By: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) – Since the release of their 2002 self-titled debut album, California-based rap-rock trio Transplants’ co-lead vocalist and songwriter “Skinhead Rob” Aston has grown up. From taking on a “street thug” persona that loved nothing more than to party, evidenced on tracks like “Tall Cans in the Air”, from Transplants’ self-titled 2002 debut … Continue reading
Photos by: Lauren Garbutt (@LaurenGarbutt1) – Brooklyn-based folk rock band Laura Stevenson and the Cans, who released her first album under the name Laura Stevenson in April called Wheel, performed at The Drake Hotel last night with Toronto-based indie rock quartet The Box Tiger.
By: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) – Ottawa will be beaming with excitement this July 4-14 as the 20th anniversary of the iconic Ottawa Bluesfest invades downtown Ottawa with a stacked line-up including The Black Keys, Björk, Weezer, Fun. and many more. A stones throw away from the parliament buildings, Ottawa Bluesfest takes place in the … Continue reading
By: Calum Slingerland – Vampire Weekend’s musical charm and wonderfully clever lyrics have made the band favourites among indie music listeners since their 2008 self-titled debut album. A strong rhythm section coupled with incredibly catchy guitar and synth hooks brought the band success on their aforementioned self-titled record, and their sophomore release, Contra. The sonic evolution of a … Continue reading
To celebrate our 1-year anniversary, we are giving away a card signed by The Wooden Sky, Wildlife, Snowblink, Morgan Cameron Ross, along with an exclusive mixtape with handpicked songs from the aforementioned artists along with Ben Caplan, and Acres of Lions! You can enter only once via one of the following entry methods: Follow Aesthetic Magazine on … Continue reading
Venue: Lee’s Palace Date: May 31th at 9:00 pm You can enter only once via one of the following entry methods: Follow Aesthetic Magazine on Twitter and tweet the following message exactly as it appears: Contest: (19+) – Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT To Win 2 Tickets To @YoungGalaxy at Lee’s Palace In #Toronto. http://bit.ly/17UoUXn Like our “Young Galaxy” post on Facebook. Send an email to email@example.com with “Young Galaxy” in the … Continue reading
By: Sam Rashid (@thisissamrashid) – The Montreal-based Braids, which features Blue Hawaii’s Raphaelle Standell-Preston, creates a fountain of electronic whims and melodies on their new EP, In Kind // Amends, out June 11 via Flemish Eye Records, which serves as a predecessor to their forthcoming sophomore LP, which is due out this fall. In Kind // Amends breaks … Continue reading
Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – Newly reformed Long Island, New York-based hardcore punk quintet Crime In Stereo peformed at Sneaky Dee’s in Toronto last night with support from Rochester, New York-based melodic hardcore quintet Such Gold and Toronto-based punk band !ATTENTION!
By: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) – With Toronto fully embracing Spring, The Royal Ontario Museum launched the third season of their popular ROM Friday Night Live series earlier this month and the third edition of the event, which took place last night, featured a performance by Toronto-based indie rock quintet Wildlife. After several spins of Daft … Continue reading
By: Lauren Garbutt (@LaurenGarbutt1) – The undisputed kings of punk rock cover bands took the stage Friday night at the Phoenix to perform their spirited renditions of musical classics. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are a pop punk super-group consisting of Fat Mike from NOFX, Spike Slawson of Swingin’ Utters, Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters, and Joey Cape and Dave Raun of Lagwagon. High Top … Continue reading
Photos by: Neil Van – Toronto-based quartet Decades celebrated the release of their self-titled debut album (out May 14th in Canada via White Girl Records), which carries a late ’80s shoegaze and early ’90s Brit pop sound, which is a stark contrast to their original punk/garage rock aesthetic, at The Garrison in Toronto last night with … Continue reading