Review – BA Johnston

Album:  Gremlins 3 Release Date: March 3, 2017 Download Genre: The Contraband Sneak-In-While-You-Are-Serving-Your-Weekend-Jail-Sentences Album One Line Review:  Halifax based BA Johnston proves he is The Weakerthans’ blue-collared second cousin, Mr. Plow’s best friend, and the Canadian answer to the Dead Milkmen, with the much needed (non-sequitur) soundtrack to the much-needed (never-filmed) movie Gremlins 3. Full Review:  […]

Photo Review – Hillsburn

Who: Hillsburn When: February 27, 2017 Where: Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON This past Monday, Nova Scotia’s own Hillsburn played a great set at the Horseshoe Tavern. Their unique brand of folk-pop was well received by the energetic crowd (I guess someone forgot to tell them it was a Monday) as their angelic harmonies filled the […]

Hillsburn release video for “Low Light”

Photo Credit: Paul Aarntzen Halifax, NS based indie-folk quintet Hillsburn has released the video for their new single, “Low Light”. The single is off of their upcoming sophomore album which is set for release in the coming months. When asked about the video, the band states: “‘Low Light’, tracks a young couple’s relationship. Both song […]

Five Questions With Cassie and Maggie

Nova Scotian sisters, Cassie and Maggie MacDonald have recently announced the release of their album, The Willow Collection, as well as maritime tour dates. We are happy to have had the chance to chat with them for a segment of Five Questions With! Care to introduce yourself to our readers? Maggie and I are sisters […]

Photo Review- Rose Cousins & Port Cities

Who: Rose Cousins, Port Cities When: February 15, 2017 Where: Centre In The Square, Kitchenern, ON Nova Scotia singer/songwriter Rose Cousins visits Kitchener ON for an intimate on-stage concert. Opening the night was fellow NS band Port Cities to lend a supporting hand. Canadian Beats was happy to be their and bring you this photo review. Port […]

Arkells & Frank Turner succeed in making Halifax party like it’s a Friday…on a snowy Wednesday night

Who: Arkells & Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls When: February 15, 2017 Where: Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, NS Photo Credit: Norma Young The week before Hamilton, ON band, Arkells hit the Maritimes we were hammered down with numerous snow storms. This actually resulted in the Moncton, NB stop being cancelled and no doubt deterred […]

Review – Port Cities

Album: Port Cities Release Date: February 10, 2017 Download Genre: Pop I hadn’t heard of Port Cities before and after the very first song off of their new self-titled debut album, I immediately regretted it. From the first beat and the first lyric to the very last song, I enjoyed every second from start to […]