Features

Danny Thomas Sound of Thunder
Fri Dec 13, 2019

Everything about Danny Thomas says country singer, from his rich baritone voice to his Georgia roots, songwriting skills to his easy as Sunday morning way of interacting with folks

BTW Boreal, White Cowbell Oklahoma, The Membranes, YSSY, The Franklin Electric, David Lesak, Festival Of Cool, Ault Sisters, Raincity, Hollerado, Peter Hill, Serena Ryder, Toronto Chamber Players
Fri Dec 13, 2019

From November 29th through December 21st, popular seasonal harmonies trio Boreal will share their “Songs For The Snowy Season” concerts with nine communities across much of Ontario!

Yes You Are A Failure!
Fri Dec 13, 2019

You have every right to fail. I don’t know why failure is such a high thing in the music industry? Okay, it’s high in the rest of the market but still, I just find it very present that you must succeed. Inside the startup world in some cases, it’s a plus that you have done some failure missions.

Don't Surround Yourself With Yes-Men!
Fri Dec 06, 2019

"My mom thinks the song is great!" Yes, most moms are proud when their babies even just fart so that the source is not that reliable. Sure, you want people to like what you are doing. When you do the hard work and put your heart and soul into it, then you want people to like it.

BTW Leahy, Black Puma, Good Lovelies, Jay Douglas, Kaia Kater, Tush, Ripped, Salvation Army Band, Recollectiv, Unison Holiday Schmoozefest, Joanne Powell
Fri Nov 29, 2019

You really should shout ‘cause Leahy band is coming to town. One of the country’s most highly regarded progressive folk-roots bands checks in at Hugh’s Room Live Nov.29/30. Music 8.30pm both nights.

News

CIMA Elects New Executive Committee Sonic Unyon’s Tim Potocic Is New Chair
Fri Dec 06, 2019

The Canadian Independent Music Association’s (CIMA) Board of Directors has elected a new Chair, Tim Potocic (Sonic Unyon Records) and a new Executive Committee following CIMA’s Annual General Meeting on October 30, 2019.

Spotify Needs To Make A Decision About Its Future
Fri Dec 13, 2019

Out of all the buzz that Spotify continues to amass as a leading music-streaming service, one problem that virtually no one in the music business has discussed yet is the gaping hole between Spotify’s oft-trumpeted mission statement and its actual business model.

Mother Sun Releases New Video “Lemonade”
Fri Dec 06, 2019

Mother Sun creates warmth with their music.

Canadian Hip Hop / Hard Rocker Brenin Edmunds Shutters The Year with New Release
Fri Dec 06, 2019

What do you get when you cross a hard rock lead singer with an early 90’s hip-hop head? You get Brenin Edmunds. Since the age of 13, Brenin aka RUBiX has been working diligently to mix his eclectic taste of music into cohesive art.

The 18th Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival
Fri Nov 29, 2019

Toronto-based Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival has announced its 18th annual celebration, with music and food on full display February 21- 23, 2020, including a stellar lineup of JUNO, Maple Blues, and Canadian Folk Music-winners including Lynn Miles, Jack de Keyzer, Swamperella and

Reviews

Canadian Alt Electro Rockers Black Arcana Unleash NEW Single, “Rum Runner”
Fri Dec 13, 2019

Canadian alt electro-rock duo Black Arcana and their sonic tonic of heavy honey for the soul has been unleashed with their newest single, “Rum Runner”. A blend of garage rock and trip-hop influences, “Rum Runner” reveals Black Arcana’s bittersweet and mood-heavy brand of alt-rock.

Canada’s Youngest Reggae Jazz Dynamo Chelsea Stewart Releases new LP and Single “Forever Your Girl”
Fri Dec 13, 2019

Canadian reggae-jazz dynamo Chelsea Stewart is back, once again bringing her name to the forefront with a newly released self-titled album, Chelsea Stewart — and premiere single “Forever Your Girl”

Canadian Death-Pop Rockers Skeleton Club’s Debut LP Death, Love & Money Hits 50,000+ Streams
Fri Dec 13, 2019

They say the only givens in life are death and taxes, but for death-pop rockers Skeleton Club and their debut album, those guarantees are more along the lines of Death, Love & Money.

Alex Whorms Skates into the Holiday Season, Covering Joni Mitchell’s Classic “River”
Fri Dec 13, 2019

With a voice CBC calls “incredibly earnest” with an “honest purity,” Canadian singer/songwriter Alex Whorms continues to shine in her favourite holiday song, releasing a video covering Joni Mitchell’s “River” as the season swings into full-gear. 

Royal Tusk Share New Lyric Video For Die Knowing
Fri Dec 06, 2019

Royal Tusk are ready to share a new lyric video for their song, Die Knowing. The track is from their latest project, Tusk II, released via Entertainment One in 2018.