Photos by: Curtis Sindrey – Hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, who released their fourth album, RTJ4, on June 3rd, 2020 via Jewel Runners/BMG, performed at Riot Fest in Chicago last night (Sept. 18th) with alt-rock band Rise Against, who released their ninth album, Nowhere Generation, on June 4th, 2021 via Loma Vista, punk band Rancid, who released … Continue reading
Photos by: Noelle Steele – Indie Rock singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers, who released her second album, Punisher, on June 17th, 2020 via Dead Oceans, performed at the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater in Lewiston, New York on September 15th.
Photos by: Aubrey Wise – Indie Folk singer-songwriter Briston Maroney, who released his third EP, Indiana, on May 17, 2019 via Canvasback/Atlantic performed at the Zanzabar Louisville in Louisville on September 15th.
By: Myles Herod – If there was ever a genre created for Norwegian rom-coms, then The Worst Person In The World might be its Citizen Kane. Yes, this is a great film. It’s also an exciting and unbridled one, offering a portrait of a devil-may-care 29-year-old across 12 chapters (bookended by prologue and epilogue). Julie, the story’s heroine, … Continue reading
By: Staff – Are you looking for great gifts that will help you have the best fall that 2021 has to offer? Look no further because we’ve got you covered! From amazing culinary experiences, to camping gear, to tech, and everything in between, we have everything you need for the perfect gift to elevate sweater weather … Continue reading
By: Staff – Emerging Phoenix-based alt-psych band Ultraviolet Communication is back with their retro-inspired new video for “Moon Man”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. A Craigslist ad brought the trio together and once they got started jamming there was no looking back. Blending elements of psych and indie/alt rock sprinkled with infectious pop melodies, … Continue reading
By: Staff – To celebrate the release of Tania Joy’s upcoming new album, I Will Stand (due out on Sept. 16th), the acclaimed roots singer-songwriter curated a brand new Spotify playlist that you can stream below. “I’m delighted to curate this playlist for Aesthetic Magazine of Canadian BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists who I have found kinships with … Continue reading
Photos by Diana Thompson – Emerging NYC-based R&B artist María Isabel, who released her debut EP Stuck in the Sky, on September 10th, 2021, performed at Holocene in Portland last night (Sept. 14th).
By: Staff – Emerging Calgary-based alternative hip-hop artist King Dylan is back with his new To Those Who Let Go, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. Earlier this year, Dylan did a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a vinyl release. With each donation, he offered to plant 10 trees through OneTreePlanted.org. So … Continue reading
Photos by: Emma Fischer – Alt-Pop band Japanese Breakfast, who released their newest album, Jubilee, on June 4th, 2021 via Dead Oceans, which featured the singles “Be Sweet”, “Posing in Bondage”, and “Savage Good Boy”, performed at the The Athenaeum Theatre in Columbus, Ohio last night (Sept. 14th) with Toronto-based psych band Luna Li, who released their newest single … Continue reading
By: Staff – International advocacy organization, Global Citizen, has announced Global Citizen Live – a 24-hour live broadcast with events and performances across six continents to unite the world to defend the planet and defeat poverty. With performances and live events in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, Global Citizen Live will take … Continue reading
Photos by: Myles Herod – Monday evening saw Liquid Media Group’s in-person gala event, Big Splash, take place at Toronto’s iconic Windsor Arms Hotel. Hosted by Canadian actor Joshua Jackson (Dawson’s Creek, Dr Death), the formal setting – which happily complied with Covid-19 protocols – celebrated TIFF 2021 and its quest for bringing independent and … Continue reading
By: Myles Herod – New Zealand’s Jane Campion has been making world-class films for over 30 years. Although a decade has passed since her last full-length feature, The Power of the Dog marks a triumphant return and as potent a vision as she’s ever helmed. Based on the 1967 novel by Thomas Savage, the story centres on Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch), … Continue reading
By: Staff – Diet Cig will release I Don’t Like Driving Like I Used To, an EP featuring acoustic and alternative versions of 3 tracks off their their beloved and critically acclaimed album Do You Wonder About Me? on October 1st. The EP leads with “Who Are You (Alt Version),” which is followed by “Priority Mail … Continue reading
By: Myles Herod – Children often see life much differently than adults do. Sometimes wide-eyed, but forever inquisitive. However, there also comes a time when every child discovers their world is not a gentle place, either. At the centre of Celine Sciamma’s quietly enchanting Petite Maman is such an impressionable youth named Nelly. Played by Joséphine Sanz (in … Continue reading
By: Staff – To celebrate the release of Tilsen’s new track “Forever, For Now”, the Toronto-based singer-songwriter curated a brand new “These Songs Don’t Suck” Spotify playlist that you can stream below. “I wanted to make a playlist, not of my all time favourite songs but the ones that have hit home over the last … Continue reading
Photos by: Aubrey Wise – Blues/Country singer-songwriter Charley Crockett, who released his newest album, 10 for Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand, on February 26th, 2021 via Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers performed at the Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville last night (Sept 9th).
