Not-to-be-missed performances at 2017 Festival d’été de Québec

Two of our Toronto contributors, Cassandra Popescu and Nicole Wolfe, will be packing their bags and heading east to cover the 2017 Festival d’été de Québec in July.  This festival runs from July 6-16 at many indoor and outdoor venues across the city and is absolutely JAM-PACKED with a wonderful lineup of Canadian and International artists. […]

Photo Review – Comfortably Numb – Canada’s Pink Floyd Show

Who: Comfortably Numb – Canada’s Pink Floyd Show Venue:  Mavricks Music Hall Where: Barrie, ON Mavricks Music Hall in partnership with Impact Live Events and Rock 95 played host to Comfortably Numb – Canada’s Pink Floyd Show on May 12th.  This is one show that has to be experienced live to get the full experience from it.  Our […]

Review – One In The Chamber

Albums: The Boston Session: Bootleg Demos and Live From The Rockpile Release Date: March 10, 2017 (physical copy); May 12, 2017 (digital release) Download Genre: Rock It is not very often that Canadian Beats gets to toot our horn for one of our very own contributors.  However today we can proudly announce that today, Toronto rockers, One In The […]

Photo Review – One Bad Son, Say Yes & Crown Lands

Who: One Bad Son, Say Yes and Crown Lands Venue: The Moustache Club Where: Oshawa, ON One Bad Son toured across Ontario in April in support of their hit single, “Raging Bull”, which was just reached the #1 position on Canadian rock charts as the tour came to a close!  They brought along with them two hard […]

Photo Review – SickKids Solidarity 2017

Who: SickKids Solidarity Venue: Mavrick’s Music Hall Where: Barrie, ON Mavrick’s Music Hall featured an evening of spectacular tributes to The Offspring, Guns N’ Roses, Rage Against The Machine and The Tragically Hip all in the name of raising money for SickKids Hospital in Toronto.  This is the third show in four years for this annual event.  Organizer, Dan […]

Review – Return For Refund

Album: Lift You Up Release Date: March 24, 2017 Download Genre: Hard Rock Photo credit: Nicole Wolfe (Solis Splendor Photography) Return For Refund, a hard rock band from Toronto, have revealed the next chapter in their story with the follow-up to their debut, self-titled EP in 2014.  Their newest EP, Lift You Up was released independently on March […]

Audio Interview – Inside the Music with Ryan Howes

For this edition of Inside The Music we are featuring Ryan Howes, the Creative Director of Republic Live.  Republic Live is a live entertainment company whose flagship events are Boots and Hearts Music Festival and WayHome Music Festival, which are held each summer at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds just north of Toronto.  Canadian Beats contributor, Nicole Wolfe, caught up with Howes during Canadian […]