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Interview: Sum 41 on new music, new tour and new (but familiar) sound

(By: Angela McLean) If you grew up jamming to Sum 41, you’re not alone — in fact, you’re far from it. Captivating a generation with angsty, early-2000’s hits like “Fat Lip” and “In Too Deep,” it’s easy to understand how the Canadian alt-rock band continues to be heard today. Their seemingly always-on, high-energy personas, pure passion and careless-but-careful attitude have carried the current five-piece through … Continue reading Interview: Sum 41 on new music, new tour and new (but familiar) sound

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EXCLUSIVE: Rising star Will Bowes is bringing it back where it all began

(By: Angela McLean) Former Ryersonian Will Bowes, a 2012 graduate of Radio and Television Arts, has had an exciting summer. He filmed his first Netflix show (Spinning Out, with January Jones and Kaya Scodelario), finished his debut album, played his first solo show (a sizable crowd at Toronto’s Drake Hotel earlier this month) and just released his debut single “Runway Lights.” Simply put, according to … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Rising star Will Bowes is bringing it back where it all began

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In Photos: Marshmello and more at iHeartRadio FanFest during Canadian Music Week 2019

(By: Angela McLean) Each year at Canadian Music Week, the iHeartRadio FanFest brings together a mix of trending and emerging talent dominating Canadian airwaves. This year (May 8), that mix included the likes of “Happier” artist Marshmello, The Launch favourites Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine and producer/DJ Frank Walker, with special guests. Scroll down for photos and inside scoop from each performance at the star-studded night. Neon … Continue reading In Photos: Marshmello and more at iHeartRadio FanFest during Canadian Music Week 2019

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Interview: Kevin Garrett on Canadian fans, ‘Hoax’ and writing for Beyoncé

(By: Angela McLean) No ‘hoax’ here — Kevin Garrett is the real deal. The indie pop singer-songwriter may not be a household name (yet), but his work speaks volumes. Garrett’s debut 2015 EP ‘Mellow Drama’ introduced the world to a soft-spoken artist with a lot to say through his music. Another EP, ‘False Hope,’ and several singles later, he shared his eagerly anticipated debut LP … Continue reading Interview: Kevin Garrett on Canadian fans, ‘Hoax’ and writing for Beyoncé

Alec Benjamin on stage at the Mod Club Theatre in Toronto on April 14, 2019

Interview: Alec Benjamin on Alessia Cara, John Mayer and Outrunning Karma

(By: Angela McLean) Just a few years ago, pop singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin was hustling his way to future stardom, performing for teenage fans in line to see the likes of Shawn Mendes and Troye Sivan. Now, he’s the artist people are paying to watch, with Benjamin on his second near sell-out tour in six months. His current Outrunning Karma Tour follows the November release of … Continue reading Interview: Alec Benjamin on Alessia Cara, John Mayer and Outrunning Karma

Six April concerts to celebrate spring

(By: Ella Bonaldi) April means the start of sunny weather, and although Toronto always gets one last burst of snow, spring is definitely on its way. Concerts are a great way to usher in the sunshine, and whether you’re at a huge venue like the Scotiabank Arena or a more intimate hall like the Danforth, these six concerts are must-sees for April. Ariana Grande Wednesday, … Continue reading Six April concerts to celebrate spring

Interview: Max Frost on Gold Rush, summer festivals and Twenty One Pilots

(By: Angela McLean) It would appear that recording artist Max Frost has struck gold. The October release and subsequent success of his debut album, ‘Gold Rush,’ has set him on his first 31-stop headlining tour across the U.S. and Canada, continuing until April 27. He’s already drawing sizable crowds, thanks in part to his previous gigs opening for alt-rock heavyweights Twenty One Pilots on their … Continue reading Interview: Max Frost on Gold Rush, summer festivals and Twenty One Pilots

Interview: Wes Mack on new music, new movies and new approaches

(By: Angela McLean) Wes Mack is a jack of all trades. The Alberta-born, B.C.-living singer and songwriter, who just released his latest single “Never Have I Ever” with Canadian duo Sons of Daughters, skyrocketed to country fame after scoring an opening slot on Shania Twain’s Rock This Country tour in 2015. Night after night, he crashed Twain’s set and jammed out with his fellow Canadian … Continue reading Interview: Wes Mack on new music, new movies and new approaches

Review: Greyson Chance was “Good as Gold” in Toronto

(By: Angela McLean) Greyson Chance has all the makings of a star – an extensive discography, refined sound, creative vision, and dedication to his craft. This weekend (March 2 and 3) at The Drake Underground in Toronto, Chance rounded out his star talents by proving his live show is worth the watch. “Last year I was in college and now I’m out here playing shows … Continue reading Review: Greyson Chance was “Good as Gold” in Toronto