Elaine Tennyson plans the 1st Annual Friends Day Celebration in Ontario, Canada.

Elaine Tennyson

Dear Friends,

I hope you and yours are healthy and happy. It was Mother's Day 2009 at Washington Savage's funeral, when I conceived the idea to have a "Friends Day" Celebration. I attended Gary Quinn's "Celebration of Life" the night before, and Kenny MacLean's funeral a few months prior. I recall standing outside the church with Molly Johnson reminiscing and embracing the reality of mortality, saying, "today is Mother's Day, there's Father's Day and Family Day." There should be a "Friends Day." The seed was planted.

That was just the beginning. Like some of you, I've lost many family/friends/acquaintances the last couple of years - twenty one to be exact. I saw friends and acquaintances I hadn't seen or contacted in years at the funerals. We all agreed to "get together soon!" Well, here it is one year later - the way some of us reconnected was at funerals.

Years go by - we get older - and die. Let's get together and Celebrate Friends & Life!

WHAT: Canada Day "Friends Day" Celebration
WHEN: Thursday, July 1, 2010 (stay for the long weekend)
WHERE: Bogey's @ Sauble Golf & Country Club, Sauble Beach, ON

"One of Canada's Top Beaches" located on Lake Huron - 2 hours from Toronto, 30 minutes from Owen Sound

ITINERARY: Canada Day July 1st
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm: BBQ/Dinner (complimentary with admission)
Sunset: Fireworks at Sauble Beach

Special Ops Invade "Through The Heart of The Infidel" Canada & US Tour Dates Presented by

Special Ops Tour Dates

Releasing their third studio album "Through The Heart of The Infidel" via Vancouver label Thorny Bleeder Records (digitally April 27th and CD in stores on May 25th). Montreal rockers Special Ops are proud to announce their "Through The Heart of The Infidel Tour" presented by The tour will kick off in Toronto on April 28th and see the infantry invade Canada & US dates to support their latest release.

"We're really looking forward to performing for all the fans across Canada & the US, and now with our recent signing to the Thorny Bleeder Records family, we are really excited to hit the road and promote "TTHOTI"." commented guitarist Akbar Johnson.

Tour Dates

April 28, 2010 Toronto, ON Annex Wreckroom
April 30, 2010 Detroit, MI I Rock
May 1, 2010 Cincinnati, OH Blue Rock Tavern
May 5, 2010 Pulaski, VI The Stage
May 6, 2010 Murfreesboro, NC Zakk's Coffee House
May 7, 2010 Myrtle Beach, SC Drink
May 8, 2010 Jacksonville, FL The Ocean Club
May 12, 2010 Bryan, TX Stafford Main Street
May 13, 2010 Forth Worth, TX Toppers Sports Bar
May 14, 2010 Houston, TX The Jet Lounge
May 18, 2010 Phoenix, AZ Jugheads *early Show
May 18, 2010 Scottsdale, AZ Mardi Gras * late show
May 19, 2010 Pacific Beach, CA 710 Beach Club
June 4, 2010 Everett, WA Club Broadway
June 5, 2010 Vancouver, BC TBA
June 8, 2010 Vancouver, BC TBA
June 9, 2010 Vancouver, BC TBA
June 10, 2010 Fraser Valley, BC TBA
June 11, 2010 Kamloops, BC Pogue Mahones
June 12, 2010 Okanagan, BC TBA
June 15, 2010 Calgary, BC Dicken's Pub

Vancouver's The Random Humans Join The Living Legends - L.E.S.S IS MORE Canadian Tour

Radnom Humans Tour

Montreal, QC - April 28, 2010

Vancouver's hip hop duo The Random Humans will be joining the Living Legends on their L.E.S.S IS MORE Canadian Tour. Releasing their 3 song EP teaser earlier this year. The Random Humans have been on a steady climb on the hip hop scene in west coast Canada. Currently working on their full length debut album due out later this fall. The Random Humans have been building and building hard. To check out tunes from these rising hip hop flowsters and to download a free track of "What You Do" from their EP please go Here

Upcoming Show Dates

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April 30, 2010 - Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $25
May 1, 2010 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $20
May 2, 2010 - Red Deer, AB - Cheers North - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, The Random Humans
May 3, 2010 - Lethbridge, AB - Blarney Stone - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, The Random Humans - $10
May 6, 2010 - Calgary, AB - The Republik - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $17
May 7, 2010 - Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $20 adv | $25 door
May 8, 2010 - Kamloops, BC - The Rez Bandshell- L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $20 adv | $25 door


The 2011 instalment of Canadian Music Week will feature an international focus on Southeast Asia.

