TORONTO – MAY 25, 2012:  Toronto’s biggest summer music festival has gotten a little bigger this year. Edgefest is pleased to announce that Yukon Blonde has been added to the official lineup. The band will join an already stellar collection of bands (Billy Talent, Death from Above 1979 and more) at Downsview Park on Saturday, July 14th this summer.

If that wasn’t enough, for the first time Edgefest is introducing ElectronicEdgefest. The electronic dance tent at Edgefest will explore an exciting brand of music with performances from up-and-coming DJs & hip-hop artists.  It will be a daring departure from the rock music of traditional Edgefest.  The clear-span tent will be presented like a club with a stage, bars, and lighting to enhance the experience.  This will be an opportunity all music fans to get the best of their Edgefest experience.

The eclectic line-up will feature:

JFK (of MSTRKRFT) –  http://www.djjfk.co.uk/

Morgan Page – http://www.morgan-page.com/ 

Tim Mason – http://www.timmasonmusic.com/ 

The Stafford Brothershttp://staffordbrothers.com/ 

Carl Louis & Martin Daniellehttp://www.theagencygroup.com/artist.aspx?ArtistID=6752 

Jay Fay –  https://www.facebook.com/jayfaymusic

Stereotronique –  http://www.stereotronique.com/

More about the new addition:

Originally hailing from British Columbia, Yukon Blonde, made huge waves with their self-titled debut, which garnered almost immediate critical acclaim, and even a nomination for the Polaris Music Prize. Possessed with a knack for crafting catchy hooks and harmonies, Yukon Blonde are one of Canada’s most promising musical acts. Their latest release, Tiger Talk, came out earlier this year, and the band has been relentlessly touring to support the album. Fans of the band will be able to catch them on Edgefest 2012’s second stage. http://yukonblonde.com/


Already Announced Artists:

Death From Above 1979  http://www.deathfromabove1979.comwww.edge.ca

Silversun Pickups   http://www.silversunpickups.com 

The Sheepdogs   http://www.thesheepdogs.com 

Young The Giant   http://www.youngthegiant.com 

Dirty Heads http://www.dirtyheads.com 

USS   http://www.ussmusic.com 

The Pack A.D.  http://www.thepackad.com 

Library Voices http://libraryvoices.ca/

Said the Whale http://www.saidthewhale.com

Hacienda http://haciendaonline.net/ 

Whale Tooth http://whaletoothmusic.com/ 

Indian Handcrafts http://indianhandcrafts.net/

The Coppertone http://www.thecoppertone.com 

The Darcys http://thedarcys.ca/

The Balconies http://www.thebalconies.ca

Acres of Lions http://www.acresoflions.com/  

For additional information about Edgefest ’12, please visit www.edgefesttoronto.ca

Ticket Availability

Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.ca and by calling

(855) 985-5000. Ticket information is also available at www.edge.ca.

Experience Edgefest as a VIP – a limited number of tickets are available. VIP tickets include guaranteed access to the pit, VIP only bars, food sales and restrooms plus an Edgefest t-shirt. VIPs also receive “Fast Pass” entry into the venue. VIP tickets are available for a limited time and while supplies last for $72.50.

About 102.1 the Edge

Long regarded as Canada’s most influential new rock station, 102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM) is home to The Dean Blundell Show. Part of the Corus Radio network of new rock stations, 102.1 the Edge is proud to air the best in new rock programming. Tune in to 102.1 the Edge on the FM dial or listen live at www.edge.ca.

102.1 the Edge is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

About Goldenvoice

Established in 1985, Goldenvoice is a full service local concert promoter based in Los Angeles producing over 400 shows per year throughout North America. Goldenvoice and it’s parent company AEG Live host the most critically acclaimed music festivals in the U.S. Goldenvoice created and operates the award winning annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival as well as Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival. In addition, AEG Live, co-produces both the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. 


Photography By: Joanna Glezakos For Fridae TV


Having spent several years lauded as one of the frontrunners in their genre, in 2012 WHITECHAPEL stand as a defining force in contemporary heavy music. Building dramatically on the trademarked bludgeon of their first three releases (out June 19), with Whitechapel the Tennessean sextet have inarguably delivered their most intense, dynamic, and downright hostile record to date. Drenched in atmospheric darkness, the record is also rife with gripping melodies that drag the listener in to the tumult, willing or otherwise, and across its ten tracks it is infused with an emotional depth that pointedly separates the band from the plethora of two-dimensional mosh-starters that have sprung up in their wake.

The album was engineered and mixed by Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver), who also handled production duties alongside the band. The album artwork was created by Aaron Marsh of Forefathers Group with art direction provided by WHITECHAPEL.

1. Make it Bleed
2. Hate Creation
3. (Cult)uralist
4. I, Dementia
5. Section 8
6. Faces
7. Dead Silence
8. The Night Remains
9. Devoid
10. Possibilities of an Impossible Existence

First single “HATE CREATION” is available at http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel/

See below for studio updates on album:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4bFH4oLjkE&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=SP1A6E4EA06801889F – vocal tracking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozE3abBPEgY&feature=BFa&list=SP1A6E4EA06801889F – guitar tracking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fYO2nmwWlA –  drum tracking with Ben Harclerode



First Track From Upcoming Album on Hopeless Records

After coming out of hiatus last year with their seventh studio album When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes to worldwide acclaim, Hopeless recording artists YELLOWCARD are getting ready for another big and powerful year with “ALWAYS SUMMER”, the first released track from the upcoming album due out later this Summer.  With a new and firm lineup (Josh Portman fills in for departing bassist Sean O’Donnell), Yellowcard have been hard at work in the studio with longtime producer Neal Avron, creating another career highpoint in a history filled with pinnacles.

A fresh and energetic guitar-led track, “Always Summer” crashes out of the gate with their dual-guitar attack with a muscular rhythm section and punctuated by Sean Mackin’s distinctive violin, providing a perfect rallying cry that not only are Yellowcard back, but they’re here to stay.  Confident and strengthened by the fan support they’ve received on their return with WYTTSY, this song is not only a love song of sorts, but also a thank you to their fans, in which Ryan Key sings, “I think I have everything I need / It got dark, but now I think I see / The World around is full of arms still reaching out to me.”  The track will be streamed exclusively on Absolutepunk.net on Monday, May 21st and will be available on iTunes  starting Tuesday, May 22nd.

Kicking off the Summer with a special performance at USA 7’s Collegiate Rugby Championship at PPL Park in Chester, PA, on Saturday, June 2nd, Yellowcard will be one of the headliners on this Summer’s 2012 Vans Warped Tour which begins in Salt Lake City, UT on June 16th and wraps up on August 5th in Portland, OR.

With over two million albums sold and eight singles that have received significant Top 40 and Alternative radio airplay including the smash “Ocean Avenue”, Yellowcard’s most recent studio album, When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes debuted on at #19 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums and top ten charts worldwide when it was released last Spring. Their upcoming album is set for release this Summer and features guest vocals from Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), Cassadee Pope (Hey Monday), and Tay Jardine (We Are The In Crowd).

Yellowcard is Ryan Key (vocals/guitar), Sean Mackin (violin), Longineu (“LP”) Parsons (drums), Ryan Mendez (guitar) and Josh Portman (bass).


07.14 Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
07.15 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre






Toronto, ON – Calgary-based pop-rockers Seventh Rain return with a new EP, Room For A Rumour, set to be released on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. The first single, “Turned Around,” was delivered to radio on March 12 and is a ballad inspired by the late Chelsea King. The band met her in 2009 while promoting their Show Some Heart Program in San Diego the day before she went missing. Produced by Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, State of Shock), Room For A Rumour was recorded in Vancouver, BC at three different studios including Dawson’s own space, The Den. Full track listing below.

“The music on Room For A Rumour is like nothing we’ve created before,” says lead vocalist, Ryan Williams. “We really went in a new direction and put together an amazing track list with some of the best songs we’ve written to date. We can’t wait to share the new EP with our fans at home and across the country.”

Seventh Rain consists of members Ryan Williams (vocals), Rich MacFarlane (guitar), Luke Sheppard (bass) and John Byskal (drums).  Formed ten years ago in Calgary, they began their journey with strong support from Calgary based radio stations, which saw their albums Byda (2007), Ghost In Me (2009) and their last EP, Hearts Not Beating (2011) spawn eight radio singles. In 2010, they won the $200,000 90.3 AMP Big ROCK STAR contest and in 2009 they won $10,000 at the Fuel 90.3 Rock Band contest. In 2005, they were named “Best Unsigned Artist” and awarded $150,000 by Calgary radio station Vibe 98.5 (now Virgin 98.5). Seventh Rain have toured throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States, opening for major recording acts including Mariana’s Trench, Hedley, Ill Scarlett, Ten Second Epic, Nickelback, Evanescence, Sum 41 and Third Eye Blind.

