Tag: live music

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…

CAAMP Take Over The Danforth Music Hall

Exactly one year after a sold-out show at The Horseshoe Tavern, folk trio Caamp returned to Toronto to a sold-out Danforth Music Hall on December 3, playing to over 1000 more people. Their By & By Tour, which wraps up…

Bülow Electrifies The Danforth Music Hall

On November 27, Bülow proved she has a home here in Toronto. Riding the high of her Breakthrough Artist of the Year nod at the 2019 Juno Awards, along with the October release of her EP, The Contender, Bulow ended…

Amber Run at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

Some artists are always worth seeing and some venues always hold up to their name. Amber Run and The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern both fit those criteria. It was only last year that UK rockers Amber Run crossed the pond and…

COIN’s First Canadian Show at The Opera House

COIN, consisting of Chase Lawrence, Ryan Winnen, and Joe Memmel, played their first show outside of the United States on October 10, 2019 at The Opera House. The band showed immense gratitude and simply thanked the fans for showing up,…

Noah Gundersen at The Opera House

With a tour every year for almost as long as I can remember, Noah Gundersen has developed a home on the road. He’s evidently created something up here in Toronto, too, playing his largest venue in the city to date….

Meet your new favorite band: Thunderpussy

There is no irony to the title of this review.  Thunderpussy is my new favorite band, and they should be yours too. I’ll admit, like a linguistic magpie I was drawn to the band’s eye popping moniker.  I mean, Thunderpussy…

Featurette Live at Radio

Electro-pop duo Featurette debuted their new tunes at Radio in Toronto July 13, 2019. Trained as a classical vocalist, lead singer Lexie Jay combined the precision of classical technique with the exciting energy of electronic music. The result was a…