By: Curtis Sindrey – Last Saturday (Oct 19th), the Toronto Reference Library hosted their seventh annual “Hush Hush” charity gala in support of the Toronto Public Library. 800 bookworms came together to support free access to all of the library’s life changing programs, services, top-notch collections, and resources as the event raised $145,000 to support one … Continue reading
By: Staff – New Politics have announce their fifth new album, An Invitation to an Alternate Reality to be released on November 1st via Big Noise. To celebrate, the band has released the first single “Ozone”, which you can watch the lyric video for below. Pre-orders are available at https://newpolitics.ffm.to/aitaar. Lead singer, David Boyd says, “We’re excited about the release of this new album. In all our darkness … Continue reading
By: Staff – Today, Bishop Briggs releases a re-imagined version of her track “Champion” featuring legendary guitarist and producer Tom Morello. Morello’s trans-formative touch breathes new life into this bad ass track. Heavy guitar licks and an upbeat drum and bass line, paired with Bishop’s killer vocal belts, make this song a true rock anthem. “‘Champion’ is a song … Continue reading
By: Staff – Four-time Juno Award winner Matthew Good has released his new single “Sicily” today, which you can stream below. Good recorded the song in the famous Bathouse Studios with his longtime producer Warne Livesey and harkens back to the production sound of his 2009 award winning album Vancouver with expansive piano and acoustic … Continue reading
By: Staff – The Head and The Heart are back with a brand new video for their track “See You Through My Eyes”, which you can watch below. The video focuses on the importance of inclusivity and not judging or bullying others or yourself. The band had this to say about the song: ““See You Through … Continue reading
By: Jessica Nakamoto – California-based quintet, Third Eye Blind, has been a powerful force in the alternative rock scene since their debut single “Semi-Charmed Life” first topped the charts back in 1997. Now, on the heels of 2015’s Dopamine, frontman Stephan Jenkins and crew are back with their first new record in four years. Screamer (out … Continue reading
Photos by: Myles Herod – Indie pop band Lake Street Dive, who released their sixth album, Free Yourself Up, on May 4th, 2018 via Nonesuch, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night.
By: Staff – Acclaimed Canadian indie rock artist Matt Mays is back with his brand new single “Let There Be Love”, which can be stream below. As Mays prepares to embark on the coast to coast Howl at the Night Tour, he showcases a new creative direction with a track that was produced and recorded with Matthew … Continue reading
Photos by: Lauren Garbutt – Brooklyn-based indie rock band Big Thief, who released their fourth album, Two Hands, on October 11th, 2019 via 4AD, which featured the singles “Not”, and “Forgotten Eyes”, performed at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night (Oct. 16th) with Yonkers, New York-based indie rock band Palehound, who released their newest song … Continue reading
By: Staff – Electric life will be in all our brains November 22, when Beck releases his 14th album Hyperspace. Hyperspace’s new dimensions in sound are the result of Beck’s most collaborative efforts to date. Seven of the album’s 11 tracks—including single “Uneventful Days”, which can be streamed below, and “Saw Lightning”—feature co-writing and co-production … Continue reading
Photos by: Jaime Espinoza – R&B artist Sabrina Claudio, who released her second album, Truth Is, on October 4th, 2019 via SC Entertainment, performed at Rebel in Toronto last night (Oct. 17th).
By: Staff – Former SNL cast member Noel Wells is back with a new video for her track “Still Sleeping”, which you can watch below. The video lives in a quiet, contained space, to match the sweet tone of the song and subtly introduces elements of magical realism, where the viewer doesn’t know if the … Continue reading
Photos by: Tyler Roberts – Florida-based punk band Against Me, who released their newest album, Shape Shift With Me, on September 16th, 2016 via Treblesixth, which followed up their 2015 live album, 23 Live Sex Acts, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (Oct. 15th) with Toronto-based punk band Dilly Dally, who released … Continue reading
By: Staff – Emerging artist Jerry Popiel is back with a new new titled “Ten Miles”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. Jerry Popiel is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, recording engineer, mandolinist, bassist, keyboardist and percussionist. He performs primarily as an acoustic guitarist/singer, but sometimes with backing band Osage Orange. He is also … Continue reading
Photos by: Melanie Escombe-Wolhuter – Acclaimed rock band The Who, who will release their first album of new material in 13 years titled, Who, on December 6th, 2019 via Polydor, performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 11th with britpop artist, and former Oasis frontman, Liam Gallaher, who released his second solo album, … Continue reading
Photos by: Tyler Roberts – Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth, who released their eleventh album, Berserker, on May 3rd, 2019 via Metal Blade/Sony Music, which featured the singles “Raven’s Flight”, and “Crack the Sky”, performed at Rebel in Toronto on October 9th with Swedish death metal band At The Gates, who released their sixth album, To … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey – Alt-Rock band The Black Keys, who released their ninth album, Let’s Rock, on June 28th, 2019 via Nonsuch, performed at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto last night (Oct. 9th).
