TORONTO, ON - Today, Canadian producer, hit singer-songwriter and 2019 CCMA Album of The Year nominee, Tebey announced The Good Ones tour, kicking off in Kamloops on January 15th, 2020 and wrapping on February 8, 2020 in Montreal, QC. The pre-sale commences October 1st with an on-sale date of October 4th.
The 20-date tour will be Tebey’s first Canadian headlining tour, showcasing his hit songs including “Denim On Denim”, and “Who’s Gonna Love You”, his biggest hits to date achieving Gold status and 7 million streams and 5 million streams respectively. Tebey’s current single “Good Jeans” recently nabbed the #2 spot on the country radio charts and Tebey has garnered 7 No. 1 songs as a writer (including a Billboard #1 song with “Somebody Else Will” performed by country star Justin Moore) in multiple countries along with a No. 1, three top 5’s, two top 10’s and four top 20 hits as an artist.
Tebey’s hot new single “The Good Ones”, was released last week via Jayward Artist Group/The Orchard and features Quebec pop superstar Marie Mai. The song hit top ten on the all genre Apple Music single chart in the first days of release and was added to Spotify’s Wild Country and New Boots playlists among others.
Tebey will be at the Opera House in Toronto on February 7th, 2020.
Visit www.tebeyofficial.com for additional information and to purchase tickets.
Toronto, ON: PLATINUM-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv announces that his 21-track debut album, ~how i'm feeling~, is set for release on March 6, 2020.
Lauv kicked off 2019 with his hit GOLD-certified single “i’m so tired…” in collaboration with Troye Sivan, that has accumulated over 500 million global streams. He followed with tracks “Drugs & The Internet” and “Feelings.” Lauv also released “Sad Forever,” which was written in the midst of the pop visionary’s own struggle with mental health. He donated all proceeds from the track to various mental health organizations across the world that work to de-stigmatize mental health issues, raising over $150k so far.
Tonight, Lauv is set to perform his current single “fuck, i’m lonely” with Anne-Marie on Late Night With Seth Meyers. The track has over 125 million streams to date and rising. In addition to being on Lauv’s upcoming album, the song was also included on the current 3rd season of the popular Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, as well as this seasons soundtrack.
The album is now available for pre-order on digital and physical formats that will include bundles that can be found HERE. Lauv will continue rolling out singles in advance of the release, the latest being “Sims,” out today! Click HERE to listen.
Despite the rain on September 28th, 2019 the participants at the SickKids GetLoud event raised $2.2 million that will go towards the $1.3 billion fundraising campaign to build a new Sick Kids hospital.
My favourite part of the day was when one of the youngsters provided tips on how to maximize your fundraising efforts. The main piece of advice was to not provide change if you are hosting a bake sale or operating a lemonade stand.
Otherwise, there was great free barbeque, great activities, and great musical performances by the Mini Pop Kids, Dwayne Gretzky, and Serena Ryder with Noemie (in the photo above).
On September 27th, 2019 thousands of people took to Queen's Park in support of the Global Strike for Climate Change. It was great to see that this was truly an all ages event. The one fault of this event was that there were no water stations for those attendees who brought refillable water bottles. Otherwise, there were also some stellar performances by Wolf Saga, Sarah Harmer, and Jim Creegan (Bare Naked Ladies).
On Friday the 13th, with the Harvest Full Moon, I thought the most appropriate place to be was with Here Come The Mummies at Lee's Palace. Well, maybe that was a bit of a stretch, to use the word "appropriate".
I left after the third song which was let your "Freak Flag" fly. To be perfectly honest with you I can appreciate their musicianship. The way the band handles their instruments is quite an accomplishment. Almost as if they were simply an extension of themselves. .
I think the lyrics they chose take away from all that talent. Turning this into a classic sideshow instead of a Class A act. At first I was curious as to who may be hiding behind those costumes. Now I can appreciate the mystery of not knowing. I would be really disappointed if any of them were one of my long time favourites.
Here Come The Mummies stage presence was undeniable. It was a mutual admiration society at Lee's Palace on Friday the 13th of September. Here Come The Mummies were lovin' the crowd and they were getting plenty of lovin' right back. They want to let their "Freak Flag" fly ... Who am I to judge?
