Concert review

Concert review

Roots Music Canada road trip: The Weepies, May 19 ...

There was no marching band. The stage lights were set to “on.” There were no backing tracks, no auto-tune or costume changes. No vocal gymnastics or endless melismas (many notes for one syllable. Think Whitney Houston). There WAS heartfelt, straight-forward ...
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Colin Linden at the ANZA Club, Vancouver, May 11, 2018

If you were one of the 70 people at the Anza Club in Vancouver on Friday, CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’RE A WINNER! You just witnessed a consummate artist perform a great show in an intimate living room-type setting with great sound and ...
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RPR at Hugh’s Room Live April 21, 2018

It was a very fun and almost sold out night at Hugh’s Room Live last Saturday night when RPR hit the stage to entertain and showcase their new CD, titled Longview. The show marked five years since this band’s debut ...
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Ashley Condon launches new album at her new brewery. ...

In my years of reviewing music events, this was perhaps the most difficult assignment I’ve received. Gordy the Moose:  Ashley Condon is launching her latest album, Can You Hear Me. She also owns her own microbrewery, Copper Bottom Brewing, which ...
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Global Toronto Apr. 4-7 Part 3 (Gallery)

The first Global Toronto conference took a four-day weekend this past weekend to expose the sounds of Toronto’s complexly interrelated cultural communities to international and national world music audiences alike. The focus of the event was twofold. Presenting rich and ...
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Global Toronto showcases Apr. 4-7, Part 2 (Audio/Video)

Looking to discover some great new music from around thew world? Roots Music Canada attended several of the Global Toronto world music showcases, which featured Toronto musicians who have arrived here from all over the globe. We have coverage from ...
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Global Toronto showcases Apr. 4-7, Part 1 (Audio/Video)

Looking to discover some great new music from around thew world? Roots Music Canada attended several of the Global Toronto world music showcases, which featured Toronto musicians who have arrived here from all over the globe.  We have coverage from ...
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Maz and Les Poules à Colin – Mar. 23 at ...

It had to happen. The members of MAZ and Les Poules à Colin have individually and collectively spent way more than the reputed ten thousand hours of honing their musical craft to become an expert, and now it shows in ...