By: Curtis Sindrey – Unless you’re a casual music fan who goes to one concert a year, earplugs are essential to the live music experience. Gone are the days of cheap foam earplugs, and in its place are affordable high-fidelity earplugs. With the new ER20•XS earplugs by Etymotic Research, music fans can experience a concert with remarkably clear sound … Continue reading
By: Staff – Budweiser and Live Nation Canada today announced that Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre concert venue will be renamed Budweiser Stage beginning this summer. “The Budweiser brand has a long association with music in Canada and around the world, and we look forward to continuing to grow and evolve our music presence in collaboration with Live Nation. Our … Continue reading
By: Maria Popova – Music has a powerful grip on our emotional brain. It can breathe new life into seemingly lifeless minds. But if there is indeed no music instinct, music — not just its creation, but also its consumption — must be an acquired skill. How, then, do we “learn” music beyond merely understanding how it works? How do … Continue reading
Photos by: Scott Penner – Acclaimed Toronto-based pop-rock quartet Barenaked Ladies, who released their eleventh album, Grinning Streak, on June 4 via Vanguard Records, performed the first of three sold-out shows at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, where they performed a variety of hits including “One Week”, “If I Had a Million Dollars”, “Brian … Continue reading
With rapidly changing technologies, there are more music fans than ever before who capture what are always fleeting moments at concerts to post on Instagram. Just look up at any concert to see not the performers on stage but a sea of artificial light. Beyond that, we believe in the power of a great concert photo … Continue reading
Photos by: Neil Van – New York City-based hard rock quartet The Pretty Reckless, who are expected to release their second album, Going To Hell, sometime in late 2013 or early 2014, performed at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on Monday night.
By: Sarah Munn – Like most things, the concert photography world has evolved since its genesis in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Renowned rock photographer, Ethan Russell, who will be showcasing some of his best known works in Richmond Hill on March 1st, has witnessed this first-hand and he recognizes its effects on industry professionals. The … Continue reading