Kathleen Edwards Hits the Road
2008-04-17
Ottawa alt-country singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards is taking her new album across the country. Edwards released her most recent record Asking For Flowers last month to critical acclaim. This spring she heads out on a North American tour with several different openers in tow; the first...

KT Tunstall Tours in Canada
2008-04-17
Though she's currently in the middle of a headlining tour, singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will take some time this year to open for some huge acts. She'll be opening the show for singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow on May 16 at the Molson Amphitheatre. Then she'll open, along with John Fogerty and Sam...

American Idol Chooses The Afters For Show Promo
2008-04-16
As you're watching TV over the next few weeks, watch out for American Idol commercials featuring The Afters' song "We are the Sound" from their brand new CD, Never Going Back To OK. Fox's top-rated show picked the song to use with commercials and other promotional opportunities over the...

Country Music Television Award Winners Revealed
2008-04-16
This past Monday, the Canadian Music Television Awards took place. Billy Ray Cyrus and his daughter Miley hosted the ceremony, whose awards are voted on by the public. The night's big winner was Kellie Pickler, a contestant on popular American reality singing show, "American Idol", who took...

Sloan Release New Album This Summer
2008-04-16
Canadian rockers Sloan will come out with a brand new record in late spring entitled Parallel Play. It will be the power pop quartet's ninth studio disc and be released on the 10th of June. The follow up to 2006's Never Hear the End of It will contain 13 songs where three...

Virgin Festival Announce Lineups
2008-04-16
After the successes of Virgin Festivals in Toronto and Vancouver last year it seemed pretty tough to top. The organizers seemed ready to out do themselves. This year's Toronto show taking place on September 6 and 7 on Toronto Island and will feature headliners Foo Fighters and Oasis. The brand new...

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Opens Friday in US Theatres
2008-04-15
Even before its April 18 release in the U.S., Ben Stein's movie, EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed has triggered heated reactions from both sides of the debate between religion and secular origins science. Atheists are "crashing" EXPELLED screenings and conference calls; critics are...

Portishead Streams Full Album on Last.fm for Free
2008-04-15
Third, the upcoming new record from trip hop group Portishead, will be made free to stream online on a music website a week before its release. As of April 21st, the English trio's third album will be uploaded in its entirety onto Last.fm and fans will be able to preview, but not...

Radiohead Social Networking Site Now Online
2008-04-15
Fans of Radiohead and online social networking sites, can now have the pleasure of both in one place as the British group has just recently launched its own site to bring together its fans and promote their music. W.A.S.T.E. is a web forum that allows fans to create their own profiles and add...

Olympic Island 2008 Concert Acts Announced
2008-04-15
Death Cab For Cutie and Stars are the bands set to perform at the annual concert on Toronto Island this year. Set to happen on Saturday, June 7 the concert has hosted the likes of Modest Mouse, Sloan and Broken Social Scene in years past. Indie rockers Death Cab For Cutie have been making music...

Teitur Releases ‘The Singer’, Tours
2008-04-15
Singer-songwriter Teitur is taking his new album on the road before its North American release. Teitur released his first English language album Poetry & Airplanes in 2003 to critical acclaim. In 2006, the artist switched gears and released Stay Under the Stars on Canadian indie...

Coldplay Announce Track Listings for Upcoming Record
2008-04-14
Coldplay have made the track listing for their upcoming record public on their official website, Coldplay.com. Viva La Vida, which will be the British group's fourth studio disc, will have 10 songs in total and be released via Capitol Records on the 16th of June. The alternative rock...

Maroon 5 and Counting Crows Embark on Tour, Stop in Toronto
2008-04-14
Pop rockers Maroon 5 are teaming up with 90's alternative band Counting Crows for a summer tour. Maroon 5 hit the scene in 2002 with infectious singles like "Harder to Breathe" and "This Love" off of their debut album Songs About Jane. In 2007 they avoided the sophomore slump with their...

Melanie C Announces Cross Canada Tour
2008-04-14
Now that the Spice Girls have taken their final bows, Sporty Spice is getting ready to go it alone. The girl group extraordinaire wrapped up what they claimed to be their last tour ever in February with a couple of shows in Toronto. The Canadian city won the title "Spice City" after winning a...

Delirious? Announce New Drummer, Stop in Canada
2008-04-11
UK rockers Delirious? recently released their latest album Kingdom of Comfort on April 1 which, says the band, "questions everything, from cancer to consumerism, 'five star' dreams to slums and poverty. It is an album that calls for sacrifice, social justice and love." Along with the...