From March 10-11, Canadian Music Week delegates will get an insider's look at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) - one of the world's fastest growing economic regions. With a population of 575mn people and a combined GDP of $1.4 trillion, the ASEAN is considered Asia's free trade hub. A growing market for western music, ASEAN represents important trade opportunities for Canadian artists and the music industry at large. Industry professionals from the ASEAN, including Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore, will be on hand presenting market overviews, conducting one-on-one meetings with Canadian delegates, and participating in speed dating networking sessions.

Ensure your place. Connect and network with market specialists from the world arena and gain access to a vast global market.

Over the past seven years, Canadian Music Week has been traveling the world, making inroads into emerging markets and securing partnerships with leading events to provide opportunities for Canadian artists, musicians and music companies. From Australia to India, England to Hong Kong, we have brought in buyers from all over the globe to network, strike deals, and hear some of the best talent Canada has to offer.

Fattooth Release Fan Video From Recent Too Cold To F@ck Tour & In Search of "Toothy of The Month"



Montreal, QC - April 30, 2010

Montreal punk rockers Fattooth who recently came off their TOO Cold To F@ck Tour will be releasing a series of videos collected and submitted from their fans via their youtube channel.

"This was a wicked tour of heavy weight champion music. We want to say thanks to all our amazing fans that painted their faces, chanted our slogans and created the most dangerous mosh pits. We're looking forward to crush the road again!" commented front man Hucifer.

Fattooth is still calling out to those across Canada who attended their tour dates.

"We want you! Send us your video and if you got pics we want those too!

In addition to fan submitted material, Fattooth will be choosing one lucky fan for their submissions to be the "Toothy of the Month" and will receive some free swag from the band.

Dates for Fattooth's next upcoming tour will be announced soon.

“These nine tracks become almost a deli platter of variety where one can pick and choose whatever entices them at that moment." - Exclaim!

“With their randy sense of humour and witty one-liners, Fattooth boast an amusing slice of tongue-in-cheek punk rock’n’roll heavily influenced by the likes of hardcore, metal and even elements of cock rock.” - Exclaim!

“The energy and talent coming outta this band is phenomenal… I love the sound” – Snap! Magazine

“You'll be hooked” 4/5 - Shockwave Magazine

"Fattooth brings on a mix of Punk, Cock Rock and Metal roots that make the sluts rip their shirts off..." -Komodo Rock

The Baghdaddios “Song Fer Ma” Rare Mother’s Day Treat

The Baghdaddios

Montreal, QC - May 4, 2010

Who: The Baghdaddios

What: New Punk Rock Mother's Day Single - "Song Fer Ma" [Mp3]

Where: To radio stations and on the just-released "Let It Out / Volume Three" indie compilation

Release Date: May 4, 2010


The Baghdaddios, indie veterans of the Lower East Side punk rock scene, have been making music in NYC for over 17 years. One of the best loved, underground acts of the late '90s, they continue to record and release new songs.

This Tuesday, May 4th, The Baghdaddios release a special issue targeting moms, “Song Fer Ma (Happy Mutha’s Day)”. Recorded In the same old-school punk style which defines their sound, the group has also released additional mixes of the tune, including an acoustic and spoken word version which is accessable on their MySpace page. All in all, very punk, very indie, very D.I.Y. and very current..

For more information please visit the following links:

BACHMAN & TURNER Release First New Song in Over 20 Years

Bachman and Turner

BACHMAN & TURNER Release First New Song in Over 20 Years;
“Rock N’ Roll Is The Only Way Out” available for free at

After many years of gentle prodding by music fans and industry aficionados, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, two giants of rock n' roll, are finally back together as Bachman & Turner after being apart for over 20 years. The group is giving away the first track “Rock n' Roll is the Only Way Out” on their website - a glimpse into Bachman & Turner's brand new album slated for release September 7, 2010 through E1 Music.

