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Sticks and Stone PodcastMy Favourite Music Podcast Right Now: Sticks & Stones

May 27th, 2021 by

Hockey + Music on the Sticks & Stones Podcast with Dallas Smith and Jonathan Simkin The link between music and hockey in Canada is undeniable. We hear music in the rink all the time, pre-game, during the game, on TV intros, all the dang time. And we’ve got plenty of artists who played hockey growing […]

Ian Janes Feature Episode 5Ian Janes – Episode 5 – 5 Quick Questions

May 25th, 2021 by

Ian Janes is back with Episode 5. He brings a sound profoundly influenced by Soul, R&B, and Jazz to the rest of the world. Born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Janes made a conscious choice not to head out to L.A. or Nashville. Each of those choices would have led to a very different […]

The World of Bob DylanBook Review – The World Of Bob Dylan

May 24th, 2021 by

As Bob Dylan celebrates his 80th birthday (May 24, 2021), a new book titled, The World Of Bob Dylan has been added to the lengthy list of tomes exploring the life and career of the Nobel Prize and GRAMMY-winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. Edited by Sean Latham and published by Cambridge University Press, […]

Bob Dylan Top 10Bob Dylan Top 10 – by the Numbers

May 24th, 2021 by

Bob Dylan is a legend and a treasure. For six decades he has been writing, performing, evolving, experimenting and entertaining. And on May 24, 2021 – he celebrates his 80th birthday. To celebrate his birthday and his career (so far) we decided it was time to go through his catalogue and put together Bob Dylan’s […]

The Tragically Hip Saskadelphia可悲的是臀部释放了EP, Saskadelphia

May 21st, 2021 by

After The Tragically Hip played their farewell concert on August 20, 2016, in Kingston, ON, I thought maybe I had written about them for the last time. When Gord Downie passed away on October 17, 2017, I thought the same thing again. In January 2021, I put together a 10 Top List based on the […]

FIONN Candid Constellations EPFionn Get Poppy with Candid Constellations EP

May 21st, 2021 by

Sister singer-songwriters, Fionn are back with a new EP and a lot of pop for you. Candid Constellations is an 8-track release that runs for 25 minutes and drips with the influences of great pop, disco and 80s sounds and songs. Candid Constellations is the follow-up to the duo’s 2020 EP, Everyone’s a Critic, and […]

BottleRock 2021BottleRock 2021 Lineup, Headliners & Don’t Miss Acts!

May 17th, 2021 by

More good festival season news keeps coming as we look to the future and live music and life. BottleRock, in Napa Valley, California has announced a three-day festival with 82 acts on the poster and website! The wine country music festival will be headlined by legends, Guns N’ Roses and Stevie Nicks as well and […]

Riot Fest 2021Riot Fest 2021 Lineup, Headliners & Don’t Miss Acts!

May 15th, 2021 by

It’s exciting, right? Seeing festivals like Riot Fest announce their 2021 lineup and believing that three days of live music really are coming to Chicago in September and it’s going to be awesome. Yes, it’s exciting. Riot Fest 2021 hits Douglass Park in Chicago, IL on September 17, 18 and 19, 2021. With a list […]

Madisyn Gifford Learning To Exist EPMadisyn Gifford Releases Debut EP, Learning To Exist

May 14th, 2021 by

Emerging Canadian pop singer-songwriter Madisyn Gifford is here with her debut EP, Learning To Exist – and she’s ready for you. The seven-song EP includes previously released singles, Without You, Voulez-Vous, and Shapes and Shadows to go along with the four new songs for folks to dive into. The whole thing clocks in at about […]

JJ Wilde WILDE EPJJ Wilde Releases Six-Song EP, Wilde

May 14th, 2021 by

History-making Canadian rock and roller, JJ Wilde is back with a new EP, Wilde, and fans have just been given more fuel for their fires. The six-song EP is a mix of familiar and fresh, with Mercy and Best Boy anchoring the offering. Add in new cuts (in order of appearance) Bushweed, Off The Rails, […]

The Go-Go's Top 10The Go-Go’s Top 10 – by the Numbers

May 12th, 2021 by

The Go-Go’s are going to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! With a career that undoubtedly deserves the recognition, this all-woman rock band from Los Angeles is still great to listen to when you want some 80’s tunes in your ears. To celebrate the news and the career of The Go-Go’s, we decided it […]

2021 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees FeatureThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Inductees!

May 12th, 2021 by

Calling it “the most diverse list of Inductees in the history of the organization”, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2021 and the accompanying award winners. Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said, “This diverse class of talented Inductees reflects the Rock Hall’s ongoing commitment […]

Just Costa 5 Quick Questions Feature ImageJust Costa are Feeling Peachy

May 11th, 2021 by

Just Costa are a fun, funky pop brother/sister duo out of Montreal. On April 30th Juliana and Jesse Costa dropped their first EP, Peachy. The EP features six tracks, including the title track Peachy. If you’re looking for something smooth, synthy, new, funky, and filled with beautifully blended voices, Peachy may be just what you […]

The Governors BallGovernors Ball 2021 Lineup, Headliners and Don’t Miss Acts

May 4th, 2021 by

As vaccinations increase and COVID-19 infections decline, New York City is preparing to host the 10th Anniversary edition of The Governor’s Ball! The music festival is back for 2021 over three days (Friday, September 24 to Sunday, September 26) at Citi Field (home of the New York Mets) and will feature monster headliners, a balanced […]

Sophie Powers Lonely ArmyLonely Army: Introducing Sophie Powers with the Long Q&A and 5 Quick Questions!

May 3rd, 2021 by

Sophie Powers’ debut single, Lonely Army is a strong first impression. It’s got pop, with rock, with teen angst and power all rolled into a 2:55 introduction to what we’ll be looking to see continue in the future. The 16-year-old Toronto artist shouts out Avril Lavigne as an influence and artist she looked to when […]

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