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The Lumineers at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

The Lumineers at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Reviewed by Katelyn Gilmore When: July 28, 2016 Where: The Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto How many bands today sell out a 16 000 seat arena of a predominately millennial crowd with mandolins, cellos, tambourines, and accordions in tow? Leave it to The Lumineers to make folk-rock relevant again. After the release of the much anticipated [...]

October 10, 2016 guest Live Music Reviews, Toronto, Toronto live music reviews 0

The Joy Formidable @ Mod Club – NXNE 2016 Live Review

The Joy Formidable @ Mod Club – NXNE 2016 Live Review

The Joy Formidable @ Mod Club – NXNE 2016 Live Review When:  NXNE June 15, 2016 Where: Mod Club (722 College Street) Total Score: 8 Visual/Sound Presentation: 6 Stage Presence: 9 Music Ability: 8 Crowd Reception: 8 Wow Factor: 9 When a band surpasses your expectations by bringing a performance more impressive than their recordings, it is [...]

June 16, 2016 guest Indie Rock, Toronto Festivals, Toronto live music reviews 0

Charlotte Cardin at The Garrison – CMW 2016 Live Review

Charlotte Cardin at The Garrison – CMW 2016 Live Review

Charlotte Cardin at The Garrison – CMW 2016 Live Review When:  CMW May 5, 2016 Where: The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) Total Score: 8.6 Visual/Sound Presentation: 8 Stage Presence: 8 Music Ability: 10 Crowd Reception: 8 Wow Factor: 9 Charlotte Cardin is a name you will soon hear again. The elegant Montreal native has [...]

May 6, 2016 guest Live Music Reviews, Toronto live music reviews 0

Caveboy at Lee’s Palace – CMW 2016 Live Review

Caveboy at Lee’s Palace – CMW 2016 Live Review

Caveboy at Lee’s Palace – CMW 2016 Live Review When:  CMW May 5, 2016 Where: Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor Street West) Total Score: 7.6 Visual/Sound Presentation: 7 Stage Presence: 8 Music Ability: 8 Crowd Reception: 7 Wow Factor: 8 Caveboy, the indie pop trio from Montreal were dressed in all black, but revealed colourful personalities [...]

May 6, 2016 guest Indie, Indie Rock, Live Music Reviews, Toronto live music reviews 0

Meltybrains? at The Piston – CMW 2016 Live Review

Meltybrains? at The Piston – CMW 2016 Live Review

Meltybrains? @ The Piston – CMW 2016 Live Review   When:  CMW May 4, 2016 Where: The Piston (937 Bloor St W) Total Score: 8 Visual/Sound Presentation: 6 Stage Presence: 8 Music Ability: 9 Crowd Reception: 8 Wow Factor: 9 Meltybrains? – A unique band name in the form a question, however there is no [...]

May 5, 2016 guest Toronto Festivals, Toronto live music reviews 0

Ivory Hours @ The Mod Club Toronto – Review

Ivory Hours @ The Mod Club Toronto – Review

Ivory Hours @ The Mod Club Toronto – Review From humble beginnings from London, Ontario in 2012 to filling concert venues in Toronto this indie-pop group knows how to entertain. Upon arriving, we took the time to note how unique and modern the venue was. The main stage, lounge and bar area surrounded the floor, [...]

April 26, 2016 guest Indie Rock, Live Music Reviews, Toronto live music reviews 0

Ra Ra Riot @ Lee’s Palace Toronto – Review

Ra Ra Riot @ Lee’s Palace Toronto – Review

Ra Ra Riot @ Lee’s Palace Toronto – Review Decked out in casual t-shirts and messy hair, American indie rock band Ra Ra Riot took the stage at Lee’s Palace on April 14th that had the floor shaking. The band released their fourth studio album, “Need Your Light” on February 19th. They played many of [...]

April 18, 2016 guest Indie Rock, Live Music Reviews, Toronto live music reviews 1

Indie Week 2015 delivers new talent

Indie Week 2015 delivers new talent

The week of shivery bar hopping has come to an end. Indie Week 2015 held up its’ promise to deliver new talent to the Toronto scene and left some toasty memorable vibes. The stand out night for me was 94.9 THE ROCK Generation Next Showcase Friday Oct 16.    Outside of the MOD club stood a [...]

