Monster Truck

Juno Award-winning Hamilton-based hard rock band Monster Truck, who released their second album, Sittin’ Heavy, on February 19th, 2016 via Dine Alone Records, which followed up their 2013 debut full-length album, Furiosity, and their 2011 EP, The Brown, performed at the Ontario Music Fund Showcase at The Mod Club in Toronto last night with soul artist SATE, Juno Award-nominated folk singer-songwriter Peter…

Northcote

Hope Is Made of Steel is the third full-length album from Northcote, the moniker of Canadian songwriter Matt Goud. The album arrived September 2015 and is an exciting step forward for the hard working artist. 2014 saw Goud and his band mates build their audience around the world with over 160 shows throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the UK. The…

The Trews

Since their formation in 1997 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, The Trews have released five albums, House of Ill Fame (2003), Den of Thieves (2005) No Time For Later (2008), Friends & Total Strangers (2009) and 2011’s Hope & Ruin. With two achieving Canadian Gold Sales status, thirteen Top-10 singles, (two of them #1) and one Digital Gold sales status), multiple awards for best single,…

Jeff Martin

Guitarist, singer and songwriter, Jeff Martin, has music and melody in his bloodlines and has dedicated his entire life to music, winning praise and fans from all corners of the world. Forming The Tea Party in 1990, Martin produced all of The Tea Party’s albums, including their eponymous debut album in 1991. The Tea Party…

No Sinner

27-year-old Colleen Rennison is a force of nature, a post modern blues belter and queen of soul, a hard-singing, hard-loving, hard-drinking, hard-working throwback to those she grew up listening to, including Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Big Mama Thornton, and Bessie Smith. “People have been telling me I’ve sounded like Janis Joplin since I…

The Bahamas

Afie Jurvanen isn’t from the Bahamas. He’s a Finnish-Canadian from Barrie–a working class town in rural Ontario. But his chosen epithet is fitting. Since 2009 he’s been making music under the name Bahamas–writing songs about sunsets, love affairs, and making out with crooked smiles. Through simple arrangements, he charts an escape route from the snow…

The Both

The Both is an American musical duo consisting of Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, both of whom had longstanding musical careers before beginning a collaboration in 2013. Their first album, self-titled The Both, was released in April 2014. The songwriting collaboration between Aimee Mann and Ted Leo originated during a joint concert tour in 2012,…

The Glorious Sons

There is a mechanic shop in the heart of industrial Kingston. It stands in the corner of a dead end surrounded by dead trees and mangy strays of all kinds. There, lies their dream; In each graceless poster covering the walls, in the stained carpet beneath their feet, in the empty cases of Pabst that…

Deep Purple

With an ever-increasing fan base, picking up new listeners around the world thanks to their drive to tour familiar and less-travelled places, it’s no wonder Deep Purple operates on fresh cycles of adrenalin. No resting on yesteryear. Deep Purple has released 4 studio albums since 1996, but that total is augmented by an abundance of…

The Temperance Movement

The Temperance Movement are a British blues rock band formed in 2011 by Glasgow-born vocalist Phil Campbell and guitarists Luke Potashnick (ex-Rooster and Ben’s Brother) and Paul Sayer. The rhythm section consists of former Jamiroquai bassist Nick Fyffe and the Australian-born drummer Damon Wilson, who has played with the likes of Ray Davies, The Waterboys…

SoundGarden

Hailed as grunge innovators, Soundgarden redefined rock music for a generation. In the 80s and 90s, the band’s mesmerising soundscapes and compelling lyrics seduced audiences hungry for originality. It was a sound rooted deeply within the wild landscape of the Pacific North West – an atmosphere which still resonates strongly for Cornell. “The band is…

Jane’s Addiction

Without Jane’s Addiction, there might still have been a Soundgarden, an Alice in Chains, a Nine Inch Nails, a Rage Against the Machine, and even a Nirvana, but they wouldn’t sound the same. As Tom Morello said when inducting Jane’s into Guitar Center’s Rock Walk of Fame in June 2011: “Nirvana often gets credit for…

Monster Truck

The term Rock n’ Roll gets thrown around pretty haphazardly. One can go as far as stating it’s been bastardized to the point of being unrecognizable, ironically shouted on stages worldwide, and classified dead or MIA by the very musicians that once upheld its standard. Enter Monster Truck. There’s something comforting about a band name…

Extreme

It all started when four Boston-bred kids joined forces in the late 80s to form Extreme. With an original new sound and groundbreaking records, the foursome was immediately recognized as innovators in the world of rock & roll. The band has described their music as “Funky Metal” in the early days, but it would evolve…

The Mohrs

The masses were once drawn to rock and roll because of its power, its purity, its sexiness and swagger. More recently, though, it seems such criteria is overshadowed by catchiness or production value. While those elements certainly aren’t unwelcome in themselves, the truly noteworthy rock bands of the modern era are those that combine all…

