whatthemehek has written 11 posts for Aesthetic Magazine | Album Reviews, Concert Photography, Interviews, Contests

Concert Review + Photos: Coeur de Pirate, Bry Webb @ Massey Hall

By: Mehek Seyid (@whatthemehek) – At the second installment of Live at Massey Hall, a concert series celebrating Canadian talent from across the country, Quebec-based singer-songwriter Beatrice Martin enchanted the audience at the historic hall and performed old favourites and new additions to her catalogue under the artist name, Coeur de Pirate. Martin’s brand of melancholic but upbeat folk-pop … Continue reading

Concert Review: CMW 2014 – SiriusXM Indies 2014 @ Kool Haus

By: Mehek Seyid (@whatthemehek) – The 14th annual Independent Music Awards (also known as The Indies) took place last night in Toronto at Kool Haus to celebrate some of the best and most promising Canadian talent. Performers at the SiriusXM sponsored event included Ponctuation, The Strumbellas, Born Ruffians, Mounties, Hollerado, The Hidden Cameras and Little Dragon, the last of whom exceeded expectations with a … Continue reading

Concert Review: CMW 2014 – Odesza, Astr, Elizabeth Rose, Matty Boh @ Tattoo Toronto

By: Mehek Seyid (@whatthemehek) – As another year of Canadian Music Week draws closer a close, the music festival crowds proved tireless at Tattoo Parlour last night, where Seattle-based electronic duo Odesza performed to a sold-out Toronto crowd. “Hi. We’re from Seattle and we’re going to play some weird shit,” said  Clayton Knight before diving into their set. It was … Continue reading

Concert Review: Ingrid Michaelson, Alternate Routes, Storyman @ The Danforth Music Hall

By: Mehek Seyid (@whatthemehek) – The best shows are the ones where the artist and the audience engage with one another; the atmosphere instantly becomes more comfortable and fans experience the artist in a more personable manner. Such was the case last night for the fans of indie-pop singer Ingrid Michaelson during her Lights Out tour stop at the Danforth Music Hall. After opening her … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: Meek Mill @ Kool Haus

By: Mehek Seyid (@whatthemehek) – Last night, Meek Mill rolled through Toronto to perform at the Kool Haus in support of his latest mixtape, Dreamchasers 3. Unfortunately, fans had to endure a near-two hour delay before the doors even opened, consequently resulting in an extremely late show. It really tested the patience of Meek Mill’s Canadian … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: Charli XCX, Kitten @ Wrongbar

By: Mehek Seyid (@whatthemehek) – Charli XCX, a twenty-one year-old UK-native, is one of many who have trickled through the cyber floodgates. Her story is similar to the makings of other new, internet-based artists. Over the past few years she has quietly developed a fan base, recording her first album at the age of fourteen and … Continue reading

Album Review: Shad – “Flying Colours”

By: Mehek Seyid (@whatthemehek) – On “Stylin’”, the lead single from Shad’s forthcoming album Flying Colours, out October 15th, featuring Saukrates, he comments, “I got fans that say, ‘Oh hey Shad, I hate rap but I like you/Well I hate that, but I like you/ At least, I like that you like me”. It is an encompassing statement … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: Jhené Aiko, Souls of Mischief @ Manifesto Festival

By: Mehek Seyid (@whatthemehek) –  It was a clash of the new spirit and the old school last night in Toronto at the seventh annual Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture. Headlining the day’s festivities were R&B up-and-comer Jhené Aiko and hip-hop veterans Souls of Mischief, who performed to a packed crowd under the bright lights and chilly air … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: AlunaGeorge, Supreme Cuts @ The Hoxton

By: Mehek Seyid (@whatthemehek) – Mondays are usually quite drab, so finding the right pick-me-up makes all the difference to starting the week off on the right note. The handful of concert-goers at last night’s AlunaGeorge’s show chose wisely as the UK export delivered a short but incredibly fun performance at The Hoxton in Toronto that will surely … Continue reading

Album Review: The Darcys – “Warring”

By: Mehek Seyid (@whatthemehek) – Toronto-based quartet The Darcys close out their trilogy of albums with their strongest effort to date. Their new album, Warring, out September 17th via Arts & Crafts, not only solidifies The Darcys’ potential to become indie darlings beyond Canadian borders, but it also proves that taking more time to work on a project can result … Continue reading

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