Dearly Beloved

Toronto’s Dearly Beloved has certainly learned the value of putting its collective nose to the grindstone during the two years since it unleashed the striking stoner/shoegaze/psych/prog/Goth/punk/pop opus Hawk vs. Pigeon upon the world in 2012. That’s all Dearly Beloved has been doing: working. Then working a bit more, sliding in some more work on the way home and topping all that hard work off with a little extra hard work, just for good measure.

Die Mannequin

Neon Zero sees the band back in the groove. Make that a new groove. A neon groove. Neon Zero finds Die Mannequin not just resurrected but reborn. Rejuvenated. And retooling their wham-bam-thank-you-man punk and guttersnipe metal with an inspired injection of edgy electronics, big beats, massive melodies and polished production.

Gloryhound

In their formative years Gloryhound listened to Alice Cooper, The Ramones, Thin Lizzy and Iggy Pop. All of these influences can be heard in their self-styled form of rock, but their sound is truly their own. Simply put: “All stacks, no macs.”

Magneta Lane

The three young ladies of Magneta Lane are not, as far as we know, actual witches. They have, however, titled their spirited new EP Witchrock in tacit acknowledgement of what might be considered, at least in some fickle indie-rock and record-label circles, a bad reputation. They also have a habit of rocking out in a most unladylike fashion that, by times, brings to mind a host of other punkish female trailblazers.

Rival Sons

Pitched somewhere between the loose revivalism of Jack White and the groove of Alabama Shakes, Rival Sons possess a chimera-like character: a jazz -trained rhythm section that met at Isaac Hayes’ house, a garage-rock fuzzadelic guitar maestro, and a Blues rooted street singer with the powerful raw delivery of rock and the sensitivity of a Laurel Canyon trip.

Secret Broadcast

With their new album Filthy Souls, Secret Broadcast has arrived to rescue rock n’ roll.

The Boxer Rebellion

In an industry replete with egoism, showmanship and self-aggrandisement, The Boxer Rebellion have always remained refreshingly understated, whilst producing a musical output that is anything but.

The Cult

Born out of the ashes of the UK post-punk scene, The Cult evolved to become one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the late 20th century.

The Ghosts

It starts with an end…’The End’: the title of The Ghosts’ beautifully heartfelt debut album paradoxically reflects the beginnings of an outfit attempting to close the chapter on a run of tragic incidents in the lives of founding members Ian Palmer and Alex Starling. The painful loss of family members and close friends, near death experiences and failed relationships – “This is a way of hopefully turning a negative into a positive”, says Palmer.

98 Degrees

In June of 2012, all four original members - Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons – announced plans for their official reunion for which they gave their first television appearance in over 10 years on the Today Show in front of thousands of fans on the plaza. On May 7th, the band will release 2.0., their first studio album in over a decade and will embark on “The Package Tour” with NKOTB and Boyz II Men which will hit 47 North American cities in the summer of 2013.

Black Label Society

Zakk’s one funny dude, but take the guy seriously: he’s also a phenomenally successful musician and a certified metal deity. For over 20 years he served as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist, a collaboration that produced a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling album No More Tears (Wylde wrote all of the music) and Ozzmosis. He has won nearly every guitar award imaginable, and is a major influence on a new battalion of rock guitarists currently popular today.

Daniel O'Donnell

Entertainer Daniel O'Donnell has quickly made his mark in North America. With eleven Public Television shows (including his latest, Daniel O'Donnell Live From Nashville) and over 12.5 million CDs and DVDs sold world-wide, this Irish-born musical phenomenon has a vast fan base, eager to experience his trademark combination of country music, inspirational ballads, 60’s pop and Irish standards.

Dudley Perkins aka Declaime

His dynamic sophomore effort, entitled Expressions (2012 A.U.), takes an extended detour in the direction of Parliament’s Mothership Connection. The funk is strong this time around – as is the soul music that brought tears to the eyes of Dudley’s and Madlib’s aunts and uncles back in the golden days. Dudley continues his plaintive, introspective soul-searching – as well as his trademark questions of the future for mankind.

