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A FAMILY CURSE @ Live on the Patio | Roy Thomson Hall Patio (Aug 7, 2019)

On a ‘cursed’ sunny, warm Toronto evening, the Patio at Roy Thomson Hall is a perfect venue for the cities office tower denizens to relax comfortably against the backdrop of the city-scape & live music in the background. A FAMILY CURSE features father & daughter duo Neil Osbourne (of 54-40 infamy) and rising star KANDLE […]


Upcoming: LIP TALK, Chrome Sparks & Kalbells @ Velvet Underground (Feb 24, 2019)

“I imagined characters in the songs like scenes in a movie”  LIP TALK, the project and alternate identity of frontwoman Sarah K. Pedinotti, appears with Chrome Sparks and Kalbells at Velvet Underground on Feb 24th. (Tickets and complete info here.) Pedinotti has played with artists as stylistically diverse as rock band Okkervil River, experimental-pop band Kalbells (see her in this NPR Tiny Desk performance), […]


14th ANNUAL ANDY KIM CHRISTMAS SHOW @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Dec 5, 2018)

For 14 years, the Andy Kim Christmas Show has ushered in the holiday season… This year has been no different, with the main purpose of “giving back” to the CAMH Foundation Gifts of Lights Program. Founded by the legendary hitmaker singer/songwriter Andy Kim of “Sugar, Sugar” and “Rock Me Gently” fame. The bevy of shining Canadian contributors […]


INDIE WEEK CANADA 2018 MEDIA LAUNCH PARTY @ The Hideout (Oct 16, 2018)

In its 16th year, Indie Week Canada (IWCAN) is one of Canada’s top emerging artist festivals in Toronto, hosting 300+ artists, 25+ venues in 6 days. Indie Week puts industry and artists together, acts have made connections and have built new business furthering their career.   A great launch pad for artists wanting to enter […]


THE SLIM JIM PHANTOM TRIO f. JENNIE VEE @ Cadillac Lounge (Oct 6, 2018)

Rockabilly legend “Slim” Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats fame landed in Toronto for an intimate show at the Cadillac Lounge. Rejuvenating one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music in the 1980s, The Stray Cats exposed a new generation to the early 1950s rockabilly sound. Opening the night was Toronto rockabilly icons The Royal Crowns.


TIFF 2018: ARTISTS FOR PEACE and JUSTICE @ The Windsor Arms Hotel (Sep, 8 2018)

In its 10th year, Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) works in direct partnership with communities in Haiti and around the world, creating pathways out of poverty by expanding access to education and providing training in creative industries.   As in past years, artist & philanthropist Peter Tunney literally led the (artistic) charge.   This […]

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“I love people, I love black people, I love gay people, I’m a left-wing liberal hippie…” Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow (2018) Much to the chagrin of a few wearing “God, Guns & Trump” t-shirts, during intermissions, Showtime previewed their latest documentary Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow to the hardcore southern rock faithful. Demonstrating […]


SMASHING PUMPKINS | Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour @ Scotiabank Arena (Aug 8, 2018)

Images: Donald Lem With the rampant rumors of personnel reunions, Billy Corgan’s Smashing Pumpkins positioned itself as back to classic form with the “Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour”. Corgan started off the show with an acoustic version of  “Disarm”, a possible tie to his solo acoustic tour, aptly titled, WPC (WILLIAM PATRICK CORGAN) – The Ogilala Tour. […]


THE CULT * BUSH * STONE TEMPLE PILOTS * JULIEN-K – The Revolution 3 Tour @ Budweiser Stage (July 25, 2018)

Insane. Titanic. Explosive. Three popular rock headliners, sharing the same stage on one single summer tour, aptly named, Revolution 3 Tour — The Cult, BUSH, Stone Temple Pilots and even adding an opening act Julien-K provided even more excitement & value to North American concert-goers. Opening act Julien-K began as a side project for members of Orgy along […]


GRETA VAN FLEET | World Tour @ Rebel (July 8, 2018)

Hailing from nearby Detroit, Michigan for two sold out shows in Toronto, Greta Van Fleet (GVF) practically exploded onto the world stage on the strength of their first single, “Highway Tune”. Unfairly, the band has been assigned the burdening task of “carrying the torch” for rock music (even overhearing a few in the crowd making […]

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