By: Staff – Returning to the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF) for its eighth year, Festival Music House (FMH) today announced its all-star lineup of Canadian talent taking the stage at this year’s concert. Happening Sunday, September 10 at Velvet Underground (508 Queen St. W.), the exclusive TIFF-time favourite event connects film and television tastemakers … Continue reading
By: Curtis Sindrey – Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one year-long detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age reemerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with their seventh album, Villains, out August 25th via Matador. Like the stunning artwork of returning illustrator Boneface, the … Continue reading
By: Staff – With a new album, The Blood of Gods, set for release on October 20th via Metal Blade Records, GWAR will leave their arctic slumber and return to the road to cause devastation across North America. Joining in the chaos will be Ghoul, Doyle (10/20-11/5), He Is Legend (11/7-12/10) and U.S. Bastards. The tour … Continue reading
Photos by: Morgan Harris – The third and final day of Boots And Hearts 2017 took place on August 13th at Burl’s Creek, which featured performances by country music singer-songwriter Luke Bryan, who released his eighth EP, Farm Tour… Here’s to the Farmer, on September 23rd, 2016 via Capitol Nashville, country music singer-songwriter Brett Eldredge, who will released his … Continue reading
By: Staff – Brand New have announced the release of their as-of-yet-untitled fifth album this October following rumours of a breakup. Pre-order the vinyl here for $45, however the band says that the pre-order is “very limited.” In addition, the band announced fall 2017 tour dates in the United States and United Kingdom. Dates below. Tickets … Continue reading
By: Staff – Death From Above have announced that their third full-length album, Outrage! Is Now, will be released September 8th, 2017 via Last Gang Records/eOne. The album is available to pre-order as of today HERE alongside an exclusive colour variant (green blob in translucent vinyl) of the LP available via Last Gang’s webstore HERE. Need a taste of the new record? Listen to … Continue reading
Photos by: Morgan Harris – Day two of Boots And Hearts 2017 took place on August 12th at Burl’s Creek, which featured performances by country rock artist Brantley Gilbert, who released his fourth album, The Devil Don’t Sleep, on January 27th, 2017 via Valory, Denton, Texas-based country music band Eli Young Band, country music singer-songwriter Tucker Beathard, and more! … Continue reading
Date: August 25th – Doors at 7pm Venue: Adelaide Hall Buy tickets here. 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 Hundred Suns in #Toronto! Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT to win. https://t.co/3AQdpbyqJS pic.twitter.com/3GKUY8yuGE — Aesthetic Magazine (@Aesthetic_Mag) August … Continue reading
Photos by: Brandon Newfield – Pop-Rock band OneRepublic, who released their fourth album, Oh My My, on October 7th, 2016 via Interscope, which featured the singles “Wherever I Go”, “Kids”, “Let’s Hurt Tonight”, and “Lift Me Up”, performed at Budweiser Stage in Toronto last night (Aug. 12th) with Los Angeles-based neo-soul/indie-pop band Fitz and The Tantrums, who released their self-titled third album … Continue reading
Photos by: Charito Yap – Pop-Rock singer-songwriter Michelle Branch, who released her third album, Hopeless Romantic, on April 7th, 2017 via Verve, which was co-written and co-produced by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, performed at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night with Brooklyn-based indie pop quartet Haerts, who released their debut EP, Hemiplegia, on … Continue reading
Photos by: Brendan Albert – Pop-Rock singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, who released his second album, Illuminate, on September 23rd, 2016 via Island/Universal, performed at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto last night during his ongoing “Illuminate World Tour” with New Jersey-based pop singer-songwriter Charlie Puth, who released his debut album, Nine Track Mind, on January 29th, 2016 via … Continue reading
By: Alyssa Bardol – Accomplished guitarist Ashlee Juno, who acted as the touring guitarist for Fifth Harmony’s “7/27 Tour”, and now as Camila Cabello’s touring guitarist on Bruno Mars’ ongoing “24K Magic World Tour”, she has a fascinating story to tell. In our new interview, Juno opens up about the feeling when she first picked … Continue reading
Photos by: Sarah McNeil – German folktronica duo Milky Chance, who released their second album, Blossom, on March 17th, 2017 via Ignition, which featured the singles “Cocoon”, “Doing Good”, and “Ego”, and which followed up their 2013 debut album, Sadnecessary, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (Aug. 10th).
