Currently browsing: Lights

Mar 16 2015 Canadian Music Week (Toronto, ON)

Now that the JUNO festivities are over and done with, it is time to get excited for next the major event going down in Canada. And by that, we mean the 2015 Canadian Music Week. Canadian Music Week is “Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries.” Now in its 33rd year, Canadian Music Week is made up of couple of events: three information-intensive conferences, a trade exposition, a film festival, a comedy festival, four award shows and most importantly,

Mar 15 The 2015 JUNO Awards

The day is finally here. The 2015 JUNO Awards is taking place today, March 15, at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. Jacob Hoggard of Hedley will be hosting the show, which will air on CTV at 8 p.m. CT / 9 p.m. ET. All of the backstage interviews, pre and post show festivities will air on JUNOTV. The Weeeknd, Lights, Shawn Mendes, Kiesza, MAGIC!, are amongst the artists scheduled to perform. Yesterday in Hamilton, 35 JUNO Awards were given away in advance at the 2015 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards, which was presented by SiriusXM Canada. Lights, The Weeknd,...more

Mar 14 Photos: 2015 JUNO Fan Fare

One of the most popular events of JUNO week, JUNO Fan Fare, was held earlier today, March 14, at the Limeridge Mall in Hamilton, ON – and Trendio was in attendance. This year’s event, which was presented by hmv Canada, was hosted by Much VJ Liz Trinnear and E!’s Tyrone Edwards. Fans received autographs and some took selfies with the stars in attendance: Arkells, Dallas Smith, Glenn Morrison, JRDN, Kiesza, Kira Isabella, Lights, MacKenzie Porter, Melanie Durrant, Nikki Yanofsky, Paul Brandt, Sam Roberts*, Shawn Mendes, The Road Hammers, Trevor Guthrie, and Zeds Dead. There were also two acoustic performances held before...more

Mar 05 2015 JUNO Awards: JUNO Songwriters’ Circle

The 2015 JUNO Awards is just around the corner. As previously reported, numerous events will be held the week before the main award ceremony, which is on March 15. One of the most anticipated events of JUNO Week is the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, which is considered “the jewel of JUNO Week.” The event, presented by SOCAN & Yamaha Canada Music, “brings together some of the most talented Canadian singer-songwriters, sharing songs and stories on stage.” JUNO Songwriters’ Circle is also slated for March 15 (12:00 pm – 2:00 pm) and it will be held in Hamilton. So far, the confirmed...more

Feb 22 Trendio Reviews: Lights illuminates Austin, TX

After two years and a half, Canadian electro-pop singer Lights lit up Austin, TX once again last Saturday, February 21st. Lights, née Valerie Anne Poxleitner, brought her electryfing sound, moves and energy to an almost sold out crowd at Emo’s Austin. Since 2008, the singer-songwriter has been building a quite large and mixed fanbase, which could be seen at last night’s show. The crowd ranged from die-hard, screaming fans to tween cosplayers, to tough looking 30 year olds who looked like something out of The Addams Family. Despite the remarkable diversity of the crowd, Lights managed to keep everyone engaged for the whole run of...more

Jan 27 VIDEO: Lights – “Running With The Boys”

One of Canada’s best and most successful artists, Lights, released a music video for a song of hers, titled “Running With The Boys.” The Amit Dabrai directed music video for “Running With The Boys,” which by the way is taken from Lights’ fourth studio album “Little Machines,” premiered on MUCH on January 26. The music video looks like it was a lot of fun to make, and according to Lights, “[it] is about being a kid again, and that sort of innocence and imagination that made life so exciting. As an adult, you know a lot more, and in the...more