Month: May 2015

June 18th Paperbag Records wants you to join the celebration!

In celebration of our 100th release, Paper Bag Records presents #PAPER100 – an evening of music from Paper Bag Records’ extensive catalogue featuring special performances by bands from the label’s past, present and future. #PAPER100 will take place at Lee’s Palace on June 18th as part of NXNE.

At this time, artists confirmed to appear at #PAPER100 are: members of Sam Roberts Band, Nils Edenloff (The Rural Alberta Advantage), Woodhands, Rock Plaza Central, The Acorn, PS I Love You, Frog Eyes, YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN, Laura Barrett, Cuff the Duke, Mozart’s Sister, The Luyas, Grey Lands, Hey Mother Death, plus many more surprises.

Tickets will be available at the door or with a NXNE Wristband. Get there early to make sure you get in!

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Rebel Coast ft. Eleven Past One at The Mansion

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Rebel Coast keys player, Photo taken by Heather

by Heather.

If you’re looking for a fun intimate show Rebel Coast is the band to see. Making use of the small stage and 45 minute set time they had, they put on a highly entertaining and exciting show. Playing 9 original songs and 2 covers I found myself distracted by the incredible talent they brought to the stage.

The group started their set off with an acoustic version of ‘ Walk Away’ before proceeding into the rest of their set. Despite most of the songs being new and unreleased the crowd was highly energetic. During their third song the group played their single ‘We Are The Brave’ and from all around me I could hear fans chanting the lyrics back to them.

Halfway through the set Rebel coast took a break from their originals and covered Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’. The group put a whole new spin on the song adding their own flare and unique sound. After wards the band continued on showcasing their new soon-to-be released music. Closer to the end they decided to switch things up and once again showcasing their incredible talent covering Nick Jonas’ new single ‘Chains’.

Finally when it came to their closing song ‘Secrets’ the band began to face some technological difficulties. With one of the guitars being unable to connect to the amp the band used their quick thinking by turning it into an a cappella version. Getting as close to the edge of the stage as possible and having the fans move up as close as possible the group was able to pull this off flawlessly.

“Not being a fan of The Rebel Coast for very long, and only knowing one song I fully enjoyed them, they have very high stage activity and engaged with the crowd on a personal level. I would definitely go see them again!” Said Lizzie Sharpe a friend of mine who attended the show.

I have been following these boys since they were on The Next Star Super-group and can honestly say they deserve all the success and recognition they are getting. If you were unable to attend this show I highly recommend seeing them if you ever get the chance. You won’t regret it.

Music at the ‘Bux for May 20, 22 2015

Starbucks on the corner of Princess & Sydenham Streets, 251 Princess, Kingston

On WED, May 20th,In a Special Wed night performance:
we’re very happy to welcome back Jenny Lapp “& Kieran L’Abbe

WED Jenny Lapp & Kieran L’Abbe are a folk duo whose songs draw mainly from Irish and American traditional music. They play unique arrangements of these songs on guitar and banjo, with close harmonies, and sometimes a bit of cello.

On FRI, May 22nd, we’re very happy to welcome back
Möbius

FRI Möbius has been building up for almost 2 years now adding one member at a time. It started with Paul Butler and Cynthia Laird as a duet for almost a year. Lindsay Strachan then accepted the invitation to play bass and after a few months was joined by Shaun Weima on drums. The outfit was only one or two gigs in when a lead guitar was noticeably missing from the sound, which then led to the reuniting of Kevin Bissonette as lead guitarist to close the deal. Möbius is looking forward to performing new original music after a long run of cover songs.

