Ivory Hours release new single, “Dreamworld”

Toronto’s Ivory Hours is a trio made up of Luke Roes, Chris Levesque and Thomas Perquin. You may recognize the band from their radio debut, “Warpaint” which was released in 2015 and also helped them band win The Edge’s Next Big Thing contest that summer. Now, they are about to release their sophomore album, Dreamworld […]

Show Review – Danko Jones

Artist: Danko Jones Date:  April 15th, 2017 Where: O’Brian’s Event Centre, Saskatoon One Line Review:  On this latest tour, Danko Jones, and bandmates John ‘JC’ Calabrese and Rich Knox, prove they are the only honest band in rock. Full Review: Dear Danko Jones, Hello again, good sir!  It has been ten months since our last correspondence, […]

Photo Review – CMW 2017 – Danko Jones

Who: Danko Jones Venue: Velvet Underground Where: Toronto, ON Our coverage of Canadian Music Week continued on Day 2 of the festival at Velvet Underground when Danko Jones returned home to perform for the first time in two years.  The club was packed with fans – new and old – excited to share an intimate evening with these hard rockers. […]

Streetlight Social releases lyric video for “Daybreaks”

Toronto/ Peterborough folk-rock group, Streetlight Social will be releasing their new album, Blood From Stone on May 5. On April 10, the band released a lyric video for the first single, “Daybreaks”. Check it out, and be sure to stay tuned to Canadian Beats for our upcoming review of the album. Connect with Streetlight Social: […]

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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 […]

Five Questions With Auras

Photo Credit: Randy Edwards Waterloo, ON based heavy metal band, Auras released their debut full-length album, Heliospectrum on September 30, 2016, and are now on tour with only a few Canadian dates including an upcoming stop at Hard Luck Bar in Toronto on April 4. If you’re unable to make that show, have no fear […]

Vikings announce Canadian tour dates

It’s been a very busy month for Winnipeg’s own VIKINGS. On March 10 the band released the latest EP Animal Kingdom and followed that up with the announcement of tour dates in Ontario and Quebec. As if that wasn’t busy enough they’ve also debuted their new music video for Queen of the Night! “Queen Of […]