CD Review: Trust – TRST


TRSTTrust survives buzz to delivery sexy techno goth album
By: Sheena Lyonnais
February 29, 2012

Every once in a while you need to escape. You want to start running – through back alleys, quiet streets, Chinatown, it doesn’t matter. You want to feel like there is an intensity chasing you, like you’re running from and yet towards something – and when you get there, you want everybody to motha fuckin dance.

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CD Review: The Wooden Sky – Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun


thewoodenskyBy: Sheena Lyonnais
February 28, 2012

Every once in a while a perfect album is born. It’s parents: poetic lovers, stripped of beating hearts and broken down to nothing more or less than flesh and bones, so exposed. When I reviewed the Wooden Sky’s teaser City Of Light EP, I said the songs were destined for wine and tear-soaked nights alone in the city. It felt a painful level of sad, which it was, but when songs are pulled and compiled into the full collection that is Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun suddenly the true picture unfolds.

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Bret Michaels records track with My Darkest Days’ Sal Costa for upcoming album


SAL1February 9, 2012

Poison’s Bret Micheals has announced some of the guests off his upcoming solo album Get Your Rock On  and it includes Toronto homeboy Sal Costa of My Darkest Days. True fans know this song actually dropped in January and features another notable guitarist, Michaels’ touring pal and Def Leppard badass Phil Collen. You can download it of iTunes here. Michaels says of Costa, “[He’s a] really, really good guitar player and good friend.”

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WATCH THIS: Wildlife – “Sea Dreamer”


Wildlife-Band-TorontoFebruary 8, 2012

Toronto indie rockers Wildlife embrace a little mischief and edge in their debut video for “Sea Dreamers” directed by Marc André Debruyne. The vid debuted on MuchMusic last week and features a youth television vibe with bowling, fights, food, weapons and a trip to Scarborough’s little burger joint Harry’s Drive-Thru.

They sent us a little email with the inspiration behind the vid, which we have gladly reposted below for your reading enjoyment. Check it out:

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2012logo website 300x3602012 Juno Awards will be hosted by William Shatner! City and Colour, Dan Mangan, Drake, Feist, Hedley and Nickelback lead with four nominations each
February 7, 2012

The nominees for the 2012 JUNO Awards were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference in Toronto this morning, as top Canadian artists now gear up for JUNO Week, March 26-April 1 in Ottawa.  It was also revealed that Canadian icon William Shatner will host The 2012 JUNO Awards Broadcast, airing live on CTV the evening of Sunday, April 1 from Scotiabank Place.


Watch This: Lamma – “Get Ready”

Toronto Rapper Lamma

Toronto Rapper LammaFebruary 3, 2012

We don’t feature enough hip-hop on TMS.  We try, but can’t keep up with everything going on in the city.  Luckily we got sent the debut music video from Toronto rapper Lamma.  “Get Ready” is the first offering from Lamma from his soon-to-be released mixtape Inauguration.  Produced by KB Tha Crazy Guy, “Get Ready” is the perfect track to pump you up at the gym or kick off your weekend.

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Cancer Bats Announce Canadian Tour in Spring

Cancer Bats Tour Poster

Cancer Bats Tour PosterFebruary 3, 2012

Cancer Bats are gearing up for a slew of Canadian dates this spring in support of their highly anticipated album Dead Set On Living, which hits stores April 17 via Distort Inc. in Canada. The tour kicks off March 30 in Winnipeg, MB and wraps up in St. Catharines April 15. American Hardcore band Touché Amoré and new label mates A Sight For Sewn Eyes will be joining Cancer Bats for these Canadian dates. Tickets for the tour – including Toronto’s Horseshoe performance – go on sale this weekend.
Before spending an entire month with their Canadian fans, Cancer Bats will be touring across the US with the reigning kings of destructive hardcore metal, Ringworm.

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Toronto Band TNG


Toronto Band TNGTNG are a young, hard, fast Toronto band who have played heavily in and around Ontario and Quebec . They draw comparisons to such acts as the White Stripes and Death From Above, but have a chemistry and stage presence that can make even the stingiest crowd ripple and roll. Past gigs include Canadian Music Fest, NXNE, as well as spotlights on Edge 102.1 and CFRU 93.3 FM in Guelph.


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