Photos by: Anton Mak – Toronto-based hip-hop artist Tory Lanez, who released his debut album, I Told You, on August 19th, 2016 via Interscope, which featured production by Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Two Inch Punch and Noah Breakfast, among others, and which featured the singles “Say It”, and “Luv”, performed at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night (Oct. 21st) with Toronto-based … Continue reading
Photos by: David McDonald – Indie Rock band The War On Drugs, who released their fourth album, A Deeper Understanding, on August 25th, 2017 via Atlantic, which featured the singles “Thinking of a Place”, “Holding On”, “Strangest Thing”, “Pain”, and “Up All Night”, performed at Massey Hall in Toronto last night (Oct. 21st) with Youngstown, Ohio-based folk band The Building, … Continue reading
Photos by: Gina Garcia – Blues Rock singer-songwriter ZZ Ward, who released her second album, The Storm, on June 30th, 2017 via Hollywood, which featured the singles “Help Me Mama”, and “Cannonball”, and which reached number 1 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart, performed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City last night with Nashville-based alternative folk-rock band … Continue reading
Photos by: Anton Mak – Toronto-based jazz/hip-hop band BadBadNotGood, who released their newest album, IV, on July 8th, 2017 via Arts & Crafts, performed at Massey Hall in Toronto last night (Oct. 20th), which featured guest appearances by Jay Electronica, River Tiber, and Charlotte Day Wilson.
Photos by: Natasha Priya – Toronto-based indie rock band Broken Social Scene, who released their fifth album, Hug of Thunder, on July 7th, 2017 via Arts & Crafts, performed at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver last night (Oct. 20th).
Photos by: Katrina Lat – Singer-Songwriter Billy Corgan, who is best known as the frontman of iconic 90s rock band Smashing Pumpkins, and who released his second solo album, Ogilala, on October 13th, 2017 via Martha’s Music/Reprise/BMG, performed at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto last night (Oct. 20th).
Photos by: Anton Mak – Toronto-based R&B band Majid Jordan, who released their second album, The Space Between, on October 27th, 2017 via OVO/Warner Bros., which featured the singles “Phases”, “One I Want”, “My Imagination”, and “Body Talk”, performed at the Great Hall in Toronto on October 19th with Toronto-based R&B singer-songwriter Allie, who released her newest album, Nightshade, in … Continue reading
By: Staff – Bishop Briggs dropped a new video for her single “Dream” today. Directed by Dano Cerny (The Chainsmokers’ “Closer”, Elle King’s “Good Girls”) and shot on location in Los Angeles, the Wes Anderson-inspired video follows Briggs through a never-ending dream where she finds the strength to overcome depth and darkness. Watch it below! “I’m … Continue reading
By: Curtis Sindrey – The Art Gallery of Ontario’s newest exhibition, Guillermo Del Toro: At Home With Monsters, turns the AGO into a haunted house filled with demons, ghosts, ghouls, and the occasional prosthetic leg, and serves as a definitive look into the mind of one of Hollywood’s most celebrated directors. Co-curated by Britt Salvesen of LACMA, Jim Shedden of the … Continue reading
Photos by: Kevin Tosh – Acclaimed alternative rock band The Afghan Whigs, who released their eighth album, In Spades, on May 5th, 2017 via Sub Pop, which followed up their 2014 album, Do To The Beast, which served as their first album in 14 years, performed at the Showbox in Seattle last night (Oct. 18th) … Continue reading
Photos by: Stephan Ordonez – Music streaming platform Tidal held their third annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn charity concert at Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York on October 17th, which featured appearances by JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Kaskade, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Daddy Yankee, Yo Gotti, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, Fifth Harmony, Joey … Continue reading
Photos by: David McDonald – Hard Rock artist Andrew W.K., who is expected to release a new as of yet untitled new album on March 2nd, 2018 via Sony, performed at the Opera House in Toronto on October 17th, 2017.
Photos by: Meghan Lee – Indie Rock band Dinosaur Jr, who released their eleventh album, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, on August 5th, 2016 via Jagjaguwar, performed at the Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona on October 17th.
