Yesterday I posted part 1 of TWM’s 2 part series previewing the acts we are bringing from Newfoundland to Toronto for Canadian Music Week. Follow the above link for the backstory. In this article, we preview the last five acts coming with us. Be sure to check out their set times and plug them into your CMW calendar so you can truly experience what “having a time” is all about. Continue reading
We are now less than a month away from Canadian Music Week–which is weird to say because by now we’d usually be a month beyond CMW. But here in St. John’s we’ve been building towards CMW since October as me and Ian Newton–owner of CBTG’s, a fantastic downtown live venue–have worked to bring as many Newfoundland acts as possible with us to Toronto for this year’s festival. Continue reading
So in case you didn’t know–and well, there is a good chance you didn’t know because FB only shows a small percentage of you my posts–I am going to be in Toronto this week as of Thursday the 20th! Continue reading
But here I am five-plus months into mine–and make no mistake, I am aware of how lucky I am to have this opportunity. Everybody makes mistakes in their lives, take missteps in whatever career is it that you choose, but it’s even easier to slip up when you are in a career without a defined path or established rules.
I fully believe that with a few different decisions or moves I could have been one of the major players in the Toronto music scene. Some of you might say that I actually was, but I’d disagree. I could have been. I made and continue to make an impact on that music scene and have helped hundreds of bands–a few dozen significantly. We had some of the craziest shows the city has ever seen and made friendships that will last a lifetime. But I also got caught up in this idea of what I had to be and became so obsessed with it that it sometimes stunted my ability to move forward. Continue reading
It’s been a while since we ran a First Spin Monologues on the website–then again, it has been a while since the website has been as active with new posts and content as it has been of late. The feature was always meant to be reserved for special bands who mean a lot to us, where we wanted to be the ones who shared their music with you for the first time. South of Bloor is one of those bands, and we can’t wait for you to hear/stream The Street exclusively and for the first time on Two Way Monologues. Continue reading
Here’s something a little bit different from the other spotlights I have done so far. When Ian and I decided to do this competition, we made it clear we would be willing to accept any genres to compete and that it would include both a band and a solo/acoustic component. A lot of the solo acts that are competing don’t have a lot online yet, so I won’t be able to profile them, but I will be writing about those that I can. Continue reading