Photos by: Mike Fowler – Acclaimed folk-pop singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright, who released her newest album, Goodnight City, on November 11th, 2016 via Cadence Music, which featured guest appearances by Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Glen Hansard, Michael Ondaatje, Beth Orton, and members of the McGarrigle and Wainwright families, performed at the Mod Club in Toronto last night.
For the third year in a row, we are proud to share our year-end list for the best albums of 2014. We invited our team of contributors to share a few sentences about their selections: many identify with their top picks on a personal level where the music is a soundtrack to their year; for … Continue reading
Photos by: Katie Kuropas – Day two of the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival featured performances by New York City-based noise pop artist St. Vincent, who released her eponymous fifth studio album (and fourth solo album) on February 24th, 2014 via Loma Vista/Republic, D.C-born and L.A.-based experimental R&B singer Kelela, experimental pop band tUnE-yArDs, who released their third album, Nikki Nack, on … Continue reading
Photos by: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) – Toronto-based pop-rock band Weaves, who released their new self-titled EP on April 1st, 2014 via Buzz Records, performed at Massey Hall on June 21st as part of NXNE 2014 when the opened for experimental pop band, tUnE-yArDs, who released their third album, Nikki Nack, on May 5th, 2014 via 4AD.
By: Jennifer Perkin – Our NXNE 2014 coverage continues with reviews of experimental pop band tUnE-yArDs, who released their third album, Nikki Nack, on May 5th, 2014 via 4AD, at Massey Hall, New York City-based parody band The Pizza Underground, which features former child actor Macaulay Culkin, at Lee’s Palace, and Toronto-based experimental electronic rock band Fresh … Continue reading
By: Rebecca M. Williams (@rebeccapeppers) – Music festival fanatics rejoice! Summer is finally here, and NXNE is just around the corner. The interactive, all-inclusive music, film, comedy and art festival will take place June 13-22, and festival-goers can soak up all of the music, comedy and art against a backdrop of the Toronto skyline. Festival lightweights … Continue reading
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – Nikki Nack, the eagerly-anticipated third album from New England’s tUnE yArDs, proves that, while there is a fine line between ‘performance art’ and ‘listenable music’, ringleader Merrill Garbus is busily dancing all over it. Now beyond “experimentation for the sake of experimentation”, Nikki Nack finds Garbus firmly in the creative driver’s seat. The album goes to its usual lengths to sound chaotic, frantic, … Continue reading
By: Curtis Sindrey – “Thanks for being a great city,” said tUnE-yArDs frontwoman Merrill Garbus last night at the Phoenix in Toronto, who once again wore an eccentric outfit, this time with a modest black dress and rings that stood at attention on her shoulders. The show, according to Garbus, is “our last dozen shows until … Continue reading