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Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 Kendrick Lamar Schoolboy Q Grimes Slowdive Dum Dum Girls

Pitchfork Music Festival 2014: Kendrick Lamar, Hudson Mohawke, Grimes, Majical Cloudz, Schoolboy Q, Slowdive, Dum Dum Girls, & Earl Sweatshirt

Predicted to be the hottest day of the weekend, the third and final day of the ninth annual Pitchfork Music Festival delivered on the promise, both literally and metaphorically. With a non-stop bombardment of hip hop music slotted throughout the day, [...]

July 22, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 St. Vincent, FKA Twigs, Danny Brown, Tune-Yards, Pusha T, Wild Beasts

Pitchfork Music Festival 2014: St. Vincent, FKA Twigs, Danny Brown, Tune-Yards, Pusha T, & Wild Beasts

Day two of Pitchfork Music Festival started off with an appropriately loud metaphorical bang when English Indie band Wild Beasts took to the main state in the scorching mid-day Chicago sun. Decked out in climatically inappropriate attire, dark indigo jeans, [...]

July 20, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
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TIME Festival: Kaytranada, St. Lucia, Action Bronson, Flume and Grimes

Not even a full day of rain could drown out the love and support for TIME Festivals’ first crack at an outdoor experience. Blowing out the annual jammed packed Sound Academy show might have been a controversial decision at Embrace, I mean if [...]

July 20, 2014 Concert Reviews
Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 Beck, Giorgio Moroder, SZA, Sharon Van Etten, Neneh Cherry, Factory Floor

Pitchfork Music Festival 2014: Beck, Giorgio Moroder, SZA, Sharon Van Etten, Neneh Cherry, & Factory Floor

With the Chicago sun shining, and the humidity totally subsided, our first day at the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival was almost perfect. After Governors Ball, Field Trip, TURF, and Coachella, Pitchfork always delivers a line up unlike any festival, with more [...]

July 19, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Future at the Sound Academy Toronto 2014 - 1

Live Music: Future at the Sound Academy, Toronto

Last night, Friday July 11th, Atlanta rapper Future, brought his Honest tour to Toronto’s Sound Academy.  Future also known by his birth name Nayvadius Cash, ran through his discography of Auto-Tuned rap and R&B-esque tracks for just under an hour. [...]

July 12, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
French Style Furs Mercury Lounge, New York

Live Music: French Style Furs at Mercury Lounge, New York

French Style Furs is the brainchild of Cold War Kids’ Nathan Willet and Matt Maust as well as We Barbarians’ drummer Nathan Warketin. The three met up in New York for random studio sessions and we have to say we’re [...]

July 9, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
TURF Toronto 2014

TURF 2014: Gogol Bordello, Bidini Band, Jeff Tweedy, Hollerado, & Neutral Milk Hotel

Toronto Urban Roots Festival entered it’s second year with even more variety and mass appeal. Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel, Gaslight Anthem and more were joined by local and Canadian favourites including Sam Roberts Band, Hollerado and, Bidini Band to spend [...]

July 8, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Jenny Lewis TURF 2014 Toronto-2

TURF 2014: Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis captured our hearts as the indie darling who fronted Rilo Kiley through the late ‘90s and early 2000s. After breaking off from the band, Lewis launched herself into a successful solo path, producing two critically acclaimed albums Rabbit [...]

July 7, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Caitlin Rose at TURF 2014 Toronto-3

TURF 2014: Caitlin Rose

For day 2 of TURF, we chose to check out Caitlin Rose with great anticipation as her songs seemed to be the perfect start to another day of sun and mellow folk ro0ts music. It was a shame that the [...]

July 7, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
TURF Festival 2014 Local Natives Beirut Gary Clark Jr Andrew Bird

TURF 2014: Lucius, Andrew Bird, Gary Clark Jr., Local Natives, & Beirut

TURF’s inauguration into the country’s competitive festival scene last July marked a promising start as they locked down a solid line up of She & Him, Hold Steady, Belle Sebastian and other amazing bands. It was a guessing game whether [...]

July 5, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Digital Dreams 2014

Digital Dreams 2014

While some spent their Canada Day celebrations migrating north, we made the decision to leave our sleeves at home and dive head first into Toronto’s biggest outdoor rave. We’ve all heard of Digital Dreams, and while some dismiss the event [...]

July 2, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
tUnE-yArDs Webster Hall New York 2014

Live Music: tUnE-yArDs & Sylvan Esso at Webster Hall, New York

On Monday night, tUnE-yArDs wrapped up the U.S. leg of their tour at the second of two sold out shows in New York City’s Webster Hall. Merrill Garbus, Nate Brenner, and the rest of their band were decked out in [...]

June 25, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Juicy J Yonge Dundas Square NXNE 2014

NXNE 2014: Juicy J, Run The Jewels, & Ratking at Yonge-Dundas Square

Once again NXNE ended with a giant free show at Yonge-Dundas Square following two headliners Spoon and St. Vincent who played Friday and Saturday nights. The Sunday evening line up centred yet again on hip-hop as it has for many [...]

June 24, 2014 Concert Reviews, Movies
Zeus NXNE5

NXNE 2014: The Wooden Sky, Zeus, Future Islands and Mac DeMarco

Since Friday night (Saturday morning?) included a sunrise bedtime, we decided to start our day off quietly at the 5th annual Great Heart Music Festival. Ran by the tag team of Young Lions Music Club and LiveInBellwoods, the event offers an [...]

June 23, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music
Courtney Barnett at The Silver Dollar NXNE 2014

NXNE 2014: Courtney Barnett at The Silver Dollar

Known for her deadpan delivery, slacker tone and creative and colourful lyrics, Courtney Barnett has blown up since the release of her debut album A Sea of Split Peas last spring. Rightly so, the Melbourne-based musician was invited to be [...]

June 23, 2014 Concert Reviews, Music