Photos by: Leanne Green – Moncton, New Brunswick-based hard rock band The Motorleague, who released their newest album, Holding Patterns, on October 16th, 2015, which followed up their 2013 album, Acknowledge, Acknowledge, performed at Lucky Bar in Victoria, B.C. last night with stoner metal band HighKicks, who released their newest song, “Fake Dad”, on March 9th, 2015, which followed up … Continue reading
Photos by: Rossi Ivanova – Swedish heavy metal band Katatonia, who released their tenth album, The Fall of Hearts, on May 20th, 2016 via Peaceville, which featured the singles “Old Heart Falls”, and “Serein”, and which serves as their their first new studio album in four years, following 2012’s Dead End Kings, performed at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, … Continue reading
By: Curtis Sindrey – In 2010, Auckland, New Zealand’s Thom Powers, Alisa Xayalith, Aaron Short, David Beadle, and Jesse Wood arrived at the forefront of the international indie pop scene with the sweltering The Naked And Famous debut album, Passive Me, Aggressive You. Riding on the feverish heights reached by singles like “Young Blood”, “Punching In A Dream” and … Continue reading
Photos by: Charito Yap – Hip-Hop artist YG, who released his second album, Still Brazy, on June 17th, 2016 via Def Jam, which featured production by Swish, P-Lo, Terrace Martin, Larrance Dopson, CT Beats, Ty Dolla Sign and Hit-Boy, and guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Drake, Nipsey Hussle, performed at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night with rapper Kamaiyah, who released her debut mixtape, Good Night in the … Continue reading
Photos by: Jag Gundu – The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, who released a new solo album, book, and film entitled Secret Path, on October 18th, 2016, performed at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Orest Dorosh – The 2016 Casbys took place at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night with Banners winning the “New Artist” award, Arkells taking home the award for “Favourite Sugar Beach Session”, July Talk winning “Favourite New Song” for “Push + Pull”, and Billy Talent winning the “Favourite New Record” award for Afraid … Continue reading
Photos by: Brendan Albert – Vancouver-based garage rock duo The Pack A.D., who released their newest album, Positive Thinking, on August 12th, 2016 via Cadence Music, which featured the single “So What”, and which followed up their 2014 album, Do Not Engage, performed at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last night with Hamilton-based pop-punk band Billy Moon, Toronto-based garage rock band Rooftop Love Club, and … Continue reading
Photos by: Janine Wong – Indie Pop singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, who released her seventh album, Remember Us To Life, on September 30th, 2016 via Warner Bros/Sire, which featured the singles “Bleeding Heart”, “Small Bill$”, “Black and White”, and “Older and Taller”, performed at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Mike Fowler – Toronto-based indie rock band Born Ruffians, who released their newest album, RUFF, on October 2nd, 2015 via Yep Roc, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Andrew Hartl – UK progressive metal band Tesseract, who released their third album, Polaris, on September 18th, 2015 via Kscope, performed at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto last night.
By: Staff – The Flaming Lips have announced the release of their long-awaited studio album, Oczy Mlody, on January 13th, 2017 via Warner Bros. Records. Produced by the band and their long-time producer Dave Fridmann, the highly anticipated album is the follow-up to their acclaimed 2013 album, The Terror. In anticipation of the release of Oczy Mlody, Wayne Coyne will host a live … Continue reading
By: Curtis Sindrey – Pop-Punk mainstays Sum 41 are back with their first new album in five years, 13 Voices (out Oct. 7th via Hopeless Records). Frontman Deryck Whibley began writing for 13 Voices immediately following his four-month stint in the hospital. The frontman recalled in a press release, “I had to learn how to do everything again-my motor skills, … Continue reading
Photos by: Brandon Newfield – We Day Toronto 2016 brought together world-renowned speakers (Chris Hadfield, Paula Abdul, Jacob Tremblay, and Winnie Harlow), A-list performers (including: The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie, Macklemore, Jason Derulo, and Hedley), and tens of thousands of youth to celebrate a year of action that transformed communities and changed lives, at the Air Canada Centre … Continue reading
Photos by: Timothy Nguyen – Hard rock artist Alice Cooper, who released his newest album, Raise the Dead: Live from Wacken, on October 22nd, 2014 via UDR Music, performed at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
Photos by: Mike Fowler | Review by: Elaisha Green (@elaishajade) – As the sound of the synth swelled, a roaring crowd welcomed trip-hop duo Phantogram to the stage. A distorted 808 and live drums thundered through the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night as Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel took the stage. With a translucent sheet that … Continue reading
Photos by: Mark Ashkinos – Acclaimed jazz-rock band Steely Dan, who released their most recent album, Everything Must Go, on June 10th, 2003 via Reprise, which served as their second album following their 20-year studio hiatus, performed at the Beacon Theatre in New York City last night as part of their ongoing 10-night stand.
