By: Curtis Sindrey – The Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) annual Operanation fundraiser event took place at the Four Seasons Centre last week (May 16) for one of Toronto’s most highly anticipated social events. With 100 per cent of the evening’s proceeds going towards the COC’s Ensemble Studio, the nation’s premier training program for young Canadian opera artists, guests … Continue reading
Photos by: Danica Bansie – Indie Rock artist Jenny Lewis, who released her newest album, On The Line, on March 22nd, 2019 via Warner Bros., performed at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver last night (May 20th).
By: Staff – Alt-pop/rock band Missyou are back with a new video for their track “closetoyou”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. On the video, lead singer, Blaise Beyhan, shares, “A girl who I grew up with, who used to baby sit me and was part of the commune I grew up in, she was like a … 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 film podcast Contra Zoom. Your host, Dakota Arsenault, goes in depth about everything film; from lists, to reviews, and more! In the inaugural episode, Dakota, along with special guest, Aesthetic Magazine Founder … Continue reading
By: Staff – To celebrate the release of Toronto-based indie artist Lo Lo’s debut EP, Sweater Collection, the rising singer-songwriter curated a playlist of the tracks that helped inspire her songwriting for the EP. “Complicated” – Avril Lavigne “Hey There Delilah” – Plain White Tees “Run Every Time” – Gavin DeGraw “This Boy” – James Morrison “Dreaming With … Continue reading
By: Kirstin Bews – Australian indie trio, Middle Kids, are releasing their new EP, New Songs for Old Problems, on May 24th via Domino. This EP comes off the back of their very successful debut album, Lost Friends, and starts off strong with its lead single “Real Thing”, which is nothing short of anthemic. Frontwoman, Hannah Joy, … Continue reading
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – Indie pop band Passion Pit, who self-released their fourth album, Tremendous Sea of Love, on March 24th, 2017, which followed up their 2015 album, Kindred, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (May 17th) with Toronto-based surf rock quartet The Elwins, who released their third album, Beauty Community, on October 13th, … Continue reading
Photos by: Jenna Hum – Pop/R&B singer-songwriter Alessia Cara, who released her second album, The Pains of Growing, on November 30th, 2018 via Def Jam, performed at Sony Centre in Toronto last night (May 17th).
Photos by: Katie Kuropas – Synthpop artist Betty Who, who released her newest album, Betty, on February 15th, 2019, performed at the Vic Theatre in Chicago last night (May 17th).
Photos by: Morgan Hotston – UK singer-songwriter Imogen Heap, who released her newest album, Sparks, on August 18th, 2014 via RCA, performed at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto last night (May 16th).
By: Staff – LA-based rapper Casper Sun is back with a new video for his track “Sonnie”, the first single off his upcoming EP Pink Matter. “There was no budget involved… we aimed to traverse around LA/Koreatown with nothing but a free-app that placed an old-timey VHS filter on your recorded videos,” Casper Sun says on the video. … Continue reading
By: Jessica Nakamoto – For 21-year-old singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Isaiah Steinberg, art and storytelling have always gone hand-in-hand. Yet it wasn’t until his mother’s passing that the young Canadian began to put pen to paper and utilize lyrics as an emotional outlet and platform from which to document stories of his own. Finding solace in song, … Continue reading
Photos by: Cristina Cañedo – Indie band Sons Of An Illustrious Father, who released their newest album, Deus Sex Machina: Or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla, on June 1st, 2018, performed at the Moby Dick Club in Madrid, Spain last night (May 15th).
By: Staff – The Rolling Stones have announced the rescheduling of their 2019 “No Filter” North American tour. All the cities from the previous postponed shows are locked in with full details of 17 concerts announced today. The only Canadian date at Burl’s Creek in Ontario remains scheduled for June 29th. Additionally, the June 29th … 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 – Slipknot has announced details of their long-awaited sixth LP, We Are Not Your Kind, which will be released August 9th via Roadrunner Records. Today the band has shared the album’s first single “Unsainted,” with an official music video streaming on Slipknot’s YouTube channel. Directed by the band’s own M. Shawn Crahan, the “Unsainted” … Continue reading
Photos by: Tony Contini – Dancehall artist Santigold, who released her newest album, I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions, on July 27th, 2018 via Downtown, performed at the Van Buren in Phoenix last night (May 14th).
