Photos by: Saidy Lopez, & Alx Bear – Indie rock band The Kills, who released their fifth album, Ash & Ice, on June 3rd, 2016 via Domino, which featured the singles “Doing It to Death”, and “Heart of a Dog”, and which followed up their 2011 album, Blood Pressures, performed at Terminal 5 in New York City last night.
Photos by: Andrew Hartl – New Jersey-based ska punk band Streetlight Manifesto, who released their fifth studio album, The Hands That Thieve, on April 30th, 2013, their first album since 2010’s 99 Songs of Revolution: Vol. 1, performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Psychedelic rock band The Growlers, who will release their fifth album, City Club, on September 30th via Cult Records, performed at the Opera House in Toronto last night.
By: Lucy Sky – Blending the Laurel Canyon folk and pop traditions of bands like The Byrds and The Beach Boys with the quirky modern indie pop of bands like Fun. and Grouplove, along with meaningful lyrics and keeping pace with world issues, The Mowgli’s will release their third studio album, Where’d Your Weekend Go?, on September 30th via Photo Finish Records. They’ve been known … Continue reading
Photos by: Kelsey Giesbrecht – San Francisco-based alt-rock band I The Mighty, who released their newest album, Connector, on June 2nd, 2015 via Equal Vision, which featured the singles “Playing Catch With .22“, “Adrift”, and “Friends (feat. Max Bemis)”, performed at the Hard Luck Bar in Toronto last night with post-hardcore band Dayshell, hard rock band Artifex Pereo, post-hardcore band Picturesque, … Continue reading
Photos by: Mark Ashkinos – New York City-based hard rock/soul band The Liza Colby Sound performed at Berlin NYC in New York City last night.
Photos by: Priti Shikotra – UK indie rock band Sundara Karma performed at the O2 Ritz Manchester in Manchester, UK last night.
By: Tyler Nyquvest – The musical influence of alt-rock veterans the Pixies has been as mythical as the mischievous fairytale characters suggested in their band name. Formed in 1986, the band has experienced a very unstable ride throughout their musical career, first breaking up in 1993 at the height of their success only to reform … Continue reading
Photos by: Janine Van Oostrom – California-based indie rock band Young The Giant, who released their third album, Home of the Strange, on August 12th, 2016 which followed up their 2014 album, Mind over Matter, performed at Sound Academy in Toronto last night with New York-based indie rock band Ra Ra Riot, who released their fourth album, Need Your Light, … Continue reading
Photos by: Rick Clifford – R&B artist Blood Orange, who released his third album, Freetown Sound, on June 28th, 2016 via Domino, which featured guest appearances by Carly Rae Jepsen, Zuri Marley, Debbie Harry, Nelly Furtado, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, slam poet Ashlee Haze, and others, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night.
By: Curtis Sindrey – Once a trailblazing name in the mid-’90s emo scene, Jimmy Eat World has found a mainstream audience by embracing their signature blend of alt-rock and power pop that targeted the heart as well as the head. And on October 21st, the Phoenix-based quartet will return with their ninth album, Integrity Blues. The LP, produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen … Continue reading
Photos by: Jaime Espinoza – Progressive metal band Devin Townsend Project, who released their seventeenth album, Transcendence, on September 9th, 2016 via HevyDevy Records, which serves as the first Devin Townsend album not to be produced solely by Townsend, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night with North Carolina-based progressive metal band Between the Buried … Continue reading
Photos by: Morgan Hotston – UK alt-rock band Bear’s Den, who released their second album, Red Earth And Pouring Rain, on July 22nd, 2016 via Communion, which followed up their 2014 album, Islands, performed at the Mod Club in Toronto last night with folk singer-songwriter Liza Anne, who released her second full-length album, Two, in May 2015, which followed … Continue reading
Photos by: Leanne Green – Australian hard rock band Airbourne, who will release their fourth album, Breakin’ Outta Hell, on September 23rd via Spinefarm, which will follow up their 2013 album, Black Dog Barking, which served as Airbourne’s first full-length album not to feature the band on the cover art, performed at Sugar Nightclub in Victoria, British … Continue reading
Photos by: Mike Nguyen – Hip-hop artist Denzel Curry, who released his second album, Imperial, on March 9th, 2016 via C9, which featured guest appearances from Rick Ross, Joey Badass and Vares of Twelve’len, and which followed up his 2015 double EP, 32 Zei/Planet Shrooms, which featured guest appearances from Mike Dece, Twelve’len, Big Rube, Nell, J.K. the Reaper, Leonardo Safari and Fortebowie, performed … Continue reading
Photos by: Kevin Tosh – Los Angeles-based indie rock band Warpaint, who will release their third album, Heads Up, on September 23rd via Rough Trade Records, which features the single “New Song”, and which will follow up their 2014 self-titled album, performed at the Showbox in Seattle on September 19th with indie rock band Goldensuns, … Continue reading
By: Amrit Sandhu – During a time where music is going in a million different directions, Bishop Briggs is a unique voice in the crowd. Coming off a string of dates as the opener for Coldplay’s ongoing “A Head Full Of Dreams Tour”, the UK singer’s natural coolness, profound lyrics, and powerful voice makes her hard to ignore. And … Continue reading
Photos by: Natasha Priya – Indie pop band Saint Motel, who will release their second album, Saintmotelevision, on October 21st via Parlophone, performed at the Venue Nightclub in Vancouver last night.
