Rick Keene Music Scene – Arcaydium; A Breath of Fresh Musical Montreal Air

To make it in this business – bands must have that ‘thing’.  Any experienced DJ will tell you, all it … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Elizabeth Shepherd Loves Montreal on Her New Record

Once a Montrealer – always a Montrealer … Elizabeth Shepherd is a traveler. Physically and spiritually. Searching for new within … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Sheepdogs Take Montreal On a Ride

It is not easy ‘riding’ global accolades … For the Western Canadian band The Sheepdogs – that is precisely what … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Song for Markov, The ‘Mooch’ and Jack Black Recites Carl Sandburg

Everyone needs a break once in a while. Noise pollution is not good for the musical soul.       … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Preview. Men without Hats

You can dance if you want to … How many songs in Canadian music are recognizable by a few words? … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – What’s Going On ?

As usual – a lot going on … From 80’s Pop to R&B and Soul – Montreal and The Montreal … More

Cliff Stevens – The Prodigal Guitarist Returns to Montreal to Prove ‘Grass Won’t Grow’.

Cliff Stevens’ hands aren’t slow.   Despite many years portraying Eric Clapton as means to meet the ends, Stevens’ is … More

Rick Keene Music Scene Jazz Festival Preview – An Extensive Chat with Dr. Trevor Payne

Dr. Trevor Payne is a Montreal institution. He may only be realizing it now.   Dr. Payne and his Montreal … More

Matt Dusk – Bringing Back Christmas in a Big Way !

There is nothing like the good ol’ days.   Especially when Christmas comes to mind. Most people have fond memories … More

Simon Daigle – Quebec’s Premiere Bass Player Talks Groove

Bass players unite ! Rarely are Bass players featured prominently on albums for promo. Once in a while – their … More

The League of Rock Montreal – Cold Shot in The Final Showcase

No longer, deer in the headlights … This was the transformation which took place within the League of Rock Montreal … More

Don Henley – That’s Why You Pay the Big Bucks ! Montreal Concert Review

 Welcome to the Hotel Bell Center… It took the entire show and practically Henley’s entire back catalog to arrive at … More

Nanette Workman – ‘You Can Always Get What You Want ‘ – Part Two

Nanette Workman is real …   A singer who has been there – done that. A seasoned professional who has not … More

Nanette Workman – ‘You Can Always Get What You Want ‘ …

Nanette Workman is not a born Quebecer. A fact which some people know …   Nanette was born in Brooklyn, … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – The UnderGround Divas ! Somewhere Gram Parsons is Smilin’ …

Take Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground. Add Tom Waits. Add Gram Parsons. Mix ’em all together and you get … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Underground Divas, Raisin’ Cain, Lisa Simone and Gov’t Mule … or… Mule (If You Prefer)

The Underground Divas. A perfect name for a band.  Underground as in rebel and Divas  – as in Rock Star … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Messin’ with Paul Arthur and Raisin’ Cain !

Paul Arthur and Raisin’ Cain make their long awaited debut at The House of Jazz  Paul Arthur has long been … More

The Wainright Sisters; Laughing All the Way to The Jazz Festival !

Martha and Lucy Wainright Roche are a lot of fun …  Martha and her half-sister Lucy have written and performed with … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – You Want a Jazz Festival Preview?

There is a lot of talent coming to the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2016 … The Festival gets underway … More

Dawn Tyler Watson – Experience is a ‘Jawbreaker’ ! Album Review

Montrealers know Dawn Tyler Watson very well … One of this city’s brightest diamonds has shone bright for a few … More

Watch Elvis Leave the Building !

Presented for the first time in Montreal! RETURN TO GRACE Premiere on June 15  8 p.m.  Place des Arts evenko … More

Chaim Tannenbaum; His First Album and It’s a Beauty !

Chaim Tannenbaum has done many things in life. Releasing an album is not one of them. Until now … Informally, … More

The Anderson – Ponty Band; Music’s Best Kept Secret Astounded Montreal !

Jon Anderson of Yes fame is one matter. Jean -Luc Ponty is an entire different matter. Place the two together … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘Music DVD Pick of The Week ‘

It’s nice to discover stuff you thought you knew … That is the case with the DVD; Tom Petty and the … More

The 2016 Edition of The Montreal International Jazz Festival

37th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Tickets on sale this Friday, April 29, at noon Exclusive … More

Juno Award Winner Steve Hill Talks Volumes!

 Steve Hill has come a long way … Starting with his Solo Recordings Volume One out of necessity, Steve’s one-man … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Number One Interview of 2015

Then there were one … Twelve months condensed into one final ‘tip of the iceberg’. The titanic of interviews. The … More