Emilie-Claire Barlow

For Juno award winning singer Emilie-Claire Barlow, there never was a Plan B. No day jobs or fallback plans in case music didn’t work out. “I’ve always been a singer,” she said. “I just knew that’s what I was, who I was and what I was always going to do.”

Jake Miller

Jake Miller, born November 28, 1992, is an American rapper, singer, musician and songwriter from Weston, Florida. In high school the multi-talented musician who taught himself to play the drums and guitar at a young age, put out a few homemade music videos on YouTube which immediately created a buzz and attracted the attention of music business insiders who began to guide Jake on his journey.

Jason Blaine

Jason’s Blaine new album, COUNTRY SIDE, is set to release nationally on October 23, 2015.

JD Era

With over a millions views on YouTube, Blogs, and overall steady online following this Toronto Artist is truly living up to the fact that he is one of Canada’s best lyricists and ghost writers. Applauded by his peers and other industry professionals for his freestyle flow, JD possess an unrelenting demeanor and competitive attitude that will most definitely continue to serve him well.

Joe Budden

"No Love Lost" is an album that will show my continued growth and evolution as an artist. This is an opportunity for my fans and hopefully some new ones to reconnect with me as I journey through this process. It will be an album for all to appreciate as I am articulating my transparent and authentic thoughts," says Budden.

Jordan Knight

Most recognized as the lead singer of New Kids on The Block, Knight was first introduced to fans through the group’s self-titled, debut album release in 1986. As a songwriter, he wrote his first Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit song “I’ll Be Your Everything” at the age of 17 for singer Tommy Page, which remained on the charts for 14 weeks and became RIAA certified gold.

Matt Dusk

With My Funny Valentine, the JUNO-nominated performer reintroduces and reinterprets Baker’s repertoire for a new generation — and comes home in the process. Recorded in Toronto, Dusk and an 80-piece orchestra are joined by GRAMMY award-winning trumpet and flugelhorn virtuoso Arturo Sandoval, JUNO award-winning jazz king Guido Basso, Canadian chanteuse Emilie-Claire Barlow and Straight No Chaser alum Ryan Ahlwardt — the 12-song album digs deep into Baker’s vast and varied catalogue.

Notes To Self

The Hip Hop group NOTES TO SELF features rappers Swamp Donkey and Roshin, producer/rapper Bronze One, world renowned DJ/turntablist DJ Dopey and writer/illustrator Elicser. For several years NOTES TO SELF has successfully created a group dynamic reminiscent of artists like De La Soul and Little Brother.

Raekwon

Nas, The Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, even 2Pac and his reincarnation Makaveli were influenced by what the Chef had cooked up. The culture and its artists were literally forced to change course after Cuban Linx, the proverbial boulder in the stream.

Sophie Milman

Sophie Milman is a charismatic young Russian-born, Israeli-raised, Toronto-based jazz vocalist who's well on her way to becoming an international sensation. Still in her twenties, she's been a household name in Canada since 2004, when her debut album established her as a major artist in her adopted home country. Since then, she's continued to take the jazz world by storm, topping the Billboard jazz and iTunes charts.

The Trews

Revered Canadian rockers The Trews are returning to the road in support of their upcoming EP, ...Thank You and I'm Sorry. But while the band has built its reputation belting their high-energy, arena-ready rock anthems from stages across the globe, this time out, audiences will get a glimpse of a different side of this multi-faceted foursome.

Two Hours Traffic

Two Hours Traffic's specialty has always been unforgettable pop melodies. Now, with a revamped lineup and a new producer behind the board, the award-winning Charlottetown band have honed their craft and created their catchiest, most focused album to date.

Wu Block

Wu Block's title is a portmanteau, which derives from Ghostface and Sheek's respective groups Wu-Tang Clan and D-Block (better known as The LOX). The album was originally going to be a collaboration by various members of Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface, Raekwon,Cappadonna and all three members of D-Block. But it ended up being narrowed down to just Ghostface and Sheek. However, various members from both camps make appearances.