Photos by: Kelly Hamilton – New York City-based indie rock band Drowners, who released their second album, On Desire, on June 24th, 2016 via Frenchkiss Records, performed at Think Tank in Newcastle, UK last night.
Photos by: Orest Dorosh – Electronic artist Lindsey Stirling, who released her third album, Brave Enough, on August 19th, 2016 via Lindseystomp Records, which featured the singles “The Arena”, “Something Wild”, and “Prism”, and which featured guest appearances by Christina Perri, Dan + Shay, Lecrae, and others, performed at the Sony Centre in Toronto last night with Canadian Pop/Electronic/Rock singer-songwriter Shawn Hook, who released … Continue reading
Photos by: Timothy Nguyen – Jazz artist Norah Jones, who released her sixth solo album, Day Breaks, on October 7th, 2016 via Blue Note, which followed up her 2013 album, Foreverly, which served as a collaborative album with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, performed at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
Photos by: Kelsey Giesbrecht – Pop-Punk band Sum 41, who released their sixth album, 13 Voices, on October 7th, 2016 via Hopeless Records, which serves as their first album as a five-piece, and their first new studio album since 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder, performed an intimate set at HMV Underground in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Shahnoor Ijaz – French synthpop band M83, who released their seventh album, Junk, on April 8th, 2016 via Mute, which featured the singles “Do It, Try It”, “Solitude”, and “Go!”, performed at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto last night with UK synthpop artist Shura, who released her debut album, Nothing’s Real, on July 8th, 2016 via Polydor, which featured … Continue reading
Photos by: Josh Ladouceur – R&B singer-songwriter Gallant, who released his debut album, Ology, on April 6th, 2016 via Mind of a Genius/Warner Bros., which featured the singles “Weight In Gold”, and “Skipping Stones”, which followed up his 2015 album, Weight In Gold (The Remixes), performed at the Mod Club in Toronto last night with Montreal-Based electronic R&B/Hip-Hop duo Heartstreets, whose unreleased song … Continue reading
By: Staff – The nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 are: Bad Brains Chaka Khan Chic Depeche Mode Electric Light Orchestra J. Geils Band Jane’s Addiction Janet Jackson Joan Baez Joe Tex Journey Kraftwerk MC5 Pearl Jam Steppenwolf The Cars The Zombies Tupac Shakur Yes Nominees are on the ballot … Continue reading
Photos by: Cody Osen – Los Angeles-based indie rock band La Sera, who released their fourth album, Music For Listening To Music To, on March 4th, 2016 via Polyvinyl, which followed up their 2014 album, Hour of the Dawn, performed at The High Watt in Nashville last night with psychedelic pop band Springtime Carnivore, who released their newest album, … Continue reading
Photos by: Isaac Wray – Toronto-based alt country six-piece The Strumbellas, who released their third album, Hope, on April 22nd, 2016, performed at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver last night.
Photos by: Cindi Huang – Montreal-based pop-punk band Simple Plan, who released their fifth album, Taking One For The Team, on February 19th, 2016, performed at House Of Blues Chicago in Chicago last night.
By: Curtis Sindrey – With the release of his debut album Summerland (out October 14th via 604 Records/Columbia), Coleman Hell kept a promise he made to himself to remain unconventional among the cookie-cutter trail of dance pop imitators. The stirring debut album mixes Coleman Hell’s boundary-pushing musical instincts with telling verses that go beyond dancefloor introspection. In our new interview, Coleman Hell details the … Continue reading
Photos by: Anthony D’Elia – South African rap-rave band Die Antwoord, who released their fourth album, Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid, on September 16th, 2016, which featured the singles “Gucci Coochie (ft. Dita Von Teese, The Black Goat & God)”, “Banana Brain”, “We Have Candy”, and “Fat Faded Fuck Face”, and which followed up their 2014 album, Donker Mag, performed at Rebel Toronto in Toronto … Continue reading
Photos by: Rossi Ivanova – Finnish metal band Sonata Arctica, who released their ninth album, The Ninth Hour, on October 7th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast, which featured the singles“Closer to an Animal”, “Life”, and “Till Death’s Done Us Apart”, and which followed up their 2014 album, Pariah’s Child, performed at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, UK last night with … Continue reading