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Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Homeshake brings his sweet grooves to Mississippi Studios

When Peter Sagar stepped out on stage he was rocking a Mariah Carey shirt and I really hope it wasn’t ironically. I mean Butterfly rocks right? Or maybe it was too on the nose considering the sound he’s going for? Albeit hipster-ism has taken over millennials, Peter Sagar is not the embodiment of cool and

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Operators at the Horseshoe Tavern

When Operators first entered the world of music, people didn’t know what to expect. The band is fronted by Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner, joined on stage by Devojka and drummer Sam Brown of Divine Fits and New Bomb Turks....

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

DMC Canada Scratch Competition in pictures

Last weekend marked an annual CDJ show and conference in Toronto. Hundreds of up-and-coming and aspiring musicians flooded the hallways of the Hilton hotel for workshops, talks and industry panels. The highlight of the weekend was the DMC Canada East...

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...

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...

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