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The Beaches Bring "Blame Brett" to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

The Toronto quartet brought their viral single into their late night TV debut.

The Beaches

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Following the viral success of "Blame Brett" in 2023, The Beaches have made their late night TV debut, performing their naming-and-blaming single on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Though the Toronto band has been together for a decade, winning a 2018 Juno for Breakthrough Artist following their debut album, last yearmarked a watershed moment for the quartet. They traded their heavier rock sound for sleek new wave guitar tones and took back control of their career, deciding to release their new album, Blame My Ex, independently. (They co-wrote the album with Canadian artist and songwriter Lowell, who also has a credit on Beyoncé's newest hit.)


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The changes led to a bigger splash than anything they'd done before when "Blame Brett" took off on TikTok. The song went on to chart on Billboard's Alternative Airplay chart and The Jonas Brothers brought the band on stage to perform it at a November concert. The band also recently picked up two new Juno nominations, for rock album of the year and group of the year. They joined Billboard Canada on the red carpet.

Wednesday night (Feb. 21), they brought "Blame Brett" to late night TV, playing to a whole new kind of audience. Rocking shades and a tartan skirt, frontwoman Jordan Miller seemed relaxed as she did double duty on vocals and bass. Her bandmates bopped around the stage behind her as they performed, making for an energetic television debut. Watch the performance below.

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The Tranzac Club Main Hall
Claire Harvey

The Tranzac Club Main Hall

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Facing Mounting Financial Pressure, Toronto Venue The Tranzac Isn't Going Anywhere

Ahead of a fundraiser this Saturday, April 20, Tranzac Executive Director Jason Doell discusses the challenges piling up against small and independent venues across the country, and how he's taking steps to secure the club's future.

Small and independent music venues are facing increasing financial challenges that make it difficult to stay open. One pillar of the Toronto music community is taking steps to make sure it's not going anywhere.

The Tranzac Club, operating in Toronto's Annex neighbourhood since 1971, is an essential venue for genres like bluegrass, jazz, folk, singer-songwriter and experimental music in the city.

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