Friday, 17 June 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Getaway Brand New Studio Album

via Warner Music Canada

Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers return with their brand new studio album ‘The Getaway’. The new album includes the infectious first single ‘Dark Necessities’.

The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ previous album, I’m With You, was released in 2011 and topped the charts in 18 countries.
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including "Best Rock Album" for Stadium Arcadium, "Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group" for "Dani California," "Best Rock Song" for "Scar Tissue," and "Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal" for "Give It Away." The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012.


JULY 15 Ottawa Ottawa Bluesfest
JULY 16 Quebec City Festival D’ete de Quebec

JULY 29-31 Montreal Osheaga


via Warner Music Canada
June 17th, 2016

Debut album, Down In A Hole, now available in Canada

Keifer Sutherland and his five piece band have embarked on the second leg of their North American tour, kicking off 11 Canadian dates on June 16 at Peter’s playhouse in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Canadian dates wind up on June 30 in Quebec City (see full listing of dates below). His North American tour is in support of his debut album, Down In A Hole, now available in Canada. Click here to listen to “Not Enough Whiskey” - the debut track from the eagerly anticipated release.

“There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music,” Sutherland said of his performances. “As much as I have enjoyed the writing and recording process, I am experiencing great joy now being able to play these songs to a live audience, which was something I hadn’t counted on.”

Best known for a 30-year career where he’s starred in movies like Stand By Me and A few Good men, the Canadian-raised actor also starred in the hit TV series 24 and will play the President of the United States this Fall in the ABC series Designated Survivor.
Keep up with Sutherland on the road in US and Canada by visiting or follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

June 16 Gravenhurst, ON - Peter's Players
June 17 Barrie, ON - The Ranch
June 18 Mont-Tremblant, QC - Mont Tremblant Ski Resort
June 20 Ottawa, ON - Maverick's
June 21 Stratford, ON - Masonic Hall
June 23 Waterloo, ON - Maxwell's Concerts
June 24 Hamilton, ON - Molson Canadian Studio
June 25 Sarnia, ON - The Station Music Hall
June 27 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
June 29 Peterborough, ON - Peterborough Musicfest

June 30 Quebec City, QC - Palais Montcalm

Monday, 13 June 2016

SMC Enters Season I 2015-2016 Artist of the Year Competition June 20, 2016 | The Scoop

by CA Marshall

It has been one full year since we first began our Artist of the Month (AOM) competitions and we have to say, it's been an amazing journey with some of the worlds finest Independent Artists. In just one week, the voting polls will open up for our Artist of the Year competition which will include all 11 AOM winners from August 2015 until June 2016. So here's the scoop on how it will all go down:

On June 20th, there will be TWO polls that will open up for unlimited Fan Voting. This means that Family, Friends, and Fans of the Artists competing can vote an unlimited amount of times per day every day (10 days total) for their fave. So why two polls? It has become increasingly apparent that there are two age groups that have applied for the AOM competitions over the course of the last year. We felt it would be easiest to break up the win into a 'TEEN' and 'ADULT' competition not only to tailor the competition to see if there is continued/enough interest in going into a second season for a simultaneous Teen and Adult monthly competition for 2016-2017, but we also recognise that many of the youth are just beginning their music careers and may feel they are at a disadvantage to their adult peers who may have been involved in the Music Industry for a longer period of time. 

Here's who will be competing in the Adult (18+) Artist of the Year Poll:

Our TEEN (17 and under) Artist of the Year Competitors Poll will include:

The Voting Poll Platforms will be created on Two Separate Pages on the Starlight Music Chronicles Site which will make for easy sharing for both group competitors and their social media platforms. However, the Facebook Online Event will incorporate all Artists in the running so as to keep information we will be blasting focused in one spot for all of the Family, Friends, and Fans cheering these amazing Artists on. Both Voting Poll platforms will launch at 12:01am MST in North America on June 20th, 2016 and run until 11:59pm MST in North America on June 30th, 2016. We will give our Judges a 7 day grace period for their decision and our Winners will be officially announced on July 10th, 2016 on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Interviews and Official Pages will be set up on our website by July 15th 2016. 

To Register as a Voter/Spectator of the frequent Information/Social Media blasts and to stay afloat of the day to day (and minute to minute) event details, we fully encourage everyone to click 'Attending' in the event itself (click here to be directed). Don't worry, you don't actually have to show up to the 'event', it's for info purposes only so that you can make an educated choice as to who you feel deserves to be our TEEN and ADULT Artists of the Year.

The winner in each category will have the opportunity to be spotlighted throughout July 2016-June 2017 on ALL Social Media, Website, and Magazine platforms which includes Radio Interviews on SMC Radio with Host Ty Anderson (aka: Ty The Voice Guy) and updates on the Artists progress seasonally/or as news comes up for them. (example: new music releases, events, video releases, etc). This is a value worth thousands of dollars and which not only holds a dollar value, but bragging rights as being the very FIRST Starlight Music Chronicles Artists of the Year! 

We wish all Artists the best of luck! 

Please keep in mind that this is a 50% FAN VOTED and 50% Judges panel Voting Monthly Competition. Our five judges are as follows: Mike Lang, Randy Wayne Belt, Walter Hargrave, and Michael McKenna as well as Editor for SMC, Candice Marshall. These votes will count for the remaining 50% of the final votes and be also considered for the winning Artist of the Year spot. ALL judges have experience in radio, contests, music journalism, magazine publication as well as song writing and production on the indie scene. Detailed Contest Rules will be posted on June 15th for all Participants and will include specifics of the Do's and Don'ts for our Event.