Photos by: David McDonald – Heavy Metal band Black Label Society, who released their newest album, Grimmest Hits, on January 19th, 2018 via eOne, performed at the Opera House in Toronto last night (May 14th).
By: Staff – Brantford, Ontario-based singer-songwriter Saffron A is back with her brand new EP, Resilience, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. “The Resilience EP is part one of a collection of songs that detail the emotional aftermath of sexual assault,” says Saffron A. “The content is strikingly personal and emotional, evoking an immediate response … Continue reading
Photos by: Joanna Glezakos – On May 13th, the Prism Prize announced that director Kevan Funk won the Grand Prize of the 2019 Prism Prize for Belle Game’s music video for “Low.” Funk was on hand to accept the Prism Prize trophy and $15,000 award at the Prism Prize Awards Presentation at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. … Continue reading
Photos by: Jamie Limbright – Indie Rock band MGMT, who released their fourth album, Little Dark Age, on February 9th, 2018 via Columbia, which featured the singles “Little Dark Age”, “When You Die”, “Hand It Over”, and “Me and Michael”, performed at the Fillmore in Detroit last night (May 13th) with Los Angeles-based indie rock band Warpaint, who released … Continue reading
Photos by: David McDonald – Hard Rock band Halestorm, who released their newest album, Vicious, on July 27th, 2018 via Atlantic, which featured the singles “Uncomfortable”, “Do Not Disturb”, and “Vicious”, and which was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Korn, Rise Against, Alice In Chains, Deftones), performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (May 13th) with Las … Continue reading
Photos by: Katie Kuropas – Indie Rock artist Johnny Marr, who released his third solo album, Call The Comet, on June 15, 2018, performed at the Vic Theatre in Chicago last night (May 13th).
Photos by: Alx Bear – Acclaimed rock band The Who, who released their latest live album, Live at the Fillmore East 1968, on April 20th, 2018 via Ploydor, performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City last night (May 13th).
By: Staff – Featuring some of the biggest bands in rock as well as the genre’s rising stars, the DISRUPT Festival is a brand-new music experience making its debut across North America this summer. The touring festival will feature unique line-ups in each city, with performances varying from artists includingThe Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, … Continue reading
Photos by: Lauren Fuchs – UK folk-rock band Bear’s Den, who released their third album, So That You Might Hear Me, on April 26th, 2019 via Communion, which featured the single “Fuel on the Fire”, and which followed up their 2016 album, Red Earth & Pouring Rain, preformed at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. … Continue reading
Photos by: Morgan Harris – Chicago-based pop-punk band Knuckle Puck, who released their newest album, Shapeshifter, on October 13th, 2017 via Rise, performed at the Opera House in Toronto last night (May 12th).
By: Kirstin Bews – The National are releasing their eighth studio album, I Am Easy to Find, on May 17th via 4AD. The album comes accompanied by a short 24-minute film directed by Mike Mills that stars award winning actress, Alicia Vikander. The album isn’t a soundtrack to the film, although the title track … Continue reading
By: Staff – Jenny Lewis is taking things higher with a very special collaboration with cannabis cultivator extraordinaire, Glass House Farms. Today, Lewis and the environmentally conscious team at Glass House unveil her handpicked hybrid strain of cannabis, The Rabbit Hole, inspired by her new album On The Line. Lewis’ special strain features a light Sour diesel … Continue reading
By: Kirstin Bews – The Head and The Heart are back with their fourth studio album, Living Mirage, which is set for release on May 17th via Warner Bros. Recently the band has gone through some lineup changes with co-founder Josiah Johnson leaving amicably and being replaced by Matt Gervais and keyboardist Kenny Hensley … Continue reading