The Scene Magazine
Amanda Day’s Monday Mirth

Amanda Day’s Monday Mirth

Got a chronic case of the Mondays? Amanda Day has just the remedy. The Toronto comic and producer behind the cult hit weekly standup show #StonedUpComedy (Thursdays in Toronto’s Kensington market), Day is also the host of the Date Fail podcast. [...]

November 16, 2016 Toronto Comedy
Indie Week 2016 Editors Picks

Indie Week 2016 Editors Picks

  Now in its 13th year, Indie Week has become one of Canada’s premiere indie music festivals showcasing 300+ acts from all over the world in front of music industry professionals. Indie Week offers 6 nights of showcases, late last [...]

November 16, 2016 Editorials, Toronto, Toronto Festivals, What's Hot
Kevin Banner’s Comedy Dreamboat

Kevin Banner’s Comedy Dreamboat

It’s an exciting time to be alive in Canadian comedy. I almost feel strangely… wait for it… vaguely optimistic about the future? I can’t be 100% sure, this is a new sensation.  And granted I might advise all of our [...]

November 16, 2016 Toronto Comedy
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – Movie Review

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – Movie Review

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Sony Pictures Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is not the typical war film. In fact, scenes depicting the Iraq War only take up about a third of [...]

November 16, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Sunndrug talks starting anew in the 2016 music scene

Sunndrug talks starting anew in the 2016 music scene

Bands break up but that doesn’t mean that the musicians are finished making music. Just like any creative outlet, a band can be played out (figuratively and literally) and moving on is generally more difficult for the fans than it [...]

November 14, 2016 90s Rock, Alternative Rock, Interviews, What's Hot
Loving – Movie Review

Loving – Movie Review

Loving – Movie Review Rating: A- (Great) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Universal Pictures The expectation for a film about a famous Supreme Court ruling is probably that of a courtroom drama with a lot of big speeches and grand moments. However, director/writer [...]

November 11, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Almost Christmas – Movie Review

Almost Christmas – Movie Review

Almost Christmas – Movie Review Rating: D (Very Bad) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Universal Pictures The ensemble Christmas comedy has almost became an annual holiday tradition and Almost Christmas is just the latest to center around a family in flux, only a [...]

November 11, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
A Tree Grows – “Wau Wau Water” – Single Review

A Tree Grows – “Wau Wau Water” – Single Review

Fans of Miles Davis, Robert Glasper, and Tortoise are going to love the spunky and uplifting “Wau Wau Water.” Released on November 4, “Wau Wau Water” is the first single from A Tree Grows’ self-titled debut EP, which is set [...]

November 9, 2016 Album Reviews, Jazz, R&B, Uncategorized
Kevin Mahon – Hell’s Kitchen Irish Ale – Album Review

Kevin Mahon – Hell’s Kitchen Irish Ale – Album Review

When Kurt Cobain died, Dave Grohl started writing Foo Fighters music, initially just for himself, and when Kevin Mahon lost both his parents, he did much the same. Never meaning to release any of it, the music stayed stored for [...]

November 9, 2016 Album Reviews
Doc Yates and the Kings Evil – Sweat It Out – Album Review

Doc Yates and the Kings Evil – Sweat It Out – Album Review

If there’s any hope that someone could bridge the gap between alt-country and pop-country it may lie with Doc Yates and the Kings Evil. On their upcoming record Sweat It Out, Yates and company mix a country sound with blues, [...]

November 8, 2016 Album Reviews, Alt-Country
Stone Driver – Rocks – Album Review

Stone Driver – Rocks – Album Review

Keeping a core sound is what really helps a band stand out in the long run, particularly when a band has as many influences as Stone Driver. On their latest album Rocks the band mixes a hard rock sound with [...]

November 7, 2016 90s Rock, Album Reviews
Bree Taylor – Broken Dreams – Single Review 

Bree Taylor – Broken Dreams – Single Review 

Breakups are hard, but for artists they can also be a powerful writing tool. On Bree Taylor’s latest single “Broken Dreams” she tells a heartbreaking story inspired by her real life break up, backed by an emotional synth pop backdrop. [...]

November 7, 2016 Album Reviews, Pop
Bad Reed – Stained Glass – Single Review

Bad Reed – Stained Glass – Single Review

The indie rock scene is shifting to more complex rhythms and riffs, making rock feel more like heavy jazz but with a good sense of pop to balance it out. Paris, Ontario’s Bad Reed drop a lot of influence on [...]

November 6, 2016 Album Reviews, Rock
Russell Lee – What Do I Do – Album review

Russell Lee – What Do I Do – Album review

Pop-country has become a genre where a solo artist can’t simply release a non-top 40 pop-country record without having to differentiate themselves from the fluff. Funny as it may sound, on Russell Lee’s new record What Do I Do he [...]

November 5, 2016 Album Reviews, Alt-Country, Country
Trolls – Movie Review

Trolls – Movie Review

Trolls – Movie Review Rating: B- (Okay) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy 20th Century Fox The team at DreamWorks Animation already had a tricky task ahead of them in turning the creepy Troll dolls so popular in the 1980s into a feature film [...]

November 4, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES

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