From the small stage of a downtown Toronto bar to making dreams come true in front of thousands of country music fans on the Budweiser Stage, Tim Hicks has been on a hell of a ride. Canadian country music fans know Tim Hicks as the singer of top 10 hits, fan anthems, and major tour … Continue reading Forever Rebels: Tim Hicks Backstage Interview, Toronto
As Friday night grew darker and the music played on, Brett Kissel looked out over the CNE crowd and exclaimed, “I think it’s safe to say that country music is alive and well in Toronto!”. The Alberta native couldn’t have been more correct on a day when 5 Canadian country artists took the stage at … Continue reading Anthem: Brett Kissel and Friends at the 2017 CNE
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
On a summer Thursday night down by the lake, Toronto embraced Canadian country music at the biggest homegrown show in our memory. Dean Brody & Tim Hicks put their Canadian names on the tickets, with U.S. rising star Carly Pearce as their opener, and special guests promised – and everyone, from the start to the … Continue reading Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Carly Pearce and Special Guests Take Over Toronto
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
Death From Above are back to their original name… and they’re still banging out loud rock and roll music like they always have. And their set on the main stage at WayHome 2017 was a ringing example of that fact. With heavy hitting punch, right from the jump, Death From Above had the fans active … Continue reading Freeze Me: Death From Above at WayHome 2017
In the early afternoon sun and heat, Picture This took to the WayBright stage at WayHome and introduced themselves to Canada for the first time. The Irish hit makers, brought a ton of energy to their set, firing into their songs without hesitation, and charming the WayHome crowd with their music and accents. Bringing together … Continue reading Take My Hand: Picture This at WayHome 2017
Dan Davidson may be becoming known for his wacky videos, but country radio and country music fans know that he’s the real deal, And he’s just getting started. We met up with the former Tupelo Honey rocker at Parkdale’s Rod, Gun & Barbers during a stop in Toronto to talk about his music, DIY videos, … Continue reading Laugh When You Lie: Dan Davidson, Live in Toronto
In the heart of the city, country took over. The Budweiser County Fair brought country music, BBQ, beer and more to King Street West, and country fans were there to soak it all in while they soaked up the sun. The two day festival featured a list of rising stars on stage, and paired with … Continue reading Giddy Up: Budweiser County Fair Toronto!
WayHome is coming faster than you might think… and it’s time to get ready! On Saturday, July 29 thousands of music fans will crowd around the stage to see Death From Above do their thing and entertain the masses. There’s about a 100% chance that we’re going to hear the brand new single, Freeze Me, along … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Death From Above Top 5
For the last few years we’ve been talking about Toronto’s emergence as a country music hot spot. And now, the city is getting their own country music festival when the Budweiser County Fair comes to 525 King Street West, July 14 and 15, 2017. The County Fair is offering a full experience, including: ★ Carnival … Continue reading Cowboy Up: Budweiser County Fair is Coming to Toronto
On a Summer Thursday night at the Budweiser Stage, Lady Antebellum made their triumphant return to Toronto, nearly 2 years exactly from their last trip on the Wheels Up Tour. In 2015 we saw the trio come to town with Sam Hunt and Hunter Hayes. In 2017 they brought Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young on … Continue reading You Look Good World Tour: Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini & Brett Young in Toronto
Summer days and nights are better with live music. And Saturday night in Toronto, there was live music flowing and 17,000 happy listeners soaking it in as The Arkells and July Talk headlined one of the first outdoor big rock and roll shows of summer 2017. With the sun still shining down, thousands of music … Continue reading Celebrating Summer: Arkells, July Talk & Friends Rock Toronto!
It was almost a year ago when we stumbled upon Crown Lands (Kevin Comeau and Cody Bowles) when they were opening a show we were covering at The Rivoli on Queen West in Toronto. And truth be told, we’ve been fans ever since. It’s been a very busy, productive year for Crown Lands. They’ve been … Continue reading Recording “Rise Over Run”: Crown Lands Episode 4 Premiere
If you believe that rock and roll should be played hard, fast, and loud… we’ve got a prescription for The Lazys that we think you should fill immediately during the Summer Ontario Fun Tour. And if you’re in Ontario, your chance is coming quick to see these five Aussie rockandrollers get on stage, sweat, sing, … Continue reading Summer Ontario Fun Tour: The Lazys Hit The Road!