The JUNOS are coming! The JUNOS are coming! But, before we get to the JUNOS, we’ve got JUNO Week and JUNO Fest. JUNO Week starts March 30th with the JUNO Cup Jam. Featuring performances at The Bourbon Room with Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine), Amanda Rheaume, Barney Bentall (High Bar Gang), Cosmo Ferraro (Ferraro), Darryl James (The Strumbellas), … Continue reading Coming Soon: JUNOFEST 2017 – Ottawa, ON
North by Northeast has released their first 2017 artist announcement and it’s a good start. Now entering it’s 22nd year, the annual Toronto music festival returns to the Port Lands with Passion Pit, Tyler, the Creator and Post Malone in the headlining position for fthis venue. Also included in today’s announcement, Bleachers, Sleigh Bells, The Soul Rebels … Continue reading NXNE 2017 – Round 1 Artist Announcement
Canadian Music Week 2017 is coming faster than you might be ready for… and that’s freaking exciting. It means there’s a week of music coming that will mix what you know, what you don’t know, what you already love and what you’re going to fall in love with. And to get you started with your … Continue reading CMW 2017: Joshua’s 3 Don’t Miss Shows ft. The Honest Heart Collective, The Beaches, High Valley
Eric Church’s Holdin’ My Own Tour is well underway, and after his Thursday night stop in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre, we’re glad the Chief put these wheels in motion. I’ve seen Eric Church once before, at Boots & Hearts 2015… and if it weren’t for some really crappy weather I would have seen … Continue reading Holdin’ My Own: Eric Church Takes Toronto
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
While Leaving Thomas were on their recent trip to Toronto we had a chance to catch up for a little pre-show interview session… and we’d like to share that with you – because we love you like that. Big thanks to Annika and Bryton for meeting up with Natali and Trish – we can’t wait to … Continue reading Laughs & Secret Handshakes in Toronto: Leaving Thomas Interview
On a wintery Thursday night in Toronto we got a look at one of Canadian country’s newest additions to the charts, Leaving Thomas. The industry showcase at the Drake Underground on Queen Street West was well attended, with bodies filling the lower floor area, and the space near the bar, as Annika and Bryton took … Continue reading If You Were Here: Leaving Thomas, Toronto Showcase
First I’m going to start by saying, last night’s Grammys show was a long one. It wasn’t perfect but it didn’t need to be. James Cordon did a good job as host and I honestly wasn’t sure when he started with his entrance, if it was for real or not. And then he rolled down … Continue reading Five Favourite Things That Happened on the Grammys
The road to Boots & Hearts 2017 officially kicked off Wednesday night in Toronto with an intimate night of entertainment provided by JJ Shiplett and Kelly Prescott. The night was presented by B&H, just a day after naming 20 new performers for this summer’s festival… a list that included both of the evening’s performers. The … Continue reading Road to Boots: JJ Shiplett and Kelly Prescott
Boots & Hearts is back with a big announcement today… with 20 new names added to the 2017 festival lineup. Some of these artists we’ve seen a bunch, some we’ve never seen at all, and that makes us pretty freakin’ excited for August 10-13, 2017. Get yourself ready, this is getting big. Today’s Announcement Includes… … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Lineup Announcement: Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, Eli Young Band, and more!
A funny thing happened on the way to the bike launch… On a night designed to be an awesome and interesting launch of new bikes from Triumph, a country music show broke out – and a good time was had by all. Okay, so maybe it was planned. Maybe Clayton and Jason and Chris have … Continue reading Triumph Motorcycles Brings The Road Hammers to Toronto!
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
Three times before we’ve shared a list of country covers of songs from the world of pop and rock… and now we’re back with a fourth list to share with y’all. This list has some of our favourite artists on it, singing some awesome songs. And if you haven’t heard them yet, you owe it … Continue reading 10 More Awesome Country Covers: Part 4
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 2017 we have a goal of sharing some awesome playlists with you. Playlists curated by artists and friends from the music industry, and for festivals, and just because we believe in the power and importance of sharing music. So to get us started we have a playlist from Joshua… If you know Josh, you … Continue reading thereviewsarein.com Playlist: Joshua’s Karaoke Classics!