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Photos + Review: Roger Waters @ Scotiabank Arena

Photos by: Julian Avram – Review by: Curtis Sindrey – “If you’re one of those ‘I love Pink Floyd, but I can’t stand Roger Waters’ politics’ people, you might do well to fuck off to the bar right now,” said a graphic on the gigantic video screens that filled the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto last night (July … Continue reading

Photos + Review: Deftones, Gojira @ Budweiser Stage

By: Curtis Sindrey – Acclaimed alt-metal band Deftones brought their 2022 tour to Toronto’s Budweiser Stage last night (May 22nd) for what was a hard-hitting, intense, yet beautiful performance. The band, consisting of frontman Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter (who was replaced by Lance Jackman on this night), drummer Abe Cunningham, turntablist/keyboardist Frank Delgado, and touring … Continue reading

Concert Review: Girl Talk Brings the Catharsis, and the Party to Toronto

By: Curtis Sindrey – Mashup king Girl Talk brought his first tour in nine years to a sold-out Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night (April 5th). As is standard with all Girl Talk performances, there was also plenty of balloons, confetti, and good vibes.  With Ontario mask mandates getting the axe, and with COVID-19 … Continue reading

Concert Review: The Brian Jonestown Massacre Showcase New Album, Old Favourites in Toronto

By: Curtis Sindrey – If The Brian Jonestown Massacre (BJM) don’t make you want to pick up a guitar (or tambourine) and jam with your friends, you’re dead inside. BJM is vintage, yet modern. They sound like they could be a 70s band, but would fit perfectly fine on a Coachella stage. Their unique sensibilities, … Continue reading

Concert Review: Arkells @ Budweiser Stage

By: Curtis Sindrey – It was a Saturday night in a world of possibilities as Arkells took the stage last night (Aug. 14) at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage for their second of three shows dubbed the “Arkells Long Weekend.”  In one of their first shows in over 500 days, the Hamilton-based band brought along an optimistic outlook … Continue reading

Concert Review: Waterparks “Anti-Tour” Livestream

By: Jessica Nakamoto – Whether music is your pastime or your entire personality (no judgement, we understand!), artist livestreams have been an absolute lifeline this past year and a half. Yet, with the recent surge in online shows, comes the inevitable reality that viewers have been exposed to everything from small acoustic sets on the patio, … Continue reading

Review: Cirque du Soleil’s “Alegría in a New Light” is a Joyful and Breathtaking Experience

By: Curtis Sindrey – Cirque du Soleil has once again returned to Toronto for another series of captivating performances under the big top with a modern update to their classic touring show Alegría. Alegría in a New Light tells the centuries-old tale of old vs. new as a dynamic power struggle emerges to determine the true king. … Continue reading

Review: Nick Cave @ Convocation Hall

By: Curtis Sindrey – Last night, Nick Cave treated both long-time and new fans alike to a unique Q&A session and performance at Convocation Hall in Toronto where the near capacity crowd had the opportunity to ask the iconic rock singer just about anything, including his relationship with PJ Harvey, the current state of music, and … Continue reading

Photos + Review: Thom Yorke @ Scotiabank Arena

Photos and Review by: Curtis Sindrey – Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke brought his Anima world tour to Scotiabank Arena in Toronto last night (Sept. 27th) in what can be best described as a rave meets a rock concert. The album, which Yorke released in June 2019 via XL,  and his performance, encapsulated the essence of his … Continue reading

Photos + Recap: Sled Island 2019 – Julien Baker, Japanese Breakfast, JPEGMAFIA, Hop Along

By: Curtis Sindrey – Visiting Calgary is an experience not like any other. At first glance, it looks like your typical bustling western Canadian city. But with a booming economy and a thriving arts scene, Calgary has cemented itself as a go-to destination. Every June, music fans descend on Calgary for the city’s annual Sled Island Music … Continue reading

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