Category: Music

ADDICTED at FME 2019: Festival De Musique Émergente

WORDS AND PHOTOS BY MYLES HEROD   The town’s name is Rouyn-Noranda. It’s a strange, foreign-sounding mouthful with a beautiful secret. Over the course of August 29 to Sept 1, the northern Quebec community of 42,000 was transformed into a…

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MARINA Shines, Even Without Her Diamonds

Marina Diamandis dreamed of one day having her own band. As the frontwoman, naturally, it would be named after her, though she’d skew her last name with creative license (as I likely just did in those opening sentences). The first…

Moving On with The Who at Scotiabank Arena

The collective resume of The Who sadly halved to guitarist and vocalist, Pete Townshend and vocalist and guitarist (there IS a distinction) Roger Daltrey is daunting to type out despite reams of available research. More than a band, this English…

Sloan at Hopped and Confused

ADDICTED at Hopped and Confused Festival

Mill Street Brewpub in Ottawa once again hosted their annual Hopped & Confused festival on August 23-24, 2019. Teaming up with Dine Alone Records, the weekend featured a lineup of stellar Canadian talent. We headed over on Aug. 23 to…

New Music Friday – Labour Day Weekend Edition

For this week’s post, I wanted to start by honouring the life and art of Neal Casal, who reportedly committed suicide on August 26. While not a household name, you’ve probably heard music that he put his hands on. Casal…

P!NK Live at Scotiabank Arena

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, P!NK returned to Toronto for the first of two nights of her Beautiful Trauma Tour in the city, which were rescheduled from an earlier date due to illness. The energy in the room was electric…

Spencer Sutherland

Spencer Sutherland Live at the Rivoli

Spencer Sutherland brought his soulful pop to the Rivoli in Toronto on Aug. 20, 2019, as part of the Freaking Out tour. If you’re familiar with the singer’s music, it’s safe to assume that his live show will be a pretty…