Hozier

WayHome Music Festival: Day one in photos

Neil Young, Hozier, Alt-J, The Decemberists, Hey Rosetta!, and Bear Mountain: that's just a few favorites from the first day of WayHome Music and Arts Festival, one of the biggest music events to hit Canada this year, and all in the unassuming township of Oro-Medonte, just north of Barrie.
MMVA 15 co-host Ed Sheeran

Twitter Canada infographic: MMVA by the numbers

You can save your screams for Sunday night, when the 2015 Much Music Video Awards hit downtown Toronto, but until then Twitter Canada is ranking your favorite artists based on tweets. If you're wondering how Justin Bieber stands up to Shawn Mendes, look no further than Twitter's MMVA infographic.
Rival Boys

Band Profile: Rival Boys

Recorded in a single live-off-the-floor session on Jan. 8, 2014 -- as their hometown of Toronto was still recovering from a paralyzing winter blast -- Ice Storm's five tracks showcase the band's raw power and set the stage for the release of the full-length LP, animal instincts, this June.
Young Rival

Band Profile: Young Rival

Not to give them any more ammunition, but the next time your dad or your loudmouthed brother-in-law or that one dickhead friend you have who refuses to acknowledge anything that exceeds the bounds of the local "classic"-rock radio playlist as "real music" starts running on at the mouth about why he never listens to an album made after 1978, give him a polite nudge in Young Rival's direction.