Kelly Bedard

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why they do what they do. Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an artist or band for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why they do what they do. Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an artist or band for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why they do what they do. Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an artist or band for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their collaborators, and why they do what they do. Click Here to follow the series as it progresses. To submit an artist or band for consideration, email editors@myentertainmentworld.ca. […]

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming musicians creating heartfelt and original work across genres…

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Stephen Joffe has the sort of unique intense energy that, when casting the role of unpredictable cousin Ziggy in the Storefront’s site-specific epic Tough Jews, both the writer and director had the same “it has to […]

  Anya Wassenberg

New York City-based David Jacobson and The New Space Wizards have released a new demo, a follow up to their 2016 EP Psychedelica Revisited. The new demo was recorded with the live band that has been performing all around their native Brooklyn, and it has a nicely organic feel to all the tracks. Let’s face […]

  Anya Wassenberg

Roads to Rivers is the second release from indie pop-rockers Simcoe. The new EP sees the band continuing down the road of moody and melodic songwriting that they began on their eponymous 2015 release. From the five-piece band that put out their debut EP, the line up has been streamlined to Bobby Houston on vocals and […]

  Anya Wassenberg

You could say that Canadian blues guitarist, singer and composer Steve Strongman is mid-career. “This is my sixth release. I’m certainly not a beginner,” he chuckles. His latest- “No Time Like Now”- is available March 10th. Steve’s fourth release, 2012’s release “A Natural Fact” proved to be his breakout hit, garnering a 2013 JUNO Award […]

  Anya Wassenberg

“Wait”, the soon to be released single from BC native Cassandra Maze, meshes clever lyrics and Cassandra’s brassy, sultry edged voice with a layered arrangement that begins with a cool retro guitar groove. It’s not necessarily an intentional inclusion. “I have a lot of older musical influences, and I think they make their way into […]

  Anya Wassenberg

From the New Hampshire Seacoast, the smallest coastline in the US, comes Almanac Mountain, the brainchild of Chris Cote, a classically trained composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Cryptoseismology – which means the study of hidden or secret quakes – is the third full-length album from Almanac Mountain, out October 21st. While his previous work was more […]

  Anya Wassenberg

Strange Moon is the second CD for Los Angeles based indie artist Katie Burden and it’s been getting a fair amount of buzz since its release on September 15, and with good reason. Amid the plethora of indie releases out there, she generates a unique musical energy in the over crowded world of guitar driven […]

David Jacobson and the Space Wizards are based out of Brooklyn, New York…

  Anya Wassenberg

Release Date: June 12 2015 Upcoming Show: Smiling Buddha, July 3 Buy the EP & Name Your Price Simcoe is the eponymous first EP release from the Toronto-based indie music makers Simcoe, made up of Bobby Houston, Mike Barford, Jake Gehlen, Julian Hoyle and our own Mike Strizic. It’s a three-song taste of dreamy, atmospheric pop […]

  Anya Wassenberg

When you write about music, you quickly become aware that it’s impossible to talk about all the truly great music out there that is released on a daily basis – there aren’t enough hours in the day. Like most music and entertainment writers , my inbox receives far too many great leads to check them […]

  Anya Wassenberg

Upcoming concerts: Performing from their 2013 CD Symphony! at Oshawa’s Regent Theatre (Nov 28) and Flato Markham Theatre (Nov 29), accompanied by the Ontario Philharmonic, conducted by Maestro Marco Parisotto. December 4, at Toronto’s Koerner Hall as Part of the Sultans and Divas concert featuring mezzo-soprano and CBC radio host Julie Nesrallah; soprano Miriam Khalil; […]

  Anya Wassenberg

Had enough of your goddamn tricks Your half-assed stories and your broken thoughts … I don’t care about monogamy Just as long as everyday you spend an hour with me … Baby you’re my kind of bitch “My upcoming EP Good Boy [out Nov 7] moves from swagger to violence, from heartbreak to hatred, and […]

  Nick Christophers

In today’s acting and music industries it is becoming more saturated with “wannabes” and cheap imitations. Most of these recent phenomenon’s are due to the advancement of technology. Nowadays almost anyone with a laptop and minimal tech knowledge can release music or develop a film. Yet there are those who have a vision and a […]

  Anya Wassenberg

In the middle of film-fest-mad Toronto, the Canadian Music Café is a chic oasis at the Jazz Bistro on Victoria Street. Amidst twinkling ruby crystal chandeliers, red velvet curtains and even red trim on the Steinway, Canadian talent was there to sing for industry types in what comes as the perfect break from the street […]

  Anya Wassenberg

Sometimes everything just comes together at the right time, as it seems to be unfolding with Scottish punk duo Hello Creepy Spider (Matt Johnston, Stef Watt), whose album I Don’t Wanna Die In A Fire was just released May 12. With the frenetic energy of early punk releases, the duo takes their inspiration from bands […]

  Vincent Perretti

It’s been three years since we heard from Jenn Wasner & Andy Stack. 2011’s Civilian wasn’t necessarily a major commercial but it found success after The Walking Dead featured its titular track. However, in those three years, those two found something special in their sessions together leading up to Shriek and oh how grateful we should be. The project […]

  Anya Wassenberg

April 2014 with Mounties Band and James Younger Vancouver’s The Zolas have built a cult-like following across Canada that’s grown over two CD releases, the most recent of which – Ancient Mars (2012) – was produced by Chuck Brody (Wu-Tang Clan). They’ve been on the road in support of it ever since, including a trip […]

  Mike Strizic

Old Man Luedecke Feb 18, Hugh’s Room “Who feels like a little call-and-response?” calls Chris Luedecke, AKA Old Man Luedecke, of Halifax. There is a halfhearted smattering of applause. “That’s ok,” he deadpans, “if I was holding out for a majority I would have given-up a long time ago. Banjo! The most universally hated of […]

  Anya Wassenberg

Video Released March 6, 2014 Website: bmbshl.com Twitter: @BMB_SHL I find I’m liking the latest video/single from Edmonton-based BMSHL. BMSHL is songwriter and producer Brenna MacQuarrie and the video was shot on the beach and in the tropical scenery of Cuba with Brenda as the main feature in a series of natural settings. From a media […]

  Vincent Perretti

Annie Clark is not your normal artist. Every album has worked itself into this great little niche she’s been carving out where the music is challenging yet invasive. Debuting withMarry Me back in 2007, her sophomore album Actor (2009) was an incredible feat of balance between melodic pop and dangerous lyrics. I mean, with a track called “Laughing With […]

MaicaMia’s second album, des era (released on January 28) was recorded in the group’s native Montreal and at their own studio last year.  The group’s core consists of Maica Armata (guitar and vocals) and Jonny Paradise (drums and sampler) and they’ve recently added bassist Mauro Pezzente to flesh out their sound, along with a few […]