Photos by: Adam Harrison (@AdamRHarrison) – Canadian alt metal band Three Days Grace, who released their fifth album, Human, on March 31st, 2015 via RCA, which is their first album not to feature former vocalist Adam Gontier, who was replaced by Matt Walst in 2014, performed at Echo Beach in Toronto on July 3rd with Boston-based hard … Continue reading
The winner will receive: One (1) 20’x25’ tent campsite in the Premium Tent Area (Sites assigned upon arrival – first come, first camp). Expedited vehicle entry into the Premium Camping Area upon arrival Access to the Private “Hang” zone in the premium camping with shade areas, free morning coffee and fresh fruit until 11AM … Continue reading
By: Staff – Rock supergroup The Dead Weather (composed of Alison Mosshart (of The Kills and Discount), Jack White (ex-White Stripes and The Raconteurs), Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs,The Greenhornes and City and Colour), will release their new album, Dodge & Burn, in September 2015 via Third Man Records, and will feature eight brand new songs, along with four previously released tracks … Continue reading
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – With gargantuan headliners that cascade into a thoroughly eclectic supporting cast, the 2015 edition of Festival D’été de Quebec (July 9 – 19) looks like one of the summer’s best music festivals. The sheer breadth of the lineup is staggering. Festival D’été de Quebec has stacked their 2015 line-up with summery pop, mellow uke-strummers, hip-hop bangers, pulsing EDM beats and the densest power … Continue reading
Photos by: Justin Roth – Toronto-based indie rock quintet July Talk, who released their self-titled debut album on October 16th, 2012 via White Girl Records, performed a secret show at the Bloor Viaduct in Toronto last night as part of the Luminous Veil/Pan-Am Games.
Photos by: Fernando Paiz (@capaphotograph1) – Grammy Award-winning (Best Rock Performance – “Radioactive”) Las Vegas-based alternative rock quartet Imagine Dragons, who released second album, Smoke + Mirrors, on February 17th, 2015 via Interscope, which follows up their platinum-selling debut album, Night Visions, performed at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto last night with Juno Award-winning Toronto-based indie rock band Metric, who … Continue reading
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Iconic rock-pop singer-songwriter Brian Wilson, who in addition to being known as the co-founder of legendary pop group The Beach Boys, is also known for a storied solo career, including his newest album, No Pier Pressure (out April 7th, 2015), performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night.
By: Brandon Lorenzetti – Electric Island returned to Toronto Island on July 1st with acclaimed DJs Sasha, and Marcel Dettmann for its second of four events this summer. Be sure not to miss the remaining Electric Island events on August 3rd, and September 7th!
Photos by: Justin Roth – Canadian alternative hip-hop artist Buck 65, who released his newest album, Neverlove, on September 30th, 2014 via Warner Music Canada, which was inspired by his divorce with his now ex-wife, and who released a more lighthearted album called Laundromat Boogie on September 29th, 2014 via Bandcamp, performed at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto … Continue reading
Photos by: Rick Clifford – Experimental hip-hop band Death Grips, who released a pair of albums this year so far including Fashion Week (out Jan. 4th), and The Powers That B (out Mar. 31), performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Jon Wishart – Iconic Canadian rockers The Tragically Hip, who released their twelfth album, Now for Plan A, on October 2nd, 2012 via Zoë Records/Universal Music Canada, celebrated Canada Day last night with a performance at the Molson Amphitheatre as part of their ongoing “Fully and Completely Tour”, which features the Kingston-based quintet playing their classic 1992 album … Continue reading
By: Brandon Lorenzetti – Electric Island is here again on July 1st for its second of four events this summer. This time they are bringing out world renowned DJs: Sasha, Marcel Dettmann, Lee Foss and Dennis Ferrer as well as local talent from Jonathan Rosa, Jeff Button and Greg Gow. Any fans of techno and house … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) & Justin Roth – Despite a rained-out first day, Digital Dreams came back in full force on Sunday with a line-up that included headliner Zedd, who released his second album, True Colors, on May 15th, 2015, which features the single “I Want You To Know”, which features Selena Gomez, along with performers Martin … Continue reading
Photos by: Samantha Wood – The 35th annual Pride Toronto parade, which began on Church Street and Bloor Street East, before heading down Yonge Street, took over the city’s downtown core on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Photos by: Priti Shikotra – San Francisco-based alt rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, who released their self-produced seventh album, Specter at the Feast, on March 18th, 2013 via Vagrant, which follows up their 2010 album, Beat The Devil’s Tattoo, performed at Albert Hall in Manchester, UK last night with UK indie rock band Carl Barat and … Continue reading
Photos by: Raymond Ahner (@photoray) – The 2015 edition of Hellfest in Clisson, France (400 km south-west of Paris) featured performances by Slipknot, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Billy Idol, Faith No More, ZZ Top, Mastodon, Killing Joke, L7, Cavalera Conspiracy, and more!
Photos by: Marc DesRosiers – San Francisco-based pop-rock band Steve Miller Band, who are best known for their string of 1970s hit singles including “Fly Like An Eagle”, “Rock’n Me”, “Jet Airliner”, “Abracadabra”, and “The Joker”, performed at the Confederation Park in Ottawa, ON on June 25th as part of Ottawa Jazz Festival 2015 with Nova Scotia-based jazz … Continue reading
Photos by: Marc DesRosiers – Tennessee-via-Toronto folk-rock singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega, who released her fifth album, Tin Star, on October 8th, 2013 via Last Gang Records, performed at the Marion Dewar Plaza in Ottawa, ON on June 25th as part of Ottawa Jazz Festival 2015.
