Photos by: Brandon Newfield – Australian indie pop artist Vance Joy, who released his second album, Nation of Two, on February 23rd, 2018 via Liberation Music, performed at Budweiser Stage in Toronto last night (June 22nd). Advertisements
Photos by: Jamie Limbright – Canadian electro-funk band Chromeo, who released their fifth album, Head Over Heels, on June 15th, 2018 via Last Gang, performed at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan last night (June 22nd).
By: Curtis Sindrey – Oshawa was taken away into the world of one of Cirque du Soleil’s best-loved productions, Corteo, last night as it kicked off a run of shows until June 24. Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. Mauro the Dreamer Clown is the central … Continue reading
By: Jessica Nakamoto – Consisting of the three Bivona brothers on guitar, bass, and drums, and Aimee ‘Interrupter’ Allen on lead vocals, California foursome, The Interrupters are making waves with some new dance-worthy tracks. The band is no stranger to the spotlight as their list of accomplishments boasts impressive feats such as sharing the stage with … Continue reading
Photos by: Katrina Lat – UK indie rock band Alt-J, who released their third album, Relaxer, on June 2nd, 2017 via Atlantic, which featured the singles “3WW”, “In Cold Blood”, “Adeline”, “Deadcrush”, and “Pleader”, performed at Echo Beach in Toronto last night (June 20th).
By: Sasha Lindsay – Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Jill Barber will release a new album titled Metaphora on June 22 via Outside Music. This solo effort explores new stylistic territory for Barber (a multiple Juno nominee) as it veers into a more contemporary pop sound. Barber is known for mellifluous vocals that merge well with … Continue reading
Photos by: Kevin Mazur – Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong performed an intimate acoustic set at Cannes Lions in Cannes, France last night.
Photos by: Greg Matthews – Montebello Rockfest 2018 took place in Montebello, Quebec on June 16th, and featured performances by Grammy-winning alt-rock band Weezer, who released their eleventh album, Pacific Daydream, on October 27th, 2017 via Atlantic, acoustic rock duo Tenacious D, who recently announced their first tour in five years, Los Angeles-based heavy metal band Steel Panther, who released … Continue reading
Photos by: Katrina Lat – Synthpop band Paramore, who released their fifth album, After Laughter, on May 12th, 2017 via Fueled By Ramen, performed at Budweiser Stage in Toronto last night (June 18th).
Photos by: Greg Matthews – Montebello Rockfest 2018 took place in Montebello, Quebec on June 15th, and featured performances by rap-rock supergroup Prophets Of Rage, who released their self-titled debut album on September 15th, 2017 via Fantasy Records, hard rock band Godsmack, who released their newest album, When Legends Rise, on April 27th, 2018 via BMG, … Continue reading
Date: Nov. 21 Location: Sony Centre Buy tickets here. Pre-Sale password: BRIANWILSON Enter below to win one (1) pair of general admission (GA) tickets to see Brian Wilson in Toronto on November 21st! 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 … Continue reading
By: Staff – Canadian metal artist Daemon Grey is back with his hard-hitting new single “Whiskey Devil Girl”, which you can stream exclusively on Aesthetic Magazine below! “I originally started writing a song called “Bottle Whore,” which was more or less a commentary on bar star club girls who will do ANYTHING for a sip of that Grey … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey – Hip-Hop artist Big Freedia, who released her newest EP, Third Ward Bounce, on June 1st, 2018, performed at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto last night (June 17th) as part of NXNE 2018 with R&B artist Tinashe, who released her third album, Joyride, on April 13th, 2018 via RCA, and electronic artist Robert Delong, … Continue reading
By: Staff – Toronto-based rock band After The Mountain are back with their brand new video for “Ariana”, which you can stream exclusively on Aesthetic Magazine below. “For ‘Ariana’, we wanted to visually capture that intangible, ethereal feeling that one experiences when falling in love,” says the band on the new video. “That swirling exuberance … Continue reading
Photos by: Priti Shikotra – Pop/R&B artist Demi Lovato, who released her sixth album, Tell Me You Love Me, on September 29th, 2017 via Island, performed at Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK last night (June 16th).
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey – Scottish synthpop band CHVRCHES, who released their third album, Love Is Dead, on May 25th, 2018 via Virgin EMI, performed at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto last night (June 16th) as part of NXNE 2018 with synthpop artist Lights, who released her newest album, Skin & Earth, on September 22nd, 2017 via … Continue reading
Photos by: Nicole De Khors – Toronto-based hip-hop artist Jazz Cartier, who recently released a pair of new singles “”Right Now (featuring Ktoe)” and “GodFlower”, from his forthcoming album, Fleurever, performed at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto last night (June 15th) as part of NXNE 2018 with hip-hop artist Azealia Banks, who released her second album, Fantasea II: The Second Wave, on October … Continue reading
By: Jessica Nakamoto – What’s old is new. At least, it appears that way where popular trends are concerned. However, aviator sunglasses and pixie haircuts aside, this revolving cycle can yield exciting products in unexpected areas. Expanding beyond the obvious fashion scene, modern music is yet another area in which past inspiration has … Continue reading
Photos by: Brendan Albert – Indie Rock band Awolnation, who released their newest album, Here Come The Runts, on February 2nd, 2018 via Red Bull Records, performed at Lee’s Palace in Toronto last night (June 14th).
By: Staff – The Polaris Music Prize has unveiled the 40 albums on the 2018 Long List. The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List is: a l l i e – Nightshade Alvvays – Antisocialites Arcade Fire – Everything Now Bahamas – Earthtones The Barr Brothers – Queens of the Breakers Bernice – Puff LP: In … Continue reading
Photos by: Alex Bear – Indie rock singer-songwriter Mondo Cozmo, who released his debut album, Plastic Soul, on August 4th, 2017, performed at Mercury Lounge in New York City last night (June 13th).
Photos by: David McDonald – Australian psych-rock band King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, who released their thirteenth album, Gumboot Soup, on December 31st, 2017, which serves as the band’s fifth of five albums set to be released in 2017, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (June 12th).
By: Staff – Death Cab for Cutie has announced the release of their upcoming ninth studio album. “Thank You for Today” arrives everywhere on Friday, August 17th. “Thank You for Today” is available for pre-order now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. All digital pre-orders are joined by an instant grat download of the first … Continue reading
Photos by: Kelsey Giesbrecht – Post-Hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance, who released their eighth album, Artificial Selection, on June 8th, 2018 via Rise, which featured the singles “Midnight Crusade”, “Son of Robot”, “Care”, and “Count Bassy”, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (June 11th) with post-hardcore band I See Stars, who released their newest album, Treehouse, on … Continue reading