Photos by: Orest Dorosh – The third and final day of Harvest Picnic 2016 at Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas, Ontario on August 28th featured performances by country music singer-songwriter Johnny Reid, who released his eighth album, What Love Is All About, on November 13th, 2015 via Universal Music Canada, folk-rock singer-songwriter Ian Tyson, country rock artist Sylvia Tyson, country … Continue reading
Photos by: Priti Shikotra, Ben Gibson, Adam Elmakias, Sarah Koury, & Tom Martin – Day two of Leeds Festival 2016 on August 27th featured performances by UK indie rock quintet Foals, who released their fourth album, What Went Down, on August 28th, 2015 via Warner Bros., UK grime group Boy Better Know, South African rap-rave band Die Antwoord, who released their … Continue reading
Photos by: Kevin Tosh – Day one of Project Pabst Portland 2016 on August 27th featured performances by UK synthpop band Duran Duran, who released their fourteenth album, Paper Gods, on September 11th, 2015 via Warner Bros., which featured the single “Pressure Off”, and guest appearances by Mr Hudson, Kiesza, Janelle Monáe, Nile Rodgers, Lindsay Lohan, and John Frusciante, rapper Ice Cube, Folk rock … Continue reading
Photos by: Rob Kim, & Slaven Vlasic – Last night, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony, DNCE, Hailee Steinfeld, Phantogram, Nick Cannon, Hailee Baldwin, Mac Miller, Joan Smalls, Desiigner, Ansel Elgort, and more, attended a Republic Records-hosted star-studded Post-MTV VMA bash at Vandal in New York City. Throughout the night, guests enjoyed the premiere of Ariana Grande’s sexy new music video for “Side To Side” featuring Nicki Minaj via GUESS … Continue reading
By: Staff – The inaugural edition of The Meadows Music and Arts Festival will be held this coming October 1st & 2nd at the Citi Field complex in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the storied borough of Queens, New York. Featuring performances from Kanye West, The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, Kygo, Grimes, The 1975, Bryson Tiller, Savages, Metric, … Continue reading
Photos by: Orest Dorosh – Day two of Harvest Picnic 2016 at Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas, Ontario on August 27th featured performances by Genie Award-winning Canadian indie rock band Rheostatics, acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Jim Cuddy, who is best known as the co-main songwriter, vocalist and guitarist in Blue Rodeo, folk-rock singer-songwriter Alan Doyle, who is best known as one of … Continue reading
By: Ben Wagg – What is Blonde? With a zine, a last minute name change, and one visual album later, the importance of the music can start to feel obscured. After four years of hype, Frank Ocean can be regarded as a mythic figure regardless of what the album actually is. He won’t have to … Continue reading
Photos by: Priti Shikotra, Ben Gibson, Adam Elmakias, Sarah Koury, & Tom Martin – Day one of Leeds Festival 2016 on August 26th featured performances by UK alt-rock band Biffy Clyro, who released their seventh album, Ellipsis, on July 8th, 2016 via Warner Bros., Chicago-based pop-punk band Fall Out Boy, who released their sixth album, American Beauty/American Psycho, on January … Continue reading
Photos by: Orest Dorosh – Day one of Harvest Picnic 2016 at Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas, Ontario on August 26th featured performances by Ottawa-based folk-rock singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher, who released his newest album, The Lemon Squeeze, in 2014 via Hidden Pony Records, Hamilton-based pop-rock singer-songwriter Tomi Swick, singer-songwriter Mike Trebilcock, who is best known as the frontman of Hamilton-based … Continue reading
Photos by: Katrina Lat – Queens, New York-based punk rock band Bayside, who released their seventh album, Vacancy, on August 19th, 2016 via Hopeless, which follows up their 2014 album, Cult, performed at the Opera House in Toronto last night with Pennsylvania-based punk rock quartet The Menzingers, who released their fourth album, Rented World, on April 22nd, 2014 via … Continue reading
Photos by: Natasha Priya – Experimental rock band Minus The Bear, who released their fifth album, Infinity Overhead, on August 28th, 2012 via Dangerbird, which served as their last album with drummer Erin Tate, who left the band in January of 2015, performed at Venue in Vancouver on August 24th with post-rock band This Will Destroy You, who … Continue reading
By: Curtis Sindrey – M etalcore favourites A Day To Remember are back with their new album, Bad Vibrations. A Day To Remember (vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Kevin Skaff and Neil Westfall, bassist Joshua Woodard and drummer Alex Shelnutt) recorded Bad Vibrations with producers Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore (Rise Against, NOFX). Released on the band’s own ADTR Records and distributed by Epitaph, … Continue reading
