Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Lollapalooza: from the big stage of LL Cool J to the shaded bar sessions

by Jade Newton Lollapalooza descended upon Chicago for a whirlwind four days. There were hundreds of performances, what felt like hundreds of thousands of people, and that dangerously steamy weather, that held Chicago in its sweaty clutches. While it felt as though the Earth was moving closer to the sun with each passing hour, the

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...

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....

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

It’s hard to put my finger on it: Post Animal’s “When I Think Of You In A Castle”

If Post Animal‘s When I Think Of You In A Castle had a theme, it would be chaos. The songs constantly shift through motifs and subgenres, but in the best possible way. There are six* musicians throwing their...

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Can’t put this one in a box, or genre: Caroline Rose, “Loner”

New York based (presumably soon to be Philly) musician Caroline Rose recently put out her second album Loner via New West Records. The album itself is five years in the making and those familiar with her first...

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Suuns bring “Felt” cadence to The Great Hall

Suuns have always been a band that evolves. Within their own dark, noisy, deeply progressive sound, they still find a way to be original with each album. The early days Suuns, with tracks like “Black Hills,” were...

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...

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