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Throwback Thursday Live Music Edition – Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Festival

Growing up, my parents didn’t listen to a lot of popular music of the day (I’m of the age when Willie more obviously fell into that), but Stardust was an album that I can recall. I’m not sure what stood out most…

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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….