Photos by: Angelo Marchini (@AngelMarchini) – Irish folk-rock singer-songwriter Glen Hansard, who released his second solo album, Didn’t He Ramble, on September 18th, 2016 via ANTI-, performed at Massey Hall in Toronto last night.
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Photos by: Katie Kuropas – Psych-pop band Of Montreal, who released their fourteenth album, Innocence Reaches, on August 12th, 2016 via Polyvinyl, which featured the singles“It’s Different for Girls”, and “My Fair Lady”, and which followed up their 2015 album, Aureate Gloom, performed at Metro Chicago in Chicago last night.
Photos by: Brendan Albert – Juno-winning, Polaris Music Prize-nominated electronic group A Tribe Called Red, who released their newest EP, Suplex, on May 19th, 2015, performed at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto on September 18th as part of the Manifesto Block Party.
Photos by: Kelsey Giesbrecht – Hardcore punk band Stick To Your Guns, who released their fifth album, Disobedient, on February 10th, 2015 via Sumerian, performed at the Opera House in Toronto on September 17th with New York-based hardcore punk band Stray From The Path, who released their seventh album, Subliminal Criminals, on August 14th, 2015 via Sumerian, Milwaukee-based hardcore band Expire, … Continue reading
By: Jaime Espinoza, & Elaisha Green (@elaishajade) – It seemed Montreal producer Kaytranada had not prepared a speech. The Haitian-Canadian winner of the 2016 Polaris Music Prize jumped between speaking in French and English when he briefly addressed and thanked the audience. The 24-year old’s win for his studio album, 99.9% was announced by folk singer and 2015 … Continue reading
Photos by: Timothy Nguyen – The fourth and final day of Rifflandia 2016 in Victoria, British Columbia on September 18th featured performances by reunited indie rock band Wolf Parade, who released their newest EP, Wolf Parade, on May 17th, 2016, which followed up their 2010 album, Expo 86, rapper Del The Funky Homosapien, blues-rock artist Jesse Roper, and more! Check out more … Continue reading
Photos by: Timothy Nguyen – Day three of Rifflandia 2016 in Victoria, British Columbia on September 17th featured performances by Nova Scotia-based hip-hop artist Classified, who released his fourth album, Grateful, on January 15th, 2016 via Universal Music Canada, singer-songwriter Royal Wood, who released his newest album, Ghost Light, on April 22nd, 2016, hip-hop group Jurassic 5, UK alt-rock trio … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey, & Morgan Hotston – The third and final day of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival in Toronto on September 18th featured performances by Seattle-based indie rock band Death Cab For Cutie, who released their eighth album, Kintsugi, on March 31st, 2015 via Atlantic, which was produced by Rich Costey (Sigur Rós, Frank Turner, Muse, Foster the People), UK punk rock band The … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey, & Morgan Hotston – Day two of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival in Toronto on September 17th featured performances by reunited alt-rock band Ween, reunited indie rock band Guided By Voices, who released their newest album, Please Be Honest, on April 22nd, 2016, Toronto-based alt rock band Barenaked Ladies, who released their eleventh album, Silverball, on June 2nd, … Continue reading
Photos by: Katie Kuropas – The their and final day of Riot Fest Chicago 2016 on September 18th featured performances by indie rock trio Sleater Kinney, who released their eighth album, No Cities to Love, on January 20th, 2015 via Sub Pop, heavy metal artist Rob Zombie, who released his sixth album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, on April … Continue reading