Concert Reviews

Deke Dickerson w/Reverend Horton Heat. (Photo: Steve Danyleyko/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)The Reverend Horton Heat, Nekromantix, The Brains @ The Hoxton

Dallas-based psychobilly trio The Reverend Horton Heat performed at The Hoxton in Toronto with Danish-American psychobilly trio Nekromantix, and Montreal-based psychobilly quartet The Brains.

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Steve Danyleyko | January 21, 2013


Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power @ Kool Haus

Ruston, Louisiana/Athens, Georgia-based lo-fi psychedelic folk quartet Neutral Milk Hotel, who have gained a massive cult following since the 1998 release of their acclaimed album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, performed to a sold-out crowd for the first of two shows at Kool Haus in Toronto.

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Curtis Sindrey | January 20, 2013


B. Dolan. (Photo: Lauren Garbutt/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)B. Dolan, Dead Trash Mob, Frigid Giant @ Duke’s Bohemian Grove 

It was a blustery night in downtown Buffalo, when indie-rapper B. Dolan of Strange Famous Records hit the stage at Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar (affectionately referred to as DBGB’s).

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Lauren Garbutt | January 20, 2013


Skream, Alex Metric, Destructo @ The Hoxton

It was a cold Friday night in Toronto and three party starters from the old school obliged a massive crowd at The Hoxton the only way they knew how.

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Sasha Kalra | January 18, 2013


Tokyo Police Club. (Photo: Scott Penner/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)Tokyo Police Club, Hollerado @ Algonquin Commons Theatre

The oft-seen, but scarce overused, dream double-bill of Hollerado and Newmarket indie-champs Tokyo Police Club stopped at Algonquin College in Ottawa for a comprehensive lesson in indie charm and fun.

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Luke Ottenhof | January 17, 2013


Pixies @ Massey Hall

At the tail end of a globetrotting, two-year-long 20th anniversary tour for Pixies’ debut album, 1989’s Doolittle, fans piled into Massey Hall two nights in a row to celebrate a uniquely deranged album.

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Tom Beedham | January 16, 2013


Toy. (Photo: Julia Marcello/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)Toy, Spires, Beliefs @ The Horseshoe Tavern

TOY made their Canadian debut at The Horseshoe Tavern to an eagerly-anticipating crowd. Joining the UK-based motorik-euphoric band on the road were New York City’s pop-psychedelic Spires, and Toronto’s own shoegaze band Beliefs.

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Patrick Topping | January 15, 2013


Jake Bugg. (Photo: Steve Danyleyko/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)Jake Bugg, Albert Hammond Jr, The Skins @ Sound Academy

English indie rocker Jake Bugg performed at Sound Academy in Toronto with Albert Hammond Jr. (of The Strokes), and Brooklyn-based indie rock quintet The Skins.

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Steve Danyleyko | January 15, 2013


Disclosure. (Photo: Dianna Lee/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)Disclosure, Vic Mensa @ The Danforth Music Hall

English electronic duo and brothers, Disclosure performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto with Chicago-based rapper Vic Mensa.

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Dianna Lee | January 15, 2013


A Great Big World. (Photo: Kayla Baker/Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)A Great Big World @ The Drake Underground

New York City-based indie rock duo A Great Big World performed at The Drake Underground in Toronto.

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Kayla Baker | January 15, 2013


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