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Neil Van

Neil Van has written 48 posts for Aesthetic Magazine | Album Reviews, Concert Photography, Interviews, Contests

Photos: Hey Ocean @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Photos by: Neil Van – Vancouver-based indie alternative rock/folk-synthpop band and JUNO Award nominees Hey Ocean, who released their third album, IS, in 2012, which peaked at number 70 on the Canadian album chart, performed at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last night.    Advertisements

Photos: David Gray, David Kitt @ The Danforth Music Hall

Photos by: Neil Van – English singer-songwriter David Gray, who is expected to release his tenth album, Mutineers, his first album since 2010’s Foundling, on June 17th via Good Soldier Songs, which features the songs “Back in the World”, and “Gulls”, performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night with Irish singer-songwriter David Kitt, who … Continue reading

Photos: Foster The People, The Box Tiger @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Photos by: Neil Van – LA-based indie pop trio Foster The People, who are best known for their breakthrough single “Pumped Up Kicks”, and who released their second album, Supermodel, which spawned the singles “Coming of Age”, “Pseudologia Fantastica” and “Best Friend”, on March 14th, 2014 via Columbia, performed an intimate sold-out show at The Horseshoe Tavern … Continue reading

Photos: Glasvegas, The Ceremonies @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club

Photos by: Neil Van – Scottish indie rock quartet Glasvegas, who released their third album, Later…When The TV Turns To Static, on September 2nd, 2013 via BMG, which spawned the lead single “I’d Rather Be Dead (Than Be With You)”, performed at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club in Toronto on Saturday night with LA-based alt rock … Continue reading

Photos: The Strumbellas, Greg McEvoy, Sarah Cripps @ The Dakota Tavern

Photos by: Neil Van – JUNO Award nominated Toronto-based alt country six-piece The Strumbellas, who released their second album, We Still Move on Dance Floors, on October 22nd, 2013 via Six Shooter Records, performed at The Dakota Tavern last night as part of their annual Dakota residency, which will run from Feb. 5th to Feb. 26th, … Continue reading

Photos: JUNO Concert Series (Randy Bachman, Cuff the Duke + More) @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Photos by: Neil Van – The JUNO Concert Series Presents: Songs From Winnipeg took over The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on Saturday night with an engaging music showcase that featured Randy Bachman (The Guess Who), Cuff the Duke, Harlan Pepper, Jeremy Fisher, Del Barber, Ridley Bent, Daniel Greaves, Nikki Yanofsky, original members of Harlequin, who played … Continue reading

Photos: The Strumbellas, Devin Cuddy Band @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Photos by: Neil Van – Juno Award nominated Toronto-based alt country six-piece The Strumbellas, who released their second album, We Still Move on Dance Floors, on October 22nd via Six Shooter Records, performed at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last night with the Toronto-based Devin Cuddy Band, which features Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy’s son Devin, and who released … Continue reading

Photos: Moist, The Beaches @ Sound Academy

Photos by: Neil Van – Newly reunited Vancouver-based alt rock quintet Moist, who’s last album, Mercedes 5 and Dime, was released in June 1999 via EMI, and who’s lead singer David Usher has since enjoyed an acclaimed solo career, performed at Sound Academy in Toronto last night with budding Toronto-based indie rock quartet The Beaches, … Continue reading

Photos: Lissie, Grey Kingdom @ Adelaide Hall

Photos by: Neil Van – Illionis-based folk-rock singer-songwriter Lissie, who released her second album, Back to Forever, on October 14th via Columbia/Fat Possum, celebrated both her birthday and the start of her North American tour at Adelaide Hall in Toronto last night with Welland, ON-based folk artist Grey Kingdom, who released his second album, Light, I’ll … Continue reading

Photos: Protest The Hero, Architects, The Kindred @ Sound Academy

Photos by: Neil Van – Acclaimed Canadian progessive metal quintet Protest The Hero, who released their fourth album, Volition, on October 29th via Razor & Tie, performed at Sound Academy in Toronto on Saturday night with UK metalcore quartet Architects, who released their fifth album, Daybreaker, last May via Century Media/Zestone, and Ottawa-based progressive metal … Continue reading

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