Monday, July 24th, 2017

The best of Pitchfork 2017

Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival has become the premiere mid-summer festival with an array of performances ranging from lesser known acts with small followings, to powerhouse acts known all over the world. Although the festival itself often times suffers from one hiccup after another (possibly due to the festival outgrowing its current location at Union Park),

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

HUMANS and River Tiber at NXNE

You get used to seeing certain bands at certain venues. For us it is usually smaller venues, darker, more intimate rooms where you really get to know a band. Seeing the same band in the afternoon sun...

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

NXNE Saturday with Tinie Tempah, Kaytranada and many more

Mississauga rapper John River was the first act to catch our attention. River has been around since 2012 dropping mixtapes that have built a solid foundation for his reputation and fanbase. Joined on the stage by a...

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Celebrating Canada 150 with Electric Island

Here in Toronto the summer season is broken up by the generously spaced out long weekends. For a few years now these long weekends have been highlighted by Electric Island, an electronic music event that takes over an...

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Manifesto 11: Majid Jordan, Jidenna, Isaiah Rashad, and The Internet

Developed in 2007, Manifesto is much more than just a show — it’s a non-profit youth-powered organization that supports artists and their communities. Manifesto mentors the youth of Toronto and helps them develop their passion for music, allowing...

Friday, June 9th, 2017

MUTEK 2017: Here’s what’s in store

MUTEK Montreal is set to take place August 22 – 27th for it’s 18th annual edition. The programming also marks Montréal’s 375th anniversary so with two big birthdays taking place the organizers have been working on expanding the program to...

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Planning for NXNE 2017

Despite a rough patch last year North by North East (NXNE) returns for another season June 16th through 25th and it’s looking pretty promising! The main attractions this year are all gathered at Port Lands. The weekend...

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Michael Kiwanuka and his all-encompassing sound live at the Phoenix

Michael Kiwanuka played a weekday show in Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre. The tickets were gone early and while the Phoenix is not a venue that typically has VIP tickets this was the night even those seats were...

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Demonic possession of garage rock heroes: NE-HI live in Portland

While Mississippi Studios has become a reoccurring waterhole in my life, last night was extra special because I was getting a little taste of sweet home Chicago. The boys from NE-HI are currently on a pretty massive...

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

CMW: Xavier Omär and TOBi at Velvet Underground

Canadian Music Week (CMW) opened in full swing on a Tuesday night this year, starting the festival off strong. Velvet Underground, as we learned throughout the next few days, became our home for CMW. This particular night was...

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