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Blue-collar troubadours from the Great White North, ROYAL TUSK are steadfast champions of the majesty of kickass riffs, meaty hooks, a thick bottom end, and loud guitars.

The four-piece band born in Edmonton, Alberta mount a high-octane assault on the lazy security-blanket self-aware irony of hipsters and the disingenuous commercial pandering of rock poseurs alike.

This is music with meaning, sometimes even a message, that’s always built around a powerful vibe and uncompromising passion. Royal Tusk is a deeply soulful celebration, brimming with working class optimism and tempered by renegade realism. On their sophomore-slump-smashing TUSK II, the group summons the effortless energy of an era of rock music when bands weren’t content to merely reverse-engineer hit-making formulas to move units.

Royal Tusk is a band with more in common with Deep Purple and Aerosmith than anything on commercial radio. TUSK II arrives on the heels of their well-received debut, DealBraker (2016), and their first EP, Mountain (2014).

Trailblazers like Soundgarden, Mudhoney, and Pearl Jam defined success on their own terms, putting artistry and authenticity first. Royal Tusk follows in that fine tradition, reveling in unbridled creativity that is provocative, nuanced, and captivating. The laidback charisma of stoner groove, the polished melodicism of classic and progressive rock, and the energy of punk all collide within Royal Tusk, earning them a steadily building buzz as big as their riffs.

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Toronto International Snowmobile Show

October 25 - 27, 2019

The Rock brings you the Toronto International Snowmobile, ATV & Powersports Show, October 25th to 27th at the Toronto International Centre!

Get High with Craig Venn & Lucky

Thursday, October 17, 2019

On October 17th, cannabis edibles will be legal in Canada! To celebrate, Craig Venn & Lucky are getting high again with the help of Chris Lantaigne at GR8 Lift!

Public Player Day

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

94.9 The Rock and Golf Ontario present Public Player Day.  Get a foursome for a smoking deal of $375 with carts to play Wooden Sticks.  Cost includes a membership to Golf Ontario and Golf Canada, breakfast & lunch, and your chance to watch Craigie go into a full hissy fit sometime around the third hole!

Indie Week

November 13 - 17

94.9 The Rock brings you Indie Week – the premiere emerging artist festival in Canada with five days and nights of music, showcases, the Indie 101 conference, Indie Week Awards show and more!

Rock The Rink

Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Rock brings you Rock The Rink featuring Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond, Elvis Stojko, Carolina Kostner, Jeremy Abbott and special musical guest Birds of Bellwoods to the Tribute Communities Centre on November 9, 2019.

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