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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

Concrete and Gold: Foo Fighters Album Review

For the first time in almost three years, the Foo Fighters are back with a brand new full-length studio album of rock and roll. With Concrete and Gold, Dave Grohl et al have put forth another strong argument against the “rock and roll is dead” trope that we hear all too often. And through the … Continue reading Concrete and Gold: Foo Fighters 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

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

CNE 2017 - Sam Roberts Band

TerraForm: Sam Roberts Band with Jane’s Party at the 2017 CNE

The next time someone tries to tell you that rock and roll is dead, or if you yourself feel that thought rolling through your brain, remember the Sam Roberts Band. On Saturday night, at the legendary CNE Bandshell, we caught the Montreal rock outfit and were completely sucked in and entertained by their straight ahead, … Continue reading TerraForm: Sam Roberts Band with Jane’s Party at the 2017 CNE

Mermaid: Skott at WayHome 2017

Soaked in the Sunday sun, Skott hit the WayHome 2017 main stage for her first North American festival AND first Canadian concert appearance. As the Swedish songstress worked the stage, an afternoon crowd gathered, sitting and standing, and even singing along (which caught Skott off-guard, we learned later on when we caught up to chat) … Continue reading Mermaid: Skott at WayHome 2017

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 - Allan Rayman

512: Allan Rayman at WayHome 2017

As the bright, hot afternoon sun beat down on WayHome 2017, Allan Rayman hit the WayBright stage and gave ’em everything he had. With energy to spare (and share), Rayman danced, sang, and grooved across the stage – and the WayHomies in the crowd danced, sang, and grooved in the fields as they took it … Continue reading 512: Allan Rayman at WayHome 2017

WayHome 2017 - Justice

Woman: Justice at WayHome 2017

With the late night party in full effect after Flume‘s main stage set headlined WayHome 2017’s Friday night – Justice took over the WayBright stage and kept the people moving. Bright lights, big sound, and smoke all came together and inspired dancing, cheering, and a lot of late night love in the crowd. If you … Continue reading Woman: Justice 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 - Tanya Tagaq

Ajaaja: Tanya Tagaq at WayHome 2017

Surrounded by trees and music fans at the WayAway stage, Tanya Tagaq took control and gave the WayHome faithful a taste of what has made her an acclaimed success. The 2014 Polaris Prize and Juno Award winning throat singer has got a ton of talent and continues to show her cultural importance and relevance with … Continue reading Ajaaja: Tanya Tagaq at WayHome 2017