Tag: Toronto

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Juno nominated Arabic singer Maryem Tollar is your Green candidate ...

For fans of world music in Canada, Maryem Tollar is practically a household name. She has sung lead for platinum-selling artist Jesse Cook on songs such as “Beyond Borders” and “Quadduka L Mayyas.” She was the vocalist on the theme ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Canadian artists perform Dylan covers for Bob’s 80th

Why should Canadians celebrate Bob Dylan’s birthday as if he were one of our own? Firstly, since Bob Dylan’s birthplace of Duluth, MN is only a couple of small forests away from the Canadian border, just above the tip of ...
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No Tickets At The Door explores the dual impact of ...

“This was gonna be our year!” Nic Waterman of Toronto-based band Vypers laughs. “I’m sure you’ve heard that a lot.” That just might sum up No Tickets at the Door, a new film documenting the year that never was in ...
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Toronto Folk-Rock duo Robinson Kirby are off to ‘Find a ...

  Fresh off their 2021 seven-track album, Little Dreams, Robinson Kirby’s rhythm section instills “Find a Way” with a sense of calm, like a stream steadily flowing under Madelyn Kirby’s satiny vocals. Similarly floating above the beat, the song features ...
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Stop motion memories: Watch Suzie Ungerleider’s new video for ‘Baby ...

Alongside the announcement of a new album under a new name, Suzie Ungerleider released a music video for the lead single, “Baby Blues” on April 22. The video — a stop motion animation crafted by fellow folk-pop singer-songwriter Christine Fellows ...
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Home Studio: Meriläinen Müsic Inc. offers artists more than just ...

Marc and Laura Meriläinen were working from home before it was cool In 2019, the two launched a record label — Meriläinen Müsic Inc. — from their home studio in Toronto. Thanks to their set-up, they have been able to ...
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Dub Debut: The Dub Chronicles’ record brings new riddims to ...

After years of making a name for themselves in clubs around the city, Toronto’s The Dub Chronicles released their long-awaited debut album, Simba (Return to the Throne), on April 23. As a live dub band, the group is somewhat of an ...
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Justin Rutledge revisits his best-loved songs in minimalist fashion

The release of Islands, the latest album from singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge, is not a re-do of songs he was dissatisfied with the first time they were recorded. Instead, this album of bare-bones versions of some of Justin’s best-loved songs is ...
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Sea Shanty band Pressgang Mutiny could not be releasing an ...

There have been a number of changes over the years for those who choose a life at sea. Vessels have gone from being powered by sail to steam to diesel. Cargo ships used to transport goods loosely in the hold. ...
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Don’t miss this celebration of women artists featuring Tamar Ilana, ...

There is a fabulous free online concert coming up March 28 in honour of International Women’s Day featuring some incredible Toronto talent:  Latin jazz-pop vocalist Amanda Martinez, global flamenco artist Tamar Ilana, Juno nominated Arabic singing sensation Maryem Tollar, indie ...