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The Heavy Jack 3 – What Is Love – Album Review

The Heavy Jack 3 – What Is Love – Album Review

Funk is a tool all too rarely harnessed by rock bands these days. On the new record What Is Love by Toronto transplants The Heavy Jack 3 they blend hard rock with parts Steve Miller, and parts Red Hot Chili Peppers for an album that works best when it’s doing something new, rather than relying [...]

February 18, 2017 Owen Maxwell Album Reviews, Funk, Rock 0

Divinity Roxx – ImPossible – Album Review

Divinity Roxx – ImPossible – Album Review

The people behind pop music rarely get enough attention and recognition, that goes double for bass players. Divinity Roxx has earned a name as musical director and bassist for Beyoncé, bassist for B.o.B., and playing in front of President Obama to name a few. The latest record, ImPossible, finds her once again stretching her solo talents [...]

June 5, 2016 Owen Maxwell Album Reviews, Alternative Rock, Funk, Pop, psychedelic 0

Wild Son – Self-titled – Album Review

Wild Son – Self-titled – Album Review

Wild Son is a five-piece folk rock band from Kelowna, BC, but describing them like that doesn’t do them justice, so let me try again. Wild Son is a band of musicians who are challenging the notions of what can be defined as “folk” music both on the West Coast and all over Canada. Their [...]

November 18, 2015 Griffin Elliot Album Reviews, Folk, Funk, Rock 0

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Three

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Three

Friday, July 10, 2015 One of my favourite parts of Bluesfest is arriving. From the city, as you descend towards LeBreton Flats your ears are granted an auditory preview of the festival by whichever band is playing at the time, this year it was Rydell. I borrowed a pen from my cab driver because I [...]

July 11, 2015 Griffin Elliot Blues, Festivals, Funk, Griffins Groove, Live Music Reviews, ON Festivals, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Punk, R&B 2

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Blakdenim

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Blakdenim

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Blakdenim The set began with a quiet, sparsely populated crowd, country music bleeding over onto their stage. But it ended with an electric crowd dancing, shouting and calling for more. Blakdenim’s Thursday night Bluesfest set didn’t come easy, but it proved that Ottawa is more than capable of putting out truly [...]

July 10, 2015 Griffin Elliot Festivals, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Live Music Reviews, ON Festivals, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa live music reviews, R&B 2

Busty and the Bass March 12th 2015

Busty and the Bass March 12th 2015

Who: Busty and the Bass When: Thursday, March 12th @7pm Where: The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street Tickets: $10 Nine-piece fuck group Busty and the Bass bring the jams to Halifax this week. This crew is a mix of music students from across North America who met while attending McGill University. They won the 2014 [...]

March 9, 2015 Cody Funk, Halifax, Halifax pick of the week 2 0

Mark Ronson – Uptown Special – Album Review

Mark Ronson – Uptown Special – Album Review

Mark Ronson – Uptown Special – Album Review Owen Maxwell Mark Ronson is stepping into the limelight with his fourth studio album Uptown Special. While the producer has been writing hits for years for the likes of Amy Winehouse (who the album is dedicated to), Adele and even Paul McCartney, he has finally decided to [...]

February 17, 2015 Owen Maxwell Album Reviews, Funk, Pop 1

Our First Night in Johnnyland TO

Our First Night in Johnnyland TO

Who: Toronto All-Ages Art and Music Community What: A night of free love and hugs for all. Dancing and surfing to independent bands. Moshing during intermission. And some art to look at when you’re tired. Lineup: Albeit, Closed Circuit, Cosmic Slug, Brick Kick, Pins & Needles, Professor H & The Bandits, Ghost Daze, ART // The Band Where: The Opera House, [...]

