Highlights of the Month



Johnson Crook released their new single 'Dear Me' on July 12. Check it out here!


Myles Castello dropped his latest single, 'Fade Away' on July 26th! Listen to it here!


Nice Horse recently released a new song called 'Good Life'. Listen to it here!

Congrats to the ladies on their CCMA nomination for Interactive Artist or Group of the Year!


Our Lady Peace announced that they will be joining Bush and Live on the fall leg of the ALT-imate tour. Tickets go on sale August 9th!

Visit their site for more info here!


Nice Horse announced that they will be performing on September 6th in Calgary in Studio Bell as a part of the CCMA Songwriters' Series.

They also have a show at Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove on September 20th.

Check out their site for full details!


Simple Plan will be in Saskatoon on August 7th for the Prairieland Festival.

The band will be in Quebec City on August 8th playing at the Videotron Centre.

The band will also be at the Festival de la Poutine in Drummondville, QC on August 23rd!

The band will be wrapping up the month in Montreal at Strangers in the Night on August 24th for the Simple Plan Foundation.

For tickets and more information, click here!


Our Lady Peace is currently on tour with Bush and Live in the US. The second half of the tour resumed on July 26th. Tickets can be purchased here!

Summersault returns to Canada this September! Grab your tickets and VIP packages here!


Nice Horse has a busy month, playing shows in Swift Current, SK, Gravenhurst, ON, Little Current, ON, and then heading to Europe for the first time with shows at Naut Aran-Val d'Aran-Leida in Spain and Nice, France!

Check out their site for full details!


USS will be in Saskatoon on August 23rd as the official headliner of the Canadian Elite Basketball League Championship Weekend. For tickets and more information, visit their site here!

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Human Kebab will be joining Our Lady Peace's Summersault festival this summer! Tickets, VIP packages, show dates and more can be found here!


Johnson Crook will be playing at Pellar Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON on Aug 17th, andat Meridian Place Amphitheatre on Aug 23rd.

Check out their website for full dates and details!

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Simple Plan lit up the Budweiser Stage in Toronto with Blink-182 and Neck Deep on July 7th! Definitely one to remember! Congrats to the band on an amazing show!

The band also performed at the final Vans Warped Tour show in Mountain View, CA on July 20th!


Canada's Music Incubator, in partnership with Coalition Music, have launched their Union Station Summer Series as well as their Play the Parks concert series sponsored by TD! Both will take place in Toronto over the next few months. Learn more about the events happening here!

Spotlight: Nice Horse


Nice Horse is what happens when four bold, brilliant and badass women get together to raise a little hell—and play a little music at the same time. Katie Rox (acoustic guitar/banjo/vocals), Brandi Sidoryk (bass/vocals), Tara McLeod (guitar), and Krista Wodelet (drums/vocals) are out to turn the tables on the country music world and show the guys that they can rock—and party—just as hard. Sure, there are plenty of strong female country artists in Daisy Dukes out there, but try to name another self-contained unit that plays their own instruments and writes songs as potent as “Six String Outlaw”, the band’s roof-raising single “Pony Up”, and the new feminist anthem “Mansplainin’”. Don't forget to check out their latest release, "Good Life"!

There’s plenty more proof on Nice Horse’s aptly titled full-length debut album, There Goes The Neighborhood(emphasis on the neigh!), produced by Jeff Dalziel (The Washboard Union, Brett Kissel), along with the legendary Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue) on a couple of tracks. The band won the 2018 YYC Music Award for Country Recording of the Year, as well as “Group of the Year” and “Video of the Year” (for “Mansplainin’”) at the 2019 Alberta Country Music Awards (ACMAs). In 2018, Nice Horse was also nominated for their first-ever Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA).

Nice Horse’s first major tour was as direct support for Canadian icon Tom Cochrane, and they’ve since toured with other industry heavyweights including Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Washboard Union. Additional highlights include major festivals such as Big Valley Jamboree, the Calgary Stampede, and Boots & Hearts – always showcasing their signature high-energy live show.

The bottom line? If you’re looking for a good time, Nice Horse is more than willing to take you along for the ride!

Throwbacks of the Month

Take a look back at some of the anniversaries our artists are celebrating in August!

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  • Johnson Crook released their debut album, 'The Album' on August 4th, 2017. Stream the full album here!

  • USS released the music video for 'Laces Out' on August 9th, 2010. Check it out here!

  • The Tea Party released the album, "Transmission' on August 19, 1997! You can stream it here!

  • Simple Plan released the song, 'Perfect' 16 years ago on August 26, 2003! Check out the video here!

Coalition Music on Spotify

August Spotify Playlist Takeover with Liam Killeen

The late 90's and early 00's were an awesome time for me. I was in a horrible ska band, just got my drivers license, and summers were spent working at Camp Banting. I didn't know what a mortgage was, couldn't tell you the credit card that provided the best interest rate, and my metabolism allowed me to eat pizza every night at 2 AM with nothing to show for it. These are the songs that a middle-class suburban kid from the mean streets of Etobicoke, Ontario chose to listen to - and, in my opinion, they still stand up.

-Liam Killeen, Artist Manager

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