Photo Review – Five Alarm Funk

Who: Five Alarm Funk When: Friday, April 7, 2017 Where: Dicken’s Pub, Calgary AB On Friday, April 7, a tsunami of funk descended on Dicken’s Pub in Calgary. Their second-to-last stop on their whirlwind tour of Canada was completely sold out and by the time the show was over everyone had been whipped into sweat-drenched, […]

Weekly Beat Down – Apr 10 – Apr 16

It’s time for a Weekly Beat Down! Every week two singles that are burning up the dial go head to head and you get to decide who comes out on top to face the next weekly challenger. Be sure to vote daily Monday to Sunday to ensure your favourite doesn’t get beat down! For the […]

Canadian Music Week announces final round of 2017 programming

In less than two weeks, Canadian Music week will take over Toronto with showcases celebrating the best local and international talent in the industry. Some of the exciting new announcements to the festival include The Dandy Warhols, Canadian indie stars Yukon Blonde, Toronto producer Tasha the Amazon, Juno award winner Jess Moskaluke, James Barker Band […]

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Photo Review – Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Who: Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Lowdown Brass Band When: April 6, 2017 Where: The Great Hall, Toronto Toronto’s favourite Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Party-Punk supergroup, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, celebrated their eighth birthday in style at The Great Hall. This was their only Toronto show before heading off on a European tour to perform their guerilla-folk opera Counting Sheep. To cap off the night, Lemon Bucket […]

2017 JUNO Awards Recap

The 2017 JUNO Awards are now in the history books. It is so much more than the broadcast show. In Ottawa, there were three different exhibits – JUNO Photography Exhibition (March 10 – April 16), Art is Art Exhibit (March 16 – April 16) and JUNO House: R-Evolution (March 11 – August 31). These displayed […]

Five Questions With Lynne Hanson

Ottawa based artist, Lynne Hanson released her album, Uneven Ground yesterday. Here at Canadian Beats, we are happy to present you with a chance to give it a listen via Soundcloud. If you’re a fan of roots/ blues, this may be just what you’ve been looking for! We also had the chance to ask Lynne […]

JUNO Awards Broadcast Show Backstage Q&A – Winners

Sunday April 2, 2017, at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Canadian Beats participated at The JUNO Awards, in the Media Q&A Room, with selected winners, performers and presenters of the night. With well over 100 media outlets being represented and artists only being able to stay long enough for two or three questions, we […]