Photos by: Kyle Simmons – Punk band Rancid, who released their newest album, Trouble Maker, on June 9th, 2017 via Hellcat/Epitaph, performed at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento last night (June 16th). Advertisements
By: Allison Kugel – Raven-Symone’s alter ego, Raven Baxter, has been a staple on The Disney Channel since the child actor turned Hollywood renaissance woman debuted her famous character on the hit show, That’s So Raven, in 2003. Back then, Symone’s alter-ego played a teenager who could see into the future, and that extra-sensory ability often … Continue reading
By: Staff – To celebrate the upcoming Sled Island Music Festival in Calgary, we curated an exclusive Spotify playlist that features songs from some of the 250+ bands set to play this year’s event. Check it out below!
Date: Sept. 13-15 Location: Douglas Park, Chicago, IL Tickets: Buy tickets here. Note: Flight and accommodations are not included Enter below to win two (2) general admission (GA) tickets to Riot Fest 2019, which is set to feature performances by Blink-182, Slayer (final Chicago show), Bikini Kill, The Raconteurs, Rise Against, The Flaming Lips (performing Yoshimi … Continue reading
Photos by: Tyler Roberts – Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire, who released their first new singles since 2011 titled “Familiar Drugs”, and “Complicit”, in 2019, performed at Budweiser Stage in Toronto last night (June 15th) with New York-based post-hardcore band Glassjaw, who released their newest album, Material Control, on December 1st, 2017 via Century Media, which served … Continue reading
Photos by: Brad Ardley – Hip-Hop artist Ghostemane, who released his newest album, N/O/I/S/E, on October 10th, 2018 via Blackmage, performed at the Opera House in Toronto last night (June 14th) with New Jersey-based hip-hop duo, Ho99o9, who released their third EP, Cyber Cop [Unauthorized MP3.], on November 30th, 2018, which followed up their debut studio album, … Continue reading
By: Jessica Nakamoto – “Musical anthropologists”. This is the term Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) used to describe friends and fellow musicians, Joey Burns and John Convertino (Calexico), while reflecting on the two groups’ longstanding history. And as it turns out, his word choice couldn’t have been more spot on, especially when it … Continue reading
By: Staff – Nova Scotia born, colourfully creative art-pop artist Language Arts is back with her new single “Falling Out of View”, which can be stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. “It’s about the idea that our past self is still present in our lives and we imagine a future that can be made of fantasies of where and how we expected to … Continue reading
By: Staff – Canadian singer-songwriter Tobey Kai is back with her latest single “Running”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. The powerful tune was written in honour of Kai’s close friend who was diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year. “”Running” is dedicated to all the strong warriors fighting for their lives,” says … Continue reading
By: Staff – Belleville, ON-based multi-instrumentalist/producer, Pekoe Cat is back with his new single “Jungle Cop”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. “”Jungle Cop” is pure nostalgia,” says Pekoe Cat. “I have a very vague memory of toddler me playing some game on NES where a guy with a motorcycle helmet goes … Continue reading
By: Staff – In a new feature to Aesthetic Magazine, we are proud to announce that we are the new presenting partner for Toronto-based podcast Teenage Dirtbagz. Your hosts, Maddie and Carley are just two teenagers in their twenties who are on a quest to watch and dissect the most iconic high school movies of all … Continue reading
By: Staff – Forecastle Festival has announced its 2019 lineup. The event, which is set to return to Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky from July 12-14, will feature performances by The Killers, The Avett Brothers, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Portugal. The Man, Maggie Rogers, Tyler Childers, Judah & The Lion, Nelly, Chvrches, Moon Taxi, First Aid … Continue reading
Photos by: Priti Shikotra – Iconic boy band Backstreet Boys, who released their newest album, DNA, on January 23rd, 2019 via RCA, performed at Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK last night (June 10th).
By: Dakota Arsenault – Tom Green – prankster, provocateur, pundit – has a lot on his mind. With his new album, The Tom Green Show, he lays it all out with a dazzling pastiche of social and political commentary, autobiography, and general Tom-foolery. He mixes hip-hop, punk-rock, goth-rock, confessional folk, electronica, and signature novelty tunes into … Continue reading
By: Staff – In response to last week’s leak of 18 minidisc files, Radiohead has made the sessions available in their entirety on Bandcamp. In a statement, Jonny Greenwood said: “We got hacked last week – someone stole Thom’s minidisc archive from around the time of OK Computer, and reportedly demanded $150,000 on threat of releasing it. So instead … Continue reading
By: Staff – Rising singer-songwriter Nikita Afonso is back with a new video for her new single “Good Morning, Sunshine”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. “Good Morning, Sunshine is the easy-listening morning song you play while waking up slowly,” says Afonso. “Pour your cup of coffee, sit back and let the … Continue reading
Photos by: Daniel Hager – Japanese instrumental band Mono, who released their newest album, Nowhere Now Here, on January 25th, 2019, performed at Neumos in Seattle on June 8th.
By: Kirstin Bews – Mattiel are releasing their second album, Satis Factory, on June 14th via ATO Records. Recorded and produced in their native Atlanta, Mattiel brings a different, punchier sound with this album. Their previous effort, 2017’s Mattiel, is full of dusty, cinematic, garage rock, whereas Satis Factory is much cleaner and … Continue reading
By: Staff – Bat For Lashes — aka Natasha Khan — will release her fifth studio album, entitled Lost Girls, on September 6th, 2019 via AWAL Recordings. Stream the album’s first song, “Kids In The Dark,” below. Lost Girls mixes sounds that Khan has always loved — heavy bass lines, synth arpeggios, Iranian pop beats, cascading … Continue reading
Enter below to win one (1) Blu-Ray/DVD copy of Jordan Peele’s new film, “Us”, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker 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 Blu-Ray/DVD Copy of Jordan Peele’s “Us”. | Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT to win … Continue reading
By: Staff – New York-based piano-based alternative songwriter Brett Gleason is back with his new track “The Strong The Silent”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. “”The Strong & the Silent” embraces radical vulnerability in the face of digital isolation,” says Gleason. “After a decade of struggling in silence, I was in … Continue reading
Photos by: Katrina Lat – Toronto-based punk band PUP, who released their newest album, Morbid Stuff, on April 5th, 2019 via Little Dipper, on April 5, 2019, which was produced, recorded and mixed by Dave Schiffman (Weezer, Cass McCombs, The Mars Volta), performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (June 7th) with New York-based pop-punk … Continue reading