Should Musicians Buy Facebook Likes?

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Did you know: a lot of bands and musicians in the world buy likes on Facebook? And they do the same on their Twitter, Instagram, and Soundcloud? And they might do the same to boost their YouTube views? This comes as a shock to most people, or it’s something they hadn’t thought about. And for bands working away for real Likes, it … Read More

OBS 9th Most Played Rock Band of 2013

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Wow. Getting this sort of email always blows me away. We just found out that OBS was the 9th most played band at rock radio in Canada in 2013!! Looking at the other names on the list, it really is hard to fathom, and an honour. One year ago, we were basically unknown to radio stations outside Sask/Alberta. What a … Read More

What a Year

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  The band and I ended 2013 on an absolute high note, playing our hometown to one of the best crowds of our career. It’s crazy to think that at the beginning of 2013, we had hardly received radio outside of Western Canada, and now we’re here. It’s been one helluva year, and I’d like to thank all our fans, … Read More

Retribution Blues hits #6!

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  Retribution Blues has become the 2nd top 10 single of our career, hitting #6 this week across Canada!! This will be our third and final single from the album…what a way to end the year and end this album cycle! We almost didn’t release it, so feeling grateful that we did right about now.

Retribution Blues video released!

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Our third and final single from the album is out and storming up the charts, and the official video dropped this morning! Really proud of this one…shot in Toronto in one day with our dear friend Matt Scott @ Bleedingheart Productions…and he nailed it. Thank you friend

OBS Playing the Grey Cup!

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The band just got some amazing news: we are playing the Grey Cup!! We won the Sirius XM Rock the Grey Cup contest that has been running the past few months, beating out bands across the country in votes to play before the Sheepdogs at the Riderville pre-game event!! Sirius will be flying us to Regina for the big game, … Read More

Cross-cross-cross-Canada tour is going great!

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We’re half way into the biggest tour of our 9 year career, and things are going great. We’ve crossed the country twice, and have two more runs to go…heading from the prairies to Ontario in the next week. Opening for Crash Karma has been really cool…genuine and nice guys, and musicians I grew up listening to in I Mother Earth, … Read More

New International Touring Tax Will Hurt Canadian Music Scene

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This week my inbox has been abuzz with emails from friends and industry contacts about the recent touring tax implemented by the federal government, and how the changes will impact the Canadian music scene. What Does the Touring Tax Mean? The touring tax requires that any venue with a primary business other than music (i.e food, liquor, etc.), which also books … Read More