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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

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 - 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

WayHome 2017 - Cage The Elephant

Whole Wide World: Cage The Elephant at WayHome 2017

All the way from Bowling Green, Kentucky/ Nashville, Tennessee – Cage The Elephant came to WayHome and hit the main stage with all of the power that we could have hoped for and expected! High energy, enthusiasm, fun, fire, and confetti highlighted the Cage The Elephant set as the evening turned to night and the … Continue reading Whole Wide World: Cage The Elephant at WayHome 2017

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

Calgary Stampede 2017: Marianas Trench Photo Review

Marianas Trench never disappoints, and that was the case again this year at the Calgary Stampede on the Coca-Cola Stage! Josh, Matt, Mike and Ian were at the top of their game. Have a look at some of our favourite photos, and go see them live when you have the chance. Marianas Trench at the … Continue reading Calgary Stampede 2017: Marianas Trench Photo Review

Calgary Hearts Live: iHeartRadio WestFest Review

On Saturday, July 8, 2017, Calgary hosted one of the biggest and hottest parties of the summer; Virgin Radio and The Source presented Calgary’s first ever iHeart Radio WestFest at Shaw Millennium Park! Featuring performances by Scott Helman, Ria Mae, Hedley, Fifth Harmony, Iggy Azalea, Massari, Midland, Ruth B, Noah Cyrus, Virginia to Vegas and … Continue reading Calgary Hearts Live: iHeartRadio WestFest Review

Crown Lands - NXNE 2017 - Horseshoe Tavern

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)

The Lazys - crowd - NXNE 2017 - Horseshoe Tavern

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)

Imagine Dragons

WayHome 2017 Preview: Imagine Dragons Top 10

It’s easy for me to say that Imagine Dragons is at the very top of my list of bands I’m excited to see at WayHome 2017. There’s something about this band that speaks to me, and clearly millions of other fans. If you haven’t seen Dan Reynolds and the band put on a live show, … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Imagine Dragons Top 10

Royal Blood - The Edge Secret Show

Royal Blood at Adam and Melani’s Secret Thing – 102.1 The Edge

Take one Friday night, add some friends from 102.1 The Edge, throw in a little Mill Street beer, add the face melting UK duo, Royal Blood, mix it together at The Velvet Underground, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for kicking off your weekend. There’s a sweet anticipation that comes from knowing you’re going to a show, knowing it’s … Continue reading Royal Blood at Adam and Melani’s Secret Thing – 102.1 The Edge

Julian Taylor - Julian Taylor Showcase - CMW2017

CMW 2017: UTA / Julian Taylor Band with One Bad Son, Birds of Bellwoods and Friends

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