Monthly Archives: November 2011

HMV Music Store to Close in Downtown Vancouver

As has been widely reported this month, HMV is set to close its flagship megastore in Downtown Vancouver at the end of 2011. High rent and increased online sales competition has forced the music retailer HMV Canada to close the 50,000 square foot 3-story location on Robson along with a smaller location in Richmond Centre. [...]
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Ottawa’s EQUALIZER offers free downloads

Equalizer, the hardcore band from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is offering two tracks from their new ep “The Odds” for free by download from their bandcamp page here. The ep is currently only available in limited quantities at shows but digi purchase is coming soon. Check their facebook page for more info on the band. Also [...]
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Viral Video helps boost Ottawa folk-rock band

The Ottawa Citizen, in its article entitled “Viral Video Gives Boost To Dynamic Ottawa Folk-Rock Band“, is reporting that unknown local folk-rock band Kalle Mattson is seeing a surge in popularity due to a video for their song Thick as Thieves that was uploaded to vimeo earlier this year.  Since then, the video has received [...]
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Interview with Jackie Slaughter from SKULL FIST

Author Mourning of the Aristocrazia Webzine recently conducted an interview with Jackie Slaughter of Skull Fist. In the interview, Jackie talks about Allison Thunderland and Sir Shred leaving the band, the new lineup, religion, the origins of the name Skull Fist, the newest album Head of the Pack, and his favourite heavy metal albums amongst [...]
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Bandwiki Media Project

A few people have recently gotten together to expand the Thunder Bay Bandwiki to include a comprehensive list of albums and recordings that were produced in the Thunder Bay, Ontario area and also to mass upload mp3′s to the database for listeners to freely stream. The project is a great idea for the Thunder Bay [...]
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Alex Lifeson Talks About New RUSH Album

U.K. digital radio station Planet Rock recently conducted an interview with Alex Lifeson, guitarist of legendary rock band RUSH from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In this interview, he talks about the status of their 20th studio album “Clockwork Angels” that is due to be released in the new year. As aired on Friday, November 18, 2011, [...]
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The Tea Party back for good

In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Tea Party lead singer/guitarist says that the Canadian rock power trio from Windsor, Ontario have decided to officially announce that the band is back permanently. They have plans to release a new album and are currently touring throughout Canada. Martin said: “I don’t think the three of us [...]
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Whosarmy wins Cover Me Canada competition

Toronto area band Whosarmy won the Cover Me Canada competition on CBC-TV on Sunday November 13, 2011. The band beat out the Melanie Morgan band from New Brunswick. Whosarmy performed versions of Hallelujah, Ironic and The Weight. The band will receive $100,000 and a recording contract for its first single to be released by Universal [...]
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Jon Lajoie continues his musical comedy

Jon Lajoie is a Canadian musician/comedian from Montreal, Quebec. He is currently on a tour of theatres across Canada. He also stars in The League on FX Network TV. The artist is known for his songs like Everyday Normal Guy and F**k Everything. Check him out live at a city near you: Jon Lajoie plays [...]
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Applications open for Canadian Music Fest and NxNE

Canadian musicians have a chance to play at showcase spots at Canadian Music Fest to be held March 21-25 in Toronto, Ontario. The festival includes an audience of over 3,000 industry reps, music publishers, agents, promoters and festival directors. You can find out more information by going to the Canadian Music Fest website. Submissions for [...]
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