Author Archives: Aron Harris

About Aron Harris

Aron Harris is Addicted's music editor as well as a designer/photographer/writer. Aron can be found on Instagram at for photography. As well, @dadrockdad for his dad blog.

New Music Friday – Honouring Jon Box

Last September, the Canadian music industry lost one of its most devoted and beloved members. Jon Box was a stalwart member of the Universal Music Group team, starting his career as a sales rep back in 1996. Twenty-three years later…


The Yamato Drummers Thunder into Roy Thomson Hall

Before there was music, there was the drum. The percussive sound of two hands clapping, a rock being dropped to the ground or a stick being hit on a tree predated any noted form of music by millennia. Used for…

Olivia Jean at the Horseshoe Tavern

Words and photos by Patrick Bales   The floor in front of the stage at the Horseshoe remained packed after Olivia Jean and her band left the stage on January 22. The faithful chanted “One more song!” as Jean and her bassist…

MIke Gordon’s Winter Tour

Mike Gordon keeps himself very busy when not playing huge venues with his iconic jam band, Phish. A consummate musician, Mike records and tours with his eponymous band in the Phish off-season giving fans the opportunity to hear and see…

Neil Peart, 1952-2020. Farewell to the King.

On August 1, 2015, Rush played their final concert together as a band, completing a career that began in 1971. Even purists will admit that the band’s debut was recognized in mid-1974 when Hamilton-area drummer Neil Peart joined the trio….

The ADDICTED Music Dept. Editor’s Wrapup 2019

In 2019, the ADDICTED Music Dept. reviewed 91 shows and festivals, launched a podcast and the irregularly-scheduled New Music Friday series, added contributors from Ottawa and Montreal, all to bring what we feel is great music and events to the…

The 40 Year Cold Road Ride of Rheostatics

When lead singer, Dave Bidini made mention that Rheostatics were 40 years old at the Dec. 6 show at the Danforth Music Hall, it seemed like an impossible age for the band to reach, hell, for any band to reach….