Photos by: Amy Buck (@AmyBuckk) Organizers of the 2015 JUNO Awards held a press conference at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto this morning to announce this year’s nominees; the winners being announced during the 44th annual JUNO Awards in Hamilton in March. A slew of 2015 nominees including Del Barber (Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: … Continue reading
Photos by: Matt Klopot – 2015 JUNO Award nominee Deadmau5, who released his seventh album, while(1<2), on June 17th, 2014 via mau5trap/Astralwerks/Virgin EMI, performed the last ever show at The Guvernment in Toronto on January 25th.
Date: Feb. 6 | Doors at 8pm Venue: Rockpile West 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 @dumbfoundead in #Toronto! | Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT | #hiphop #dumbfoundead | http://t.co/kzASJ1L7dm — Aesthetic Magazine (@Aesthetic_Mag) January 27, 2015 … Continue reading
Photos by: Samantha Wood – Toronto-based alt-country-folk-bluegrass trio Elliott Brood, who released their newest album, Work and Love, on October 21st, 2014 via Paper Bag Records, which was their first full-length since 2011’s Days Into Years, performed at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on January 24th with Toronto-based folk rock band The Wilderness of Manitoba, who released their newest album, … Continue reading
Date: Feb. 4 | Doors at 8pm | Show at 9pm Venue: The Phoenix You can enter only once via one of the following entry methods: Follow Aesthetic Magazine on Twitter and tweet the following message: (19+) Win 2 Tickets to #MachineHead (@MfnH) in #Toronto! | Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT | @LiveNationON #metal | http://t.co/yX1UfX3ZXo — Aesthetic Magazine … Continue reading
Date: Feb. 6th | 6pm Venue: The Opera House Openers: Nothing More, Wovenwar You can enter only once via one of the following entry methods: Follow Aesthetic Magazine on Twitter and tweet the following message: (19+) Win 2 Tickets to @PeripheryBand w/ @nothingmorerock & @WOVENWAR in #Toronto! | Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT | http://t.co/lCqIN19Qp3 — Aesthetic Magazine (@Aesthetic_Mag) January 26, 2015 … Continue reading
Photos by: Kevin Leung – Partygoers celebrated the closing of Toronto nightlife hotspot and concert venue The Guvernment last night with a DJ set by Australian electro house duo Knife Party, who released their debut album, Abandon Ship, on November 7th, 2014.
Photos by: Dawn Hamilton – Montreal-based jazz-pop singer-songwriter Nikki Yanofsky, who released her third album, Little Secret, on May 6th, 2014 via A440/Decca, which spawned the singles “Something New”, and “Necessary Evil”, performed at Massey Hall in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Rick Clifford – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning pop-rock singer-songwriter Bob Seger, who released his seventeenth album, Ride Out, on October 14th, 2014 via Capitol, which featured the singles “Detroit Made”, and “You Take Me In”, p erformed at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto last night with blues … Continue reading
Photos by: Theo Rallis – Partygoers celebrated the closing of Toronto nightlife hotspot and concert venue The Guvernment with a sold-out performance by acclaimed Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren, who released his fifth album, Intense, on May 3rd, 2013 via Armada, last night.
Photos by: Philip C. Perron (@Philip_Perron) – Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Fabolous, who is expected to release his seventh album, Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power, sometime in 2015, which is set to feature Chris Brown, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, John Legend, Future, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy and Chrisette Michelle, performed at Kool Haus in Toronto on January 22nd.
Photos by: Theo Rallis – Son of country music icons Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings, who released his newest EP, Countach, in November 2014 via Black Country Rock, which capped off a very productive year for Jennings who released four new releases, including an album with his late father titled Fenixon, performed at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto … Continue reading
Photos by: Rick Clifford – Russian-American electronic-industrial-classical-goth-experimental rock singer-songwriter Zola Jesus, who released her fifth album, Taiga (the Russian word for boreal forests), on October 6th, 2014 via Mute, performed at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last night.
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – F or several years, Cardiff, UK’s Until the Ribbon Breaks have been a crucial part of expanding on songs by the artists you already know and love. The collective of Peter Lawrie-Winfield, Elliot Wall and James Gordon have created textured, layered re-imaginings of songs like Phantogram’s “Fall in Love”, Tegan and Sara’s … Continue reading
Photos by: Dawn Hamilton – Hamilton Leithauser, who is best known as the frontman for Boston-based garage rock band The Recoys, who broke up in 1999, and New York City-based indie rock band The Walkmen, who released their seventh album, Heaven, on May 29th, 2012, and who are currently on hiatus, and who released his debut … Continue reading
Photos by: Christian Gonzalez – Newly reunited post-hardcore band Saosin, who’s last album, In Search of Solid Ground, was released on September 8th, 2009 via Virgin, performed at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA last night with lead singer Anthony Green, whose other band Circa Survive released their fifth album, Descensus, on November 24th, 2014 via Sumerian … Continue reading
By: Laura Beaulne-Stuebing – F ive years may seem like a long time between records for fans of Glasgow’s Belle and Sebastian. In almost two decades since Tigermilk debuted in 1996, the band has never waited more than 3-years to cut and release a new LP. The band has never surprised their fans and critics alike as much as … Continue reading
By: Ryan Maresca – Shred Kelly’s new album Sing to the Night is cutting through the haze of indie folk rock with a wide variety of tones and moods that could please even the most uncompromising of listeners. Following the success of 2012’s In The Hills, fans of Shred Kelly craved their unique sound, and this album delivers with their best … Continue reading
By: Staff – The Park Avenue Sobriety Test: Is it the name of a band? A metaphor? A Dartmouth rite of passage? An acronym? It’s a bit of all those, and a bit of a mystery too. It’s also the name of Joel Plaskett’s new album (out March 17th via Pheromone Recordings), another collection of songs … Continue reading
Photos by: Joshua Mellin (@extinctionblues) – Chicago-based garage rock band Twin Peaks, who lifted their name from the early-’90s cult series of the same name, and who released their second album, Wild Onion, on August 5th, 2014 via Grand Jury Music, performed a hometown show at Metro Chicago last night.
