Photos by: Angelo Marchini & Theo Rallis – Despite an early ending to day 2 due to inclement weather, festivalgoers partied to Dutch deep house DJ/Producer Oliver Heldens, who released his new single “Shades of Grey” (with Shaun Frank feat. Delaney Jane), last month, along with Dutch house music duo Chocolate Puma, who released their newest single, “I Could … Continue reading
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – Now in its fourth year, Made in America (created by Jay-Z in partnership with Budweiser) has its lineup locked down. Start with a genre-defining superstar, and cascade from there into a collection of heroes from indie rock to hip-hop to EDM. While still a relative newcomer to the festival landscape, Made in … Continue reading
Photos by: Angelo Marchini & Theo Rallis – The 2015 VELD Music Festival brought the party back to Downsview Park for another weekend of world-renowned DJs including Grammy-nominated DJ Deadmau5, who released his seventh album, while(1<2), on June 17th, 2014 via Virgin EMI, Borgore, Steve Aoki, Kill The Noise, The Chainsmokers, along with ASAP Rocky, and more!
Photos by: Joey Pacheco (@MRJOJOJOEY) – Acclaimed New York City-based thrash metal band Anthrax, who released their newest album, Worship Music, on September 12th, 2011, performed one of the final shows at the iconic House of Blues on Sunset Strip on July 29th. Set-List 1. “A.I.R.” 2. “Lone Justice” 3. “Madhouse” 4. “Caught in a Mosh” 5. … Continue reading
Date: August 15 – Fort York, Toronto Featuring: Die Antwoord, Mac DeMarco, Ariel Pink, BADBADNOTGOOD, Yung Lean, Ryan Hemsworth, DIIV, + more! More info here: http://time-fest.com/ 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 #TimeFestival in #Toronto! | Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + … Continue reading
By: Brandon Lorenzetti – Electric Island’s third event of the summer kicks off this Civic Day weekend on Monday, August 3rd. Featuring hometown DJs Mike Gibbs, The Junkies and Art Department, American DJs Green Velvet and DJ Three, French DJ Shiba San, and the Polish Robert Babicz. There is a lot to be excited for here. … Continue reading
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – UK indie folk/pop singer-songwriter James Bay, who released his debut album, Chaos and the Calm, on March 23rd, 2015 via Republic, which features the singles “When We’re On Fire”, “Let It Go”, and “Hold Back The River”, performed at Sherbourne Common in Toronto last night with UK folk-rock-blues singer-songwriter George Ezra, who … Continue reading
Photos by: Victoria Charko (@Vanilla_Rx) – Juno Award-nominated Toronto-based MC Tre Mission, who released his debut album, Stigmata, on August 11th, 2014, which followed up his 2013 mixtape, Malmaison, and who has worked with grime artists such as Wiley, JME and Skepta, performed at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto last night with Bristol, UK-born, Mississauga, ON-based rapper Keita Juma, who released his latest EP Chaos Theory, earlier this year, and … Continue reading
Photos by: Dale Benvenuto – Hard rock singer-songwriter Grace Potter, who will release her debut solo album, Midnight, on August 14th via Hollywood, which follows up Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ 2012 album, The Lion The Beast The Beat, performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Theo Rallis – French synthpop singer-songwriter Christine and the Queens, who released her new EP, Saint Claude, on April 14th, 2015 via Because Records, which follows up her 2014 debut album, Chaleur humaine, performed at The Mod Club in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Justin Roth – Philadelphia-based indie pop-rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, who released their fourth album, Only Run, on June 3rd, 2014, which features the single, “Coming Down”, which includes vocals from The National’s Matt Berninger, performed at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on July 29th.
