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NXNE 2007 Press Conference

09-May-2007 01:25 am Contributed by: pete Music News
Dave Foley's Nipples
Steamwhistle Brewery in Toronto, Ontario NXNE Press Conference May 8, 2007
Photos by: Pete Nema Full Photo Set (8 photos)

The NXNE 2007 Press Conference included a list of announcements, tasty Steamwhistle Pilsner, small foodstuffs on platters, and, yes, it even included Dave Foley's nipples. But no one threw Dave a string of beads, even though he deserved them. For more info see: NXNE 2007. read more (2 words)

Danny Michel Double DVD/CD Set

06-May-2007 08:52 pm Contributed by: pete Music News

Danny Michel's new double DVD/CD set was released on May 1st. Check out his site to watch a video trailer, listen to some sample tracks, and for details on ordering:


The DVD insert features four small PETE NEMA photos (the brilliant capture that was used for the main image is by someone else). Also, the DVD includes a slide show of PETE NEMA photos from Danny Michel's show at The Mod Club in November 2006, including many previously unreleased shots.

Every Canadian indie music fan should own one of these.

C'est What Turns 19

16-Feb-2007 12:37 am Contributed by: pete Music News
On Tuesday, a great local pub with some of the best handcrafted beers in the city held a party to celebrate their 19 years in business. C'est What is a musician's pub, and the party included musicians playing for musicians. C'est What's slogan is True Local Flavour and it's meant both in the brewing and musical sense. I can be found there fairly often on Sunday nights, enjoying a pint while listening to local talent hosted by Terence, Tim, and Derek.

I arrived slightly late on Tuesday, but still managed to catch performances by Emm Gryner, Lindy, Royal Wood, Priya Thomas, Andy Kim, and The Bicycles. Have a look at my C'est What Photo Set from that night.

Marley's Best and Worst of 2006

15-Jan-2007 03:05 am Contributed by: Anonymous Music News
[Note from Pete: Chris Marley contributed four articles to this site in 2006, and he's also someone who is willing to share a good conversation on music. He's definitely passionate and knowledgeable on the subject. There are some albums in here I'm not familiar with, so it looks like I have some listening to do!]

Chris' categories are: Top 10 Albums, Best Show, Worst Show, and the Whipping Post. read more (1,459 words)

The Cherry On Top

14-Jan-2007 10:49 am Contributed by: pete Music News
There's a cool thing happening over at Cherry Beach Sound recording studios. When artists are in the studio, Cherry Beach Sound is recording interviews and putting together podcasts on the artists. Each podcast is recorded at their state of the art facilities in Toronto. These intimate recordings give listeners behind the scenes access to some genuine Canadian talent. They've dubbed it The Cherry On Top. They now have 6 episodes posted for download, so go have a look and see if anything interests you.

The Best and Worst of 2006

05-Jan-2007 12:50 am Contributed by: pete Music News
I like to wait until January before writing a "best of last year" article. You know, wait long enough for all the Champagne and seasonal goodwill to be replaced by the reality of a potentially long and gray winter. It's just the right frame of mind for me to look back and close out the previous year. And I know you've already read or seen a whole heap of these lists, but what makes my article original is, uh - well, basically nothing (maybe not even my selections). The categories are:
  • Best Show
  • Top 10 Albums
  • Biggest Disappointment
  • The Whipping Post
read more (1,410 words)

2006 Retrospective

02-Jan-2007 08:07 pm Contributed by: pete Music News
Happy New Year to all the bands who have put so much of themselves into their performances and recordings, and to all the great people who support the music and have come to see my concert photos and read my reviews. 2006 was so amazingly fun, and I have all of you to thank. So... THANKS!

Here's a little retrospective of all the bands I photographed in 2006. As I look through all these photos, I am able to remember each and every show. And because I can't keep up with all the music news, I would be interested in hearing from anyone that has new information to share on these bands. For example, the first band I photographed in 2006, Pride Tiger, has since gone on to sign a record deal with EMI. Congratulations!

I'm really looking forward to what 2007 has to bring. read more (104 words)

More Content Coming Soon!

14-Dec-2006 04:51 pm Contributed by: pete Music News
I realize there's been a short break in the content, but there are more photos and reviews coming soon. Sadly, instead of spending time doing photography and reviews, I've been moving to a new hosting company to handle the recent increase in traffic. We're running on the new hosting service now, and it seems to be working fine. Please let me know if you notice any problems. Coming soon:
  • Concert Photos: Trole
  • Concert Photos: Hostage Life and Ill Scarlett
  • The FIRST edition of Quick Shots - Four short CD reviews.

The 2006 CASBY Music Awards

23-Nov-2006 12:27 am Contributed by: pete Music News
Tonight 102.1 The Edge and Molson Canadian hosted The 2006 CASBY Music Awards (CASBY = Canadian Artists Selected By You) at The Koolhaus. It was a tight schedule and run extremely well. Come back in the next few days for a short review and lots of photos from the event. For now, here is a list of the winners. read more (102 words)

New Release: Evanescence / The Open Door

13-Oct-2006 07:10 pm Contributed by: pete Music News
With so much music out there, sometimes I'm amazed when music I really like becomes popular. But then there's all the other times when music that just doesn't stroke me the right way becomes a worldwide sensation. What I'm saying is that just because I'm personally indifferent to the songs on The Open Door by Evanescense (released on October 3rd), my indifference is irrelavent here. This is a skilled band with a female lead that can really belt out the notes. Their first major label debut album, Fallen, sold over 14 million copies and was certified gold or platinum in 35 countries. And although you're not going to see me playing this CD over and over, I completely understand what's going on. So after listening to The Open Door, I'm convinced Evanescence is headed toward alt-rock-goth world domination.