Photos by: Krystyn Bristol – South African-born-New York-based pop artist St. Lucia, who released his debut LP, When The Night, on October 4th, 2013 via Neon Gold Records / Columbia Records, performed at The Glass House in Pomona, CA on October 28th.
Photos by: Amanda-Susan Carson (@xoAmandaCarson) – Los Angeles-based indie pop band Smallpools, who released their debut self-titled EP on July 16th, 2013 via RCA, which spawned the single “Killer Whales”, performed at The Opera House on October 24th with Rhode Island-based synthpop band Magic Man, who released their second album, Before the Waves, on July 8th, 2014 via … Continue reading
Photos by: Matt Klopot – New York City-based hard rock quartet The Pretty Reckless, who released their second album, Going to Hell, on March 12th, 2014 via Razor & Tie, which produced the singles “Going to Hell”, “Heaven Knows”, and “Messed Up World”, performed at Sound Academy in Toronto last night.
By: Julia Grabowska – Brooklyn-based electropop-indie rock artist Rush Midnight (aka Russell Manning), who is the former bass player for fellow Brooklynite Twin Shadow, and who released his debut full length self-titled album on May 27th, 2014 on Last Gang Records, talks about his ongoing tour with Lights, what it was like working with Jesse F. Keeler (MSTRKRFT / Death … Continue reading
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – Actress Leighton Meester’s debut album, Heartstrings, is upsettingly good. Here’s why. There’s a good reason why red flags shoot up every time a celeb launches the ‘music phase’ of their career. The last half century is rife with ‘triple threat’ performers including, Eddie Murphy, David Hasselhoff, J-Lo, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and the sparkly, nightmarish parade of Disney … Continue reading
Photos by: André Varty – Newly reformed UK dream pop band Slowdive, who’s last album, Pygmalion, was released on February 6th, 1995 via Creation/EMI, which was co-produced by Chris Hufford (Radiohead, Ray Charles, Roy Orbison), performed at The Danforth Music Hall last night with Minnesota-based indie rock band Low, who released their tenth album, The Invisible Way, … Continue reading
Photos by: Liam Keery – Acclaimed DJ/Producer Steve Aoki, who released his second album, Neon Future I, on September 30th, 2014 via Ultra/Dim Mak, which features the singles “Rage The Night Away”, “Free The Madness”, “Get Me Outta Here”, and “Back To Earth” spun a short DJ set at HMV Underground at HMV’s Yonge-Dundas Square location … Continue reading
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – Irish indie rock-blues-soul singer-songwriter Hozier, who released his eponymous debut album on September 19th, 2014 via Rubyworks/Island, which debuted at number two on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 8,800 copies in its first week, performed at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night with UK indie pop-soul singer-songwriter James Bay, who … Continue reading
Photos by: Dawn Hamilton – Newly formed power-pop with a hint of punk band Ex Hex, which is fronted by Mary Timony of Wild Flag and Helium, who released their debut album, Rips, on October 7th via Merge, performed at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last night with Massachusetts-based indie rock band Speedy Ortiz, who released their debut album, Major Arcana, on July 9th, 2013 … Continue reading
Photos by: Krystyn Bristol – The third and final day of the second annual Life Is Beautiful Festival in downtown Las Vegas featured performances by Foo Fighters, who will release their eighth album, Sonic Highways, on November 10th, which features the singles “Something From Nothing”, and “The Feast and the Famine”, EDM artist Skrillex, who released … Continue reading
Photos by: Scott Penner (@ScottPenner) – Rock legends Fleetwood Mac performed to a sell-out crowd of 18,500 fans at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre last night as part of their ongoing “On with the Show” tour, which is their first tour since the return of Christine McVie. Set-List 1. The Chain 2. You Make Loving Fun 3. Dreams 4. … Continue reading
Photos by: Krystyn Bristol – Day two of the second annual Life Is Beautiful Festival in downtown Las Vegas featured performances by Brooklyn-based indie dance duo Matt and Kim, who released their fourth album, Lightning, on October 2nd, 2012 via Fader Label, iconic singer Lionel Richie, who released his tenth album, Tuskegee, on March 5th, … Continue reading
Photos by: Amanda-Susan Carson (@xoAmandaCarson) – So You Think You Can Dance, the 13-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning show, visited the Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton last night, which featured this season’s most popular routines, as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour.
Photos by: Vivian Tabar – UK R&B-electronic-pop-soul singer-songwriter Jessie Ware, who released her second album, Tough Love, on October 13th, 2014 via PMR/Island/Interscope, which features the singles “Tough Love”, and “Say You Love Me”, performed at The Great Hall in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Krystyn Bristol – Day one of the second annual Life Is Beautiful Festival in downtown Las Vegas featured performances by GRAMMY Award-winning rapper Kanye West, who released his sixth album, Yeezus, on June 18th, 2013 via Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam, EDM artist RAC, Toronto-based PBR&B artist The Weeknd, who released his debut album, Kiss Land, … Continue reading
Photos by: Angelo Marchini (@El_Pollo_Lokito) – New York City-based all-female lo-fi indie pop quartet Dum Dum Girls, who released their third album, Too True, on January 22nd, 2014 via Sub Pop, which was produced by Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, The Go-Go’s) and The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner, and which spawned the singles “Lost Boys & Girls Club” and “Rimbaud Eyes”, … Continue reading
Photos by: Kathy Flynn (@wickedgoddess)- The second annual, Tenacious D-curated Festival Supreme took place on Saturday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and featured an eclectic mix of artists from both the music and comedy worlds including: Dethklok Metalocalypse, Cheech and Chong, The State, Workaholics, Eagles of Death Metal, Fred Armisen, The Aquabats, Nick Kroll, The Protomen, Heidecker & Wood, The Haden Triplets, Ronna & … Continue reading
Photos by: Fernando Paiz (@capaphotograph1) – The first annual Dream Serenade benefit concert, which supports schools, pre-schools, hospitals and parent respite services that support children with special needs and their families in the Toronto area, took place at Massey Hall in Toronto last night with an all-star line-up that included Hayden (who curated the event with his wife Christie … Continue reading
Photos by: Victoria Charko (@Vanilla_Rx) – Zombies invaded Toronto yesterday as part of the 2014 Toronto Zombie Walk in support of the Canadian Wildlife Federation, which kicked off at Nathan Phillips Square. Since its 2003 launch, which saw only a handful of participants, this year’s event hosted over 10,000 members of the undead.
Photos by: Angelo Marchini (@El_Pollo_Lokito) – Australian indie rock singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, who released her third EP, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, on May 20th, 2013 via Milk! Records/Marathon Artists/House Anxiety, performed at Lee’s Palace in Toronto last night with Brooklyn-based baroque pop band San Fermin, who released their self-titled debut album in 2013, and Norwegian-Bulgarian pop … Continue reading