Photos by: Rick Clifford – Acclaimed alt-rock band Incubus, who released a four-track EP called Trust Fall (Side A) on May 12th, 2015, which follows up their seventh album, If Not Now, When?, (out July 12th, 2011), performed at Echo Beach in Toronto last night as part of Edgefest 2015 with Grammy-winning metal band Deftones, who released … Continue reading
Photos by: Jon Wishart – Pop-punk band Motion City Soundtrack, who will release their sixth album, Panic Stations, on September 18th, performed at The Opera House in Toronto last night with indie rock/emo band Sorority Noise, who released their new album, Joy, Departed, on June 16th, 2015, as part of their ongoing 10th anniversary tour for their 2005 album, … Continue reading
Photos by: Rick Clifford & Justin Roth – The third and final day of the inaugural Wayhome Music Festival featured performances by UK pop/soul/R&B singer-songwriter Sam Smith, who released his debut album, In The Lonely Hour, on May 26th, 2014, Australian indie pop singer-songwriter Vance Joy, who released his debut album, Dream Your Life Away, on September 5th, 2014 via … Continue reading
Photos by: Orest Dorosh – UK folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling, who released her fifth album, Short Movie, on March 23rd, 2015, which follows up her 2013 album, Once I Was An Eagle, performed at The Opera House in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Anna Matthews – Seattle-based indie rock band Hibou, who released their newest EP, Dunes, on June 13th, 2013, performed at Lee’s Palace in Toronto on July 26th.
Photos by: Rick Clifford & Justin Roth – Day two of the inaugural Wayhome Music Festival featured performances by Los Angeles-based rapper Kendrick Lamar, who released his fourth album, To Pimp a Butterfly, on March 23rd, 2015 via Interscope, acclaimed indie rock band Modest Mouse, who released their sixth album, Strangers to Ourselves, on March 17th, 2015 via Epic, which … Continue reading
By: Anonymous – The inaugural Wayhome Music Festival is in the books with memorable performances from iconic Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, rapper Kendrick Lamar, and UK crooner Sam Smith; alongside countless art installations and brand experiences. Here are the scribbled thoughts from one festivalgoer who tripped on acid over the course of a night while … Continue reading
Photos by: Amy Buck – Amid the 35k+ crowd, food vendors, and music at the Wayhome Music Festival this past weekend, we nestled into the background and brought some bands with us, including: Atlanta-based indie rock quintet Manchester Orchestra, who released their fourth album, Cope, on April 1st, 2014 via Loma Vista Recordings/Favourite Gentlemen, which spawned the … Continue reading
Photos by: Rick Clifford & Justin Roth – Day one of the inaugural Wayhome Music Festival featured performances by iconic Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, Irish indie rock-blues-soul singer-songwriter Hozier, who released his eponymous debut album on September 19th, 2014 via Rubyworks/Island, Baltimore-based synthpop band Future Islands, who released their fourth album, Singles, on March 24th, 2014 via 4AD, mash-up artist Girl … Continue reading
Photos by: Theo Rallis – San Diego-based reggae-rock band Pepper, who released their newest album, Pepper, in 2013 via Law Records, which follows up their 2008 album, Pink Crustaceans and Good Vibrations, performed at Echo Beach in Toronto last night with reggae rock band Rebelution, who released their fourth album, Count Me In, in 2014, which follows up … Continue reading
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – German pop/folk/rock duo Milky Chance, who released their debut album, Sadnecessary, on October 1st, 2013 via Lichtdicht Records, which features the singles “Stolen Dance”, “Down by the River”, and “Flashed Junk Mind”, performed at Edgefest 2015 in Toronto on July 23rd with New York-based alternative rock band X Ambassadors, who released their third EP, The … Continue reading
Photos by: Julian Avram – GRAMMY Award-winning rapper Kanye West, who released his sixth album, Yeezus, on June 18th, 2013 via Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam, headlined the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games closing ceremony at Rogers Centre last night alongside with JUNO Award-winning Toronto-based folk-rocker Serena Ryder, who released her sixth album, Harmony, on November 27th, 2012 via EMI, and … Continue reading