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Stephen McGill

Stephen McGill has written 130 posts for Aesthetic Magazine | Album Reviews, Concert Photography, Interviews, Contests

Photos: Pouzza Fest 2014 (Day 2) – Laura Stevenson, My Man, Christie Front Drive, + More!

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – The second day of Montreal’s Pouzza Fest featured performances by New York-based indie folk-rock singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson, who released her third album, Wheel, on April 23rd, 2013 via Don Giovanni Records, Toronto-based indie folk pop-rock band My Man, who released their new five-song album, 65 Songs, on April 23rd, … Continue reading

Photos: Pouzza Fest 2014 (Day 1) – The Hold Steady, The Front Bottoms, Junior Battles, and More!

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – The first day of Montreal’s Pouzza Fest began with a slew of solid peformances by acclaimed Brooklyn-based indie rock band The Hold Steady, who released their sixth album, Teeth Dreams, on March 25th, 2014 via Washington Square/Razor & Tie, New Jersey-based indie pop-punk band The Front Bottoms, who released … Continue reading

Photos: CMW 2014 – Brody Dalle, Kennedy Cult @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – Former Distillers, and Spinnerette frontwoman Brody Dalle, who released her solo debut album, Diploid Love, on April 28th, 2014 via Queen of Hearts, which spawned the lead single “Meet the Foetus/Oh the Joy”, performed at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last night for Canadian Music Week (CMW) 2014 with Toronto-based … Continue reading

Photos: EMA, Downtown Boys @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – Erika M. Anderson (aka EMA), who is undoubtedly one of the most blogged about artists right now, and who released her third album, The Future’s Void, on April 8th, 2014 via Matador Records, which features the single “Satellites”, performed at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on May 6th with … Continue reading

Photos: July Talk @ Lee’s Palace

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – Toronto-based indie rock quintet July Talk, who released their self-titled debut album on October 16th, 2012 via White Girl Records, performed the first of two shows at Lee’s Palace in Toronto last night.  (Editor’s Note: If you missed July Talk at Lee’s Palace, you can still catch them at The … Continue reading

Photos: Lo-Fang @ The Drake Hotel

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Lo-Fang — a.k.a. Matthew Hemerlein —who released his debut album, Blue Flim, on February 21st, 2014 via 4AD, and who opened for Lorde during the songstress’ Toronto show in March, performed a solo show at The Drake Hotel last night in support of the album.  

Photos: James Blunt, Oh Honey @ The Danforth Music Hall

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – English singer-songwriter James Blunt, who is best known for his chart-topping 2005 single “You’re Beautiful”, and who released his fourth album, Moon Landing, on October 18th, 2013 via Custard/Atlantic performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night for the first of two shows with Brooklyn-based indie folk … Continue reading

Photos: We Are Scientists, PAWS @ Lee’s Palace

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – New York-based indie rock trio We Are Scientists, who released their fifth album, TV en Francais, on March 3rd, 2014 via 100% Records, which featured guest appearances by  Tim Wheeler (Ash) and Rose Elinor Dougall (The Pipettes), performed at Lee’s Palace in Toronto last night with Glasgow-based indie rock trio PAWS, who are … Continue reading

Photos: Ladyhawk, The Highest Order, Marine Dreams @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – Vancouver-based indie rock quartet Ladyhawk, who released their third album, No Can Do, on October 9th, 2012 via Triple Crown Recordings, their first new LP in four years, performed at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last night with Toronto-based rockers The Highest Order, who released their debut album, If … Continue reading

Photos: The Coathangers, Audacity @ The Silver Dollar

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – Atlanta-based all-female punk quartet The Coathangers, who released their fourth album, Suck My Shirt, this year via Suicide Squeeze Records, and who has toured with the likes of The Black Lips, and The Hiss, performed at The Silver Dollar in Toronto on April 14th with Fullerton, CA-based garage punk band … Continue reading