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New Music Friday: 8 releases worth your time (09 June 2023)

New Music Friday–the day when most new releases magically appear online and in-store–has arrived once again. While not quite as busy as last week with big names, this gives a chance to dig a little deeper.


1. The Glorious

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Play It Again Mayhem – “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” – Elvin Bishop

This is the sixteenth song in the Play It Again Mayhem series which began back in 2020. Check out the previous entries along with this new one in the Play It Again Mayhem Spotify Playlist, click here to take a

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U of T Scarborough grad creates spaces where equity, mental health and music thrive

Delicia Raventhrarajan always loved singing and making music – until that passion waned when she was in high school.

Raveenthrarajan, who is now graduating from U of T Scarborough with a bachelor of science, was recovering from surgery after transferring

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DMA’S – Acoustic Album Launch Show – The Crescent, York – Sunday 4th June 2023

This was not a standard DMA’S show, the boys are used to playing much bigger venues these days. Their biggest headline show to date was the Alexandra Palace in London for 10,000 fans back in October 2021. This was essentially

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Spartanburg Philharmonic’s new music director John Concklin is no stranger to the region

The Spartanburg Philharmonic’s new music director John Young Shik Concklin isn’t a stranger to the community or to the orchestra.

Concklin was a violist for the Philharmonic and made his conducting debut in 2018 when he led the Philharmonic’s two

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Indigenous talent in the music industry is creating a ‘beautiful resistance’

Unreserved51:485 rising musicians share their songs and success

The music industry is bursting with Indigenous talent spanning across genres and telling their own stories in their own way.

“The coolest music … with the best lyrics and messages

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Live music and festivals for London long weekend

While many like to escape the city on the first long weekend of the season, there’s plenty to do in London for those who choose to stay.

High energy brass band Big Smoke Brass returned to the Forest City Saturday

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‘Fata Morgana’ – Liz Davinci

Liz Davinci’s new album ‘Fata Morgana’ is an absolute delight and one of those great albums where you need to listen from start to finish and don’t feel the need to skip a single track. Is Liz Davinci descended from

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Everything After Midnight – Micklegate Social, York – Friday 5th May 2023

This was the first time I had been to a gig at the Micklegate Social in York since before Covid and it is still a wonderfully intimate basement venue. It is almost perfect for smaller shows, but I really hope

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Mayhem Singles Round Up Part 4 2023

I think it’s time for another Mayhem singles round-up, don’t you? Here coming the fourth for 2023, it includes a baker’s dozen of tunes that have been passed on to me or recommended during the previous few weeks and months,

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