Tag: live music review

Bonobo Brings Chill Vibes to History

Just shy of the 2nd anniversary of the first COVID-19 lockdown, live music has returned to Toronto. Again. We have a brief respite last fall but shy of another variant, we may have some clear sailing for the foreseeable future….

Patrick Watson Lights Up Massey Hall

Montreal artist, Patrick Watson is often compared to an impressive group of modern musicians. However, calling him Canada’s Sufjan or a vocal Nils Frahm diminishes Watson’s uniqueness. They all may travel in similar artiste circles, jetting in to play shows…

Marina Lin shines on The Lemmon Stage at the legendary El Mocambo

Lemmon Stage, founded by Lemmon Entertainment, in partnership with the El Mocambo is supporting music industry recovery by providing an ongoing professional development platform for emerging artists. Lemmon Stage is the only year-long program at the El Mocambo, presenting live…

Olivia Jean at the Horseshoe Tavern

Words and photos by Patrick Bales   The floor in front of the stage at the Horseshoe remained packed after Olivia Jean and her band left the stage on January 22. The faithful chanted “One more song!” as Jean and her bassist…

Angel Olsen Haunts Queen Elizabeth Theatre

I can predict the future. But just in this singular regard. Angel Olsen’s latest album, All Mirrors is going to be on most ‘best of 2019’ lists. Angel has been a critics’ favourite since her first release the 2011 EP,…

Charli XCX LIVE AT REBEL

On June 13th this year, Charli XCX announced her third studio album, self-titled, Charli. This album is debatably her biggest yet, featuring names such as Lizzo, Troye Sivan and Haim – just to name a few. On the same day…

The Black Keys “Rock” Scotiabank Arena

On the heels of a very long, very revealing interview with Joe Rogan and with almost five years since their last tour, The Black Keys played Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on Oct. 9. Wondering how a duo can fill an arena…

The First Lady of Emo Pop, Maisie Peters

The self-identified First Lady of Emo Pop, Maisie Peters played at the Velvet Underground on October 9, a stop on her Autumn 2019 tour. Hailing from West Sussex, United Kingdom, Maisie opened her first-ever Toronto show full of energy following…

The Titanic Rising of Weyes Blood

The Kids In The Hall was the beginning of the end of a devout born-again Pentecostal Christian life for Natalie Mering. After being told that all homosexuals are destined for Hell, she couldn’t imagine that it was the place where…

Wilco’s Tour Opening Show Closes The Summer Concert Season

One sure signal that summer is done, despite what Mother Nature may show, is the final outdoor concert of the season. As you hold onto lingering memories of sweating it out during sunshine-blasted shows, the reality that inevitably a blanket…

The Struts live in Montreal

Today is a big day for the ADDICTED Music Dept. We’re opening our Montreal branch with the addition of Eric Brisson. Eric is a talented photographer, music and film lover. Look forward to his amazing photos coming from La Belle…

Tycho Live at Meridian Hall

Who is Tycho? Is he the white-clad king of cushioned comedowns? A multimedia electronic band experience? A graphic designer and photographer? A Danish astronomer? All of the above, son. As well Tycho is Scott Hansen, a Californian visual artist who…