Tag: live music

The Sheepdogs live at the OLG Play Stage

It’s been a long half-year for those of us who revolve around live music. Sadly, we’re losing music venues rapidly, while all remaining are suffering. Before we’re allowed to have inside shows again, and I hate to say that I…

GALLANT LIVE AT THE MOD CLUB

Where several artists optimize their music around their vocal limitations, Cristopher Joseph Gallant III – better known as Gallant, flips the status quo. Gallant creates and tailors his music around his most noteworthy sonic asset – his voice. On March…

The Lumineers Sell Out Two Nights at Scotiabank Arena

On March 3 and 4, 2020, The Lumineers landed in Toronto for two sold-out nights at Scotiabank Arena on their massive III World Tour, which is slated to continue until mid-September of this year. The crowd was electric right from…

COVID-19 and the Live Music Experience

I’m not sure what choice to make. I had a couple of decisions made for me; Pearl Jam and Zac Brown Band postponed their current tours, so I won’t be covering those shows, had my media requests been approved. However,…

070 SHAKE LIVE AT THE OPERA HOUSE

070 Shake has come a long way from simply being known as the mysterious feature on Kanye West‘s 2018 ye album. After signing to West’s “GOOD Music” label shortly after this – and receiving a multitude of cosigns from artists…

Hometown Heroes Franklin Electric Dazzle in Montreal

Montreal’s Franklin Electric released their new EP, In Your Heart. To launch it, the indie-folk quartet played to a sold-out crowd at MTELUS. Our Montreal contributor, Eric Brisson was there to capture the event among a couple of thousand happy…

JASIAH AND $NOT LIVE AT VELVET UNDERGROUND

Jasiah and $not are two upcoming Midwestern genre-bending artists. Their sonic styles both incorporate melodic R&B, Emo Rap, Aggro Rock, Alternative Rock, and Opera. However, they each have distinct methods of delivery. Jasiah does so with loud distorted vocals while…

EARTHGANG LIVE AT THE OPERA HOUSE

Being the most recent signees to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records, rising duo EarthGang has had eyes on them since their first major-label debut album Mirrorland. Accordingly so, the duo embarked on their promotional “Welcome to Mirrorland” Tour on January 16,…

Rex Orange County Takes Over The Danforth Music Hall

On Wednesday, January 29, British beloved Alexander O’Connor, better known by his stage name, Rex Orange County, played his first of three sold out shows in Toronto at The Danforth Music Hall. Praised for his honest and comedic approach to…

Michael Kiwanuka at REBEL

Words and photos by Patrick Bales   Michael Kiwanuka made his long-awaited return to Toronto on February 6, wowing a capacity crowd at REBEL Entertainment Complex. His fourth time in the city, Kiwanuka played to approximately as many people this…

The Yamato Drummers Thunder into Roy Thomson Hall

Before there was music, there was the drum. The percussive sound of two hands clapping, a rock being dropped to the ground or a stick being hit on a tree predated any noted form of music by millennia. Used for…