What to see at NXNE?

NXNE is coming up fast and that means summer is most definitely upon us. Probably our favourite festival of the year, we get to run around Toronto, catch bands, drink a whole bunch and attend barbecues. One of the highlights for me is going to the the Record Show. Additionally, heading to yonge & Dundas … Continue reading

The Ascot Royals ‘Fly Away’ in a new direction

The Ascot Royals have been going through so many changes over the last while and they just keep coming. After adding a new guitarist, Tal, to the roster, months after they added our very favourite Smilin’ Sam to the drums, the boys did some other upkeep as well. They recently had their website, and logo, overhauled … Continue reading

“British Partyboys” premier new guitarist at The Corktown

A few days ago I was alerted to the fact that The Ascot Royals would be playing a secret show of sorts at The Corktown here in Hamilton to premier their new guitarist. Checking the page for The Corktown on Facebook to see who else was playing showed something interesting: British Partyboys. This had to … Continue reading

The Ascot Royals and INAMBUSH to rock Brantford Hockey Fest

I know you all think that I only like to live in my little bubble of Toronto shows, but it only seems like that due to how much awesome is happening here and a lack of transportation. But sometimes? I like to go back to where I grew up and check it out. As you … Continue reading

Don’t let Fast Romantics just be Pretty Strangers

Fast Romantics are making huge waves out here in Toronto. Already having done so well in Calgary they uprooted to call Toronto their new home and I am so glad they did. I’ve already done an album review for them (which they’ll be having their album release party on April 15th at Wrongbar if my … Continue reading

It would be awkward if The Ascot Royals ever stopped making me dance

So by now I think very few people will catch on that I attempt to reference song titles in the blog titles. Those who do? I hope they amuse you. One of the highlights of this years Canadian Music Week were both sets that I got to see by The Ascot Royals. For those of … Continue reading

Secret Broadcast play stellar CMW Show

I got a chance to catch up with Matt Lightstone and Keith Heppler of Secret Broadcast last night before their absolutely stellar Canadian Music Week set for a chat about the upcoming show and more.   Last year Matt moved over to Toronto from Calgary bringing his music with him and looking for someone to … Continue reading

It was very nice to MICHOU

I definitely headed to MICHOU’s showcase at the El Mocambo for Canadian Music Week on Wednesday night for two reasons. The first being that they were playing before Behind Sapphire. The second being curiousity in regards to the fact that these boys won the Verge Music Awards “Artist of the Year” and $25,000. I think … Continue reading