Yasmin Gow

Yasmin Fudakowska-Gow is a yoga teacher, writer, activist, and the creator of a top selling yoga DVD series.

N.O.R.E

Poor Young Things

You can try and find a gutsier, harder working, more determined bunch than Toronto’s Poor Young Things. But even if you succeed, it’s doubtful you’ll also find one as clearly positioned for greatness. Just two years after collectively relocating from Thunder Bay, the pop-rock quintet has issued a massive, sweat-soaked, insanely confident debut, The Heart. The Head. The End.

Mobb Deep

Ghostface Killah

Born Dennis Coles in the projects of Staten Island, Ghostface Killahs unique lyrics and soulful sound eventually made him one of the most influential and prominent rap icons of his day. He first made a name for himself in the 1990s with the hip hop crew Wu-Tang Clan. After great success with the group, Ghostface was able to break out into a successful solo career, releasing multiple hit records and developing a massive following.

Sodom

Pop Evil

Since re-releasing their first record in 2008, Pop Evil has developed their following the hard way. They have toured the US continuously since their first release, playing nearly 400 shows in two years and only taking time off to record their new album, War of Angels.

Rich Boy

Queensryche

Snoop Lion

a 2012 trip to Jamaica convinced Snoop Dog that reggae was his true calling and that he should assume the Rasta name Snoop Lion. Granted to Snoop by a Jamaican high priest, the name was first floated during a summer 2012 press conference introducing the debut Snoop Lion single, "La La La," which was released on the Berhane Sound System label and produced by Major Lazer. The track would land on Snoop Lion's debut reggae album, the appropriately titled Reincarnated, which landed in 2013.

Michael Kaeshammer

Michael Kaeshammer’s genius continues to garner widespread critical attention, awards and honours of every kind, and audience acclamation in vociferous agreement that there is no brighter star on the jazz horizon. His 2009 release “Lovelight” showcases his further evolution as a singer and songwriter.

G & D

G&D is formed by Las Vegas-based Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins a.k.a. Declaime.

Quasimoto

Quasimoto (also known as Lord Quas) is the alter ego or the side project of hip hop producer Madlib, from Oxnard, California. Quas is known for his distinctive high-pitched voice attained by playing the original beat at a slow speed, recording the vocals over that slow speed, then speeding the vocals along with the original beat back up to its original tempo.

Dio

Bruce Cockburn

The Garifuna Collective

Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective's 2007 album "Watina" was widely praised as a masterpiece and introduced the world to the soulful melodies and powerful rhythms of the Garifuna people of Central America. On Ayo ("Goodbye" in the Garifuna language) The Garifuna Collective have created a magical album whose songs of heartbrake, hope and joy will take your breath away.

Chimaira

Chimaira is an American heavy metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1998, the group is a notable member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal scene. The band's name is derived from the word Chimera, a monstrous creature in Greek mythology. Their musical style is mainly groove metal, tied-along with metalcore, industrial metal, nu metal and death metal influences.

Crash Karma

When they roared to life with their super-powered debut album in 2010, the members of this Can-Rock dream team — singer Edwin, guitarist Mike Turner, drummer Jeff Burrows and bassist Amir Epstein — were musical peers with separate but equal pasts. Almost three years later to the day, with their fittingly titled sophomore album Rock Musique Deluxe, they have grown into a band of brothers with a shared musical vision they’re willing to fight for. Even among themselves.

Anathema

Anathema have been at the forefront of the UK rock/metal movement for many years. They began their journey as pioneers of melodic heavy music, influencing a myriad of bands to follow them, before outgrowing all genres and limitations as they fearlessly explored new territory and new ways to express feeling through sound.

Katatonia

The passing of time brings longer shadows and darker thoughts to the human mind. Melancholy’s cry is never far from our ears, even in the happiest of times. But while there is no true answer to the meaning of our brief lives, music will always be a reliable and trustworthy companion through fear and uncertainty.

The Stepkids

The Stepkids formed in 2009 after playing in bands and as sidemen for other musicians for years. Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Gitelman, bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Dan Edinberg and drummer/vocalist Tim Walsh—came together to “really get back to the nucleus of why we play music to begin with, to go back to the art,” notes Gitelman.

