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Interview: DVSN on Their Creative Process, Staying Inspired, & Mentoring Emerging Canadian Artists With “First Up with RBCxMusic”

By: Sasha Lindsay – The R&B duo DVSN, consisting of singer Daniel Daley and producer Paul ‘Nineteen85’ Jefferies talk about their creative process, staying inspired and making art in a bubble during the COVID-19 pandemic. They address mentorship, community outreach and the importance of being ambassadors for First Up with RBCxMusic, for emerging Canadian artists. Citing … Continue reading

Interview: Dr. Chris Gibbs Talks Return of Live Music, Socially Distanced Concerts, & The Future of Entertainment

By: Sasha Lindsay – Dr. Chris Gibbs, Chair, School of Creative Industries, Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University discusses the roadmap to recovery for live events, touches on nostalgia’s role in increased digital revenue, the theatrical side that is emerging in live events, how music and community will still thrive with safety measures being met … Continue reading

Dark Days for Toronto’s Live Music Venues: New Study Finds Venues at Risk of Closure

By: Staff – A new study measuring the economic and cultural impact of Toronto’s live music venues was released today at a virtual news conference by the City of Toronto and the Canadian Live Music Association. The long-awaited study entitled Re:Venues: A Case and Path Forward for Toronto’s Live Music Industry, outlines the contributions and status of … Continue reading

Podcast: Dakota Arsenault of Contra Zoom Talks Media Consumption During Quarantine

By: Staff – In a new feature to Aesthetic Magazine, we are proud to announce that we are the new presenting partner for Toronto-based film podcast Contra Zoom. Your host, Dakota Arsenault, goes in depth about everything film; from lists, to reviews, and more! On this episode Royce Benson returns after guesting on the Top Ten … Continue reading

Waxahatchee Announces Full Album Livestream Series

By: Staff – In the wake of her postponed spring tour, Waxahatchee has announced a series of livestreams that will take her through her entire discography. A full schedule and rundown is below. Tickets $15 per show and $50 for the entire series. Katie had this to say about the shows: “I’m announcing a run … Continue reading

Brett Kissel Announces Drive-In Country Music Concert

By: Staff – Tough times don’t last, tough people do. Those words have never been more relevant as the world faces the challenges of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Together with Safeway Canada, Brett Kissel has announced ‘Brett Kissel – Live at the Drive-In,’ a social distancing drive-in country music concert taking place on Saturday, June … Continue reading

July Talk Announces Toronto Drive-In Theatre Concerts

By: Staff – Toronto’s July Talk has always straddled the line between cinema and rock and roll, which makes the setting for the band’s first post-lockdown concert – a drive-in movie theatre – just the ticket. The event, the first of its kind announced in Canada, will bring one of the country’s best live bands … Continue reading

Interview: 7 Music Photographers and How They’re Coping During COVID-19

By: Curtis Sindrey – As the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate the world, the music photography community, along with the music industry as a whole, has been heavily impacted as music venues close and tours are postponed. With an end not quite in sight, photographers are forced to adapt to this “new normal” as they struggle to … Continue reading

Dashboard Confessional Announces Charity Livestream

By: Staff – Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba today announced he’ll host a career-spanning charity livestream set on April 28th at 8pm EDT/5pm PDT. All profits will benefit the Music HealthAlliance, which today announced its partnership with the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project. Spotify will match donations to its partner organizations dollar-for-dollar up to a total … Continue reading

Car Seat Headrest Announce New Album “Making A Door Less Open”, Unveil New Video for “Hollywood”

By: Staff – Car Seat Headrest have unveiled a new song, “Hollywood” alongside a Sabrina Nichols-directed video and an acoustic version of the song, watch it below. “Hollywood” is taken from the band’s forthcoming new album Making A Door Less Open, set for release May 1st on Matador Records. “This song is about Hollywood as a … Continue reading