Have an important show, CD Release Party, are you touring Toronto with a limited budget?

Increase your attendance and exposure by putting a poster of your show on the front page of this site...

Please go here to find out how.

 

 

 

ARTISTS WE SUPPORT CONTINUOUSLY:

Alannah Myles, Alexandra Slate, All The Brightness, Basia Lyjak, Dearly Beloved, Fidget, Isle of Thieves, littleSUNDAY, Japhy Ryder, Joel Lightman Band

Joshua Bartholomew!!!

Maxel Black, Paris Black Band, Rayna

Revolver!!!

Rides Again, Tenth Planet, The Chronicles, The First Time, The Free Press, The Joys, The Midway State

OUTSIDE OF TORONTO:

Art of Dying, Neverending White Lights, Rose Cora Perry, Saigon Hookers, Trinity Road

OUTSIDE CANADA

Kris Hadlock, Sebastian Bach, Secret Lane, Vesta Varro

HOW TO GET ON THIS LIST...ITS SIMPLE...WE GET TO KNOW YOU...

Help find one of Toronto's Missing children here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROMOTING MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT!!!

In Toronto and coming to Toronto from all over the world!!!

Are you looking for bands/musicians in Toronto and in general, click here!

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SPOTLIGHT MUSICIAN CD

TENTH PLANET!!!

"If you like the combination of dark, haunted and fiery rock, this CD will blow your mind into another galaxy! Powerhouse music and vocals that will seep into every fibre of your being if you dare to let it happen and I dare you..." Mary-Elizabeth Gilbert - Meg-a Music Toronto

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ADVERTISING now available on this site, right here! You can have your posters put on the front page, look for a new band member, announce a contest you are in, promote your business service. This is going to be an increasingly popular place to advertise in Toronto for music, get in on the action NOW!

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Yes, we care, please take a look at a video added to MySpace recently on one of Toronto's missing children here

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CHECK OUT OUR NEW CD REVIEW BY DEVON SARTORI FOR BASIA LYJAK OF TORONTO HERE!!!

(Image by Ron Boudreau)

NEW, JUST IN - TATIANA MOROZ - TATIANA - REVIEW HERE BY JASON DANIEL BAKER!!!

NEW, JUST IN - LADY GAGA - BORN THIS WAY - REVIEW HERE BY JASON DANIEL BAKER!!!

NEW, JUST IN - RED ROSES BLACK - REVIEW HERE BY JASON DANIEL BAKER!!!

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CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2011

Canada's International Music Convention and Film Festival

March 9 - 13, 2011, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Stay tuned as we cover this year Canaduan Music Week Festival 2011!

We will be filling in some other shows we have been to as well soon!

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JULY SHOWS

July 11, 2010 - Marie-Josee Cyr

July 2, 2010 - Rose Cora Perry - CD Release Party

JUNE SHOWS

June 25, 2010 - Jim Armstrong Band

June 18, 2010 - Jeremy Guther/Trinity Road

June 11, 2010 - TBA

June 4, 2010 - TBA

MAY SHOWS

May 28, 2010 - Tim Bastmeyer

May 21, 2010 - Gary 17

May 14, 2010 - Paris Black

- Paris Black, also Birthday Party for Meg-a Music Toronto

May 7, 2010 - Lisa Marie Krushak

APRIL SHOWS

April 30, 2010 - Julian Petti & The Red Boy

April 23, 2010 - Andre Skinner

April 16, 2010 - Peter Eastmure

April 9, 2010 - Jim Armstrong Band

with Jim Armstrong, Jeff Beauchamp & Val Oddo

March 26, 2010 - Lisa Marie Kruchak & Brooke Gray Harris

March 19, 2010 - Bacchus - also opening is Julian Petti

March 12, 2010 - Sons of Richard

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For amazing coverage of Canadian Music Week 2010, check out Wendy L Rombough 's photos among others at IndieCan Radio. You can find also Wendy on her website, she's a great photographer, we highly recommend her!

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We managed to catch Jake Disman on Sunday, January 24, 2010 in what will definitely be one of the highlights of his year and ours. Jake has been soundman for numerous years at The Big Bop and finally it was his chance to shine on stage. After so many years of hard work and dedication in making others sound so great, it was his turn and he looked amazing up there! A big "thank you" to Jake for all he has done over the years, you deserve the best Jake and we wish you continued success in your long career as a soundman.