Jyoti

Mat Joly

Ex-Mobile front man Mat Joly returns with a new solo album.

Gyptian

Gyptian returns with a new album Sex, Love and Reggae.

Diana Panton

Diana Panton has quietly become one of the brightest lights on the jazz scene today. Her work has been consistently praised by listeners and music critics alike for her ethereal vocals, exceptional song selection and heartfelt renditions. "Her diaphanous vocal sound never insists and her high speed vibrato is like the beat of a hummingbird's heart - natural, untainted and pure." (Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, Wholenote Magazine

Putumayo

Devin Townsend

Hopsin

“The whole thing that got me here was controversy,” admits Hopsin. In 2010, The Panorama City, California native’s back was against the wall. He was unhappily signed to Eazy-E’s former label with a debut (Gazing At The Moonlight) failing to meet his artistic and commercial expectations after years of acting on a major network and a feature film. Hardly a “kiddie rapper,” the emcee took to the Internet and released, “Sag My Pants,” an instant rewind.

Matt Anderson

With over 5 million views on YouTube, a 2013 European Blues Award, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth.

Big Sugar

Yardstyle—13 tracks of languidly-paced, percussion-heavy acoustic reggae. A fragrant spiritual groundation. This heavy, heavy musical statement, runs the gamut from classics like "Turn The Lights On" to brand new cuts "Calling All the Youth" and "Police Bway the Vampire". Featuring Reggae legend Willi Williams and an extended family of brethren, this is the heartbeat sound of Big Sugar.

Serge Fiori

1970 marks the birth of Canadian progressive rock band Harmonium. The band undertook a first tour across Québec in 1971 and went on to record their first, self-titled album, which ultimately shot Harmonium, and its lead-singer and musician Serge Fiori, straight to stardom.

Ace Frehley

Hot on the platform boot heels of his 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ACE FREHLEY has announced Origins Vol. 1, a collection of 12 newly recorded classic rockers from Ace's formative years featuring some of the biggest names in music

Overkill

Experimentation, stylistic departures, overtures toward the mainstream? That’s somebody else’s game. In a time before MTV’s abysmal “Jersey Shore” or HBO’s magnificent “The Sopranos,” New Jersey blessed the world with Overkill. A heavy metal institution established at the forefront of the burgeoning American thrash movement, with one boot in the gutter and one fist railing against the polish of lesser pretenders.

Steven Wilson

One of the most eclectic and prolific artists in rock music, Steven Wilson has been writing, recording, and producing music continuously since the age of 10

The Mahones

From an Irish pub to an Academy Award winning movie: The Mahones have come a long way in 24 years! Heralded as pioneers of the Irish punk scene, and internationally recognized as one of the best and hardest working punk outfits around, The Mahones formed on St. Patrick’s Day in 1990, and have been working on their own brand of Irish punk ever since. With a working class ethic and a love of classic punk, Finny McConnell formed the band to combine his love of punk rock and his Irish culture.

Unearth

After an awe-inspiring 15 years of blazing trails and dominating stages, Unearth is now institutionalized as a relentless force in heavy metal, standing the test of time with consistently triumphant creative output, tireless road warrior resilience, Blue Collar style workmanship and a resolute determination to deliver the goods.

Bachman

Few artists can claim to have made a bigger impact on popular music than Randy Bachman, widely regarded as the "architect of Canadian rock n' roll," His list of unforgettable anthems turned pop-culture touchstones includes such hits as “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” "Taking Care of Business," "Looking Out for #1" and "Let It Ride" for Bachman-Turner Overdrive; and "American Woman," "No Sugar Tonight," “Undun” and "These Eyes" with The Guess Who.

Dan Talevski

Millions of people have seen him sing on YouTube. He’s been signed to a major record label. Groomed for stardom alongside Justin Bieber. Toured with Backstreet Boys. Worked in the studio with will.i.am. Written songs for Shawn Desman, Danny Fernandes, Keshia Chante and others. And now, with Guilty as Sin, his debut single for eOne Music Canada, he’s poised to take his rightful place as Canada’s next musical sensation.

