Category: Music

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,…

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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…

Conversations with Nick Cave at Convocation Hall

Nick Cave of today is not the Nick Cave of the past. Eschewing the brooding nature one might expect from the Bad Seeds frontman, the 62-year-old unexpectedly proved to be an affable comedian at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall…

New Music Friday – Rocktober Edition

Ugh. Terrible edition name, Mr. Music Editor. You call yourself a creative? I’m still catching up on sleep. I couldn’t string a proper, clever theme together this week. Leave me alone.   Well, the fall has arrived, the weather has…

Ride at Danforth Music Hall

With stage smoke and atmospheric lights setting the mood at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall, the members of Ride sure knew how to make an entrance. Indeed, the shoegaze veterans’ incredible back catalogue of stunning guitar feedback and ethereal melodies would…

Partners in love and music: meet FEATURETTE

In life, we form many different partnerships. Some can be for work, others for friendship, and others still for love or companionship.  But what happens when those partnerships start to overlap?  According to one couple, some pretty great things actually….

The Struts live in Montreal

Today is a big day for the ADDICTED Music Dept. We’re opening our Montreal branch with the addition of Eric Brisson. Eric is a talented photographer, music and film lover. Look forward to his amazing photos coming from La Belle…