By: Curtis Sindrey – Gord Downie, the frontman of beloved Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at 53. According to a statement on the band’s Twitter page, Downie died Tuesday night surrounded by his children and family. “Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always … Continue reading
By: Staff – A Perfect Circle have released the new song, “The Doomed”, which can be streamed below. The track is the first music to be heard from the multi-platinum band’s highly anticipated 2018 full-length. “Fourteen years have passed since we released eMOTIVe,” says Maynard James Keenan. “A new release is long overdue. In light of … Continue reading
By: Staff – New Jersey DIY-punk band Screaming Females has announced their seventh studio album, All At Once, out February 23, 2018 on Don Giovanni Records. It will be made available in various formats including Digital, CD, Double-LP vinyl with a Limited Edition 7” and a Deluxe Limited Edition LPx3 with the 7” and an exclusive bonus LP of … Continue reading
Photos by: Kevin Tosh – Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, who released their fifth album, Everything Now, on July 28th, 2017 via Columbia, which featured the singles “Everything Now”, “Creature Comfort”, “Signs of Life”, and “Electric Blue”, performed at KeyArena in Seattle last night (Oct. 15th) with New York City-based electronic duo Phantogram, who released their third album, Three, … Continue reading
Photos by: David McDonald – Metalcore band I Prevail, who released their debut album, Lifelines, on October 21st, 2016 via Fearless, which featured the singles “Scars”, “Stuck in Your Head”, “Come and Get It”, and “Lifelines”, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night with post-hardcore band We Came As Romans, who will release their fifth album, Cold Like War, on … Continue reading
Photos by: Stephan Ordonez – Latin Pop artist Enrique Iglesias, who released his newest album, Sex and Love, on March 18th, 2014 via Republic, which featured the singles “Finally Found You”, “Turn the Night Up”, “Loco”, “Heart Attack”, “El Perdedor”, “I’m a Freak”, “Bailando”, and “Noche y De Día”, performed at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto last night (Oct. 14th) with hip-hop artist … Continue reading
Photos by: Morgan Harris – Canadian indie rock band Wolf Parade, who released their fourth album, Cry Cry Cry, on October 6th, 2017 via Sub Pop, which followed up their 2016 self-titled EP, performed at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night (Oct. 13th) with Brooklyn, New York-based indie rock band Charly Bliss, who released … Continue reading
By: Jeff Weiss – John Carpenter is set to release Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, a collection of 13 of his classic movie themes newly recorded with the collaborators that worked on his Lost Themes albums, next Friday, October 20th via Sacred Bones. On the new album, Carpenter is joined by the musicians that accompanied him on his last two … Continue reading
By: Staff – Freaky Deaky has announced its 2017 lineup. The multi-day and multi-city festival, which is set to take over Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Center from Oct 27-28, Chicago’s Concord Music Hall (Oct 26-27), and Aragon Ballroom (Oct 27-28), and Grand Rapids, Michigan’s The Intersection (Oct 27), and Ann Arbor’s Necto (Oct 31), will be headlined … Continue reading
By: Lucy Sky – Chances are you already know Tyler Bates’ work. If you’ve seen any number of Hollywood blockbusters like 300, Guardians of the Galaxy or John Wick, all of these acclaimed films were enhanced by the creative, musical mind of Tyler Bates. As a composer, Bates always focuses on capturing the emotion of the movie with his music to create … Continue reading
Photos by: Isaac Wray – EDM DJ/Producer RL Grime, who announced his second studio album, Nova, on May 30th, 2017, which is set for release sometime this year, performed at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver last night (Oct. 12th).
By: Staff – To celebrate the release of John Carpenter’s new album, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, a collection of 13 of his classic movie themes newly recorded with the collaborators that worked on his Lost Themes albums, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have shared a creepy new version of Carpenter’s iconic “Halloween” theme. Stream the track below. “I clearly remember … Continue reading
Photos by: Justin Roth – Canadian punk rock band Propagandhi, who released their seventh album, Victory Lap, on September 29th, 2017 via Epitaph, performed at the Opera House in Toronto last night (Oct. 11th).
