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 https://www.instagram.com/arichardphoto/ for photography. As well, @dadrockdad for his dad blog.

the NEW DEAL Postpones Tour Dates and Announce Free Livestreams

Amidst all the postponements and cancellations of tours, Toronto jamtronica trio, the NEW DEAL, have announced that they will not be playing their upcoming shows in the US. However, to make up for this and in partnership with live music…

COVID-19 and the Live Music Experience

I’m not sure what choice to make. I had a couple of decisions made for me; Pearl Jam and Zac Brown Band postponed their current tours, so I won’t be covering those shows, had my media requests been approved. However,…

New Music Friday – Bye Bye February Edition

When the calendar flips to March, it feels like it’s only a matter of time until it’s socks and sandals and cargo shorts for this Rock Dad. So, I’m happy to bid farewell to February. It’s never been a kind…

Michael Kiwanuka at REBEL

Words and photos by Patrick Bales   Michael Kiwanuka made his long-awaited return to Toronto on February 6, wowing a capacity crowd at REBEL Entertainment Complex. His fourth time in the city, Kiwanuka played to approximately as many people this…

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….