Mississauga native PND is having a party next door in Toronto
September 27, 2017 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

PartyNextDoor has been blowing up social media recently with cryptic tweets  which have become the hallmark for OVO marketing their stable of artists of which PND is a proud member of. Now just days before …

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Royal Tusk break through with new EP “Mountain”
July 1, 2014 – 11:31 pm | No Comment
Royal Tusk break through with new EP “Mountain”

Music is a never-ending evolution of art, and the road to success is littered with many talented bands. Some fade into obscurity, others change into something different.  Edmonton pop-rockers, Royal Tusk, are a result of …

BESTiE making the most of CMW – “No Bad Days”
May 19, 2014 – 7:58 pm | No Comment
BESTiE making the most of CMW – “No Bad Days”

We spoke of Canadian Music Week and its ability to shine light on indie bands, well this year brought us a band that actually shined the light on CMW.
Their bio reads: “BESTiE are a band …

International Zombies of Love take foothold of rock
May 8, 2014 – 3:58 am | No Comment
International Zombies of Love take foothold of rock

International Zombies of Love (IZOL) is an expression of love and pain between a man and a woman, separated by distance, yet bonded by love.
“My girlfriend of 17 years was away in Amsterdam,” said Mike …

The Balconies deliver “Fast Motions” to Toronto
February 4, 2014 – 8:48 am | No Comment
The Balconies deliver “Fast Motions” to Toronto

After just releasing their highly anticipated new record Fast Motions, The Balconies had nothing left to do but celebrate with their hometown fan base. Their debut record hit shelves on Jan. 28, and the reviews and responses to the album have blown anything previously done by the Balconies out of the water. After a year of extensive touring, personal growth, and successful international embracing, The Balconies brought it all home for the Torontonian crowd.

Courage My Love burgeoning on Becoming Tour
November 25, 2013 – 11:25 pm | No Comment
Courage My Love burgeoning on Becoming Tour

2013 has without a doubt been the year for up and coming punk-rock triage Courage My Love, and there couldn’t be a better way to end it than with a new album Becoming and a full-length North American tour to go with it. The newest record dropped in the summer, and they kicked off the Becoming tour Nov. 17 in their hometown of Kitchener, Ont., and Martyr had the chance to catch them on their fourth show of the tour in Toronto at the Virgin Mod Club on Nov. 22.

Said the Whale echoed in the Opera House
November 24, 2013 – 12:46 am | No Comment
Said the Whale echoed in the Opera House

On Nov. 21, Said the Whale of Vancouver headlined one of the most renowned venues in Toronto, the Opera House on Queen Street. Their set list featured songs from across all their albums old and new. The flow was really well organized, they played upbeat songs to get the crowd dancing like “The Light Is You,” and they played more alternative rock ballads like “Government Heart” to get the crowd swaying and singing along.

Pretty Reckless scorched The Phoenix in Toronto
November 5, 2013 – 10:45 pm | No Comment
Pretty Reckless scorched The Phoenix in Toronto

Taylor Momsen started the show with a confident strut on stage leather-clad in a pink and purple aura of light and lead right into their double digit set list. After a huge set from the group, the entire venue went from an obnoxious oblivion to a quiet and serene darkness. The silence was then broken by Momsen screaming in the dark “show me your tits Toronto!” before coming back on stage for an explosive three song encore.

Small Town, Big Sound: Life for Rory Taillon
November 2, 2013 – 2:07 pm | No Comment
Small Town, Big Sound: Life for Rory Taillon

Home is where the heart is, and if music is in your heart, then it’s going to have a lot to do with where you came from.
Rory Taillon is originally from the town of Port …

The Fast Romantics are living life in the fast lane
October 2, 2013 – 3:02 pm | No Comment
The Fast Romantics are living life in the fast lane

With many spotlights on movie and show soundtracks, appearances at the Virgin Festival and Free the Noise, not to mention a nomination at the 10th annual Independent Music Awards, The Fast Romantics are quickly on their …

Penske File all about harmonicas and harmonies
July 29, 2013 – 9:00 pm | No Comment
Penske File all about harmonicas and harmonies

Front man of The Penske File, Travis Miles, is a multi-talented face for the band, as he plays guitar, sings lead, and fills the bridges with harmonica solos.
Formed just north of Toronto, in Burlington,  the …

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