. Many thanks to Izzy and Jon for taking the time to answer our questions in a crowded and busy room, and … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with The Strumbellas!

5 Quick Questions with Exco Levi!

While we were hanging out at OMDC’s Ontario JUNO Award Nominee Reception in Toronto last week, we had the chance to catch up with Exco Levi for 5 quick questions. Many thanks to Exco Levi for taking the time to answer our questions in a busy room, and congratulations to him on his 2017 Juno … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Exco Levi!

5 Quick Questions with Diana Panton!

While we were hanging out at OMDC’s Ontario JUNO Award Nominee Reception in Toronto last week, we had the chance to catch up with Diana Panton for 5 quick questions. Many thanks to Diana for taking the time to answer the questions in a crowded room, and congratulations to her on the 2017 Juno Award nomination for … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Diana Panton!

5 Quick Questions with The Fretless!

While we were hanging out at OMDC’s Ontario JUNO Award Nominee Reception in Toronto we had the chance to snag Eric and Karrnnel of The Fretless for 5 quick questions. Many thanks to the boys for taking the time to answer the questions in a crowded room, and congratulations to The Fretless on their 2017 Juno Award … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with The Fretless!

5 Quick Questions with Blitz//Berlin!

We had the chance to catch up with Martin and Tristan of Blitz//Berlin at OMDC’s Ontario JUNO Award Nominee Reception in Toronto… so we snagged them for 5 quick questions! Many thanks to the boys for taking the time to stop to chat with us in a busy room, and congratulations to Blitz//Berlin on their … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Blitz//Berlin!

My Bad Imagination: The Band Perry Toronto Pop-Up

It was cold on the streets of Toronto, but inside the Mod Club it was hot when The Band Perry took the stage on Sunday night’s My Bad Imagination popup tour. We’ve been following The Band Perry since 2009 release of Hip To My Heart, and have had the chance to cover them at Boots … Continue reading My Bad Imagination: The Band Perry Toronto Pop-Up

Festival Announcement: The Big Feastival with Weezer, Ben Harper, The Strumbellas and more!

Just when you thought you didn’t have anymore plans to make for the summer… another sure thing comes along. The Big Feastival is coming to Canada – and from August 18 to 20, there will be music, food, and fun for the whole family waiting for you at Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte, Ontario. This festival/feastival has … Continue reading Festival Announcement: The Big Feastival with Weezer, Ben Harper, The Strumbellas and more!

Shae Dupuy The Dakota Tavern February 2017

Brave: Shae Dupuy at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern

On Friday evening we hit the Dakota Tavern to catch country up-and-comer Shae Dupuy – and we don’t regret it for a minute. We’ve had the chance to hang out with Shae, hear her sing, learn a little more about her and her music, but on Friday we finally got to see her stand up … Continue reading Brave: Shae Dupuy at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern