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Posted December 2, 2015 by

Award-winning Stay Out of the Mall concert returns for 14th year A ‘variety show’ format features music and comedy to benefit Canadian Cancer Society The 2015 edition of Stay Out of the Mall, a festive music festival held annually in Guelph, is shifting its format slightly to incorporate legitimate and intentional comedy. We’re also back […]

Posted November 16, 2015 by

This Friday November 20th, our friends over at Kroniknoise are hosting a night of metal over at DSTRCT featuring Killtorous, Erimha, Ending Tyranny, and The Apex. This is the 3rd stop for these bands on their tour that will cover Ontario, Quebec, and the East Coast. We got in touch with Tyson Taylor, drummer for […]

Posted July 18, 2015 by

Vienna D’Amato Hall is an American/Canadian singer-songwriter. She began her musical career in New York City in early 2014 where she wrote, recorded and self-released her debut album, “It’s What the Dog Saw.” (2015) Vienna’s musical interests were first inspired by traditional, American folk songs when she acquired an old cassette tape of her late […]

Posted June 23, 2015 by

Think CDs. What comes to mind? Maybe some of your favourite tunes from back in the day? Thoughts of tiny, retro, round slices of polycarbonate plastic and sensitive surfaces you shouldn’t get dirty? You’re only half wrong. All it took was a common realization that cranking out tunes, getting wild and getting your sensitive surfaces dirty are […]

Posted June 17, 2015 by

It’s hard to get a read on Ian Kelly. And that, if you didn’t already guess, is a good thing. But let’s give it the old college try. First-off, you might say that he’s the big guy with that unique voice – an unusual fellow who makes music that you can’t quite pigeonhole. It takes […]

Posted June 8, 2015 by

Based out of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, The Royal Streets have spent the last few years weaving their way through the Canadian folk-rock music scene. Following a stretch of eastern Canada touring in 2013, The Royal Streets released their debut studio effort, Kings & Queen, the following March with the help of Catherine North Studios in Hamilton […]

Posted June 3, 2015 by

For the past three years, Kasador (formerly the Will Hunter Band) has been bringing their blend of Canadian indy rock to cities across Ontario and Quebec. Birthed from the acoustic styling of frontman Will Hunter, the group has evolved into an electric entity that has crowds closing the gap to the monitors wherever they go. […]

Posted January 20, 2015 by

The fine folks at Riverfest are running a contest to win passes to ICE JAM happening on March 7th. By submitting a short video displaying their talent and style, submitters have the chance to win passes to Riverfest Elora’s ICE JAM along with an invitation to open for the Hot Karls at the event’s after party. To submit, visit […]

Posted November 18, 2014 by

Ottawa’s HILOTRONS will be performing at EBar in Guelph on November 21st. Originally releasing their first EP back in 2003, HILOTRONS has seen some serious line up changes over the years, but front man Mike Dubue has helped the band evolve over the last decade. Most recently, HILOTRONS released their 4th LP At Least There’s Commotion with original […]

Posted October 28, 2014 by

Toronto band HIGHS have been busy since they first came to Guelph. Over the last two years, they have been touring, writing music, getting featured in movies, and more. The band is gearing up for a busy fall season with the release of their deluxe EP, a packed tour schedule supporting Twin Forks across Canada and will […]

Posted October 16, 2014 by

I first heard about David Catallo when I was sitting at the Cornerstone looking at posters for upcoming events. At first I was a bit surprised to find a local classical guitar player – I hadn’t heard of David before but I’m definitely glad I came across his name. Personally, I love discovering new kinds of music and […]

Posted July 25, 2014 by

July brings another edition of Hillside Festival to Guelph Lake featuring amazing musical acts from Guelph, Ontario, and around the world. Hillside has been toted as one of the “must-see” festivals in Canada and has gained a well deserved reputation as an amazing weekend long music festival which is known internationally. This year is no […]

Posted July 23, 2014 by

This year marks the second annual Summer Herd event – a Hillside Festival kickoff show that is a celebration of the Guelph local music scene. While people come from all over Ontario to enjoy the music at Guelph Lake, we locals know that the music in Guelph doesn’t just happen over a single weekend. Summer […]

Posted July 21, 2014 by

INCLINEΔDECLINE is a Do-It-Yourself, 3-day event that works to showcase regional music. Curated by Guelph natives Brian Schirk and John Pritchard, INCLINEΔDECLINE draws from a network of Ontario musicians created and developed through dedication to attending and performing at shows across the most densely populated region in our country. This project aims to create a […]

Posted July 16, 2014 by

Toronto band Teenage Kicks is back in Guelph to play Van Gogh’s Ear on July 17th along with Warbride and The Ednas. We got in touch with Jeff van Helvoort from the band to ask a few questions: Music Lives: The first question I’m sure everyone asks, what’s it like playing in a band with […]

Posted June 11, 2014 by

This Friday, Toronto band Young Doctors in Love visit Jimmy Jazz to play their unique style of pop-rock. This 6 piece bands originally formed in 2009 by Clay Puddester who we recently caught up with to get the low down on the band and their history. Music Lives: Can you give us a brief history of […]

Posted June 3, 2014 by

I wanted to write a quick status update to let everyone know what’s been going on behind the scenes at Music Lives. We’ve made a few decision over the last few months that are definitely worth sharing with everyone! We Closed the Office Six months ago, we officially opened the Music Lives office in the Walkway […]

Posted May 13, 2014 by

This Thursday, east coast band Bloody Diamonds plays the Jimmy Jazz with The Shelters. Read on to learn more about the band and visit the event listing to learn more about the show. Music Lives: How did Bloody Diamonds come to be? How have you changed since you started playing together? We first met while we were at college in […]

Posted May 12, 2014 by

The Slackers came to town! If you don’t know this band, checkout the event details to learn more about the show at eBar on May 8th. We caught up with Dave Hillyard from the band to learn more about the history of the band. Music Lives: How did The Slackers originally form as a band? How has the band and […]

Posted May 8, 2014 by

Album Review: Ben McKenzie & His Broken Bones – Stand Down Son Guest Review from C.F. Benner of Trust To Rust Time has always had an awkward way of allowing old friends to become older acquaintances. In the interest of transparency, I’ve known Ben McKenzie for years. We went to the same university, worked on […]