Tag: Toronto

Bastid’s BBQ brings the heat under The Bentway

On the weekend of the 29th and 30th of July, Skratch Bastid brought his Bastid’s BBQ festival to Toronto for the tenth time under one of the city’s most excellent outdoor spaces, The Bentway. ADDICTED was invited to capture some of…

Nigerien Mdou Moctar Transports Toronto With His Desert Rock

A towering figure dressed in a flowing robe and white guitar, Mdou Moctar (birth name: Mahamadou Souleymane) stood awe-inspiring to an enraptured Toronto crowd. Dubbed “the Hendrix of the Sahara”, the 38-year-old Nigerien guitar virtuoso played the Phoenix Concert Theatre…

The Heavy Heavy and The Revivalists in Toronto

A night of moderned-up throwback music thrills a pumped-up crowd. Launched in New Orleans in 2007 when singer/guitarist David Shaw had a chance meeting with guitarist Zack Feinberg. Jams with drummer Andrew Campanelli and the eventual additions of Ed Williams…

Le Tigre’s Feminist Pop Reunion Delivered Ferocity and Fun

Le Tigre is the kind of band that inspires fervor. Not everyone knows them, but those who do love them. On tour for the first time in almost 20 years, the feminist electro-punk sounds of core bandmates Kathleen Hanna, JD…

Jeremy Passion Live at The Danforth Music Hall

Filipino-American singer-songwriter and producer Jeremy Passion brought the Modern Nostalgia Tour at the Danforth Music Hall on July 14, 2023. His fellow California-based Fil-Am artists Jesse Barrera, Albert Posis, and Gabe Bondoc were also with him. The group gained popularity…

Melanie Martinez at Meridian Hall

On July 14th at 8:30 p.m., a light spiral appeared on the Meridian Hall stage in Toronto. Then a voice said, “Wanna know a secret?”  This is how Melanie Martinez opened the night. It would be no surprise if people walking…

Declan McKenna at The Danforth Music Hall

Declan McKenna ‘s North American The Big Return tour brought him to the Danforth Music Hall on July 11th for a sold-out show. The night began with opening performance by Hawaiian singer/songwriter Eli Smart, who joins McKenna on the second leg…

d4vd Live at The Velvet Underground

David Burke, popularly known as d4vd, brought the Petals to Thorns tour to a sold-out crowd at the Velvet Underground on July 5, 2023. This is in support of his EP, released back in May of this year. The intimate…