The yet-unnamed studio album, will be stocked with great new tracks - all penned by Randy Bachman and Fred Turner - that seamlessly fit among their classic rock anthems.

"I'm thrilled to be working on new music with Fred and feel a sense of excitement and anticipation," says Randy Bachman. "I feel like I'm coming full circle with a completeness that I never ever thought I'd feel again."

2010 TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Without further ado, here are the hot ticket items for the Festival this summer. Tickets are on sale now.

Harry Connick Jr. 06/27 @ Canon Theatre (8pm)
Ticketking - 416.872.1212

Toronto Star Stage @ Nathan Phillips Square (8pm)

Call Ticketmaster 416.870.8000
06/25 - Maceo Parker
06/26 - Herbie Hancock w. Chris Potter & Dave Holland
(Brandi Disterheft opening) The River of Possibilities Tour
06/27 - Taj Mahal & The Trio (James Hunter opening)
06/28 - Stanley Clarke Band f. Hiromi
06/29 - The Roots
06/30 - The Allen Toussaint Band / Mavis Staples
07/01 - Angelique Kidjo
07/02 - John Scofield and the Piety Street Band

Jazz by the Lake Series

Enwave Theatre @ Harbourfront Centre (7pm)
Call 416.973.4000
06/26 - Hilario Duran Big Band (Miguel Zenon Quartet opening)
06/29 - Dave Douglas & Keystone
Spark of Being, A Film by Bill Morrison
06/30 - James Farm feat. Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman, Ari Hoenig

06/29 - Serena Ryder w. special guest Cuff The Duke (8pm)
Sirius Stage, Harbourfront Centre

Hard Rock Cafe

9pm - Ticketmaster 416.870.8000
279 Yonge St.

06/28 - Mike Stern Quartet w. Alain Caron
06/29 - Tony Monaco Trio
07/03 - Christian Scott (9:30pm)

Trane Studio

8pm - Ticketmaster 416.870.8000
Trane Studio - 964 Bathurst St.

06/28 - Andre Leroux Quartet
06/29 - Grace Kelly (two sets - 8pm & 10pm)
07/02 - Terry Clarke Trio w. Phil Dwyer
07/03 - Andy Milne & Dapp Theory (two sets - 8pm & 10pm)
07/04 - Sandro Dominelli

The Trane is also presenting:

Dos Mundos Radio ~ Simmer Down! Hot Docs! Roberto Lopez Project!

Saludos de los Dos Mundos!

Que lo que peoples? Special thanks to Jose el interno for covering the final Tuesday edition of Dos Mundos Radio. Remember folks, we’re moving into our new timeslot next week ~ Wednesdays 6pm-8pm EST ~ we CAN’T wait!

In this edition of the Dos Mundos Radio Newsletter, we ask you to come shake it with us at SIMMER DOWN, we wrap up HOT DOCS and we invite you to a very special event featuring the ROBERTO LOPEZ PROJECT!

Simmer Down + Dos Mundos = Beige Babies!

This Friday Night, I’m happy to be playing alongside one of our favourite DJ crews in the city of Toronto ~ SIMMER DOWN~ Whenever we get together with the Simmer Down boys, something happens, and we turn into complete pendejos! But the mix of styles and sounds becomes a funky, freaky free for all on the dancefloor! Come out for this Tropi-Carib edition and shake that culitoooo!


Keith Bradford named as Executive Director of Cashbox Magazine Nashville

Kevin Bradford

by Sandy Graham

When you first speak to Keith Bradford, there is a slight accent you can’t quite place – but definitely not a Tennessee trill to his deep, engaging voice. ‘My Grand-parents on my father’s side were born in Canada, Montreal Quebec actually” Keith says. ‘We were surrounded by French music, jigs reels, polkas as my grandmother on my mother’s side was this little old French woman. That influenced my brother, Richard to play the 5 string banjo and learn all those great songs. I on the other hand was 8 or 9 years old when I took up the accordion. My father’s side of the family came from Montreal, my last name is really Guilbault. I adopted the stage name of Bradford as it was easier to pronounce and certainly easier to spell.”

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