On the Cover This Month

Alex Cuba

Interview: Alex Cuba

December 1, 2019 0

Born Alexis Puentes in Artemisa, Alex was immersed in music at a very young age, joining his father’s group of 24 guitarists. He came to Canada in 1999, and by 2004 recorded his solo debut album “Humo De Tobaco”, which earned him a Juno award for World Music Album of […]

Concerts

The Rocket Revue rocks the Market Hall on Saturday December 28

December 1, 2019 0

The Rocket Revue rocks the Market Hall on Saturday December 28 at 8pm sharp with a celebration of 20 years and a tribute to former bandmate, the late Buzz Thompson. Bring your dancing shoes, and wear your tie dye in memory of Buzz, as we celebrate our 20th year with […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES

RANDY BACHMAN

Interview: Randy Bachman

February 1, 2018 0

Few artists can claim to have made a bigger impact on popular music than Randy Bachman. He’s widely regarded as the “architect of Canadian rock ‘n’ roll.” Responsible for hits like “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” “American Woman,” “Let it Ride, “Taking Care of Business,” “No Sugar Tonight” and “These […]

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Eye On City Hall

Eye on City Hall

December 1, 2019 0

This was a good one. A few weeks back, Peterborough city councillors got their noses out of joint over reduced provincial funding for child care in the city, and they publically called out MPP Dave Smith to appear before them and account for his dastardly deed. Turns out they called […]

Platter Chatter w/ Chris Collins

The Bros Landreth - '87

The Bros Landreth – ’87

December 1, 2019 0

It’s been five years since their excellent debut record “Let It Lie” was released. There have been a few covers EP’s and some solo records in this gap but this is the record I have been waiting for. Gorgeous harmonies and and rock solid musicianship are all over this album. […]

Mb Speaks

Mb Speaks: Dec 2019

December 1, 2019 0

December… 1989. The first copy of The Wire rolls off the press and my life would never be the same. Allow me to describe it’s origins. It starts in 1984, the year I won the Q107 Homegrown Contest fronting a band called EyeEye. It was the same year I’d meet […]

The Model Citizen

Karen Patrana

Model Citizen: Karen Patrana

December 1, 2019 0

STRUTT Model and Talent Karen Patrana is a busy model, actor and dancer. Originally from Colombia, she grew up in Florida before ending up in the GTA at age 12. Karen has been very successful as a hair model, working for major brands like L’Oreal, Wella, Goldwell and Sassoon. She also […]

Off the Wire with Randy Wright

wine everywhere

December 1, 2019 0

christmas is coming. even though your not suppose to call it that any more. I saw on the tv its bcause other people have other names for it. willie who lives under the bridge said it used be called saturn-rus and it was a even bigger party with orgies and […]

Horror Scopes

Mr Meaner

HorrorScopes: Dec 2019

December 1, 2019 0

Aries: You’re often a loner, but for now, you need to seek out the safety of the pack. Whether you’re at work or office parties, you need others with you to ensure that things go the right way. That said, be sure no one is looking when you steal the […]

Film

Freak

December 1, 2019 0

One of the most underrated films of the year is Freaks (directed by Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein). Not to be confused with Tod Browning’s 1932 cult classic, this sci-fi/thriller puts a refreshing spin on supernatural origin stories comparable to M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable trilogy. Drawing inspiration from Oscar […]

Arts

The Arts

December 1, 2019 0

DECEMBER is a busy month for the arts so many things to support so many great causes On the art scene we have some amazing shows coming up. On the first Friday Art Crawl, Dec 6 we have some beautiful wonderful shows at ACME Art And Sailboat Co featuring Anita […]

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The Record Biz

ELTON JOHN WITH RAY COOPER, LIVE FROM MOSCOW, 1979

ELTON JOHN WITH RAY COOPER, LIVE FROM MOSCOW, 1979

November 21, 2019 0

18 NOVEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – 40 years after Elton John became the first major Western pop star to venture behind the Iron Curtain and play the USSR, his seminal performance with percussionist extraordinaire, Ray Cooper, entitled Live From Moscow is to be released on 2LP vinyl, plus 2CD and digital formats, out 24th January […]