Eric Ethridge should be up for "Gentleman of the Year" at this years Canadian Country Music Awards. Seeing as they don't have that particular award available I'm glad that he has been nominated for the CCMA's Rising Star category.
As for the qualifications for a Gentleman of the Year award I would like to highlight my experience at Toronto's Union Station. First of all, I showed up at the tail end of his sound check. When he was finished Eric allowed me a moment to take the first pic in the series that I have posted here..
Then, after a break between soundcheck and main performance, as people drifted by on their way to elsewhere, Eric played as if he was on stage at a packed concert venue. He wasn't chintzy with his time either. Two hours of free music would be difficult for other musicians just starting out.
There were a couple of diehard fans in attendance. Both seemed more than capable of designing and manufacturing merchandise for Eric Ethridge. One of whom was wearing one of her creations. A t-shirt with the Eric Ethridge logo in metallic blue. She said she could produce them in glitter too.
So, to this point most musicians would be happy to pose for random pics, perform sets that are full of energy, and have fans that deck themselves out in branded gear. You are probably wondering what makes Eric Ethridge so special. Deserving of the "Gentleman of the Year" award.
Well let me tell you. After Eric's soundcheck I had mentioned that my Mom was upset that she couldn't make the show. Then after sticking around for three hours (an hour between soundcheck and the main two hour performance) I reiterated that I knew my mom was going to be disappointed that she couldn't make it.
He asks me "Do you have a cell phone?" Then immediately follows that up with "We can record a message for her." I fumbled through my backpack and produced my phone to record Eric's message. I stayed behind the camera. This was a communication between those two. It made Mom's day, week, and month. Eric did that in under a minute. The little things truly do count.
Needless to say my mom is tickled pink that she gets to play a special video message from Eric Ethridge any time she wants. He has gained two more fans for life. We wish Eric the best of luck at this Sunday's Canadian Country Music Awards in the Rising Star category. This will most certainly not be his last nomination or win.
The 2019 Indies Nominees Announced
Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2019 Indies - The 19th Annual Independent Music Awards - presented by Jim Beam with Indie88.
U.S Girls, breakthrough artist Dizzy, Saskatchewan's favourite sons The Dead South, Francophone post-punk band Jesus les filles, and artist/activist Jeremy Dutcher are among the many Canadian artists nominated for this year's awards.
Featuring performances by The Elwins, Montreal performer La Force, iconic rock band Born Ruffians, as well as the winner of the Jim Beam Talent Search. The show honours our top independent artists at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in downtown Toronto on Saturday May 11.
Get your tickets here
Both public and industry votes decide the winners of the Indies.
To vote for your favourite acts in their respective categories cast your vote at: http://indies.ca/voting/ May 5th.
Canadian Music Week (CMW), presented by Amsterdam Brewery, now in its 37th year, is Canada’s longest running, largest showcase and conference festival. Taking place May 6-12 across downtown Toronto, the venue-centric festival will host both local and international acts over the week kicking off with 70’s rock band Television at The Phoenix.
In addition, personal event favourites return with the iHeartRadio Fan Fest featuring Marshmello and Neon Dreams (May 8), and The Indies presented by Indie 88 and Jim Beam featuring the Born Ruffians, LA FORCE and The Elwins (May 11).
Previously announced acts include The Dandy Warhols, Tokyo Police Club, Azealia Banks, Black Mountain, The King Khan and BBQ Show, The Dirty Nil, Sunflower Bean and more.
Stay tuned for info on Canadian Music Weeks free concert at Yonge and Dundas Square.
Buy your tickets to the 19th Annual Independent Music Awards Presented by Indie88 here.
CMW signifie l'arrivée du printemps et l'heure de découvrir quels artistes émergents sont en pleine floraison. Rencontrez la crème de la crème qui se joindrons à nous pour la vitrine de POP Montréal au Baby G à Toronto le 11 mai: Casey MQ, Hanorah, Rapport et Lydia Képinski. Détails ici!
CMW always means spring has sprung and it's time to discover which rising artists are in full bloom. Meet the cream of the crop joining us for the POP Montreal showcase at The Baby G in Toronto on May 11th: Casey MQ, Hanorah, Rapport and Lydia Képinski. More details here!