Halifax, NS – March 5, 2014 – Halifax’s Bloody Diamonds have announced their most ambition tour to-date. Lead vocalist Sara Elizabeth says "I don't know if we fully understood what we were getting into when we decided to independently book this tour, by far the most insane thing we've done, but I'm glad we didn't give up on it. This is going to be wild... hopefully we make it back alive."
Halifax, NS – March 3, 2014 - In partnership with the Bedford location of the storied Split Crow Pub, the East Coast Blues Society is excited to announce HRM's newest Saturday afternoon Blues matinee. Get the full details in our story.
Toronto, ON – March 2, 2014 - Fresh off the release of their brand new album Fast Motions, The Balconies are set to bring their live show across the country this May alongside Vancouver’s Head Of The Herd. The band will be on tour in support of their new release, Fast Motions which was released in Canada in January via Coalition/Warner.
New Glasgow, NS – February 28, 2013 – Now a staple of the Spring entertainment season in northern Nova Scotia, Music Shapes New Glasgow is branching out in its fourth year. This year’s lineup encompasses a wide variety of musical styles from Celtic to Blues to Hip Hop and Bluegrass, featuring artists from across the province as well as from right here in New Glasgow. Check this year's music line-up and ticket information in our story.
Charlottetown, PEI - February 26, 2014 - Shania Twain will perform a special concert on Saturday, August 30, at the Charlottetown Events Grounds as part of the PEI 2014 Founders Week festivities. The concert will be Twain's first performance in Atlantic Canada in 15 years. Tickets go on sale March 7. Complete details and a preview video in our story.
Vancouver, BC – February 20, 2014 – Nettwerk Music Group (Nettwerk) and Bumstead Productions (Bumstead) today announced a definitive agreement under which Nettwerk has acquired the recording assets and label operations of Bumstead. Under the Bumstead banner, Larry Wanagas will continue to manage and publish a roster of recording artists, including The Trews, Tim Chaisson and Poor Young Things. More in our story.
Fredericton, NB – February 20, 2013 - The Olympic Symphonium release their new album Chance To Fate on March 18 on Forward Music Group. Album pre-orders include a download of an exclusive remix EP. Check our story for more on the new album, tour dates and a new video from Jeff's Musical Car.
Charlottetown, PE – February 18, 2014 - The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has announced the 2014 East Coast Music Award nominees. Classified, David Myles and Paper Lions lead the pack with six nominations. Amelia Curran trails closely with five, followed by Dave Gunning and Mo Kenney with four nominations each. Popular broadcaster, Seaman O'Regan has been named host of this year's awards gala. The 2014 East Coast MusicAward nominees complete list is available in our story.
Canso, Nova Scotia – February 17, 2014 - Plans are ramping up at Stanfest headquarters in Canso. Now in its 18th season, the annual celebration of songwriting brings an eclectic and exciting collection of songwriters from around the globe and around the region. This year’s festival will feature a diverse and ambitious line-up. ALAN DOYLE of Great Big Sea, touring with an exciting new band and album, will kick off the weekend as part of Friday night’s mainstage. Nova Scotia’s JOEL PLASKETT will also perform on the festival’s daytime stages and evening mainstage.
Toronto, ON – February 17, 2013 – The Trews have just released a new single "What's Fair Is Fair" as they prepare for an April 22 release of a new self-titled CD “The Trews” followed by a tour beginning in May. We're streaming the new single in our story. Have a look and listen here!
Moncton, NB – February 17, 2013 – Long-time friends Roger Cormier and Steve Long have collaborated to create Bruised Orange. The name can be traced to the 1978 release of American folk singer and songwriter John Prine. Have a look at our review of the album, and we're streaming music from it in our story.
Fort Lauderdale, FL – February 13, 2013 – Nova Scotian guitarist Maxim Cormier has just won the International Music Award (IAMA) for Best Instrumental Composition for “Le Grand Boulanger de Lest” which appears on his 2012 self-titled debut recording.
Toronto, ON - February 12, 2014 - Singing about one’s own roots is an adventure as much as it is a period of reflection. Jay Malinowski found this out when he started crafting his 18-song album, a solo record which has thrown the Canadian artist into new, unchartered territory and in stark contrast from his Bedouin Soundclash days, a group he began with song-writing partner Eon Sinclair ten years ago.
Halifax, NS – February 12, 2014 – Carleton Stone releases his new CD Draws Blood on March 4th. The album was co-produced by Howie Beck (Feist, Hannah Georgas, Hayden) and Jason Collett (member of Broken Social Scene). We're streaming music from the album in our story.