Canadian, Concerts, Electronic, Electropop, Music

Austra w/ Blue Hawaii @ The Opera House 12/19/2014

No Comments 22 December 2014

Photos & Words by Michael Silvestre
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Friday night’s Austra show was a well programmed line up of like minded musicians. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Concerts, Music

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith w/ Peregrine Falls @ Mod Club 12/15/2014

No Comments 16 December 2014

by Tiana Feng
Dan Mangan + Blacksmith @ The Mod Club 12/15/2014
Last night, Dan Mangan played the Mod Club as part of Virgin Mobile’s Re*Generation campaign. The program raises money to help homeless youth find jobs. Continue Reading

Canadian, Concerts, Music

BADBADNOTGOOD w/ Kaytranada and River Tiber @ The Opera House 12/13/2014

No Comments 14 December 2014

by Tiana Feng
BADBADNOTGOOD @ The Opera House 12/13/2014
BADBADNOTGOOD played a sold out hometown show last night at The Opera House with River Tiber and surprise guest Kaytranada. Continue Reading

Concerts, Music

O-Town w/ Todd Carey @ Lee’s Palace 12/8/2014

No Comments 13 December 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee
O-Town @ Lee's Palace 12/8/2014

Boy bands occupy an odd place in the music spectrum. Adults judge tweens of today for obsessing over One Direction or 5 SoS. Yet, the same sensible people would lose all inhibition passionately singing along to ‘I Want It That Way’ in their car. Hoping to cash in on the nostalgia, boy bands of yesteryears (NKOTBSB hello?!) have done countless reunion tours in the last several years. Although a tad late on the fad, the reunited O-Town were finishing off their Lines and Circles Tour with a sold out Toronto visit.

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Alternative, Concerts, Music

Greys, Odonis Odonis, Weaves, Dilly Dally, The Beverleys @ The Garrison 12/6/2014

No Comments 12 December 2014

by Tiana Feng
Anna Mayberry @ The Garrison 12/6/2014
Last Saturday, Buzz Records celebrated the holidays (deemed “Krampus”) with sets from some of their best talent: Greys, Odonis Odonis, Weaves, Dilly Dally and the The Beverleys. Continue Reading

Canadian, Concerts, Music

Lydia Ainsworth w/ Digits @ The Drake Hotel 12/5/2014

No Comments 09 December 2014

by Tiana Feng
Lydia Ainsworth @ The Drake 12/5/2014
Lydia Ainsworth brought her latest album “Right from Real” to the Drake on Friday. Continue Reading

Canadian, Concerts

Bud Light Sensation: Into The Wild 11/29/2014

No Comments 08 December 2014

by Ani Hajderaj

Toronto experienced the return of Sensation and it was wild. This year’s edition of the event featured a giant snake over the grounds of the Rogers Centre and an abundance of fountain water shooting up at key points of the DJ sets throughout the night.

Photo by David Antony

Photo by David Antony

I found Into The Wild more put together than last year’s edition. The production elements were more refined. I really enjoyed the dancers holding snakes that were hooked up to smoke canons. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Concerts, Music, Psychedelic

Jazz Cartier, WISH, Plumes @ Nice II (The Garrison) 11/28/2014

No Comments 07 December 2014

by Tiana Feng
Jazz Carter @ The Garrison 11/28/2014
I’m catching up on a few concert posts. I haven’t had the time to sit down and edit the photos, let a lone write the review! Last Saturday, I attended Wavelength’s NICE II (Nifty Interventions for Cultural Enhancement). It was a way to bring different genres together for one show. The audience was a mixed crowd and the entertainment for the night was rapper Jazz Cartier, dream-pop band WISH and chamber-pop group Plumes. Continue Reading

Concerts, Electronic, Experimental

Big Joy: A Festival of Experimental Music (Vancouver) 12/6/2014

No Comments 07 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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I was in Vancouver so I decided to drop in on Big Joy, a relatively new festival of experimental music. On Friday night the venue was The Remington Gallery, which is smack in the middle of the Downtown Eastside. In other words, Heroin Alley. Outside the venue the street was overflowing with both garbage and individuals living on the very fringe of humanity. The discreet entrance to the gallery was next to a former hotel that was converted to social housing many years ago. Continue Reading

Canadian, Concerts, Music, Rap

Buck 65 w/ Jon & Roy @ Danforth Music Hall 11/21/2014

No Comments 07 December 2014

by Tiana Feng
Buck 65 @ The Danforth Music Hall 11/21/2014
Buck 65 played The Danforth Music Hall on November 21st. You can read the full review over at Exclaim!. The full photoset is below: Continue Reading

Concerts, Music

Bears Den w/ Christof @ The Mod Club 11/21/2014

No Comments 24 November 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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With contemporaries like Mumford & Sons and Ben Howard, you would think that Bear’s Den must be doing something right. The British alt-folk trio were in town this past Friday for a sold out show at the Mod Club. Continue Reading

Concerts, Music, Pop

Tei Shi w/ Seoul @ The Drake 11/17/2014

No Comments 23 November 2014

by Tiana Feng

Tei Shi @ The Drake Hotel 11/17/2014

I was photographing Tei Shi for Exclaim! that night and my friend Melody wrote a splendid review over here. You can view the entire photoset here:

Since Melody’s review doesn’t really mention Seoul, I thought I’d write a few words. The band is the latest addition to Last Gang Record’s roster. On stage they sounded less electronic than their previously released tracks. Their dreamy, shoegaze atmosphere was ruined by the fact that their bass was turned to teeth chattering levels. I really hope that’s something that was the venue’s fault, and not of the band.

Alternative, Concerts, Music, Pop

Mother Mother w/ The Beaches & BESTiE @ The Danforth Music Hall 11/15/2014

No Comments 23 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
Mother Mother @ Danforth Music Hall 11/15/2014
Finally have some time to catch up on a few concert reviews. Mother Mother played two shows last weekend at The Danforth Music Hall. I attended the Saturday show with BESTiE and The Beaches. Continue Reading

Concerts, Music

Budlight Sensation Returns November 29th

No Comments 19 November 2014

by Ani Hajderaj
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Sensation is back in Toronto! The Rogers Centre will become a large dance floor filled with production of epic proportions and everyone will be dressed in all white for it.

ID&T have been organizing Sensation parties for many years and they always deliver a top notch experience for dance music fans around the world. Last year’s Sensation was a success and this year it’s coming back and it will top the experience. The production will feature dancers and a giant snake structure surrounding the arena for the “Into The Wild” experience.

The DJs featured in this event are Mr. White, Baggi Begovic, Eric Prydz, Afrojack and Bingo Players. This is definitely where you want to be if you’re a fan of big room house music. Tickets are on sale here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Rogers-Centre-tickets-Toronto/venue/131114. See you at the Rogers Centre for Bud Light Sensation on November 29!

Concerts, Music

Mozart’s Sister, Mexican Slang, Lee Paradise, Basia Bulat & More! @ Long Winter Year 3 Volume 1 – 11/14/2014

No Comments 18 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
Mozart's Sister @ Long Winter Year 3 Volume 1- 11/14/2014

On Friday, as the weather started to dip to cool temperatures, Long Winter kicked off their 3rd year at The Great Hall. Continue Reading

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