Tag Archives: The Rivoli

J.D. Originals Presents Young Rival at The Rivoli

Date of show: April 17, 2013 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo The latest instalment of the J.D. Originals Presents concert series featured Hamilton three-piece Young Rival. Comprised of Aron D’Alesio (guitar, vocals), John Smith (bass) and Noah Fralick (drums), the band released their sophomore album Stay Young last October and that was the last time I […]

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Hollerado Paint The Rivoli White To Celebrate Their Album Release

Date of show: February 26, 2013 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo To celebrate the release of their long-awaited second record White Paint, Hollerado threw a party at The Rivoli, inviting their closest friends, family, as well as some fans lucky enough to score tickets. With smoke billowing, the band took the stage, Jake Boyd’s bass drum […]

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Lindi Ortega

A Whisky-Soaked Night with Lindi Ortega at The Rivoli

Date of show: January 24, 2013 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Presented by JD Originals, the pairing of Lindi Ortega with Dustin Bentall & The Smøkes made for the exact kind of barn-burner you are meant to drink whiskey at. Newcomers to Lindi Ortega may know her from her recent guest appearance on the TV show […]

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Michael Rault Opens for Bombino at The Rivoli

Date of show: September 14, 2012 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo We weren’t sure what to expect when we decided to catch Michael Rault at the Rivoli opening for the “desert rock” jams of Tuareg guitarist, Bombino. I’ll admit, it was a slightly bizarre feeling walking in to find the venue near full, primarily with an […]

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NXNE Night 3: Die Mannequin, Danielle Duval, The Strumbellas, & More

Friday, June 15, 2012 Dearly Beloved – 8:00PM @ Mod Club Die Mannequin – 9:00PM @ Mod Club Oh No, Theodore! – 8:00PM @ The Painted Lady While I was disappointed that Writers’ Strike were no longer playing, I decided to still start my night at The Painted Lady for Fredericton band, Oh No, Theodore! […]

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Spotlight on The Little Black Dress at the Rivoli

Date of show: April 27, 2012 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Local band The Little Black Dress celebrated the release of their debut album Spotlight to a packed Rivoli filled with captivated fans, affectionately known as the “LBD Army,” many of whom were decked out in their little black dresses in honour of the occasion. The […]

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CMW Night 4: Music Nova Scotia + Mad Ones

Saturday, March 24, 2012 Mad Ones – 9:00PM @ The Bovine Sex Club Mad Ones are the two-piece Toronto hard rock outfit comprised of Andrew DeVillers (guitar, vocals) and Phil Wilson (drummer). Playing an adrenaline-pumping set off their album Behaviour, they started loud and sweaty and didn’t let up for the length of their set. […]

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Portage and Main

CMW Night 3: Music BC, Young Lions Music Club & More

Friday, March 23, 2012 Cai.ro – 8:00PM @ Rancho Relaxo (Two Way Monologues & The Indie Machine) Starting their set with the lights dimmed low, first came the pounding of the drum, and clapping of this five-piece’s hands before the melody swelled with the addition of keys and violin. There is a depth and darkness […]

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NXNE Day 2: Audio Blood’s Rooftop Party, Untold City’s Grilled Cheese Sunburn, Yonge-Dundas Square, CBC Radio 2 & More

Thursday, June 16, 2011 Day 2 of NXNE started off at the Audio Blood Rooftop for an invite-only party. There was free beer, courtesy of St-Ambroise, and free Vitamin Water. Those Audio Blood folks sure know how to throw a party! First up was Library Voices, who brought out their delightful power pop in the […]

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Public City Celebrates Their 2nd Year Anniversary at The Rivoli

Date of show: February 19, 2010 Entire Cities closed out the night, providing a slightly different sound from the previous bands. Entire Cities have described their style of music on their Facebook page as barndance-rock-folk-country-party music, which I think is pretty fitting. There’s a lightness to their presence, as bassist Paul Sorensen jumps around stage […]

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