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[12 Feb 2016 | Comments Off on Canadian Producer Lunice Kicks Off Tour with Red Bull Music Academy! | ]
Canadian Producer Lunice Kicks Off Tour with Red Bull Music Academy!

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CANADIAN PRODUCER KICKS OFF TOUR WITH RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY TO HOST A SERIES OF SESSIONS AND CLUB NIGHTS
FROM STUDENT TO MENTOR, LUNICE GIVES BACK
Lunice will head across Canada on a four-stop tour with Red Bull Music Academy this month, hosting a series of sessions and live shows in Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. A rare opportunity for Canadian producers, instrumentalists and DJs to be mentored directly by the international recording artist, Lunice will share his insights and personal experience as an Academy Alumni with participant hopefuls as they curate …

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[30 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Valentin | ]
Valentin

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Valentin is a Canadian Singer-Songwriter, Actor & dancer from Toronto, Canada.
Valentin started dance at the age of 6 and is a 3-Time Canadian Junior Champion in the Latin and Ballroom categories. He has represented Canada at the World Junior Championships in Czech Republic and Spain.
Valentin started taking piano lessons at the age of 9 and by 10 was already training with a vocal Coach. He wrote his first song at 15 titled ‘Miss You Always’ and still has a demo of it. He has been writing ever since.
Now, at 25, …

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[11 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on Hayden Announces North American Tour Dates | ]
Hayden Announces North American Tour Dates

Arts and Crafts to release internationally-celebrated Toronto artist’s seventh full-length album on February 5.
Four years is a long time to be away, so to help celebrate his exit from hibernation, Hayden will be embarking on a tour of small, very unique venues around Ontario in February before heading out on a North American tour in March. All tour dates and ticket purchase links are listed below.

Live Video, shows, Tours »

[7 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on Lisa Bozikovic @ The Biltmore Cabaret — September 25th! | ]
Lisa Bozikovic @ The Biltmore Cabaret — September 25th!

Toronto songstress Lisa Bozikovic returns with a follow-up to her introspective debut, Lost August. With her “evocative turns of phrase [and] nuanced delivery” (CBC), Bozikovic explores the sensual and symbolic transformations of loss, framed against the movements of bodies and water in her latest offering, This is How We Swim released on Shuffling Feet Records.

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[8 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on Brews Willis – New Video – ‘Ride The Island Baby’ | ]
Brews Willis – New Video – ‘Ride The Island Baby’

Brews Willis have assembled a sun-soaked music video for ‘Ride the Island Baby’, a jangly, surf-rock tune off their latest EP, Nerped By A Zircon.

Albums, Featured, Free Downloads, Jaded Photography »

[24 May 2012 | One Comment | ]
The Bloody Five CD Review

The Bloody Five out of Toronto ON have songs that cut, bruise and bleed the listener into submission of the music that makes The Bloody Five a band to watch out for in 2012. Check out the review and video on this up and coming band.

Canadian Bands, Video Release »

[18 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on Great Lake Swimmers – New Video – New Wild Everywhere | ]
Great Lake Swimmers – New Video – New Wild Everywhere

Even with four solid studio albums and eight albums available on itunes, including the bands live performance from The Juno, the Great Lake Swimmers are new to me. But, I like, so I thought I’d pass ’em along.

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[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Interview with New Wave/Electronic act Perpliexty of Things | ]

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Interview by  Callander Girl.

 
VanMusic: Can you give us a brief history of Perplexity Of Things? How did this project start? Who is all involved?
 The idea of Perplexity of Things started when I was 18. I knew that I wanted to make music, but wasn’t quite sure where to start. All I could come up with at the time was the name. I’ve always jammed with friends, but didn’t have anybody I could really connect with— someone who shared the same taste and mindset. So I realized that I would have to …

Folk, Folk-Rock, Interview, Live Video, Toronto »

[27 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Exclusive interview with The Greg Cockerill Band. | ]
Exclusive interview with The Greg Cockerill Band.

Festuca is an album that includes ballads (‘Sorry’), sing-alongs (‘Sing Low’) and drivers (‘Big Town’). ‘Horses’ is particularly catchy, in part due to its effective arrangement. Beginning with the simple sounds of taut guitars, doubled vocals, and single organ notes, ‘Horses’ builds perfectly, adding bass and building percussion and harmonies to culminate in wonderfully jubilant instrumentation and a chorus singing of freedom.

“My newer writing [‘Horses’], has a bit less of a roots form,”says Cockerill. “I’m just trying to be open to whatever comes out and not subject it to a form or genre. Trying to get more personal with lyrics as well. Write deeper. I think of writing as karate—complexity through simplicity. That’s what I’m trying to attain anyway. Do more karate.”

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[27 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Charoltte Cornfield – August 6th and 7th at The Main and Cafe Montmarte | ]
Charoltte Cornfield – August 6th and 7th at The Main and Cafe Montmarte

Cornfield has toured the west once before, two years ago at age 20 with nothing but a greyhound pass and guitar on her back. She has since established herself as a force to be reckoned with and has stunned the industry with her crushingly honest songwriting and stunning live performance.

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[12 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on 100 Monkeys Interview | ]
100 Monkeys Interview

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100 Monkeys Interview by Danica Stewart
100 Monkeys –  Liquid Zoo

100 Monkeys are anything but typical. As their name might suggest, they are a little adventurous when it comes to all things music, but they take their craft quite seriously (in a fun-loving way of course). Sewn together by way of musical soul, 100 Monkeys are Lawrence “Uncle Larry” Abrams, Jerad Anderson, Jackson Rathbone, Ben Johnson and Ben Graupner. Taking their turns playing all instruments and singing (aka the “Monkey Switcheroo”), keeps this group creative, inspired and always creatively challenged.
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[22 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on Hard Rock Cafe : Battle of the Band: A Primitive Evolution | ]
Hard Rock Cafe : Battle of the Band: A Primitive Evolution

For Hard Rock’s Battle of the Band 2011, only 4 gifted bands from all over the world will earn a spot to play at Hard Rock cafe Calling in London, England in June 2011. Toronto local bands have been competing for this opportunity since the beginning of February to decide who will represent Toronto’s rock scene.

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[21 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on Afie Jurvanen from Bahamas Interview | ]
Afie Jurvanen from Bahamas Interview

Hailing from the city in which I live (Barrie), I know that Afie Jurvanen exemplifies all the qualities of someone born and raised in this small city, with the lyrical genius of a worldly traveler and musical authenticity of someone twice his age. Having played alongside such acts as Feist, Jason Collett and Zeus, to name a few, Jurvanen ventured off to pursue his own project, Bahamas, and has been reeling in crowds ever since. Currently playing songs from his album Pink Strat, Bahamas is finishing their tour with Noah and The Whale. Bahamas, (consistent of Jason Tait on drums and Afie Jurvanen on vocals and guitar along with two new female vocalists recently added to the group) is a simple but intricate sound reminiscent of Neil Young and Nick Drake with a hint of tropical flair.

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[20 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on A Primitive Evolution: PlegeMusic for their upcoming acoustic album | ]
A Primitive Evolution: PlegeMusic for their upcoming acoustic album

A Primitive Evolution is consistently able to create a new form of entertainment which is distinctly their own. They are also about creating a unique experience and different atmosphere for the entire venue.

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[12 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on The Envy – Interview by Danica Stewart | ]
The Envy – Interview by Danica Stewart

THE ENVY in Toronto, Ontario (June 10, 2011) before their first headlining show as part of LiveMusicTO’s 1 year anniversary