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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: NXNE EDITION

NXNE is 25 years young this year! It has evolved and molted over its lifespan though it seems to have found some stability in format since last year. This year features a great lineup both at their two main stages…

The Claypool Lennon Delirium at Danforth Music Hall

Bass grandmaster Les Claypool and multi-instrumental singer, songwriter Sean Lennon (son of John and Yoko) make a great team. That is, a team who make serious psychedelic music. Overtaking Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall as The Claypool Lennon Delirium, the sold-out…

“Extra” EP by J’Moris

Described as “combin[ing] the best of hip-hop, southern rap, dub & modern trap,” the entire 16 minutes found on Texas rapper J’Moris’ Extra EP exist in a space between the future, the past and his own reality. Residing in the same…

Didirri at Drake Underground

On stage at Toronto’s Drake Underground, Australian singer-songwriter Didirri stood with an acoustic guitar in hand. He bared his musical soul as the crowd looked onward transfixed, murmuring comparisons to the likes of countless before him. In truth, there was…

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Words and photos by Stephen McGill Australian legends Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds brought the final date of their Skeleton Tree tour to Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on Oct. 28. Though there may have been some trepidation on the fans…

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…

The sweet synth-pop goodness of The Motion Epic

The Motion Epic is the retro pop project of Montreal singer/songwriter, Pat DiMeo. He released his latest single, Ulterior Motives on Sept. 14th as a lead up to his EP launching on October 26th titled Midnight. The Addicted Music Department…

ivoryHAUS’ 8 Tracks of Chill

A common narrative evoked when pondering mountains is the idea of seeking enlightenment through solitude. The hermit who seeks the wisdom of nature to find the deeper answers to life’s questions. Generally, remoteness is what makes this theme compelling. So…

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…

Better Late Than Never Tuesday, Music Edition – NXNE Wrap-up

Words by Myles Herod. Photos by Myles Herod and Cassandra Popescu. From cramming Yonge-Dundas Square with ecstatic fans to welcoming new artists into various venues across Toronto, NXNE 2018 clamoured with swarms of attendees and countless performances.  Established in 1995, the…

Mushy Callahan – The Revelations EP

Four brothers from West Coast Canada, Mushy Callahan made the move to Toronto for their music. Fast forward to their third release, Revelations and the move has proven to be the right one. Bookending the EP are the two best songs: …