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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Real talk with Jessie Reyez – live at the Mod Club

Toronto-based singer, songwriter, and rapper, Jessie Reyez first broke ground with her covers, but it wasn’t until she released “Figures” last year, an original track, that the music industry and fans took notice. “Figures” is a simple, stripped-back hymn featuring Reyes melodically singing over guitar. The sheer simplicity of it was astonishing. The naked, emotional,

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Bud Light Dreams 2017

Last weekend, Dreams Festival (formally known as “Digital Dreams”) took over Echo Beach for its fifth year. The festival included three different stages, top artists from around the globe, and a two day dance experience for Toronto’s...

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

They aren’t bragging: White Reaper at Dour Fir

Last Wednesday, White Reaper continued their tour behind their second studio Album, The Worlds Best American Band at Portland’s world famous Doug Fir. The unapologetic foursome played “a collection of songs including the one that they’re probably...

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

“Branko Presents: Enchufada Na Zona” – power, privilege, afro-beat, & appropriation

On his debut album Atlas a couple years ago, Branko found himself netted in a conversation – or argument, really – on cultural appropriation. The crux of the debate concerns whether or not it’s OK to grab the...

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Amir Obè at NXNE

Splitting time between his hometown of Detroit and Brooklyn, as evidenced in his 2014 mixtape “Detrooklyn”, Amir Obè (otherwise known as Amir Obeid) took on a late afternoon set at NXNE’s Port Lands. Marking the second year...

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

NXNE: Emperor X and Regina Gently at The Baby G

In an (apparent) move to align top Canadian music influencers more closely with the selection of NXNE performers, this year’s festival saw the launch of Club Land – a series featuring intimate bar showcases, (harkening back to...

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Brother Ali in retrospective. Live in Toronto

Brother Ali has been around for over a decade. Admittedly, he took a bit of a break there between Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color and the newly released All The Beauty Is This Whole Life but his rhymes...

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Animal Collective live at the Danforth Music Hall

Animal Collective have been around for over a decade and their journey has been nothing but adventurous. The pop highlight of their career was probably the release of “My Girls” in 2009 from Merriweather Post Pavilion but that song, that...

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The merging of Two Macs: “This Old Dog” is on Captured Tracks

Every year May is full of things to look forward to: the end of school, Memorial Day weekend, Cinco De Mayo (if that’s your thing) but this May we were also graced with the third full length...

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Meet Montreal’s Geoffroy, an interview

Fresh from the March launch of his first full-length album, Coastline, Montreal’s Geoffroy is picking-up speed throughout the electronica universe. Spending nearly two years meticulously crafting his LP, along with co-producers Gabriel Gagnon and Max Gendron, Geoffroy...

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