Wayhome announces 2016 line-up: LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire and The Killers to headline

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February 9, 2016
Wayhome main stage fans - photo Brian Banks

RepublicLive has announced the line-up for Wayhome 2016. LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire and The Killers are set to headline Wayhome this summer on the weekend of July 22-24. Also on the bill are Mac DeMarco, Chvrches, Major Lazer, M83, HAIM and Beirut. The first Wayhome festival took place last July in Oro-Medonte, Ontario and was a...
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Album review: AA Wallace – In Alpha Zones

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February 7, 2016
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Title: In Alpha Zones Artist: AA Wallace Record Label: Culvert Music Date: 
January 2016 In one word: Feel   AA Wallace is full of neon lights and nylon jackets. Just a bunch of people who get home from the Michael Jackson virtual concert and decide to go glow in the dark roller-skating. It sounds really happy but...
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Gig Review – Wintersleep lays down some dreams at the Drake, Toronto

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January 17, 2016
Wintersleep at the Drake, Toronto - photo Shaun Fitl

Who: Wintersleep Where: The Drake Underground, Toronto When: 14 January 2016 In one word: Swell Wintersleep were at The Drake Underground Thursday night playing tracks from their prospective March release The Great Detachment. It was a cold, wet night. The streets were filled with that hazy colour pollution coming off the machines in the street but The...
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FIVE+ NYE: An Amazonian New Year’s Party In Toronto – Review and photos

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January 2, 2016
FIVE+ NYE: An Amazonian New Year’s Party In Toronto – Review and photos

A good old sit down… Revellers chill out at FIVE+ Amazonian-themed NYE party What: FIVE+ NYE Party Where: Kuda, Toronto When: 31 December 2015 In one word: Sensory With over 100 events across Toronto New Year’s Eve typically serves as an excuse to behave badly, lose inhibition and wake up next to a bottle of extra strength ASA....
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Matthew Good at Hamilton Place Theatre – Review and photos

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December 18, 2015
Matthew Good at Hamilton Place Theatre - photo Shaun Fitl, Music Vice

Matthew Good on stage at Hamilton Place Theatre Who: Matthew Good Where: Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton When: 17 December 2015 In one word: Joyous Matthew Good’s performance at Hamilton Place on Thursday began with a similar but alternative tone with Scott Helman’s band taking the stage and delivering an energetic, youthful set. The rowdy enthusiasm made the...
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Half Moon Run at the Mod Club, Toronto – Gig review

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December 18, 2015
Conor of Half Moon Run on stage last night at Virgin Mobile Mod Club in Toronto - photo Brian Banks, Music Vice

Who: Half Moon Run Where: Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto When: 17 December 2015 In one word: Happiness There are few things that when lined up properly, allow me to fully enjoy my concert-going experience on a work night: 1. Good band – preferably of the indie-oriented, folk-infused, prog-rock ilk. 2. Good venue – preferably of the wooden-floored,...
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Pop Evil at The Phoenix, Toronto – Gig review

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December 2, 2015
Pop Evil at the Phoenix, Toronto - photo Shaun Fitl, Music Vice

Who: Pop Evil Where: The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto When: 1 December In one word: Supreme Pop Evil delivered an excellent set at The Phoenix on Tuesday night and satisfied many Torontonians’ cravings for the darker side of hard rock. What could be better than solos with that wah pedal that sounds like frequencies are exploding into...
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Bahamas at Massey Hall, Toronto – Gig review

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December 1, 2015
Bahamas

Who: Bahamas Where: Massey Hall, Toronto When: 27 November 2015 In one word: Breathtaking Bahamas graced the stage of Massey Hall on Friday as a part of the Massey Hall Season 3 concert and film series. The band entered the stage in a blackout, and opened the show with “Lost in the Light” in a dimmed light....
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The Elwins at the Great Hall, Toronto – Gig review and photos

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November 30, 2015
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Who: The Elwins, Spells of Vertigo, Heyrocco Where: The Great Hall, Toronto When: 26 November 2015 In one word: Lively The show started off with a bang from the first openers. Spells of Vertigo delivered a high-powered performance combining melancholic grunge and ‘80s inspired rock fuelled by rambling bass lines and melodic guitar riffs. Droning vocals...
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Review and conversations from Yonatan Gat at the Silver Dollar, Toronto

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November 20, 2015
Yonatan Gat at the Silver Dollar Toronto - photo Shaun Fitl, Music Vice

Who: Yonatan Gat Where: Silver Dollar, Toronto When: 19 November 2015 In one word: Whoa What can I say about Yonatan Gat that hasn’t already been said about the universe, space and time? They are fast, really fast. Fastfastfast. And extremely colourful and full of energy. Walking into The Silver Dollar Room at Spadina and College...
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Laura Sauvage Interview – on Music, Touring, Science and Talking Sharks…

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December 4, 2015
Laura Sauvage - photo by Shaun Fitl, Music Vice

  Following her show at Adelaide Hall in downtown Toronto where she performed with The Franklin Electric,  Montreal songwriter Laura Sauvage was apprehended by our rebel rouser Shaun Fitl for a conversation about music, touring, science and talking sharks. Me: What can you tell me about what you felt performing in front of...
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Cancer Bats interview – “Hey Instabands- Forget the cool hair and Instagram photos, just write good songs!”

