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TOPS at Silver Dollar Toronto Oct 2014

Live Music: TOPS and Wampire at Silver Dollar, Toronto

On a sleepy Tuesday night Montreal’s TOPS played a high energy opening set for Wampire that had fans hanging on the sweet ends of every verse breathily uttered by lead vocalist Jane Penny. It was clear the local music scene [...]

October 15, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: Larry & His Flask, Good For Grapes, The Old Salts at The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

Oregon folk punk band Larry & His Flask descended on the Horseshoe Tavern last night, bringing their sweaty, fantastic show with them. After a number of high profile opening slots over the past year, this was the bands first headline [...]

October 9, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Sharon Van Etten Opera House Toronto 2014

Live Music: Sharon Van Etten at The Opera House in Toronto

Sharon Van Etten (SVE) graced the stage at Opera House on Tuesday night with a presence that one wouldn’t have expected from listening to her music. The singer’s ballads were channelled by heart wrenching lyrics and an incredibly emotion-fuelled voice [...]

October 8, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Liars, The Blood Brothers, Re-TROS, & Zhang Xuan at The Modern Sky Festival, NYC

Beijing’s Modern Sky Festival took over the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park in New York City last weekend, armed with one of the more eclectic line ups we’ve ever seen. Saturday headliners Liars, with recently re-united and never not amazing [...]

October 8, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
BANKS at Phoenix Toronto 2014-3

Live Music: BANKS at Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto

On Friday night, California singer Jillian Rose Banks, aka BANKS, brought her sleepy trip hop tunes to Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre. Following opening sets from Lil Silva and Australian electro R&B trio MOVEMENT Banks had big shoes to fill. After much hype leading up to [...]

October 6, 2014 Concert Reviews
Beach House Lee's Palace Toronto 2014

Live Music: Beach House at Lee’s Palace in Toronto

When Beach House announced their Canadian Northern Exposure tour in July, we were very surprised to see not one but two shows for Toronto at Lee’s Palace. This seemed like a strange choice given that the band’s last show in [...]

October 4, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Austra at Samsung Galerie Alpha in Toronto

Live Music: Austra & Alvvays at Samsung Galerie Alpha in Toronto

With all the hype of the new iPhone release, Samsung continued to keep it real with an amazing activation in Toronto last night to celebrate the launch of their new Galaxy Alpha handset. It’s not often you walk into a [...]

October 2, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music, Tech
MØ Toronto September 2014 The Hoxton

Live Music: MØ at The Hoxton in Toronto

  Sunday at the Hoxton marked the second time for Danish singer MØ in Toronto. The bar was high last night, as we knew the singer could throw an impressive and sweaty dance fest as she did at Wrong Bar [...]

October 1, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Fucked Up-4

Live Music: Fucked Up, Alvvays, S.H.I.T. at Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

For the second of two nights Fucked Up brought their incredibly passionate and exciting live show to Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern. Pulling from a mostly different set list from the first night, they covered a wide portion of their back catalogue. In [...]

September 28, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: Fucked Up, Vag Halen, New Fries at Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

Toronto hardcore innovators Fucked Up turned The Horseshoe Tavern into a disgusting, sweaty, mess on Friday night, and it was impossible not to love every second of it. Touring off the back of this years Glass Boys last night marked the [...]

September 27, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Single Mothers-2

Live Music: Single Mothers, Solids, Pkew Pkew Pkew (Gunshots), Crow Town at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto

London punk group Single Mothers descended on Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern last night. Tearing through a strong set, pulling from their forthcoming album Negative Qualities on Dine Alone Records, as well as their few 7″s they had the medium sized crowd going [...]

September 27, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: Vintage Trouble at Lee’s Palace, Toronto

Blues rock group Vintage Trouble brought their energetic live show to Lee’s Palace on Tuesday. The band played to a packed house, tearing through hits off their first album The Bomb Shelter Sessions as well as previewing tracks from their upcoming [...]

September 25, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Raury at Webster Hall, New York

Live Music: Raury at Webster Hall, New York

Atlanta teen Raury made his NYC debut at the Studio at Webster Hall last night and he might just be an actual ball of energy. Prior to this show, we’d heard Raury on the new SBTRKT track “Higher.” There’s also [...]

September 24, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Kanye West at AAHH! Fest 2014

AAHH! Fest 2014: Common, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, De La Soul, Jennifer Hudson, Dave Chappelle & More

On Sunday afternoon, rapper Common put on the first annual Aahh! Fest at Union Park in Chicago. The evening-long festival was organized by the Common Ground Foundation (Common’s charity) and Kanye West’s Donda’s House, so naturally the proceeds from the festival went [...]

September 23, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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