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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

The best of CMW: VALLEY, Lysistrata, Good Kid, and Dusted

VALLEY Alternative/pop band, VALLEY, was a highlight of the week, playing a Wednesday show at the Horseshoe Tavern. The Toronto-based group, comprised of four members, already have two EPs under their belt, with rumours of a third album to come. The Horseshoe offered a cozy atmosphere for their performance, with a full, enthusiastic crowd. Offering

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Matt & Kim at the Phoenix – beats, balloons, and all sorts of profanity

Canadian Music Week 2018 kicked off on a strong note this past Monday: Matt & Kim at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. If you had high expectations for this show, they were more than likely met and acceded...

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Ama Lou is on the rise. Live in Toronto

UK’s up and coming R&B artist Ama Lou took the stage in Toronto last week opening for Jorja Smith for two sold out shows. While her repertoire may be a bit shy in numbers this 19-year-old Londoner has...

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Jessie Ware at Belly Up in Solana Beach

Having released her third LP, Glasshouse, in late 2017, Jessie Ware kicked off her North American tour earlier this month, and it included a first-time stop at Belly Up, in Solana Beach, just north of San Diego....

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Milk & Bone begin their tour with a soft yet haunting performance

Thursday night at Toronto’s Mod Club offered a snapshot of Canada’s healthy electro-indie landscape. Marking the start of Milk & Bone’s North American and European tour, the evening kicked-off with Oshawa’s very own Dizzy — a young,...

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Jordan Rakei swings by Lee’s Palace

New Zealand’s Jordan Rakei is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer with a fine tuned ear to classic sound and an ability to gently blend influences into his own unique compositions. Rakei’s first big break was his collaboration with...

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Ending the year with Goldlink and friends

Goldlink wrapped up his year at Toronto’s Mod Club joined by TO’s own River Tiber and Atlanta’s J.I.D. The evening’s activities begun with River Tiber, real name Tommy Paxton-Beesley, who took the stage for a DJ set....

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Ekali takes over Velvet Underground T.O

Last week, Vancouver based artist Ekali took the stage at Velvet Underground in Toronto and proved to the city, that Canadian talent is clearly taking over. Ekali begun producing music in 2012 and since then, has written...

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Slow Magic and friends live in Toronto

Toronto’s iconic Horseshoe Tavern is not the place one would expect to see a dance show, they say so themselves, but this was a special night and their 70th anniversary month. Despite it being primarily an indie rock venue, Slow...

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Curtis Harding retrospective, live in Toronto

After releasing Soul Power in 2014 Curtis Harding was immediately flagged as an artist to watch by the Rolling Stones magazine. That album had a lasting impact, it’s one that I personally keep going back to and tracks from which keep...

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