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Top 10 Black Box Videos of 2013
December 10 2013


With the release of Shad's "Remember To Remember" video today, which is one of our favourites that he's ever done, we've compiled a list of our top ten favourite videos from Black Box artists released in 2013.

#10
Artist:Kayo
Song: Rich Already
Director: The Russian
The Story: This is the second single from Kayo's "S.L.A.V.E." EP, catch it on MuchVIBE.

#9
Artist: Shad
Song: Stylin'
Director: Justin Broadbent
The Story: This was the first track released from Shad's "Flying Colours" record back in the summer. It's continued to simmer virally around the world and has almost broken 200k views. It features one of the forefathers of Canadian hip hop, the one and only Saukrates.

#8
Artist: Rich Kidd & SonReal
Song: Best Believe
Director: Elliot Clancy-Osberg
The Story: This was the second single from Rich Kidd and SonReal's "The Closers" project, which was nominated for a 2013 Juno Award.

#7
Artist: Livy Jeanne
Song: Any Other Way
Director: Harv
The Story: This is the first single from Edmonton's own Livy Jeanne. Fusing her unique blend of country and pop, the video went a long way in establishing her as a force going into 2014.

#6
Artist: Classified
Song: Pay Day
Director: Harv
The Story: Following on the heels of the biggest selling Canadian rap single of all time in "Inner Ninja", this tongue in cheek video is the third single from Classified's self-titled album.

#5
Artist: Rich Kidd & SonReal
Song: Hometown
Director: Liam Mitchell
The Story: From their collbaorative project "The Closers", this video was nominated for Hip Hop Video of the Year at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards.

#4
Artist: SonReal
Song: Believe
Director: Peter Huang
The Story: Completely flipping the script from his "Everywhere We Go" smash, this stark visual really suits the song and presents SonReal in his element.

#3
Artist: Lyon
Song: Indian Summer
Director: Kelsey Larkin
The Story: This is the first single and video from Lyon, whose EP by the same name came out back in August. She just announced her first national tour alongside Wake Owl, and expect the new video for "Floating" early in 2014 as well.

#2
Artist: Shad
Song: Remember To Remember
Director: Justin Broadbent/HotDogGarbage
The Story: Featuring our good friend LIGHTS, this is the third single from his new album "Flying Colours" and one of our favourite visuals Shad has ever created.

#1
Artist: SonReal
Song: Everywhere We Go
Director: Peter Huang
The Story: This video dropped in August and found its way to the front page of Reddit where it exploded internationally, setting the stage for what will be an exciting 2014 for SonReal.
Lyon Confirms National Tour w/Wake Owl
December 10 2013


On the heels of her successful first single, "Indian Summer" and the EP by the same name, LYON will be headed out across Canada supporting Vancouver's Wake Owl in February and March of 2014. The dates are as follows:

02/26 St. Catharines, ON @ Detour
02/27 London, ON @ APK
02/28 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
03/01 Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
03/05 Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
03/06 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
03/07 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
03/08 Calgary, AB @ Republik
03/10 Red Deer, AB @ Internationals
03/11 Canmore, AB @ Communities
03/13 Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
03/14 Courtenay, BC @ Avalanche
03/15 Nanaimo, BC @ Queens

Ticket links will be posted in our TOUR section as they are posted, so stay tuned!

Pick up your copy of the "Indian Summer EP" HERE!

Northcote U.S. Release
December 05 2013


We are excited to announce that Northcote's self-titled full-length record will be released in the US via THE BLACK NUMBERS on January 21st, just in time for the start of the North American portion of his tour with Dave Hause.

Though the album saw its release in Canada via Black Box in May, and Europe via Xtra Mile in November, this will be your first chance to grab a copy on vinyl! More details on the pre-order will be posted shortly so please stay tuned.

Until then, check out this exclusive stream/download of the song "Counting Down The Days" via PUREVOLUME.

