The Mandevilles

The Mandevilles September 9, 2017 at The Burdock on Bloor.

Hillside Festival 2017 Day 1

Hillside Festival in Guelph Ontario on July 14, 2017. Featuring Ora Cogan, Alejandra Ribera, Begonia, Parsonsfield, Mbongwana Star, Lowest of the Low.

Hillside Festival 2017 Day 2

Hillside Festival in Guelph Ontario on July 15, 2017. Featuring Carly Dow, Kaia Kater, The Franklin Electric, Kasador, Boogat, Lindy Vopnfjord, The Barr Brothers, Lindi Ortega, Klo Pelgag and Coeur de Pirate.

Hillside Festival 2017 Day 3

Hillside Festival in Guelph Ontario on July 16, 2017. Featuring NEFE, Las Cafeteras, Sarah Harmer, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Zavier Rudd, Charlotte Cardin, Jenny Ritter, The Luyas, Matt Haeck, Lucas Stagg and Lisa Leblanc.

Lisa Leblanc

Lisa Leblanc performing at The HorseShoe Tavern in Toronto on April 6, 2017.

The New Electric

The New Electric performing at The Velvet Underground at Canadian Music Week in Toronto on April 20, 2017.

Lindsey Sterling

Lindsey Sterling on her Brave Enough Tour at The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2016.  

Lyon

Lauren Malyon AKA Lyon is a small town girl who fell in love with the big city. Lauren began playing violin at the age of 3, piano at the age of 6, and began songwriting at the age of 15. In the summer of 2012, she teamed up with writer/producer, Japeth Maw and created Lyon….

Tom Cochrane

A long and fascinating career characterized by creative adventurousness and musical and personal integrity have made Tom Cochrane a highly deserving recipient of 8 Juno Awards, Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Walk of Fame, and a prestigious Officer of the Order of Canada. From 1980-84 Red Rider released four acclaimed studio albums that married imaginative…

The Beaches

Hailing from the East side of Toronto, The Beaches are an All female Indie Rock band. Taking their cues from such artists as Patti Smith, Elastica and The White Stripes, The Beaches write and perform with an authentic, biting and hooky sound. Their debut single and Maxxis directed video for “Loner” has been heavily supported…

Whitehorse

Whitehorse’s story has been told as two acclaimed musicians joining forces under one new name – no drummer, no keyboard player, violinist or even bass player on call, and no producer. Just Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland The first album and EP demonstrate the success of this simple equation, one plus one, with an abundance…

Scott Helman

“I’d heard a lot of music already, but I’d never listened to The Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd,” says Scott reminiscing about that seminal moment. “We stole a couple cigarettes from his mom and found the album in his dad’s vinyl collection. I remember just staring at the cover. From the moment…

Matthew Good

Matthew Frederick Robert Good is a Canadian rock musician. He was the lead singer for the Matthew Good Band, one of Canada’s most successful alternative rock bands in the 1990s, before dissolving the band in 2002. Other band members included drummer Ian Browne, guitarist/keyboardist Dave Genn, and original bassist Geoff Lloyd, later replaced by Rich…

Big Sugar

Gordie Johnson and his Rasta brethren churn out their unique blend of roots-rock-reggae with double neck guitars and dreadlocks flying through the air. BIG SUGAR continues to live up their reputation for thundering live performances spiced with epic dub excursions that keep crowds grooving. BIG SUGAR’S style has even inspired other notable artists, including THE…

Trigger Finger

Triggerfinger is a Belgian rock band from Lier, Belgium, formed in 1998. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Ruben Block, bassist Paul Van Bruystegem and Mario Goossens (formerly of Winterville) as drummer. The band gained popularity while performing prior to the band’s debut album. They released their self-titled debut album Triggerfinger in 2004, after previously having released the singles Inner Peace and Camaro from the album. The…

