It was cold on the streets of Toronto, but inside the Mod Club it was hot when The Band Perry took the stage on Sunday night’s My Bad Imagination popup tour. We’ve been following The Band Perry since 2009 release of Hip To My Heart, and have had the chance to cover them at Boots … Continue reading My Bad Imagination: The Band Perry Toronto Pop-Up
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
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 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
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
On October 20th The Dead Love started their Canadian tour at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern playing songs from their sophomore album So Whatever. The band embarked on a 7 date tour in Ontario and Quebec bringing a little attitude and a lot of talent. We caught up with the boys during Canadian Music Week 2016 and … Continue reading The Dead Love: So Whatever at The Bovine Sex Club
For more than a decade we’ve been listening to the rock and roll stylings of The Trews, and on Saturday night we took it all in up close and personal at the CNE in Toronto. The Antigonish, Nova Scotia natives took the stage to an awesome reception of fans who knew exactly what they were … Continue reading Beautiful and Tragic: The Trews at the CNE 2016
Rock and roll fans, listen to us, if you’re not already in on The Lazys, it’s time. Right now. On Saturday night at the CNE in Toronto, the stage took an Australian beating when Leon, Matty, Glenn, Liam, and Andy took over and rocked their hearts out as the opening act for Canadian vets, The … Continue reading Howling Woman: The Lazys, Live at the CNE 2016
On a beautiful Thursday night in September, thousands of country music fans flocked to Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre to celebrate Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots Tour… and it was a party! With a full night of country lined up, the music started with Kane Brown. The newcomer, known for his social media to the … Continue reading Dig Your Roots Tour, Toronto: Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, and Kane Brown
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
We’ve got a soft spot for Australian bands, I don’t know what it is, but we do. One of our favourite Aussie bands is headed back to Canada with a couple of stops in Toronto. The Lazys kick off their Howling Woman Tour in Vancouver at The Roxy on August 25th and head east across … Continue reading Howling Woman Tour: The Lazys
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
Day 1 of Boots and Hearts may be the shortest, but it certainly wasn’t low on talent or excitement by any measure. With five acts on the bill we were jam packed from the 5 o’clock start right through to the 11 o’clock start of the late night dance party. American Love: Jake Owen at … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Photo Review: Johnson Crook!
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
On a hot July night in Toronto a 90s pop legend took the stage at Adelaide Hall to put on the kind of show that some fans have been waiting two decades for, and some have waited since the last time they saw her. But either way, they all loved it. We all loved it. … Continue reading I Do: Lisa Loeb Live in Toronto!