Arcade Fire keeps Toronto on its feet: concert review

With the Air Canada Centre decked out like a giant dance club, Arcade Fire got its groove on for a 20-song set. By: Nick Krewen Music Published on Fri Mar 14 2014 Arcade Fire 3 stars At the Air Canada Centre, March 13, 2014 Even if it came at the expense of Toronto’s much-maligned mayor, it seems that Montreal’s alt-rock artisans Arcade Fire have a sense of humour after all….


Ginger St. James drops the burlesque, but not the tease

Former burlesque queen Ginger St. James turns heads as a rockabilly singer, a leading act at Toronto’s Winterfolk festival. Nick Krewen Music Published on Thu Feb 13 2014 From bump ’n’ grind to bumps n’ bruises, Ginger St. James has experienced it all. And now the former Les Coquettes and Steeltown Sirens burlesque queen is bumping up her popularity as a sassy and dynamic rockabilly singer, songwriter and guitarist, creating…


Indie Radio Royalties Reward Songwriters

Story by Nick Krewen | February 6, 2014 For SOCAN Words and Music   The day “Rick ‘n’ roll” gave way to rock ‘n’ roll will go down in history as another notch in the belt of independent Canadian songwriters. After torturing its future listeners – maybe “torturing” is too strong a word, so let’s go with “teasing” – with seven days of 24-hours-a-day airings of British singer Rick Astley’s…


Elton John still rocks, but with a little less falsetto

The venerable British pop star brought out the old favourites at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Feb. 6, 2014.   By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Fri Feb 07 2014 Elton John 3 stars Air Canada Centre, Feb. 6 Goodbye yellow brick road, hello memory lane. Elton John unspooled another one of his almost three-hour, 28-song marathons at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday night and it was…


Drake, Jay Z and Kiss Are In The Game

Artists are assisting athletes and helping sports franchises build their brands and succeed beyond the scoreboard NICK KREWEN MAY 15, 2017 – 2:36 AM GRAMMY.com After the Boston Red Sox clinched the World Series at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918 this past October, all eyes in Major League Baseball seemingly switched to the issue of free agency, and particularly, Robinson Cano. Cano, the New York Yankees’ starting…