A well-executed publicity blitz by the Hamilton rock favourites augurs well for the success of their new album, while the arena settings of an upcoming cross-country headlining trek confirm how far they have come.
Madeline Merlo (pictured) signs to Deluge Music, Arkells pop up at Union Station today, and Drake wins a BET Hip Hop Award. Also in the news are Janet Jackson, Canadian Blast, Ashley MacIsaac, CMTTF, Born Ruffians, Elton John, Shivering Songs, NSMW, Scott Cushnie, Harpdog Brown, and farewell Ian Miles. Videos added for your enjoyment.
This new single from the Hamilton band's upcoming album, Rally Cry, reflects upon a karaoke-boosted respite from dark times. Another winner from a group whose moment is now.
Arkells (pictured) progress relentlessly, fans continue to mourn Aretha, and New Order reflects on Toronto shows. Also in the headlines are Michael Jackson, Neil Young, Dumb, Marcia Ball, International Pop Overthrow, Sub Pop, Christina Aguilera, Alice Cooper, classic rock, Diemonds, The Killers, Cliff Richard, and David Sinclair.
George Canyon (pictured) announces a major fall tour, Arkells set a date for their new album and a Foreigner-based musical premieres in Calgary. Others in the news include Jack White, POP Montreal, Focus Wales, CNE, Folk Music Ontario, FAI, Drake Underground, Not Of, and Northern Power Summit. Videos included for your enjoyment.
Arkells host their own festival in Hamilton this Saturday with some of the proceeds benefitting Syrian refugees who have resettled in the city.
As a way of supporting newcomers, the band has teamed up with the Arcade Fire-associated charity service Plus 1 to donate a dollar from ticket sales from the festival to benefit a local support service.
Myles Goodwyn releases his first blues album and Bryan Adams announces a Canadian summer tour. Also in the news are David Bray, Arkells, the Cadillac Lounge, a Blue Jays Game industry fundraiser, Rusty, Prism Prize, Bella Bankz, Rapp Battlez, Kasador, Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton, and farewells to Eddy Amoo and Barbara Ann Alston. Videos featured for your enjoyment.