Sum 41 press photo

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

Will Bowes Drake Hotel Lounge

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

Kevin Garrett Toronto

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

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

Theo Tams in Toronto doing press for 'Call the Doctor,' Sept. 28, 2018 in Toronto

INTERVIEW: Theo Tams on new EP and getting closure in the studio

(By: Angela McLean) “Proper, authentic and vulnerable” – these are words Canadian artist Theo Tams would use to describe his new EP, ‘Call the Doctor.’ Released Friday (Sept. 28), ‘Call the Doctor’ marks Tams’ fourth project since winning the final season of the CTV talent search Canadian Idol in 2008. His discography to date includes a full-length album, EP and a small selection of original … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Theo Tams on new EP and getting closure in the studio

WE & Chartwells partnership launch with Ashton Sequeira, Karl Wolf and Craig Kielburger

New meal choice at Ryerson makes a ‘Special’ impact

(By: Angela McLean) Ryerson students can now help feed a child in need when they purchase a meal on campus. The university’s latest meal offering, the WE Special, has an appetizing social impact. Each purchase unlocks a meal for a child in need locally or globally. This initiative is the result of an innovative partnership between the charitable organization WE and foodservice provider Chartwells and … Continue reading New meal choice at Ryerson makes a ‘Special’ impact

Team photos for House of Anesi and SKIIN

Toronto-based wearable tech startups changing the undergarment game

(By: Angela McLean) Get ready to say goodbye to your uncomfortable bras and boring underwear. Thanks to their advancements in the booming wearable market, two Toronto-based startups have made undergarments that are personalized, forward-thinking and, most importantly, feel like they aren’t even there. Enter House of Anesi, a startup based out of Ryerson’s Fashion Zone that is revolutionizing the bra. Their Anesi bra, which officially … Continue reading Toronto-based wearable tech startups changing the undergarment game

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”