Upcoming shows

Inna 7-8pm then Evan Jackson 8-9pm–May 28 double feature
Michael Patterson, David Cheseborough and Charlie Stiven–May 29
Because of other commitments – no music scheduled June 4th or 5th
Kendra & Kings-June 11
Phyllis Scully and Colin Watts- June 12
Henry Rots-June 18
The Method – June 19
Jeff J Gaulton-June 25
Denyse VanRhyn and Garth Amey– June 26
Because of outside commitments — no music scheduled July 2nd or 3rd
Fiddle Earth-July 9
Sean and Michael Patterson-July 10
Amanda Sadler-July 16 tent
Robyn Sweet-July 17

THIS IS A FREE EVENT. All events are pre-booked. Interested in playing, or know someone who is:- contact series host, Bruce Kauffman, in the store on the nights of a music event, or email him at bruce.kauffman@hotmail.com

Small Town Pistols release new video for Single: Can’t Wait to Meet You

Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson are Canadian Country Music royalty. Their latest project Small Town Pistols has grown in popularity over the last couple of years. Recently Amanda and Tyler have expanded their families respectively, over the past year.
This new video provides a fantastic visual to a very touching song that has stuck a chord with their fan base.

Check out the link to cmt.ca below to watch the video.

http://www.cmt.ca/video/small-town-pistols/small-town-pistols-cant-wait-to-meet-you/

Cardboard Crowns release video for latest single Ole to raise awareness about alcohoism and depression

This video is an interesting, and fun way to help raise awareness for alcoholism and depression that runs often unnoticed among today’s youth.

The video utilizes simple set ups to illustrate a powerful message.

Follow this Teddy Bear in our new Videoclip for Olé to raise awareness about alcoholism and depression!!! Huge Thanks to TFO and BRBR who helped so much to produce it!!! Please Share the Love

15th annual Independent Music Awards presented by Sirius XM on May 9th, 2015

On Saturday May 9th, 2015 Canadian Music Week will host the 15th annual independent music awards. A night of award highlights, accomplishments and a phenomenal concert featuring the talents of  Billy Talent, Alvvays, The Glorious Sons, Broncho, Miracles.

Awards will be handed out Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00pm at The Grand Ballroom – Sheraton Centre in Toronto.  Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.ticketweb.ca and www.cmw.net/music.

Go to: http://indies.ca/voting/ to cast your vote for your favorite XM Indies nominees to win!

2015 Nominees

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Alvvays – Alvvays (Royal Mountain Records)
Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World (Last Gang Records)
Mac DeMarco – Salad Day’s (Captured Tracks)
Owen Pallet – In Conflict (Secret City Records)
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers (Last Gang Records)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
[SEBELL] – Till the Sun Burns Out ­(Show & Tell: Music)
Chromeo –  Jealous (I Ain’t With It) (Last Gang Records)
Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979 (Last Gang Records)
MAGIC! – Rude (Latium)
USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) – Yin Yang (Coalition Music)

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Alvvays (Royal Mountain Records)
Death From Above 1979 (Last Gang Records)
The Glorious Sons (Black Box)
The New Pornographers (Last Gang Records)
Tokyo Police Club (Dine Alone Records)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Caribou (City Slang/Merge)
Mac DeMarco (Captured Tracks)
Owen Pallett (Secret City Records)
Tanya Tagaq (Six Shooter Records)
The Weeknd (XO)

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jenn Grant (Outside)
Lisa LeBlanc (Bonsound)
Lowell (Arts & Crafts Productions)
Steph Cameron (Pheromone Recordings)
Tanya Tagaq (Six Shooter Records)

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Chad VanGaalen (Flemish Eye)
Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast (Pirates Blend Records)
Kevin Drew (Arts & Crafts Productions)
Owen Pallet (Secret City Records)
Rich Aucoin (Bonsound)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
July Talk (Sleepless Records)
The New Pornographers (Last Gang Records)
The Weeknd (XO)
Whitehorse (Six Shooter Records)
You+Me (Dine Alone Records)

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Alvvays (Royal Mountain Records)
Bahamas (Barchords/Brushfire Records)
Dan Mangan + Blacksmith (Arts & Crafts Productions)
Timber Timbre (Arts & Crafts Productions)
You+Me (Dine Alone Records)

COUNTRY ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Dallas Smith (604 Records Inc)
Jess Moskaluke (MDM Recordings)
Kira Isabella (Legend North)
The Road Hammers (Open Road Recordings)
Tim Hicks (Open Road Recordings)