The Class Assassines

With Special Guest Jake Disman

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Can't Stop Loving You

A Celebration of the Life and Music of Haydain Neale

Phoenix Concert Theatre

December 7, 2009, Doors 7:00 PM

Featuring Nelly Furtado w James Bryan, Jim Cuddy, Ben Kowalewicz (Billy Talent) k-os, Chantal Kreviazuk, Justin Nozuka, Divine Brown, Keshia Chante, Ivana Santilli, Tomi Swick, Luke McMaster and Wade O'Brown

Send a message of condolence or share your memories of Haydain Neale - haydainnealefamily@gmail.com

Website for jacksoul

Special note: If you have an extra ticket, could you please let us know at mary@megamusictoronto.com, we will be attending since we work at the Phoenix, however, a request has been sent to us for a ticket, they will pay for the ticket.

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Two album Release parties for The Blazers!

Saturday, October 10th, 2009
Timothy's Pub
RED HOT - Album Release Party - 9:30pm - 1:30pm
344 Brown’s Line
Etobicoke On
SPECIAL GUEST 2 x JUNO winner AL LERMAN
SPECIAL GUEST GUENTHER KAPELLE - WILD T & The Spirit

Saturday, October 17th, 2009
The Harp & Crown
THE BLAZERS - Album Release Party - 9:30pm - 1:30pm
300 Kingston Rd
Pickering On 905 509 6565
SPECIAL GUEST JUNO winner JACK de KEYZER

You can check them out at http://www.theblazers.net/ or on MySpace here

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Links to more photos coming soon...

Congratulations to Darlings of Chelsea from Toronto who won Indie Week 2009!

Also, a big "thank you" to Darryl Hurs and all the people who participated in Indie Week to make it happen, you know who you are.

Darlings of Chelsea

Cutaways

 

Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold

 

Static in the Stars

 

The In & Outs

 

The Rosewoods

 

PURRR

 

Isle of Thieves

(with the fabulous Bob Segarini)

Punishment

 

Static in the Stars

 

Sixteen Layers

 

KC Roberts

 

 

Saigon Hookers

 

Save This City

 

Natasha Pasternak

 

Volition Aire

 

Diana Catherine and the Thrusty Tweeters

 

Llions

 

Chris Koster & The Lonely

 

Visit www.indieweek.com for more info, visit this site soon for more photos!

We love Indie Week...

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Life is Good Festival

September 19, 2009 - Coronation Park

Ziggy Marley, Carly Rae Jepsen to Perform for Free!

Toronto offers music fans choices aplenty, but the lineup at the upcoming Life is Good Festival at Toronto’s Coronation Park (near Exhibition Place) can’t be beat … and it’s all free. The festival features four-time Grammy winner and international recording artist Ziggy Marley, who continues to carry out the musical and humanitarian legacy of his legendary parents, Bob and Rita Marley. Carly Rae Jepsen, Mission, B.C.-born singer/songwriter also performs self-penned originals from her acclaimed first album, Tug of War. Family favorite SteveSongs plays earlier for the younger set.

Good seasonal fare and a colorful mix of outdoor games and activities throughout the park promise to keep the energy high all day. Funds raised through a fun-filled 4K walk in the morning, public donations, and all profits from the sale of Life is Good merchandise at the event benefit The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada and its mission to fulfill the wishes of critically ill children throughout Ontario and across the nation. For complete info, including set times for the music stage, visit www.lifeisgood.com/toronto.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009

Over the past six years, Paragon has brought the Toronto Independent Music Scene an eclectic series of live music events. Our competitions have especially been unique with prizes ranging from $20,000 Cash & Prizing (Band Clash 20/20) to recording with esteemed producers (most recently Band In Demand & Paragon Muzik Fusion), to exposing the bands to the media, the right connections and some great venues & packed houses.

PARAGONONLINE.CA PRESENTS THE:

ROCK THE HOUSE HARD COMPETITION

WHERE: THE HARD ROCK CAFE & THE OPERA HOUSE
WHEN: PRELIMINARIES: SEPTEMBER 18TH, NOVEMBER 7TH & 27TH @ THE HARD ROCK CAFE & THE FINALS @ THE OPERA HOUSE IN JANUARY (Date to be announced ASAP)
WHAT CAN YOUR BAND WIN???

*Recording with an esteemed producer
*Three sit-down interviews with one Major, Independent and Publishing Label.
*A band Merchandising package which includes: Logo Graphic Design and printing of good quality, cotton T-shirts & More.
*An Artist Development Deal with Paragonyx Entertainment which includes:
-A slot in three of Toronto's biggest indoor, industry music festivals.
-Three Lucrative weekend gigs at hard to crack Toronto Venues.
-One industry showcase.
-Featured band - www.paragononline.ca for three months.
-Your band's song on Paragon's myspace for three months.
*An Electronic press kit.
*CD Duplication.
*A live professional digital recording of your band's next show.
*A professional photoshoot.
& MUCH, MUCH MORE! A prize valued at $20,000!!! & We are in the process of adding thousands of additional dollars in prizing so keep posted, as we will be continually updating the grand prize.

