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Finger Eleven And Fefe Dobson Join Edgefest Line-Up

Last week we told you that Edgefest is returning to Molson Park in Barrie, ON on September 6. At that time the Edgefest people had only lined up four acts, but promised that more stars would be added to the line-up. Well, they’ve already begun to make good on that promise – and more are bound to be tacked onto the bill in the coming weeks. Joining the already announced acts – The Tragically Hip, Our Lady Peace, Stereophonics and Sloan – will be Canadian faves Finger Eleven plus up-and-coming songstress Fefe Dobson. Dobson, for those not in the know,… Read more »


All Your Friends Fest Announces Lineup For Debut Weekend

Oh, Canada, everyone is heading your way for the newly announced All Your Friends Fest. The debut weekend will take place on August 23 and 24 in Burl’s Creek, ON. Fans can sign up for pre-sale tickets that go live on Wednesday, March 27, at 10 AM ET. General sale tickets will be available starting on Friday, March 29, at 10 AM ET. Fall Out Boy and Billy Talent are poised to headline the jam-packed two days. Jimmy Eat World, Gym Class Heroes, Lights, and many more scene staples will join the lineup. Other acts are slated to be announced… Read more »


10 Black Pop-Punk & Alt-Rock Acts Everyone Should Know

From rock n’ roll godmother Sister Rosetta Tharpe to grunge singer Tina Bell, there have always been Black rock music artists. Pop-punk and alternative rock are no different. To celebrate Black History Month and the kickass contributions of Black rock artists, here are 10 Black pop-punk and alt-rock artists you should listen to year-round. Fefe Dobson The Canadian pop-punk singer Fefe Dobson released her self-titled debut album in 2003, which spawned hits that included “Take Me Away,” “Bye Bye Boyfriend,” and “Everything.” She would follow that album with 2006’s Sunday Love and 2010’s Joy. The latter was especially notable for… Read more »


Episode s02e10

Season 2 Finale – “Live” from Brazil… Originally Aired January 25, 2006 on idobi Radio. Music from Young Heart Attack, Mest, The Academy Is…, Screeching Weasel, Fefe Dobson, Good Riddance, Nx Zero, Ludacris ft. Sum 41, Justin Nozuka.


Avril Lavigne, Simple Plan Leads Juno Nominations

It’s a good day for pop-punk as Avril Lavigne, Simple Plan and Billy Talent are all up for a handful of Juno awards. This year’s Juno nominees were just announced and leading the charge is Lavigne, one of Canada’s biggest international exports. She’s up for five awards including Artist Of The Year. Toronto rapper K-OS, West Coast jazz star Diana Krall and 2003’s Juno host, Shania Twain, join Simple Plan and Billy Talent with three noms each. Single Of The Year: River Below, Billy Talent; One Thing, Finger Eleven; Crabbuckit, k-os; Not Ready To Go, The Trews; Party For Two,… Read more »


William Hung Overshadows Backstreet Reunion, All-Star Lineup At Wango Tango

The Backstreet Boys were congregating backstage at Saturday’s Wango Tango On-Air festival when a herd of security guards nearly tumbled them. “They were like, ‘Move out of the way, get up against the wall,’” Nick Carter recalled later, smiling and likely embellishing a bit. “And then William Hung came through.” “Who?” Kevin Richardson asked. “Well Hung?” Joke or not, on a bill that included Janet Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Jessica Simpson and a dozen other acts, William Hung was the headliner. After 14 hours of pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B and everything in between, the “American Idol” reject, dressed in a paisley… Read more »

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