Salvador Comes to Hamilton This June
2008-05-12
Latin five-piece band Salvador will present two World Missions' Fund benefit concerts in Hamilton, Ontario, this June 13th and 14th at Victory International Church, located at 2799 Barton St. East. Salvador has been touring for almost a decade, and their groovy, percussive, Latin sound reminds...

Matt Mays Releases another Record with El Torpedo
2008-05-09
East-Coast rockers Matt Mays & El Torpedo will release their sophomore album on July 8. The band's debut, self-titled disc was released in 2005 and cleaned up at the East Coast Music Awards in 2006 taking home four awards including Album of the Year and Single of the Year. In 2006, frontman Matt...

Norah Jones’ Rock Band Releases Record
2008-05-09
Norah Jones' rock band El Madmo is getting set to release their self-titled debut this spring. If you're a fan or Norah Jones' solo mellow, jazzy sounds of singles like "Don't Know Why", "Sunrise" and "Thinking About You" you will definitely be in for a big surprise. The roots-rock...

Greeley Estates Say ‘Go West Young Man, Let The Evil Go East’ on Tour
2008-05-09
Arizona punk rockers Greeley Estates just released their third album Go West Young Man, Let the Evil Go East and are planning a tour which includes several Canadian dates. The band has also just wrapped up filming their music video for the first single, "Blue Morning" featuring what...

The Police Announce Final Show
2008-05-08
The Police announced their final show ever in a press conference at New York's Time Square earlier this week. Though the date and location have not been announced, it will be in New York and will be a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting, "the production of arts programming for public television...

Bryan Adams Tours, Releases '11' to Wal-Mart and Sam's Club
2008-05-08
Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is set to tour behind his appropriately titled eleventh album 11. Known for tunes like "Summer of 69" and "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" Adams has been making music since the mid-seventies. Adams' most recent album was released March 17, 2008...

Prince’s First Book Out This Autumn
2008-05-08
American singer Prince will be releasing his first book this year which will be a collection of lyrics and poetry accompanied by photographs of and selected by the artist surrounding the numerous shows he played in London's O2 Arena in 2007. 21 Nights is a photographic essay that will be...

Modest Mouse Touring North America This Summer
2008-05-07
American group Modest Mouse are going on a North American tour this summer with over 20 dates starting early next month. The indie rock formation will switch from opening acts to headliners of their own tour after their support of R.E.M. on the rock band's spring tour. Dates are scheduled for...

Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Concert Set for London
2008-05-07
South African ex-president and former political prisoner Nelson Mandela will celebrate his 90th birthday this year in England with a benefit concert that will feature a great variety of international artists. The concert will take place at Hyde Park in London, England on the 27th of June and...

Dragon Fli Empire Talk 'Intermission', Tour Alberta
2008-05-07
Hip hop duo Dragon Fli Empire are on track to release an EP of new material and will take it out on the road in Alberta. Tarick Robinson AKA Teekay and Adam Hicks AKA DJ Cosm released their first record as Dragon Fli Empire in 2002 as a limited edition CD-R. Soon Conquest was released...

Alicia Keys Scouts For New Singer
2008-05-06
R&B songstress Alicia Keys has taken to the internet to find a new backup singer. According to the singer's MySpace page she is looking for a brand new back-up singer to head out on the road with her for the tour supporting her current record As I Am. Hopefuls only have to log onto...

Earth, Wind & Fire Come to Casino Rama
2008-05-06
Legendary funk disco band Earth, Wind and Fire is still going at it with a North American tour this summer. Boasting Grammys, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a spot in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame the genre-mixing band sold millions of records in the seventies with hits like "Shining...

Boston Tour With New Line up, Release Record Later this Year
2008-05-06
American sextet, Boston, who were most popular back in the 1970's and 1980's, are planning on releasing another album later this year after their North American summer tour. About 30 dates have been scheduled for the continent, beginning on the 6th of June in Thunder Bay, Ontario, with Boston...

Tina Turner Plans Tour for Fall
2008-05-05
Despite the fact that Tina Turner announced that she was retiring from touring eight years ago, the singer is set to stage a comeback to the scene with a tour later this year. Billboard states that Turner's opening tour date is October 1st, 2008 in Kansas, Missouri at the Sprint Centre. Forty...

Rockport Ready Fall 2008 Collection
2008-05-05
Rockport shoes revealed their Fall 2008 line this past week at their 2577 Yonge Street store in Toronto. The shoes continue to be shaped narrow, which may hinder customers with a wider instep to seek a different brand, but hopefully Rockport will take notice of this need and incorporate some...

