Tag: live music review

40 Years of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

2019 marked the 40th anniversary of arguably the best jazz and one of the best music festivals in the world. To celebrate, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in partnership with the new Cultural Policy of the City of…

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U.S. Girls at the Opera House

2018 ended well for Meg Remy’s U.S. Girls project. Her album, In A Poem Unlimited, found itself atop many music critics’ ‘best of the year’ lists. Chockful of political and societal callouts, the album delivered its messages via slinky grooves…

Kick Out The Jams – Phish Returns To Toronto

Quarterly tours and concerts numbering in the hundreds each year was once the modus operandi of Phish. Formed in 1983 in Burlington, Vermont, the quartet cut their teeth playing likely every single college town in the northeast. By the mid-90s, this…

HIPPO CAMPUS AT THE PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE

On tour promoting their most recent album Bambi, Minnesota natives Hippo Campus made their long-awaited appearance in Toronto on May 1st at The Phoenix Concert Theatre, alongside supporting artist, Samia. Hippo Campus flies largely under the radar of mainstream indie…

Muse’s Astounding Simulation Theory Tour

As a band, Muse, don’t seem to have an arrow of subtlety in their quiver. Everything they do and undertake, from the wide soprano operatics of main Muso, Matt Bellamy, to his shredding guitar solos, to the bombastic playing of…

Mansionair at the Velvet Underground

Australian indie electronic trio Mansionair made a stop in Toronto at The Velvet Underground on March 26th, 2019 while touring their first full-length album, Shadowboxer. Brooklyn-based duo Beacon kicked off the show in a largely fitting and atmospheric way by cutting all the venue…

Ásgeir at Church of the Redeemer

Often, a venue is taken for granted when it comes to seeing live music. The performance, the energy, the crowd, even the audio mix and the lights are generally appreciated more than the actual room. For the concert lover in…

Lennon Stella live at the Danforth

After releasing her breakthrough 5 song EP Love, Me, in 2018, Lennon Stella began her highly anticipated début tour with two sold-out nights at The Danforth Music Hall. Lennon may be most recently known from her role as Maddie Conrad on the tv…