People in Planes Tour North America in Support of New Record
2008-04-29
This summer, People in Planes will release their second full-length studio effort entitled Beyond the Horizon, which they will support with a slew of North American tour dates. The tour began in March with their South by Southwest showcase but will hit full force at the beginning of May with...

Underoath and Xbox Partners in Online Gaming Venture
2008-04-29
Grammy-nominated band Underoath are teaming up with Xbox to allow their fans to play the video game console's biggest games in real time on the web. Gamers will be able to play "Call of Duty 4" and "Halo 3" with members of the Florida six-piece on Thursdays from 6-8pm who go online via Xbox...

Ron Sexsmith Releases 10th Album this Summer
2008-04-28
Ontario singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is getting ready to release his next full-length record this summer, to be titled Exit Strategy of the Soul. It will be the artist's tenth studio disc and will be available on the 8th of July. Exit Strategy of the Soul will contain 14 songs...

Sarah Harmer, Great Lake Swimmers Play The Blue Revue in Toronto
2008-04-28
The Blue Revue is one-time charity show that will take place this summer in Toronto, with its aim to benefit musicians. It will take place at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on the 19th of June and feature Canadian acts such as the Great Lake Swimmers, Sarah Harmer, Hawksley Workman and Serena Ryder. ...

Rebekah Higgs Heads Across the Country
2008-04-28
Halifax songstress Rebekah Higgs is heading on a cross country tour in support of her self titled album. Described as folk-electronic the singer-songwriter has developed a sound quite different from that of her the trip hop band Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees. It's been a busy year for...

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Selects Switchfoot's 'This Is Home' For Soundtrack
2008-04-25
San Diego rockers Switchfoot have recorded a new original song, "This Is Home" for the latest Walt Disney Studios and Walden Media buzz film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. The song will be featured during the film credits and will be included on the original Walt Disney Records...

Lisa Loeb Goes to Camp
2008-04-25
Singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb is reminiscing about summer camp on her upcoming release. Loeb blew up in the nineties when her hit single "Stay" was included on the soundtrack for the film Reality Bites. Known for her trademark cat's-eye glasses and acoustic guitar she had a couple more top...

The Goo Goo Dolls Release New Album
2008-04-25
American trio The Goo Goo Dolls are working on a new record, which it tentatively scheduled for a release in the fall or winter of this year. The follow up to the alternative rockers' eighth studio record has been in its writing stages since February of 2008. The group has been composing the new...

Clay Aiken to Release Record in May
2008-04-25
"American Idol" runner up Clay Aiken will release On My Way Here this May via RCA Records. The album will be the 29 year old pop singer's fourth studio release and feature 12 new songs. It was produced by Marc "Kipper" Eldridge and executive produced by Jaymes Foster. The first single...

Beatles Day Celebrated For First Time in Band's Hometown
2008-04-24
Liverpool, England, the hometown of the legendary foursome known as the Beatles, will be the host for the very first "Beatles Day" to take place this year on the 10th of July. A series of Beatles-themed festivities will ensue, including the decorating of businesses with memorabilia, the playing...

Bright Eyes’ Frontman Releases Solo Album This Summer
2008-04-24
Conor Oberst, otherwise known as the singer and guitarist for indie folk group, Bright Eyes, will release his first solo album in over a dozen years this summer. The self-titled disc will come out on the 4th of August on Merge Records and will be Oberst's fourth full-length. His last solo effort...

Ottawa Bluesfest Announces Acts
2008-04-24
The capital city's biggest music festival announced this year's acts. Though it's called Ottawa Bluesfest the genres of music represented at the concert usually vary from rock to hip hop while including the staple of blues and even country. Musical legends like Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and...

Rogers Picnic Music Festival Brings City and Colour, Cat Power
2008-04-24
The Rogers Picnic returns to Toronto's Historic Fort York with headliner Dallas Green AKA City and Colour. The music festival debuted last year complete with picnic blankets, beach balls, a sunny day and great acts like The Roots, Bedouin Soundclash and Tegan and Sara. This year's festival taking...

Ashlee Simpson Releases ‘Bittersweet World’
2008-04-23
Ashlee Simpson's third record, Bittersweet World, hit stores yesterday, April 22nd. Bittersweet World is the follow up to Simpson's sophomore effort, I Am Me, which came out three years ago in 2005. It is out via Geffen Records and was recorded last year with the help of...

Peter Bjorn and John Working on Next Album
2008-04-23
Swedish formation Peter Bjorn and John are working on their fourth disc, which is currently untitled, but for which they are hoping for a fall release. The album will not feature any vocals and thus will be all instrumental, though a fifth record, which the trio has already begun planning as well,...