December 7, 2014 Darrell Alternative Rock, Funk, Hip Hop, Indie, Indie Rock, Live Music Reviews, Punk, Toronto live music reviews 1

BS101 – Return of the Burn – Album Review

BS101 – Return of the Burn – Album Review

BS101 – Return of the Burn – Album Review Total Score: 7.6/10 [starreviewmulti id=6 tpl=20]     Style: Comedy Funk, Rock Release Date: 2013 Label: Independent BS101 are a Toronto-based comedy funk band, where “BS” stands for “Bad Songwriting”. The band has been around for some time now, gaining fans and managing to release 3 full-length albums to [...]

June 26, 2014 Raya P. Morrison Album Reviews, Comic Relief, Funk, Rock 0

Charles Bradley @ Kool Haus – Toronto Live Review

Charles Bradley @ Kool Haus – Toronto Live Review

Charles Bradley – Kool Haus — December 12th, 2013 — Photo by Joe Modzelewski Who: Charles Bradley From: Brooklyn, NY Where: Kool Haus When: Thursday, December 12, 2013 Total Score: 9/10 [starreviewmulti id=3 tpl=20] Not too many have lived a life as inspiring as Charles Bradley. Even fewer faced the trials that he has gone through. Growing up in near extreme poverty, [...]

December 14, 2013 guest Funk, Live Music Reviews, Toronto, Toronto live music reviews 0

Cyril Hahn and Ryan Hemsworth Dominate The Hoxton

Cyril Hahn and Ryan Hemsworth Dominate The Hoxton

Cyril Hahn and Ryan Hemsworth made a stop at the Hoxton as part of their North American tour on Oct. 4. With both of them playing killer sets, they proved that they won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Broken beer bottles, spilt vodka, and confetti strewn across the floor – that’s what the Hoxton looked [...]

October 5, 2013 Sarah Warne Electronic, Electronic, Funk, Live Music Reviews 0

T. Williams Impresses at Wrongbar – Live Music Review

T. Williams Impresses at Wrongbar – Live Music Review

UK sensation, T. Williams, touched down at Wrongbar and impressed with some seriously wicked and groovy beats T. Williams tore up Wrongbar on Saturday night here in Toronto, only confirming his status as one of the music industry’s rising stars. Hailing from London, England, Williams’ music is something unique, fun, and funky. He emerged onto [...]

September 29, 2013 Sarah Warne Electronic, Electronic, Funk, Live Music Reviews 1

An Exclusive Look Behind the Music with GOLDROOM

An Exclusive Look Behind the Music with GOLDROOM

Find Out All About Goldroom’s Artistic Journey, Why They Complement Each Other, and What’s Next for the Group When you’re in the presence of true artists, it’s obvious. And that’s exactly how I felt when I walked into the green room at Toronto venue, The Great Hall, to interview L.A.-based group, Goldroom, before their set [...]

September 15, 2013 Sarah Warne Band Profiles, Electronic, Electronic, Funk, Interviews 0

Delbert and The Commotions – Let Me See Ya Dance – Album Review

Delbert and The Commotions – Let Me See Ya Dance – Album Review

Delbert and The Commotions – Let Me See Ya Dance – Album Review TOTAL SCORE: 8/10 [starreviewmulti id=6 tpl=20]   Style: Soul, Funk, R&B Release Date: March 22nd, 2013 Label: Self-Released Canadian songwriter and producer Brian Asselin and American soul singer, Delbert Nelson, are the two main driving forces behind Delbert & the Commotions. The two met several [...]

August 14, 2013 Ty Hooper Album Reviews, Funk, R&B 1

Stacey Y Band – Set the Water Straight – Album Review

Stacey Y Band – Set the Water Straight – Album Review

Stacey Y Band – Set the Water Straight - a great debut album that shows lots of promise TOTAL SCORE: 7.6/10 [starreviewmulti id=6 tpl=20]   Style: R&B, pop, soul, rock, Release Date: June 20th, 2013 Label: Independent The Toronto rooted Stacey Y Band released their debut album “Set the Water Straight” on June 20th, which was recorded at Humber [...]

August 9, 2013 Ty Hooper Album Reviews, Funk, New Tracks, R&B, Toronto bands 1

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