Photos by: Saidy Lopez – Heavy Metal artist Corey Taylor, who is best known as the lead singer of hard rock band Stone Sour, and acclaimed heavy metal band Slipknot, performed at Irving Plaza in New York City on August 9th.
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – R&B/Soul singer-songwriter Khalid, who released his debut album, American Teen, on March 3rd, 2017 via RCA/Columbia, performed at Rebel in Toronto last night (Aug. 9th).
Photos by Josh Moody – Indie Rock singer-songwriter The Rocket Summer, who released his sixth album, Zoetic, on February 26th, 2016 via Aviate, performed at the Mod Club in Toronto last night.
By: Staff – The Jay Z-curated Made In America Music Festival will return for its sixth year from September 2-3 at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. This year’s lineup includes Jay Z himself, alongside J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, Solange, Run The Jewels, Little Dragon, Sampha, Pusha T, Stormzy, Beach Slang, Mannequin Pussy, and Downtown Boys. Tickets are … Continue reading
By: Staff – The New Pornographers debut a new video for the track “Whiteout Conditions” from their album of the same name, which you can watch below. Of the video, director Kevan Funk explains, “I wanted to tell a set of stories featuring characters who could act as conduits to explore that tension, each of … Continue reading
Photos by: Natasha Priya – Indie folk-rock band The Decemberists, who released their newest album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, on January 20th, 2015 via Capitol, performed at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver last night (Aug 8).
Photos by: Stephan Ordonez – Photos by: Jaime Espinoza – The 2017 VELD Music Festival took place at Downsview Park in Toronto from August 5-6, and featured performances by EDM trio Major Lazer, who released their newest EP, Know No Better, on June 1st, 2017 via Mad Decent, hip-hop artist Future, who released his sixth album, Hndrxx, on February … Continue reading
Photos by: Nate Black – Pop-Punk band All Time Low, who released their seventh album, Last Young Renegade, on June 2nd, 2017 via Fueled By Ramen, which featured the singles “Dirty Laundry”, and “Good Times”, performed at the Tabernacle in Atlanta last night with Oakland-based punk rock band SWMRS, who released their third album, Drive North, on February 16th, 2016 … Continue reading
Photos by: Sabrina Ramdoyal – UK indie rock singer-songwriter Kate Nash, who released her third album, Girl Talk, on March 4th, 2013 via Have 10p Records/Fontana, which featured the singles “3AM”, “OMYGOD!”, “Fri-End”, and “Sister”, performed at O2 Ritz Manchester in Manchester, UK on August 4th with indie pop band Skating Polly, who released their newest EP, New Trick, on … Continue reading
Photos by: Morgan Harris – Indie Folk band Fleet Foxes, who released their third album, Crack-Up, on June 16th, 2017 via Nonesuch, performed at Massey Hall in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Jaime Espinoza – UK indie pop trio London Grammar, who released their second album, Truth Is a Beautiful Thing, on June 9th, 2017 via Ministry of Sound, which featured the singles “Rooting for You”, “Big Picture”, “Oh Woman Oh Man”, and “Non Believer”, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night with indie rock band Lo Moon, … Continue reading
Photos by: Anton Mak – Alt-Rock band Lifehouse, who released their seventh album, Out of the Wasteland, on May 26th, 2015 via Ironworks, which featured the singles “Flight”, and “Hurricane”, performed at Rebel in Toronto last night with Alt-Rock band Switchfoot, who released their tenth album, When The Light Shines Through, on July 8th, 2016 via Vanguard, which was produced by Switchfoot … Continue reading
Photos by: Kris Cortes – Australian indie rock band Atlas Genius, who released their newest album, Inanimate Objects, on August 28th, 2015 via Warner Bros., performed a Lollapalooza 2017 aftershow at Subterranean in Chicago last night.
