Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – New Zealand-based indie pop band Broods, who released their second album, Conscious, on June 24th, 2016 via Island/Capitol, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – Post-Hardcore band Pierce The Veil, who released their fourth album, Misadventures, on May 13th, 2016 via Fearless, which featured the singles “The Divine Zero”, “Texas Is Forever”, “Circles”, and “Floral & Fading”, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night with post-hardcore band Falling In Reverse, who will release their fourth album, Coming Home, on April … Continue reading
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – Alt-Rock band Switchfoot, who released their tenth album, When The Light Shines Through, on July 8th, 2016 via Vanguard, which was produced by Switchfoot and John Fields, with whom the band has worked on their breakthrough album The Beautiful Letdown (2003) and its follow-ups, Nothing Is Sound (2005) and Oh! Gravity. (2006), performed at the House of Blues in Chicago last night with Ohio-based … Continue reading
By: Elaisha Green (@elaishajade) – July Talk returned to Toronto last night for an explosive performance on the heels of their new album, Touch (out Sept. 9th via Sleepless/Island/Universal). The crowd packed into the Danforth Music Hall as some rocked bunny ears and others wore unicorn costumes. ‘It feels so good to be home,’ guitarist/vocalist Peter Dreimanis said to the … Continue reading
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – Toronto-based indie rock band July Talk, who released their second album, Touch, on September 9th via Sleepless Records, which featured the single “Push + Pull”, and which will follow up their 2012 self-titled debut album, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night. Read our review here.
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – Alt rock band The Used, who released their sixth album, Imaginary Enemy, on April 1st, 2014 via Hopeless Records, which followed up their 2012 album, Vulnerable, performed the first of two nights last night at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto with Los Angeles-based rock band New Language, whose live lineup consists of Tyler Demorest … Continue reading
By: Alyssa Balistreri, & Shahnoor Ijaz – Firefly was a whirlwind of shattered expectations. After attending several Canadian music festivals, this one completely changed the way I view them. The lineup was incredible. Artists like Death Cab for Cutie, Ludacris, and Blink 182 brought back memories and nostalgia, having the crowd sing their throwbacks at the top of … Continue reading
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – Metalcore band Issues, who will release their second album, Headspace, on May 20th, which will feature the single “The Realest”, and which followed up their 2014 self-titled debut album, which sold over 22,000 copies in its first week, performed at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last night with metalcore band Crown The … Continue reading
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – UK indie rock band Daughter, who released their second album, Not To Disappear, on January 15th, 2016 via 4AD, which featured the singles “Doing the Right Thing”, “Numbers”, and “How”, and which followed up their 2013 debut album, If You Leave, which featured the singles “Smother”, “Human”, and “Youth”, performed at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last … Continue reading
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – Toronto-based indie pop band Young Empires, who released their debut album, The Gates, on September 4th, 2015 via Sony Music Canada, which followed up their 2012 debut EP, Wake All My Youth, which featured mix production by Al-P of MSTRKRFT and Burke Reid, performed at The Mod Club in Toronto last night with UK alt-rock singer-songwriter Banners, … Continue reading