By: Dianna Lee – Florida-based indie rockers Surfer Blood, who released their second studio album, Pythons, back in June, performed at Lee’s Palace in Toronto last night in support of the album with Brooklyn-based rock-soul-indie-pop quartet Team Spirit and Andy Boay, who is also the guitar-playing half of the brother-duo Tonstartssbandht, and who’s style features vocal … Continue reading
Photos by: Dianna Lee – Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit peformed at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre last night with support from Canadian rock favourites Wintersleep, in support of their new studio album Pedestrian Verse, which was released on February 4th via Atlantic Records.
Photos by: Dianna Lee – Juno Award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, who released a live album called Rufus Wainwright: Live from the Artists Den, on March 3rd, 2014 via Artists Den/Universal, performed at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto last night in support of PatientsCanada.ca with his father, acclaimed folk-rock singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, who released his twenty-third album, … Continue reading
By: Dianna Lee – UK electro house DJ/Producer Fake Blood, who released his debut album, Cells, on November 12th, 2012 via Different Recordings, performed at The Hoxton in Toronto last night.
By: Dianna Lee – Grammy Award-nominated UK electronic artist James Blake, who released his second album, Overgrown, on April 5th, 2013, which won beat out David Bowie, Disclosure, and others, to win the 2013 Mercury Prize, performed at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club in Toronto last night as part of a brief five-date tour with … Continue reading
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – Imagine a dense forest at night, alone with thoughts of sadness in front of the roaring bonfire. Nobody’s coming, and there’s only sheer, unyielding solitude. This would be the ideal scenario for the words and melodies of Kurt Vile. Hundreds of fans crammed into Toronto’s sweltering, sold-out Phoenix Concert Theatre to watch … Continue reading
Photos by: Dianna Lee – Australian electrionica artist Chet Faker, who released his debut album, Built on Glass, on April 11th, 2014 via Future Classic/Opulent, which spawned the single “Talk Is Cheap”, performed at The Hoxton in Toronto last night in support of the album.
Photos by: Dianna Lee – English indie quartet Bombay Bicycle Club, who released their fourth album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, on February 3rd, 2014 via Island Records, which was named after the 1979 novel of the same name by William Maxwell, performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night with Winnipeg-based indie pop sextet Royal Canoe, who released … Continue reading
Photos by: Dianna Lee – Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea, who released her second album, The New Classic, on April 21st, 2014, via Island, which spawned four singles including, “Work”, “Bounce”, and “Change Your Life”, performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night in support of the album.
Photos by: Dianna Lee – Houston, Texas-born rapper Riff Raff, who is expected to release his second album, Neon Icon, sometime in April via Mad Decent, which will feature a slew of a-list collaborators including Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg, Action Bronson, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and more, and which spawned the … Continue reading