Want to know more? Bands will get PAID a portion of their ticket sales & all judging will be done by music industry professionals that will be happy to discuss the band's performance with the band after the show as well as to provide the bands with judging sheets that have specific critiques that are priceless.

NOW BOOKING SEPTEMBER 18TH - SIGN UP HERE

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Ryde

Lee's Palace

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Who will win the $25,000 prize???

Iguana Recordings Presents "Battala Rockstars!'

This is the finale and Meg-a Music Toronto is working in conjunction with Battala Rockstars to discover the winner!

Artists Include:

Purrr
Corporate Saturday
Save This City
The Black Rainbows

Featuring: The Envy

Judges include:

Karen Bliss
Gavin Brown
Edwin
Darrin Pfeiffer

www.battalarockstars.com

Facebook Event page here

(If you say Meg-a Music Toronto at the door you get $3.00 off the ticket price.)

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Get In The Pit Photography Presents

Hit The Pit, Not Our Youth

Friday, August 21, 2009

Kathedral starting at 5:00 PM

All proceeds go to Covenant House

All of the musicians who took part in this showed that just because you're young it doesn't mean you don't care, they all came together for a great cause. Kudos to every one of you involved in this event.

You can view more photos here

You can view more photos here

You can view more photos here

You can view more photos here

You can view more photos here

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1st Annual Music & Performing Arts Production

with proceeds to THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Starting at 11:00 AM

ON AUGUST THE 8th, 2009 at the GNE Collingwood Agricultural Fairgrounds: 2220 Fairgrounds Rd. N., Clearview Township, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WILL WITNESS A VERY POWERFUL.. NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE PPRODUCTION. Those who see this will be impressed with the attention given to the planning and logistics process.

An all recorded hits show is featuring "TRIUMPH'S GREATEST HITS" with CANADA'S RIK Emmett at the wheel & JIMI Jamison's SURVIVOR (Eye Of The Tiger) with Billboard's Award wining song writers of the year RANDOM ROBBERY, HARD ROAD, and...JOJETO, ALPHA DAWGS presented by THE LEAGUE OF ROCK, SHIBATEN SPIRITS world famous Didjeridoo player and expert instrumentalist, REBECCA STEPHENS, THE LUCID, MAGGIE & THE GATORS, BLOBJECT, ALIX AZOFF, HUMAN SHIELD, MANAHAN, PATRIZIA, PARK LANE.

Special Features: "DRUMLINES GODFATHER" Michael Beauclerc and Angel the FIREDANCER.

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August 1 - 3, 2009

Downsview Park



Minimum Donation of $2 to Charity of your choice or a dollar to MS and Children's Wish Foundation
GATES OPEN AT 1:30 pm


In Support of
MS
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Canadian Cancer Society
Children's Wish Foundation

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Toronto gears up for NXNE, be prepared for some fun times and better yet be prepared to party with music! Be ready, its a great time for all!

*Do you want your poster up here for your show at NXNE, please contact us at mary@megamusictoronto.com!

A taste of photos to come...

Joel Lightman Band

Forgotten Rebels

Oh No Not Stereo

The following photos were taken by Beatrice Cardin

AIDS Wolf

 

 

Yes, she eats microphones! Tasty!

Black Lips

Cool Kids

 

Grand Trine

 

 

 

 

GZA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanther

 

 

 

 

Parlor

 

Sadies

United Steel Workers of Montreal

 

 

Valleys

 

 

 

Whale Tooth

 

 

 

 

 

Xavier Cafeine

 

 

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Can we say Nine Inch Nails in Toronto at the Molson Amphitheatre!

Photos by Michael Vandeloo

Hello Trent Reznor, we love you...

The Concert...

The View...

The Signed Tickets...

The Story...to come soon....

Dianna Guglietti's Photos & Story

 

NIN! NIN! I have never seen this band live. As much as I love their music, the opportunity never arose. When I heard that they were coming to the Molson Amphitheatre I was more than ecstatic. I was disappointed that they appeared on the stage at 7:30pm, my friend and I nearly missed them. They were amazing. It was nice to hear Trent's rough voice and the heavy musical melodies that accompanied him. What made the experience more wonderful, was hearing everyone sing along to a few of their songs especialy HURT. I had chills...


