Review – Leeroy Stagger

Album: Love Versus Release Date: April 7, 2017 Download Genre: Folk/Rock Photo credit: Johann Wall Love Versus is the 11th studio album (via True North Records) by Lethbridge-based singer-songwriter, Leeroy Stagger, who entered the Canadian music scene over a decade ago.   He has toured with the likes of Modest Mouse, Pixies and Steve Earle.  Stagger’s music […]

Photo Review – Said The Whale tour with Fast Romantics in Toronto

Who: Said The Whale & Fast Romantics Venue: Lee’s Palace Where: Toronto, ON Last week at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, West Coast indie rockers, Said The Whale celebrated the beginning of their cross-Canada tour and the release of the album with back-to-back shows with Fast Romantics, who are joining them on tour.  The show was completely SOLD OUT and […]

Photo Review – Tom Cochrane with Red Rider – Mad Mad World Tour in Oshawa

Who: Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Meghan Patrick Venue:  Tribute Communities Centre Where: Oshawa, ON Tom Cochrane with Red Rider have hit the road across Canada this spring to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the release of Mad Mad World.  Canadian Beats contributor, Nicole Wolfe, caught up with the tour in Oshawa last week at the Tribute Communities Centre. […]

Review – Said The Whale

Album: As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide Release Date: Marcy 31, 2017 Download Genre: Indie Rock The fifth studio album for Vancouver-based indie rockers, Said The Whale, was released today via Hidden Pony Records.  The band has entered uncharted waters with As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide.  The now smaller band consisting of the […]

Interview with Jim Dan Dee

Jim Dan Dee, a self-described ‘bourbon fuelled funkabilly grunge blues’ band from Toronto, have been making some substantial waves in the Toronto music scene lately.  They have performed several shows locally, including two at the famous Cherry Cola’s and have an upcoming Eastern Canadian tour planned in co-operation with Jim Beam bourbon.  The band is […]

Countdown to Canadian Beats 4th Anniversary – Part 2

We are only one day away from celebrating Canadian Beats 4th Anniversary. Here is Part 2 of our 3 part feature, introducing you to many of our contributors and talking about some of our favourite moments. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. Name: The Riz When You Joined CB: April 16, […]

Photo Review – RALPH EP Release Party

Who: RALPH Venue: Drake Underground Where: Toronto, ON Toronto-based pop/disco/soul artists, RALPH, performed to a SOLD OUT crowd last night at the Drake Underground for her EP Release Party.  Her self-titled EP debuted on March 3 with 604 Records.  RALPH has been identify by both Spotify and Buzzfeed as an artist to watch in 2017.   The Drake Underground provided a warm, intimate […]