By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – Nothing signals winter’s death rattle like the beginning of festival season. Summer 2015 may feature more music festivals than comic book movies, and now comes the trouble of choosing which one to go to. Take a tip from us and give Atlanta’s Shaky Knees a shot. This year’s headliners include The Strokes, Pixies, Wilco, Ryan … Continue reading
Photos by: Amy Buck – Queens, New York-based punk rock band Bayside, who released their sixth album, Cult, on February 18th, 2014 via Hopeless Records, performed at The Opera House in Toronto last night as part of their ongoing 15th anniversary tour with New Jersey-based post-hardcore band Senses Fail, who will release their sixth album, Pull … Continue reading
We’re giving away a Pouzza Fest prize pack that includes two (2) 3-day GA passes and a Pouzza Fest T-shirt! Date: April 13 at 6:30pm Venue: The Danforth Music Hall You can enter only once via one of the following entry methods: Follow Aesthetic Magazine on Twitter and tweet the following message: Contest: Win a @PouzzaFest Prize … Continue reading
Photos by: Brandon Lorenzetti – San Francisco-based ambient artist Tycho, who released his self-produced fourth album, Awake, on March 18th, 2014 via Ghostly International, which followed-up his 2011 album, Dive, performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on March 28th with Brooklyn-based ambient duo Beacon, who released their newest album, The Ways We Separate, on April … Continue reading
Date: April 16 and April 17 Venue: The Danforth Music Hall You can enter only once via one of the following entry methods: Follow Aesthetic Magazine on Twitter and tweet the following message: Contest: Win 2 Tickets to @Kodaline in #Toronto! | Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT | http://t.co/JDb2vg8yrs pic.twitter.com/7kw3mDliBp — Aesthetic Magazine (@Aesthetic_Mag) March 30, 2015 Like … Continue reading
Photos by: Amy Ray – Grammy-nominated hard rock band Marilyn Manson, who released their ninth album, The Pale Emperor, on January 15th, 2015 via Hell, etc, performed at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver last night as part of their ongoing Hell Not Hallelujah Tour.
Date: April 13 at 6:30pm Venue: The Danforth Music Hall You can enter only once via one of the following entry methods: Follow Aesthetic Magazine on Twitter and tweet the following message: Win 2 Tickets to The Devil Wears Prada (@TDWPband) in #Toronto! | Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT | http://t.co/JdeOYZL6jQ pic.twitter.com/t9qQ01MEBO — Aesthetic Magazine (@Aesthetic_Mag) March 30, … Continue reading
By: Staff – On Sunday, March 29, director Chad VanGaalen won the 2015 Prism Prize for Timber Timbre’s “Beat The Drum Slowly” music video at the Prism Prize Top Ten Screening and Awards Presentation at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Chad VanGaalen, who was also nominated for his own song “Monster”, was on hand to accept the Prism Prize trophy and $5,000 award. Director Natalie Rae Robison … Continue reading
Photos by: Roy Cohen – Los Angeles-based punk rock band The Muffs, which features ex-Pixies bassist Kim Shattuck, and who released their sixth album and their first album in ten years, Whoop Dee Doo, on July 22nd, 2014 via Burger Records, performed at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last night with Toronto-based punk rock band Public Animal, … Continue reading
Photos by: Amy Buck – Vancouver-based alt-rock Limblifter, who will release their fourth album, Pacific Milk, on April 7th, which was produced by Ryan Dahle at recRoom and Greenhouse Studios in East Vancouver, performed a record release show at Lee’s Palace in Toronto last night with Ponyshow, Toronto-based rock-fuzz pop band Christian Punk Band, and Austin, TX-based electronic-experimental-rock … Continue reading
Photos by: Roy Cohen – Toronto-based indie noise rock band Greys, who released their debut album, If Anything, on June 17th, 2014 played a free show at the Mountain Dew Underground Skatepark in Toronto on March 26th with Toronto-based power pop band Total Love.
Photos by: Lindsay Duncan – Toronto-based indie rock band The Rural Alberta Advantage, who released their third album, Mended with Gold, on October 30th, 2014 via Paper Bag Records, performed at The Marquee Ballroom in Halifax last night.
