“FORGET ME” – NEW VIDEO from BORN RUFFIANS

The death of rock icon David Bowie has affected the world in so many ways, and many artists have been inspired to pay tribute, reflect, and share insight through their work. Toronto-based band Born Ruffians have recently unleashed “Forget Me,” their new video that stars frontperson Luke Lalonde, who wrote the song on the day Bowie died. “What…

ALBUM REVIEW: “THE WILD” by THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE

Canadian indie-rock band The Rural Alberta Advantage has undergone some changes in tune in the past year with the departure of original band member, Amy Cole, but this loss sure hasn’t knocked them off their feet. Brand-new album, The Wild, perfectly encompasses the evolution of RAA’s sound over the years- blending sophisticated harmonies and intricately crafted…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BANNERS

“Co-writing is like writing a page in your diary and then immediately showing it to someone you don’t know,” laughs the angelic-voiced BANNERS, who is gearing up to release a new EP via Island Records this month. The Toronto-based native Liverpudlian has been traveling to Nashville to take part in the local creative and collaborative…

“HANG MY HEAD” – NEW MUSIC from THE FLATLINERS

Toronto-based punk band The Flatliners, who, over the last several years, accumulated a worldwide cult following through word of mouth and DIY promotion, released their new Nerves EP with Canada’s own Dine Alone Records on October 28th. “For the first time in about a decade, we spent the majority of the year off the road and at home in 2015,”…

“KICKING YOU OUT” – NEW MUSIC from MERIVAL

Since landing in Toronto in 2012, Anna Horvath has been active in the music community, contributing to projects, collaborating with musicians, and even fronting a band, First Rate People. Under the moniker Merivale, she will release her solo debut, Lovers, a 5-song EP shaped by relationships and reflection, finding beauty and transformation in heartache. She wrote all of…

PREVIEW: WHITEHORSE at THE HIGH WATT on 12/19/15

Eclectic Canadian outfit Whitehorse, comprised of husband-wife duo Luke Doucet and  Melissa McClelland, will be appearing at The High Watt in Nashville on December 19th.  The band has been touring in support of their latest album, Leave No Bridge Unburned, which was released in February via Six Shooter Records. “Eclectic” is the perfect word to describe what…

PREVIEW: JULY TALK at THE HIGH WATT on 11/6/15

“My guns and ammunition/Do very different things/If you’re looking for tradition/I’m castling my king,” sings, or rather, growls Peter Dreimanis, co-lead vocalist for Toronto-based alt-blues band July Talk, currently on tour supporting their self-titled debut album released this year.  Indeed, if you’re looking for tradition, this avant-garde five piece will definitely flip your script. July Talk recently took…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BLACK PISTOL FIRE

Being Southern is a thing.  A real, tangible, palpable thing that influences everything about who you are–the way you talk, the food you eat, the names you call your grandparents, everything.  It also has a profound effect on the music to which you’re drawn, and if you’re a musician, on the music you create yourself.…

ALBUM REVIEW: “LET’S BE READY” by THE WOODEN SKY

Toronto-based roots-rockers The Wooden Sky are releasing their fourth album Let’s Be Ready on June 16th via Nevado Music, and it’s a good one, y’all.  I really can’t imagine a more perfect soundtrack for my summer adventures; the album in its entirety, while lyrically heart-heavy at times, is sonically inspired and carefree.  The opening track, “Saturday Night,” begins with a head-bobbing…