Category: Music

The Ups and Downs of a Young Music Festival – Three Days in Santa Teresa

Words and photos by Darryl Block Day 1: Feist On Friday, May 19, the Montreal suburb of Santa-Therese, Quebec, became the backdrop for the sophomore edition of the Santa Teresa Festival. The short downtown strip was gated off and invaded…

Live Music Monday – Utopia At Massey Hall

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia performed their first Toronto concert in over 30 years at Massey Hall. Formed in 1974, Mr. Rundgren (a bona fidepop star by that point) wanted to explore the sonic realms of prog-rock. In doing so, he gathered…

Flashback Friday Live Music Edition – Johnny Marr in Toronto

When you’ve inspired the Stone Roses and Oasis, arguably two of the biggest modern bands to come out of England, words like pioneer, influential and significant can be used to describe you without irony or hyperbole. When your services and…

Flashback to FEQ – Hip Hop Edition

Festival season is well underway, so I wanted to flashback to a favorite of mine, Festival D’Ete de Quebec.  This week plus long festival is like a musical buffet; no matter what you’re craving, it’ll be there waiting for you. With…

Jessica Speziale – The Awakening EP

*header photo by Bobby Singh, FOH Photo The Awakening is a 3 song EP from Toronto rock chick, Jessica Speziale that was released May 4th at The Hideout.  The EP features three songs, The Feels, Wildfire and The Orchid, with…

Mushy Callahan – The Revelations EP

Four brothers from West Coast Canada, Mushy Callahan made the move to Toronto for their music. Fast forward to their third release, Revelations and the move has proven to be the right one. Bookending the EP are the two best songs: …