Category: Music

Hometown Heroes Franklin Electric Dazzle in Montreal

Montreal’s Franklin Electric released their new EP, In Your Heart. To launch it, the indie-folk quartet played to a sold-out crowd at MTELUS. Our Montreal contributor, Eric Brisson was there to capture the event among a couple of thousand happy…

JASIAH AND $NOT LIVE AT VELVET UNDERGROUND

Jasiah and $not are two upcoming Midwestern genre-bending artists. Their sonic styles both incorporate melodic R&B, Emo Rap, Aggro Rock, Alternative Rock, and Opera. However, they each have distinct methods of delivery. Jasiah does so with loud distorted vocals while…

EARTHGANG LIVE AT THE OPERA HOUSE

Being the most recent signees to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records, rising duo EarthGang has had eyes on them since their first major-label debut album Mirrorland. Accordingly so, the duo embarked on their promotional “Welcome to Mirrorland” Tour on January 16,…

Rex Orange County Takes Over The Danforth Music Hall

On Wednesday, January 29, British beloved Alexander O’Connor, better known by his stage name, Rex Orange County, played his first of three sold out shows in Toronto at The Danforth Music Hall. Praised for his honest and comedic approach to…

Michael Kiwanuka at REBEL

Words and photos by Patrick Bales   Michael Kiwanuka made his long-awaited return to Toronto on February 6, wowing a capacity crowd at REBEL Entertainment Complex. His fourth time in the city, Kiwanuka played to approximately as many people this…

Once you Take Matt Sterns Music, you Won’t want to Leave it

Matt Stern makes beautiful music that makes you feel so many emotions and somehow makes you feel seen and safe. I always enjoy conversing with him via social media or text because he is one of the most positive, comforting people…

New Music Friday – Honouring Jon Box

Last September, the Canadian music industry lost one of its most devoted and beloved members. Jon Box was a stalwart member of the Universal Music Group team, starting his career as a sales rep back in 1996. Twenty-three years later…