Photos by: Curtis Sindrey – Photos by: Alyssa Balistreri – Day two of the 2017 Wayhome Festival took place on July 29th at Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte, ON, which featured performances by Grammy Award-winning alt-rock band Imagine Dragons, who released their third album, Evolve, on June 23rd, 2017 via Interscope, Australian indie pop singer-songwriter Vance Joy, hip-hop artist Schoolboy Q, punk rock … Continue reading
Photos by: Angelo Marchini (@AngelMarchini) – Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist Schoolboy Q, who released his fourth album, Blank Face, on July 8th via Top Dawg/Interscope, performed at the Sound Academy in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Panorama Music Festival – Day one of the 2016 Panorama Music Festival on Randall’s Island in New York City on July 22nd featured performances by indie rock band Arcade Fire, who released their forth album, Reflektor, on October 28th, 2013, hip-hop artist DJ Khaled, who will release his new album, Major Key, on July 29th, which will have … Continue reading
By: Emmett Robinson Smith – It’s refreshing – and at times jarring – to listen to Schoolboy Q in the context of his peers. His vivid observations and nasty braggadocio make his realism and immediacy contrast the likes of Kendrick Lamar, who deals largely in metaphor, and Drake, who postures as the god of … Continue reading
Photos by: Amy Buck – Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist Schoolboy Q, who will release his fourth album, Blank Face, on July 8th via Top Dawg/Interscope, which will follow up his released his 2014 album, Oxymoron, performed at the Port Lands in Toronto on June 17th as part of NXNE 2016 with rapper Ghostface Killah, who is best known … Continue reading
Photos by: Kari Terzino, Reagan Hackleman, Roger Ho, Greg Giannukos, & Dave Mead – Day one of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 in Austin, Texas on November 6th featured performances by Scottish electronic band Chvrches, who released their second album, Every Open Eye, on September 25th, 2015 via Virgin/Glassnote, which follows up their 2013 debut album, The Bones of What You … Continue reading
Photos by: Steven Shepherd – Day two of the 2015 Squamish Music Festival featured performances by UK pop/soul/R&B singer-songwriter Sam Smith, who released his debut album, In The Lonely Hour, on May 26th, 2014, Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist Schoolboy Q, who released his third album, Oxymoron, on February 25th, 2014 via Top Dawg/Interscope, Chicago-based rapper Chance The … Continue reading
Photos by: Victoria Charko (@victoriacharko) – Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist Schoolboy Q, who released his third album, Oxymoron, on February 25th, 2014 via Top Dawg/Interscope, which featured collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, ASAP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, 2 Chainz, Jay Rock, and Kurupt, among others, performed at the Sound Academy in Toronto on November 21st.
By: Robert Liwanag – Abel Tesfaye didn’t toil away like most artists do – he went from mysterious figure posting tracks onto YouTube to singular figure in R&B in a relatively short time period. It did, however, take some time for the Weeknd to build a reputation as a live act. How can you possibly replicate such dark, intimate, moody sounds in a larger, rowdier … Continue reading