The 2008 edition of Canadian Music Week is already under way, but the real action doesn’t get rolling until tonight when clubs across the city open their doors for three nights of music. All told, there are over 500 artists participating in this year’s CMW, playing at 40 venues across the city.
Things have changed a bit since the last time I spoke to singer and songwriter Katie B, who you might know as Katie Rox. She’s been on an adventure few artists get to enjoy, and it all came very early in her career. Signed as the lead singer for the rock band Jakalope after an audition at the music studio she worked, Katie toured as far away as Japan with the group, released a number of popular singles, and they were even nominated for a handful of awards.
Def Jam recording artists Rihanna made a name for herself with two hit singles: “Pon de Replay” from her 2005 debut album, Music of the Sun, and the chart-topping track “S.O.S. (Rescue Me)” from the album A Girl like Me in 2006.
The buzz is growing, the fans are getting revved up, and MuchMusic is prepping their headquarters for one of the biggest parties of the year. Yes, the 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards are just a month away and fans can already cast their votes for their favorite nominees in the People’s Choice Awards.
Tara Slone is one interesting woman. She considered a career as an opera singer, studied classical voice, was the lead singer of the band Joydrop, studied theatre at Concordia University, competed on Rock Star: INXS, and recently debuted her solo CD, Just Look Pretty and Sing, with the help of Jordon Zadorozny.
This year’s Indies were good in the end, but it was a bumpy ride. The show was delayed 45 minutes …
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Check out photos from Fall Out Boy’s visit to MTV Live in Toronto.
Between the boarders, the bands, and the bikini babes, Wakestock was a fantastic event this past weekend. If you missed it, or just want to see what all the fuss is about, here’s my gallery of some of my favorite moments.