Hamilton: DreamCast

By Regina Sienra and Donna Lowe Hamilton (Definitely not the city in Ontario. The big musical that made Broadway cool again) has broken records, indeed, but one of its biggest achievements is bringing rap and [...]

Little Scream makes a new dance up in her new video

By Nick Jean Not satisfied with getting you chair dancing, Little Scream is introducing the world to bed dancing (mattress dancing?) Premiering today is the official music video for "Dark Dance," the third track on [...]

Your boy Shad is back with a new name and sound

For today's daily discussion, head over here Background photo credit: Justin Broadbent By Regina Sienra You’ve probably never heard this side of him before. In a completely unexpected move, Shad, beloved rapper from Toronto and host [...]

Your Summer Songs: An OurBasement Playlist

By Nick Jean Last week, I asked you for suggestions of "summer" songs. What made a "summer" song was entirely up to you, and boy did you deliver. We've once again broken the record for [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Categories: Playlists|Tags: , , |82 Comments

Polaris Shortlist Announced

The countdown clock is finally winding down. We're just hours away from the announcement of this year's Polaris Music Prize Shortlist. The 40 albums below will soon cut down to ten. Art Bergmann, The Apostate [...]


Since the release of Forgiveness Rock Record on 2010 and the world tour that followed, the members of Broken Social Scene have focused on their solo projects. With an average of one or two shows [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |7 Comments

Slow Down Molasses releases “Moon Queen”, first song from upcoming record

It looks like Slow Down Molasses, the Saskatoon dream-pop band, never really stop working. Just over a year after the release of their third album, Burnt Black Cars, the five piece have announced the release [...]

Fast Romantics’ “Julia” wins SOCAN Songwriting Prize

The 2016 SOCAN Songwriting Prize was awarded today to the Toronto-via-Calgary band Fast Romantics for their song “Julia,” beating out the likes of Polaris Music Prize nominees The Strumbellas, Dilly Dally and Andy Shauf. Each [...]

#SiMH – The Planet Smashers

Remember ska? Of course you do. You heard it in the playlist on Friday. In the course of making that list, I found myself loving those tracks. A lot. So much, I've had The Planet [...]

It's raining Mann: Surprise album release from 2014 Searchlight winner

Out of nowhere, we have a whole new album from 2014 CBC Searchlight winner Lauren Mann (then of Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk). Dearestly, Mann said in her announcement, is a chronicle of [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Categories: New Music, News|Tags: , , , |7 Comments