Jamie Lidell Releases Album, Stops in Canada
2008-04-23
Funk-soul singer-songwriter Jamie Lidell is releasing his newest record Jim this week and taking it on the road. The UK musician was once half of an electronic experimental group called Super Collider before going solo. In 2005 Lidell released the album Multiply surprising fans and...

Hillside Music Festival Tickets On Sale Soon
2008-04-23
The Hillside Festival celebrates its 25th year from July 25-27, 2008 with it's three-day music festival which takes place at an island on Guelph Lake and is one of the most anticipated in Ontario. Hillside Festival features a blend of local talent, Canadian favourites and international artists. In...

Weezer Release Red Album
2008-04-22
The guys from Weezer will release their third self-titled album on June 24. Rivers Cuomo and co. released their self-titled debut in 1994 which was affectionately called the Blue album; the record featured the hit single "Buddy Holly". After a couple of albums and a three year hiatus the...

Jack Johnson, The Killers Head up Osheaga Music Festival
2008-04-22
The 3rd edition of Montreal music festival Osheaga will take place on Sunday, August 3rd and Monday, August 4th of this year. The official lineup was uncovered last week and includes over 40 artists and bands, both Canadian and international artists. The festival's headliners are Las Vegas group...

Neil Diamond to Tour North America
2008-04-22
American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond will start a tour of North America in July for a string of dates until early fall. The tour will be 37 dates long, beginning on the 19th of July in Minnesota and ending on the 30th of October in Florida. Diamond is an iconic pop rock performer who has been...

Yoav is Charmed and Strange on the Road
2008-04-21
After an awesome showing at Canadian Music Week in March, electronic indie-pop singer-songwriter Yoav returns to Canada. Yoav released his debut album Charmed and Strange earlier this year. The innovative musician created every sound on his record on the guitar, playing it traditionally or...

RyanDan Play Mini-Tour in Canada
2008-04-21
Identical twins and musical duo RyanDan (or Ryan and Dan) will be doing a few shows this summer. The classical-pop duo released their self-titled debut album last year, though 90's pop fans may recognize them as two-thirds of the Canadian boy band B4-4. Though the band had some small successes...

Massive Attack Working on New Record
2008-04-21
Trip hop duo Massive Attack is working on their fifth disc with reggae singer Horace Andy. Andy and the British formation have already three songs recorded, which will hopefully show up on the new record which has a current working title of Weather Underground. The album will be the act's...

Stereolab Release New Album This Summer
2008-04-21
Alternative act Stereolab is releasing a new record this August entitled Chemical Chords on British independent record label 4AD. This is the follow up to their 2004 album Margerine Eclipse and will contain 13 new songs. Recorded in 2007, Chemical Chords drops in stores on the...

Tragically Hip Play Big Music Fest this Summer
2008-04-18
As the summer music festival lineups start to roll in it isn't just the major Canadian cities getting some major music this year. Big Music Fest will be taking place at Zwick's Park in Belleville, Ontario on June 21 and will feature an all-Canadian lineup that includes the Sam Roberts Band, Sarah...

Bayfest Music Festival Brings Bon Jovi, Rascall Flatts and More
2008-04-18
Sarnia's Centennial Park is playing host to some of the biggest names in rock and country music this summer. The annual Bayfest music festival is now in its seventh year and will run from July 1-13. The festival has always featured some of the best in music including Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban,...

The Beatles’ 'Love' Production Gets Documentary
2008-04-18
The hugely successful Cirque du Soleil stage production entitled Love, based on the songs of The Beatles, will be the subject of a forthcoming documentary to be released on DVD on June 24th. "All Together Now" is a behind the scenes documentary behind the theatrical and musical...

Shannon Matter Plans New Release, Plays BC
2008-04-18
Quesnel, BC rocker Shannon Matter has been recording across British Columbia for the past seven years and in that time has produced three studio albums, a live album, and a DVD. Matter has also recently landed two big radio spots on CFOX in Vancouver and KROCK in Edmonton. Her most recent...

U2 Signs with Live Nation for a Dozen Years
2008-04-17
Live events company Live Nation has signed a 12-year deal with Irish rock band U2 which will cover the group's touring around the world, their official website, and merchandise. However, Live Nation will not have publishing rights and Universal Music will keep the rights to the band's music. ...

The Cat Empire Releases New Album
2008-04-17
Australian sextet The Cat Empire are coming out with their fourth full-length release at the end of this month. So Many Nights will come out via Indica Records in Canada on the 22nd of April and is the follow up to their last record, Two Shows, which came out three years ago, though...

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