By: Staff – Mastodon will release their anxiously awaited ninth full-length album, Hushed And Grim, on October 29, 2021 via Reprise Records. It is available for pre-order at all digital retailers and in vinyl and physical configurations here. Closing a four-year gap, this notably marks the heavy rock quartet’s first double album and first new … Continue reading
By: Staff – Vancouver alt-rock duo Dear Rouge are back with their first new music since their 2018 LP Phases, which delivered the tracks ”Boys and Blondes” and “Live Through The Night.” Today, they share “Fake Fame”. Listen below. With “Fake Fame,” the duo comes roaring back into the spotlight, and takes a strong look … Continue reading
By: Staff – Juno Award-winning rockers Billy Talent have joined forces with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer on their new single “End of Me.” The song is the latest new music from the band, following a string of three new tracks “Reckless Paradise” and “I Beg to Differ (This Will Get Better),” along with “Forgiveness I … Continue reading
Photos by: James Alvarez – Iconic heavy metal band KISS, who released their newest album, Monster, on October 9th, 2012 via UME, performed at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, California last night (Sept. 9th).
By: Staff – Arkells deliver an emotional new ballad, “Strong,” off their highly anticipated album Blink Once due September 22. Watch the video for “Strong” below. “‘Strong’ is about my friend Dr. Barbara Tatham,” says frontman Max Kerman. “We went to college together, and she was about as spectacular as they come. She was a … Continue reading
By: Staff – Emerging Texas-born, Canadian-raised, South Africa-based pop artist Avi Mack is back with his new 80’s-inspired single “Maybe Never”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. With tight production and catchy hooks, Mack delivers emotional melodies to create a happy sort of melancholy. His music can masquerade as simple, while it’s textured and … Continue reading
By: Staff – Emerging Edmonton hip-hop artist K-Riz is back with his new video for “Lost in It”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. In the video, K-Riz is shown being cleansed in a river, symbolizing his transition from one stage of life to the next, or shedding the old and stepping into the … Continue reading
By: Staff – Emerging singer-songwriter Teddy Grey is back with a pair of new singles titled “There’s Nothing That I Love (But You Come Close) (Sid & Nancy)” and “When Your Heart Breaks (Tennessee & Frank)”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. The first offering from Grey’s upcoming double album “The Great Failed Romances of … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey – Festival De Musique Émergente (FME) held its 2021 edition in the small city of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec from Sept. 2-5 at various venues, and featured performances by Toronto-based punk trio The OBGMs, who released their new album, The Ends, on October 30, 2020 via Black Box, which was mixed by Grammy and Juno award winning Dave … Continue reading
By: Staff – Emerging Toronto-based singer-songwriter Sam Drysdale is back with his new video for “Dream About a Girl”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. Dressed in an all-black velvet suit and vintage sunglasses, the “Dream About a Girl” music video chronicles Drysdale as he watches his own dream about the girl can’t seem … Continue reading