Photos by: Dianna Lee – Acclaimed Toronto-based singer-songwriter Jason Collett wrapped up his seventh annual “Basement Revue” at Adelaide Hall in Toronto last night with guests that included acclaimed Canadian poet Margaret Atwood, who on this night was backed by Toronto-based alt country quartet The Sadies, Montreal-based singer-songwriter Rae Spoon, Canadian columnist Tabatha Southey, feminist art collective Guerrilla Girls, … Continue reading
Photos by: Dianna Lee – Montreal-based indie rocker Mac DeMarco, who released his debut album, 2, last October via Captured Tracks, which was a longlisted nominee for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize, performed at The Hoxton in Toronto last night with Toronto-based shoegaze/indie-pop quartet Elsa, who released their new EP, I Do, last month via Mike Haliechuk’s (Fucked Up) … Continue reading
Photos by: Dianna Lee – Vancouver-based synthpop quintet and 2013 Polaris Prize shortlisters Young Galaxy, who released their fourth album, Ultrasubmarine, on April 23 via Paper Bag Records, performed at The Hoxton in Toronto last night with Toronto-based power pop band Alvvays, which features The Rankin Family’s Molly Rankin, former Two Hours Traffic vocalist/guitarist Alec O’Hanley and … Continue reading
Photos by: Dianna Lee – Vancouver-based Orchestral dark pop quintet The Belle Game, who released their debut LP, Ritual Tradition Habit, on April 16th via Boompa Records/Bella Union, performed at The Drake Hotel in Toronto last night with Vancouver-based electronic quartet Bear Mountain, which began as a solo project by frontman and vocalist Ian Bevis, and who released … Continue reading
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 – Toronto-based synth-pop band Austra, who released their second studio album, Olympia, in June via Paper Bag Records, performed at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night with Toronto-based psychedelic-shoegaze-pop-punk band Rituals, who released their second EP, Mesmerized, in April via Mike Haliechuk (Fucked up) and Carey Kurtins’ (Belham Music Management/Dine … Continue reading
Photos by: Dianna Lee – Toronto-based electronic pop quartet DIANA celebrated the release of their debut album Perpetual Surrender, which was released in August via Jagjaguwar, with a album release show at The Great Hall in Toronto last night with 23-year-old Brooklyn-based electronic artist Empress Of, who released her first album, Systems EP, in April via Grizzly Bear-bassist Chris … 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.