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About Trish Cassling

Writer/Photographer/Editor If you have any questions or are interested in working together you can reach me at trish@thereviewsarein.com. Follow me on my personal Twitter account or my Instagram account – @trishca.

New Music Spotlight: Bad Royale ft. Silver, Doc Yates, Ha Ha Tonka, Jillian Steele and Wayward Transmissions

From my inbox, with this edition, we’re highlighting bands from San Diego, Ottawa, West Plains, Nashville and Langley. A wide range of genres including Moombahton, Country, Rock and Pop. Take a few minutes and check them out. You won’t regret it. Let’s do this! Artist: Bad Royale ft. Silver Hometown: Magicland, CA  – Yeah, it really … Continue reading New Music Spotlight: Bad Royale ft. Silver, Doc Yates, Ha Ha Tonka, Jillian Steele and Wayward Transmissions

WayHome 2017 Preview: Danny Brown Top 10

One of the biggest late night acts hitting  WayHome will be Detroit’s Danny Brown, slated to take the WayAway Stage at 12:15 am on Friday night. This is one we’re really looking forward to. His latest tour to support his new album, Atrocity Exhibition has taken the rapper all over North America with stops in The UK, Sweden … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Danny Brown Top 10

WayHome 2017 Preview: Flume Top 5

Flume, aka Harley Edward Streten, the Australian electronic instrumentalist, DJ and producer is Friday night’s big headliner and with a 2017 Grammy win for the Best Dance/Electronic Album, he’s the headliner the festival needs to get the weekend started with a big bang. Playing since the age of 11, a box of Nutrigrain cereal with a free music production disk … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Flume Top 5

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WayHome 2017 Preview: The Dirty Nil Top 5

The WayHome Countdown continues and next in our series of previews we bring you, out of Hamilton, the very loud and very interesting three-piece band, The Dirty Nil. The boys are scheduled to hit the WayBright stage on Sunday at 3:00 pm. We can promise you that this band who have been honing their rock … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: The Dirty Nil Top 5

New Music Spotlight: Dan Luke and The Raid, Emily Rowed, Morgan Cameron Ross, Tenderfoot and William Shawne

In our second edition of New Music Spotlight, we highlight bands from The US, Canada and Australia. A little bit different, a little bit of obscure and a lot of great music. Let’s do this! Artist: Dan Luke and the Raid Hometown: Bowling Green Genre: Indie Rock Related Artists: The Frights, BLOXX Single: Black Cat … Continue reading New Music Spotlight: Dan Luke and The Raid, Emily Rowed, Morgan Cameron Ross, Tenderfoot and William Shawne

Cage The Elephant WayHome Feature

WayHome 2017 Preview: Cage The Elephant

It’s been almost 10 years since Cage The Elephant hit the airwaves with their debut song Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked and became a part of the alt/indie/rock mosaic. This summer the band brings their unique sound to the WayHome stage and we can hardly wait for our first taste of live Cage The Elephant. … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Cage The Elephant

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WayHome 2017 Preview: Vance Joy Top 10

WayHome 2017 is inching closer every day, in fact, wristbands are on their way to ticket holders right now! To help us prepare, we’re listening to lots of artists from the 2017 lineup including one of our all-time favourites, Vance Joy. James Keogh, aka Vance Joy, is on the bill for Saturday, July 29th and … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Vance Joy Top 10

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New Music Spotlight: The Faceplants, Guide Dog, Knifey, Rökkva, and Slamboni!

Welcome to the first New Music Spotlight. We get lots of music sent to us, which we love.  We’ve been trying to come up with a way to share bands and artists we think you should check out. After great consideration, we’ve come up with the “New Music Spotlight” a place where you’ll find new music … Continue reading New Music Spotlight: The Faceplants, Guide Dog, Knifey, Rökkva, and Slamboni!

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NXNE 2017 Port Lands: Caveboy Q&A

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

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NXNE 2017 Club Lands: Crown Lands, The Anti-Queens and Sweatshop Kids – NXNE Curator Series – Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent)

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)

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NXNE 2017 Club Lands: The Lazys – 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)

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Kira Isabella and JoJo Mason at Mohawk Racetrack

On Saturday, June 17th I had the pleasure of attending 34th running of the North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack. It wasn’t the horses and drivers that brought me there but the live entertainment. Woodbine Entertainment put on an amazing event with prizes including the best seats in the house, a $1000 prize, fun NA … Continue reading Kira Isabella and JoJo Mason at Mohawk Racetrack

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Sky Stays This Blue: Dallas Smith Video Release

Dallas Smith has found the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day with the release of his new video for Sky Stays This Blue. The video shares his life at home with his 3-year-old daughter Vayda and gives us a glimpse into some cherished, love filled moments. “This video means everything to me,” shares Smith. “Vayda … Continue reading Sky Stays This Blue: Dallas Smith Video Release

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NXNE 2017 – Where We’ll Be

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