For U.S. press inquiries, please contact Talia Miller at The Brixton Agency. Our full list of US tour dates with Dave Hause are as follows:

1/23/14 Asbury Park, NJ at Asbury Lanes
1/24/14 Newburgh, NY at Pub 151
1/25/14 Cambridge, MA at The Middle East
1/26/14 Burlington, VT at Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
2/08/14 Pittsburgh, PA at Smiling Moose
2/09/14 Cleveland, OH at Beachland Tavern
2/11/14 Columbus, OH at The Basement
2/12/14 Detroit, MI at Magic Stick
2/13/14 Chicago, IL at Schubas Tavern
2/14/14 Milwaukee, WI at Shank Hall
2/15/14 St. Paul, MN at Turf Club
2/25/14 Seattle, WA at El Corazon Lounge
2/26/14 Portland, OR at Hawthorne Lounge
2/28/14 San Francisco, CA at Thee Parkside
3/01/14 Los Angeles, CA at Echo
3/02/14 San Diego, CA at The Casbah
3/04/14 Phoenix, AZ at Rhythm Room
3/05/14 Las Vegas, NV at Beauty Bar
3/07/14 Salt Lake City, UT at Burt's Tiki Lounge
3/08/14 Denver, CO at The Marquis Theatre
3/11/14 Dallas, TX at Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
SXSW - Dates to be announced
3/17/14 Houston, TX at Fitzgerald's Downstairs
3/18/14 New Orleans, LA at House Of Blues
3/19/14 Birmingham, AL at Black Market
3/20/14 Nashville, TN at The High Watt
3/21/14 Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade - Purgatory
3/22/14 St. Petersburg, FL at The Local 662
3/23/14 Orlando, FL at Will's Pub
3/25/14 Gainesville, FL at The Atlantic
3/26/14 Jacksonville, FL at Jack Rabbits
3/27/14 Charlotte, NC at The Milestone
3/28/14 Charleston, SC at Tin Roof
3/29/14 West Columbia, SC at New Brookland Tavern
3/30/14 Chapel Hill, NC at Local 506
4/01/14 Norfolk, VA at The Jewish Mother
4/02/14 Richmond, VA at The Camel
4/03/14 Washington, DC at DC9
4/04/14 Brooklyn, NY at Knitting Factory
4/06/14 Philadelphia, PA at World Cafe Live
SonReal Drops "Believe" Video & Single
December 05 2013


Following the viral success of the video for "Everywhere We Go", SonReal dropped his 2nd single from his forthcoming full length album this week and it's a decidedly different feel. Check out the video for "Believe" above, and pick it up now on ITUNES.

If you missed it earlier this week, he also announced a national tour supporting the dudes in Down With Webster starting in January. The dates are as follows:
1/29 - Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue
1/30 - Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks
1/31 - Edmonton, AB @ The Windspear Theatre
2/01 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
2/02 - Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
2/03 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Theatre
2/05 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
2/07 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
2/11 - London, ON @ London Concert Theatre
2/12 - Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
2/14 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

For more information, visit IAMSONREAL.COM.

Catch him tonight in Toronto, tomorrow in London and Saturday night in Burlington as part of Burly Calling!
SonReal On Tour w/Down With Webster
December 02 2013


On the heels of his viral video success with the track "Everywhere We Go", SonReal is jumping on the road with Toronto's own Down With Webster for their national tour in 2014. The tour starts in Vancouver on January 29th and runs across the country ending in Montreal on February 14th. D-Pryde is also on the tour. Tickets go on sale later this week - links will be posted in our TOUR section as soon as we have them.

The full list of dates are as follows:
1/29 - Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue
1/30 - Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks
1/31 - Edmonton, AB @ The Windspear Theatre
2/01 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
2/02 - Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
2/03 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Theatre
2/05 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
2/07 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
2/11 - London, ON @ London Concert Theatre
2/12 - Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
2/14 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

We have plenty more SonReal news coming this week including a new single/video, and information about an upcoming free project, so stay tuned!