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March 13th, 2009

SMALLMAN RECORDS at CMW!

The Reason and Sights & Sounds will each be appearing at Canadian Music Week 2009 in Toronto.

The annual schmooze/booze/make-you-dance-and-move fest known as Canadian Music Week will once again be causing more havoc in Toronto than a call-in-the-army level blizzard this week. To celebrate, The Reason and Sights & Sounds will be performing at two separate shows during the festivities.

The Reason plays Sneaky Dee’s on Friday, March 13th with Priestess, Hollerado and The Junction. The show starts at 9pm, and The Reason hits the stage at 10:00pm sharp.

Sights & Sounds invade Sneaky Dee’s the following night (March 14th) with The Holly Springs Disaster and A Textbook Tragedy. Apparently there is also an after-party. Leave your liver at the door.

Have fun and play safe!

Category: Sights and Sounds, The Reason

November 21st, 2008

THE REASON - STUDIO UPDATES!

Blogs, videos, pictures and more from The Reason while they record their new album.

The Reason have been “attack"ing (get it?! See the picture?!) a studio in Asheville, North Carolina with new music. And they want you to be able to keep up with the battle! Check out http://www.thereason.ca for videos, pictures, blogs and updates from “The Canadians” as they are known in Asheville. They look like they’re having a pretty good time south of the border… hopefully we can convince them to come back to Canada once they are finished recording!

There are also some recent live photos of The Reason in Hamilton taken by everyone’s good friend Brooks Reynolds. So check those out as well!

Category: The Reason

November 21st, 2008

THE REASON - STUDIO UPDATES!

The Reason want to keep you posted on the great times they’re having recording in Asheville, North Carolina!

Check out http://www.thereason.ca for video blogs, photos and other updates from The Reason while they record their new record south of the border. It sounds like they’re having a pretty good time in North Carolina… here’s hoping we can convince them to come back to Canada after this!

Category: The Reason

November 6th, 2008

The Reason Go Into The Studio

A little update from Adam and the band.

Well that time is finally upon us. This evening we are embarking on a twelve and a half hour journey to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina to begin recording the new album. We have narrowed it down to 12 songs, and believe it or not, I actually think we’re ready. I don’t think we’ve ever been this ready. Its a good feeling. By this time tomorrow we’ll be loading all our gear into Echo Mountain Studios, a 1920’s church that has been converted into one of raddest studios around. We’ll also be meeting up with Steve Haigler, the man who is producing the record, and the man we will be living with collectively for the next month. Its going to be like nothing we’ve ever experienced. We’re gonna share it all with you guys via daily journal, photo and video blogs. Head over to http://www.thereason.ca and check it out daily to keep updated. We have a month to get this thing done. Wish us luck! talk soon… adam

Category: The Reason

October 21st, 2008

The Reason Video Blog

The Reason have posted their second video blog featuring Steve’s initiation: http://www.thereason.ca/The_Reason_-_Website/The_Reason/Entries/2008/10/20_Video_Blog_2%3A_Steves_Initiation.html

Category: The Reason

September 30th, 2008

The Reason Post New News of New News

The Reason have got some glorious updates for you.

Head over to their new myspace at http://www.myspace.com/thereasonrock or their new website at http://www.thereason.ca to check out info on their new drummer (hot!), new dates (cool!) and new songs (frosty!)

Category: The Reason

June 6th, 2008

The Reason Break Top 100

The Reason punched into the Top 100 at the CMJ Radio Report Charts this week, their third on the charts. They are sitting pretty at #97.

Category: The Reason

June 6th, 2008

Smallman Artists Featured on AMBITION Skate DVD

West 49 has created their AMBITION Flow Skate DVD of their riders from this year. The DVD features Sick City, The Reason and Sights & Sounds. The Film is premiering this weekend and will then be available free with purchase (of what, i’m not sure… something skate-y i presume) at West 49 stores throughout Canada.

The DVD will be launched online on Sunday June 8. Go to http://www.west49.com/flowDVD

If you’re around, here are the Premiere locations:
Friday June 6 - Calgary AB at University of Calgary Science Theatre 148
Saturday June 7 - Ottawa, ON at Carlton University - Bell Theatre
Saturday June 7 - Toronto, ON at Ryerson University ENG 103
Sunday June 8 - St. John’s, NL at Empire 12 Theatres

Category: Sick City, Sights and Sounds, The Reason

May 30th, 2008

The Reason Reach New CMJ High

I could make some stupid outdated quip about drugs or whatever here, but i won’t. I’ve realised that no one gives a shit about the quixotic rumblings of an aging punk ass. So just the facts you yell…oh yes, just the facts. This week, the second that The Reason is on the CMJ charts, the young lads from Hamilton reached #106 on the glorious CMJ Charts. Thats up from their debut on the Charts last week at #127.

Category: The Reason

May 22nd, 2008

The Reason Debut on CMJ Charts

In their first week at US College and Specialty Radio, The Reason have made a nice fat impact - debuting on the CMJ Charts at #127. What does that mean? Well for debuts, it’s higher than Mates of State, Thrice and Aimee Mann. Go!Go!GO!

Category: The Reason

January 18th, 2008

The Reason Video voted #1 by Chart Attack Reader’s Poll

Thanks for voting for The Reason’s video “We’re So Beyond This” at Chart Attack in December. The video received the most votes and was crowned Best Video of 2007 in Chart’s Year End Reader’s Poll of 2007. Pat yourselves on the back.

http://www.chartattack.com/poll2007/results.html

Category: The Reason

January 18th, 2008

The Reason Interview with Seattle’s The End 107.7

Adam from The Reason did an interview with Jordin Silver from Seattle’s The End 107.7. Jordin is a HUGE fan of the band, and has been supporting them like mad. The US is cracking…

http://myspace.com/whoneedsradio1077

Category: The Reason

January 18th, 2008

The Reason Enter The Hot AC Charts

Big week this is. The Reason have entered the world of Big Music Stars as their song We’re So Beyond This (feat. Sara Quin) entered the HOT AC charts this week at #50. This is on the heels of CHUM Radio selecting them as their Artist of the Month.

Feel Like helping out? Go to The Reason Myspace and find your radio station and call call call!

http://www.radioandrecords.com/Formats/Charts/Canada_HAC_Chart.asp

Category: The Reason

December 6th, 2007

Chart Attack Reader’s Poll - VOTE NOW!

So we’re not the only ones who think that 2007 was a big year for Smallman bands. Chart Magazine/Chartattack have started their readers poll for 2007 and Smallman artists are represented nicely. So if you have time, go to http://www.chartattack.com/poll2007/poll.html and vote for the following:

The Golden Toque (Best Canadian Album):

13. Comeback Kid

The Thank You Much-Ly Award (Best Video)

38. Reason (We’re So Beyond This)

The Throw Your Underwear Award Male (Sexiest Canadian Man):

3. Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid)

As long as you vote for those three, we couldn’t care who you vote for in the others. Although we’re watiting till next year when I’ll be eligible for Lord Stanley of Mullet Award (best hair). that’s only another 12 months without a cut.

http://www.chartattack.com/poll2007/poll.html

Category: Comeback Kid, The Reason

November 28th, 2007

Vote for The Reason NOW!

X92.9 FM in Calgary has got The Reason (featuring Sara Quinn) in regular rotation. They’ve also got The Reason sitting in the top .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You can help out and go vote for “We’re So Beyond This” at the X92 Website. Look in the top right hand corner of the website for the Top 12@12, and when the new box opens up, scroll down to find The Reason’s song. You gotta pick three before the vote gets registered.

Please and Thanks!

http://www.x929.ca

Category: The Reason

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