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Canadian Musician @ RBC Bluesfest Ottawa

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
The Shins @ RBC Bluesfest Ottawa

The Shins @ RBC Bluesfest Ottawa

Canadian Musician correspondent Samantha Everts (@urockred) & photographer Mark Matusoff (@mmatusoff) were on the ground (albeit only for a day) at the annually-awesome RBC Bluesfest Ottawa. Here’s their review & shots from Day 6, which featured performances by The Shins, Phantogram, and more, leading up to the headlining slot by the almighty LCD Soundsystem.

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#CMPremiere – The Faceplants’ “Who I Am Inside” Music Video

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

“Who I Am Inside” is the infectious new single from Vancouver rock outfit The Faceplants, and we’re bringing you the band’s sleek and sharp new video for the track in this exclusive #CMPremiere. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming LP, produced by Ben Kaplan (Hedley, Mother Mother, Biffy Clyro), and fuses retro sounds with a fresh, modern production style resulting in a stick-in-your-head pop-rock anthem.

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#CMPremiere – Lori Nuic’s “The Art of Love” Music Video

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Soulful vocal powerhouse Lori Nuic is set to share the sensual new video for her bouncy, upbeat single “The Art of Love,” and we’re bringing it to you first in this exclusive #CMPremiere. The song comes from her latest EP, Art of Love, and as Lori explains, the video is “meant to portray the pure rapture of falling in love.”

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#CMPremiere – Cat Clyde’s “Mama Said” Live Video

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Singer-songwriter Cat Clyde has made some impressive inroads since the release of her acclaimed debut, Ivory Castanets. In this exclusive #CMPremiere, we’re sharing a beautifully-shot live video of Cat performing one of the album’s standout tracks, “Mama Said,” from the Stampede City Sessions in Calgary. Here’s what Cat had to say about the performance:

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Canadian Musician @ Field Trip 2017

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Broken Social Scene & Field Trip 2017

Broken Social Scene @ Field Trip 2017

Canadian Musician’s Mark Matusoff was out at Toronto’s Fort York & Garrison Common for Field Trip 2017, featuring performances by the likes of Broken Social Scene, Feist, The Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Red, Badbadnotgood, and a host of others. Check out Mark’s shots below and visit www.fieldtriplife.com for more on the festival.

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#CMPremiere – Johnson Crook’s Self-Titled EP

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Johnson Crook

The debut EP from Toronto roots rockers Johnson Crook showcases the energy and variety people have come to expect from their dynamic live show and even features guest vocals from Tom Cochrane. Hear all four tracks comprising the effort in this exclusive #CMPremiere.

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#CMPremiere – Streetlight Social’s “Blood from Stone”

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Streetlight Social

Streetlight Social are readying the release of their debut LP, Blood from Stone, set to drop on Friday, May 5th, 2017. The album is the culmination of years of hard work and finds the band straying from their hard rock roots. We’re bringing you an early listen in this exclusive #CMPremiere.

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Canadian Musician @ The 2017 JUNO Awards – Press Room

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Ruth B with her JUNOfor Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Ruth B with her JUNOfor Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Canadian Musician correspondent Samantha Everts and photographer Mark Matusoff were in the Capital Region for the 2017 edition of JUNOFest and the JUNO Awards broadcast. Here’s a selection of Mark’s shots from the backstage press room, featuring many of the night’s winners with their hardware.

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Canadian Musician @ The 2017 JUNO Awards – Red Carpet

Monday, April 10th, 2017
2017 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Sarah McLachlan

2017 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Sarah McLachlan

Canadian Musician correspondent Samantha Everts and photographer Mark Matusoff were in the Capital Region for the 2017 edition of JUNOFest and the JUNO Awards broadcast. Here’s a selection of Mark’s shots of various nominees and VIPs on the red carpet leading into the Canadian Tire Centre ahead of the gala.

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#CMPremiere – Lion Bear Fox

Friday, February 10th, 2017

LBF Tyler Simpson Photography

West coast folk rockers Lion Bear Fox have been described as a “musical force of nature,” and the songs from their upcoming self-titled LP certainly support that case. The record drops Friday, Feb. 17th, but we’re bringing you an early listen in this exclusive #CMPremiere.

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