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Bruce Emberley

Bruce Emberley has written 20 posts for Aesthetic Magazine | Album Reviews, Concert Photography, Interviews, Contests

Photos: The Junction Music Festival 2014 (The Sadies, The Beauties, + More)

Photos by: Bruce Emberley – The 2014 Junction Music Festival took over the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto on September 20th with a line-up that included acclaimed Toronto-based alternative country quartet The Sadies, who released their new album, Internal Sounds, on September 17th, 2013 via Outside Music, Toronto-based alternative country band The Beauties, who released their debut … Continue reading

Photos: The Trews, The Glorious Sons @ The Danforth Music Hall

Photos by: Bruce Emberley – Toronto-based hard rock quartet The Trews, who released their fifth self-titled album on April 22, 2014 via Bumstead, which spawned the single “What’s Fair Is Fair”, performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night with Kingston-based rock quintet The Glorious Sons, who released the Shapeless Art EP last year.  … Continue reading

Photos: Andy Kim Christmas Show @ The MOD Club

Photos by: Bruce Emberley (@thefuzzy8) – Canadian music icon Andy Kim held his annual Christmas show at the MOD Club last night in Toronto to not only celebrate the holidays but to also raise money (over $40,000) for CAMH – an organization to raise awareness for mental and depression disorders. Throughout the night, Kim a variety of some of … Continue reading

Photos: Sleigh Bells, Doldrums @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

Photos by: Bruce Emberley – Brooklyn-based noise pop duo Sleigh Bells, who released their second album, Bitter Rivals, on October 8th via Mom + Pop Music, performed at The   Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night with Toronto-based electronic artist Doldrums (aka Airick Woodhead), who after releasing a burst of 7″ releases and a VHS … Continue reading

Photos: Hillside Music Festival (Day 3) – Whitehorse, Wintersleep, Fucked Up + More

Photos by: Bruce Emberley (@thefuzzy8) – The third and final day of the Hillside Music Festival in Guelph, ON, featured performances by Hamilton-based folk duo Whitehorse, Halifax-based indie rock quintet Wintersleep, singer-songwriter Hayden, Toronto-based hardcore punk sextet Fucked Up, Toronto-based chamber folk/alternative quintet The Wilderness of Manitoba, Sonic Youth alum Lee Ranaldo Band, folk-rock singer-songwriter Martha … Continue reading

Photos: Hillside Music Festival (Day 2) – The Lowest of the Low, The Pack A.D., The Darcys + More

Photos by: Bruce Emberley (@thefuzzy8) – The second day of the Hillside Music Festival in Guelph, ON, featured Toronto-based ’90s alternative rock sextet The Lowest of the Low, Vancouver-based garage rock duo The Pack A.D., Toronto-based indie rock quartet The Darcys, who will release their new album, Warring, on September 17th, Calgary-based quartet Reuben and … Continue reading

Photos: Hillside Music Festival (Day 1) – World Party, Said The Whale, METZ + More

Photos by: Bruce Emberley (@thefuzzy8) – The 30th anniversary of the Hillside Music Festival kicked off at Guelph Lake Island in Guelph, ON, last Friday with performances from British pop/alternative rock band World Party, which features former member of The Waterboys Karl Wallinger, and who are best known for both their debut hit single ” “Ship Of Fools”, … Continue reading

Photos: NXNE Day 3 – The National, Hayden, Sloan, CTZNSHP, The Superfriendz

Photos by: Bruce Emberley (@thefuzzy8) – On day 3 of NXNE, we caught the much talked about performances at Yonge and Dundas Square featuring Montreal-based fuzz-pop trio CTZNSHP, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Hayden, who performed at Arts & Crafts Field Trip Festival last weekend and The National, whose new album, Trouble Will Find Me, was released to critical acclaim. In addition, we also covered … Continue reading

Photos: NXNE Day 2 – White Cowbell Oklahoma, Public Animal, The Dirty Nil, Stella Ella Ola

Photos by: Bruce Emberley (@thefuzzy8) – During the 2nd night of NXNE, legendary Canadian rock armada White Cowbell Oklahoma and the debut performance of Toronto/Ottawa based hard rock quartet Public Animal, who lifted their name from an Alice Cooper and features Canadian rocker Ian Blurton, all took place at Lee’s Palace, while Hamilton-based punk rockers The Dirty Nil and Toronto-based surf/garage/pop/country quartet Stella Ella Ola, … Continue reading

Photos: NXNE Day 1 – The Maladies of Adam Stokes, Samantha Martin and the Haggard

Photos by: Bruce Emberley (@thefuzzy8) – Toronto-based folk/rock sextet The Maladies of Adam Stokes, who released their debut LP ‘City of Trees’, in late 2012, performed at The Horseshoe Tavern last night as part of NXNE, while Toronto-based country/blues quartet Samantha Martin and the Haggard, who is a regular performer at The Dakota Tavern, performed at The Supermarket.   … Continue reading