Toronto Riot Fest Day 1: The Flaming Lips, Death From Above 1979 & More

Saturday, September 6, 2014 We wound down summer festival season by attending our first Riot Fest. While smaller versions of the festival took place in Toronto at Fort York the ...

Hillside Day 3 – The Belle Game, Royal Canoe, Basia Bulat & More

Sunday, July 27, 2014 Workshop: Marmalade Skies (Lake Stage, 11AM) The Hillside Sunday Gospel Session has the power to make even the staunchest non-believers believe in something, anything. This year’s ...

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 ...


Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time

Band: Shovels & Rope Album: Swimmin’ Time Written by: Chiara DiAngelo South ...

The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt

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

Vogue Dots – Toska

Band: Vogue Dots EP: Toska Written by: Chiara DiAngelo The work of ...

Dangerband is Dead. Little Junior Debuts at Smiling Buddha.

Date of show: August 30, 2014 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Toronto’s Dangerband has been pretty quiet this year. That’s because the band no longer exists. The five-piece featuring Rane Elliott-Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Lucas Meilach-Boston (vocals, guitar), Jackson Beyer (vocals, bass), Jacob Stanescu (keyboard, synthesizer), and Chai Elliott-Armstrong (drums) emerged from semi-hiatus on the last long […]

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Hanson at CNE Bandshell Park

Date of show: August 28, 2014 Hanson

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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 out), it’s still a weekend we look forward to all year! There are certain things about the festival that never change: the excitement felt getting […]

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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 can prove difficult to drag yourself to the grounds early. It was however worth the early morning in order to catch Devin Cuddy, whose set […]

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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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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 at Smiling Buddha

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

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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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NXNE: Zeus at The Cameron House

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

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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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