Photos by: Morgan Hotston – Los Angeles-based punk rock band The Regrettes, who released their second studio album, How Do You Love?, on August 9th, 2019, performed at Velvet Underground in Toronto last night (Oct. 8th).
Photos by: Eric Fefferman – Acclaimed Chicago-based alt-rock band Wilco, who released their eleventh album, Ode to Joy, on October 4th , 2019 via dBpm Records, which featured the single “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)”, performed at Budweiser Stage in Toronto last night (Oct. 8th) with indie folk-rock band Lord Huron, who released their third album, … Continue reading
Photos by: Brandon Newfield – EDM duo The Chainsmokers, who will release their new album, World War Joy, sometime in 2019, which will feature the single “Who Do You Love”, “Kills You Slowly”, “Do You Mean”, “Call You Mine”, and “Takeaway”, performed at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto last night (Oct. 8th) with Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, who released … Continue reading
By: Staff – Emerging artist Hanssøn is back with a new video for her track “Switchblade”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. After setting the standards for herself and what she would keep or not keep in her life, Hanssøn clears out what is necessary of what is temporary. “Switchblade” shares the … Continue reading
Photos by: Lauren Fuchs – Alternative/indie singer-songwriter Noah Kahan, who released his debut album, Hurt Somebody, on January 12th, 2018 via Motown, performed at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC last night (Oct. 7th).
By: Staff – Simple Creatures have released their new single, “One Little Lie,” today, which you can stream below. The track is taken from the band’s sophomore EP, Everything Opposite, which is due this Friday, October 11. The effort is available to pre-order HERE, with the official track listing included below. Simple Creatures are Mark Hoppus … 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 a brand new episode, Dakota wraps up our Toronto International Film Festival … Continue reading
Photos by: Jenna Hum – Scottish pop singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, who released his debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, on May 17th, 2019 via Virgin EMI, performed at Rebel in Toronto last night (Oct. 6th).
Photos by: Charito Yap – Pop singer Avril Lavigne, who released her sixth album, Head Above Water, on February 15th, 2019 BMG, performed at Meridian Hall in Toronto last night (Oct. 6th).
Photos by: Joanna Glezakos – UK indie rock artist Yungblud, who released his debut album, 21st Century Liability, on July 6th, 2018 via Geffen, which featured the singles “21st Century Liability”, “Psychotic Kids”, “California”, “Medication”, and “Kill Somebody”, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (Oct. 6th) with pop-rock duo Missio, who released their second album, The Darker the Weather // The … Continue reading
By: Staff – In celebration of Canadian singer-songwriter LeRiche’s new single, “Hair Elastic”, the folk-pop troubadour curated an exclusive new Spotify playlist that inspired his new music, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. Giant Rooks – “New Estate” I was exposed to this band during my first tour through Germany. So unique. This song … Continue reading
Photos by: Melanie Escombe-Wolhuter – Hard Rock band Greta Van Fleet, who released their debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, on October 19th, 2018 via Republic, performed at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California last night.
Photos by: Jamie Limbright – Canadian indie rock band The New Pornographers, who released their newest album, In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights, on September 27th, 2019 via the band’s own Collected Work Records imprint in partnership with Concord Records, performed at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit on October 3rd.
By: Jessica Nakamoto – If the most frightening epidemic facing the world today isn’t a foreign enemy, but solitude itself, then music is Dallas Green’s prescription for feeling alone. And luckily for fans, a refill is just what the doctor ordered. Making a return after four long years of intermission between his last chart-topping … Continue reading
By: Staff – Oscar- and Grammy-nominated composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens debuts pianist Timo Andres’ recording of “IV” from The Decalogue today. Listen below. Stevens’ acclaimed score for Justin Peck’s ballet of the same name, The Decalogue is set for release October 18 via AKR. Performed by Andres, the recording is the first time the … Continue reading
By: Staff – Ahead of their fall tour, Matt and Kim today release their pumped up new single “GO GO” (FADER Label) and accompanying music video. Known for infectious, beat-driven tracks, “GO GO” is right in step as the perfect can’t-stay-in-your-seat single. Featuring teenage versions of Matt and Kim and even wearing the duo’s stage clothes, the “GO GO” … Continue reading