Tag: live music review

Live Music Monday – Utopia At Massey Hall

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia performed their first Toronto concert in over 30 years at Massey Hall. Formed in 1974, Mr. Rundgren (a bona fidepop star by that point) wanted to explore the sonic realms of prog-rock. In doing so, he gathered…

Sammus at The Baby G

Cornell PhD student and rapper, Enongo Lumumba-Kasongonamed, named herself Sammus in honour of the famous Nintendo-based Metroid heroine, crafting music she refers to as “black girl nerd rap.” Hailing from Ithaca, New York, the talented artist headlined a set at Toronto’s…

Live Music Monday – The Darkness at the Phoenix

The charming excesses of The Darkness are very much alive and well. Teetering on 20 years since their explosive, and self-deprecating, debut Permission to Land strutted into the public consciousness, the musical landscape has all but left rock music behind….

Flashback Friday Live Music Edition – Ty Segall at the Danforth

Preaching the gospel of garage rock, prolific artist Ty Segall performed his latest, and most ambitious album, Freedom’s Goblin, to a sweaty contingent of keen Toronto crowd surfers. The atmosphere was suitably charged at the Danforth Music Hall as on-stage…

Titus Andronicus acoustic, Live at The Great Hall

Seeing a band like Titus Andronicus, at a venue like Toronto’s The Great Hall, makes you appreciate everything little thing that happens on stage. For their first-ever acoustic tour, leader Patrick Stickles stripped the band down to its elemental core….

Live Music Monday – Steve Hackett at Massey Hall

Set in Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall, former Genesis guita­rist Steve Hackett delivered a two-and-a-half-hour performance that was close to a religious experience. Rarely has an audience been so eager with excitement, particularly for a 68-year-old prog-rock veteran. Coincidently, the evening just…

Live Music Monday – Kimbra at the Mod Club

After Toronto waited five years for her return, New Zealand pop singer, Kimbra graced the stage with a sold out show at the Mod Club on February 2. In anticipation of her upcoming album Primal Heart, set for release on…