Category: Music

The First Lady of Emo Pop, Maisie Peters

The self-identified First Lady of Emo Pop, Maisie Peters played at the Velvet Underground on October 9, a stop on her Autumn 2019 tour. Hailing from West Sussex, United Kingdom, Maisie opened her first-ever Toronto show full of energy following…

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The Titanic Rising of Weyes Blood

The Kids In The Hall was the beginning of the end of a devout born-again Pentecostal Christian life for Natalie Mering. After being told that all homosexuals are destined for Hell, she couldn’t imagine that it was the place where…

Yungblud Storms The Danforth Music Hall

YUNGBLUD. Fix that name into your mind, because this is just the beginning. Dominic Harrison, known as YUNGBLUD, is on a high-velocity path to taking over the world, or at the very least, the biggest of venues. Over the past…

SHAED Shine Bright at Toronto’s Velvet Underground

With a Billboard Top 20 hit under their belts, electro-pop trio SHAED has tasted fame for the very first time. It’s a good look, too. Playing to fans at Toronto’s Velvet Underground, the energetic camaraderie of vocalist Chelsea Lee and multi-instrumentalist…

Wilco’s Tour Opening Show Closes The Summer Concert Season

One sure signal that summer is done, despite what Mother Nature may show, is the final outdoor concert of the season. As you hold onto lingering memories of sweating it out during sunshine-blasted shows, the reality that inevitably a blanket…

Daniel Caesar stuns at Budweiser Stage

Daniel Caesar is perhaps one of the most humble artists that has emerged from Toronto’s music scene recently. Over the past few years, he has quickly risen to the top of the R&B world with acclaimed albums Freudian, from 2017,…

Andrew Bird Soars in Toronto

If forced to find a single word to describe Andrew Bird, polymath is most appropriate. Among his many skills, the list includes damn near perfect songwriting, deep proficiency playing the guitar, violin and glockenspiel, champion-level whistling (as in, others hire…

Tycho in the ADDICTED Music Dept.

PODCAST TIME AGAIN! It’s been precisely 11 years since the last ADDICTED Music Dept. podcast episode was released but fear not, people-who-don’t-want-to-read-interviews. There are a few done and edited and will be released every 2-3 weeks starting now. I hope…