Category: Music

New Music Friday – Distinct Voices Edition

Another Friday, another slew of great new music to fire up your amygdala. I think my inbox was so backed up, I was reading emails from when it was still cold outside. Yep, emails as far back as May… The…

Featurette Live at Radio

Electro-pop duo Featurette debuted their new tunes at Radio in Toronto July 13, 2019. Trained as a classical vocalist, lead singer Lexie Jay combined the precision of classical technique with the exciting energy of electronic music. The result was a…

40 Years of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

2019 marked the 40th anniversary of arguably the best jazz and one of the best music festivals in the world. To celebrate, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in partnership with the new Cultural Policy of the City of…

Flashback Friday Live Music Edition: NXNE 2019

There used to be a thing called festival season in Toronto.  Unfortunately, and surely due to a multitude of factors, many a celebrated summer festival have elected to shut down, leaving music lovers hanging as the heat of the season…

Interview with Sum 41: Canada’s Eternal Punksters

Canadian pop-punk stalwarts Sum 41 are gearing up for the release of their seventh full-length record, Order in Decline, but don’t mistake it for a political statement. It was 23 years ago that the band first began, and merely a…

U.S. Girls at the Opera House

2018 ended well for Meg Remy’s U.S. Girls project. Her album, In A Poem Unlimited, found itself atop many music critics’ ‘best of the year’ lists. Chockful of political and societal callouts, the album delivered its messages via slinky grooves…

New Music Friday – Humidity Edition

Okay, I didn’t bother with a theme this week. It’s just super hot in Toronto (I am NOT complaining) and so are these artists. Sorry, that was terrible. Some great music is being released today or has already been released…

Flashback Friday Live Music Edition: Putting the soul in SXSW

At SXSW, music permeated every aspect of the conference and festival.  It wasn’t hard to find some feel-goodness and inspiration among the spaces that hosted some incredible artists and bands. So I’m in flashback mode remembering some of the standout…