Photos by Josh Moody – Toronto-based hardcore punk band Cancer Bats, who released their sixth album, The Spark That Moves, on April 20th, 2018 via New Damage Records, performed at Lee’s Palace in Toronto last night (April 20th). Advertisements
Photos by: Tyler Roberts – UK folk-pop singer-songwriter George Ezra, who released his second album, Staying at Tamara’s, on March 23rd, 2018 via Columbia/Sony, which featured the singles “Don’t Matter Now”, “Paradise”, “Pretty Shining People”, and “Hold My Girl”, performed at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night (April 20th) with alternative/indie singer-songwriter Noah Kahan, who released his debut … Continue reading
By: Curtis Sindrey – Juno Award-nominated, Canadian hardcore punk band, Cancer Bats are back with their first new album in two years, The Spark That Moves, which came as a surprise release at 12:01 am on April 20th via Bat Skull Records/New Damage. The Spark That Moves follows the band’s 2015 album, Searching for Zero, which landed Cancer Bats their … Continue reading
Photos by: Mark Ostrom – Day one of Coachella 2018 weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California last night (April 20th), featured performances by The Weeknd, St. Vincent, Vince Staples, Leon, and more!
Photos by: Ray Maichin – Canadian indie rock band Sloan, who released their twelfth album, 12, on April 6th, 2018 via Murderecords/Yep Roc Records, performed at Imperial in Vancouver last night (April 20th).
By: Staff – Grammy-nominated Swedish DJ, Avicii, has died at the age of 28. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and … Continue reading
By: Staff – Toronto artist Kira May uses her voice and breath to build otherworldly art-pop songs that are lush, visceral and emotional. Influences ranging from Björk to Steve Reich to Kanye West come together to create a broad and exploratory palette of sounds. Her brand new single, “Heat”, which is streaming exclusively at Aesthetic … Continue reading
By: Staff – Juno-nominated, Canadian hardcore metal punk band, Cancer Bats have just surprise released their sixth studio album, The Spark That Moves. Choosing to forgo the traditional lead ups and teaser singles, Cancer Bats, with no forewarning, released The Spark That Moves in its entirety on all digital services at 12:01am this morning, with vinyl and CDs ready … Continue reading
Photos by: Patrick Bales – Margo Price, the best thing about country music right now, brought her “Nowhere Fast Tour” to Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall last night (April 18th). It was the third trip to the city for Price, following a stint opening for Chris Stapleton in 2017 and two shows associated with TURF in 2016. … Continue reading
By: Staff – Mazzy Star have announced the release of a new EP Still, which is out on June 1st via Rhymes Of An Hour Records, and will feature the new track “Quiet, The Winter Harbor”, which you can stream via Spotify and iTunes For almost 30 years, California’s Mazzy Star – Hope Sandoval and guitarist David Roback – have been the … Continue reading
By: Staff – On July 13th, Deafheaven will release their highly anticipated fourth album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. The band’s second full-length for Anti-, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love follows 2015’s critically acclaimed New Bermuda. Working again with producer Jack Shirley, Deafheaven have expanded their heavy, kinetic sound to bring in layered psychedelic vocals, jazz-inspired percussion, and … Continue reading
By: Staff – Father John Misty will release his fourth album, God’s Favorite Customer, on June 1st via Sub Pop. The 10-track effort features the previously released “Mr. Tillman,” along with highlights “Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All” and “Just Dumb Enough to Try”, which you can stream below. God’s Favorite Customer is now available … Continue reading
By: Jamie Henry – Last night’s WWE Smackdown Live, coming to you from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, begins with AJ Styles opening the show with the following quote: “You know, they say you can tell a lot about a man through his failures. And if that’s the case, we know a lot about Shinsuke Nakmura,” … Continue reading
Photos by: Katie Kuropas – Synthpop band Matt And Kim, who will release their sixth album, Almost Everyday, on May 4th, 2018 via Fader Label, which will feature the singles “Forever”, “Like I Used to Be”, “Happy if You’re Happy”, and “Glad I Tried”, performed at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago last night (April 17th) with Toronto-based indie rock band Tokyo … Continue reading
By: Curtis Sindrey – Edmonton-based indie pop/rock/electronic artist Letters From Pluto will release her brand new single “Stop and Stare” on April 19th, but you can listen to it a day in advance exclusively on Aesthetic Magazine below! In addition, check out our Q&A below about Space X, her favourite space movie, the meaning of “Stop and … Continue reading
By: Staff – We are thrilled to premiere rising Saskatchewan-based singer-songwriter Megan Nash’s new lyric video for “Salted Salamanders”. Watch it below! “This song tells little snippets of stories about my Grandpa Woodward,” says Nash. “He was a loveable character with an admirable sense of humour, a healthy habit for daily morning walks, and a taste … Continue reading
By: Jamie Henry – Last night’s WWE RAW, coming to you from the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut begins with RAW General Manager, Kurt Angle coming out to discuss how there will be new faces and big surprises but Sadil Singh interrupts him, who introduces Jinder Mahal, the US Champion. The two talk for a few minutes … Continue reading
Photos by: Melanie Escombe – Hard Rock band Greta Van Fleet, who released their second EP, From The Fires, on November 10th, 2017 via Republic, performed at the John Anson Ford Theatre in Los Angeles last night (April 16th).
