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Album Review: Holy Oker – “Diamonds” EP

By: Brock Lewis –       On the debut synth-pop EP Diamonds from Holy Oker, Greg Bevis, the drummer best known for his work with Bear Mountain, mixes dark lyrics with catchy hooks, proving his talent and passion through six tracks that evoke a sense of inspiration. Holy Oker achieves a cinematic experience with his initial foray into pop music. Bevis strongly presents the themes of … Continue reading

Contest: Win 2 Tickets to Coheed and Cambria in Toronto!

  Date: October 1st – Doors at 7pm // Show at 8pm Location: Kool Haus Opener: Thank You Scientist  You can enter only once via one of the following entry methods: Follow Aesthetic Magazine on Twitter and tweet the following message: Contest: Win 2 Tickets to @Coheed and Cambria in #Toronto! | Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT. | @LiveNationON | http://t.co/3z3UNsjD3FContinue reading

Photos: The Wooden Sky @ Sonic Boom

Photos by: André Varty –  Toronto-based indie rock band The Wooden Sky, who released their fourth album, Let’s Be Ready, on September 2nd, 2014 via Chelsea Records (their own label), performed a special in-store set at Sonic Boom’s Bathurst location, which might serve as the record store’s final in-store event before their move to their new … Continue reading

Album Review: The Wooden Sky – “Let’s Be Ready”

By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) –     Toronto’s the Wooden Sky have undertaken big changes, culminating in the release of their new album Let’s Be Ready. After founding their own label imprint – Chelsea Records – the band enlisted Chris Stringer of Timber Timbre as producer to capture their notoriously raw live energy while creating a more stripped-down … Continue reading

Photos: Lindsey Stirling @ Kool Haus

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – California-based violinist Lindsey Stirling, who was a quarter-finalist on America’s Got Talent season five, and who released her second album, Shatter Me, on April 29th, 2014 via Lindseystomp-Decca-Universal Music, performed at Kool Haus last night in support of the album.  

Gazing Ahead – An Interview with Tearjerker

By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) –   On a particularly sunny afternoon, Aesthetic Magazine’s Daniel Gerichter chatted with Micah Bonte of Toronto-based indie rock/shoegaze band Tearjerker. The band formed in 2006 with Bonte, Trevor Hawkins and Taylor Shute, and championed a DIY aesthetic across their crinkly, surging and atmospheric singles, EP’s and full-length albums. On their first release for SQE Music, Hiding, the band has put … Continue reading

Album Review: Sharon Van Etten – “Are We There”

By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) –       Epics come in all shapes, sizes and moods. Sharon Van Etten’s Are We There, the newest album from the Brooklynite, is a grandiose and sweeping journey through the ruins of a long-demolished romance. The album impresses that Van Etten has made huge leaps as an artist since 2012’s Tramp, and found inner resolve in an … Continue reading

Photos: Eels @ Winter Garden Theatre

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – California-based alternative rock band Eels, who released their eleventh album, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, on April 21st, 2014 via Vagrant Records, performed at Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto last night in support of the album. Set-List: 1. Where I’m At 2. When You Wish Upon a Star (Leigh … Continue reading

Photos: Tegan and Sara @ TD Music Cafe

Photos by: Krystle Merrow –  JUNO Award winning indie rock duo Tegan and Sara, who released their seventh album, Heartthrob, on January 29th, 2013 via Vapor/Warner Bros., dazzled onlookers as they played an intimate lunch-time performance and participated in a Q&A with Q with Jian Ghomeshi host Jian Ghomeshi in downtown Toronto yesterday at the TD Music Cafe … Continue reading

Photos: Failure @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club

Photos by: Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) – Newly reunited LA-based alternative rock band Failure, who were originally active from 1990 to 1997, who released their first new song since their 1996 album, Fantastic Planet, called “Come Crashing”, and who are expected to release their fourth album in early 2015, their first new album in eighteen years, performed … Continue reading

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