Saturday night of Canadian Music Week is huge. And while there are a couple of shows on Sunday, it’s really the last night of big, late shows. And… it’s Saturday night with a 4:00 AM last call! We found ourselves at The Horseshoe Tavern for the United Talent Agency’s Showcase featuring The Julian Taylor Band. … Continue reading CMW 2017: UTA / Julian Taylor Band with One Bad Son, Birds of Bellwoods and Friends
Early in the week, we had a chance to chat with The Honest Heart Collective before their Canadian Music Week opening night showcase. Thanks to Kevin Heerema and Ryan MacDonald for taking time between sound checks and all that other stuff bands do before a show, to talk to us. It was a busy time and we … Continue reading CMW 2017 Interview: The Honest Heart Collective
In our latest 5 Quick Questions, we talk to Michael Votano of Silver Love Club about changes, new music, food and more! Silver Love Club have lots of shows during Canadian Music Week including opening night at the Honest Heart Collective Showcase and The Aussie Night Out Showcase. Check here for dates, places and times! Q1: … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Silver Love Club
We’ve got another CMW 5 Quick Questions for you. This time we’re talking to Clint Ossington of The Dead Love. We came across this band last year at the Aussie BBQ and I fell hard for their music. It’s grunge, it’s rock, it’s loud except when it’s not. Some of my favourite tracks are the … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with The Dead Love
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!
There have been some great 10 year Anniversary tours this past year and while this isn’t a tour but a single show, we’re very excited that it’s happening. In case you haven’t heard Mobile is coming together for one night in Montreal to play “Tomorrow Starts Today” from start to finish. The show is coming … Continue reading Mobile: Tomorrow Starts Today 10th Year Anniversary Show
Milking the last drops out of summer I headed to Sugar Beach today for an afternoon Sugar Beach Session at The Edge featuring The Trews. It was a gorgeous afternoon and what could make it better, live music of course? The Toronto-based band, originally out of Antigonish, Nova Scotia have been putting out records for … Continue reading The Trews at 102.1 The Edge – Sugar Beach Sessions
It was supposed to be quick. A four song, Sugar Beach Session at 102.1 The Edge with Canadian Alt-Rock band July Talk. It was anything but short. They started out their set with Push + Pull and ended it with Paper Girl. When they got to Paper Girl Leah Fay decided she didn’t want to sing … Continue reading July Talk at The Edge – Sugar Beach Sessions
On Friday night in Toronto a band from NYC rolled in and set up and played their only Canadian date on what has been an eventful tour so far. American Opera, fronted by John Bee, has had van breakdowns along the way, but haven’t missed a date yet – and we’re sure glad that they … Continue reading Friday Night Live: American Opera with Crown Lands at the Rivoli
A fusion of ska, jazz, rock, funk with lots of latin influence, The Cat Empire calls Melbourne, Australia home. The band is Felix Riebl – percussion/vocals, Harry J Angus – trumpet/vocals, Ollie McGill – keys, Ryan Monro – bass, Will Hull-Brown – drums, Jamshid ‘Jumps’ Khadiwala – decks/percussion, Kieran Conrau – empire horns, Ross Irwin – empire horns and they’ll be … Continue reading Rising With The Sun: The Cat Empire Q&A
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
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
Next on our WayHome preview list is All Them Witches. Formed in 2012, the band calls Nashville home and they’re a great example of the fact that Music City is about more than just country music. Throw together a little delta blues, a little southern soul with some psychedelic rock hints and you’ve got All Them … Continue reading Dying Surfer Meets His Maker: All Them Witches WayHome 2016 Preview!
I had the pleasure of meeting Nick Walsh briefly after his performance in “GIG“, the musical but this week I got to sit down and talk to Nick about what else is going on his life. Nick’s been at the music game for quite some time and he’s working very hard with his bandmates on … Continue reading Nick Walsh – Famous Underground [Interview]
‘Fuck It’ For most of 30 years Headstones have been working on, playing, and enjoying the hell out of their brand of music. And while it hasn’t always been a smooth and easy ride, the fans who loved the band at their commercial peak in the mid-90s are still out there and VERY HAPPY to … Continue reading Headstones: Un-Silent Night at Toronto’s The Phoenix