From the mid-1980’s until the time they originally disbanded in 1992, The Grapes Of Wrath were Canadian college favourites who had also managed to cross into mainstream success thanks to singles like All The Things I Wasn’t and Peace Of…

Toronto native Esthero might not be the most prolific artist in music today. In fact, the number seven figures quite prominently in her career. Her 1998 debut record Breath From Another spawned a pair of hits (Heaven Sent & That…

When it comes to world music being made within our Canadian borders, one of the arguably best-known names would be that of Jesse Cook. With more than a handful of records to his credit, Cook’s flamenco-influenced guitar playing has been…

Canadian filmmakers Sam Dunn and his partner Scot Mcfadyen know a thing or two about making movies. As the team behind Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage documentary, Dunn and Mcfadyen also tackled one of the most comprehensive insights into the…

While they routinely sell-out concerts all throughout Europe, Toronto’s Danko Jones haven’t quite reached the same level of success here in Canada. Will that change with their newest record Rock and Roll Is Black And Blue? Tough to say but…

Is there such a thing as a happy accident? In the case of Fredericton rock band Grand Theft Bus, there is indeed. The group’s newest record Say It With Me (released this past August via Forward Music) is their first…

One listen to the voice of David Francey and you are immediately put at ease. Francey is a three time Juno Award winner and released his newest record Late Edition at the end of April. Born in Scotland, Francey’s music…

There is a charming yet enduring quality to the latest  CD from Stacey Kaniuk. A classically trained pianist by trade, Kaniuk’s debut full-length CD owes more to 60’s soul and R&B than Brahms. Kaniuk’s vocals are her secret weapon on…

Boasting a sound that is reminiscent of some of The White Stripes most energetic material, it is merely coincidence that Ontario’s The Black Frame Spectacle also only number two in the band. There is a rawness to The Black Frame…

Prior to striking out on his own, Toronto singer-songwriter Morgan Cameron Ross fronted critically acclaimed band Birds of Wales. On his solo debut, Ross shines as a pop troubadour, evoking comparisons to thoughtful, clever singer-songwriters like Joel Plaskett. Ross has…

As if opening for Ozzy Osbourne in 2008 wasn’t a big enough notch to have under their belts, the luck of Halifax band The Fed Pennies got infinitely better last month. The band walked away from the 2011 edition of…

The right place at the right time. Such words could not ring truer for Toronto band The Spoons. Formed in 1979, the band achieved a rather significant level of fame in Canada, performing alongside bands including The Police and Talking…