This weekend at Fort York is the Toronto Urban Roots Festival! Along with my some of my favorites Matt Mays, The Sheepdogs, The Sadies and Corb Lund is a local band from right here in Toronto creating a big buzz these days. Sun K consists of 5 talented musicians, most of whom play multiple instruments on their tunes. Influenced by the likes of Neil Young and The Band they have major roots influence in their rock n roll. Whether you wanna get messy on a Friday night or take it easy drivin' home on Sunday Sun K will have a tune for you. They play TURF on Sunday at 2:10 on the Battle of York Stage. - Kris Gies

New Track: "Wind Whips The Veil" - Heat Thunder

Found on Phoenix, the new EP from Heat Thunder, “Wind Whips The Veil,” immediately takes hold as Joe Montone delivers unencumbered, chilling vocals. Co-produced by Brian Dale Allen Strouse (The Lawsuits), the song steps out from the acoustic-guitar, folk-oriented backdrop, implementing cello, violin and drums, actualizing a dramatic depth. Those earnest outpourings hold one in suspense, stirring up emotions while making a personal plea. (Photo by Wendy McCardle)

Ticket Giveaway: Julien Baker & Grayling at Underground Arts This Tuesday

Julien Baker is one of our favorite rising singer-songwriters, and she'll be performing this Tuesday, September 13 at Underground Arts. We are happy to send you and your favorite person in the whole world to see her and Philly's own Grayling. Please DO NOT sleep on this show because it's on a Tuesday night. To enter for a chance to win a pair of tix, just send an email to with the subject line "You're Gonna Run". Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck!

The Bigness & Liz de Lise Joint Record Release Show at Ortlieb's Sept. 10

Ortlieb’s will be hosting a show this evening celebrating a pair of new releases. With their latest album Time Traveler (which was co-produced with Jeff Zeigler) slated for release on September 16, the quartet of The Bigness hits the ground running as Kristin Bigness’s vocals craft an intimate yet fiercely powerful setting. Coated in layers of polished rock instrumentation that still holds an emotional grip, the group hits melodic touchstones while an extra gear breaks them loose. With her self-titled full-length debut, Liz de Lise weaves an elegant, vocal-oriented, folk-jazz hybrid, often eliciting an emotional response. However, the sounds can also carry a bubbly, pop sensibility. The tumbling Americana-flavored rock of Flat Mary Road will also get things started. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. Third St., 8pm, $10, 21+ -Michael Colavita

New Track: "Jackson Browne" - Hello Shark

Subdued, fragile beauty permeates as a sprinkling of keys and percussion gently pace Linc Halloran, a.k.a. Hello Shark, on his latest single “Jackson Browne”. The song is featured on the forthcoming LP Delicate, which will be available via Orindal Records on September 30. “Jackson Browne” casts a melancholy, reflective confession, recognizing setbacks and flaws while still demonstrating a glimmer of hope. (Photo by Abi Reimold)

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