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – Belle and Sebastian’s masterful new album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, is a snapshot of the band for the ages: so influential are this group of twee songwriters (easily discerned from a quick glance at the shoegaze genre) that the influence of their catalogue may even extend to their contemporary selves. Iconic producer Tony Hoffer … Continue reading
Date(s): January 31st | 11am-5pm Venue: Roundhouse Park Featuring: Steam Whistle Brewing, Muskoka Brewery, Mill Street Brewery, Flying Monkeys Brewery, Underdog’s Brewhouse, Great Lakes Brewery, + more! You can enter only once via one of the following entry methods: Follow Aesthetic Magazine on Twitter and tweet the following message: (19+) Win 2 Tickets to The Roundhouse Winter … Continue reading
Date: January 31st | Doors at 7pm 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 Riff Raff (@JODYHiGHROLLER) in #Toronto! | Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT | http://t.co/Hox3ypGh2B — Aesthetic Magazine (@Aesthetic_Mag) January 19, … Continue reading
Photos by: Krystyn Bristol – San Francisco-based indie rock band Geographer, whose songs have been featured in New York, I Love You, Awkward, Date and Switch, The Buried Life, and more, and who are expected to release their new album, Ghost Modern, on March 24th, 2015 via Roll Call Records, performed at El Rey Theatre … Continue reading
Photos by: Katie Kuropas – Washington, D.C.-based power pop trio Jukebox the Ghost, who released their eponymously titled fourth album on October 21st, 2014, which features the single “The Great Unknown”, performed at Metro in Chicago last night with Boca Raton, Florida-natives Twin Forks, which features vocalist and guitarist Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), and who released their debut self-titled album on … Continue reading
Photos by: Christian Gonzalez – Acclaimed New York-based rapper Waka Flocka Flame, who is expected to release a pair of solo albums this year titled Flockaveli 2 (which features the singles “Slippin”, and 50K ft. T.I.”), and Turn Up God, along with a collaborative album with 1017 Brick Squad titled Big Money Talk, performed at Avalon Hollywood … Continue reading
Photos by: Rick Clifford – DJ duo Wooden Wisdom, which features acclaimed actor/director Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) and Zach Cowie, who has tour managed for Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart, performed a packed DJ set at Studio Bar in Toronto last night.
By: Maria Sokulsky-Dolnycky (@marisodo) – Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear of Animal Collective, is back with his fifth solo effort, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper (PBMTGR), and he once again teamed up with producer Sonic Boom, aka Pete Kember, following 2011’s Tomboy. Lennox returns with a dark, glitchy, gurgling new album after a fairly lengthy … Continue reading
Photos by: Theo Rallis – Acclaimed DJ Gary Richards (aka Destructo), who launched the HARD music festival in 2007, performed at The Hoxton in Toronto last night.
By: Tim Sarell – Last night, To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) held their annual Heavy and Light event, which seeks to create hope for people who struggle with addiction, depression, self-injury, and thoughts of suicide. As the curtain rose and the stage lit up, a voice was heard speaking poetically, but no one could be seen on stage. … Continue reading
Photos by: Amy Ray – LA-based heavy metal/glam metal band Steel Panther, who released their fourth album, All You Can Eat, on April 1st, 2014 via Kobalt Label Services, which spawned the singles, “Party Like Tomorrow Is The End of the World”, “The Burdon of Being Wonderful”, and “Gloryhole”, performed at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver last … Continue reading
Photos by: Dawn Hamilton – Santa Cruz, California-based bluegrass-folk blues-country band The Devil Makes Three, who released their fourth album, I’m a Stranger Here, on October 29th, 2013 via New West Records, which was produced by acclaimed country singer-songwriter Buddy Miller (Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch) performed at The Opera House in Toronto last night with … Continue reading
Photos by: Rick Clifford – Oakland, CA-based rapper G-Eazy, who released his third album, These Things Happen, on June 23rd, 2014 via BPG/RVG/RCA, performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night with Los Angeles-based R&B/Soul artist Kehlani, who was joined on stage by OVO-signee PartyNextDoor, Richmond, CA-based rapper Kool John, who is a member … Continue reading
By: Staff – Burlington-based post-hardcore band Silverstein will release a new concept album, I Am Alive In Everything I Touch, on May 19, which was recorded at Metalworks Studios in Toronto. I Am Alive In Everything I Touch is an album split into four chapters: “Borealis” (North), “Austeralis” (South), “Zephyrus” (West) and “Eurus” (East). Each track’s setting … Continue reading
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – On their debut album A Lesson Unlearnt, Cardiff, UK’s Until the Ribbon Breaks—a mélange of dance, pop, hip hop, and R&B sounds—step out of their background role for some of the industry’s budding stars, and into their own spotlight. Lead by vocalist Pete Lawrie Winfield, Until the Ribbon Breaks have spent the years since … Continue reading
Photos by: Theo Rallis – Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity, who released their 10th album, Construct, on May 27th, 2013 via Century Media, performed at The Opera House in Toronto on January 11th with Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium, who released their sixth album, Shadows of the Dying Sun, on April 25th, 2014 via Century … Continue reading