Date: July 26th – 7pm Venue: Budweiser Stage 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 #RobZombie & #MarilynManson in #Toronto! | Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT to win | #twinsofevil #heavymetal #contest | https://t.co/V3QzuVh9bG pic.twitter.com/r9xI8ZZcNN — … Continue reading
By: Staff – NXNE announces the 2018 Club Land Curators , which is set to return from June 10-16 at participating venues across Toronto’s downtown core. “We’re thrilled to have top Canadian artists share the spotlight with up-and-coming acts that they believe in. We think this is a great refresh for the club hopping wristband that has … Continue reading
By: Staff – Tokyo Police Club has shared a new song “New Blues” today, prior to its official digital release on April 20 via Dine Alone Records. Stream the track below! The new song is in conjunction with the band’s three-week U.S. tour supporting Matt & Kim, which kicks off tonight in Minneapolis (all dates below). Additionally, the track … Continue reading
Photos by: Sarah McNeil – Industrial band 3Teeth, who released their third album, <shutdown.exe>, on May 19th, 2017, which followed up their 2014 self-titled album, performed at the Velvet Underground in Toronto last night (April 15th) with New Jersey-based hip-hop band Ho99o9, who released their debut full-length album, United States Of Ho99o9, on May 5th, 2017, which followed up … Continue reading
Photos by: Julian Avram – Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy, who released his 28th album, Born to Play Guitar, on July 21st, 2015 via RCA, performed at Massey Hall in Toronto last night (April 14th).
Photos by: Tyler Roberts – Review by: Adam Harrison – Toronto’s Opera House was rick-rolled last night as 80s British pop star Rick Astley continued his world tour in support of his newest album, 50, appropriately named after his age at release in 2016. Astley should write a book about his diet or Pilates routine because he looks … Continue reading
Photos by: Matt Harding – Philadelphia-based synthpop band Marian Hill, who are expected to release their new album, Unusual, on May 11th, 2018 via Photo Finish Records, performed at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles last night (April 12th) with Los Angeles-based indie rock band Sir Sly, who released their second album, Don’t You Worry, Honey, on … Continue reading
By: Staff – Grammy-winning band Ghost today announced their fourth album, Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL), which will be released on June 1st via Loma Vista Recordings. Prequelle is available for pre-order starting today HERE. Limited edition bundles featuring coloured vinyl with 3D lenticular cover art, eight-track cartridge, cassette tape, “Rats” die cut picturedisc, plague mask, musical eucharist case, pins, … Continue reading
Photos by: Morgan Harris – UK alt-rock/pop singer-songwriter Banners, who released his second EP, Empires On Fire, on November 3rd, 2017 via Island, performed at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night (April 12th).
Photos by: Steve Danyleyko – Garage Rock artist Ty Segall, who released their tenth album, Freedom’s Goblin, on January 26th, 2018 via Drag City, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (April 11th).
By: Jamie Henry – Last night’s WWE Smackdown Live, from the Smoothie King Centerin New Orleans, begins with Shane McMahon making his entrance. He announces that he graciously accepted Daniel Bryan’s resignation as General Manager and introduces Paige as the New General Manager. She talks about how thankful she is to be the new GM of … Continue reading
Photos by: Morgan Hotston – R&B singer-songwriter Anderson East, who released his newest album, Encore, on January 12th, 2018 via Elektra / Low Country Sound, which peaked at number 48 on the Billboard 200, performed at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last night (April 10th) with blues rock singer-songwriter Devon Gilfillian, who released his newest EP, Devon Gilfillian on Audiotree … Continue reading
Photos by: Ashley Travis – UK hard rock band Bush, who released their seventh album, Black and White Rainbows, on March 10th, 2017 via Zuma Rock, performed at Phase 2 in Lynchburg, Virginia last night (April 10th).
Photos by: Al Mannarino – Washington, D.C.-based power pop trio Jukebox the Ghost, who released their newest album, Off to the Races, on March 30th, 2018, which featured the single “Everybody’s Lonely”, performed at Union Transfer in Philadelphia last night (April 10th) with alternative indie band The Greeting Committee, who released their newest EP, Meeting People Is Easy, on March 17th, … Continue reading
Photos by: Shahnoor Ijaz – Dream Pop band Cigarettes After Sex, who released their self-titled debut album on June 9th, 2017 via Partisan, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (April 9th).
By: Jamie Henry – Last night’s WWE Raw, the first since Sunday’s Wrestlemania 34, coming to you from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, begins with an injured Stephanie McMahon, where she thanks the booing crowd for their ‘accolades’ over her transition from executive to wrestler for her match against Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle … Continue reading
Photos by: Brendan Albert – Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, who released their fifth album, Always Ascending, on February 9th, 2018 via Domino, which featured the singles “Always Ascending”, “Feel the Love Go”, and “Lazy Boy”, performed at Rebel in Toronto last night (April 8th) with New York City-based punk band Bodega, who are expected to release their … Continue reading
By: Jamie Henry – It’s the event of the year – WRESTLEMANIA – coming to you from the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Starting off the pre-show/kick-off show is the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Aiden English is the first to be eliminated, surprisingly enough, to boos. The match is slow going, and eventually … Continue reading
By: Staff – Korn frontman, Jonathan Davis will be releasing his highly anticipated debut solo album, Black Labyrinth on May 25 via Sumerian Records. Pre-orders for the physical album are available now, at jonathandavis.com or sumerianmerch.com. Listen to a teaser of the album below. Diverse and progressive, Black Labyrinth represents a natural evolution for Davis. In addition to the album’s first single, “What It Is,” … Continue reading
By: Staff – Step right up and take a trip through the eerie and macabre with Queens of the Stone Age as your tour guide —in their latest video for “Head Like a Haunted House”. Watch it below, if you dare. Created, directed and art direction by frequent collaborator Liam Lynch, the video is a ghastly animated … Continue reading
Photos by: James Alvarez – Day two of the 2018 Musink Festival took place at the OC Fair And Event Center in Costa Mesa, California last night (March 17th), and featured performances by Grammy-nominated pop-punk band Blink-182, who released their seventh album, California, on July 1st, 2016 via BMG, pop-punk band Good Charlotte, who released their sixth … Continue reading