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.

U.S. Girls at the Opera House

2018 ended well for Meg Remy’s U.S. Girls project. Her album, In A Poem Unlimited, found itself atop many music critics’ ‘best of the year’ lists. Chockful of political and societal callouts, the album delivered its messages via slinky grooves…

New Music Friday – Humidity Edition

Okay, I didn’t bother with a theme this week. It’s just super hot in Toronto (I am NOT complaining) and so are these artists. Sorry, that was terrible. Some great music is being released today or has already been released…

New Music Friday – Canada Day Weekend Edition

Even though most of the artists featured on New Music Friday are Canadian, today, ALL of the artists hail from The True North, Strong and Free. Just in case you forgot, streaming services basically don’t pay artists. It takes 3-4…

Kick Out The Jams – Phish Returns To Toronto

Quarterly tours and concerts numbering in the hundreds each year was once the modus operandi of Phish. Formed in 1983 in Burlington, Vermont, the quartet cut their teeth playing likely every single college town in the northeast. By the mid-90s, this…

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: NXNE EDITION

NXNE is 25 years young this year! It has evolved and molted over its lifespan though it seems to have found some stability in format since last year. This year features a great lineup both at their two main stages…

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – EDITOR’S PICKS

Happy Friday! Friday means the last day of the week! Friday means NEW MUSIC. I’m still working through a backlog of music, so some of it isn’t so new. But it’s still great, in this humble music editor’s opinion. I…

ionnalee – MAKING INDELIBLE MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE

A relatively small, but devout group of people woke up on the morning of April 26 in an eager but different state than they found themselves that evening. Making her long-awaited Toronto debut, ionnalee (born Jonna Lee) took to the…

New Music Friday – Editor’s Picks

This week’s New Music Friday is dedicated to Canada’s King of New Music, Dave Bookman. Sadly, Bookie died on May 21. I can’t name another person who did as much for independent music in Toronto and Canada as he did…

Failure and Swervedriver at the Phoenix

LA’s Failure began at the forefront of the American experimental alt-rock scene in 1990 along with counterparts like Tool and Nine Inch Nails. The separating factor between these bands was the attention to sonic detail Failure paid to their live…

Muse’s Astounding Simulation Theory Tour

As a band, Muse, don’t seem to have an arrow of subtlety in their quiver. Everything they do and undertake, from the wide soprano operatics of main Muso, Matt Bellamy, to his shredding guitar solos, to the bombastic playing of…

Ásgeir at Church of the Redeemer

Often, a venue is taken for granted when it comes to seeing live music. The performance, the energy, the crowd, even the audio mix and the lights are generally appreciated more than the actual room. For the concert lover in…