Hollerado

Hillside Day 2: Hollerado, PUP, Bry Webb & More

Saturday, July 26, 2014 Workshop: The First Days are the Hardest (Island Stage, 11AM) The first days can be the hardest, but not when they begin with a workshop featuring ...

HYDRA

Hillside Night 1: HYDRA, Alvvays & More

Friday, July 25, 2014 We’ve been going to Hillside Festival in Guelph for three years now, and while this weekend didn’t have the greatest ending (Sunday night’s schedule got rained ...

Hollerado

TURF Day 3: Hollerado, Jeff Tweedy, Gogol Bordello, July Talk & More

Sunday, July 6, 2014 Jon Langford & The Burlington Welsh Male Chorus (East Stage, 12:45PM) Devin Cuddy (South Stage, 12:50PM) The third day of a festival is often tough and ...

Spotlight

The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt

The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt

Band: The Gaslight Anthem Album: Get Hurt Written by: Chiara DiAngelo There’s ...
Vogue Dots - Toska

Vogue Dots – Toska

Band: Vogue Dots EP: Toska Written by: Chiara DiAngelo The work of ...
Bry Webb - Free Will

Bry Webb – Free Will

Artist: Bry Webb Album: Free Will Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Playing a ...
Sam Roberts Band

TURF Day 2: Sam Roberts Band, Hey Rosetta!, The Gaslight Anthem & More

Saturday, July 5, 2014 Caitlin Rose (South Stage, 1:10PM) Day 2 of the festival began early in the afternoon, with Caitlin Rose on the South Stage. Boasting a voice more massive than you’d initially expect, a typical country starlet Rose is not. The Nashville native spun tenderhearted Opry-worthy ballads doused in the whiskey and cigarette […]

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Beirut

TURF Day 1: Beirut, Local Natives, Born Ruffians & More

Friday, July 4, 2014 In just its second year, the Toronto Urban Roots Festival has become one of our favourite weekends of the summer. Once again, Jeff Cohen and Co. at Collective Concerts compiled an extensive lineup that defied the typical boundaries of roots and folk. Taking advantage of one of the hills on location, […]

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METZ

METZ at Smiling Buddha

Date of show: June 22, 2014 METZ Holy Fuck Pleasure Leftists

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Greys

NXNE: Of Sound Mind at Edward Day Gallery

Sunday, June 22, 2014 People Put Out Productions and Sonic Boom teamed up to put on a great NXNE event at Edward Day Gallery. The event featured live music outside, but a record fair was held inside. As a special treat, some local concert photographers were selling prints. What a great day! Greys Young Mother […]

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Zeus

NXNE: Zeus at The Cameron House

Date of show: June 21, 2014 Zeus Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs

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Teenage Kicks

NXNE Unofficial: Audio Blood Throws a Rooftop Rager for NXNE

Saturday, June 21, 2014 Few things are more enjoyable than a rooftop party during North by North East. But Audio Blood found a way to up the ante, making the roof of a furniture store on Dufferin St. the absolute place to be that afternoon. With perfect weather on their side, they took it to […]

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St. Vincent

NXNE: St. Vincent at Yonge-Dundas Square

Date of show: June 20, 2014 There’s something absolutely electric about Annie Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent), as she exhibits quite a personality on stage. After standing atop a raised platform on the stage, she descended by going down the stairs upside down on her back. Plus, I can’t forget to mention her cornrows and her […]

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Hands & Teeth

NXNE Unofficial: F**K Work Play Hooky at Analogue Gallery

Thursday, June 19, 2014 On the second day of NXNE, Collective Arts Brewing, Hot for Company, Last Frame Pictures and MUSI Artist Development joined forces to put together an official showcase at Analogue Gallery. The day featured live music, DJs between sets, burgers on the BBQ, and great beer courtesy of Collective Arts Brewing. It […]

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Jane’s Party Throws a Summer Shindig at The Rivoli

Date of show: June 5, 2014 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Toronto quartet Jane’s Party came out swinging, with the sweetness of songs like “Palm Reading” and “Meet Me Halfway” quickly making the hems of summer dresses flutter as toes started spontaneously tapping. A band well-known to punch you in the face with their prettiness, a […]

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Living that Field Trip Life: Day 2

Sunday, June 8, 2014 In stark contrast to the previous day, there was the promise of rain in the low-hanging clouds as Day 2 of Field Trip got underway on the Fort York stage. Flanked by a couple of backup singers and with just a laptop providing backing tracks behind her, 2013 Polaris Prize short-lister […]

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