Category: Music

Zaki Ibrahim is brings live music directly to fans with Shö Live in Toronto

Music lovers all over the world have been lamenting the loss of the live concert experience ever since the blight that is COVID-19 descended upon us.  Artists and music industry members alike have been working to find new and creative…

Les Techno Stops to Smell “Flowers For Dystopia”

Sometimes a familiar sound on record is better than any “mature” work laboured over for far too long. Such is the case with the Flowers For Dystopia, the latest single from Les Techno – a New York-based musician with an…

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – White Sea Edition

Okay, it’s just a a few songs this week. Gotta ease into the water or you may get shocked. I have previously shouted my unconditional love of the music of White Sea (aka Morgan Kibby). Morgan released Fake Cry, a…

LAAHLO is ready to take you into ‘Summertime’ and beyond

The journey of any artist always includes finding yourself along the way, especially when it comes to performing and music. As the artist evolves, so does their sound and style. It presents itself in the lyrics and, I believe, endears…

Remembering Chris Cornell, a superfan’s reflections

This was originally published in May of 2017, a few days after Chris Cornell’s passing was announced.  I was scheduled to cover his appearance at a music festival in Ohio and was set to drive down that morning.  I wrote…

Meet the Makers and their Mentors: Vincent Caira and Hatiras

We’ve all been saying it ad nauseum:  we are living in some strange times right now.  Many of us are feeling more lost, lonely and disconnected than ever before. That’s why it’s so important to maintain and honor the important…

Quarantune: Brandy’s back with “Baby Mama”

R&B and pop lovers of a certain age, this quarantune is for you.  Brandy is back with a song that will have you dancing your isolation blues away and we are here for it. Brandy, who literally has not aged…

Xavier Toscano Works Hard to Make it Look Easy

Xavier Toscano is someone who believes pop music is the soundtrack of our lives and for as long as I have known him, he had embodied just that. You may know him from his performances, his social media, and you…