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Concert Review: The Kooks with The Postelles at Sound Academy in Toronto

By Jon Dekel

Could it be that success ruined The Kooks?

When one considers the impressive following the band have managed to not only achieve but maintain throughout their career it’s hard to fault the group for releasing songs like the god-awfully cheesy new single, … 399 more words


Photos: Jay-Z and Kanye West in Toronto

Jay-Z and Kayne West brought their Throne tour to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Wednesday night. (Read a review here.) 24 more words


Concert Review: Jay-Z and Kanye West exceed the hype

Now more than ever, Jay-Z and Kanye West need each other. Before they teamed up for this year’s Watch the Throne, Jay was in a creative rut. 671 more words


Concert Review: Judas Priest says goodbye to Toronto

By Sarah Kurchak

The word retirement has lost almost all meaning in the rock ‘n’ roll lexicon. It gets trotted out for multiple KISS-style “last” tours, but it rarely sticks. 733 more words


Ontario's music industry game plan

Earlier this month, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) came together with the organizers of North by Northeast (NXNE) to hold the third annual Music Makes It event — a conference aiming to unite people within Ontario’s extensive arts communities, with the added incentive of encouraging the licensing of Ontario music to enhance screen-based content projects. 590 more words


Nickelback, Here and Now: Album of the Week

Here and Now

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic.

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Leonard Cohen's upcoming album, Old Ideas, to be released Jan. 31

Leonard Cohen’s next album, Old Ideas, will be released Jan. 31, Columbia Records announced Tuesday.

The legendary Montreal troubadour hasn’t released an album of new material since… 215 more words