Category: Music

The 40 Year Cold Road Ride of Rheostatics

When lead singer, Dave Bidini made mention that Rheostatics were 40 years old at the Dec. 6 show at the Danforth Music Hall, it seemed like an impossible age for the band to reach, hell, for any band to reach….

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Manila Grey’s Filipino Pride Has Taken Them From Canada And Beyond

Anyone grasping to comprehend the charisma of Vancouver’s Manila Grey might have benefited from a trip to Toronto’s downtown venue, Toybox. Comprised of singer/songwriter Soliven and rapper Neeko Francisco, the childhood friends easily filled out the sleek venue, having been…

Bülow Electrifies The Danforth Music Hall

On November 27, Bülow proved she has a home here in Toronto. Riding the high of her Breakthrough Artist of the Year nod at the 2019 Juno Awards, along with the October release of her EP, The Contender, Bulow ended…

JADEN AND WILLOW SMITH LIVE AT REBEL

Smith offspring, Jaden and Willow, have transformed themselves from subjects of scrutiny into respective young legends. Prior to being the most popular genre in the world, hip hop was birthed from struggle; an outlet for those from marginalized communities and/or…

The Audiovisual Spectacle of Madeon’s Good Faith Tour

11-year-old Hugo Pierre Leclercq first began composing electronic music under the name Deamon. Five years later, Hugo jumbled his working name and started a remixing career under his current name, Madeon. He went viral with his YouTube release, Pop Culture,…

New Music Friday – Pre-Pre-Pre Holiday Edition

December is here, ADDICTED Music Dept. denizens. We’re on cruise control till the holidays start and the year ends. Thankfully, here’s some music to guide your sleigh. First up, a late post on Canada’s art-rock darlings, Rheostatics’ amazing new album…

Summer Walker Live at REBEL

Summer Walker’s First and Last time in Toronto In an era where mental health, vulnerability, and weakness is stigmatized in hip-hop more than ever, Summer Walker desires to rewrite the genre’s common narrative and be inclusive of these themes —…