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Live Music: SBTRKT at Terminal 5, New York

London electronic act SBTRKT played the second of two packed shows in NYC’s Terminal 5 on Monday night. Led by Aaron Jerome, they played several songs off the recent second studio album Wonder Where We Land as well as several from his brilliant self [...]

October 29, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: The Coathangers, Together Pangea, Cherry Glazerr, Mozes and The First Born, AJ Davila & Terror Amor at The Mod Club, Toronto

The Burger Records Caravan of Stars tour hit Toronto’s The Mod Club Monday night, a packed bill consisting of 6 bands, mostly from the Burger Records catalogue, and headlined Atlanta punk group The Coathangers. Due to the sheer amount of [...]

October 29, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: Jessie Ware at The Great Hall, Toronto

Just six days after her sophomore album Tough Love dropped in North America, Jessie Ware took Toronto on an intimate love soaked journey on Sunday night at the Great Hall. Almost like a listening party to some who hadn’t gotten [...]

October 27, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: Dum Dum Girls, Ex Cops, BB Guns at Lee’s Palace, Toronto

LA rock band Dum Dum Girls made their second appearance of the year at Lee’s Palace on Sunday. Clad mostly in black, and lit only by a blur of projection, they struck a fairly airy tone early on. A bit [...]

October 27, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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CMJ Music Marathon 2014, New York

Ebola scares notwithstanding, this year’s CMJ Music Marathon was packed with seasoned musicians and tons more emerging talent. New York City’s venues rose to the challenge and sometimes accommodated nearly 12-hour days of back to back bands. Our favorite performances of [...]

October 26, 2014 CMJ, Concert Reviews, Music
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Live Music: Mikhael Paskalev at Lee’s Palace, Toronto

“This is a song about bad boys,” started Mikhael Paskalev with a light Norwegian accent. Bathed in red light and clothed in a striped shirt, he looked on at the modest crowd last Saturday night at Lee’s Palace. “I always [...]

October 26, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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