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! In a brand new episode, Dakota chats with Martha Kehoe and Joan … Continue reading
By: Staff – On Thursday night (Feb 18), President & CEO of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, Deane Cameron, presented Blue Rodeo with the second-ever Massey Hall Honours Award as they kicked off the first of two sold-out shows at Toronto’s Massey Hall. The inaugural award was presented to Gordon Lightfoot in November 2014. The Award celebrates … Continue reading
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – There were plenty of stories surrounding the lineup for the 2015 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic. Some were heartbreaking, like the story of Kathleen Edwards’ stolen 1957 Les Paul Junior. Some were triumphant, like the story of headliner Arkells’ double Juno victory. Some were even controversial, like the last-minute removal of Iron and Wine due … Continue reading
Photos by: Orest Dorosh – Some 4,000 music fans visited Christie Lake in Hamilton, ON on August 29th for the annual Greenbelt Harvest Picnic, which featured performances by Hamilton-based alt rock band Arkells, who released their third album, High Noon, on August 5th, 2014 via Universal Music Canada/Dine Alone Records, Toronto-based folk-rock singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen (aka Bahamas), who released his … Continue reading
Photos by: Staff – Iconic Canadian folk-rock-country singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, who released his newest live album, All Live, on April 17th, 2012 via Rhino Records, which was recorded between 1998 and 2001 at Massey Hall in Toronto, performed at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa last night.
By: Calum Slingerland – On the fifth and final day of the Ottawa Folk Festival, the crowd was treated to a variety of esteemed performers in reggae band The Wailers, who performed with reggae icon Bob Marley until his death in 1981, Canadian folk icon Gordon Lightfoot, along with North Carolina-based old-time string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, … Continue reading