The Katherines are always looking for a silver lining… and right now they’ve found one. With the release of their debut album, To Bring You My Heart (604 Records), these three young women from Vancouver are introducing themselves to the musical world with gusto. To Bring You My Heart (TBYMH) travels through its 13 song … Continue reading To Bring You My Heart: The Katherines Album Review & Feature
In July 2016, JJ Shiplett released The EP, featuring four songs that instantly captured us and landed in our personal high rotation. And now, six month later, JJ has 11 tracks packaged together on his debut full-length album, Something To Believe In. And at the risk of being corny, JJ’s sound is certainly something to … Continue reading Something To Believe In: JJ Shiplett Album Review
Joey Landreth has a Juno Award, a heap of critical acclaim for this guitar skills, and a brand new solo album that you should really listen to. Whiskey, is a seven song record from the younger of The Bros. Landreth, and offers a chance to feature Joey’s good (like really good) guitar work and his … Continue reading Whiskey: Joey Landreth Album Review
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of USS aka Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker. The band is made up of the unique combination of vocalist, guitarist, and erhu player Ashley Buchholz (aka Ash Boo-Schultz) and turntablist/hype man Jason “Human Kebab” Parsons. The boys started their careers in the west end of Toronto, … Continue reading New World Alphabet: USS Album Review
Have you seen it yet? Dierks Bentley has just released a video for the title track Black. This is the third single off the album Black and it’s very different. Somewhere on a Beach was fun, upbeat with a hip-hop feel and Different for Girls offers up an understanding, kind feeling, featuring uber talented Elle King. Both hit the number one … Continue reading Black: Dierks Bentley Video Release
In a country music landscape currently being filled with four song EPs and 10 song albums, Miranda Lambert just said fuck it and released a 24 track double album that may well define her career. But not in the way that a lot of radio fans and listeners were expecting. The Weight Of These Wings … Continue reading The Weight Of These Wings: Miranda Lambert Album Review
Last week I got the chance to spend some time hanging around the Gibson Guitar Lounge with Shae Dupuy. The reason for the hangout? Shae’s got a brand new EP out, it’s called Brave, it was released on October 28th and it’s outstanding! Brave‘s seven tracks include two previously released singles, Tin Man and Drink … Continue reading Shae Dupuy: Brave Q&A and Review
I’ve spent the last week listening almost non-stop to Ivory Hours, Morning Light and I have to admit I’m having a very hard time picking a favourite track. If you pressed me really hard, I’d have to say the lead track Dreamer is my fav. The London, ON pop-rock trio has put together an amazingly … Continue reading CMW 2016 Preview: Ivory Hours, Morning Light Review and Q&A
We had a chance to sit down for coffee this morning with Jordan McIntosh and talk about Steal Your Heart, the upcoming festival season and some other fun stuff. Our thoughts on the new album? We love it, but is it really a debut? The answer is yes and it seems like that’s surprising to … Continue reading Steal Your Heart: Jordan McIntosh Album Review and Q&A
Dirty Mountain released their first full length album on March 18th. It’s country, it’s folky, it’s rocky, and it’s roots-y. It’s terrific. Hailing from Victoria, BC the band features Elli Hart on lead vocals, Lane Ardnt on lead guitar, Gord Light on bass, and Tom Salter sitting behind the drum kit. The music is tight, … Continue reading Introducing Dirty Mountain: Album Review
With a HUGE POP from the crowd, Vancouver’s Marianas Trench took the Air Canada Centre stage and kicked off a headlining set that left no fan wanting for anything but more of the same when it ended. High Energy ✓ Polished Production ✓ Crowd Connection ✓ Great Sound ✓ Fun ✓ With a jam-packed set of 18 songs, the 4 … Continue reading Never Say Die: Marianas Trench Live at Air Canada Centre, Toronto!
Tuesday night in Toronto we were treated to a whole lot of musicianship and good times when the pride of Burlington, Ontario hit the stage at the Air Canada Centre in support of Mariana’s Trench and the Never Say Die Tour! YouTube sensation Walk Off The Earth has come a loooong way since they blew … Continue reading Walk Off The Earth: Live at Air Canada Centre, Toronto!
Heart rolled into Toronto on a sleepy Sunday night and showed us all what rock and roll looks like. Ann and Nancy Wilson have been at the rock and roll game an amazing 42 years. What? How is that possible? Playing together since 1974, the Wilson sisters are the original girl power. From their first … Continue reading Heart at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Bobby Wills is back! Not that he ever left really, but every time an artist releases new music it feels like we’re getting them back after they’ve gone away for a little while. For the Calgary country singer it’s been nearly 2 years since his last album, Crazy Enough was released to the world, and … Continue reading Tougher Than Love: Bobby Wills EP Review and Q&A
Marianas Trench, the West Coast, Vancouver-based boys are back after a four-year hiatus, and we think it’s been worth the wait. Astoria, a 17 track album is everything you want in a Marianas Trench album and more. Never a band to shy away from letting us in, by the time we get to the end … Continue reading Astoria: Marianas Trench Album Review and Q&A