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October 6, 2015
Cancer Bats interview – “Hey Instabands- Forget the cool hair and Instagram photos, just write good songs!”

Liam Cormier and Mike Peter of Cancer Bats – photo Brian Banks Gemma Mastroianni caught up with Liam Cormier and Mike Peters from Cancer Bats at Riot Fest last month to chat about playing their old stomping grounds at Downsview and offer some sage advice to new insta-bands about keeping it real....
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The Antlers interview – Brookyln band on tour with Spoon this June

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June 1, 2015
The Antlers - photo credit Mark Lemoine

The Antlers – photo: Mark Lemoine The Antlers are an indie rock band from Brooklyn New York, originating in 2006. The group comprises of Peter Silberman (vocals, composer), Michael Lerner (drums), and Darby Cicci (trumpet, upright/electric bass, keyboards, synths, vocals). Silbermans heavy lyrics and strong symphony steals peoples attention, and easily...
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Industry Insider: Adam Debevc, Manager of Sales at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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November 17, 2014
Adam Debevc, Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Our latest installation of the Industry Insiders delves into the career specifics of a Manager of Sales for a large scale music organisation. Adam Debevc speaks about his role at Toronto Symphony Orchestra, its members, funding, and how he rose to his current position. Read on to hear about...
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Birds of Bellwoods – keeping busy as the rising band to watch

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September 30, 2014
Photo by Melissa Mather, courtesy of Birds of Bellwoods.

My first experience seeing Birds of Bellwoods perform live was at a house party in October of 2013. We were all there in celebration of a friend’s birthday when we cleared half the living room, strung up lights and sat on the floor, chairs and mismatched couches in the...
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Lights interview – Lights chats about staying grounded and achieving your goals

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July 16, 2014
Lights

Since the release of her debut album The Listening back in 2009, Lights has stolen the hearts of Canadians with her continuously innovative music. Since her last album release, Siberia, she has stepped into the realm of motherhood and marriage, which has developed her even further as an artist...
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Interview with The Flatliners, on tour in North America and Europe this summer

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June 2, 2014
The Flatliners - photo credit Florian Franik

The Flatliners – photo: Florian Franik The Flatliners are one of Toronto’s exploding punk rock bands that have been making their name known all throughout North America and Europe. Their most recent album, Dead Language, was released in 2013 and truly portrayed the band’s progression and maturity since their first album,...
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PUP interview — We chat with the band during their last crazy night in Toronto before their UK tour

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February 3, 2014
Pup at The Garrison, Toronto, January 2014 - photo by Megan Rach, Music Vice

There are few bands that could muster energy to play two shows in one night. Even fewer could do it two nights in a row. Toronto punk outfit PUP are not most bands. Two days shy of setting off for a European tour, Pup played two sold out shows and lived...
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Ryan Star interview – Music without a label

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January 26, 2014
© Meredith Truax

The beginning of a new year usually involves reflecting on the past and finding hope in the future. Ryan Star released his long-awaited new album, A N G E L S + A N I M A L S, through PledgeMusic at the most ideal time. It tells a...
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Zane Carney interview – John Mayer’s guitarist talks in-depth about his debut EP

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November 18, 2013
Zane Carney - Music Vice interview

Back in September, Zane Carney released his much anticipated solo debut, Confluence. It combines his influences as a world class jazz guitarist and the dark, mysterious sound that he created with his brother, Reeve, for their bluesy rock band, Carney. Confluence not only introduces Zane as a captivating lead...
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Interviews

Laura Sauvage - photo by Shaun Fitl, Music Vice

Laura Sauvage Interview – on Music, Touring, Science and Talking Sharks…

  Following her show at Adelaide Hall in downtown Toronto where she performed with The Franklin Electric,  Montreal songwriter Laura Sauvage was apprehended by our rebel rouser Shaun Fitl for a conversation about music, touring, science and talking sharks. Me: What can you tell me about what you felt performing in front of the crowd? Is this new...

Cancer Bats interview – “Hey Instabands- Forget the cool hair and Instagram photos, just write good songs!”

Cancer Bats interview – “Hey Instabands- Forget the cool hair and Instagram photos, just write good songs!”

Liam Cormier and Mike Peter of Cancer Bats – photo Brian Banks Gemma Mastroianni caught up with Liam Cormier and Mike Peters from Cancer Bats at Riot Fest last month to chat about playing their old stomping grounds at Downsview and offer some sage advice to new insta-bands about keeping it real. So this will be you...

The Antlers - photo credit Mark Lemoine

The Antlers interview – Brookyln band on tour with Spoon this June

The Antlers – photo: Mark Lemoine The Antlers are an indie rock band from Brooklyn New York, originating in 2006. The group comprises of Peter Silberman (vocals, composer), Michael Lerner (drums), and Darby Cicci (trumpet, upright/electric bass, keyboards, synths, vocals). Silbermans heavy lyrics and strong symphony steals peoples attention, and easily makes them stand out from...

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