Kelly Bedard

I grew up in a small city with not much going for it. There was hockey, figure skating and a damn impressive recreational baseball league, but for an uncoordinated, artsy kid like me, there wasn’t much in way of comfortable pastime. The lone exceptions to this rule were two studios where my weirdo smart-aleck younger […]

  Teresa Di Matteo

Every music buff has their day, whether it’s getting to see your favourite band live or finally heading to some epic festival along the lines of Coachella, or, if you remember, Woodstock. However, it can be the simplest days that outshine the memories of flashing lights, smoke machines and mosh pits. For myself (and tons […]

Following the release of Lost at Sea (2007) and If I Don’t Come Home You’ll Know I’m Gone (2009) The Wooden Sky has been working feverishly in the studio to finish their third and much anticipated album. Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun was released in late February and plays host to a […]

  Vincent Perretti

Witnessing evolution – on any level of the term – can leave one awestruck. It’s empowering, incredible, and just plain wild to experience something like that first hand – the path behind, and where said evolving will end are coming to a point in time together. Ugly, the New Brunswick trio’s fifth release, is that intersection of […]

  Vincent Perretti

In the opening track to Noctourniquet – Volta’s sixth album – Cedric Bixler-Zavala ends hoarsely repeating the lines, “I’m a landmine / cause I’m a landmine / don’t step on me,” as the music dissolves to nothing behind him before kicking up its synth-induced chorus again. It’s a lot to take in as an opener. […]

  Vincent Perretti

Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen released what is either a very new EP or a very old EP. I say this because these tracks could very well have been what he played for Chris Taylor  – another member of the aforementioned group – early in college when Bear was just starting out as a three-piece act. […]

  Kelly Bedard

All Republicans wake up thinking “You know what would be cool? To be in a rap video!”. You just know they do. Now, we here at My Entertainment World are supporters of Romney, or, at least we’re supporters of his generally sane-seeming bid for the right to lose to Obama in November (as opposed to […]

  Vincent Perretti

By the second track of Open Your Heart, there seems to be an exciting path this album is going to follow. Lead Nick Chiericozzi, is gruffing his way through lyrics like “Wrap your hands around my throat / Run your nails through my mind / I wanna feel you,” as a few female backups counteract […]

  Vincent Perretti

Earlier on in the year, I talked about how K.R.I.T. was going to be releasing his debut LP, Live From The Underground. Remember that? Well, in the meantime – to put off the drooling dogs we have become – K.R.I.T. decided to release one more mixtape for us before that dropped. 4Eva N A Day […]

  Vincent Perretti

As February comes to a close, the weather has been getting beautiful – unless of course you’re reading this from Oymyakon in Sakha Republic, Russia which has -3 ºF (-16 ºC) as its yearly average. Hopefully, you’re not there but even if you are, we went and found you some our favorite up and comers […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is a sensational ensemble as a whole. Though its population (and, notably, its audience) is ageing, the vibrancy of music director Peter Oundjian’s baton keeps them at a performance level on par with their technical achievements. In the early February concert series featuring Beethovan’s Emperor Concerto and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, […]

  Kelly Bedard

Last night’s Grammy Awards were all sorts of entertaining. With performances from almost all the major artists nominated, four tributes to late and former greats, a touching In Memoriam segment, a smooth host, a show-ending multi-talent guitar jam and an Adele sweep, it never occurred to me to be annoyed by the length of the […]

  Vincent Perretti

Nowadays, it’s really easy to get lost on the Internet. Days can go by before you realize you haven’t left that blue glow and you’re still wrapped in the towel you showered in from Tuesday morning. It happens to the best of us; I know from personal experience. And don’t get me wrong – the […]

  Vincent Perretti

2011 was a dynamite year for music. We had some of the strongest efforts from a ton of big name artists, reaffirming their place at the top; and we also had a massive surge of breakthrough releases bringing us a whole new spectrum of talent to bask in. Every genre expanded and gained depth that […]

  Kelly Bedard

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing one of my favourite singer/songwriters live. I first fell in love with Dar Williams’ quirky lyrics and sweet, folksy guitar melodies back in the days when I used to go to summer arts camp. During something called “unit hour”, my counsellor would pull out her guitar […]

  Kelly Bedard

The last weekend in October was one of the coolest weekends I’ve ever spent in my beloved Toronto.  Downtown, in the heart of the ever-gorgeous Distillery District, sits the city’s most valuable performance space: The Young Centre for the Performing Arts. The beautifully designed venue sports a spacious lobby with a bar that serves everything […]

  Kelly Bedard

Our favourite pop/country princess has a new video, conceptualized by Taylor herself and featuring one of our favourite Dillon Panthers (aka Matt Saracen aka Zach Gilford). It couldn’t be cuter.

  Kelly Bedard

Music’s biggest awards announced their contenders this week. There are only 78 categories this year, which sounds like a lot but down from 109 last year it’s quite the drop. The result is a mix of the old familiar names and some wonderfully new additions but numbers a little lower than usual. My beloved Adele […]

  Kelly Bedard

It was announced today that Adele will be taking the rest of the year off to rest her vocal cords after having throat surgery. The beloved singer (and current holder of the record for bestselling album of the year for 21) has been cancelling concert dates all year as she battled recurring laryngitis. Here’s hoping […]

  Kelly Bedard

Last week Project Runway played host to Saskatchewan- based rock band The Sheepdogs. The winners of Rolling Stone’s “Choose the Cover” competition, the guys became the first unsigned band to grace the cover of the famous magazine. They’ve since been signed by Atlantic and raking in awards along with appearing in the Project Runway tie-in […]

  Kelly Bedard

If given the chance to meet just one celebrity in my life, it wouldn’t take long for me to come up with a remarkably short list of whom I would choose. Very near the top of that list would be the endearing and multi-talented Seth MacFarlane. If you watch an interview with the Family Guy/American Dad/Cleveland […]

  Kelly Bedard

Our friends in Ninja Funk Orchestra are working on a new collaboration with the fabulous singer/songwriter Chloe Charles. CLICK HERE to hear the first draft of “Fans”, courtesy of Chloe and the Ninjas. Vocals- Chloe Charles Sax- Gordon Hyland Guitar- Neil Whitford Bass- Andrew Roorda Drums- Mackenzie Longpre Check out www.ninjafunk.ca for more info on the […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’ve never had more fun at a concert than I have whenever I see The Elastocitizens. In my opinion, the off-beat funk band creates the most memorable live music experience available in Toronto. Frontman Steven McCarthy leads the audience down the rabbit hole of insane and joyous dance tunes in full Freddy Mercury-esque splendour as […]

A couple times a year, one of young Toronto’s more engaging performers steps out from behind the piano where he spends most of his time accompanying other acts (like Sharron Matthews) or playing at Statlers Piano Bar (every Tuesday night) and assembles a crazy cast of characters to accompany him to the cabaret stage (usually […]

  Kelly Bedard

Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters frontman who won hearts in his endearing SNL appearance this year, won minds on Tuesday when he kicked a fan out of his concert for fighting. Pissed off, he stopped in the middle of a song, laid down a few choice words like the soon-to-be classic “You don’t come to […]

Adele, the new queen of hearts
  Kelly Bedard

I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t love Adele. The soulful singer blasts from speakers in the cool shops on Queen West,  features on the ipods of everyone from moms to university students to spin class patrons and was even covered by two of Broadway’s brightest young stars on Glee (whose rendition of “Rolling […]