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