Photos by: Malcolm Cook – Acclaimed Canadian rapper Shad, who released his fourth album, Flying Colours, on October 15th, 2013 via Black Box, and who is the new host of popular radio show Q on CBC Radio, performed at Massey Hall in Toronto last night as part of the venue’s ongoing “Live at Massey Hall” concert … Continue reading
Photos by: George Pimente – Canadian Stage’s Theatre Ball 2015 was held last night (March 26) at Arcadian Court celebrating the company’s innovative vision and a season of thought-provoking performances from Canada and around the world. An annual event, the gala raised more than $355,000 in support of Canadian Stage’s artistic programming, development activities, community programs … Continue reading
Photos by: Krystle Merrow – Phoenix-based folk-punk band Andrew Jackson Jihad, who released their fifth album, Christmas Island, on May 6th, 2014 via SideOneDummy Records, performed at Lee’s Palace in Toronto on March 24th with Australian folk-punk band The Smith Street Band, who released their newest EP, Wipe That Shit-Eating Grin Off Your Punchable Face, on January … Continue reading
Photos by: Rick Clifford – Toronto-based soul-pop-funk singer-songwriter Andria Simone celebrated the release of her sophomore album, Evolve (out March 9th), with a CD release show at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club in Toronto last night with Toronto-via-Dublin soul-pop singer-songwriter Frank Ryan, who has been playing and singing since age 11, and who released his newest EP, Burning … Continue reading
By: Staff – Toronto-based rapper and BKR$CLB member Raz Fresco, who produced Bishop Nehru’s track “Mobb Dizzle” for the NBA Live 14 video game, and released his memorable Screwface Tape last year, just released his new self-produced track featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon called “Influenza”. The song will appear on Fresco’s forthcoming debut album, Pablo Frescobar, out June 2nd via … Continue reading
By: Staff – Sneaky Dee’s has announced a brand new dish in collaboration with Toronto’s most electrifying dance-punk duo, Death From Above 1979, in the form of The Death From Above 1979 Nachos. The Death From Above 1979 Nachos feature Sneaky Dee’s famous tortilla chips covered in cheese, layered with pulled pork, sliced habaneros, jalapeños, black beans, … Continue reading
By: Staff – With Hollerado’s new album, 111 songs, expected to be released on March 31st, the Toronto indie rock band released a new video for the track “Firefly (Annie Murphy)”. “The song is about when my wife and I had our apartment burn down last year, and how a whole bunch of new lessons and … Continue reading
Photos by: Matthew Thompson – Acclaimed punk rock band Bad Religion, who released their 16th studio album, True North, on January 22nd, 2013, which they released exactly 11 years after their twelfth album The Process of Belief, performed at Showbox SoDo in Seattle last night with Los Angeles-based hardcore punk band Off!, who released their third album, Wasted Years, on April … Continue reading
Photos by: Dale Benvenuto – Metalcore band Motionless In White, who released their third album, Reincarnate, on September 15th, 2014 via Fearless, which featured the singles “Reincarnate”, “Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale)”, “Dead as Fuck”, and “Break the Cycle”, performed at The Opera House in Toronto last night as part of their ongoing ‘Beyond the Barricade’ … Continue reading
Photos by: Justin Roth – Frontman for Mercury Prize-winning UK indie rock band Gomez, who released their seventh album, Whatever’s On Your Mind, on June 3rd, 2011 via The End Records, Ben Ottewell, who released his second solo album, Rattlebag, last year via Tarka Records, performed at The Drake Hotel in Toronto last night with Toronto-by-way-of-Sarnia … Continue reading
Photos by: Victoria Sanders – Boston-based synthrock band Magic Man, second album and major label debut, Before the Waves, on July 8th, 2014 via Columbia Records, which was produced by Alex Aldi (Passion Pit, Holy Ghost!, Down With Webster), performed at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on March 20th with Brooklyn-based electronic band Great Good Fine Okay, and … Continue reading
By: Francesca Graham – “Indie-prom” band Handsome Ghost, who released their debut EP, Steps, on March 10th, 2015 via Photo Finish/Republic, showcases a sound with entrancing vocals, dynamic instrumentation, and hypnotic spirit. They are currently out on the road supporting MisterWives on the “Our Own House” tour alongside Borns, and we sat down with frontman Tim Noyes … Continue reading