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

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Contest: Win tickets to Unlike Pluto on April 21st in Toronto

Man of many talents Unlike Pluto is more than just a DJ, while you may have first heard his remix of Diplo’s “Revolution” this year he is releasing original tracks, starting with “Worst in Me.” The track...

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....

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The Bug and Earth walk through Hell in “Concrete Desert”

Concept albums, like Stevie Wonder’s Secret Life of Plants or Pink Floyd’s The Wall, hold a special place in the imaginations of music lovers because they exist as something more meaningful than a collection of songs. Though...

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...

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

“Offers” by NE-HI: Coming of age in the community of garage rock

NE-HI recently released their second album, Offers, via Grand Jury records (which also happens to be the home of a couple more of my favorite windy city boys, Twin Peaks). This is the first release for NE-HI under a prominent...

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...

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Animal Collective’s “The Painters”: Energetic, but not quite a standout

Animal Collective returns on The Painters — a companion EP to last year’s Painting With. The Painters is usual Animal Collective — experimental indie pop with energy, contrasted with introspection — but it’s unlikely to be a standout...

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Jo Mersa Marley: Following the calling

text: Jade Newton | photography: Christopher Brown Though he bares the Marley surname and has been heavily influenced by his father, Jo Mersa does not walk in the shadows of his musical lineage – he walks beside it, guided by it...

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