Pop that rocks – blueVenus CMW2014 gig @ Silver Dollar Room

Back out for some Canadian Music Week music goodness last night – this time, at Toronto’s iconic music venue the Silver Dollar Room for blueVenus. blueVenus brings pop that rocks – punched up with a bit of funk, Motown, blues and jazz – and they moved us with selections from CDs Grin and the recentContinue reading “Pop that rocks – blueVenus CMW2014 gig @ Silver Dollar Room”

Smokin’ hot & rockin’ out @ The Central – Jessica Speziale CMW2014 gig

Last weekend was about theatre, this weekend is about music. It’s Canadian Music Week, and I was out at The Central to see Jessica Speziale play with her band last night. Speziale is a sultry-voiced, rockin’ music force, performing with heart, soul and drive. If you haven’t had a chance to see her play live,Continue reading “Smokin’ hot & rockin’ out @ The Central – Jessica Speziale CMW2014 gig”

Joygasm of sound – blueVenus CMW showcase @ Velvet Underground

Andrea de Boer’s band blueVenus gave us an incredible set at Velvet Underground as Canadian Music Week kicked off last night, moving the audience with their joygasmic fusion of jazz, blues, pop and Motown – with evocative lyrics, amazing musicianship and stellar vocals from de Boer. blueVenus includes de Boer on vocals and violin, LukeContinue reading “Joygasm of sound – blueVenus CMW showcase @ Velvet Underground”

So much fun coming up!

Thought I’d take a moment to post about some ongoing/upcoming arts events. Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) continues this week with the Week Two program and reading (March 13-17), with Week Three program/reading running the week after (March 20-24). Quick note on Saturday’s Week One reading of Falling: We had a packed house,Continue reading “So much fun coming up!”

Meghan Morrison: A Force of Love

Originally posted on KAT LEONARD:
-photo by Lizzie VioletMeghan Morrison at Velvet Underground Canadian Music Week This week pulsed with remarkable moments, and many of those moments were made extraordinary because they involved Meghan Morrison.  Meghan Morrison is a force of love.  I adore her.  I challenge any live being (big or small, furry or…

Meghan Morrison band awesomesauce @ CMW Velvet Underground gig

And a bag of chips! Thanks to singer/songwriter Meghan Morrison, I am no longer a webcast-viewing, Canadian Music Week-attending virgin. Tuesday night, it was her webcast night and jam, featuring singer/songwriters Angela Saini (http://www.angelasaini.com/fr_home.cfm) and Super Tash (http://www.supertash.com/Home.html), plus co-host Kat Leonard (http://www.katleonard.com/home.cfm)  – so much fun! I watched, I listened and I tweeted throughoutContinue reading “Meghan Morrison band awesomesauce @ CMW Velvet Underground gig”