October 18, 2015 Taylor North Toronto Festivals, Toronto live music reviews 0

20 Things That Happened at VELD 2015

20 Things That Happened at VELD 2015

20 Things That Happened at VELD 2015 1. Bacardi Untameable stage had the tent bumpin’ at all times. 2. People paid $5 to get in his balls. 3. “I remember you from last VELD, you were going ham on the hoops it was amazing.” – Fan of hulahoopist 4. We 4got about our daddy issues along the way. [...]

August 4, 2015 Darrell Electronic, Live Music Reviews, Top News, Toronto Festivals, Toronto live music reviews, What's Hot 1

Top 5 VELD 2015 DJ Sets

Top 5 VELD 2015 DJ Sets

Top 5 VELD 2015 DJ Sets VELD Music Festival provided Toronto with one of the most diverse and intoxicating EDM lineups to hit Canada this summer. While the festival was cut short due to extreme weather conditions, the artists who did get to perform provided outstanding sets. Here’s our top 5 sets that we caught [...]

August 3, 2015 Tony Millar Electronic, Live Music Reviews, Toronto Festivals, Toronto live music reviews 1

Full Flex Brings Great Numbers to Toronto and an Amazing Show

Full Flex Brings Great Numbers to Toronto and an Amazing Show

Full Flex Brings Great Numbers to Toronto and an Amazing Show When Toronto got wind of Jack U (Skrillex and Diplo) coming to town, followed by Zeds Dead, A$AP Ferg and Mija, it’s no surprise that the event sold out weeks prior. It was also no surprise that the crowd went completely wild with every [...]

July 12, 2015 Darrell Electronic, Live Music Reviews, Toronto live music reviews 1

NXNE 2015 Day 3: CROSSS, Warpaint, Stella Mozgawa, US Girls

NXNE 2015 Day 3: CROSSS, Warpaint, Stella Mozgawa, US Girls

NXNE 2015 Day 3: CROSSS, Warpaint, Stella Mozgawa, US Girls When: Friday, June 20th, 2015 Where: The Smiling Buddha, Adelaide Hall Your friends at NXNE are your phone and public transit (except when it’s not). At half past 10 I’ve just arrived at Smiling Buddha to catch CROSSS’ set. The Buddha’s a tight fit and [...]

June 20, 2015 guest Canadian Music, Electronic, International Bands, Live Music Reviews, psychedelic, Rock, Toronto live music reviews 0

NXNE 2015 Day 2: House of Vans at Berkeley Church and Sean Leon at NXNE Hub

NXNE 2015 Day 2: House of Vans at Berkeley Church and Sean Leon at NXNE Hub

NXNE 2015 Day 2: House of Vans at Berkeley Church and Sean Leon at NXNE Hub “Who let the savages out of the zoo?” says Sean Leon. It’s quarter to 2 in the morning and the NXNE Hub at Spadina and Queen has turned into a madhouse for the Toronto rapper’s set. Photographers are hanging from [...]

June 19, 2015 guest Editorials, Electronic, Festivals, Hip Hop, Live Music Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Festivals, Toronto Festivals, Toronto live music reviews 0

NXNE 2015 Day 1: Red Bull Sound Select at Adelaide Hall

NXNE 2015 Day 1: Red Bull Sound Select at Adelaide Hall

NXNE 2015 Day 1: Red Bull Sound Select at Adelaide Hall Who: Kate Tempest, Dillan Ponders, Allie (Red Bull Sound Select) When: June 17, 2015 Where: Adelaide Hall, Toronto ON A guy in all black rocking a full Yeezus kilt walks past me and greets his friends. Adelaide Hall’s second floor has been temporarily erased [...]

June 18, 2015 guest Festivals, Live Music Reviews, Toronto Festivals, Toronto Festivals, Toronto live music reviews 0

Mono at Lees Palace Toronto Review

Mono at Lees Palace Toronto Review

Mono at Lees Palace Toronto Review – June 16, 2015 TOTAL – 8 Visual/Sound Presentation: 5/10 Stage Presence: 5/10 Musical Ability: 9/10 Originality: 10/10 Crowd Reception: 8/10 Wow Factor: 10/10 Japanese band Mono are a group of musicians for musicians and lovers of texture and imagery.   A band which defies categorization, Mono have been described [...]

June 17, 2015 Darrell Live Music Reviews, Toronto live music reviews 0

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