Tag Archives: Rock

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)

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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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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

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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

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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

The Honest Heart Collective - Adelaide Hall - Canadian Music Week 2017

CMW 2017 Interview: The Honest Heart Collective

Early in the week, we had a chance to chat with The Honest Heart Collective before their Canadian Music Week opening night showcase. Thanks to Kevin Heerema and Ryan MacDonald for taking time between sound checks and all that other stuff bands do before a show, to talk to us. It was a busy time and we … Continue reading CMW 2017 Interview: The Honest Heart Collective

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5 Quick Questions with Silver Love Club

In our latest 5 Quick Questions, we talk to Michael Votano of Silver Love Club about changes, new music, food and more! Silver Love Club have lots of shows during Canadian Music Week including opening night at the Honest Heart Collective Showcase and The Aussie Night Out Showcase. Check here for dates, places and times! Q1: … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Silver Love Club

5 Quick Questions with The Dead Love

We’ve got another CMW 5 Quick Questions for you. This time we’re talking to Clint Ossington of The Dead Love. We came across this band last year at the Aussie BBQ and I fell hard for their music. It’s grunge, it’s rock, it’s loud except when it’s not. Some of my favourite tracks are the … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with The Dead Love

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Sunlight Fading Away: Pigeon Park Q&A and Contest!

Vancouver-based band Pigeon Park have been around a while (formed in 2008) and they’ve been working hard. Hard at the music, hard at the relationships and hard at keeping things fresh. Their Facebook bio describes them as having “impeccable musicianship, high energy live shows and a uniquely powerful sound; a seamless blend of classic and modern … Continue reading Sunlight Fading Away: Pigeon Park Q&A and Contest!

Mobile 10 Year Anniversary

Mobile: Tomorrow Starts Today 10th Year Anniversary Show

There have been some great 10 year Anniversary tours this past year and while this isn’t a tour but a single show, we’re very excited that it’s happening. In case you haven’t heard Mobile is coming together for one night in Montreal to play “Tomorrow Starts Today” from start to finish. The show is coming … Continue reading Mobile: Tomorrow Starts Today 10th Year Anniversary Show

The Trews - Sugar Beach Session - The Edge

The Trews at 102.1 The Edge – Sugar Beach Sessions

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

July Talk - The Edge - Sugar Beach Sessions

July Talk at The Edge – Sugar Beach Sessions

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