Category: Music

Ask your #WCW with Alexis Lynn

This week we’re crushing on Alexis Lynn. Hailing from Vancouver, Alexis is a 19-year-old musical phenom.  Professionally launching her career in 2015, Alexis won “Best Original Song” and “Audience Favourite” at The Star Experience Songwriting Competition. She was also a top…

Throwback Thursday Live Music Edition – The Mountain Goats

For over 20 years, singer-songwriter John Darnielle has fashioned his group, The Mountain Goats as one of the most literary acts around. In its current incarnation, the band played Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre, gradually turning the venue into a non-stop…

Canadian Music Week as experienced Music City North

Each person goes to a music festival such as Canadian Music Week (CMW) expecting something different.  For me, my focus was the networking and one conference, “Meet the Festivals”.  The key thing with such a monstrous event such as CMW,…

Welcome to Rockville 2018 – Review and photos

Words and photos by Samantha Carcasole Welcome to Rockville hosted in Jacksonville, Florida was such an incredible experience and journey, especially hailing from Toronto. I’m already excited to embark on it again next year. The atmosphere of the festival itself…

Listening to Kate Fenner’s Middle Voice

Canada has bred some of the finest female voices decade after decade. Simply working backwards chronologically from Alessia Cara to Joni Mitchell with several dozen in between, all genres and many languages are represented by Canadian women on the international…

Canadian Music Week 2018 – our must sees with MCN

Today marks the beginning of the 36th year of Canadian Music Week (CMW) and Music City North will be out and about for our MCN Night Out!  Our focus for our “Must See” artists are acts that we have already…

Live Music Monday – The Darkness at the Phoenix

The charming excesses of The Darkness are very much alive and well. Teetering on 20 years since their explosive, and self-deprecating, debut Permission to Land strutted into the public consciousness, the musical landscape has all but left rock music behind….

Flashback Friday Live Music Edition – Ty Segall at the Danforth

Preaching the gospel of garage rock, prolific artist Ty Segall performed his latest, and most ambitious album, Freedom’s Goblin, to a sweaty contingent of keen Toronto crowd surfers. The atmosphere was suitably charged at the Danforth Music Hall as on-stage…