The Check-In – August 2020
The Check-In is a weekly videohang/chat/networking session for women, trans, and non-binary folks in the music industry in August, 2020
Artist Spotlight: Luna Li
There was never really another option for Toronto’s fiercely feminist rock n’ roll moon fairy Luna Li. “I always knew that I was going to go into music,” she says. Listening to Luna Li is the moment you hang suspended between dream and a haziness, or when you’re dancing through a slight tipsiness. You feel beautiful, confident, happy. This is Luna Li and she’s here to help you love. Luna Li is making changes to create an inclusive and safe music scene for all people. Her shows aim to create a supportive environment where everyone and anyone can feel welcome. This oracular skill of Luna Li has brightened Toronto’s uniform…
Tottenham Bluegrass Festival
The Tottenham Bluegrass Festival (Tottenham, ON) June 19-21, is three days of Bluegrass Music in the natural amphitheater of the Tottenham Conservation Area, by the waters of the village pond.
Artist Spotlight: Les Petites Nouveax
Les Petits Nouveaux is a jazz ensemble who’s music is inspired by the legendary guitarist, Django Reinhardt. While many artists have taken to interpreting the classics of this genre known as Jazz Manouche, Les Petits Nouveaux’s goal is to incorporate modern influences and to bring a fresh sound to a genre that is often approached with traditionalism. Les Petits Nouveaux’s humble beginnings can be traced to the halls of Humber College, where many students discovering their love of Django Reinhardt formed an ensemble to perform his music. Many years have since past, and the spirit of the ensemble now lives on beyond the confines of the institution. Now Les Petits…
DIY Spring Festival
DIY Spring Festival (Ottawa, ON) June 5, promotes, supports and celebrates the work of emerging Black, Indigenous and racialized artists in the Ottawa area through an annual music and arts festival.
Artist Spotlight: Eekwol and T-Rhyme
For Women By Women (FWBW) is the debut of veteran rappers Eekwol and T-Rhyme, who team up to relay powerful messages about hip hop, Indigenous experience and being women in a new project which is aptly titled. Thanks to a Canada Council for the Arts, they spare no expense in delivering high quality content. They have built up hype around this album and have been invited to perform at festivals and events, such as Show and Prove in Los Angeles, CA, Regina Folk Festival and Sask Music Awards. Being an Indigenous musician is a political act. There is no exception for being women in the hip hop industry. Eekwol has…
The Conductor – You’re Invited!
Sponsored Post: MK2 Mile End is excited to invite the Secret Frequency community to an exclusive, advance screening of THE CONDUCTOR on March 19th at 7:00 at Cineplex Yonge and Eglinton.
Lawnya Vawnya (St. John’s, NL) May 27-30 is a good time by the sea; a not-for-profit music and art festival that merges some of the province's strongest artistic talent with national and international acts.
Artist Spotlight: MONOWHALES
Fueled by a passionate desire to create a sound as unapologetic and powerful as the personalities within the band, MONOWHALES have taken the experiences gained fighting their way up the ranks of Toronto’s music scene and barrelled headlong into the creation of their new EP Control Freak. Exploding onto the scene with a DIY ethos and an unforgettable live show, MONOWHALES first made waves with their breakout single Home in August 2016. The band would go on to share stages with Dear Rouge, K.Flay, Matt and Kim, Coleman Hell, and many more. The band’s new EP Control Freak, released in June 2018, was produced by AL-P (MSTRKRFT, Death From Above…
Ottawa Grassroots Festival
The Ottawa Grassroots Festival (Ottawa, ON) April 23-26, is a family-friendly, volunteer run, not-for-profit music festival - a joyful celebration that will launch you into Spring!