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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/07/13
High is a band…and that’s about as far as they’re willing to pigeonhole themselves. Equally at home adding a mandolin to their alternative-leaning tunes as they are incorporating driving rock guitars  and hints of multiple other genres, the...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/06/30
Well it’s that time again. Off to the studio to record another album.This one is titled “Cadillac Hotel”. In November of every year since the recording of “Not Your Dealer’s Friend”, is when I find it best to record (touring in the winter...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/06/30
Toronto-based band, The Divided Line, might be the next big thing in Canadian rock music. Inspired by the music of alternative metal bands, such as Tool and Incubus, Blair Barton (Guitar) began writing songs in 2009. His desire to...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/06/28
Morning Fame has grown out of the powerful music scene in Toronto, Canada. Well known for its diversity, Toronto is always bursting with versatile ideas and creativity. From this dynamic city has emerged a band with a very special mix of...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/06/28
There is power in a band’s name, like a magic spell, announcing to the world what they are and what they stand for. ABANDONED SOULS summons up images of Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, heroic outcasts rising up against impossible odds, to establish...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/06/14
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!! The Dreamboats are bringing back good ol’ fashioned Rock n’ Roll! With a sound that is equal parts Chuck Berry & The Wonders, this quartet of handsome young Mississauga boys delivers a high energy, nostalgic show ...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/06/14
Vancouver based singer-songwriter Pennan Brae could be a living vestige that the above quote is absolutely true. While working on his fourth album, he took an artistic turn he couldn’t have expected, leading him in a surprise direction that...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/06/14
At its core, music is supposed to generate a feeling worth grasping onto and holding tight. Whether that feeling is comfort, rage, solidarity, fear, love, or something in between, any music worth a listen finds a way to connect. Toronto,...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/06/14
Gary Cain is one of the most exciting guitar-slingers on the blues scene today. As a child he spent entire days in his parents’ basement learning AC/DC songs note-for-note on a cheap classical guitar. “Eventually I think they thought ‘It’s...

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Posted by Sarah Evans on 2017/06/13
Last Bullet live and die by the metaphor of a name that has served them well; play every show as if they have only one shot. Multiple national tours and festivals, winners and nominees of several awards, countless television and radio ...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/06/13
This Halifax based, four piece rock band has been winning over audiences everywhere with their anthemic sound and high energy performances. Alert The Medic are Ryan MacDonald, vocals/guitar/piano; Troy Arseneault, guitar; Matt Campbell, bass;...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/06/02
My influences are Slash, Nuno Bettencourt, Satchel and B.B. King, to name a few. My style is classic rock, funk rock and blues.  I have also worked with Darren James Smith (Harem Scarem & Red Dragon Cartel) as well as Dave Langguth (Nelly...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/06/02
The Anti-Queens are four friends from Toronto who write punk rock/grunge pop inspired tunes... Or as they more easily describe their band "8 tits and a dick with some instruments". Consisting of Emily Bones on lead vocals/guitar, Mary Deth on...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/05/26
"Jazz-infused alternative rock combined with angelic edgy vocals and lyrics that stray to the dark side." Piano-driven alt-rockers Rue Bella consist of Taylor Cos (vocals, keyboards), Brandon Webb (guitar, vocals), Adam Clark (bass, vocals), ...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/05/26
“Pure joy and raw energy” is how lead singer Jay McCurdy describes Tomahawk Love, and those elements are on full display on their rambunctious 2016 EP, Take The Bait, produced by James Robertson (Down With Webster, The Standstills). From ...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/05/19
The Junction is a Toronto based three-piece outfit who have been serenading clubs and venues since their inception in early 2000. With a penchant for hard work, and the ability to wow different audiences all over the world, the guys are back...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/05/12
David Barrett Trio was formed in early 2010, when David began composing music for an instrumental power trio. David Barrett Trio’s self titled debut album produced by Richard Chycki, Alex Lifeson, and Alan Parsons, was released in 2013. As a...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/05/12
Since forming in 2013, BON has been moving steadily toward the front of Toronto's music scene with performances at Edgefest, 97.7's Biggs & BBQ, 94.9 the Rock’s Generation Next, Fearless Fred's Movember to Remember, The Edge Next Big Thing...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/05/02
By all accounts, 2016 was the best year of Hillsburn’s young career. The band released an album, In The Battle Years, in March, wound up a successful inaugural national tour in September, and, in December, won a Canadian Folk Music Award for...

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Posted by Shane Macaulay on 2017/05/02
Toronto heavy metal trio Black Absinthe have made a jump from the basement to the studio with their debut full-length album, and though Early Signs of Denial doesn't arrive for a few more days, Exclaim! is giving you the chance to hear the entire...

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