Tag: live music

Looking for a great date night? Check out Sean Jones at Casa Loma in Toronto

This week I got the chance to check out Canadian R&B sensation Sean Jones at Casa Loma, and accidentally discovered the best summer date night in Toronto. If you grew up in the 6ix in the late 90s and early…

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…

Flashback to FEQ 2017 – Rock Edition

They’re winding down on this year’s Festival D’ete de Quebec so we’ve got one more installment of our fave acts from last year.   Nefe Hailing from Toronto, Nefe mesmerized during her sunwashed set.  Between her soothing voice and the beautiful chill…

Canada Day on Parliament Hill 2018

Words and photos by Elizabeth Durnford I’m sure you heard that Canada Day this year was HOT. I’m talking ‘hottest on record’ HOT. Though, that didn’t stop the crowds of people from flocking to Parliament Hill in Ottawa this year…

Flashback Friday Live Music Edition – Johnny Marr in Toronto

When you’ve inspired the Stone Roses and Oasis, arguably two of the biggest modern bands to come out of England, words like pioneer, influential and significant can be used to describe you without irony or hyperbole. When your services and…

Live Music Tuesday – HAIM at Massey Hall

Sister act HAIM, (not affiliated with Whoopi Goldberg) have been performing since childhood. However, not until the release of their 2012 EP, Forever, did surface as. Two albums later and coveted opening spots for artists like Florence and the Machine,…

Throwback Thursday Live Music Edition – The Mountain Goats

For over 20 years, singer-songwriter John Darnielle has fashioned his group, The Mountain Goats as one of the most literary acts around. In its current incarnation, the band played Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre, gradually turning the venue into a non-stop…

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….