Tag: live music review

Flashback Friday Live Music Edition – Tune-Yards at the Danforth

Merrill Garbus has been determined to play by her own rules. As Tune-Yards, she has cut a sound of rock backbeats with complex polyrhythms for the last decade, and slightly beyond. With her unkempt hair, vibrant stripes of face paint…

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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…

Sleigh Bells live at the Mod Club

Sleigh Bells don’t underwhelm with their live performances. The noise-pop duo made up of Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller was a ball of unbridled energy. Speculation as to what kept them running at such high speeds was anyone’s guess. Onstage…

Flashback Friday Live Music Edition – Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher epitomizes a rock ‘n’ roll spirit that is all but extinct. I don’t seem to be alone on this theory, either. Judging by the sold-out crowd at Toronto’s REBEL on November 23, the age range of millennials to…