Concerts

Goddo to Perform Live on June 28, 2014 at Oshawa Music Hall

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Goddo will be performing live at Oshawa Music Hall (formally The Marquee) on Saturday June 28th, with original members; vocalist Greg Godovitz, guitarist Gino Scarpelli and drummer Doug Inglis. Local special guests Tri-Pod & Justin Cooper will be opening the night’s performance.  General admission tickets for their Saturday June 28th performance are tiered, meaning prices increase the longer you wait.

Goddo, a Canadian band from Scarborough, Ontario, formed in 1975 and released the single Louie Louie on A&M Records Canada.  In 1977, the band was signed to Polydor Records and its self-titled debut album was released later that year.  The group followed up their debut release with ‘If Indeed It’s Lonely At The Top... Who Cares... It’s Lonely At The Bottom Too’ in 1978, ‘An Act of Goddo’ in 1979 and their chart-topping ‘Pretty Bad Boys’ in 1981. Goddo is currently signed to Bullseye Records of Canada and continue to celebrate over 30 years in the business.

Concert Info:
Date: Saturday June 28th, 2014
Doors open at 9:00PM
Event: 19+  
Venue: Oshawa Music Hall, 39 King St E, Oshawa, ON

Advance tickets are available in person at Wilson & Lee Music Store (87 Simcoe St N, Oshawa).  For more info or E-tickets, visit: www.AdmiralLive.ca

For more info visit: www.goddo.biz 

The Cooper Brothers Celebrate their 40th Anniversary with Concert in Ottawa, Ontario

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The Cooper Brothers will celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a very special performance at Centrepointe Theatre on Friday, March 21 at 8:00 pm. The band will be joined by some surprise special guests and will go deep into their catalogue, performing their many hits, alongside lesser known gems from the past and songs from their brand new album “Southbound.”

In 1974, a young Ottawa band named THE COOPER BROTHERS, lead by brothers Dick and Brian Cooper and Terry King, hit the airwaves with a song called "Finally with You" produced by their good friend, and fellow Ottawan, Les Emmerson.  The music world promptly took note of their catchy songs, their intricate vocal harmonies and their unique country rock sound.

By 1978 they had scored an international record deal with legendary Georgia-based Capricorn Records and a string of hits followed including “The Dream Never Dies”, “Rock 'n Roll Cowboys”, “Know Her  When I See Her” and “Show Some Emotion” hitting the charts both here in Canada and in the U.S.  At the height of their career, the band toured extensively throughout North America, opening for such diverse artists as  The Doobie Brothers,  James Taylor,  Joe Cocker, Charlie Daniels, Atlanta Rhythm Section, McGuinn, Clark and Hillman and AC/DC.

Fred’Angelo to perform at ItalFest Ferragosto in Mississauga, Ontario

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Imported from France to Canada, Fred’Angelo is set to perform at ItalFest Ferragosto in the City (Mississauga) on Saturday, August 10, 2013.

Some extraordinary events have taken place for Parisian-born multi-cultural recording artist Fred’Angelo while celebrating his Italian heritage in Canada.

Following his debut performance at the CHIN Picnic in Toronto to his first Canadian audience of 5,000 fans and in advance of his upcoming August 10 concert at ItalFest in Mississauga, d’Angelo took time out to find two branches of his Sicilian roots.

Fred’s relative Luigi left Sicily at age 19 to find his fortune in North America. Luigi’s daughters, all married now, lost touch with their Sicilian family. With Luigi long since gone, it was a difficult process to locate the American daughters and their families who all live in the Buffalo area. Two branches of the family were recently re-united with Fred.

Fred was greeted at the border by his American cousin who introduced him to a large gathering of relatives all anxious to meet their French cousin of Sicilian descent. The stateside daytrip included a visit to the cemetery to see Luigi is buried, a lifelong dream for Fred who intuitively felt he would one day find this missing link in his family tree. When Fred decided to come to Canada to celebrate his Italian heritage at the CHIN Picnic and ItalFest, he was only hoping this dream could be fulfilled and is grateful for this turn of events.

Toto to launch North American Tour in July

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Toto has now announced what will be the band’s first full North American tour in almost a decade.

Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of Toto.  As individuals, the band members’ imprint can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a HALF A BILLION albums.  Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations.  Band members have been South Park characters, and Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake recently did a comedy sketch around the band's hit  "Africa."  As a band, Toto sold 35 million albums, and today continue to be a worldwide arena draw staging standing room only events around the globe.  They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles, and 35 years in to a career enjoy a multi-generational fan base.

The band has just concluded a European tour that hit 29 cities and visited such countries as: Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

Fred’Angelo Set For North American Debut

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Direct from France, Fred’Angelo will be celebrating his Italian heritage on Canada Day in Toronto July 1st at the Scotiabank International CHIN Picnic and August 10th at Mississauga Ital Fest Ferragosto in the City.

A traditional time-proven strategy for achieving a measure of success in the music industry is to create something original, put it on record and see if you can get radio to play it.  With the airplay comes the recognition and the opportunity to develop a fan base which could result in ticket sales for live shows.

Now that only works if radio is playing what the public want to hear.