Passion Conference Releases Live Messages to Retail Outlets
2008-05-05
Since 1998, founder of the Passion movement and sixstepsrecords, Louie Giglio, has delivered messages about the awe-inspiring revelations from Jesus Christ such as His power that's big enough to create the stars, yet intricate enough to fashion together trillions of cells that make up every facet...

Yoko Ono Tries to Silence Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Film
2008-05-02
The Fair Use Project of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society today announced that it is signing on to defend Premise Media's right to use a clip of John Lennon's song "Imagine" in its documentary, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," [www.expelledthemovie.com] for the...

Bloc Party Announce Mini North American Tour
2008-05-02
Indie rock formation Bloc Party will be doing a mini tour of Canada and the United States this summer since they will be on the continent to play a set at Chicago music festival Lollapalooza at the beginning of August. The foursome have scheduled dates beginning on the 28th in July in California...

3 Doors Down Release New Album This Month
2008-05-02
Later this month, Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down will be coming out with their fourth full-length release via Universal Records. The self-titled disc will be available on the 20th of May and was produced by Johnny K. It features twelve brand new tracks, including first single "It's Not My...

Brian Melo Readies for Cross Canada Tour
2008-05-02
In the midst of the auditions for the latest season of Canadian Idol, last year's winner Brian Melo shows the wannabes what you can do with a win… a nation-wide tour. In September 2007, Melo became the fifth person to win the Canadian Idol crown beating out finalists Carly Rae Jepsen and Jaydee...

Suzie McNeil, Matthew Good Play Mississauga Waterfront Festival
2008-05-02
Though Mississauga's annual waterfront festival is full of fun, family, and food there's always great Canadian music there too. Friday night will feature alt-country band the Sadies opening for alt-rocker Matthew Good. After a slew of hit records in the nineties with the Matthew Good Band the...

Maroon 5 and Rihanna Release Single This Week
2008-05-01
Pop-rock meets hip hop as Maroon 5 and Rihanna get together on the remix for "If I Never See Your Face Again". The collaboration comes just in time for the re-releases of albums by both artists and will appear on both records. A video for the tune was also filmed last week and the single will be...

Gavin DeGraw Readies Sophomore Release
2008-05-01
Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw is set to release his sophomore, self-titled CD this week. DeGraw hit the scene in 2003 with the release of his debut disc Chariot. The single "I Don't Want to Be" from the disc was the theme song for the teen drama One Tree Hill and was a top 10 hit...

New Kids on the Block Release First Set of Regional Tour Dates
2008-05-01
American boy band New Kids on the Block have just released the first set of tour dates for their reunion tour (aside from their public television performances) for early fall. So far, seven dates have been made official, with tickets going on sale in early-to-mid May. The dates begin on the 20th...

Matthew Good Working on New Album
2008-05-01
Although his last record came out only last summer, singer-songwriter Matthew Good has already written new demos for his next record. The follow up to 2007's Hospital Music will be the Canadian artist's fourth solo album and Good is ready to go into the studio for recording, mixing and...

American Idols Tour Stops in Canada
2008-04-30
Though they're from south of the border, the American Idols are still making a stop in Canada on their upcoming tour. The seventh season of the highly popular American reality show is still in the middle of production, but dates have already been released for their North American tour, pointing...

Sam Roberts Brings 'Love' in May
2008-04-30
Montreal born singer-songwriter Sam Roberts and his band will release their fourth record this May. The band released their debut album Brother Down in 2000 without much fanfare. It wasn't until the 2001 release of their EP The Inhuman Condition that the band began to shine. Peaking...

Coldplay Give Sneak Peek at Upcoming Record with Free Single
2008-04-30
"Violet Hill" is the first single from Coldplay's highly anticipated new record, Viva La Vida or Death and all His Friends and has been made available as a free online download of yesterday, April 28th, 2008 on the group's official website. However, the song will only be available for an...

Rufus Wainwright Composing Opera
2008-04-30
Pop singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright will be writing his own opera, entitled "Prima Donna", for New York City's Metropolitan Opera. The venture will fulfill a lifelong dream of the Canadian-American artist, who wished to write a story and have it come to life like this since he was the age of...

Casting Crowns Play Refuel ’08 in Ontario
2008-04-29
Delhi, Ontario is known mainly for farming and small town living, but this June 13 that will change as Off the Street Ministries delivers Grammy nominated rockers Leeland and Grammy award winning band Casting Crowns at Refuel '08. Casting Crowns are appearing as part of their The Altar and...

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