Category: Music

Live Music Wednesday – Rejjie Snow at the Velvet Underground

24-year-old Irish rapper Rejjie Snow is on rise, and he knows it. That’s not to say he isn’t modest, though. Picked-out of relative obscurity by Elton John’s management company, the talented artist next found himself opening for Madonna, affording even…

All About Reverb Pedals: What You Need to Know

Are you trying to find a way to recreate the amazing sounds created by Slash of “Guns and Roses” or David Gilmour from “Pink Floyd?” If so – reverb pedals are a must. Reverb is designed to create a subtle…

The Charlatans UK at The Danforth Music Hall

“It’s good to be back,” exclaimed Tim Burgess, the Charlatans UK frontman whose grin stretched ear-to-ear. Sporting a peculiar, peroxide blonde Prince Valiant doo, he never seemed to cease dancing, continually raising his arms to rally the attendees below. Not…

Live Music Tuesday – Blood Orange returns to Toronto

Words and photos by Stephen McGIll Remarkable talent, Dev Hynes brought his Blood Orange project to Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall in support of his latest record Negro Swan. Backed by a 4 piece band as well as a pair of…

Fun new video from Monowhales

With a boundless, frenetic energy, Toronto’s MONOWHALES have built a reputation as one of the most memorable up-and-coming live acts in Canada. Today, the indie-rock quartet released their video for Let It Go, the 3rd single from their EP Control Freak . https://youtu.be/chG3oS8xhhY Hot off…

Dispelling Genres with Emma Ruth Rundle

Following Emma Ruth Rundle’s stunning set at Sneaky Dee’s in Toronto, we sat down (in this case, stood under an ATM security light) and discussed her new album, her new home and uh, music. The review of her show can…

The Odd Couple of Sting and Shaggy

This year’s oddest pairing, acclaimed British musician, Sting and Mr. Boombastic himself Shaggy, came to Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre on Sept. 28 in support of their strange chimera of a record 44/876. Opening with Sting’s Englishman in New York, the pair quickly…

Mike Plume’s 25 Year Journey

Mike Plume is one of the most respected roots artists in Canada, and one of our country’s most prolific songwriters and story tellers. 2018 marks Mike’s 25th year as a recording and touring artist. Plume made his initial mark on…