Playlist Friday: A Canadian Indie Autumn

It is officially autumn and we have a playlist for the season. Autumn is from Sept 22 to Dec 21 and hopefully will ease us into the next season gently. It may feel like summer [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , , |65 Comments

New releases for the week ending September 29th 2017

Adaline - Aquatic Acoustic As its titled implies, the new EP features a selection of stripped-down versions of songs from Adaline's most recent record. Previously released single "Entertainer" made the cut for the acoustic album, [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: New Music|Tags: , , , , , , |23 Comments

Sean Nicholas – “Opposing Truths” and “Lifestyles”

Surprise! Sean Nicholas Savage has shared two new tracks called "Opposing Truths" and "Lifestyles" announcing his new album Yummycoma. Yummycoma is due out on Friday the 13th of October via digital & cassette. SNS is [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Categories: New Music|Tags: |31 Comments

ICYMI for Tuesday 26th September 2017

Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers to stop touring after 35 years Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers, the musical comedy group that's been entertaining Newfoundlanders and Labradorians for more than three decades, will be [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: New Music|44 Comments

Winnie Brave – Moonshine

Winnie Brave is a husband-and-wife, highway-storming, americana/soul duo. They can often be found touring all across the country in their 1976 Winnebago and they’ll be hitting the road again shortly (dates below) to support their [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: New Music, Video Release|Tags: |22 Comments

Playlist Friday: WCMA 2017 Winners

BreakOut West was in Edmonton this past weekend, Sept 13-17th, 2017 and the winners of the Western Canadian Music Awards were announced. Below is a list of the nominees with the winners in red print. [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Awards, Playlists|Tags: , , |49 Comments

New releases for the week ending September 22nd 2017

Archspire - Relentless Mutation Archspire have also delved into more unorthodox and experimental territory on this record, with layers of mesmerizing dynamics that enhance their unique sound. The title track features progressive melodies, while the [...]

Photos from Polaris 2017

(and the last time we will mention it for a while, promise) Our good friend Lenny Wu (aka WildWorks) attended this week's Polaris Gala as a member of the media and was kind enough to [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: News|9 Comments

ICYMI for Tuesday 19th September 2017

Lido Pimienta launches expletive-driven speech as she wins Polaris Music Prize Singer Lido Pimienta ripped into organizers of the Polaris Music Prize with an expletive-laden tirade over sound troubles with her performance as she accepted [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: News|50 Comments

Polaris Music Prize 2017

By Darlene Barss Today is the day we discover which artist will win the $50,000 Polaris Music Prize for 2017. I have enjoyed being a part of the  Polaris Music Prize process as a juror this year [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Playlist, Playlists, Polaris Music Prize|Tags: , , |106 Comments