Tag: Toronto

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James Gordon laughs at the indignities of life on the ...

The life of the touring musician gets romanticized in popular culture – in stories about hard-working dreamers who drive eight hours to faraway towns, play shows for half-empty rooms and then wake up the next morning at the crack of ...
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The rocker who wrote one of the greatest Canadian folk ...

If you were a kid in the late 1970s or early ‘80s, chances are, there’s a song that will pop into your head now and again – one that you still remember all the words to, even 40 or 50 ...
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How COVID helped birth Sultans of String’s award-winning documentary film

On the surface, the Sultans of String documentary The Refuge Project-Visual Album is a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of their 2020 album Refuge, which was released just at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown. At its core ...
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Julian Taylor – Beyond the Reservoir

Julian Taylor released Beyond the Reservoir through his label Howling Turtle on Oct. 14, 2022. “Moonlight” is a sweeping opener in the style of Leonard Cohen, referencing Canadian places in baritone while telling a story that’s all Julian’s. It sets ...
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The Once, The Fortunate Ones and Old Man Luedecke – ...

This past warm Wednesday night saw fans of folk flocking to the Anchor’s Up show at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre (NAC). The three-act show, which is touring Canadian venues until Dec. 11, featured some of the Atlantic provinces’ best-known folk ...
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Joni Mitchell Fans Dissect ‘Blue’ as Part of HotDocs’ Curious ...

With the recent announcement of Joni Mitchell’s first concert in 23 years at Washington’s Gorge Amphitheatre this upcoming June, some Joni fans gathered in Toronto’s HotDocs theatre this past Wednesday afternoon to delve into Joni’s Blue album. The lecture was ...
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Digging Roots hit the road again with their new album, ...

Juno Award winners Digging Roots have just kicked off their new tour with two sold-out shows in the Aeolian Hall Performance Centre in London, ON. The duo of ShoShona Kish and Raven Kanatakta are performing their 21 shows across Canada ...
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John Borra returns with tribute to Toronto’s forgotten songwriters and ...

It’s fair to say that John Borra has seen and done it all within the Toronto alternative music scene, from witnessing the first stirrings of punk as a kid in the late 1970s, to joining his first bands at the ...
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Julian Taylor reflects on the success of the Ridge as ...

It isn’t until you become a parent yourself that you gain insight into the worries and concerns your parents felt when you were growing up. As a teenager in Toronto, my parents most likely wondered who I was hanging around ...
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Toronto’s Alexandra Babiak announces sophomore album, shares new single ‘Settle ...

Toronto indie-folk artist Alexandra Babiak is excited to announce her forthcoming sophomore album Magical Thinking with the release of her new single “Settle Down.” Following up her 2019 album, Impatiens, Alexandra leans into indie-rock sensibilities on her latest — sitting ...