R&B

Drake’s Views is a Love Letter to Toronto

59th GRAMMY nominees Drake, Noah “40” Shebib, Nineteen85, Kyla, and others tell the inside story of the Album Of The Year-nominated Views NICK KREWEN GRAMMYS   MAY 15, 2017 – 2:36 AM GRAMMY.com If there’s been a more exuberant ambassador for the city of Toronto than Aubrey “Drake” Graham, you won’t find them on this planet. While the ever-prolific Drake continues to churn out rhyme after rhyme, rising to the…


Prince shows Toronto crowd he can play a purple piano as well as the guitar

Just 48 hours after announcing he was coming to town, Prince gave the crowd a mixture of his hits and new material – reinterpreted on a purple electric grand. Nick Krewen Sat., March 26, 2016 Prince at Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, March 25, 2016, 7 p.m. show Three stars (out of 4) It probably comes as little surprise that Prince, the legendary singer and songwriter who is as…


Flowing Like The River Tiber

FLOWING LIKE THE RIVER TIBER Story by Nick Krewen | March 10, 2016 For SOCAN Words and Music.   There’s no place like home, and there’s no place like Rome. River Tiber may take his pseudonym from Italy’s Tiber River, near where he lived for a year as a child, but for Tommy Paxton-Beesley, the music is just starting to flow. Although he has a couple of EPs under his…


Postmodern Jukebox turns back the clock on pop hits

Postmodern Jukebox turns back the clock on pop hits Scott Bradlee and his rotating cast of singers and musicians redo current songs — from Radiohead to Katy Perry — for a bygone era. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Mon Nov 16 2015 Shaken, not stirred. No, we’re not talking about James Bond martinis, but the entertaining and imaginatively radical rearrangements of prevailing pop, rock and rap classics by New Jersey-raised…


Madonna in Toronto for most ambitious tour yet: review

  Charismatic singer, 57, puts on physically intense, highly theatrical two-hour show at Air Canada Centre Monday night that shows age is just a number Nick Krewen Music, Published on Tue Oct 06 2015 Madonna AIr Canada Centre. Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. At 57, Madonna is still wears her Rebel Heart on her sleeve. The provocative Miss Ciccone, who has made a career out of pushing buttons and boundaries, continued…