INTERVIEW: BRETT HELLINGS TALKS ABOUT THE SOUL SHAKERS FORMATION, BRINGING GOOD ‘OL ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BACK, AND MORE

Rock ‘n’ Roll is a very diverse term in today’s society. There hasn’t really been a good movement since the early ’70s, and while those bands are still prominent in today’s music culture, it’s hard to find a band that has a similar approach to their music in the industry these days. The Soul Shakers … Continue reading INTERVIEW: BRETT HELLINGS TALKS ABOUT THE SOUL SHAKERS FORMATION, BRINGING GOOD ‘OL ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BACK, AND MORE

Interview: Tim English talks Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” trial

Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin is one of the most iconic rock bands of all-time, but this time they’re under a much less flattering spotlight. Their most famous song, “Stairway to Heaven”, is in court being challenged as a rip off of Spirit’s song “Taurus”. While Led Zeppelin is nowhere near the only band to be … Continue reading Interview: Tim English talks Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” trial

Nielsen Report: Adele and vinyl sales dominate, as album sales decline in 2015

Adele, and vinyl dominated 2015 music sales, while album sales declined, according to Nielsen’s annual year-end report. Adele’s 25 obliterated the first week Nielsen SoundScan record that NSync’s No Strings Attached album previously held (2.416 million sales,) with a ground-breaking 3.377 million units sold during release week. It also accounted for over 41 percent of … Continue reading Nielsen Report: Adele and vinyl sales dominate, as album sales decline in 2015

Alyssa Reid talks “Phoenix”, collaboration, and being a Canadian songwriter

You know her from her collaborations with Snoop Dogg, P Reign, Jesse Labelle, and Virginia To Vegas, and from her other million-selling radio hits like “Satisfaction Guaranteed” and “Dangerous” – but Alyssa Reid’s new album, Phoenix, breaks away from the radio-friendly pop mold. In our new interview, Alyssa spoke to us about letting go of … Continue reading Alyssa Reid talks “Phoenix”, collaboration, and being a Canadian songwriter

The Beaches talk new music, Christmas, and the Toronto music scene

Having begun playing together in their pre-teens, Toronto-based indie rock band The Beaches’ music has grown with them since their 2014 EP, Heights, and their 2013 self-titled, and Raine Maida-produced debut EP. In a recent interview, we spoke to Jordan Miller (bass guitar and vocals), and Eliza Enman-McDaniel (drums) about their forthcoming new music, the … Continue reading The Beaches talk new music, Christmas, and the Toronto music scene

Jimmy Eat World’s Zach Lind talks The Wretched Desert, Drummers-Turned-Singers, and Vinyl

A fter 20 years with Jimmy Eat World, going home and spending some quality time with your family doesn’t seem like it can get any better. For Zach Lind, it did. Zach and his wife Holly turned their living room into a music room, setting up drums next to the piano and hanging their daughter’s … Continue reading Jimmy Eat World’s Zach Lind talks The Wretched Desert, Drummers-Turned-Singers, and Vinyl

Featurette talks “Crave,” summer band camp, and musical influences

Toronto-based electro-indie-pop duo Featurette (think Phantogram meets Tove Lo), which features vocalist Lexie Jay and drummer Jon Fedorsen, spent most their 2014 creating their 2-part album Crave. The emotionally charged, heavy hitting electro-pop coming from Northern Europe, New York and New Zealand influences the dancefloor-friendly effort, which will be premiered on December 3rd at The … Continue reading Featurette talks “Crave,” summer band camp, and musical influences