We’re heading into Super Bowl LI with an eye on Lady Gaga. Yeah, it’s a big game but we’re not here to predict the game, we’re here to talk about the half-time show! Last year Gaga stepped up to sing the National Anthem and landed herself in the top 10 all-time performances. This year she’s … Continue reading Lady Gaga Takes On The Super Bowl LI Half-Time Show
Vancouver-based band Pigeon Park have been around a while (formed in 2008) and they’ve been working hard. Hard at the music, hard at the relationships and hard at keeping things fresh. Their Facebook bio describes them as having “impeccable musicianship, high energy live shows and a uniquely powerful sound; a seamless blend of classic and modern … Continue reading Sunlight Fading Away: Pigeon Park Q&A and Contest!
With his sixth studio album Dean Brody is doing something familiar… making changes. The Canadian star, fresh off of wins at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards for Single, Songwriter, Video, and Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year, Brody isn’t content to rest on his success or the status quo of his sound. Beautiful … Continue reading Dean Brody: Beautiful Freakshow Q&A, Review and Contest!
Two of our favourite women in Canadian country music are getting ready to hit the road on their first headlining tour in Western Canada… and it’s pretty darn exciting! The Lovelocks (Ali Raney and Zoë Sparrow) have been working hard over the last few years, releasing two EPs and playing for all kinds of crowds across the … Continue reading The Lovelocks: Born To Love Tour Q&A and Contest!
Tim Hicks is no stranger to Canadian country music fans. Since he first hit radio with Get By in 2012, we’ve been hearing his good timin’, boot stompin’ brand of country loud and clear. And now Tim is back! That’s right baby, Tim Hicks’ brand new record, Shake These Walls drops on Friday, September 9, … Continue reading Tim Hicks Shake These Walls Release & Signed CD Giveaway!
Hey country music lovers, this one’s for you!!! We’ll be in London, ON from September 8 to 11 for Canadian country music’s biggest weekend of the year – and we want to meet you. Hell, we don’t just want to meet you, we want to invite you to hang out at THE premium spot all … Continue reading Strut Social House Invite Giveaway: London, ON Sept. 9-11, 2016!
When we got asked to give the new record from The Cadillac Three a listen we were told that it was going to be a game changer, a selection of songs that would push these dudes from Nashville into a new spotlight among country music fans and the industry… but we needed to hear it … Continue reading Bury Me In My Boots: The Cadillac Three Album Review & Contest!
Two and half years ago Meghan Patrick told us that she was going to embark on a solo career in country music… and now, on April 29, 2016, Meghan will introduce country music fans to her debut album, Grace & Grit! Grace & Grit is a 13 song record that moves from upbeat and sassy, … Continue reading Grace & Grit: Meghan Patrick Album Review & Contest!
Chad Brownlee has been riding pretty high on the success of 2014’s The Fighters. He headlined a cross-Canada tour (that we saw in March 2015 at The Mod Club in Toronto), he earned new fans, a ton of radio play, and he further cemented his place on the Canadian country music scene. And now, just … Continue reading Hearts On Fire: Chad Brownlee EP Review & Contest!
Over the last few years it’s been clear to see that Ontario is becoming a country music hotbed. Artists like Tim Hicks, Tebey, Small Town Pistols, Autumn Hill, and Kira Isabella have lit up country radio + stages all over the province, and across Canada… and it’s been awesome to watch. 2016 looks like it’s … Continue reading 2016 Country Music Association of Ontario Award Nominees!
It’s Back!!! Boots & Hearts is coming back for its 5th year or country music and partying… and we couldn’t be any more excited. We want you to be excited too. Excited to see Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton and Sam Hunt and Jake Owen and Cam and all of the performers scheduled to hit … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Ticket and Camping Giveaway!
As winter rolls on in Ontario we find ourselves daydreaming about hot, sunny summer days filled with live music, food trucks, beer, and WayHomies… And after seeing 35,000 people load into the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in 2015, we know that we aren’t alone in those little dreams! So, today we’re SUPER HAPPY to announce … Continue reading WayHome 2016 Ticket and Camping Giveaway!
In case you missed it, Lindi Ortega has had a HUGE year in 2015. It will be 3 years since we 1st covered Lindi in Toronto at The Rivoli, and this success doesn’t surprise us one bit! Her album, Faded Gloryville, has been heaped with praise from Rolling Stone, NPR, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, … Continue reading Lindi Ortega: Faded Gloryville CD Giveaway!
We were talking with our friends at Boots & Hearts this week, and while we’re working on some very exciting things for 2016 (stay tuned) we also talked about how cool it would be to get tickets to the festival as a present. Note: There’s a big contest coming in 2016, but there’s also a … Continue reading 5 Reasons Boots & Hearts Tickets Make A Great Christmas Present
Toronto: The Opera House – SOLD OUT Thanks to Poor Young Things we were front row for the sold out “The Contender Tour” on Saturday night at The Opera House. One of my favourite Toronto music venues, there’s something very special about this place. The 100+ year old building holds just under 1000 people and … Continue reading Poor Young Things: The Contender Tour