Review – The Royal Oui

Album: This is Someday Release Date: May 19th Download Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock After a 3 year hiatus, Canadian-America husband and wife duo The Royal Oui release their much awaited second album This is Someday hot on the heels of their new single “All About You”. The lead single and its quirky accompanying video from Canadian filmmaker […]

Photo Review – Close Talker, Lost Cousins & GREY \\ WATER

Artists: Close Talker, Lost Cousins, GREY \\ WATER Genre: Indie pop, Rock Venue: Adelaide Hall, Toronto When: May 11, 2017 Close Talker stopped by Toronto during their spring tour with Kingston rockers Lost Cousins and Toronto dream pop darlings GREY \\ WATER.  GREY \\ WATER opened the show with a captivating set, and pulled listeners […]

Photo Review – Iduna

Who: Iduna, Bike Club & Return for Refund When: May 13, 2017 Where: Adelaide Hall, Toronto ON Talk about rock and roll! I had the pleasure of attending a pretty badass show with headliner Iduna with supporters Return for Refund and Bike Club. I felt a true rockstar vibe as I walked into Return for Refund’s […]

Review – Sebastian Owl

Album: From The Ashes Release date: April 4, 2017 Download Genre: Rock/Folk Earthy, unedited, and energetic, Manitoba-based band Sebastian Owl are hitting home with their 9-track album, From The Ashes. Folk at their roots, the group draws inspiration from Blues and Country, blending it together in a myriad of jazzy instrumentals and harmony-rich choruses. Lulling […]

Five Questions With Letters From Pluto

We recently caught up with Edmonton based independent Pop/Rock/ Electronic artist, Letters From Pluto. Letters From Pluto has had an exciting few years, releasing her first EP last April, winning HOT 107’s 2016 HOT Factor contest, and so much more! We are sure 2017 will be just as exciting for this talented artist. Care to […]

Laura Marling at Danforth Music Hall

Canadian Beats Passport – Show Review – Laura Marling and Valley Queen

Who: Laura Marling, Valley Queen When: May 10, 2017 Where: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto Words by Dave Pihlaja, edited by Janine Wong The stage and equipment were decorated with flowers, looking more akin to a wedding reception than a concert venue when Laura Marling and her band took to the stage. Opening the night was Valley […]

Countdown to Pouzza Fest 2017 – Interview with The Dirty Nil

Photo Credit: Jonathan Ely Cass Montreal’s Pouzza Fest takes place this month from May 19-21, and we’re happy to count down to this festival with you, which is coming up quick. We will be chatting with a number of the Canadian lineup to get everyone ready for the big event! Dundas, ON based rock band, The […]