The Modern Hearts

This group of young gentlemen are able to combine each others musical and personal influences to create songs that can evoke desire, love, fear, happiness & heartache from its listeners. Just like a great book or movie, The Modern Hearts treat every song as a story. Each song is crafted by merging classic british rock…

The Tragically Hip – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

There might be something tragically nostalgic behind touring a 20+ year old album. But that did not seem to bother the 16,000 fans who packed into the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto on Wednesday night. And the Hip did not disappoint their faithful on Canada Day even though there have been two earlier appearances in Toronto…

Sam Roberts Band

Sam Roberts Band are a Montreal-based touring rock band who have just recorded their fifth studio album, Lo-Fantasy. “Low fantasy is a literary genre that takes place in a world very much like our own, but in which magic – or the possibility of magic – exists,” Roberts says. “It’s grounded in reality, but it’s…

Alan Doyle – Danforth Music Hall

In his mind, the sometime co-lead singer of Canadian folk rockers Great Big Sea, is still “Alan Doyle from Petty Harbour” despite a successful 20 year GBS career and now rising solo stardom. So when the 45-year-old Doyle was in front of a sold-out crowd at the Danforth Music Hall on Friday night, in support…

The Corsets

Luke Leclerc- Vocals/Guitar, Sammy Nyberg- Guitar, Johnny Vella- Bass, Alec Blaber- Drums,

Taras Chubay

He is the son of legendary 1970s underground cultural figure and poet Hryts’ko Chubai. Taras, trained as a violist, began his career as a singer-songwriter at the age of 16, performing songs he composed for his late father’s poems. Together with other figures of L’viv’s alternative cultural scene (viktor Morozov, Iurii vynnychuk), Taras formed the…

Big Country

Big Country was originally formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer…

Sam Cash and The Romantic Dogs

As Sam Cash grows, so too does his music and songwriting. Written and recorded when he was just 19 years old, his 2011 debut, Teenage Hunger, showcased a songwriter finding his voice and sound amongst a bustling Canadian music scene where it’s artists were all striving to make themselves known. Cash struggled to find the…

Puttin On The Foil

Trayne Rekk – Bass/Vocals/Stupidity, TimTim – Guitar/Vocals, Jordan Stubbs- Drums, Aces – Guitar/Vocals

Flood The Sun

Jay Bennie – Vocals/Guitars, James Ascher – Guitars, Travis Outerson – Bass, Tyler Merrill – Guitar/Keys/Sounds, Bill Wood – Drums

Uforia

According to Facebook, we’re a “Musician/Band” (an alien, part-human creature with lots of arms and heads). But according to us, we’re a band of four separate musicians (Michael Ursini – Sam Morton – Adam Brik – Julien Bigras) and we think this makes us revolutionary. We make music for everyone except alien creatures. We play…

In My Coma

In My Coma is the brainchild of vocalist / songwriter / guitarist Jasper James. Though Jasper has spent the last several years in southern Ontario, Canada, the foundation of his musical creativity rests in his English heritage. Born in Guildford, a small city south of London, England, Jasper grew up listening to the popular British…

The Usual @ The Mod Club

The Usual…..Melodic Alternative Rock band with 3 part harmonies. This 4 piece rock band from Ontario Canada is set to Rock stages all over the world. With a chemistry that produces songs that will not just speak to you on an emotional level, but also on a high energy, I want to rock out level!!!…

Simple Damned Device

Original Rock, Rhythm & Bruise Band with stories to tell. Onstage. Backstage. In the trenches Watching guitarist Kevin Bell at a jam night Mr Bell is owning every song, some of them hoary old chestnuts that should long be packed away forever in musical mothballs.. He’s honouring them and yet..he’s also… I dunno… groping and…

Labcats @ Lee’s Palace

LabCats are an energetic rock/ jazz/ funk band from Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Look out in the alleys and streets to hear their barreling beats! Becoming a truly fun person can be a difficult challenge for many individuals, because realistically, who wants to dance in public anymore? Luckily for you, The LabCats are an esurient, out-going…

The Johnnys – Hard Rock Cafe Toronto

Band Members: Veronica Johnny – Lead vocals & guitar, Dave Johnny – Drums, Tim Bones – Lead guitar, Oriana Barbato – Bass and Guitarist – Jimmy Limb.

Affinity

Emerging Toronto rock band Affinity demonstrates a fearlessness and passion for loud, edgy and seriously contagious rock music. Made up of Ashley Curtis (lead vocals), Sean Hillman (drummer), Mack Flynn (Bass/Keys/Synth/BG Vox), and guitarists Al Walsh and Chris Andersen, Affinity’s dedicated and rapidly growing posse of fans – and not just because Ashley randomly invites…

The Late Great Jeff Healey

Healey began playing guitar when he was three, developing his unique style of playing the instrument flat on his lap. When he was 17, he formed the band Blue Direction, a four-piece band which primarily played bar-band cover tunes. Among the other musicians were bassist Jeremy Littler, drummer Graydon Chapman, and a schoolmate, Rob Quail…