TRANSCANADARADIO is proud to celebrate Canada’s Current Cultural artists and their locations! Traveling across Canada’s vast surface and finding the best of the under and above-ground artists, and where to check them out in your favorite Canadian city! Pack your bags! We’re going on a road trip!
Does anyone else think that post title is really difficult to say out loud?
The last big news from Team Canada that I can remember is that they were touring with the late DJ AM back in February (if you’re drinking, pour some out).
Well their next tour is starting and they’ll be traveling through over 30 Canadian venues and promoting their upcoming album Canadian Club, which is set to release October 20th.
I’m listening to the album right now and it’s not bad at all. The album features samples from artists such as:
Ying Yang Twins
Three 6 Mafia
and so on.
Check out the tour dates:
17 September – Montreal, QC – Molson Event w/ The Eh! Team
19 September – Atlantic City – Eh! Team @ DUSK Team Canada + Jr. Flo
20 September – Edmonton, AB – TC @ Soundwave Pool Party @ West Edmonton Mall
24 September – Halifax, NS – Red Bull Tour – D.R. one @ Liquordome w/ Illo, KNK, L&E
25 September – Toronto, ON – Shuffle 4 Year Anniversry @ Revival!
26 September – Guelph, ON – TC in Guelph
28 September – St Catherines, ON – Red Bull Tour @ Chilli’s w/ KNK + L&E
30 September – Montreal, QC – Playstation Event
THE FRAMEWORK formed in late 2006. At barely 3 months old, the band garnered national attention as a result of winning runner-up in the Toronto Mix 99.9’s 2007 RadioStar Songwriting Contest, for the song, “She Thinks I’m Famous”. The combination of buzz from the contest and the band’s catchy synth-rock epics instantly set The Framework up with an extensive online international fan base and sparked the interest of media outlets such as Metro and InsideE Magazine who describes the band’s new record ‘Before Tonight’ as “A confidently cool synth-rock assault that strikes a nonchalant medium between happy pop and stadium rock”. International attention has ensued with the band scoring invites to perform at the coveted Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, packed shows in New York City at the Canal Room and the North by North East music Festival in Toronto (being named one of 5 top acts at NXNE 2007).
The Framework – Upcoming Dates ::
June 13th School of Rock – Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
June 19th The Rivoli – Toronto, ON
June 25th London Music Club – London, ON
June 26th Seventy Three – St. Catherines, ON
Title: Alex Cuba Location: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto Link out: Click here Date: 2008-11-29
Born in Artemisa, Cuba and living in Smithers, British Columbia, Alex Cuba’s name is very fitting in a North meets South kind of way. His music features sweet melodies, pop-soul choruses and rock chords that make for a great blend of old Cuban and new Canadian influence.
Alex has been a hit both locally and nationally from a young age. When he was 4, he appeared on Cuban national TV playing the claves (a percussion instrument) in a group directed by his music instructor father. His career has brought him close to such people as Roberto Fonseca and Javier Zalba (now with the Buena Vista Social Club), with whom he recorded three albums and toured Europe.
Hope to see you at his show at Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday November 29th.
Title: JADAH followed by JazzTronic Location: Mercury Lounge, Ottawa Link out: none Date: 2008-11-28
Jadah, a local Ottawa reggae band, is virtually impossible to find on the Internet. Why? It could be that having a MySpace isn’t the way this reggae band rolls, or maybe Jadah is just waiting for the right time. Ainsley is the lead singer and he’s been doing this for 20 years now. Count on Jadah to provide some great beats Friday November 28th at the Mercury Lounge in Ottawa.
Title: Jokers of the Scene Location: Kingston Link out: Click here Date: 2008-11-21
Jokers of the Scene, the super sick DJ duo from Ottawa are coming back to Canada after a massive Europe tour. They’ll be playing in Kingston on the 21st and then heading back to their hometown in Ottawa on the 22nd.
These guys put together an awesome show featuring remixes of underground favorites DJ Blaqstarr (Mad Decent), Muscles (Modular) and Brodinski (Mental Groove). Having been signed to A-Trak’s Fools Gold label, they’re going to do great things in 2008/2009. Check out their shows if you’re in the area.
Title: KING SUNSHINE Location: Mercury Lounge Ottawa Link out: Click here Date: 2008-11-14
King Sunshine is playing at Mercury Lounge in Ottawa on November 14th. The band is perfect for the Merc venue with their jazzy, soulful, 9 piece band. The band is known for its disco roots and its ability to drop live funk and dance rhythms that are sure to get you dancing. Hope you guys can make it out!
Event: KING SUNSHINE, NINE piece house band… LIVE!
Date: Friday, November 14th, 2008
Time: Doors at 09:00PM, Show at 10:00PM until 03:00AM
Cover: 15 Dollars
Tickets: In advance at Planet Coffee and Mercury Lounge
Toronto’s Sheltered in Sound, the musical guise of Sean Nilsson, plays starkly intimate 21st century independent folk music. The economy of words, mixed with acoustic guitar, harmonica, and looped percussion, has garnered comparison to Hayden, Mark Kozelek and Nebraska-era Springsteen. Sheltered in Sound has received national Canadian airplay on CBC Radio 2, and also airplay support from U.S. college radio.
Ketch Harbour Wolves hail from across Ontario while fostering a deep connection to Nova Scotia where in 2003 the band’s predecessor, The Flying Buttresses, was forged in the small coastal town of Ketch Harbour. After almost two years of intense musical experimentation, near destitution, and enough stories for a lifetime of songs, singer Jonathan Tyrrell and drummer Brian Urbanik packed their van and drove the seventeen-hundred kilometres home to Ontario. It was back on familiar ground that they would begin to lay the foundations for what would become Ketch Harbour Wolves.
Taking inspiration from the music of the legendary French jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, Halifax’s Gypsophilia combines hot jazz and European gypsy music, adding their own modern edge and fusing elements of tango, klezmer, funk, and classical in their original music. Admired by listening and dancing audiences young and old, the group’s passionate, exciting and sophisticated sound has quickly catapulted them to unprecedented jazz popularity in Nova Scotia. Not simply a Gypsy-jazz cover band, Gypsophilia’s unique voice comes from the fusion of the members’ diverse musical and artistic backgrounds, as well as from their innovative and eclectic original repertoire. Initially formed for an appearance at the 2004 TD Canada Trust Atlantic Jazz Festival, the band was impressed with the immediate and passionate audience response.