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The Drums Bowery Ballroom NYC, Sept 2014

Live Music: The Drums at Bowery Ballroom, New York

New York gave The Drums a rowdy welcome Saturday night in the lower east side. The band’s third album Encyclopedia is out September 23rd via Minor Records. It follows up 2011′s Portamento and comes after some tension and  a lineup [...]

September 22, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Bahamas Le Poisson Rouge, New York 2014

Live Music: Bahamas at Le Poisson Rouge, New York

Toronto native Bahamas aka Afie Jurvanen charmed and wooed everyone at Le Poisson Rouge Wednesday night. Fresh off the recent release of his third studio album, Bahamas Is Afie, he commands a full room with no problem. Jurvanen is a clever songwriter, [...]

September 19, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: The Black Keys & Cage The Elephant at Air Canada Centre, Toronto

There will be a lot of debate among fans on whether or not a stadium venue is the best place to see The Black Keys, after all they’re a band that put a lot of work in smaller clubs on [...]

September 17, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Mutual Benefit at Bowery Ballroom NYC 2014

Live Music: Mutual Benefit at Bowery Ballroom, NYC

Jordan Lee’s Mutual Benefit played to a packed Bowery Ballroom in the lower east side on Saturday night. A bit funk, a bit psychedelic, and a bit pop, Mutual Benefit’s music resonates with a wide array of people, which was [...]

September 15, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
LORDE Echo Beach Toronto 2014

Live Music: LORDE at Echo Beach in Toronto

At seventeen, it seems Lorde has fully digested her teens to this point and managed to express all the joys, disappointments, fears and aspirations of those years in her perfectly crafted debut album Pure Heroine. Some of the aspirations turned [...]

September 14, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Glass Animals at Horseshoe Tavern Toronto 2014

Live Music: Glass Animals at Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto

On what seems like one of the chilliest Friday nights Toronto has seen yet this September, UK psychedelic poppers Glass Animals kept the crowd at Horseshoe Tavern cozy and warm with their slow and sensual jams. They played their debut album ZABA in its entirety for [...]

September 13, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
The Growlers Lee’s Palace Toronto, 2014

Live Music: The Growlers at Lee’s Palace in Toronto

The Growlers turned a cold night at Lee’s Palace on Friday into a buzzing sun-soaked surf club with happy vibes where everyone seemed to be on some sort of substance and it was only normal if you were dancing. With [...]

September 13, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: Modern Baseball at The Hard Luck, Toronto

American emo group Modern Baseball took over The Hard Luck in Toronto last night. With sing along choruses and a group of fans that seemed to know every word, and wasted no time going crazy in the small, packed room. [...]

September 11, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: Lee Fields and The Expressions at Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

American Soul artist Lee Fields along with his band The Expressions brought their tour for new album Emma Jean to Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern. Frequently compared to James Brown, even earning the nickname Little JB, it’s not hard to understand why, the [...]

September 10, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Operators at Festival Music House 2014

Festival Music House 2014: A Tribe Called Red, Sloan, Operators, Lowell, & We Are The City

While our TIFF party schedule was pretty packed on Monday night, we managed to make it out to Festival Music House again for a second night in a row to take in some awesome Canadian music. While we were bummed that [...]

September 10, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music

Riot Fest Toronto 2014 Day 2: City and Colour, Pup, Die Antwoord and Tokyo Police Club

After a muddy Saturday, Riot Festers were stoked to be welcomed by +30 heat and sunglass worthy weather on day two. We kicked things off with the indie-pop stylings of Tokyo Police Club, who ran through their Sunday vibe fitting [...]

September 9, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Rudimental at Terminal 5 in New York

Live Music: Rudimental at Terminal 5 in New York

Quartet Rudimental rocked a sold out show at New York City’s Terminal 5 on Friday night. Along with their incredible singers and backing musicians, the London band played hit after hit and even premiered new music. DJ Locksmith, Amir Amor, [...]

September 8, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
DIANA at Festival Music House 2014-2

Festival Music House 2014: BADBADNOTGOOD, Justin Nozuka, DIANA, Bobby Bazini, & Paper Lions

Last night we decided to forgo the red carpet events and head to one of our favourite yearly TIFF events, all about music, aptly called Festival Music House. Taking place once again at the centrally located Adelaide Hall, music and [...]

September 8, 2014 Concert Reviews, Movies
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Riot Fest Toronto 2014: The Flaming Lips, DFA 1979, Rise Against, Brand New, Paul Weller & Taking Back Sunday

Downsview park may have been in rough shape due to some angsty weather, but that didn’t dampen the mood of the thousands of goers ready to get rowdy at this year’s 3rd annual Toronto Riot Fest. We hope everyone was wearing [...]

September 7, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Death From Above 1979 at Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, 2014-4

Live Music: Death From Above 1979 at Edward Day Gallery, Toronto

It’s been just over three years since Death From Above 1979 first took up their instruments again, over the past few years of scattered performances it’s been clear that something was growing within the band. Now, we finally have something [...]

September 5, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music