In addition to their music, Seventh Rain has continued to build their fan base and reputation through their Show Some Heart program, a campaign that has them performing and speaking out against bullying in schools across Canada and the United States. Having experienced bullying personally, the band is making an effort to connect with students through their music.

This summer Seventh Rain will be heading out on the road performing show dates around Canada. See below for more details.

Track Listing – Room For A Rumour

  1. Get Your Hands Up
  2. Turned Around
  3. Heart’s Not Beating
  4. What Do You Want?
  5. Love Always
  6. Room For A Rumour
  7. Forget It

Canadian Performance Dates

     May 24, 2012                     The Grind                                                     Kamloops, BC

May 25, 2012                    Sande’s Lounge & Banquet Hall            Burnaby, BC

May 31, 2012                    The Club                                                           Regina, SK

June 1, 2012                     Winnipeg Free Press News Café                           Winnipeg, MB

June 14, 2012                    St. Joseph’s Collegiate High School                       Brooks, AB

June 16, 2012                    Albert Park Community Centre                             Calgary, AB

July 13, 2012                     The Pawn Shop                                                        Edmonton, AB

July 14, 2012                     Alberta Rocks Festival                                         Didsbury, AB

Weblink: www.seventhrain.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/seventhrainmusic

Twitter: @Seventh_Rain


THE MATADORS w/ Hellbound Hepcats, Evil Elvis, Butch Haller & His Chesterfield Ramblers


Blacktooth Entertainment presents a night to end all nights with the one, the only The Matadors on Saturday, June 16 at Hard Luck Bar (772 Dundas West). Joining the Kings of Horrobilly for this epic show will be The Hellbound Hepcats, Evil ElvisButch Haller & His Chesterfield Ramblers and more unrivalled acts yet to be announced.

As creators of the horrorbilly genre, The Matadors have been wreaking havoc across Canada since the mid-90s, delivering a live show they describe is “like being in a funhouse that has been set on fire” and who could possibly complain about that?

“Since this is our last year on earth we urge everyone to bring a helmet to the shows of 2012 due to the fact that each venue will be left in a bloody mess once we blow your fucking minds,” says frontman The Great Hooch.  And considering June 16 will also be the birthday celebration of The Turbo A.C.’s Jer von Duck, things are sure to get real messy, real quick.

Delivering a music-filled night that will put all others to shame for the rest of eternity, or at least till the end of this year when the world will finally implode, this is one show you don’t want to be crazy enough to miss.

Video: The Matadors – The Evil Eye (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0373VRFqZ_Q)

Show Details:

Blacktooth Entertainment Presents:

Saturday June 16th, 2012
Hard Luck Bar – 772 Dundas West
19+ More details TBA



w/ The Hellbound Hepcats, Butch Haller & His Chesterfield Ramblers

(This event will also be JER VON DUCK’S of THE TURBO A.C.’s birthday party!)



EVIL ELVIS (Formerly KC & the Moonshine Band)






Long Island, NY’s BLAMESHIFT are excited to be joining forces with STRAIGHT LINE STITCH, on their upcoming Never Sleep Again Tour. BLAMESHIFT will kick off their full US stretch this Thursday May 24th in their home town at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh, NY. The band will be headlining a select run of shows down the east coast on their way to meet up with STRAIGHT LINE STICTH in Austin, TX on June 5.
BLAMESHIFT recently finished recording a new EP in North Hollywood with producer Erik Ron. Last week the band announced the title of their next release, Secrets, set to be released later this year. “It’ll be a great feeling premiering a few of our new songs on our next tour with SLS” said lead singer Jenny Mann. “It’s really awesome that we got the opportunity to do these dates with such a killer band.”
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH have recently emerged as free agents and are looking for a new label to call home. No strangers to touring and fresh off of their successful 2011 album, The Fight of Our Lives, the band is hitting the road again to give fans what they expect, a great show and good time. Joining them on the road is former STRAIGHT LINE STITCH guitarist Kris Norris (ex-Darkest Hour), back with the group for two months of shredding alongside Kris Hawkins. “I think as a band we are looking forward mostly to just getting back to basics, and at the very heart of that is hitting the road and letting everyone know that STRAIGHT LINE STITCH is still going strong,” states front woman Alexis Brown. “There are some new faces in the mix but the feeling and the essence of the band is still the same, which is to go out and give it all we’ve got.”
Catch the bands at one of the following dates listed below and enter at one of their merchandise tables for a chance to WIN a free signed Schecter guitar signed by both bands! (Courtesy of Schecter Guitars)
May 24 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s
May 25 – Joliett, PA – The Watering Hole
May 26 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
May 27 – Upper Marlboro, MD – Six Flags America
May 28 – Upper Marlboro, MD – Six Flags America
May 29 – Fayetteville, NC – The Rockshop
May 30 – Charlotte, NC – The Chop Shop
May 31 – Sandy Springs, GA – North River Tavern
June 5 – Austin, TX – The Dirty Dog
June 6 – Harker Heights, TX – Ami’s Hard Rock Club
June 7 – Fort Worth, TX – Tomcat’s West
June 8 – Corpus Christi, TX – Clicks Paradise Billiards
June 9 – Houston, TX – Mango’s Cafe Houston
June 10 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
June 11 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes Sports Cafe and Backroom
June 13 – El Paso, TX – House of Rock
June 14 – Gallup, NM – The Juggernaut
June 15 – Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch
June 16 – The Sanctuary – Las Vegas, NV
June 17 – San Diego, CA – The Griffin
June 20 – W Hollywood, CA – The Whisky A Go Go



