The 2015 Juno Awards celebrated the best in Canadian music with the big live telecast on Sunday, March 15, and CTV busted out the red carpet outside Hamilton's FirstOntario Centre to give the celebrities VIP treatment.
Fred Penner is a music legend, and today I finally got to see him perform as the Junior Junos brought the 2015 Children’s Album of the Year nominees at the Juno Awards to the Hamilton Public Library for a 2-hour concert.
Hamilton's Young Rival dropped by The GATE's 14th Anniversary Concert at The Great Hall in Toronto on Thursday, June 26, and during the show they performed a new track, "Elevator".
Just two years into teenagehood and The GATE is already throwing summer parties. Watch out, parents.
Rival Boys are a dynamic trio with a sound that is rich, layered, and full of dark, dreamy undertones.
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.
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.
Elliott Brood are a band drawn to history. Their most recent album Days into Years was inspired by a visit to a military cemetery in France where Canadian veterans are buried. The album before that, Mountain Meadows, despite the deceptively peaceful title, was named after a massacre.