Photos by: Victoria Charko (@victoriacharko) – Hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, who released their second album, Run the Jewels 2, on October 24th, 2014 via Mass Appeal/Sony RED, which features an array of guests including Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha, Boots, Diane Coffee, and more, performed at The Danforth Music … Continue reading
Photos by: Morgan Hotston – Hamilton-based alt rock band Arkells, who released their third album, High Noon, on August 5th, 2014 via Universal Music Canada/Dine Alone Records, which debuted at #3 on the Canadian Albums Chart, their highest position on that chart, played the first of three shows at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night with Ithaca, New York-based … Continue reading
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – “Let me tell you motherfuckers what we’ve been through for the last couple of days”, cackled an exhausted El-P. A broken down tour bus, a merchandise trailer literally on fire, a well-documented show in the eye of the Ferguson shit storm and an emergency flight later and Run the Jewels still managed to show … Continue reading
Photos by: Dawn Hamilton – Kevin Hearn, who is best known as the keyboardist of JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated pop-rock band Barenaked Ladies, performed at The Piston in Toronto last night to celebrate the release of his new solo album, Days in Flames, which was released on November 25 via Roaring Girl Records/Fontana North, which was produced by Gavin … Continue reading
Photos by: Rick Clifford – Montreal-based indie rock quartet The Besnard Lakes, who released fourth album, Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO, which was a longlisted nominee for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize, on April 2nd, 2013 via Jagjaguwar/Outside Music, performed at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last night with fellow Montreal indie rockers CTZNSHP, who will … Continue reading
Photos by: Alex Richler – New York City-based singer, songwriter, activist, director, and blogger Amanda Palmer, who released a new book called The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help, on November 11th, 2014, which is based partly on Palmer’s successful fundraising of $1.2 million in a Kickstarter campaign to produce her 2012 album, Theater … Continue reading
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – Stevie Wonder’s 1976 double album Songs in the Key of Life is a masterpiece. A sprawling meditation on America, childhood, family, race and the melodies that tie them all together. It’s his magnum opus and of itself a benchmark in modern music. So when Wonder (64) announced he’d be taking a break from his … Continue reading
Photos by: Theo Rallis – British Columbia-based hard rock band Theory of a Deadman, who released their fifth album, Savages, on July 29th, 2014 via Roadrunner Records/604 Records, which was produced by Howard Benson (Chris Cornell, My Chemical Romance, Rascall Flatts), performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night with Vancouver-based blues rock band Head … Continue reading
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – Copenhagen, Denmark-based dance-rock band New Politics, who are expected to release their third album, Vikings, in early 2015 via DCD2/Warner Bros. Records, performed at The Opera House in Toronto on November 23rd with Toronto-based hip-hop-funk-rock-pop band StereoKid and Los Angeles-based alternative rock band Bad Suns, who released their debut album, Language & Perspective, on … Continue reading
Photos by: Katie Kuropas – Los Angeles-based neo-soul/indie-pop band Fitz and The Tantrums, who released their new album, More Than Just a Dream, on May 7th, 2013 via Elecktra Records, which features the singles “Out of My League”, “The Walker”, and “Fools Gold”, performed at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago on November 23rd with Brooklyn-based electropop artist Big Data, … Continue reading
By: Adam Harrison (@AdamRHarrison) – Reunited Vancouver-based alternative rock quintet Moist, who released their first new album since 1999’s Mercedes 5 and Dime called Glory Under Dangerous Skies on October 7th, 2014 via Universal, peformed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on November 22nd with Toronto-based rock band Smashing Satellites, which features former My Darkest Days … Continue reading
Photos by: André Varty – San Francsico-based psychedelic rock band Thee Oh Sees, who released their eighth album, Drop, on April 19th, 2014 via Castle Face Records, performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night with Los Angeles-based artist Jack Name, who released his debut album, Light Show, on January 21st, 2014 via Drag … Continue reading
By: Daniel Melfi – Julian Casablancas + The Voidz played Toronto’s Kool Haus last Friday and treated fans to a highlight-reel performance in what was surely one of the last great shows in the legendary venue before it closes this January. Casablancas’ solo act, known as “JC + The Voidz,” stopped in Toronto as part of their current North American tour in support of their new … Continue reading
Photos by: Rick Clifford – Dallas-based thrash metal band Power Trip performed at Parts and Labour in Toronto last night as part of the Not Dead Yet DIY Hardcore Punk Festival with Pittsburgh-based hardcore punk band Code Orange, hardcore punk band Angel Dust, hardcore punk band Soul Search, Barrie, ON-based punk band Demolition, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia-based hardcore … Continue reading
Celebrate the holidays in style by entering to win a limited edition LIGHTS holiday sweater. You can enter only once via one of the following entry methods: Follow Aesthetic Magazine on Twitter and tweet the following message: Contest: (CDN Only) Win a @lights Holiday Sweater! | Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT | #Christmas | http://t.co/rGIl9gJj8r pic.twitter.com/5UsRWMIMzX — Aesthetic Magazine … Continue reading
We’re giving away a Dillon Francis prize pack that includes 2 tickets to his show at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on Dec. 1st (19+) and a CD copy of his new album “Money Sucks, Friends Rule”. Date: December 1st | Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm Venue: The Danforth Music Hall You can enter … Continue reading
Date: December 5th | Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm Venue: The Danforth Music Hall Openers: Gta, Two-9 You can enter only once via one of the following entry methods: Follow Aesthetic Magazine on Twitter and tweet the following message: Contest: (19+) Win 2 Tickets to @FLOSSTRADAMUS in #Toronto! | Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT | #EDM | http://t.co/JaMXATsgL8 — Aesthetic Magazine … Continue reading
Photos by: Philip C. Perron (@Philip_Perron) – Vancouver-based indie rock quintet Mother Mother, who released their fifth album, Very Good Bad Thing, on November 4th, 2014 via Island Records/Universal Music Canada, performed at the Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton last night.
Photos by: Victoria Charko (@victoriacharko) – Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist Schoolboy Q, who released his third album, Oxymoron, on February 25th, 2014 via Top Dawg/Interscope, which featured collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, ASAP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, 2 Chainz, Jay Rock, and Kurupt, among others, performed at the Sound Academy in Toronto on November 21st.
Photos by: Staff – Iconic Canadian folk-rock-country singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, who released his newest live album, All Live, on April 17th, 2012 via Rhino Records, which was recorded between 1998 and 2001 at Massey Hall in Toronto, performed at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa last night.