Kevin Dillon

As the smell of weed wafted through the air, the lights dimmed, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z took the stage at Gillette Stadium.  The two walked out with one of their first musical collaborations “’03 Bonnie & Clyde.”  The duo was perfectly in sync and rocked out the start to one of the most fun concerts. […]

  Kevin Dillon

In recent years the music industry has become a competitive game.  Artists/musicians are consistently trying to out do other artists, including themselves.  Sometimes the game becomes too much for some people, in fact I believe the music industry moves at the fastest pace, preventing artists from taking a break or irrelevance may take hold.  The […]

  Anya Wassenberg

It’s hard not to slip a bad pun or two into a piece about Kelis‘ new release Food (out on British indie label Ninja Tune – April 22, 2014). The track list, after all, does include titles like Breakfast, Hooch, Cobbler, Friday Fish Fry, Biscuits n’ Gravy and Jerk Ribs. I’ve always thought food and […]

  Anya Wassenberg

Vancouver native and lead guitarist of Marianas Trench, Matt Webb just released his latest solo EP Right Direction on February 4 (Get it on iTunes) and he’ll be on the road in his first solo headlining tour through March 2014 (dates listed below). He’s a multiple award winner with Marianas Trench (JUNO for Group of the Year, […]

  Nick Christophers

In the past few years, Asian artists have been hitting America with one musical sensation after another. Before the “Gangnam Style” phenomenon took the dance scene by storm, there were others who spiked the industry. One such individual has found her own spotlight on the American stage. Reni Reni arrived in the US with a […]

  Vincent Perretti

Ahh… there’s the Mayer we know and love; crooning into a soda can microphone with some hilarious imagery around him. The video for “Her Favorite Song” is like one giant public service announcement to men everywhere. Taking the phrase “men are dogs” quite literally on this one, we follow the exploits of a few girls […]

  Kelly Bedard

NYC troubadour Natalie Gelman’s new EP dropped last week, forcing me to take an honestly dedicated look at the tracks that have been non-commitally blending in with the rest of my iTunes since I was first asked to review the singer/songwriter months ago. It’s not that I was entirely procrastinating- I’ve sat down more than […]

  Mike Strizic

“I hope you all stick around after,” she says with a gleam in her eye, “it’s been a long week. And we’re going to party.” Chloe Charles is addressing a packed house on the upper floor of the El Mocambo on the Saturday of Canadian Music Week. She is halfway through a jubilant set, one […]

I was walking through the grocery store the first time I heard “Ghost Years” by the minimal-electro-glam-darkwave group WAZU. I melted when the guitars came in. They shimmer on both sides of the stereo image. As I walked down the grocery aisle I felt I was being carried by these massive metal structures. It felt […]

  Vincent Perretti

This week, I thought we’d try something new and introduce a new feature that focuses solely on a song. Yeah, album releases lend themselves to more dissection but sometimes, a single is all you need to really shake up the music world. Cue Adele and the release of “Skyfall,” the title song to the soon to be […]

  Kelly Bedard

Post-Avengers, there have been a pile of movies I’ve been excited to see and only one of them has exceeded expectations. Magic Mike wasn’t what I was expecting, Brave annoyed me, and I was largely disappointed in The Dark Knight Rises– just for a few examples. But the one movie I saw on absolute instinct […]

  Vincent Perretti

I like making it a point in being able to sum up something I’ve seen or heard in three words or less. If I’m lucky enough, I’ll be able to do it in a single idea; an all encompassing word that brings about not only a definition that fits but a connotation that couples, too. […]

  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

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 […]

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 […]

  Kelly Bedard

Long lost Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson re-joined his ageing comrades on Friday in the middle of their performance of erstwhile Burger King jingle “I Want it That Way” at their joint concert with New Kids on the Block (as “supergroup” NKOTBSB). I will warn patrons of this site right now, I adore the Backstreet Boys, […]