Adam R. Harrison

Adam R. Harrison has written 40 posts for Aesthetic Magazine | Album Reviews, Concert Photography, Interviews, Contests

Toronto Transformed Into a Galaxy Far Far Away for ComiCon 2014

By: Adam Harrison (@AdamRHarrison) – Superheroes, wizards and villains flooded downtown Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre once again for this year’s Toronto ComiCon. The convention spanned three days and two floors of the convention centre. One floor featured seminars and celebrity Q&A sessions and the other was the massive galleria of artists, vendors and autograph booths. Dozens of vendors from all … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: Young The Giant @ Kool Haus

By: Adam Harrison (@AdamRHarrison) – Young was the crowd and giant was the sound at Kool Haus on Friday night when Californian indie rockers, Young the Giant, brought their sophomore album, Mind Over Matter, to Toronto. They opened their 90-minute set with the same three songs that mimic the start of the new album, including their latest single “It’s About Time”, … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: The Cult @ The Danforth Music Hall

By: Adam Harrison (@AdamRHarrison) – It was ‘80s throwback night in Toronto as The Cult brought Electric to the Danforth Music Hall last night, as they played their classic 1987 album in its entirety, plus a selection of hits. The capacity crowd gave the band from Bradford, England a warm welcome, despite the frustration from starting their set 45-minutes late. They opened … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: Pink, The Hives @ Air Canada Centre

By: Adam Harrison (@AdamRHarrison) – Toronto’s Air Canada Centre glowed in pink last night as pop rocker Pink brought back her “Truth About Love” tour for the second of three concerts, scratch that, productions this year to the arena. Opening the evening were the charismatic, Swedish garage punk band, The Hives. A band deserving of … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: Stereophonics @ The Danforth Music Hall

By: Adam Harrison – Fans united Wednesday night at the Danforth Music Hall for one of Britain’s finest exports, Welsh post-britpop quartet Stereophonics, who are tremendously popular in the UK but have largely flown under the radar in North America, made a rare appearance in Toronto (five years since a festival appearance and nine years since their … Continue reading

New Beginnings: An Interview With Device’s David Draiman

By: Adam Harrison (@AdamRHarrison) –  It is often the case with rock stars that the clothing doesn’t make the man; a truer statement could not be made for singer-songwriter, David Draiman. Best known for his seventeen years serving as the mastermind behind heavy metal band, Disturbed, he’s a man who is not afraid to explore … Continue reading

Photos: Alice In Chains @ Molson Amphitheatre

By: Adam Harrison (@AdamRHarrison) – Seattle grunge survivors Alice In Chains, who released their fifth studio album (second album with new frontman William DuVall, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, in May, headlined the Toronto stop of the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival @ Molson Amphitheatre on Tuesday night.

Concert Review + Photos: Gigantour 2013 @ Molson Amphitheatre

By: Adam Harrison (@AdamRHarrison) – Heavy metal legends gathered last Sunday at Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre for the 2013 edition of Dave Mustaine’s Gigantour. Five superstar bands that Mustaine handpicked travelled through North America for most of the summer with a final stop in Toronto. Unfortunately these icons didn’t quite get the audience they deserve, playing to a venue that … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: Imagine Dragons Get Radioactive at Toronto’s Echo Beach

By: Adam Harrison (@AdamRHarrison) – Toronto got “Radioactive” Monday night as Las Vegas-based indie rockers Imagine Dragons lit up Echo Beach. The band has come a long way in just a year and one album, now playing to a sold out crowd of 6,500 passionate and youthful fans. The screams echoed across the beach all … Continue reading

Concert Review: The Heavy, The Silent Comedy @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

By: Adam Harrison (@AdamRHarrison) – Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre got a little funky on Wednesday night as English neo soul rockers, The Heavy, famous for their commercial hit “How You Like Me Now?” dropped by to show off their newest album, The Glorious Dead. San Diego-based folk rockers, The Silent Comedy, opened the show. All those unaware … Continue reading