Tag: live music review

The New Pornographers Celebrate 100 years of the Danforth Music Hall

To paraphrase Carl Newman as he discussed why The New Pornographers would play a show six weeks before releasing the band’s eighth album (In the Morse Code of Brake Lights), he said “Budweiser” alluding to the beer company’s sponsorship of…

ADDICTED at Osheaga, 3 Days of Canada’s Best Music Festival

Words by Doug Sutcliffe. Photos by Katrina Lat For 2019, Osheaga returns to its old grounds following major re-construction work on Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. The result; a larger park with increased capacity at the cost of some less…

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…

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…

Men I Trust at The Roxy Theatre

The first thing you notice about West Hollywood’s legendary The Roxy Theatre is the inky black curtains that surround the stage – deployed to build excitement or signal the night’s end. Gracing the iconic venue on Wednesday, Feb 27, Montreal’s…

Too Many Zooz Live at the Danforth

Hailing from New York City’s subway busker scene, Too Many Zooz, comprised of members Leo Pellegrino, Matt Muirhead, and David Parks, brought their mesmerizing energy to the Danforth Music Hall stage on March 9, 2019. Too Many Zooz is perhaps one…