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April 20, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The roots music renaissance man teams up with old partner Jesse Zubot on his upcoming album, Lucky Hand. He is also celebrating the 20th anniversary of his indie label Black Hen Music with a ten-date Roadshow featuring some Canadian notables.

April 18, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The acclaimed roots songsmith from PEI mixes things up on his new album, enlisting Joel Plaskett to produce and play guitar. Ellsworth cites '90s rock as an inspiration for the sound of the record.

April 13, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Ottawa-born, Austin-based blues artist is a veritable triple-threat of musical talent as a guitarist, songwriter and vocalist. Her skills have earned the respect of such peers as Jimmie Vaughan, Z.Z. Top’s Billy F Gibbons and Charlie Sexton, who all guest on her new album, The Ice Queen.

The Stanfields  Photo: KT Lamond
April 11, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Halifax rockers have just released their fifth album Limboland, an unflinching look at the negative forces that threaten rights and liberties. Frontman Jon Landry explains that the infusion of new blood has revitalized the band.

Photo: Jen Squires
April 6, 2018
by Jason Schneider

On her new album Separate Rooms, the genre-defying Toronto singer/songwriter tackles difficult subjects we’re seeing finally being confronted more openly. She discusses her emotional journey here.

April 4, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto rock 'n roll duo is calling it a day after a decade together, but is going out with a bang. A farewell EP, Homage, a tribute to their blues-rock roots, comes out on Friday.

Michael Barclay. Picture by Colin Medley
April 2, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The successful prose writer launches his book 'The Never-Ending Present' this Thursday at the Horseshoe Tavern with an all-star band performing a songbook of Hip songs. Admission is $5 and festivities get underway at 8:30 pm.

March 28, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Halifax rapper born Lance Sampson honed his musical chops in prison. He is now breaking out as the winner of CBC Music’s 2018 Searchlight competition and the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, but he's not quitting his gig as a plumber just yet.

March 23, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Twenty-five years ago, this Toronto band made a real mark on the Canadian alt-rock scene but quickly flamed out. They've now returned, genre-bending swagger intact, with a new EP set for release next month. Learn more here.

Photo: Trevor Brady
March 21, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Vancouver dance music DJ and producer is up for two Junos this weekend and is the house DJ for the awards broadcast. In this interview, he discusses that honour, his upcoming album, and the joys of playing in Kenya.

Photo: Richard McFarlane
March 16, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The frontwoman of the hard-rockin' Calgary duo reflects on the growing number of girls getting into rock 'n roll and working with Danny Farrant of The Buzzcocks on the fiery new MATS album.

March 14, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The award-winning Indigenous singer-songwriter releases a new EP this week. It showcases her passion for both grunge and classical music and features lyrics drawing upon emotions of anger and love.