DANCE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Adventure Club (Adventure Club/BMG Rights Management)
Chromeo (Last Gang Records)
Glenn Morrison (Robbins Entertainment)
Mia Martina (CP Music Group)
TR/ST (Arts & Crafts Productions)

ELECTRONIC ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Art Department (Ultra Music Canada)
Caribou (City Slang /Merge)
Operators (Last Gang Records)
Plastikman (Mute)
Zeds Dead (Ultra Music)

FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings (File Under: Music)
Del Barber (True North)
Oh Susanna (Sonic Unyon)
The Barr Brothers (Secret City)
The Bros. Landreth (The Bros. Landreth / Fontana North)

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Alexandre Désilets (Indica Records)
David Giguère (Audiogram)
Jimmy Hunt (Dare To Care)
Phillippe B (Bonsound)
Radio Radio (Bonsound)

JAZZ ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
BadBadNotGood (Arts & Crafts Productions)
Diana Panton (eOne Music Canada)
Elizabeth Shepherd (Linus Entertainment)
Myriad3 (Alma)
The Souljazz Orchestra (Strut Records)

METAL ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Archspire (Season of Mist)
Culted (Relapse)
Devin Townsend Project (Inside Out Music/eOne)
Protest the Hero (Protest the Hero)
Thantifaxath (Dark Descent)

POP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
[SEBELL] (Show & Tell: Music)
Allie X (Sleepless Records)
MAGIC! (Latium)
Trevor Guthrie (EB Inc.)
Virginia to Vegas (Wax Records)

PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Comeback Kid (Distort Ent./Fontana North)
Fucked Up (Arts & Crafts Productions)
Single Mothers (Dine Alone Records)
The OBGMs (The OBGMs)
White Lung (Domino)

RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Cam Smith (Robin Steele Records)
Jazz Cartier (Safe & Sound)
Naturally Born Strangers (Legends League)
Saukrates (Culvert Music)
Tre Mission (Last Gang Records)

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Big Wreck (Big Wreck)
Current Swell (Nettwerk/Sony)
Death From Above 1979 (Last Gang Records)
The Glorious Sons (Black Box)
The Trews (Bumstead Productions)

SOUL/R&B ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Daniel Caesar (Independent)
JRDN (Kuya Productions)
Melanie Durrant (Melanie Durrant)
PartyNextDoor (OVO Sound)
Slakah the Beatchild (BBE Records)

INTERNATIONAL GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Broncho (Dine Alone Records)
Cloud Nothings (Carpark/Mom+Pop)
Future Islands (4AD)
Run The Jewels (Mass Appeal)
Spoon (Headz Under)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Aphex Twin (Warp)
Flying Lotus (Warp)
Hozier (Rubyworks)
Sharon Van Etten (Jagjaguwar)
St. Vincent (Loma Vista)

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Against Me! –  Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Total Treble)
FKA Twigs – LP1 (XL)
Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal)
St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Loma Vista)
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian)

INTERNATIONAL SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You) (4AD)
Hozier – Take Me To Church (Rubyworks)
Jason Aldean – Burnin’ it Down (Broken Bow Records)
Mr. Probz – Waves (Robin Shulz Remix) (Ultra Music Canada)
The War on Drugs – Red Eyes (Secretly Canadian)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (ENGLISH)
Alvvays (Royal Mountain Records)
BESTiE (Independent)
Close Talker (Nevado Records)
Cousins (Hand Drawn Dracula)
Gay Nineties (Love Letter Recordings/Fontana North)
JPNSGRLS (Light Organ Records)
Royal Tusk (Hidden Pony)
The Barr Brothers (Secret City)
The Dying Arts (Independent)
The Mohrs (Light Organ Records)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (FRENCH)
Caravane (Ste-4 Musique)
Fontarabie (Dare To Care)
Geneviève Racette (Independent)
Guillaume Beauregard (La Tribu)
La Bronze (Kartel Musik)
Lubik (117 Records)
Miracles (Music Mansion)
Mordicus (L-A be)
Noé Talbot (Slam Disques)
Phillippe Brach (Independent)