Why you need to attend the Chicago Blues Festival
The GATE | Music
by W. Andrew Powell
2M ago
Chicago has lots of incredible events and festivals every year, and one standout is the Chicago Blues Festival. Running this year from June 6 to 9, and featuring the legendary Buddy Guy for one of his final Chicago performances, it’s an event you just can’t miss. Chicago stands out as one of the best cities in the United States. The iconic city boasts some of the best architecture in the country, award-winning restaurants, art and sculptures around every corner, and at the heart of it all, a music scene that hits on lots of genres. Then there’s the Chicago Blues. Bands are often performing rig ..read more
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Bob Marley: One Love giveaway for a wireless turntable, vinyl, and movie digital code
The GATE | Music
by W. Andrew Powell
4M ago
In celebration of Bob Marley: One Love releasing on digital home entertainment, The GATE is thrilled to give away a very special prize pack, including a wireless turntable, Bob Marley vinyl, and a digital code for the film. Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, the film stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as Marley, and features the icon’s music. Bob Marley: One Love was filmed in Jamaica, and the film was made in collaboration with the Marley family. Synopsis: Celebrate the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love, peace, and unity. In One Love, discover Bob Marley’s po ..read more
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SiriusXM celebrates the holidays with 26 ad-free channels
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by W. Andrew Powell
8M ago
SiriusXM is getting ready for the holidays with 26 festive channels and some channels are already streaming or available on the SiriusXM app. From Acoustic Christmas to returning favourites like Holly and Hallmark Channel Radio, listeners can tune in for classic Christmas carols and Hanukkah music New channels announced this year include Trans-Siberian Orchestra Radio, Smokey’s Holiday Soul Town, and Sleep Christmas, for those who want to drift off with some festive music. Plus, SiriusXM Canada is offering the first three months of streaming service free. Visit www.siriusxm.ca/holidaymusic2023 ..read more
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Classical guitarist Emma Rush releases new album A Dream Of Colour inspired by painter William Blair Bruce
The GATE | Music
by Guest
1y ago
Highly renowned Canadian classical guitarist Emma Rush is set to captivate audiences with the release of her latest album, A Dream of Colour is inspired by the life and works of impressionist painter, William Blair Bruce. Collaborating once again with her long-time producer Kirk Starkey, Rush recorded the album in her hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. The well-travelled classical artist’s new record features daring new music by esteemed Canadian composers, all beautifully capturing the essence of Bruce’s artwork. While growing up, she developed a deep connection to fellow Hamiltonian William Bla ..read more
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JSHELL announces audio and visual album In My Head, releasing 15 videos in 30 days
The GATE | Music
by Press Release
1y ago
In My Head Features Guest Appearances By STEVE HACKETT (Genesis), KATIE JACOBY (The Who), JAKE CINNINGER (Umphrey’s McGee) And SCOTT METZGER (JRAD/Wolf!) New York, NY, United States, January 17, 2023 – New York City-based Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer/Songwriter and Tater Mansion Tunes Recording Artist JSHELL announces his AUDIO AND VISUAL rock album IN MY HEAD by releasing VIDEOS FOR ALL 15 TRACKS on the album beginning TODAY and leading up to the complete album release which will be available for purchase, downloading and streaming on all streaming services on FEBRUARY 14TH. IN MY HEAD also ..read more
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PTtheGospelSpitter and Stephen Voyce are Living for the “Kingdom”
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by Press Release
1y ago
PTtheGospelSpitter Announces Release of Pop Single “Kingdom” (featuring Stephen Voyce) PTtheGospelSpitter, AKA The BadBoy of Gospel is back with his upcoming release “Kingdom” feat. Stephen Voyce. PT shares vocal duties for this track with the impressive Nigerian/Canadian vocalist Stephen Voyce. Voyce’s pop and soul leanings are a natural fit for PT’s gospel roots and his own considerable soul and R&B chops. The song is set to be released in digital stores January 3 2023. From the early buzz–beta test preview spins in select international markets and a few North American stations–it will b ..read more
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Anat Kriger feeds us reminders of romance with new single “I Just Wanna Love You”
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by Press Release
1y ago
FOR RELEASE: SEP. 23RD, 2022 (TORONTO,ON) – Israeli born singer, songwriter and actress, Anat Kriger, immigrated to Canada with one goal in mind: to become an artist. After graduating from Randolph college in 2018, she has since been working on her music and developing her own sound. “I Just Wanna Love You” gives us a first-time glimpse at Anat as a songwriter; This is the first song the artist has ever written. “I’ve never considered myself a songwriter, and it almost feels like this song just came to me”. “I Just Wanna Love You” emphasizes the idea of being smitten and the lyrics are intend ..read more
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Global Citizen, the future of advocacy, and the 2022 Global Citizen Festival
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by W. Andrew Powell
2y ago
Global Citizen is the future of advocacy, focused on change through a range of actions that anyone can do, tied into powerful events that inspire people. At a recent event in Toronto, Global Citizen’s David Beame, Caralene Robinson, and Jonah Kanter sat down to talk about the organization, advocacy, and their upcoming 10th anniversary festival in New York City’s Central Park, and it was inspiring to hear about their efforts, and what it takes to put on the global event. What stood out for me is that they’re actually a small organization doing big things around the world, and unlike some groups ..read more
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At Millions of Streams Across Platforms, EMA (Eemaan Qadri) Releases New Hit Single, “Habits”
The GATE | Music
by Press Release
2y ago
EMA (Eemaan Qadri) is an upcoming Canadian singer/songwriter who has been singing and performing since she was 9 years old. For years, she has been writing and releasing her own music, and has released her own EP, Friendly Reminder shortly after putting out her 2019 debut single “Get It”. Driven by her passion for music, EMA continues to upload music that’s unique and heartfelt to her, and her own experiences. She’s motivated by artists such as Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Conan Gray & Troye Sivan, who also write music as close to their hearts. After posting a viral TikTok video, her str ..read more
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10 rising Canadian artists to put on your radar
The GATE | Music
by Emma Caplan
2y ago
There is so much new, amazing musical talent, it can be pretty tough to keep up, much less decide how to divide your listening time and attention. But, fear not, I’m here to help. In no particular order, here are some amazing Canadian artists you really need to set your sights on. Jon Vinyl – Soul, R&B Jon Vinyl, a young 23-year-old from Toronto, started his music journey at 15 and released his first single five years later. Today, he delivers art well beyond his years. Jon is nostalgic and keenly attuned to his emotions of past relationships, empowering his listeners in the same way. Inf ..read more
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