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Neil Van

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

Photos: Classified @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

Photos by: Neil Van – Nova Scotia-based Juno Award-winning rapper Classifed, who released his self-titled third album on January 22nd via Halflife Records/Sony Records, performed at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night as part of the The Captain Morgan Rock The Boat concert series.

Photos: The Pretty Reckless @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

Photos by: Neil Van – New York City-based hard rock quartet The Pretty Reckless, who are expected to release their second album, Going To Hell, sometime in late 2013 or early 2014, performed at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on Monday night.

Photos: Braids @ The Great Hall

Photos by: Neil Van – Canadian experimental pop group, Braids, who released their second album, Flourish // Perish, on August 20th via Arbutus Records, performed at The Great Hall in Toronto last Friday.

Photos: The Head and the Heart, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Quiet Life @ The Danforth Music Hall

Photos by: Neil Van – Seattle-based indie folk-rock band The Heard and the Heart, who released their second album, Let’s Be Still, on October 15th via Sub Pop, performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on Halloween night with San Francisco-based folk-rock band Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and Portland-based americana band Quiet … Continue reading

Photos: Heathers @ The Rivoli

Photos by: Neil Van – Dublin, Ireland-based indie pop duo and twin sisters Ellie and Louise Macnamara, known collectively as Heathers, performed at The Rivoli in Toronto on Saturday night.

Photos: Lindi Ortega @ The Great Hall

Photos by: Neil Van – Toronto-born folk-rock singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega, who released her third album, Tin Star, on October 8th via Last Gang Records, performed at The Great Hall in Toronto last night.

Photos: Au Revoir Simone, Selebrities @ The Drake Hotel

Photos by: Neil Van – Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based electronic dream pop trio Au Revoir Simone, who released their fourth studio album, Move In Spectrums, on September 24th, performed at The Drake Hotel in Toronto last night with “voguish summertime goth/Pop/New Wave” New York City-based quartet Selebrities, which evokes a sound of 80s-fetishising pop, and who released their debut EP, … Continue reading

Photos: The Naked and Famous, The Colourist @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

Photos by: Neil Van – Auckland, New Zealand-based synthpop quintet The Naked and Famous, who are named after Tricky’s 1996 song “Tricky Kid”, with the line “everybody wants to be naked and famous”, performed at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night, in support of their new album, In Rolling Waves, which was released last month … Continue reading

Photos: London Grammar, Jaymes Young @ The Great Hall

Photos by: Neil Van – English indie pop trio London Grammar, who blends ambient, ethereal and classical sounds, and who released their debut album, If You Wait, on September 9th via Metal & Dust Recordings, performed at The Great Hall in Toronto last night with Los Angeles-based electropop singer-songwriter Jaymes Young, who released his new album, Dark Star, on August … Continue reading

Photos: Hands & Teeth, Animal Parts @ The Dakota Tavern

Photos by Neil Van – Toronto-based experimental pop group Hands & Teeth, who released their debut full-length, Hunting Season, last January performed at The Dakota Tavern in Toronto last night with alt-pop band Animal Parts, who is fronted by 25-year old songwriter, Joshua Cockerill, and who celebrated the vinyl release of their new album Six Arms to Hold You, … Continue reading