Six live music tours to catch in Toronto this summer

(By: Angela McLean) Whether you’re working a 9-5, advancing your skills in summer school or simply lounging around, you’ll want to make time during the coming months to attend some of the hottest music tours and festivals passing through Toronto. Don’t wait – grab your squad and start your planning now with our handy guide to the must-see shows this summer! The Adventures of Kesha … Continue reading Six live music tours to catch in Toronto this summer

EXCLUSIVE: Langston Francis on “These Nights” and Hayley Kiyoko

(By: Angela McLean) By day, Langston Francis is your average high school student. By night, however, he is an on-the-rise singer/songwriter booking shows with artists like New City and Hayley Kiyoko and getting airplay on the biggest radio stations in Canada. His world changed in November 2017 with the release of “FCKD IT UP,” his bold debut single that is now nearing one million listens … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Langston Francis on “These Nights” and Hayley Kiyoko

EXCLUSIVE: Felix Cartal dishes on ‘Next Season’ and “Get What You Give”

(By: Angela McLean) If you really do get what you give, Felix Cartal’s recent success is certainly deserved. Though many people are just getting to know him thanks to his massive 2017 hit “Get What You Give,” the Canadian DJ and producer is no stranger to the EDM world. He released his debut EP in 2009 with Dim Mak Records, Steve Aoki’s record label, and … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Felix Cartal dishes on ‘Next Season’ and “Get What You Give”

In Photos: iHeartRadio Fanfest at REBEL during Canadian Music Week 2018

(By: Angela McLean) While Canadian Music Week serves as a launch pad for many emerging artists, it also provides opportunities for fans to see their favourite local and international talents share a stage. iHeartRadio’s second annual Fanfest event at REBEL on May 11 was the perfect showcase of homegrown talents who have made it big and their stateside friends who keep coming back for more. … Continue reading In Photos: iHeartRadio Fanfest at REBEL during Canadian Music Week 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Francesco Yates and New City celebrate Canadian Music Week

(By: Angela McLean) If you’ve listened to the radio this past year, Francesco Yates and New City are names you’re bound to know. They’ve both been on top of their game, releasing multiple smash singles and being the face of the most frequented Spotify playlists. Both also made their presence known at the Canadian Radio Music Awards during Canadian Music Week (CMW) last week – … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Francesco Yates and New City celebrate Canadian Music Week

Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez, New City win big at Canadian Radio Music Awards

(By: Angela McLean) Each year, in the midst of a bustling Canadian Music Week (CMW), our country’s top emerging artists and the radio stations that play them are honoured at the Canadian Radio Music Awards. This year’s awards were handed out May 10 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto and recognized the industry’s accomplishments through 11 categories including Best New Group or Solo Artist for CHR, … Continue reading Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez, New City win big at Canadian Radio Music Awards

Common Holly talks Canadian Music Week and new album

(By: Angela McLean) For an artist that has “Common” in her stage name, Brigitte Naggar is anything but. The Montreal-based singer-songwriter extraordinaire blends a rich, folk sound with modern electro beats, reminiscent of Feist, Angel Olsen and Radiohead but intriguingly unique. Songs like “Nothing,” about accepting a breakup, and new single “If After All” can only be described as sad but beautiful – a label … Continue reading Common Holly talks Canadian Music Week and new album

The film students’ last hurrah: RUFF 2018

The Ryerson University Film Festival (RUFF) showcases the thesis films of graduating film students. RUFF 2018 runs on May 4 and May 5 at 7 p.m. For the student filmmakers, it’s more than just the premiere of their final films. It’s a celebration of their past four years at Ryerson. Reporter Jasmine Bala talks to some of the filmmakers about their experiences. Continue reading The film students’ last hurrah: RUFF 2018

Six shows to catch during Canadian Music Week 2018

(By: Angela McLean) For one week every spring, Toronto transforms into a musical magicland for Canadian Music Week (CMW). Over 800 artists and bands from around the world entertain industry leaders, label scouts and fans at more than 40 venues across the city. There’s no better time to see your favourite artists, and discover new ones, before they make it big. CMW 2018 takes over … Continue reading Six shows to catch during Canadian Music Week 2018