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Jess Moskaluke at CBC feature

Kill Your Love: Jess Moskaluke Green Room Interview, Toronto

Jess Moskaluke, three time Canadian Country Music Association award winner for Female Artist of the Year, Juno winner for Country Album of the Year (2017, Kiss Me Quiet), and one of Canada’s biggest country stars, has new music to share with the world, and is making the rounds to tell her stories. We caught up … Continue reading Kill Your Love: Jess Moskaluke Green Room Interview, Toronto

Witness: Runaway Angel Video Premiere

Runaway Angel is back with new music for country fans, and it starts with the release of their new music video for Witness. The song will be on the band’s new album Zero, which will be released in full on October 27, and is available for pre-order now at iTunes. And today, the music video … Continue reading Witness: Runaway Angel Video Premiere

The Beaches Late Show Feature

Late Show: The Beaches Album Review

Toronto rock and roll quartet, The Beaches, have released their much anticipated full-length debut album, Late Show, and fans of the band have reason to rejoice. Named for their neighbourhood in the east end of the city, the band has been putting in work on stage for the last four years, building their GRL BND … Continue reading Late Show: The Beaches Album Review

Barney Bentall at Toronto's Dakota Tavern

The Drifter and the Preacher: Barney Bentall at The Dakota Tavern

On a beautiful October Thursday night, friends, family, and fans filled The Dakota Tavern for a sold-out show to hear Barney Bentall play songs from his newly released album The Drifter & The Preacher, with some old favourites thrown in for good measure. It’s been thirty years since the Something to Live For video propelled Barney and … Continue reading The Drifter and the Preacher: Barney Bentall at The Dakota Tavern

Every Little Thing: Carly Pearce Album Review

Carly Pearce has released one of the most highly anticipated country albums of 2017, and Every Little Thing is living up to the hype. The Big Machine Label Group artist has had the push behind her with the fan and radio reaction to the title track, Every Little Thing, earlier this summer. Since then, Pearce … Continue reading Every Little Thing: Carly Pearce Album Review

Made In The Name Of Rock N Roll: One Bad Son Album Review

Saskatoon rock and rollers, One Bad Son, are back with new music, releasing their fifth album, Made In The Name Of Rock N Roll to the world. The boys from the Canadian Prairies have been hard at work their entire careers playing, writing, and recording, and the excitement that they share with their fans for … Continue reading Made In The Name Of Rock N Roll: One Bad Son Album Review

NXNE Moves Back Downtown for 2018!

The 2018 music festival season just got a boost in Toronto with the news that NXNE will be coming back to Yonge-Dundas next summer. The move by the 10-day festival will include three days of programming from June 15 to 17 – that will transform Yonge Street into a full on festival village that will … Continue reading NXNE Moves Back Downtown for 2018!

Past The Past: Jess Moskaluke CBC Music First Play Contest

Since Jess Moskaluke first hit our radar in early 2014 we’ve been all in on the Saskatchewan singer. And now that she’s prepping to release a new EP, Past The Past, we’re as excited as ever for what’s next in her career. Related: Jess Moskaluke Boots & Hearts Preview Interview, 2014 As an early celebration … Continue reading Past The Past: Jess Moskaluke CBC Music First Play Contest

We Are Thankful For Music

As Thanksgiving is celebrated in homes this weekend, we would like to stop for a moment and give thanks for all that we have and are able to do. As music fans, we are thankful for the abundance of new music we are able to discover and listen to on a regular basis. Whether those … Continue reading We Are Thankful For Music

Brett Kissel, We Were That Song Tour Announcement, Part 1

The Canadian Country Music Association’s 2017 Male Artist of the Year, Brett Kissel is hitting the road in 2018 on the We Were That Song tour! The Flat Lake, Alberta native will visit five provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario) on the tour, with 38 concerts scheduled over January, February and March. It’s a … Continue reading Brett Kissel, We Were That Song Tour Announcement, Part 1

Sam Outlaw

Tenderheart: Sam Outlaw, Michaela Anne, and The Rifle & The Writer in Toronto

On a warm Monday night, Sam Outlaw brought country music to Longboat Hall in Toronto. With openers Michaela Anne and The Rifle & The Writer in tow, Outlaw’s show put a groove into the evening, and kept the audience tapping their toes from start to finish. Outlaw has been touring extensively in 2017 in support … Continue reading Tenderheart: Sam Outlaw, Michaela Anne, and The Rifle & The Writer in Toronto

Fight! Red Carpet Rumble for Unison Benevolent Fund

On Thursday night in Toronto, 20 tough as nails music industry professionals stepped into the ring to square off in support of the Unison Benevolent Fund. Red Carpet Rumble (hosted by Fearless Fred of 102.1 The Edge), saw music industry men and women, (trained, taught and ready to rumble), came to The Concert Hall at … Continue reading Fight! Red Carpet Rumble for Unison Benevolent Fund

Life Changes: Thomas Rhett Album Review

Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes may be the most aptly titled album of 2017. The new father of two has now released his third studio album, has already gone to number one on the US Country Airplay chart with Craving You, and is set to keep that momentum going. Life Changes is a monster album, with … Continue reading Life Changes: Thomas Rhett Album Review

There Goes The Neighbourhood: Nice Horse Album Review

Nice Horse is in the saddle and ready to ride with the release of their debut album, There Goes The Neighbourhood. The four talented women out of Calgary, Alberta have put together a solid collection of eight tracks as a follow up to their four track EP release earlier this year (A Little Unstable). And … Continue reading There Goes The Neighbourhood: Nice Horse Album Review

15 Boots & Hearts 2018 Artist Predictions

With the dates for Boots & Hearts 2018 released and our recovery from the 2017 festival complete, it’s time to look at our predictions for BH7 next August. As always, the names listed below have been picked because we fully believe there is a chance that they could play the festival. Yes, we’d love to … Continue reading 15 Boots & Hearts 2018 Artist Predictions