For Immediate Release Thursday, September 17th, 2015. Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF) set to takeover Historic Fort York this weekend. Toronto — Downtown Toronto’s annual outdoor multi-day boutique summer roots music festival, TURF (Toronto Urban Roots Festival) is set to takeover Historic Fort York this weekend with headline performances from Of Monsters and Men, The Pixies, Wilco, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and many more. Click here for the full schedule. TURF is also going “bottled water free” this year. No bottled water will be available on site. Free water will be available everywhere on site. Bring your … Continue reading .@TurfTO is looking sweet!
Release: Boots and Hearts 2016 Tickets Go On-Sale Next Week Canada’s Largest Camping and Country Music Festival Returns for Fifth Year September 17, 2015, Oro-Medonte, Ontario – Republic Live, organizers of the Boots and Hearts Music Festival, announced earlier today that tickets for the 2016 festival will go on sale Thursday, September 24th at 12 pm EST exclusively at http://www.bootsandhearts.com Ticket prices for full event general admission will start at $229.99 and organizers are encouraging fans to act quickly as they expect Tier 1 GA to sell out prior to the first artist announcement. The festival will take place August … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 on sale!
2015 CCMA Award winners (organized by award categories, in alphabetical order): 2015 CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ARTIST INDUCTEE Dianne Leigh STAN KLEES BUILDER AWARD – BUILDER INDUCTEE Elizabeth “Ma” Henning CCMA AWARDS OF … Continue reading 2015 CCMA awards handed out in Halifax. #CCMAawards
Mac DeMarco will release Another One through Captured Tracks August 7, 2015. Pre-order today and receive The Way You’d Lover Her, plus bonus instrumentals on release date. 2015 Tour Thu. May 28 — Düdingen, CH @ Bad Bonn Festival Fri. May … Continue reading Mac DeMarco returns with “The Way You’d Love Her”
For Immediate Release Saturday, May 9, 2015 CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK CONGRATULATES THE WINNERS OF THE 2015 SIRIUSXM INDIE AWARDS Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 SiriusXM Indies – 15th Annual Independent Music Awards. ALVVAYS, Caribou, The Weeknd and Death From Above 1979 were among the nominees who took home top honours. Winners were recognized across 37 categories this evening at the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Hotel. An excited energy filled the room throughout spectacular performances from artists, including The Glorious Sons, Alvvays, Broncho, Miracles, and Billy Talent. Hosted by SiriusXM Canada’s Jeff Leake, this year’s ceremony and performances were broadcasted live … Continue reading 2015 SiriusXM Indie Award Winners
Brett Emmons is a singer-songwriter from Kingston who left town to attend school in Halifax. Emmons while in Halifax, fell on hard times and it was his brother Jay who stepped in bringing him back home with the offer of joining a new band. After playing numerous gigs the band started winning rounds in a battle of the bands contest. John Angus MacDondald from the Trews worked with the band on their first EP and the band played well over 200 shows in 2014. Check the band out when you can. Www.theglorioussons.com Grab the podcast and listen today. The Leake in … Continue reading An interview with Brett Emmons from The Glorious Sons
9 Canadian bands that should get back together for 1 more album. Alexisonfire Attack in Black Bedouin Soundclash Broken Social Scene Constantines C’MON The Diableros Jets Overhead The Novaks Continue reading 9 Canadian bands that should get back together for 1 more album.
SiriusXM Music Blast Vol. 63 September 25, 2014 New Adds to Iceberg – Sirius 161 The Lazys – Shake It Like You Mean It Mohrs – Better Andrew Austin – Disappear You & Me – Break the Cycle The Black Keys – Gotta Get Away New Adds to the Verge – XM 173 The High Ends – Intoxicated The Barr Brothers – Half Crazy You & Me – Break the Cycle The Black Keys – Gotta Get Away The Grocery List @DrewOnTheMic counts down the top New and Emerging songs each week on the Grocery List. The … Continue reading .@SiriusXMCanada’s @TheVerge and @SXMIcberg New Music Update Vol. 63
The 2014 Polaris Music Prize was handed out on Monday September 22, 2014 in Toronto. The $30,000 cheque went to Tanya Tagaq for her release Animism, beating out Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat, Drake, Jesse Lanza, Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallet, Shad, … Continue reading Tanya Tagaq wins the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for Animism
A quick list of Canadian artists and the 2014 Canadian releases they have in rotation. 1.Dan Mangan Timber Timre – Hot Dreams 2. Max Kerman (Arkells) Chromeo – White Women 3. Dallas Green (City and Colour) Bry Webb – Free Will 4. Hannah Georgas , Chad VanGaalen – Shrink Skeleton Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother) Hunting Continue reading The 2014 Canadian releases Canadian artists have in rotation.