Concert Reviews

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Concert Review: The Decembrists @ Sony Centre

By: Curtis Sindrey – Beloved Portland-based indie rock band The Decemberists returned to Toronto’s Sony Centre on May 30th. While the five-piece is best known for their folk-rock singalongs, the group’s new album, I’ll Be Your Girl, sees a band that has embraced New Order and Depeche Mode-influenced synths on new tracks like “Once In My Life”. What … Continue reading

Review: The Longshot @ Horseshoe Tavern

By: Gilles LeBlanc –  Billie Joe Armstrong has been punk’s poster boy for the past 25 years. He’s also been unfairly accused of being a sellout for just as long. How many rockstars can boast about having multiple Grammy AND Tony Awards to their name, not to mention a version of the Rock Band video game? … Continue reading

Concert Review: Bon Jovi @ Air Canada Centre

By: Adam Harrison – A Bon Jovi banner hangs amongst the hockey legends above Toronto’s Air Canada Centre and that’s because no artists has played the venue as many times as they have. Jon Bon Jovi and his band of merry men from the shores of New Jersey made another stop in Toronto as part of their … Continue reading

Photos + Review: Alice In Chains @ Massey Hall

Photos by: David McDonald –  Review by: Adam Harrison – Leather jackets, chain links, and long greasy hair swarmed Toronto’s Massey Hall last night for a sold-out gig with influential grunge rockers Alice In Chains, which served as one of the last shows before the iconic venue will close for renovation for at least two years. But the … Continue reading

Photos + Review: Rick Astley @ The Opera House

Photos by: Tyler Roberts – Review by: Adam Harrison – Toronto’s Opera House was rick-rolled last night as 80s British pop star Rick Astley continued his world tour in support of his newest album, 50, appropriately named after his age at release in 2016. Astley should write a book about his diet or Pilates routine because he looks … Continue reading

Photos + Review: Noel Gallagher @ Sony Centre

Photos by: Julian Avram – Review by: Adam Harrison – Oasis legend, Noel Gallagher, stopped by Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts last night (Feb. 20th) with his High Flying Birds for an evening of rock n’ roll sing-a-longs. Now with a flock of almost a dozen musicians backing him up, the theatre was the perfect venue … Continue reading

Photos + Review: Kid Rock @ Air Canada Centre

Photos by: Joanna Glezakos –  Review by: Adam Harrison – Often the advice is given to young artists to focus their efforts on one interest as to not dilute their brand. Well when it comes to Kid Rock, he sticks up a big middle finger to that advice as over his almost 30-year career he has transcended across the hip-hop, … Continue reading

Photos + Review: Marilyn Manson @ Rebel

Photos by: Joanna Glezakos –  Review by: Adam Harrison – Toronto’s appropriately named venue, Rebel, played host last night to the gothic king himself, Marilyn Manson. Currently supporting his tenth studio album, Heaven Upside Down, Manson is making up dates he cancelled last year after a giant pair of prop pistols crushed him on stage, injuring his leg. The set … Continue reading

Photos + Review: Awolnation @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

Photos by: Joanna Glezakos –  Review by: Adam Harrison – Indie-alternative-electro-dance-rock band, Awolnation, highlighted the weekend at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre last night in support of their latest album, Here Come The Runts. And the venue was full of such runts, in the first of two sold out back-to back nights. Opening the show were UK alt-rock rising stars, … Continue reading

Photos + Review: Avenged Sevenfold @ FirstOntario Centre

Photos & Review by: Adam Harrison – After releasing their first concept album entitled The Stage in 2016, heavy metal kings, Avenged Sevenfold, have continued their world tour into 2018 with a stop at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre as their proverbial stage for January 22nd. This is the band’s second trip to Ontario within six months after an … Continue reading