Photography By: Ami Barwell

Sandi Thom releases new album “Flesh and Blood”

August 14th 2012

Produced by Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes

Featuring duet with the iconic Buffy Sainte Marie

Los Angeles, CA – Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sandi Thom is pleased to confirm the August 14th release of her fourth studio album “Flesh and Blood.”  The album was produced by the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson and was recorded at 16 Tons studio, Nashville, Tennessee. This is Sandi’s fourth album following 2010’s critically acclaimed “Merchants and Thieves.”The first single, “The Sun Comes Crashing Down” will be available as a free download on www.sandithom.com on Monday, May 21st.

Best known for her 2006 No.1 hit single I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair), Flesh and Blood is a significant release, being Sandi’s sophomore studio album, released solely by her independent label Guardian Angels
Records (distributed by Nova through Universal Music Operation). The highly anticipated new album radiates the raunchy blues-­rock bravado of the opening track Help Me, followed by the country flavored Leadbelly classic In The

The album also features the strutting, clavinet led Stormy Weather; and the emotionally compelling finale Lay Your Burden Down. The new album features an all-­star ensemble led by Black Crowes Rich Robinson, drummer Steve Gorman and fellow Black Crowe and widely travelled session guitarist Audley Freed, respected Nashville stars Mike Webb (keys/Dobro) and James Haggerty (Bass) complete the line-­up with special guest appearances from acclaimed singer-­songwriter Buffy Sainte Marie and famous Rolling Stones collaborator, the legendary saxophonist Bobby Keys. “Sandi really stretched herself and made a bold new album,” reflects Rich Robinson, “Her songs are honest, vulnerable and very strong.

Photography By: Ami Barwell

Her vocal abilities are showcased really well, as is her guitar work, and harp
playing. I think Sandi’s made a great record. It was a joy to work with her.” Legendary classic rock producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa) also mixed two tracks, Sun Comes Crashing Down and a duet with Buffy Sainte Marie on the latter’s classic song, Big Ones Get Away. “Sandi’s writing is fantastic,” says Shirley, “and her singing is wonderful. Sun Comes Crashing Down has all the right ingredients to be a hit.” The intriguingly titled I Love You Like A Lunatic, is based on her “life-­‐changing” love affair with superstar blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. The couple has been together three years now, living and loving on and off the road. Sandi likens it to a modern day Johnny Cash and June Carter fairy-­tale. “My life just turned crazy,” says Sandi. “Yet that’s what everybody wants, that insane kind of love that utterly consumes you.”

Sandi feels that Flesh and Blood is her coming of age album. “All I ever want to do is write songs that connect with people,” says Sandi. “With this album I’ve finally found a place where I can make the very best music I can achieve. The people that only know me from Punk Rocker won’t recognize me on this album. But they are going to find out another side of me.”

Free Download:

“The Sun Comes Crashing Down”



A glimpse into “Flesh and Blood”


1. Help Me (4:34)

2. I Owe You Zero (3:24)

3. Flesh And Blood (4:28)

4. Sun Comes Crashing Down (4:03)

5. In The Pines (4:59)

6. The Big Ones Get Away (4:05)

7. Stormy Weather (4:31)

8. I See The Devil In You (3:55)

9. Rise As One (3:06)

10. I Love You Like A Lunatic (4:52)

11. Save Some Mercy For Me (4:37)

12. Lay Your Burden Down (5:40)

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