Jesse Cook

For Jesse Cook, music has been a journey. Sonically and literally.

Natalie MacMaster

When two become ONE, musical magic happens. That is most certainly the case with this new album from Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy. These two award-winning fiddle virtuosos have each enjoyed phenomenally successful careers on their own, but ONE marks their recording debut as a duo.

The Wild!

They are The Wild! And they are crazy. Hey, what else did you expect?

Theo Fleury

“My life is a country song.” When Theo Fleury says that, it’s hard to argue. From his small-town upbringing to the heights of hockey glory, from the depths of sexual abuse and alcoholism to his current health and happiness, the Canadian icon’s 47 years come packed with enough triumph and tragedy to inspire not just a single song but an entire album.

The Standstills

One thing you need to know about The Standstills: They don’t. “Yeah, our band name is underselling what we do onstage,” admits singer-guitarist Jonny Fox, front half of the hard-hitting blues-rock duo. “But we think it’s better to undersell than oversell.”

Drowning Pool

Giant riffs, crowd moving grooves and monstrous vocals are the tools with which Drowning Pool build triumph out of tragedy, steadily evolve without compromise, and remain true to their supporters with 15 years’ worth of remarkable fortitude and attitude. The heavy music minded group of Texans saw each of their last three albums (including 2013’s career redefining Resilience) debut in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Hard.

Holy Fuck

Holy Fuck took the world by surprise around 2005 because there was just nothing like them—a hardcore thrift-store found-object punk band with a relentless commitment to rhythm and a sense for atmosphere better matched to a close encounter of the third kind than a simple rock concert.

Zakk Wylde

Don’t ask what Zakk Wylde has been up to in the two decades that passed between the release of the singer and guitar legend’s debut solo album, Book of Shadows, and its newly-minted, equally moving and introspective sequel, Book of Shadows II.

Avatar

The clown has snuck out from the circus and is climbing through your bedroom window. Now he wants to tell you a story.

Snoop Dogg

COOLAID, the new album from Snoop Dogg with guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Jeremih, E40, Too Short and featuring production from Swizz Beatz, Just Blaze, Timbaland and more.

Black Crown Initiate

The inescapable knowledge of inevitable impending physical death is but one burden of human consciousness. Consider the notion that awareness itself is a curse, a tool for knowing that nothing is truly knowable? What if the awareness of existence leads to the discovery that there is no existence, or if there is, it is impossible to ever describe?

The Game

LAST YEAR, THE GAME MADE HISTORY BEING THE FIRST ARTIST TO RELEASE TWO TOP 5 CHARTING ALBUMS IN CONSECUTIVE WEEKS ON THE BILLBOARD CURRENT ALBUMS CHART WITH THE DOCUMENTARY 2 & 2.5 SETS.

River Tiber

River Tiber is Toronto producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Tommy Paxton-Beesley.

MSTRKRFT

The Canadian electronic music agitators have formally announce the record’s title OPERATOR and July 22 release date on Last Gang Records, along with a new song “Party Line.”

DJ Drama

DJ Drama is more than a name. It’s a brand—one that music aficionados the world over have come to respect and trust.

Foghat

Foghat’s live performances show why the band is still around today and why they will be able to keep on rockin’ as long as they want. This band truly is timeless.

Charlotte Day Wilson

Charlotte Day Wilson is a 24-year old singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto.

Dope

Over the course of a decade Dope has recorded 6 studio albums, established an incredibly devoted touring fan base, and sold more than a million albums worldwide.

Harrison

Harrison is happening. In a few short years, the prodigious Toronto producer has gone from teenage bedroom beatmaker showcasing his homemade, sample-savvy wares on Soundcloud to hotly tipped studio savant positioned at the frontlines of the city’s R&B renaissance.

NxWorries

YES LAWD! As temping as it may be to just let that exclamation suffice as your sole introduction to NxWorries, we should go a little deeper.