By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – In just 12 years, Download Festival has become one of the world’s definitive metal festivals. The reason is simple: a brilliant balance of internationally successful headliners like KISS, Muse and Motley Crue alongside wall-of-death all-stars like Lamb of God and Lacuna Coil – with a supporting cast full of tomorrow’s headliners. … Continue reading
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy, who released his 27th album, Rhythm & Blues, on July 30th, 2013 via RCA, which was produced by Tom Hambridge (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Rascal Flatts), performed at Massey Hall in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Amy Ray – Maryland-based hard rock band Clutch, who released their tenth album, Earth Rocker, on March 15th, 2013, which was their first studio album since their 2009 album, Strange Cousins from the West, performed at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver last night with Atlanta-based heavy metal band Mastodon, who released their sixth album, Once More ‘Round … Continue reading
Photos by: Justin Roth – Toronto-based folk-rock band Great Lake Swimmers, who released their sixth album, A Forest of Arms, on April 21st, 2015 via Nettwerk, which featured Kevin Kane of The Grapes of Wrath, performed the first of two shows at the Randolph Theatre in Toronto last night with indie rock singer-songwriter Michael Feuerstack, who released his newest … Continue reading
Photos by: Gwendolyn Lee – Los Angeles-based hard rock band Sixx:AM, which features Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, and Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Dj Ashba, and who released their third album, Modern Vintage, on October 7th, 2014 via Eleven Seven Music, performed at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night with Finnish metal band Apocalyptica, who … Continue reading
Photos by: Priti Shikotra – UK metalcore band While She Sleeps, who released their second album, Brainwashed, on March 23rd, 2015 via Sony Music, which is the follow-up to their 2010 debut album, This Is The Six, performed at The Ritz in Manchester last night with Toronto-based hardcore punk band Cancer Bats, who released their new album, … Continue reading
Photos by: Katie Kuropas – Seattle-based indie rock band Death Cab For Cutie, who released their eighth album, Kintsugi, on March 31st, 2015 via Atlantic, which was produced by Rich Costey (Sigur Rós, Frank Turner, Muse, Foster the People), performed at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City last night with Seattle-based indie rock band Say Hi, … Continue reading
Photos by: Priti Shikotra – UK pop singer-songwriter Olly Murs, who finished as the runner-up on The X Factor in 2009, and who released his fourth album, Never Been Better, on November 21st, 2014 via Epic, which spawned the singles “Wrapped Up”, “Up”, and “Seasons”, performed at the Manchester Arena in Manchester UK last night.
Photos by: Amy Ray – UK indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs, who released their fifth album, Education, Education, Education & War, on March 31st, 2014 via Universal, which featured the singles “Bows & Arrows”, “Coming Home”, “Meanwhile Up in Heaven”, “Ruffians On Parade”, and “My Life”, performed at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver last night with Portland-based … Continue reading
Photos by: Bruce Emberley – Charlottetown, PE-based country music singer-songwriter Whitney Rose, who released her new album, Heartbreaker of the Year, on April 21st, 2015 via Cameron House Records, which was mixed at Capitol Records by Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Keith Richards, Rod Stewart), performed a record release show at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last night with the Toronto-based … Continue reading
Photos by: Adam Pulicicchio – Alt rock band The Used, who released their sixth album, Imaginary Enemy, on April 1st, 2014 via Hopeless Records performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on April 19th, 2015 with Buffalo, New York-metalcore band Everytime I Die, who released their seventh album, From Parts Unknown, on July 1st, 2014 … Continue reading
By: Raymond Ahner (@photoray) – European countries have been known to stage spectacular metal festivals during the summer months, but nothing can compare to Hellfest. Now in it’s tenth year, Hellfest has unleashed a line-up for 2015 that is truly mind-blowing, and promises to be the European festival of the season. Headliners include Slipknot, Scorpions, Faith No More, … Continue reading
Photos by: Priti Shikotra – Glasgow, Scotland-based pop-rock band Texas, who released their newest album, Texas 25, on February 17th, 2015, which features four new songs and highlights from the seven-piece’s greatest hits completely re-recorded and re-worked for 2015 with acclaimed NYC soul outfit Truth & Soul (Amy Winehouse, Adele).
Photos by: Paul Morigi – To coincide with the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Global Citizen (the organization behind the annual Global Citizen Festival held in New York) held a special concert on April 18th at The National Mall in Washington, D.C. to raise awareness on global environmental issues, which featured performances by headliner No Doubt, … Continue reading
Photos by: Dawn Hamilton – UK folk-rock-blues singer-songwriter George Ezra, who released his debut album, Wanted on Voyage, on June 30th, 2014 via Columbia/Sony, which featured the singles “Did You Hear The Rain?”, “Budapest”, “Blame It On Me”, “Listen to the Man”, and “Cassy O”, performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night with … Continue reading