News
Shad on 106 & Park
April 17 2014


Shad was in NYC a few weeks ago and shot a "Backroom Session" for 106 and Park. Check it out!
Black Box at Freshly Pressed
April 15 2014


We are extremely excited to be participating in "Freshly Pressed", an event organized by Last Gang at Tattoo to celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday. A bunch of labels from across the country have come together with artist guest DJs to play new/unreleased/rare recordings from their catalogue.

The beautiful and talented LYON will be representing Black Box for our time slot, which is 4PM-4:30PM. For a full run down of details, visit the FACEBOOK PAGE. She'll be spinning new Lyon material, as well as rare/unreleased music from Shad, SonReal, Northcote, The Provincial Archive more.

Other labels involved include Arts & Crafts, Hand Drawn Dracula, Paper Bag, Pirates Blend and more, with guest DJ sets by the likes of Badbadnotgood, The Darcys, Greys, PS I Love You, Saukrates and more.

Join us!
Black Box 10X Anniversary CMW Showcase
April 09 2014


We are extremely excited to announce our 10X Anniversary CMW Showcase! Join us on Thursday, May 8th at Adelaide Hall in Toronto where we will celebrate 10 years of Black Box including the final Toronto show for the almighty Ten Second Epic. They were the band that first put Black Box on the map back in 2007 with their album "Count Yourself In", and well, the rest is history!

Also joining us for the show are:
LYON - This Toronto-based indie songstress has had a big year with the release of her video for "Indian Summer" and is fresh off a national run with Wake Owl.

Seas - Featuring 3/4 of Moneen, Seas is the brainchild project of Chris "Hippy" Hughes. Their album "Fade Out Into The Night" has been buzzing since its release back in September, and their live performances are the highlight.

The Provincial Archive - Featuring Ryan "Pud" Podlubny of The Fullblast, this Edmonton-based indie-quartet are prepping the release of their first full length "It's All Shaken Wonder". Canadian release information coming soon...wink.

Living With Lions - Another artist who helped to put Black Box on the map, these Vancouver punk-rockers kicked up some dust with the release of their 2011 album "Holy Shit" and have been touring the world ever since. We're very excited to have them on the showcase, as part of their tour alongside Ten Second Epic.

We'll also have one more artist to announce in the coming days, so stay tuned. Oh Mama!

Tickets are on sale now at CMW.net or at Rotate This for $15 + sc. Tickets are somewhat limited so go grab yours now. CMW wristbands and badges will also be accepted.

For more information, visit the FACEBOOK Event!

Thanks again to everyone for their support over the last 10 years. We couldn't have done it without you. We hope you can come join us to celebrate on May 8th!
Northcote Announces Euro Tour w/Chuck Ragan, Debuts The Lowville Sessions
March 27 2014


Just as Northcote's marathon 10-week North American tour alongside Dave Hause is coming to an end, we're excited to announce that he'll be back on the road in Europe this spring alongside a friend and mentor, Chuck Ragan. Chuck's new record, "Till Midnight" came out this week, and is definitely worth picking up.

The list of dates for the "Overseas Till Midnight 2014" tour are at the bottom of this post. Make sure to visit northcotemusic.com for all the ticket info as it becomes available.

To celebrate the tour announcement, we're also premiering the first episode of Northcote's live performance EPK series "The Lowville Sessions" with our friends at visions.de in Germany. The series was shot by Adrian Vieni at Wood & Wires and was engineered and mixed by our pal Dan Weston. Thanks to the players as well. Keep an eye out for episodes from "The Lowville Sessions" popping up over the next month. The first one is for the song "Drive Me Home".

Overseas Till Midnight 2014 w/Chuck Ragan
5/27 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Basement
5/28 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
5/29 - London, UK @ The Garage
5/30 - Hunxe, GER @ Ruhrpott Rodeo Festival
5/31 - Erfurt, GER @ Centrum
6/01 - Nurnberg, GER @ Hirsch
6/03 - Aschaffenburg, GER @ Colos-saal
6/04 - Munich, GER @ Theaterfabrik
6/05 - Wien, AUT @ Arena
6/06 - Leipzig, GER @ Conne Island
6/07 - Berlin, GER @ SO36
6/10 - Cologne, GER @ Live Music Hall
6/12 - Milan, ITA @ Live Forum
6/14 - Saarwellingen, GER @ RockCamp Festival
6/18 - Dresden, GER @ Scheune w/Dave Hause
6/19 - Wiesbaden, GER @ Schachthof w/Dave Hause
6/24 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
6/25 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
6/26 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell
SiriusXM Indies & CRMA Nominations Announced!
March 21 2014

Canadian Music Week is on the horizon once again, moving to May after years in the March timeframe. With CMW comes a bunch of associated annual events including the SiriusXM Indie Awards and the Canadian Radio Music Awards. We are proud to say we have nominees for both!

CANADIAN RADIO MUSIC AWARDS (Full Nominee List)
Classified's monster year has been rewarded with two nominations, including
- Best New Group or Solo Artist: Hot AC - "Inner Ninja"
- SOCAN Song of the Year - "Inner Ninja"

The Glorious Sons also received their first major award nomination for the first of their two top-10 radio hits, "Mama".
- Best New Group or Solo Artist: Rock - "Mama"

SIRIUSXM INDIE AWARDS (Full Nominee List)
The SiriusXM Indie Awards recognize the hard work of the independent labels and artists from across the country every year. We are proud to have 14 nominations across our roster, which is a credit to their hard work and dedication. We also have 4 out of 5 artists in the hip hop category. Classified leads the way with 6 awards, Shad is hot on his heels with 4, Rich Kidd and SonReal each have 2 including a nomination for their collaborative record "The Closers", and The Glorious Sons see a nomination in their first year! Our nominations by category are below!

Album of the Year - Shad ("Flying Colours")
Single of the Year - Classified ("Inner Ninja" ft David Myles)
Artist of the Year - Classified, Shad
Video of the Year - Shad ("Remember To Remember" ft Lights)
Collaboration of the Year - Classified ("Inner Ninja" ft David Myles), SonReal & Rich Kidd ("The Closers")
Most Played Artist of the Year - Classified
Best Selling Independent Release of the Year - Classified ("Inner Ninja" ft David Myles)
Hip Hop Artist of the Year - Classified, Shad, Rich Kidd, SonReal
SiriusXM Emerging Artist of the Year - The Glorious Sons

Congrats to all the nominees. For more information on tickets, dates and performances visit CMW.net.