Here’s some Canadian Content news for those up north, or those that want some good stuff to check out:

Alexisonfire – Playing Warped Tour. New album due August 22nd. First single ‘This Could be Anywhere in the World’ set to hit radio and Much Music rotation soon. New song ‘Boiled Frogs’ available at their MySpace page. Playing SCENE festival in St. Catharines tomorrow.

Cancer Bats – Now on tour across the country (check out Distort Records for more info)… album “Birthing the Giant” was released on 06/06/06. Check it out.

Johnny Truant – New album “In the Library of Horrific Events” out on July 4th, 2006. Here are some tour dates (check out Dine Alone Records for more info):

07.09.06 â┚¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ St.Catharines, ON
07.10.06 â┚¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Ottawa, ON
07.11.06 â┚¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Hamilton, ON

City & Colour – Recently won an MMVA for ‘People’s Choice Canadian Artist’. Album has gone gold in Canada, with no plans for an international release (but trust me, it’s worth the import costs!). Tour dates (check out Dine Alone Records for more info):

07.09.06 â┚¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ St. Catharines, ON
08.18.06 â┚¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Victoria, BC
08.19.06 â┚¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Vancouver, BC

Billy Talent – Recently released their second album ‘II’. For more info about tour dates, etc. check out their official site at

This week’s Hot Ticket Event is the S.C.E.N.E. festival in St. Catharines, Ontario. With indie acts such as A Northern Chorus, Ken Reaume, Casey Baker, Sailboats Are White, Johnny Truant, Alexisonfire, City & Colour, Magneta Lane, Black Lungs, The Miniatures & Boys Night Out, the event is set up for success. St. Catharines is the place to be this weekend. Tickets are online at all Ticketmaster sites, and

That’s it for Can-Con right now… I’ll have more next week.

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