Review – Guy Bélanger

Album: Traces and Scars Release Date: March 24, 2017 Download Genre: Blues/Folk Coming from Quebec with his melodic sounds of harmonica solos and straight acoustic guitar play is Guy Bélanger and his newest album Traces and Scars. As a blues fan I am impressed with this album, as it leaves room in the first few songs to actually write your […]

Photo Review – The Middle Coast

Who: The Middle Coast When: Friday, May 19, 2017 Where: Dakota Tavern, Toronto ON I was fortunate that I got the chance to check out The Middle Coast this past Friday at the Dakota Tavern in Toronto. It was my first time shooting this band and my first time shooting in the venue – and […]

JJ Shiplett continues his touring across Canada into the fall as he joins the Canadian leg of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 50th Anniversary Tour

Calgary based roots rocker, JJ Shiplett is once again hitting the road, but this time he’ll be the featured act for the iconic American country-folk band Nitty Gritty Dirt Band during their Canadian leg of their 50th Anniversary Tour. This summer, Shiplett is touring across Canada in support of his full-length debut album Something to […]

PREMIERE – Andie Duquette releases acoustic video for “Wrong Wrong Wrong”

One of the best things about running Canadian Beats is finding new Canadian talent, and this is no exception. Andie Duquette is a Canadian artist from Montreal, Quebec. Andie has been working on her music career since the very young age of three. At five, she was even hired to sing Sesame Street’s full repertoire for […]

NXNE announces Kaytranada to perform at Port Lands in place of Tyler The Creator

North By Northeast (NXNE) is happy to announce that Canadian DJ, producer, Prism Prize and Polaris Prize winner, Kaytranada will be performing at the Port Lands on Saturday, June 24. He will be performing in place of Tyler The Creator, who will no longer be performing at the festival due to circumstances out of their […]

Marlon Chaplin releases live video of “Carmeline”

Toronto based artist, Marlon Chaplin released his debut EP, Wanderer By Trade one year ago today on May 22, 2016. To celebrate the one year anniversary of the release, he has released a live performance video of “Carmeline” which was the second single off of the album. The video was filmed and directed by Devon […]

Weekly Beat Down: May 22 – 28

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 […]