Hawksley Workman

It was a tough decision for the weekend in Toronto. Should I go see The Glorious Sons or head over to the Phoenix Concert Theatre and see Hawksley Workman perform. I don’t know much about Hawksley so the decision was made to try something new this time around. Opening the night was lovely British singer Fiona Bevan who is a multi-platinum selling English singer-songwriter. She…

Lera Lynn

“Every artist feels like it’s about time, all the time,” Lera Lynn tells Rolling Stone Country. She’s relaxing by a pool in Saratoga, California, a few days before her last leg of opening for Sheryl Crow comes to a close, the True Detective season finale airs and she heads back home to Nashville to resume work on her…

The Sadies

Since their formation in 1994, Toronto’s Sadies have developed, even perfected, a style of music that is uniquely their own. Possessing a deep fondness and reverence for the best of country, bluegrass and blues (CBGB!), they are equally informed and influenced by everything from 60s garage and psychedelic rock (Pebbles, Nuggets, et al) to surf…

Passenger

Passenger was a British folk rock band established in 2003 in Brighton and Hove, England. It was fronted by Mike Rosenberg, the main vocalist and songwriter of the band, and Andrew Phillips. The band was at various times a quartet and a quintet. The band’s name was stylized as /Passenger. (with a slash at the…

Wilco

Wilco leapt from the grave of Uncle Tupelo, the Illinois roots outfit that almost single-handedly wrote the New Testament of alt-country. Like his former Uncle Tupelo partner Jay Farrar, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy was smitten with Gram Parsons, Doug Sahm, Roger McGuinn, and other icons of hippie twang. But unlike Farrar, Tweedy had a yen…

Lucinda Williams

Williams has continued to chart her own path in the music world. Her 2008 album, Little Honey, had strong enough sales to make Billboard’s Top 10. With her 2011 album, Blessed, the singer-songwriter reached a new point in her career. “I’m more confident about what I do and less afraid to take chances,” she told…

ZZ Ward

Born Zsuzsanna Eva Ward in Abington, Pennsylvania, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, piano, and harmonica) ZZ Ward spent her childhood in the small town of Roseburg, Oregon, splitting her listening time between her father’s blues collection and her brother’s hip-hop records, a blend that would be a big part of her later sound and style….

Of Monsters and Men

Icelandic chamber pop group Of Monsters and Men broke onto the international music scene in 2011, just a year after winning their country’s nationwide battle-of-the-band competition Musiktilraunir. Hailed as “the new Arcade Fire” in Rolling Stone magazine, the band’s original lineup comprised singer/guitarists Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar Þórhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, keyboardist Árni Guðjónsson,…

The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers are a folk rock band from Concord, North Carolina. They have been playing since the early 2000’s and have released seventeen albums, including eight full-length albums, three live albums, and six EPs. Their most recent album, Magpie and the Dandelion was released on October 15, 2013. The band is composed of brothers…

The Strumbellas

Since the release of The Strumbellas’ eponymous 2009 EP, which was peppered with accolades from Toronto weeklies and prompted a proclamation from the CBC that they are a “band to watch,” the six-piece group has been slogging it out, earning their stripes through residencies at The Cameron House and most recently a month of Home.Sweet.Home…

Lee Harvey Osmond

Greetings, music lovers. Allow us to draw attention to the new slab by the eminent and hirsute Steeltown reprobate, Lee Harvey Osmond, aka Tom Wilson aka One of Three Rodeo Kings aka that large, melodic growling man from the former Junkhouse. This record is called “Beautiful Scars,” as in: “Man, that scar is beautiful,” or…

The Vaccines

The Vaccines are an English indie rock band, formed in London in 2010. The band’s debut album, ‘What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?’ was released through Columbia Records on 14 March 2011 and reached number 4 in the UK album charts. On 5 January 2011, the band were placed third in the BBC’s Sound…

The Arkells

Arkells are an alternative rock band originally from Hamilton, Ontario. The band is named after Arkell Street near McMaster University where they lived and would practice their music. All five original band members attended McMaster where Kerman graduated with an honours BA in Political Science. Kerman met guitarist Mike DeAngelis at a McMaster Welcome Week…