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – With Wayhome 2017 wrapped up, we wanted to share some of our intimate backstage portraits from this year’s festival with the likes of New York City-based surf rockers The Drums, synthpop five-piece, The Naked And Famous, and indie rockers, San Fermin. Check out our day one photos with Flume here, our day … Continue reading
By: Curtis Sindrey – Toronto-based indie pop artist Mear (Frances Miller) has released a dreamy new video for the title track of her 2016 EP, The Flood. Watch it below. The video, premiering exclusively on Aesthetic Magazine, was made over a sleepless 48-hours on a shoestring budget, and deals with befriending your personal demons. Want more insight into the … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey – Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – The third and final day of the 2017 Wayhome Festival took place on July 30th at Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte, ON, which featured performances by JUNO Award-winning indie rock duo Tegan and Sara, who released their eighth album, Love You to Death, on June 3rd, 2016, synthpop artist Porter Robinson, who released … Continue reading
By: Letters to Part – Sometimes from the vulnerable moments, we can capture and create something wonderful. As is the case of Orlando based Post-Rock group, Letters to Part. Initially an outlet to cope with the tragic passing of Singer/Guitarist, Y’shua Ortiz-Escobedo’s cousin in 2010, he began to find himself crafting songs that illustrated his … Continue reading
By: Curtis Sindrey – INVSN’s new album, The Beautiful Stories is a creative construction between five musically seasoned Swedes, notably the duo of frontman Dennis Lyxzén (Refused and (International) Noise Conspiracy) and longtime collaborator Sara Almgren ((International) Noise Conspiracy). Other members of the band contribute solid musical attributes. The propulsive percussion and the literal synesthesia produced from … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey – Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – Day two of the 2017 Wayhome Festival took place on July 29th at Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte, ON, which featured performances by Grammy Award-winning alt-rock band Imagine Dragons, who released their third album, Evolve, on June 23rd, 2017 via Interscope, Australian indie pop singer-songwriter Vance Joy, hip-hop artist Schoolboy Q, punk rock … Continue reading
Date: August 10th – Doors at 7pm – Show at 8pm Venue: Mod Club Buy tickets here. 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 #Mew in #Toronto! Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT to win | https://t.co/lJ2drgvqNn pic.twitter.com/Kr5KjKvWxL — Aesthetic … Continue reading
By: Staff – The High and Low Festival, which is set to take over the NOS Events Center in San Bernadino, CA on September 9th, has announced its inaugural lineup featuring a full day concert experience including headliners Brand New, and Death Cab For Cutie. Other notable artists include: Tegan and Sara, Andrew McMahon in … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey – Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – Day one of the 2017 Wayhome Festival took place on July 28th at Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte, ON, which featured performances by Australian DJ Flume, who released his second album, Skin, on May 27th, 2016 via Future Classic, electronic duo Justice, who released their third album, Woman, on November 18th, 2016 via … Continue reading
Photos by: Chris Lazzaro, Nikki Jahanforouz, & Doug Van Sant – The 2017 Panorama Music Festival took over Randall’s Island Park in New York City from July 28-30, which featured performances by industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, who released their newest EP, Add Violence, on July 19th, 2017 via The Null Corporation, R&B artist Frank … Continue reading
Photos by: Taylor Ohryn – The second and final day of the 2017 Mo Pop Festival took place on July 30th at West Riverfront Park in Detroit, and featured performances by UK indie rock band Alt-J, who released their third album, Relaxer, on June 2nd, 2017 via Atlantic, hip-hop artist Tyler The Creator, who released his fourth … Continue reading
Photos by: Taylor Ohryn – Day one of the 2017 Mo Pop Festival took place on July 29th at West Riverfront Park in Detroit, and featured performances by LA-based indie pop trio Foster The People, who are best known for their breakthrough single “Pumped Up Kicks”, and who released their third album, Sacred Hearts Club, on July … Continue reading