Shannon Reid

Writer. Photographer. Illustrator.
Shannon Reid has written 5 posts for Aesthetic Magazine | Album Reviews, Concert Photography, Interviews, Contests

Concert Review: Digital Dreams Music Festival (Day 1)

By: Shannon Reid (@allisplural) – While Canada Day celebrations were in full bloom last weekend with many migrating north to  Muskoka to make love in canoes, Aesthetic Magazine Toronto bravely ventured into the drug induced bouncy crowds that were as thick as oatmeal. It’s hard not to review this weekend without walking down memory lane in my … Continue reading

Interview: Crystal Fighters’ Graham Dickson On “Cave Rave”, Collaboration And Basque Culture

By: Shannon Reid (@allisplural) – It’s Friday June 15 and with summer in full bloom Toronto is buzzing. The last time Crystal Fighters played their upbeat, eclectic sounds here was last May at Wrongbar; this year they played at The Hoxton for NXNE where they showcased their newest album, Cave Rave. Hours before the show, … Continue reading

Concert Review: Mount Kimbie Unleash Digital Tsunami In Toronto

By: Shannon Reid (@allisplural) – Mount Kimbie activated sonic waves inside The Hoxton in Toronto last night. The English electronic duo, who are touring with like-minded artists Vinyl Williams and Holy Other in support of their new album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, lit up the room as they burst into their set with guitar chip bending reverie, lights became brighter and … Continue reading

Album Review: The National Provides Subtlety And Self-Awareness On ‘Trouble Will Find Me’

By: Shannon Reid (@allisplural) – Brooklyn-based band and indie royalty, The National, is back with more somber vocals and less of an upbeat mainstream sound (compared to 2010’s High Violet) that will win the hearts of the majority. High Violet was responsible for their recent rapid elevating success and growing popularity, putting them on global album charts; but it will … Continue reading

Album Review: Deerhunter Finds the Fluorescence in the Junk with “Monomania”

By: Shannon Reid (@allisplural) – Atlanta, Georgia-based indie rockers Deerhunter are back with a 90’s garage sound that is heard on their new album, Monomania.  It’s a sound that will have fans claiming that they’ve gone back to their grungy-fuzz rock roots; but gender-bending lead singer and guitarist Bradford Cox wouldn’t dream of being that predictable. Since 2005 the original members … Continue reading