Photos by: Janine Wong – Grammy Award-winning guitarist Gary Clark Jr., who released his first live album, Gary Clark Jr Live, on September 23rd, 2014 via Warner Bros., which follows up his 2012 major label debut album, Blak and Blu, performed at Nathan Philips Square in Toronto last night as part of the 2015 Toronto Jazz Festival.
Photos by: Lindsay Duncan – The Dyke March, which this year focused on the ongoing issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, took place yesterday as part of Pride Toronto 2015.
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Los Angeles-based pop-rock band Talk in Tongues, who released their debut album, Alone With A Friend, on May 18th, 2015 via Fairfax Entertainment, performed at The Opera House in Toronto on June 20th as part of NXNE 2015.
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Calgary-based blues rock band Go For The Eyes, who released their newest EP, Fifteen Through Twenty, on May 27th, 2014, performed at The Painted Lady in Toronto on June 19th as part of NXNE 2015.
By: Staff – Toronto EDM music festival Digital Dreams announced this afternoon that they’ve cancelled Saturday’s event “in the interest of public safety and to protect fans, artists, and staff” due to the forecasted high winds and heavy rainfall in Southern Ontario. Sustained winds of 30-40km/hr along with heavy rain and wind gusts up to 70km/hour … Continue reading
Photos by: Lindsay Duncan – The Trans Pride March, which seeks to “provide a place for trans identified people to rally, to stand up and come together in solidarity”, took place yesterday as part of Pride Toronto 2015.
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – San Francisco-based psych rock band OM, who released their fifth album, Advaitic Songs, on July 24th, 2012 via Drag City, performed at The Opera House in Toronto on June 19 as part of NXNE 2015 with Brooklyn-based black metal band Liturgy, who released their third album, The Ark Work, on March 24th, … Continue reading
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Toronto-based psych rock band Das Rad, who released their newest album, Radiation, on September 30th, 2014, performed at Adelaide Hall in Toronto on June 20th as part of NXNE 2015.
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Toronto-based garage rock band Public Animal, who released a new 7″ with psych rock band Moths and Locusts, on June 19th, 2015, performed at The Opera House in Toronto on June 20th as part of NXNE 2015.
By: Staff – Fresh off a Polaris long-list nomination, a couple of Juno Awards and sold out Canadian and international dates, Arkells have released a cover of Tobias Jesso Jr.’s “Can’t Stop Thinking About You”. “When I heard the Tobias record, I immediately got jealous,” said Arkells lead singer Max Kerman. “The chord-melodies and string … Continue reading
Photos by: Amy Buck – Canadian folk-rock singer-songwriter Northcote, who released his new self-titled album in 2013 via Blackbox Music/Xtra Mile Recordings/The Black Numbers, performed at Lee’s Palace in Toronto last night with Virgina-based folk-punk singer-songwriter Tim Barry, who released his fifth album, Lost & Rootless, in 2014 via Chunksaah Records, which follows up his 2012 album, 40 Miler, … Continue reading
Photos by: Lindsay Duncan – Austin, TX-based indie rock band Spoon, who released their eighth album, They Want My Soul, on August 5th, 2014 via Loma Vista, which featured the singles “Rent I Pay”, “Do You”, and “Inside Out”, and which follows up their 2010 album, Transference, performed the second of two shows at The Phoenix … Continue reading
Photos by: Priti Shikotra – Grammy-winning pop-rock singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, who released her fifth album, 1989, on October 27th, 2014 via Big Machine, performed at Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK last night as part of her ongoing “1989 World Tour”.
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Toronto-based punk band Mexican Slang, who released their newest EP, Inside The Velvet Castle, on July 15th, 2014, performed at The Silver Dollar in Toronto on June 20th as part of NXNE 2015.
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Toronto-based psych rock band Comet Control, which features ex-members of Toronto-based psychedelic rock band Quest for Fire including Chad Ross (vox/guitar) Andrew Moszynski (guitar) Nicole Howell (bass) Jay Anderson (drums) and Christopher Sandes (keys), performed at The Silver Dollar in Toronto on June 18th as part of NXNE 2015 with Montreal-based garage rock … Continue reading
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Indie rock artist Atlas Sound (aka Bradford Cox of Deerhunter), who released his newest album, Parallax, on November 7th, 2011 via 4AD, performed at Lee’s Palace in Toronto on June 19th as part of NXNE 2015.
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Detroit-based garage rock band The Gories, who reformed in 2009, performed at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on June 20th as part of NXNE 2015.
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Montreal-based garage rock band The Muscadettes, who released their new EP, Side A, on April 21st, 2015, performed at The Comfort Zone in Toronto on June 18th as part of NXNE 2015.
Photos by: Adam Harrison (@AdamRHarrison) – Gypsy folk punk rock band Gogol Bordello, who released their sixth album, Pura Vida Conspiracy, on July 23rd, 2013 via ATO Records, performed at Sound Academy in Toronto on June 21st with Los Angeles-based irish punk band Flogging Molly, who released their fifth album, Speed of Darkness, on May … Continue reading
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Toronto-based psychedelic pop band Saffron Sect, who have been described as a “mixture of medieval-flavoured folk-rock, celestial electric ballroom psych, elegiac balladry, ebullient jugband-ragas, pastoral thrumm-blueses and various zonked twangling sounds, played on an array of archaic instruments”, performed at The Smiling Buddha in Toronto on June 20th as part of NXNE 2015 … Continue reading