I first met Caveboy during CMW 2015 and I have to say I immediately took to them. They’re warm and genuine, open and funny. Fast forward to Saturday’s NXNE Port Lands in 2017 and Caveboy is up on the Canal Stage winning over new fans with their music and their energy. Caveboy is Michelle Bensimon (Lead … Continue reading NXNE 2017 Port Lands: Caveboy Q&A
Friday was the first day of the NXNE Port Lands shows and we were there for the first band of the day, Ferraro. Ferraro is Cosmo Ferraro on guitar and vocals, Tally Ferraro on bass and vocals, Gianni Ferraro on drums and vocals and Tom Ionescu on guitar and vocals. They are a band of three … Continue reading NXNE 2017 Port Lands: Ferraro Q&A
Sweatshop Kids started off the showcase. The trio of Walsh, Turvey and Hover were loud, they were sweaty and they weren’t kids. Listing hardcore-dance-punk-nu-metal-knuckle-funk as their genre on their Facebook page, we going to go with that. The music was great, the singer super interesting and that haircut just kept making me smile. It’s weird but … Continue reading NXNE 2017 Club Lands: Crown Lands, The Anti-Queens and Sweatshop Kids – NXNE Curator Series – Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent)
The Lazys are not a band for the faint-hearted and on June 22nd at the Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) Curator Series at The Horseshoe Tavern, The Lazys brought everything they had and left it on the stage. Not to be outdone, their fans took it up a notch and matched the band with their energy and … Continue reading NXNE 2017 Club Lands: The Lazys – NXNE Curator Series – Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent)
North by Northeast has revealed the final pieces of their schedule and it includes the one-day Future Land conference. They’ve got some cool sessions on Wednesday, June 21st, the price is a very reasonable $29 and you can get them here. Want to know all about the festival? Visit our previous post – NXNE 2017 … Continue reading NXNE 2017 – Where We’ll Be
If you believe that rock and roll should be played hard, fast, and loud… we’ve got a prescription for The Lazys that we think you should fill immediately during the Summer Ontario Fun Tour. And if you’re in Ontario, your chance is coming quick to see these five Aussie rockandrollers get on stage, sweat, sing, … Continue reading Summer Ontario Fun Tour: The Lazys Hit The Road!
North by Northeast has released their first 2017 artist announcement and it’s a good start. Now entering its 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
On a super sunny evening in downtown Toronto, we saw the city’s own Fast Romantics take the stage and give us a taste of rock and roll. The 5 piece group was upbeat and energized as they played for the crowd at Yonge-Dundas Square. It was the perfect after work musical treat for NXNE fans … Continue reading Radio Waves: Fast Romantics Rock Yonge Dundas Square at NXNE 2016!
The boys of Birds of Bellwoods call Toronto home (right now) and have been making a name for themselves on the local scene with a combination of club shows and major showcases like their sold out CMW and NXNE 2015 appearances. They also made an appearance at Boots & Hearts in 2015 as part of … Continue reading The Fifth: Birds of Bellwoods EP Review
I caught up with Birds of Bellwoods last week prior to their NXNE show at The Cameron House. We talked about the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase, what’s coming up for the band, influences and lots more. Birds of Bellwoods: First cool thing to talk about is the opportunities and the things we have coming up. So, … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2015 Emerging Artist Showcase Preview: Birds of Bellwoods
Last night I started my 2011 NXNE adventure with CBC Radio 2’s showcase at The Rivoli. I hadn’t paid enough attention to know that this was going to be a CBC sponsored show – but it was a nice bonus. I walked into the back room at the bar and was waved through without getting … Continue reading #NXNE 2011 – Thursday Night at The Rivoli!
What up kids? Just a quick stop in. I’m still in the office on Thursday afternoon, but I am having trouble concentrating on anything because I have my North by Northeast wristband sitting right beside me. Tonight starts my NXNE 2011 experience with shows and crowds and cheering and perhaps a beverage and a late … Continue reading #NXNE Is Here – And I’m Ready!
Good morning boys and girls. It is with great pleasure and a huge smile on my face that I am writing to you this morning. You see, after much hinting and working and waiting I can now tell you that I have TWO 5-day North by Northeast 2011 wristbands to give away. side note: NXNE … Continue reading Hey – Wanna Go to NXNE 2011? Let Me Send You!
In the end there are going to be things that some people love and some people hate. And my glowing review of the city may not be enough to change your mind if you’ve already made it. But, if you haven’t decided to write Toronto off, if you’ve never been here, if it’s been a long, long time since you rode the street car, or if are ready to give it a second chance, these are some of the things that I love.
This is my Toronto.