Live shows


Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Lapping up loud layers & lyrics: LVL UP at Mississippi Studios

Mississippi Studios welcomed LVL UP into their space this past Monday. The venue is connected to Bar Bar and has the feeling of a practice space or basement complete with Persian rugs underfoot to deaden sound and old marching drums for added aesthetic. This was my first time seeing LVL UP live and I learned

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

No surprises here: Tennis at the Wonder ballroom

Tennis started out as dreamy pop duo writing about their romantic sailing trip together. Their first album, Cape Dory, is still hard for them to escape. During the set Alaina Moore even references it herself. The whole idea itself...

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Matching suits, a myriad of wit, & white balloons: Angel Olsen live in concert

Angel Olsen at McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom was my first show in Portland. The wooden floor has an odd amount of bounce and I suddenly have images of mid 20th century youngsters dancing the night away. There are...

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

In pictures: Reaction NYC brings 2017 to Chicago with a bang

by Manny Diaz Reaction NYC is a two-night warehouse-style party taking place over two days, celebrating the coming of the New Year with some heavy-heaters of the music industry. This year the festival features 36 artists across...

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Harrison and Romare live in Toronto: Disco’s back, and it’s not going anywhere

Down one of the smaller streets of Toronto’s Queen West, you’ll find a spacious yet intimate venue called Longboat Hall. The room is a rather odd and unique space just a couple doors down from the legendary Great Hall, and...

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

RÜFÜS DU SOL live in Toronto

Over the summer RÜFÜS DU SOL took the world by storm one festival stage at a time if not in person than on nearly every other DJ’s set. This past Tuesday the trio, Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and...

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Freaky Deaky Halloween scares up few treats

Halloween-themed Freaky Deaky seems to have hit a sophomore slump in its second year as an outdoor festival at Toyota Park. Other than shining stars, ScHoolboy Q, Travis Scott, and Disclosure, the remainder of the lineup’s performances...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

RBMA, Jacques Greene at Bain Mathieu

Redbull Music Academy has found its home in Montreal over the last month throwing impressive shows with widely recognized musicians and artists alongside some fresh blood. Noteworthy, RBMA has been choosing less-frequented and alternative venues to host...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Marian Hill serves up “Whiskey” in Chicago

Samantha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd, collectively known as Marian Hill, graced the stage of Chicago’s Vic Theater on Saturday night for what was a musically emotional show. With opening performances from Shaed and Vérité, the jazz-infused, electro-pop...

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Bob Moses returns to Toronto for another stellar show

With an album that keeps on winning audiences across North America, Bob Moses have become frequent guests in Toronto. Nearly halfway through their headlining tour, Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance played a show to a full house at Toronto’s...

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