D'Angelo to perform Mississauga Ital Fest FerragostoD'Angelo to perform Mississauga Ital Fest FerragostoSometimes an artist emerges from the fray, ahead of the curve. Fred’Angelo is one of those artists. Fred has shows of every size, including a large production choreographed by Cirque du Soleil’s Yves Barta with lavish special effects. Fred’s legion of fans across Europe rarely hear him on radio.His name has spread by word of mouth, friend to friend and fan to fan.

Late to the Prom – Turn Back Time with Proud FM

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103.9 Proud FM wants to turn back time.

For the girl who really wanted to wear a tux, for the quarterback who wanted to slow dance with the tight end, for all the kids who hid out behind the punch bowl...or skipped prom altogether because established categories couldn't handle our vibrant range of gender expression, this is your chance to ‘Turn Back Time’.

Join Proud FM kick off the Pride festivities in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday June 25th in the ballroom of the Gladstone Hotel, for a prom to remember. Enjoy music, dancing and a Slow Jam DJ Battle between DJ Scrumptious Booty and Proud FM's own DJ Bingo Bob.

If you ever wished for the chance to go to prom with the date you really wanted...now is your chance!

Door Proceeds support Rainbow Camp, a registered charity summer camp for LGBTQ youth.  Rainbow Camp is a one-week camp for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning, and allied (LGBTQA) youth, their siblings and children in Queer families. Rainbow Camp is committed to developing a camp community which honours creativity, individual choice, and social justice while having fun. Rainbow Camp is for youth ages 13-17 and runs from July 14-19. Rainbow Camp provides opportunities for campers to make new friends and develop skills through traditional camp programming and innovative curriculum, while being able to be yourself. Visit www.rainbowcamp.ca.

Must See Shows in June

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Down at Nathan Phillips Square (Queen/Bay) Saturday (Jun.22) they’re raising the spirits with a soulful and rootsy double bill from Mavis Staples and Dr. John. Expect to get funky.

The tenured professor of slow burn jazz Dr. Lonnie Smith takes over The Horseshoe (370 Queen St. W) Jun. 24.

The HerbaliserThe HerbaliserUK hip-hop pioneers and cross-genre pollinators The Herbaliser make a rare T.Dot appearance at The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W)

Friday (Jun.28) is da time, Nocturne (550 Queen St. W) is da place for the muchly anticipated debut of the Jakes On A Plane mixtape from buzzed about rapper Jake Bluez.

Elephant Stone Bring New Album To Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall April 13 w/openers The Black Angels

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Montreal based quintet Elephant Stone and magnetic frontman Rishi Dhir are internationally renowned for their unique Hindie rock. That’s a seductive mashup of indie rock, traditional Indian music and neopsychedelia that’ll get ya 'dancin’n’trancin’.

Their sophomore self-titled album recently dropped digitally and on vinyl via Hidden Pony Records, so expect lots of new material, including current hot tracks “Heavy Moon” and “Setting Sun".

Listen to “Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin” and “Heavy Moon” on 
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Elephant Stone’s self-titled second album defines the unique sound the band has been building over the last three years and two releases. Like many great albums before, Elephant Stone defies categorization. Instead, each song is a musical journey that ebbs and flows from BJM-style rollers, to Caribou dance floor rumblers, to REM-stylejanglers, to Hindustani raga spiritualizers and back again.

Arguably the best show in the T.Dot this Saturday night.

Lenny Stoute

Liverpool’s Own China Crisis at Hugh’s Room on April 28

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China Crisis is an English pop/rock band, formed in 1979 in Kirkby, near Liverpool, Merseyside with a core of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. Their output was pop music similar in style to that of New Wave but with strong similarities to the post-punk movement of the early 1980s, namely inclusion of a broader range of musical influences and occasional flirtation with political commentary. Throughout their career, China Crisis has seen moderate success in the United Kingdom with ten hit singles between August 1982 and January 1987 and six albums, as well as commercial success in Western Europe, Australia and the Americas.

Sharing an affection for Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, David Bowie, and Brian Eno, Daly and Lundon played with various Knowsley post-punk groups. Daly then spent time tinkering with synthesizers and a drum machine. Along with Lundon, Daly began writing songs. The pair eventually asked drummer and percussionist Dave Reilly to join them, and in 1982 they released their debut single "African and White" as China Crisis on the independent record label, Inevitable. In June 1982, they supported the former Television guitarist, Tom Verlaine, at London's Venue.

Taylor Swift Sued By Failed Ottawa Capital Hoedown

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Country superstar Taylor Swift was booked to headline the much publicized Capital Hoedown in Ottawa last August 2012. Swift was advanced 2.5 million dollars but the event was cancelled. Swift did not return the funds. Oddly it’s not the promoter who is suing but the ticket company FIRE which could be held responsible for refunding some $1.8 million to fans who purchased tickets. It's actually a bit more complicated than that as a credit card company, Evo Merchant Services, was forced to refund the money and have sued FIRE for it, who in turn are trying to get the money returned from Swift.

Taylor SwiftTaylor SwiftIt hasn’t been made clear exactly who paid Swift the $2.5 million dollars, the producer of the cancelled event, Denis Benoit, or FIRE, or both. In the meantime Taylor Swift's representatives say they haven’t seen the lawsuit and that they made no arrangement with the ticket company.

What does appear to be clear is Swift does not intend to pay back any of the money. Taylor pulls a swift one?

Taylor Swift has written songs about her failed relationships in the past but I don’t think she’s written about being sued before. Keep your ears open it might be another ‘Blame Canada’ brewing!

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