'Northern Touch' at 20: An oral history of the most important rap collaboration in Canadian history

February 1, 2018 - 2:05am

Proud to have been part of the mix team on this iconic recording.

"Every Canadian rap fan will remember hearing this for the first time: "We notorious; ain't nobody can hang with us: Rascalz, Checkmate, Kardinal and Thrust, Choclair coming down with that Northern touch." One of the most iconic rap songs in Canada, there was no escaping the power of "Northern Touch," a cross-country posse cut that would cement the careers of the artists who had the wherewithal to shout themselves out in the chorus....."

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The Spirit of John Mann

May 16, 2016 - 3:45pm
The Spirit of John Mann

I'm again playing guitar in the house band at this great event.

The Horseshoe Tavern & Alzheimer Society Present THE SPIRIT OF JOHN FT. JOHN MANN, MOLLY JOHNSON, TOM WILSON & MORE!
Thu, June 2, 2016 Doors: 8:30 pm
The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON
$40.00 TICKETS

This event is 19 and over In early September of 2014, John Mann, lead singer of Spirit of the West, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. On June 2nd, John has once again decided to take the stage at the famous Horseshoe Tavern for a charity concert The Spirt of John. The concert which supports the Alzheimer Society's Music Project, raises money to help bring music into the lives Canadians living with dementia. The Spirit of John, sponsored by TD Canada and Slaight Music, is an incredible night of music and revelry that celebrates John Mann, his music, and the powerful effect melody can have on memory. John will be joined on stage by Molly Johnson, Chris Tait from Chalk Circle, Tom Wilson, and many, many more. All proceeds of the concert go to support the Alzheimer Society's Music Project which provides personalized playlists and iPods for people living with dementia in Toronto. Please bring any new or used iPod Shuffles as well as cash to donate to the cause.


Art Bergmann Ontario Shows

May 16, 2016 - 3:41pm
Art Bergmann

Art's Toronto band includes Chris Wardman (guitar) and Jason Sniderman (keyboards), John Dinsmore (bass) and Sammy Kohn (drums).

Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
The Casbah
Hamilton, ON
'THE APOSTATE' - Official Album Release Show at The Casbah in Hamilton ON
Tickets $40 (DINNER & CONCERT) online: The Casbah

Tickets $15 (CONCERT ONLY) online: The Casbah
Tickets $15 (CONCERT ONLY) retailers: Dr. Disc, Strathcona, Dundurn Market, and Picks And Sticks Music

Friday, June 24, 2016 at 9:00 PM (doors 9:00 PM; 19+ event)
Call the Office London, ON
'THE APOSTATE' - Official Album Release Show at Call The Office in London ON
Tickets $10 - $12 online: Call the Office

ART BERGMANN plus special guests Ron Hawkins and the Do Good Assassins, and Luxury Bob
Thursday, June 23, 2016 (doors 8:30 PM; 19+ event)
The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON
'THE APOSTATE' - Official Album Release Show at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto ON!!
Tickets $15 online: Ticketfly Ticket retailers: Rotate This and Soundscapes

Cashbox: Ruthless Ones

March 19, 2015 - 10:45am

Cashbox Canada: cashboxcanada.ca/6169

Not so much with East side power punks Ruthless Ones, whose new EP That Static (produced by Chris Wardman), hits you over the head and beats you about the chest and body with no regrets. This is straight from the shoulder, hard hitting stuff so you know the song, ‘The Boardwalk. Tonight’ isn’t an invitation for a stroll in the moonlight. Ruthless Ones cross the bridge to play Cherry Cola’s and The Horseshoe later this month. More on Joe Strummer’s kids later. Music by the Ruthless Ones is available with worldwide distribution on Believe Digital http://player.believe.fr/v2/3614591285585, For more info visit www.ruthlessones.com. 

Ruthless Ones ‘Pitiful Power Trip’ Live at Johnny Land Presents: The Opera House, Toronto
YouTube: http://youtu.be/4N7xDTkjbz4