Tag: live music

Flashback Friday Live Music Edition – Bob Moses at the Danforth

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Canadian duo, Bob Moses stopped into the Danforth Music Hall on Oct. 6. Their current tour is promoting their newest release, Battle Lines, a perfect follow-up to their breakout debut, Days Gone By. The duo’s bona…

Live Music Wednesday – Rejjie Snow at the Velvet Underground

24-year-old Irish rapper Rejjie Snow is on rise, and he knows it. That’s not to say he isn’t modest, though. Picked-out of relative obscurity by Elton John’s management company, the talented artist next found himself opening for Madonna, affording even…

The Charlatans UK at The Danforth Music Hall

“It’s good to be back,” exclaimed Tim Burgess, the Charlatans UK frontman whose grin stretched ear-to-ear. Sporting a peculiar, peroxide blonde Prince Valiant doo, he never seemed to cease dancing, continually raising his arms to rally the attendees below. Not…

Live Music Tuesday – Blood Orange returns to Toronto

Words and photos by Stephen McGIll Remarkable talent, Dev Hynes brought his Blood Orange project to Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall in support of his latest record Negro Swan. Backed by a 4 piece band as well as a pair of…

The Odd Couple of Sting and Shaggy

This year’s oddest pairing, acclaimed British musician, Sting and Mr. Boombastic himself Shaggy, came to Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre on Sept. 28 in support of their strange chimera of a record 44/876. Opening with Sting’s Englishman in New York, the pair quickly…

Emma Ruth Rundle and Jaye Jayle in Toronto

Married couples have been peppered throughout modern musical history. Famously, Jay-Z & Beyoncé. Kurt & Courtney. Johnny & June are obvious examples. More infamously, Ike & Tina, George & Tammy and Chad & Avril come to mind. Sorry about forcing…

Live Music Wednesday – Childish Gambino at Scotiabank Arena

Donald Glover a.k.a Childish Gambino brought soul and fury to Scotiabank Arena. “Hey Toronto. This is a church.” declared the actor-rapper-singer at one point during the evening, “If you ain’t here to move, then get the hell out!” Move they did….

Live Music Friday – Niall Horan at Bud Stage

“What a beautiful bunch of singers” professed Irish pop star Niall Horan, addressing the crowd chanting along to Fool’s Gold, a fan-favourite from his One Direction period. By all accounts, those days are all but gone. Or so it seemed….

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…