By: Curtis Sindrey – Acclaimed alt-metal band Deftones brought their 2022 tour to Toronto’s Budweiser Stage last night (May 22nd) for what was a hard-hitting, intense, yet beautiful performance. The band, consisting of frontman Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter (who was replaced by Lance Jackman on this night), drummer Abe Cunningham, turntablist/keyboardist Frank Delgado, and touring … Continue reading
Photos by: Shahnoor Ijaz – House music band Rufus Du Sol, who released their second album, Bloom, on January 22nd, 2016 via Sweat It Out, which featured the singles “You Were Right”, “Like an Animal”, “Innerbloom”, and “Say a Prayer for Me”, and which followed up their 2013 debut album, Atlas, performed at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on … Continue reading
Photos by: Amy Ray – Garage rock band The Arcs, which features Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, and who released their debut album, Yours, Dreamily, on September 4th, 2015 via Nonesuch Records, performed at The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver last night.
Photos by: Amy Ray – UK extreme metal band Cradle of Filth, who released their eleventh album, Hammer of the Witches, on July 10th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast, which is the first release with the band’s new line-up, which includes new guitarists Marek ‘Ashok’ Šmerda and Richard Shaw and new keyboardist & female vocalist Lindsay Schoolcraft, performed at … Continue reading
Photos by: Amy Ray – New York-based indie pop singer-songwriter Melanie Martinez, who released her debut album, Cry Baby, on August 14th, 2015 via Atlantic, which featured the singles “Soap”, “Pity Party”, and which followed up her debut EP, Dollhouse, out May 19th, 2014 via Atlantic, performed at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver last night.
Photos by: Amy Ray – Country music singer-songwriter Corb Lund, who released his ninth album, Things That Can’t Be Undone, on October 9th, 2015 via New West, which was produced by Dave Cobb (Shooter Jennings, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton), performed at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on January 29th.
Photos by: Amy Ray – Folk rock band Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, who released their self-titled debut album on August 21st, 2015 via Stax, performed at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver last night.
Photos by: Amy Ray – Santa Cruz, California-based bluegrass-folk blues-country band The Devil Makes Three, who released their fourth album, I’m a Stranger Here, on October 29th, 2013 via New West Records, which was produced by acclaimed country singer-songwriter Buddy Miller (Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch), performed at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on January 20th.
Photos by: Amy Ray – Los Angeles-based alt rock band Puscifer, which features Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle, and who released their third album, Money Shot, on October 30th, 2015, performed at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver last night.
Photos by: Amy Ray – Toronto-based R&B artist The Weeknd, who released his second album, Beauty Behind the Madness, on August 28th, 2015 via XO/Republic, which featured the singles, “Often”, “The Hills”, “Can’t Feel My Face”, and “In the Night”, performed at Rogers Arena in Vancouver last night.