Photos by: Adam Pulicicchio – Heavy metal band Korn, who will release their twelfth album, The Serenity of Suffering, on October 21st via Roadrunner, which was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Rush), performed at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto on August 23rd with heavy metal artist Rob Zombie, who released his sixth album, The Electric Warlock … Continue reading
We’re giving away two (2) GA tickets to Keys N Krates in Toronto! Buy tickets here. Date: August 28th Featuring: Keys N Krates, Mannie Fresh, Lunice, ARAABMUZIK, River Tiber, + more 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 Keys N Krates … Continue reading
Photos by: Justin Roth – Day two of Camp Wavelength 2016 on Toronto Island on August 20th featured performances by Ohio-based indie rock band Cloud Nothings, who released their fourth album, Here and Nowhere Else, on April 1st, 2014 via Carpark Records/Wichita Recordings, which was was produced and mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, R. Kelly, David Byrne), Toronto-based punk surf-industrial-gaze … Continue reading
Photos by: Justin Roth – Day three of Camp Wavelength 2016 on Toronto Island on August 21st featured performances by Vancouver-based synthpop quintet Young Galaxy, who released their fifth album, Falsework, on October 30th, 2015 via Paper Bag Records, which followed up their Polaris Music Prize short-listed album, Ultramarine, which was produced by Dan Lissvik (Studio, Atelje, Taken By Trees, Lake Heartbeat), and who commissioned Scotiabank Giller Prize winning … Continue reading
Photos by: Orest Dorosh – Day two of Riverfest Elora 2016 on August 20th featured performances by Canadian alt rock singer-songwriter Matthew Good, who released his seventh solo album, Chaotic Neutral, on September 25th, 2015 via Warner Music Canada, which features the single “All You Sons And Daughters”, and which follows up his 2013 album, Arrows of Desire, NYC-based ska band … Continue reading
Photos by: Justin Roth – Day one of Camp Wavelength 2016 on Toronto Island on August 19th featured performances by electronic rock band Operators, which features Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs/Divine Fits member Dan Boeckner, and who released their debut album, Blue Wave, on April 1st, 2016 via Last Gang Records, which followed up their 2014 EP, EP1, Montreal-based band Jef Elise Barbara’s Black Space, Toronto-based “Electro-organic dream … Continue reading
By: Curtis Sindrey – Pop-punk kings Blink-182 returned to the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto last night on the heels of their new studio album, California, their first LP without founding member Tom Delonge. If you were expecting juvenile back-and-forth banter between vocalist/bassist Mark Hoppus and new member, vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba, similar to the trio’s 2000 live album, … Continue reading
Photos by: Stephan Ordonez – Pop-Punk band Blink-182, who released their seventh album, California, on July 1st, 2016 via BMG, which serves as their first album to feature vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba, who replaced former member Tom DeLonge, performed at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto last night. Check out our review here.
Photos by: Joshua Qubti-Andrews – New York City-based hip-hop artist Fat Joe, who released his newest single, “Cookin”, on August 3rd, 2016, which followed up his platinum-selling single “All The Way Up”, which serves as Fat Joe’s first top 40 hit since his 2007’s “I Won’t Tell”, performed at the Cabana Pool Bar in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Natasha Priya – Indie rock band Band Of Horses, who released their fifth album, Why Are You OK, on June 10th, 2016 via Interscope, performed at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver last night.
Photos by: Orest Dorosh – Day one of Riverfest Elora 2016 on August 19th featured performances by Juno Award-nominated indie rock-ska-folk band Walk Off The Earth, who released their new album, Sing It All Away, on June 16th, 2015, which follows up their 2013 album, R.E.V.O., Toronto-based alt-rock band Dilly Dally, Vancouver-based synthpop band Dear Rouge, who released their third album, Back To Gold, on … Continue reading
Photos by: Brandon Newfield – The 2016 Mad Decent Block Party took over Fort York in Toronto last night with performances by DJ/Producer and Mad Decent founder Diplo, house music DJ/Producer Marshmello, who has remixed songs by artists like Calvin Harris, Zedd, Ariana Grande, Avicii, Justin Bieber, Adele, and Duke Dumont, EDM group NGHTMRE X Slander, DJ/Producer Grandtheft, Chicago-based electro house … Continue reading