Category: Music

Throwback Thursday Live Music Edition: Shakey Graves at Massey Hall

Earlier this month I finally managed to get myself in a room with Shakey Graves. Granted, it was a pretty big room (Toronto’s Massey Hall), and I was most certainly not alone with him in that room (the show was…

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Live Music Tuesday – HAIM at Massey Hall

Sister act HAIM, (not affiliated with Whoopi Goldberg) have been performing since childhood. However, not until the release of their 2012 EP, Forever, did surface as. Two albums later and coveted opening spots for artists like Florence and the Machine,…

The wonder women of South by Southwest

At this year’s South by South West I felt an intense undercurrent of fem power running throughout the entire conference and festival. Flipping through the various programs for the different aspects of the conference (Film, Interactive, and Music), there were…

Sammus at The Baby G

Cornell PhD student and rapper, Enongo Lumumba-Kasongonamed, named herself Sammus in honour of the famous Nintendo-based Metroid heroine, crafting music she refers to as “black girl nerd rap.” Hailing from Ithaca, New York, the talented artist headlined a set at Toronto’s…

A Grunge History Lesson with The Melvins’ King Buzzo

Cited as the godfathers of both grunge and sludge metal — the former thanks to late friend, Kurt Cobain — The Melvins burst out of Montesano, Washington in the early 1980s. However, their stay was to be short-lived, leaving for…

Ask your #WCW with Alexis Lynn

This week we’re crushing on Alexis Lynn. Hailing from Vancouver, Alexis is a 19-year-old musical phenom.  Professionally launching her career in 2015, Alexis won “Best Original Song” and “Audience Favourite” at The Star Experience Songwriting Competition. She was also a top…

Throwback Thursday Live Music Edition – The Mountain Goats

For over 20 years, singer-songwriter John Darnielle has fashioned his group, The Mountain Goats as one of the most literary acts around. In its current incarnation, the band played Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre, gradually turning the venue into a non-stop…