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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Slow Magic’s “Float” is just what the doctor ordered

Slow Magic‘s newest 13-track EP, Float, is exactly what I need to get through a long day of work where I’m staring at my computer aimlessly.  If you are not familiar with Slow Magic, he is known for staying hidden beneath a neon zebra mask, where he makes instrumental electronic music that can be quite

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...

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Giraffage’s journey, live at Velvet Underground

Last weekend, critically acclaimed up and coming artist Giraffage (Charlie Yin) took over the Velvet Underground in Toronto. Kicking of his first nationwide Too Real tour, with fellow artists Wingtip and Sweater Beats, Giraffage played his show...

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Red Bull 3 days in Toronto with BadBadNoGood, River Tiber and Charlotte Day Wilson

Last week Red Bull Sound Select hosted 3 Days in Toronto: a series of curated music events in city’s favourite venues. Friday night, BadBadNoGood with friends, took place at the Massey Hall, a legendary 2-level, all seated,...

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Latest Output by Whitney: “Light Upon the Lake: The Demos”

I like Whitney. I really do. I bet they’d like me if we met. I went to their latest concert in Toronto and thoroughly enjoyed their solid, albeit slight, output. By now you may be waiting for...

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Thee Conductor “Cotton Tornado”

Cotton Tornado may be my new favorite name for an album, ever. It is the newest creative venture from Jason Butler and the founder of Thee Conductor. The album is a self-professed art project of this debut...

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Thievery Corporation across decades, live in Toronto

Thievery Corporation returned to Toronto for two sold out and highly anticipated live shows. Taking over one of the biggest venues they’ve played here so far, Rebel Nightclub, the band had no issues occupying the stage. Thievery’s full...

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Hometown hero: Japanese Breakfast at The Holocene

Front woman Michelle Zauner is from Eugene (Oregon) so seeing Japanese Breakfast at the Holocene in Portland meant a sold out show and a packed guest list. The “Beaver state” is Zauner’s homestead and a place were...

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Larre de Kat “Un Olandese a Milano”

Dutch artist Larry de Kat put together an interesting six-track album, Un Olandese a Milano. The album has so many different genres of music in one place that I am not sure if it is confusing or memorizing. De...

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