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Fan jams on stage with Mac DeMarco at Wayhome

Fan jams on stage with Mac DeMarco at Wayhome

Fan jams on stage with Mac DeMarco at Wayhome Dreams do come true and it’s true what they say about luck, it’s only possible when preparation meets opportunity.   No one at Wayhome 2016 was more prepared for an opportunity than hard core Mac DeMarco fan Gabriel Baldassarre of Woodbridge ON Friday night.   The 25 year [...]

July 26, 2016 Darrell Darrells Den, ON Festivals, What's Hot 0

Best and worst of Wayhome 2016

Best and worst of Wayhome 2016

Best and worst of Wayhome 2016 THE BEST Jet The Falcon As I was walking through the festival grounds, I noticed a crowded field filled with seagulls right across from the farmers market. A few seconds passed till I saw a golf cart approaching the flock. It wasn’t long after till the vehicle stopped in [...]

July 25, 2016 Darrell Festivals, ON Festivals 0

Rockfest 2016 Day One – Nostalgia Edition

Rockfest 2016 Day One – Nostalgia Edition

Another year of Amnesia Rockfest shenanigans has come and passed, and what a year it was. The 11th edition of Montebello, Quebec’s two day festival was jam packed with hugs, tears, fights, and couriously enough, a panda suit here and there. This year was especially a treat for anyone who identifies with the music of [...]

June 29, 2016 Lucy Sky 90s Rock, Canadian Music, Festivals, Indie, Indie Rock, Live Music Reviews, Metal, ON Festivals, Punk, QC Festivals, Toronto bands, What's Hot 0

NXNE 2016 what you need to know

NXNE 2016 what you need to know

NXNE 2016 – the festival of many lands – June 13-19 There is the Port Lands, Club Land, Game Land and Furture Land. With no radius clause, no application fees for performers and specifically curated performances, NXNE is heading back to it’s roots with some twists. Each event is individually ticketed and features some unique [...]

June 7, 2016 Darrell Festivals, ON Festivals, Toronto Festivals, What's Hot 0

Best and Worst of Riot Fest Toronto 2015

Best and Worst of Riot Fest Toronto 2015

Riot Fest happens three successive weekends from the end of August to mid September in Denver, Chicago, and finally Toronto. The festivals boast top punk (and hip-hop) acts both current and retired. This past weekend fans of all ages rocked out in Downsview Park for the Canadian incarnation of the festival. We put together a [...]

September 21, 2015 Griffin Elliot Hip Hop, ON Festivals, Post Rock, Punk, Top News, Toronto, Toronto bands, Toronto Festivals, What's Hot 0

ALEXISONFIRE Are Back For Good

ALEXISONFIRE Are Back For Good

Last night Alexisonfire announced during their set at Riot Fest Toronto that they are officially reunited, for good. After their breakup in 2011, and subsequently making their fans fight like dogs for final tickets and limited edition box sets, the Canadian post-hardcore legends seem to have realized the error of their ways. “Thank you for believing [...]

September 20, 2015 Griffin Elliot ON Festivals, Top News, Toronto, Toronto bands, Toronto Festivals, Toronto Top News, What's Hot 0

Cold Specks New Short Film Coming to Toronto

Cold Specks New Short Film Coming to Toronto

Cold Specks has collaborated on a new short film, “Neuroplasticity”, with award-winning Canadian born director Alex Takacs, best known by his moniker Young Replicant. The film will be in Toronto on September 16 and 18 at Horeshoe Tavern as part of Toronto Urban Roots Fest. “I am a big fan of Flying Lotus and was [...]

September 16, 2015 Griffin Elliot Festivals, Movie News, MOVIES, ON Festivals, Top News, Toronto, Toronto Art, Toronto Festivals, Toronto Festivals, Toronto Listings, Toronto Top News, What's Hot 0

VELD 2015 – Let’s Get to the Point

VELD 2015 – Let’s Get to the Point

VELD 2015 – Let’s Get to the Point Is the electronic festival scene in Southern Ontario cursed? Let’s face it, it’s been an unlucky year for Electronic fans across southern Ontario. First it rained hard at Go Hard, while Everafter in Kitchener looked like it had been hit by a monsoon. Bestival got very wet on [...]

