Monday, July 24th, 2017

Capital Cities “Swimming Pool Summer” EP review

Capital Cities fans should be happy to hear from the duo comprising the group, Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant, as the last time we heard from them was back in 2013 with A Tidal Wave of Mystery. There may be a little bit of disappointment in that Swimming Pool Summer is only a four-song EP (five if you

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Music, shows, history: getting to know MK

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to speak with producer and a DJ Marc Kinchen (MK). Kinchen’s career took off in the early 90’s, working with the top artists and producers and making a name for...

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,...

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...

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Catching-up with Caveboy at NXNE

Hot off the heels of a recording stint in the grassy knolls of Ireland, Montreal’s Caveboy made a recent stop in Toronto to play at NxNE’s Port Lands. Veterans of some of Toronto’s largest music festivals, including...

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...

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