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Live Music: Elliott Brood at The Phoenix, Toronto

Toronto folk rock staples Elliott Brood celebrated the release of their new album ‘Work and Love’ with a packed show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. The core trio of Casey Laforet, Stephen Pitkin, and Mark Sasso was backed up by [...]

January 25, 2015 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: Franz Nicolay, Chuck Coles, Revisionist, Ben Crosby, Missy Bauman at The Central, Toronto

Folk punk troubadour Franz Nicolay brought a little bit of magic to the Central Thursday night. With his new album ‘To Us, The Beautiful!’ having just come out, he showed The Central just how much talent and flair he has. [...]

January 23, 2015 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: Zola Jesus at the Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

With five albums in six years under her belt, Zola Jesus (Nika Roza Danilova) is one of the most hardworking artists in the industry today. Each album delivered high quality music and transformation in sound can be traced as Danilova [...]

January 23, 2015 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: London Grammar & Until The Ribbon Breaks at Sound Academy, Toronto

British electro pop threesome London Grammar visited Toronto’s Sound Academy still in support of their 2013 album ‘If You Wait’. Taking the stage to a sparse set up, everything lined up along the front of the stage, with a number [...]

January 22, 2015 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: Hamilton Leithauser, RLMDL at The Drake Hotel, Toronto

Hamilton Leithauser, formerly of New York indie stars The Walkmen, rolled into Toronto, supporting his recently released solo album ‘Black Hours’. Backed by a three piece band they ran through a set list of songs, drawing from his solo album [...]

January 21, 2015 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: The Ting Tings, KANEHOLLER at The Mod Club, Toronto

It has been a tumultuous six years for The Ting Tings. Catapulting to the top with infinitely catchy pop songs, they were abruptly stopped by the sophomore curse. The British pop duo’s third album Supercritical overhauls their previous schizophrenic pop [...]

January 20, 2015 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: The Rural Alberta Advantage at The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto.

Bringing an end to a year full of world touring The Rural Alberta Advantage came home to a sold out show at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall. Playing off the back of their recently released third album Mended With Gold the three [...]

December 19, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Sidewalk Hustle's Best Photos of 2014

Sidewalk Hustle’s Best Photos of 2014

2014 was a busy year for the Sidewalk Hustle team. Don’t believe us? We managed to take in over 160 live events that span the globe everywhere from Melbourne to Toronto. You could spend your day reviewing them all here, but [...]

December 17, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: The Hold Steady & Single Mothers at The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

Acclaimed Brookyln rock band The Hold Steady helped kick off the 67th Birthday of Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern last night. Playing the first of four shows, the bands absolutely electric energy gave fans a taste of what to expect over the [...]

December 11, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: City & Colour at The Great Hall, Toronto

In partnership with Google Music, City & Colour’s Dallas Green came to Toronto’s The Great Hall on Thursday night. Playing a small venue like this, to a group of lucky fans who managed to win tickets it was sure to be [...]

December 5, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: Allah-Las at Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

Californian surf pop group Allah-Las blasted their retro 60’s guitar music to a jam-packed Horseshoe Tavern. On this night, it seemed as though the four piece’s sound fit perfectly to the venue’s aesthetic and ambience as the broad demographic of [...]

November 30, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Arkells, X Ambassadors at The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

Hamilton rock heroes Arkells took to the stage at The Danforth Music Hall on Thursday for the first of three sold out shows. If any band deserves such a riotous homecoming show it’s this one, having played across town for several [...]

November 28, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: Amanda Palmer at Lee’s Palace, Toronto

Controversial musician, TED Talker, and newly best selling author Amanda Palmer came to Toronto’s Lee’s Palace as part of the tour for her new book The Art Of Asking. The format for these shows was one part concert, one part [...]

November 26, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Converse Rubber Tracks presents Deafheaven & Programm at The Opera House, Toronto

Friday night brought critically acclaimed black metal band Deafheaven back to Toronto, performing as part of Converse’s Rubber Tracks series at the Opera House. Despite having played only 2 months ago at the same venue the band still managed to [...]

November 22, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: Tei Shi & Seoul at Drake Underground, Toronto

Brooklyn-based Canuck Tei Shi is no new comer in the music scene yet she has managed to go viral in the last couple of months. With mentions in i-D and Interview, topping must-see CMJ lists last month, and hitting the [...]

November 18, 2014 Concert Reviews