All posts by Trish Cassling

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.

Ty Baynton

I’ll Never Know: Ty Baynton Video Premiere

Ty Baynton has been on our radar since we first came across him during the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Competition in 2014. And now he’s got a new single at country radio and we’ve got the world premiere of his brand new video for I’ll Never Know! The Waterdown, Ontario native has a great … Continue reading I’ll Never Know: Ty Baynton Video Premiere

Blood Alley Youth Remix: The Matinée Video Premiere

Vancouver-based roots rock band The Matinée has just released a very cool remix of their song Blood Alley. If you take the original track, mix in some psychedelic beats, sprinkle in a little trance vibe, add a great video director and you get the updated version of the song and it’s magnificent. The psychedelic, trance component comes from … Continue reading Blood Alley Youth Remix: The Matinée Video Premiere

New Music Spotlight

New Music Spotlight: Terra Lightfoot, Brett Kissel, Barney Bentall, Domeno and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

In our latest installment of the New Music Spotlight, we’re bringing you new music from Terra Lightfoot, Brett Kissel, Barney Bentall, Domeno and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Give them a listen and let us know what you think. And if you’re an artist who has new music coming up, get in touch! Let’s do this! … Continue reading New Music Spotlight: Terra Lightfoot, Brett Kissel, Barney Bentall, Domeno and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Casualties: Break The Trend Album Review

It’s been two years since North Bay-based band Break The Trend released their three-song EP Talk is Cheap. In that time, bass player Pat Pharand left but they’ve continued to record music. On September 8th the band released their first full-length album, Casualties and we’ve been listening to it all week. Before we dive into … Continue reading Casualties: Break The Trend Album Review

WayHome is Pressing Pause

If you’re like us, you were already thinking about next year’s WayHome Music & Arts Festival. Did we wonder what was up when a “Save The Date” wasn’t displayed at the end of the festival? We did. Today we received a press release that read “Republic Live will push pause on the 2018 edition of … Continue reading WayHome is Pressing Pause

New Music Spotlight

New Music Spotlight: Chris Lane, Freedom Baby, The Jessica Stuart Few, Spidey Jackson, and St. Vincent

Festival Season has been amazing and all encompassing. Because of that, It’s been a while since our last New Music Spotlight. We’re very happy to be back and this time we’re bringing you new music from Chris Lane, Freedom Baby, The Jessica Stuart Few, Spidey Jackson and St. Vincent. Give them a listen and let … Continue reading New Music Spotlight: Chris Lane, Freedom Baby, The Jessica Stuart Few, Spidey Jackson, and St. Vincent

Sam Outlaw Ticket Giveaway: Longboat Hall at The Great Hall – September 25, 2017

Hey country music lovers, this one’s for you!!! On September 25th we’ll be attending the Sam Outlaw show at Toronto’s Longboat Hall at The Great Hall – and we want you to come too! Our friends at Collective Concerts have given us two pairs of tickets to give away and we can hardly wait to … Continue reading Sam Outlaw Ticket Giveaway: Longboat Hall at The Great Hall – September 25, 2017

Midnight Oil - Budweiser Stage 2017

Midnight Oil, Matthew Good and The Living End at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage

On a beautiful Friday summer night, Toronto showed up big time for another 2017 performance by Midnight Oil. Having just performed in May of this year it was a treat that Midnight Oil returned to play for us so soon. The band brought along fellow Aussie band The Living End to get things started and … Continue reading Midnight Oil, Matthew Good and The Living End at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage

Steve Fest 2017: NLP, Zebra And The Bandit, Johnny Nocash and More

On Sunday night I attended my first Steve Fest. This year’s edition was held at Toronto’s Hard Luck Bar and included NLP, Zebra And The Bandit, Johnny Nocash & The Celtic Outlaws, Dawn Valley, Her Majesty the King, and The Curse Within. Additional bands which hit the stage before we arrived included This Is A Crisis,  Words … Continue reading Steve Fest 2017: NLP, Zebra And The Bandit, Johnny Nocash and More

WayHome 2017 - Andy Shauf

The Party: Andy Shauf at WayHome 2017

As we headed into the evening, Andy Shauf and his band took the WayAway stage. Playing songs from his 2016 release The Party and more to an appreciative WayHome crowd, the quiet singer-songwriter commanded the audience. We love the WayAway stage for its ability to create a very intimate setting while still being able to accommodate … Continue reading The Party: Andy Shauf at WayHome 2017

WayHome 2017 - Constantines

Young Offenders: Constantines at WayHome 2017

It’s been a while since we’ve had a new Constantines album, and to be honest we were thrilled that they were included in this year’s WayHome lineup.  And based on the WayHome crowd’s response, we were not alone. Checking out their social media accounts it’s hard to get a feel for what’s going on but … Continue reading Young Offenders: Constantines at WayHome 2017

New Music Spotlight: The Royal Foundry, Adam Gregory, Noah Smith, Murder Murder and Grace Mitchell

From my inbox, with this edition, we’re highlighting bands from Edmonton, Brown County, Sudbury, and Portland. A wide range of genres including Electro-Synth-Pop, Country, Bluegrass and Alt-Indie. So please settle in for a few minutes and check them out. Let’s do this! Artist: The Royal Foundry Hometown: Edmonton Genre: Electro-Alt-POP Related Artists: Magic Giant, The … Continue reading New Music Spotlight: The Royal Foundry, Adam Gregory, Noah Smith, Murder Murder and Grace Mitchell

WayHome 2017 - Colony House

Only The Lonely: Colony House at WayHome 2017

Taking the WayBright Stage on Sunday at 3:00 PM were Franklin, Tennessee based band Colony House. It was bright, sunny and smoking hot but the four-piece alt rock band played a high energy set to a very enthusiastic crowd. Named after the housing complex where some of the guys lived in Franklin, TN the band … Continue reading Only The Lonely: Colony House at WayHome 2017

Boots and Hearts Empty Emerging Artist Stage

2017 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artists Showcase Preview

Over the years we’ve seen some amazing acts come through the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase. Artists that have become household names like Tebey, Tim Hicks and The James Barker Band as well as some of our favourites including Johnson Crook, Birds of Bellwoods, Runaway Angel, The Reklaws, Trinity Bradshaw, Jesse Gold and last year’s … Continue reading 2017 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artists Showcase Preview

WayHome 2017 - ScHoolboy Q

Blank Face: ScHoolboy Q at WayHome 2017

Under the hot summer sun, thousands of fans crowded around the WayHome stage. They bounced, they echoed back his words and they showed ScHoolboy Q all the love he could have hoped for. A ton of energy flowed back and forth between the stage and the crowd and the set created an afternoon highlight! Check … Continue reading Blank Face: ScHoolboy Q at WayHome 2017