Augustana Release New Album, Ready Headlining Tour
2008-04-11
San Diego rockers Augustana are heading out on a headlining tour to support their upcoming release Can't Love, Can't Hurt, which will be released on April 29. The album is the follow up to their last album All the Stars and Boulevards which reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers...

John Mayer Touring in Support of Live DVD
2008-04-10
American singer-songwriter John Mayer will embark on a cross North American tour this summer in support of the release of his as-yet-untitled live DVD that will be out this year. The 21-date tour begins on the 2nd of July in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and ends a month later on the 2nd of August in...

U2 Albums to be Re-Released This Summer
2008-04-10
Irish band U2 are following last year's re-release of their classic album, The Joshua Tree, with a simultaneous re-release of three more of their earlier works. On July 21st, the rock band's records, Boy, October, and War, will be made into special edition packages...

Telecast Release ‘Quiet Revolution’ This Spring
2008-04-10
Washington natives Telecast are readying their latest worship album entitled Quiet Revolution set for release on April 29. Telecast's singer-songwriter Josh White says of the album, "I quickly realized that I allowed so much noise into my life that I lost sight of Christ in the...

Feist Announces Fall Tour Dates
2008-04-09
Fresh off her multiple Juno wins this past weekend, indie singer-songwriter Feist has announced a slew of Canadian dates, which is probably the Canadian's biggest headlining tour to date. Feist will be playing several large arena venues including Calgary's Pengrowth Saddledome, where the 2008...

Radiohead Confirm Tour Dates for Late Summer
2008-04-09
The dates and venues for the latter half of Radiohead's headlining North American tour have now been confirmed. The English band has scheduled 14 more dates across the continent, starting with headlining Chicago's Lollapalooza Festival on the 1st of August. The tour continues until the end of...

Juno Awards 2008 Present Feist With 5 Wins
2008-04-08
This past Sunday, April 6th, the 2008 Juno Awards took place in Calgary, Alberta at the Pengrowth Saddledome. Singer-songwriter Feist proved she really is Canada's indie darling, scooping up 5 Juno awards for the 5 categories in which she was nominated. On Saturday's un-televised Juno...

Neil Young Works On New Album
2008-04-08
Canadian folk artist Neil Young and his band the Crazy Horse will come out with a new album in their Archives Performance Series of box set compilations. Entitled Toast, it will be the first in the Special Edition Series and will contain a set of songs that were recorded back in 2000 in...

MySpace Creates Music Service To Rival iTunes
2008-04-07
Social networking site MySpace has just announced, in conjunction with major record companies Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Sony BMG Music Entertainment, the launch of an online music service with both free and paid elements. Set to rival Apple's iTunes spot in the Internet...

New Kids on the Block Confirm Reunion
2008-04-07
Late 1980's and early 1990's boy band New Kids on the Block officially confirmed their reunion on NBC's "The Today Show" last Friday, April 4th. Rumors had been swirling since January when American magazine "People" revealed an imminent announcement was in the works. The American quintet...

Sarah Slean Tours Canada
2008-04-04
Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah Slean will be touring across Canada in support of her latest record, The Baroness, starting at the end of this month. The Baroness, which came out last month on the 11th of March via Warner Music Group/Atlantic Records, is the fifth studio album by...

People in Planes Release New Music this Summer
2008-04-04
Welsh formation People in Planes are coming out with album number two this summer entitled Beyond the Horizon. Beyond the Horizon is the follow up to the quartet's 2006 disc, As Far as the Eye Can See, and will be released via Wind-Up Records. It was recorded both in the...

The Raconteurs Tour North America This Spring
2008-04-03
Rock group The Raconteurs have released the dates for their North American tour in support of their rush-released sophomore album, Consolers of the Lonely. Twenty-one dates, beginning in Vancouver on the 20th of April, have been scheduled for the American foursome, with several different...

Radiohead Greatest Hits CD Out in June
2008-04-03
Parlophone Records, the former label of alternative rock band Radiohead, will release a greatest hits CD of the group early this summer. Radiohead: The Best Of will come out on the 2nd of June and be a 2 CD compilation comprising of 29 songs from the formation's entire discography...

Death Cab for Cutie North American Dates Added
2008-04-02
The seventh album of indie band Death Cab for Cutie is coming out in mid-May and as such, the group is preparing to support it with a slew of North American tour dates. Narrow Stairs will be released via Atlantic Records on the 13th of May with the first date of the tour to be May 26th in...

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