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Fan jams on stage with Mac DeMarco at Wayhome

Fan jams on stage with Mac DeMarco at Wayhome

Fan jams on stage with Mac DeMarco at Wayhome Dreams do come true and it’s true what they say about luck, it’s only possible when preparation meets opportunity.   No one at Wayhome 2016 was more prepared for an opportunity than hard core Mac DeMarco fan Gabriel Baldassarre of Woodbridge ON Friday night.   The 25 year [...]

July 26, 2016 Darrell Darrells Den, ON Festivals, What's Hot 0

Does John Tory know the colour of the seats on a TTC street car?

Does John Tory know the colour of the seats on a TTC street car?

Does John Tory know the colour of the seats on a TTC street car?   As you know, we are all peasants.  Working every day to pay a bill or maintain this existence. Why is it that none of the Toronto Mayoral debates encompassed local views or were asked the factual questions.   Sure, clearly they [...]

October 31, 2014 Darrell Darrells Den, Editorials 0

Indie Week 2014 Editors Picks

Indie Week 2014 Editors Picks

Indie Week 2014 Editors Picks   Now in it’s 11th year Indie Week hits Toronto this week.  250+ bands will perform in 20+ venues over the next 5 days with many 4am last calls.  Seminars covering music, film, social media, tech and more are also taking place.   There are over 70 industry panelists, industry mixers [...]

October 15, 2014 Darrell Darrells Den, Editorials, Toronto Festivals, Toronto pick of the week 1 Comments Off on Indie Week 2014 Editors Picks

Boots and Hearts – Saving Toby Keith’s Guitars

Boots and Hearts – Saving Toby Keith’s Guitars

Boots and Hearts – Saving Toby Keith’s Guitars – The Shadows Behind The Scenes It took four long days to set up the main PGP “Black Monster” stage for the third annual installment of the Boots and Hearts Music Fest in Bowmanville ON.  A crew of 30, slept on site and worked day and night [...]

August 6, 2014 Darrell Darrells Den, Editorials 0

The best and worst of Digital Dreams 2014

The best and worst of Digital Dreams 2014

The best and worst of Digital Dreams 2014 TOTAL SCORE: 8 looking for PHOTOS of Digital Dreams? Now in it’s third year, Electronic Nation’s Digital Dreams made some changes to it’s 2014 installment in an ever growing attempt to set the standard for Electronic Dance Music festivals in Canada. We’ve chosen the best and worst [...]

July 1, 2014 Darrell Darrells Den, Electronic, Electronic, Live Music Reviews, Toronto Festivals, Toronto live music reviews 4

NXNE 2014 bands to see editors choice

NXNE 2014 bands to see editors choice

NXNE 2014 bands to see editors choice Now in it’s 20th year, Toronto’s North By North East festival officially kicks today Friday June 13th, with the music portion shifting into full gear next week.   There are some interesting surprises in store this year including the MiO Squirtcar which will see a TTC street car [...]

June 13, 2014 Darrell Darrells Den, Editorials, What's Hot 2

CMW 2014 bands to see editors picks

CMW 2014 bands to see editors picks

CMW 2014 bands to see editors picks Now in its 32nd year, CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is recognized as one of the most influential industry events in North America. After another grueling year of toughing it out in the Canadian music scene, we once again bring you our tried and true editors picks.   TUESDAY MAY [...]

May 6, 2014 Darrell Darrells Den, Editorials, What's Hot 1

5 things your band is doing wrong

5 things your band is doing wrong

5 things your band is doing wrong – A guide for the struggling musician and how to get noticed by media, booking agents and promoters. This is not meant to be a road map to success, however if you correct these steps you will certainly be on the right path.  We get around 500-600 requests a [...]

April 13, 2014 Darrell Darrells Den 2

The Ocean at Hard Luck Bar – Toronto Live Review

The Ocean at Hard Luck Bar – Toronto Live Review

The Ocean at Hard Luck Bar – Toronto Live Review Who: The Ocean (aka The Ocean Collective) From: Berlin, Germany Where: Hard Luck Bar, Toronto ON When: Wednesday, April 2 2014 TOTAL SCORE: 9 There’s no better feeling in the world than getting invited to see a band you know nothing about and being completely [...]

April 3, 2014 Darrell Darrells Den, Live Music Reviews, Metal, Toronto live music reviews 0

Why are concert tickets so expensive? The truth about online record sales

Why are concert tickets so expensive?  The truth about online record sales

Why are concert tickets so expensive? When is enough really enough? & The truth about online record sales.. Released yesterday the IFPI annual digital music report showed that subscription services revenues were up 51 percent in 2013. “Music fans’ growing appetite for subscription and streaming services helped drive trade revenue growth in most major music [...]

March 19, 2014 Darrell Darrells Den, What's Hot 1

5 Hit songs with a Canadian connection you didn’t know about

5 Hit songs with a Canadian connection you didn’t know about

5 Hit songs with a Canadian connection you didn’t know about 1. Aerosmith – I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing Aerosmith’s 1998 smash hit “I don’t wanna miss a thing” from the Armageddon soundtrack was written by Grammy Award winning songstress Diane Warren.   While Warren herself is not Canadian, she has been known to write [...]

March 12, 2014 Darrell Darrells Den, Editorials, Pop 0

Bands to see – Canadian Music Week (CMW 2013)

Bands to see – Canadian Music Week (CMW 2013)

Welcome to The Scene Magazine’s Editors Picks for Canadian Music Week 2013.    After a fun filled year following hundreds of bands nationally in four Canadian markets we’ve done the homework so that you don’t have to.   We at The Scene Magazine have gone through the arduous task of narrowing down the best of the [...]

March 19, 2013 Darrell Darrells Den, Editorials, Top News, Toronto, Toronto pick of the week 2 0

Good Guitarists

Good Guitarists

                      I often meet guitarists who think they are good.   Well I ask you this…who do you site as an influence?   An amateur will say all of the obvious pop rock icons: Jimi Hendrix Van Halen Randy Rhoads Kirk Hammett Slash etc However when [...]

September 14, 2012 Darrell Darrells Den, Editorials 1

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