August 5, 2015 Darrell Electronic, ON Festivals, Toronto Festivals 1

Riot Fest Toronto day-by-day lineup and passes

Riot Fest Toronto day-by-day lineup and passes

Toronto Riot Fest has announced the lineup for both Saturday and Sunday performances. Individual day passes are also now available and can be purchased online. The day passes are $90 or you can be a VIP for $150. VIP passes include: Priority VIP festival entrance, priority access to autograph tent, poster, two VIP only lounges in close [...]

July 31, 2015 Griffin Elliot ON Festivals, Top News, Toronto, Toronto Festivals, Toronto Listings, Toronto Top News 0

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Eleven

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Eleven

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Eleven This is the typical comedy club atmosphere: dim lights, dark, chipped, wooden small tables and even smaller chicken wings. The beer repertoire isn’t substantial but a blonde is perfect to wash down the taste of stale wings. Everything is dark except for him or her who dares to be [...]

July 29, 2015 Griffin Elliot Comic Relief, Festivals, ON Festivals, Ottawa, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa live music reviews 0

St Vincent Wayhome Festival – Dusts off an old Beatles cover

St Vincent Wayhome Festival –  Dusts off an old Beatles cover

St Vincent Wayhome Festival –  Dusts off an old Beatles cover Attendance: 1,100 (start) – 3,400 (end) Set Length: 1hr 15min TOTAL SCORE: 9 Crowd Reception: 8 Stage Presence: 10 Image: 10 Musical Ability: 8 Originality: 10 Wow Factor: 8 As I approached the main stage it was clear that the crowd attendance was much lower [...]

July 27, 2015 Darrell Festivals, Live Music Reviews, ON Festivals 1

Kendrick Lamar Wayhome – Where’s Kanye West?

Kendrick Lamar Wayhome – Where’s Kanye West?

Kendrick Lamar Wayhome – Where’s Kanye West? Attendance: 15,000 (start) – (30,000 end) Set Length: 90mins TOTAL SCORE: 9 Crowd Reception: 10 Stage Presence: 10 Visual/Sound Presentation: 9 Musical Ability: 8 Originality: 8 Wow Factor: 10 After a devastatingly tight opening set by Run The Jewels it was pretty clear that the crowd at Wayhome [...]

July 26, 2015 Darrell Hip Hop, Live Music Reviews, ON Festivals 1

Neil Young Wayhome Festival – Picking Organic Cherries with Neil

Neil Young Wayhome Festival – Picking Organic Cherries with Neil

Neil Young Wayhome Festival – Picking Organic Cherries with Neil Attendance: 4,000 (start) – 22,000 (end) Set length: 3hrs TOTAL SCORE 9 Visual/Sound Presentation: 8 (Great balanced sound from Solo Tech, but nothing spectacular visually) Stage Presence: 10 (This old guy rocks harder now than he did at 24) Musical Ability: 10 – (It’ raw, [...]

July 25, 2015 Darrell Classic Rock, Live Music Reviews, ON Festivals 0

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Nine

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Nine

Friday, July 16, 2015 “Rain falls in real time and rain fell through the night,” the words of Gord Downie have never rung truer as he preached to a crowd thoroughly soaked by the downpour this past Friday night. While rain tends to pose as a major pitfall for most summer music festival, it failed [...]

July 18, 2015 Griffin Elliot 90s Rock, Festivals, Live Music Reviews, ON Festivals, Ottawa, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa live music reviews 1

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Eight

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Eight

Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 – Day Eight If you drove by LeBreton Flats at about 6:30pm on Thursday, July 16, you would not have had to think very hard about who was headlining Bluesfest. In fact, you probably would have figured out pretty quick that LeBreton was in for a giant rodeo. Unless, for some reason, [...]

July 17, 2015 Griffin Elliot Country, Festivals, Live Music Reviews, ON Festivals, Ottawa, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa live music reviews 0

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