Photos by: Joanna Glezakos – Metalcore band A Day to Remember, who released their sixth album, Bad Vibrations, on September 2nd, 2016 via Epitaph, performed at Rebel in Toronto last night (Oct. 11th).
Photos by: Taylor Ohryn – French synthpop band Phoenix, who released their sixth album, Ti Amo, on June 9th, 2017 via Glassnote, which featured the singles “J-Boy”, and “Ti Amo”, performed at the Fillmore in Detroit last night (Oct. 11th) with indie rock band Lo Moon, which consists of Matt Lowell, Crisanta Baker, and Sam Stewart (Dave Stewart from The Eurythmics’ … Continue reading
Photos by: Lisa Mark – Rock-Pop singer-songwriter Paul Weller, who released his newest album, A Kind Revolution, on May 12th, 2017 via Parlophone, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (Oct. 10th).
By: Staff – Third Man Records has announced the release of The White Stripes’ first three albums — The White Stripes (1999), De Stijl (2000) and White Blood Cells (2001) — on white cassettes exclusively for Cassette Store Day 2017, coinciding with the band’s 20th anniversary. Black cassettes will be released in the future. This is the first-ever authorized cassette release of these now-classic albums, and … Continue reading
By: Staff – North by Northeast (NXNE) has announced that the 2018 edition will be held June 8-17. Now in its 24th year, the festival returns to Toronto’s downtown epicenter, Yonge-Dundas with free outdoor programming June 15-17. NXNE will transform Yonge Street into a festival village throughout the weekend to host free concerts, NXNE talk sessions and comedy … Continue reading
Photos by: Orest Dorosh – Rock singer-songwriter Steven Van Zandt, who released his newest solo album, Soulfire, on May 19th, 2017, and who is best known as a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (Oct. 9th).
By: Staff – Black Label Society have announced a batch of North American tour dates today spanning coast to coast in support of their recently announced LP, Grimmest Hits, out Jan. 19th. Support will come from Corrosion of Conformity on all dates. Select tour dates will see support from EYEHATEGOD and Red Fang. A full list of tour dates … Continue reading
By: Staff – Montreal-native Sara Diamond is back with her latest single “Stay A Little”, which can be streamed below. Diamond, who got her first taste of stardom as a member of mid-2000s pop-rock girl group Clique Girlz, wrote “Stay A Little” at around 5:00 am right after a breakup. “Something in me told me to start writing, … Continue reading
By: Staff – Brooklyn, NY’s Sleigh Bells will release a mini-album entitled Kid Kruschev on November 10th, 2017 via their own label, Torn Clean. The collection’s first song, a dark, meditative track entitled “And Saints,” can be heard HERE. Sleigh Bells will also be embarking on a massive North American tour this winter. Dates are below; Sunflower Bean … Continue reading
Photos by: Priti Shikotra – UK singer-songwriter JP Cooper, who released his debut album, Raised Under Grey Skies, on October 6th, 2017 via Island, performed at O2 Ritz Manchester in Manchester, UK last night (Oct. 9th).
Photos by: Isaac Wray – Grammy Award-winning alt-rock band Imagine Dragons, who released their third album, Evolve, on June 23rd, 2017 via Interscope, performed at Rogers Arena in Vancouver last night (Oct. 8th).
Photos by: Joanna Glezakos – Hip-Hop artist Azealia Banks, who will release her second album, Fantasea II: The Second Wave, on October 31st via Chaos & Glory Recordings, performed at the Opera House in Toronto last night (Oct. 8th).
Photos by: James Alvarez – The inaugural CalJam Music Festival took place at the Glen Helen Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, California last night (Oct. 7th), which featured performances by Grammy-winning alt-rock band Foo Fighters, who released their newest album, Concrete And Gold, on September 15th, 2017 via RCA/Roswell, alt-rock band Queens Of The Stone Age, who released their seventh album, … Continue reading