Photos by: Morgan Hotston – Soul Rock singer-songwriter Cold Specks, who released her newest album, Fool’s Paradise, on September 22nd, 2017 via Arts & Crafts, which featured the singles “Fool’s Paradise”, and “Wild Card”, which were produced and mixed by long-time collaborator Jim Anderson at Easy Life Studio in Toronto, with Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire performing bass, performed at the Mod … Continue reading
Photos by: Justin Roth – Acclaimed Nova Scotia-based pop-rock artist Joel Plaskett, who released his new album, The Park Avenue Sobriety Test, on March 17th, 2015 via Pheromone Recordings, which follows up his 2012 album, Scrappy Happiness, performed at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto on July 14th as part of the Panamania 2015 concert series celebrating the 2015 Pan Am … Continue reading
By: Staff – Vancouver-based “alt-rock, electro-dance and all-around rad music duo” Dear Rouge are the winners of the 10th annual SOCAN Songwriting Prize for their song “I Heard I Had.” Band members Andrew McTaggart and Danielle McTaggart will receive a $10,000 cash prize, along with a Martin D-16GT acoustic guitar, a Yamaha PSR-S950 keyboard, a $500 Gift Card from Long & McQuade, 20 hours of studio time with Timothy … Continue reading
Photos by: Kevin Leung – Montreal-based soul singer-songwriter Cold Specks, who released her second album, Neuroplasticity, on August 25th via Mute Records/Arts & Crafts, performed at Lee’s Palace in Toronto last night with Montreal-based indie pop band AroarA, who’s members include Andrew Whiteman (Broken Social Scene founding member, Apostle of Hustle guitarist) and Ariel Engle, and who released their … Continue reading
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – Two things happened in the packed basement of the Drake Hotel that gave us a precise snapshot of where things are at for Cold Specks’ career. After a menacing rendition of “Hector”, she gave what felt like an impromptu, acapella version of the Backstreet Boys’ now 15 year-old “I Want it That … Continue reading
Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – Montreal-based soul singer-songwriter Cold Specks, who will release her second album, Neuroplasticity, on August 25th via Mute Records/Arts & Crafts, performed an intimate show at The Drake Hotel in Toronto last night to give fans a taste of her new album.
By: Alex Lee – There were no loud moments in Conor Oberst’s intimate, one-hour show last night at the historic Massey Hall in Toronto. The Bright Eyes frontman embraced a minimal, bittersweet atmosphere that catered to lovers of heartbreaking poetry and a setlist that brimmed with Oberst’s collection of indie-pop-meets-folk. Visually, the stage was practically … Continue reading
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