CITY FOLK TIME ONCE AGAIN

This year’s CityFolk festival kicked off yesterday evening at Ottawa’s beautiful Lansdowne Park, featuring acts including JUNO Award winner Ruth B (breakout artist of the year) and Post Malone. Many festivals have very clearly suffered due to budget cuts, attempting to appeal to far too many audiences at the same time, and so on, but City Folk has always … Continue reading CITY FOLK TIME ONCE AGAIN

Amnesia Rockfest Preview – Montebello festival turns 10… my how you’ve grown!

  Amnesia Rockfest is celebrating its 10th year and does not disappoint, with another can’t miss line-up. It all kicks off tonight in Montebello, Québec. Rockfest has made some remarkable progress since it began in 2005, with unbelievable headliners and remarkable influences. At the beginning, it was just a young music lover’s dream, to bring … Continue reading Amnesia Rockfest Preview – Montebello festival turns 10… my how you’ve grown!

WayHome festival preview – Neil Young to headline the biggest festival in Ontario this summer

Neil Young will headline Wayhome bringing the message from his new album The Monsanto Years Summer is almost here and for music lovers, that means the best season of all – festival season! Long live indie is our motto and Way Home brings that to life from July 24-26, with some of the biggest independent artists … Continue reading WayHome festival preview – Neil Young to headline the biggest festival in Ontario this summer

Friday Night Trend, Curses at Hard Luck Bar, Toronto – Gig review [CMW 2015]

A small crowd doesn’t always mean a disappointing show. Headliners Friday Night Trend brought a small but adequate crowd to the Hard Luck and still got everyone dancing. The all-ages show brought in a perfect crowd to relate to their hit “Wasted Youth”. Despite the small attendance, the bands were just as excited to be there … Continue reading Friday Night Trend, Curses at Hard Luck Bar, Toronto – Gig review [CMW 2015]

Festivals should be honest on what they are

Music festivals should be expected to stay true to their roots, just as much as bands are expected to stick to their originality and sound over what their label wants them to do.

Live shows are what is keeping the music business alive and festivals have been an enormous part of that for decades. But they don’t always “stay true” to their roots, as many of us expect they should.