Author Archives: Hilary Johnston

About Hilary Johnston

Hilary Johnston is a writer, event manager and musician from Toronto.

Review: Time Festival at Toronto’s Fort York

Time Festival was strange. The music was strange. The vibe was strange. The people were strange. There was a woman dressed as sexy Pikachu and a handful of other cosplayers. I saw a dog pile of women cuddling against an…

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Time Fest: How I’ll be spending my Saturday

This Saturday, August 15, Embrace will host their annual Time Festival at Fort York Garrison Commons. Fort York has become a staple event venue for summer festivals, hosting some incredible bands over the past few years. Though I have been…

Review: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s Surf

I haven’t written a review in a while and I realize now that it’s because an album has not excited me this much in approximately the same amount of time, installing a black hole where my motivation to write once…

Addicted to Vintage: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

You’ve probably seen at least one of their videos on YouTube. They are purveyors of covers – nay, reinventions – of the music you hear on the radio briefly before switching the channel. Scott Bradlee and his band of virtuosos…

Listen to this: Diet Cig’s Over Easy EP

I stumbled upon Diet Cig’s Over Easy in a playlist black hole I fell into recently and I keep coming back to it. Childhood me would have adored this EP in the ‘90s just as much as grownup me enjoys…