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The Marcus King Band Bring Southern Charm to Toronto

Subtlety is not a hallmark of The Marcus King Band. At 23-years-old, the guitar phenom of the same name – along with his five-piece back-up band – clocked in a dizzying two-hour show at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall. Light on crowd…

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The Best Films of 2019

It was an odd year for film, a year that saw the future of cinema more uncertain than ever. However, despite the shift in how we consume our preferred content, there was a wide range of superb offerings demonstrating, no matter…

The Hypnotic Sounds of Crumb Lead Fans to Toronto’s Mod Club

On stage, the hallucinogenic music of Crumb lives and breathes like a liquid light show. Part dreamlike, part nightmare, part warm hug, their reverb-soaked sound wafts rather than lingers. As a reflection of their critical success, the Brooklyn-based outfit –…

IDK Preaches His Word to Toronto’s Mod Club

Maryland native IDK isn’t afraid to question the meaning of it all. On his major label debut Is He Real?, the 27 year-old-rapper (born Jason Mills) airs his spiritual struggles front and centre throughout its dense 36-minute runtime. Tackling subjects…

SHAED Shine Bright at Toronto’s Velvet Underground

With a Billboard Top 20 hit under their belts, electro-pop trio SHAED has tasted fame for the very first time. It’s a good look, too. Playing to fans at Toronto’s Velvet Underground, the energetic camaraderie of vocalist Chelsea Lee and multi-instrumentalist…

Conversations with Nick Cave at Convocation Hall

Nick Cave of today is not the Nick Cave of the past. Eschewing the brooding nature one might expect from the Bad Seeds frontman, the 62-year-old unexpectedly proved to be an affable comedian at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall…

ADDICTED at the 2019 Polaris Music Prize

Every September – tucked away above Toronto’s bustling Yonge Street – the historic Carlu event space hosts one of Canada’s biggest nights in music. The Polaris Music Prize, now in its 13th season, is unique in that it gathers journalists, artists,…