Tag: live music review

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…

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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…

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….