Steve Fisher

In all of the subway posters and other promotional material around the city, the producers of Four Chords and a Gun have placed this description front and centre: “A Play Followed By A Concert.” Which seems like a very odd presentation format, until you read the smaller disclaimer on the front of the program: “This […]

  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. Anyone who sees a lot of Toronto theatre is familiar with the tiny spitfire superfan known as Barbara Fingerote. She’s a theatre expert who sees hundreds of shows a year. In the past few years, Barbara […]

  Kelly Bedard

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Hart House Theatre) The saga of Hart House musicals is full of high highs and low lows as their success fluctuates wildly depending mostly, it seems, on the popularity of their chosen show. They don’t pay their performers so, in order to lure the right talent, they have to offer […]

  Anya Wassenberg

DownTown Mystic is the alter ego of songwriter Robert Allen, a New Jersey native with a penchant for rock in the classic –aka Americana/roots rock – vein. Rock ‘N’ Roll Romantic is the follow up to 2010’s well received Standing Still and 2013’s eponymous release, DownTown Mystic. The latter spent 10 months on the US […]

  Jace Hijazi

Hello My Entertainment World! I’m brand new here, and I’m very excited to share my passion with other music junkies. In 2015 I managed to get through over four hundred new titles, and really felt like I was hitting my goals with new music. I think a lot of people (sometimes myself included) spend December […]

  Zach Adler

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Courtney Barnett has a way with words. Freewheeling and deadpan with a heavy Melbourne drawl, Barnett delivers some of the year’s best hooks to a backdrop of poppy, gently psyched-out rock. These eleven story songs focus on such everyday topics as insomnia […]

  Elizabeth Moss

I recently had the extreme pleasure of seeing The Lone Bellow at Boston’s House of Blues, and I can’t have asked for a better way to spend a Wednesday night. The first opener of the show was Hugh Masterson, a singer-songwriter out of my very own Nashville, TN. He said at the beginning of his […]

  Anya Wassenberg

It may come as a surprise to find that Stereo Dynamite Sessions, Vol. 1, just released in Canada on October 16, 2015, is the debut solo album from Simone Denny. After all, we’ve been hearing her voice tearing up the dance floor for years. The five-time Juno Award winner is the former lead singer of […]

  Zach Adler

Editor’s Note: For six years running, contributing author Zach Adler has spent the month of April putting out a poem a day. By turns earnest and wry, these poems are based on prompts (and often forms) chosen at random using a deck of cards. The prompts range from “The Grandfather Paradox” to “Emotional Adultery” to […]

  Zach Adler

Released 3/17/15 This is a rough outing for the once great – or at least inimitable – Modest Mouse. Strangers to Ourselves is the band’s first proper LP in eight years. Combine a long hiatus with major lineup changes (including losing the legendary Johnny Marr) and one cannot help but listen with cautious optimism. Unfortunately, […]

  Nick Christophers

The hard-biting guitar riffs, pounding drum rolls and razor sharp voice emanating from the studio is hard to ignore. The combination of musical talent is evident from the band 3 Quarters Dead as they begin to make waves. The band has become a life line in the South and is inching its way internationally. 3 […]

  Greg Dalgetty

A lot of people probably think I’m too young to be a Ramones fan. I’m 30 now, which means I was about 12 when the Ramones broke up in 1996. I discovered the Ramones around that time and fell in love with them, but I never got to see them perform. Going to concerts was […]

  Vincent Perretti

Artists have a tendency to show their roots whether it’s the music that inspired their current love for music or the nations that raised them. The Band Called FUSE hails from a multitude of locations bringing diversity to the crafting table when writing starts. Sometimes the results could be a lackluster cluster of noise due to the […]

  Mike Strizic

May 9, 2013- Kool Haus Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are one of those inimitable few acts who persist, year in and year out, relatively unchanged. Since the 2001 release of their debut, B.R.M.C., the band has continually been producing records of the same consistent quality and touring with a widely renown passion and intensity. No, their […]

  Brock Swinson

I’ve got this love/hate relationship with Jack White. The guy is so freakishly remarkable that I’m consistently and relentlessly letdown. There’s always media hype about an upcoming collaboration or potential tour that falls apart like a rocket that disintegrates in the stratosphere. It started in high school (2005) when the White Stripes announced a show […]

  Mike Strizic

Julian Casablancas and the boys are back, or, they will be in March.  The internet was graced last week with “One Way Trigger”, the first track from the band’s anticipated fifth studio album, Comedown Machine, and already favorable comparisons have been drawn with A-ha (“Take On Me”) and Maná (“En el muelle de San Blás”).  But before […]

  Vincent Perretti

The seconds before an album starts up (well, in the CD days) tend to have this quiet-before-the-storm feel. As if, you’ve just saw lightning and you’re waiting for that sternum-rattling thunder to follow. Sometimes you get let down and nothing really happens, a little toot maybe. However, there are also the booming releases from the […]

  Teresa Di Matteo

With so many up-and-coming bands racing to sign with a label and moving faster than the speed of light, it is refreshing to see a local band thrive as well as they have while taking it easy and enjoying the journey. Toronto’s Octobre’s Ending is certainly a well-polished gem, having been in the biz for […]

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

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. […]

  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

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 […]