Tag: live music review

Live Music Wednesday – Giving Thanks for Gorillaz

Words by Ariana Roberts “I never feel as if we’re performing for anything other than this sort of weird family… I feel a connection with you lot.” – Damon Albarn, Toronto, October 9th, 2018 I was lucky enough to be…

Live Music Wednesday – Rejjie Snow at the Velvet Underground

24-year-old Irish rapper Rejjie Snow is on rise, and he knows it. That’s not to say he isn’t modest, though. Picked-out of relative obscurity by Elton John’s management company, the talented artist next found himself opening for Madonna, affording even…

Live Music Wednesday – White Denim at the ‘Shoe

Photos and words by Stephen McGill Austin psych rock band White Denim came to Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern on a Sept. 18 in support of their newest record, Performance. With a massive setlist spanning over 20 songs and all the eras of…

Live Music Tuesday – Mr. Jukebox, Joshua Hedley

Words and photos by Stephen McGill   Third Man Records country artist, Joshua Hedley came to The Rivoli in Toronto on September 16 supporting his 2018 record, Mr. Jukebox. An established and respected support musician and notably, a fiddle player,…

Live Music Flashback Friday – Riverfest Elora 2018

Words and photos by Sabrina Direnzo   Elora, Ontario in beautiful Wellington County may be best known for its gorge. However, from its backyard festival beginnings in 2009, Riverfest Elora may be the new synonymous landmark. Named after the Grand River itself, Riverfest…

Live Music Wednesday – Childish Gambino at Scotiabank Arena

Donald Glover a.k.a Childish Gambino brought soul and fury to Scotiabank Arena. “Hey Toronto. This is a church.” declared the actor-rapper-singer at one point during the evening, “If you ain’t here to move, then get the hell out!” Move they did….

Live Music Friday – Niall Horan at Bud Stage

“What a beautiful bunch of singers” professed Irish pop star Niall Horan, addressing the crowd chanting along to Fool’s Gold, a fan-favourite from his One Direction period. By all accounts, those days are all but gone. Or so it seemed….

Live Music Monday – St. Vincent’s Masseduction

Annie Clark began her show biz career as a roadie and guitar tech to her aunt and uncle, jazz duo Tuck and Patti. While this stint took teenage Annie around the world, it was just the start of her musical…

A Weekend At The Greatest Jazz Festival In The World – Part Two

Part one of this article can be found here. Words and photos by Aron Harris, except Hannah Williams photos ©Valerie Gay Bessette and Ian Anderson photos ©Benoit Rousseau As the festival team works, undoubtedly, right now to produce the 40th anniversary…