Tag: concert review

U.S. Girls at the Horseshoe Tavern

After a summer on the festival circuit, U.S. Girls brought their show in support of this year’s In A Poem Unlimited to a sold out Lee’s Palace in Toronto. Battling feedback all night, singer Meghan Remy led the band through tracks…

Live Music Tuesday – Masego at The Opera House

Hailing from Virginia and steeped in R&B, Masego’s music follows four simple rules: Make love, give love, be love, experience love. Indeed, the affection was reciprocated wholeheartedly at Toronto’s sold-out Opera House show. Perhaps it was the “good” love keeping…

Live Music Tuesday – Oh Sees at the Danforth Music Hall

Oh Sees (formerly Thee Oh Sees) just might be the loudest band on earth. Over the past two decades, they have unleashed a staggering amount of albums with remarkable quality control. That’s why, given their sold-out engagement at Toronto’s Danforth…

Live Music Friday – Florence + the Machine

From the moment Florence + the Machine entered the arena, a wave of awe and disbelief could be felt, even from long-time fans who had mentioned to me they had seen her many times before. The beautifully expansive biomorphic wooden…

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…

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…

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…