Jane's Addiction was another band I have yet to see, and they were great! Both bands had awesome energy, but I wished NIN would have closed the show, playing a longer set. All in all I would see both bands again...hopefully they come back :)

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King Khan & The Shrines - photos coming soon...

Keith Urban - photos coming soon...

Hollywood Undead - photos coming soon...

Ladytron - photos coming soon...

Johnny Winter - photos coming soon...

All American Rejects - photos coming soon...

 

You can visit this page HERE all the coverage we have shared with you so far. A detailed listing will be coming soon! Some photos to be posted shortly.

Thornley

Constantines

Weakerthans

GEORGE CASEY CD RELEASE PARTY

CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK

- Bleeker Ridge

- State of Shock

- Birds of Wales

- More to follow...

INDIE NIGHT IN CANADA

- Tenth Planet

- The Joys

- The First Time

- List to follow...

Paris Black Band

Sixes & Sevens

Basia Lyjak

Scarpellis

Paris Black Band

Joshua Bartholomew

The Midway State

KENNY MACLEAN TRIBUTE

Joel Lightman

Kim Jarrett

Stella Rose

Paris Black Band

Umbrella Mafia also Undadogg

Ill of Day

Tenth Planet

INDIE WEEK 2008

- List to follow...

POLARIS MUSIC AWARDS 2008

- List to follow

MQMUSICFEST 2008

- List to follow...

TORONTO INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS 2008

DAME, Lori Nuic, Pavlov's Dog Orchestra, Japhy Ryder, Fancy Girls Market, October Sky, Dave Borins

JOSHUA BARTHOLOMEW'S 24TH BIRTHDAY WITH TREVOR HOWARD & TOWNLINE

The Free Press

The Joys

Jets to the Ground

.NORTH BY NORTHEAST 2008

The Brown Hornets, Monotonix, Alex Cuba, Drunkula, Sloan, Birds of Wales, Flash Lightnin

A NIGHT FOR NADIA

Joshua Bartholomew, We Are The Take, Sunshine State

CYCLE OF FEAR - THE MOVIE

INDIECAN/MEG-A MUSIC TORONTO BIRTHDAY BASH

Cause - The Canadian Heterosexual Link for HIV/AIDS

Rayna, Photocell, Drowning Girl, Jon Cohen Experimental, Isle of Thieves

INDIECAN/MEG-A MUSIC TORONTO BIRTHDAY BASH

Cause - Missing Children of Canada

Canteen Knockout, littleSUNDAY, Sam Hell, The Joys, Sarah Burton

Supporters for both events, Long & McQuade, WLR Photography, Diane Kroe Boutique, The Fashion District, Digital Silver Productions, Hot House Cafe. Thank you!

Revolver

Jeff Healey Tribute

CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2008

Art of Dying, Rides Again, Birds of Wales, Vesta Varro, Finger Eleven, United Steel Workers of Montreal, Joshua Bartholomew, Hey Ocean, Dearly Beloved, Steve Hill, Plants & Animals, The Acorn, Down With The Butterly, Grady, Bleeker Ridge, State of Shock

- 8TH ANNUAL INDIE AWARDS

Jeff Leake - The Verge, Daniel Victor - Neverending White Lights, The Besnard Lakes, Tokyo Police Club, The New Pornographers

The Joys

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MEG-A MUSIC TORONTO has been created by Mary-Elizabeth Gilbert, someone who LOVES music, film, entertainment and all things artistic and imaginative.

Just after joining MySpace at the beginning of 2006 to support the band of a friend of mine, I discovered a whole new world of music I never knew about and fell in love with so many bands and people in such a short time. There is so much talent out here that you never hear about, in particular Indie Bands. I have heard so many new and existing artists that I love and discover more each day. I am truly amazed with the music being showcased on MySpace.

The idea of MEG-A MUSIC TORONTO is to promote Indie bands playing in Toronto. Whether you are a musician located right here in Toronto or coming to Toronto, I want to know about it, so come on in and lets have some fun!

I have now started a MySpace site called MEG-A ENTERTAINMENT CANADA which will be incorporated into this site until a website is put up specifically for this at a later date.

If anyone is out there at shows and has some commentary and pictures you want to share about musicians/bands or events going on, please send me an e-mail at mary@megamusictoronto.com to let me know, I would love to hear from you! We can all help each other out and also get to know each other a little along the way!

Let our family of music and entertainment lovers begin, this journey should be nothing short of fantastic so come on in, enjoy the ride and make yourself right at home........

Much Love Always,
Mary







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