In the spirit of friendly sportsmanship and an ode to the Winter Olympics, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra invites families to witness the excitement of the original Orchestra Olympics! The musicians are currently in training for the big event! It will be fun concert no doubt! The programme will … [Read more...]
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Some people love to get their jingle-on the minute they stash their Halloween accoutrement away for the year, somewhere around November 1st. This is entirely too early for me, mostly because my birthday is November 24th, and I just don't like to mix my birthday shenanigans with the candy cane … [Read more...]
Is it too early for Christmas Music? Bah! But this…
I was at the dentist the other day and wanted to poke my eyes out. Sorry Miss Hygeniest, it's not you but it's the CHRISTMAS MUSIC that was playing on the radio over the speaker system while you were polishing my teeth with that gritty minty stuff. Oy! I'm not having a BAH-HUMBUG moment, but … [Read more...]
Pancake Manor! Alternative Rock for Kids!
Now doesn't that sound like a place you'd like to hang out? Pancake Manor is definitely a place that kids and parents don't mind sharing! The popular YouTube music video channel was created and produce by Victoria-based musician and puppeteer Billy Reid. Viewed by over 25 million eyes worldwide, … [Read more...]
The Holiday Train with Brothers Dubé
Canada’s youngest rock band the Brothers Dubé will perform on the iconic Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train during its stops in Toronto, Hamilton, Cambridge, Ayr and London, Ontario. With contributions being made to local food banks along the route, the Holiday Train strives to make a … [Read more...]
Band of Brothers
One of the things that Campbell was most excited about as he entered grade 7 was learning to play an instrument other than the recorder or ukulele. He had his heart set on the alto saxophone. Last Friday he brought one home. I Instagrammed a video of Cam playing Hot Cross Buns and my poor dog … [Read more...]
Is your kid a rock star?
There is always music going on in my house. When you marry a Cape Bretoner that sort of thing tends to happen. I always heard about “Kitchen Parties” and now we have one every weekend. I gotta say, I love it. It typically gets started when my wife is on the fiddle and I’m on the booze. Fortunately, … [Read more...]
Interview With The Amazing Singer-Songwriter Florence K
One of Montreal's most celebrated singer-songwriter Florence K was born into a musical family. Florence K took the K in her stage name from her musical father Hany Khoriaty, and has toured the world with her mother Natalie Choquette, a well-known Canadian opera singer. Florence K has released a … [Read more...]
Janelle Monae – Q.U.E.E.N.
I've mentioned before how excellence in music video makes me positively giddy. Performance and artistry and kickin' music... I love it all. Janelle Monáe is a twenty-seven year old dynamo from Kansas. She looks like she could be Diahann Carroll's granddaughter. She sounds and dances like she was … [Read more...]
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Oh my, Arcade Fire - you knock me out, again and again... I love a catchy tune as much as the next person - pop is pop, dance music is excellent... always. But when artists like these make music all disco and (sometimes) French-ish and wonderful, I can't help but swoon. If you didn't know, the … [Read more...]
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