On January 19th we gave you the first wave of artists announced for Canadian Music Week 2017 and today we’ve got the next wave. Get ready, the list jumps from 120 to 367 bands from 24 countries. Big names added to the list include Wolf Parade, Earl Sweatshirt, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Allie X, … Continue reading Canadian Music Week 2017 – Round 2 Artist Announcement
The 2016 summer festival season has already started in Toronto. We’ve had Canadian Music Week, Bestival, Field Trip, NXNE, and that’s not half of what’s coming before the season wraps and fall settles in. As music fans and reviewers this is our busiest and most awesome time of year. When all is said and done … Continue reading Why We Love Summer Festival Season!
With Canadian Music Week in full swing on Thursday night, we headed to The Horseshoe for the Tommy Stinson Showcase. On stage when we arrived was Frankie Lee. Accompanied by drums and a bass player Frankie’s sound drew me to the back of the Horseshoe. He brings a kind of Neil Young alternative country vibe … Continue reading CMW 2016: Tommy Stinson Showcase with Frankie Lee at The Horseshoe
Heartstreets, Lucas DiPasqualie, Kiki Rowe, Amir Obe, HUMANS On Saturday night, our CMW journey found us checking out the amazing talent at The Mod Club. WayHome Music and Arts Festival knows a few things about putting together a great group of talent and Saturday was no exception. Up first were Emma Beko and Gabrielle Godon, better known … Continue reading CMW 2016: WayHome x CMW Showcase
On Tuesday, May 3 at The Phoenix, Boots & Hearts brought a country music party to Toronto! In partnership with KX96 and KX94.7, the Canadian Music Week Hot Shots Showcase featured Blackjack Billy, Meghan Patrick, Eric Ethridge, the James Barker Band, Dani Strong, and Kansas Stone in a 5 hour concert that had the crowd singing, dancing, … Continue reading CMW 2016: Boots & Hearts Hot Shots Showcase – Photo Review
Tuesday night CMW went country at The Phoenix, when Boots & Hearts, KX96, and KX94.7 took over the joint and brought 6 acts up to the stage to take their turns making boots stomp and drinks flow. The party was a pre-celebration of Boots & Hearts 5th anniversary festival this August, but it was also … Continue reading CMW 2016: Boots & Hearts Hot Shots Showcase!
What a difference a year makes… At CMW 2015 we caught Meghan Patrick at a small showcase at The Supermarket. She was awesome, she turned heads, and we were very happy to see her do her thing. And now, just 12 months later, we’ve had the chance to see Meghan start to break out with … Continue reading CMW 2016 Spotlight: Meghan Patrick
The Honest Heart Collective is a six-piece Thunder Bay band getting ready to take Canadian Music Week by storm. The band is made up of Ryan MacDonald on vocals and guitar, Nic MacDonald on bass and vocals, Jay Savage on drums, Kevin Heerema on guitar, Conner Harris on keyboards and vocals, and Keenan Kosolowski on guitar. … Continue reading CMW 2016 Preview: The Honest Heart Collective
CMW is coming… and I am excited! For an entire week Toronto is set to come alive and overflow with music, musicians, and fans. There are 58 official CMW venues, with more than 800 bands, in 7 nights – and while it is impossible to see everyone, and sometimes even everyone you want to see … Continue reading CMW 2016 Preview – Joshua’s Top 5 Must-Sees
Canadian Music Week is just around the corner, and I’m in love. I was a CMW attendee long before I started writing about and shooting shows. I love this festival so much, I’d book vacation time so I could take in as many bands as possible. I love the way it makes our city feel, … Continue reading CMW 2016 Preview – Trish’s Top 5 Must-Sees
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
Now in its 16th year, Canadian Music Week’s Annual Independent Music Awards is one of the biggest nights of the festival. Recognizing artistry in 14 categories, The Indies bring together the best of Canadian indie music for the recognition they deserve. This year’s gala is being presented by Indie88 on Wednesday, May 4th at The … Continue reading CMW 2016 Preview: The Indies
Canadian Music Week is coming… and it’s one of our favourite times of year in the city. The bars and clubs will be filled with artists and fans, there will be new music to discover, and on May 3rd at The Phoenix, there will be country music, brought to you by Boots & Hearts! Yup, … Continue reading CMW 2016 Preview: Boots & Hearts Hot Shots Showcase
We’ve been on the Meghan Patrick train for a long time… and now we’re ready for a lot of new people to jump on with us! Today Meghan releases her debut solo single, Bow Chicka Wow Wow, to the world, and we are super happy for her. Since we first saw her singing lead with … Continue reading Meghan Patrick Single Release: Bow Chicka Wow Wow
We’re always told not to judge a book by its cover. BUT, when you look at the boys from The Lazys with their long hair, healthy beards, ink, and beers in their hands – it’s hard not to see rock and roll. This week we sat down with lead singer Leon Harrison and guitarist Matty … Continue reading Black Rebel Tour: The Lazys Come Back to Canada