Xavier Rudd at the Opera House, Toronto – Gig review

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May 13, 2015
Xavier Rudd and the United Nations

Xavier Rudd and the United Nations Who: Xavier Rudd Where: The Opera House, Toronto When: Wednesday, 6 May 2015 In One Word: Connect Xavier Rudd has the ability to connect with people through his music. Before 2015, he had accomplished this feat as a solo artist. This past week at The Opera House, Xavier...
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2015 SiriusXM Indie Awards – Review and photo gallery with Billy Talent, Alvvays, Broncho, Miracles [CMW 2015]

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May 11, 2015
Billy-Talent-at-2015-Indie-Awards-photo-Lucy-Sky-1

What: 2015 SiriusXM Indie Awards at CMW Where: The Sheraton Centre, Toronto When: Saturday, 9 May 2015 In One Word: Exciting What an ending to Canadian Music Week! The Sheraton Centre was packed up tight with a growingly enthusiastic crowd for the 2015 Indie Awards. With big names like Billy Talent headlining and new Toronto...
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The GOASTT at the Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto – Gig review and setlist [CMW 2015]

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May 11, 2015
The Goastt

Who: The Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger (The GOASTT) Where: The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto When: Friday, 8 May 2015 In One Word: Kaleidoscopic Though much of the allure of The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger arose from the charismatic front man Sean Lennon Ono, son of the legendary John Lennon and Yoko...
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The Dead Ships at Bovine Sex Club – Gig review and photos [CMW 2015]

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May 10, 2015
The Dead Ships at Bovine Sex Club, Toronto - photo Lucy Sky, Music Vice

Who: The Dead Ships Where: Bovine Sex Club, Toronto When: Friday, 8 May 2015 In One Word: Sensational For their second of three Toronto shows at Canadian Music Week, The Dead Ships rocked the socks off of everyone in attendance at Bovine Sex Club. The trio came all the way from Los Angeles, making...
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Summering, The Black Fever at Bovine Sex Club, Toronto – Gig review [CMW 2015]

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May 10, 2015
Summering

Who: Summering, The Black Fever Where: Bovine Sex Club, Toronto When: Thursday, 7 May 2015 In One Word: Simmering The Black Fever are a punk band based out of Toronto, making jokes against the sports teams here acceptable to the audience. About halfway into their set they dedicated their song “Never Really Had A Chance” to all Toronto...
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Death Cab for Cutie at the Sony Centre, Toronto – Gig review and set list [CMW 2015]

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May 8, 2015
Death Cab for Cutie at the Sony Centre, Toronto – Gig review and set list [CMW 2015]

Who: Death Cab for Cutie Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto When: Thursday, 7 May 2015 In One Word: Definitive In support of their eighth studio album Kintsugi veteran indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie performed a nostalgic set list of both new and old favourites at last night’s show in Toronto. Two...
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Bike Thiefs at Sneaky Dees, Toronto – Gig review [CMW 2015]

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May 7, 2015
Bike Thiefs at Sneaky Dees, CMW 2015 - photo Lucy Sky

Who: Bike Thiefs Where: Sneaky Dees, Toronto When: Tuesday, 5 May 2015 In One Word: Humble Mississauga’s own three piece band Bike Theifs filled Sneaky Dee’s with their raw, grungy sound for Canadian Music Week. While the crowd was surprisingly without a mosh pit, they did call them on so hard at the end of their set...
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Dirty Frigs at The Garrison, Toronto – Gig review [CMW 2015]

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May 6, 2015
Dirty Frigs at The Garrison, CMW 2015 - photo Brian Banks

Who: Dirty Frigs, Programm Where: The Garrison, Toronto When: Tuesday, 5 May 2015 In One Word: Catatonic I arrived at the Garrison in time to see Whitby, ON’s Programm, the maturation of Volcano Playground, come to a boil. I liked their first band a lot, I like this one too. Programm’s music hits a vibe with a...
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Stegall, The Fight and The Wicks at Rancho Relaxo – Gig review and photos [CMW 2015]

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May 6, 2015
Stegall at Rancho Relaxo, CMW 2015 - photo Lucy Sky, Music Vice

Who: Stegall, The Fight, The Wicks Where: Rancho Relaxo, Toronto When: Tuesday, 5 May 2015 In One Word: Outstanding With their mellow sound that has been compared to Neil Young, The Wicks put on a stellar performance for the crowd at Rancho Relaxo. Their sound matched their performance to a tee. While still putting out a...
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Friday Night Trend, Curses at Hard Luck Bar, Toronto – Gig review [CMW 2015]

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May 4, 2015
Friday Night Trend at Hard Luck Bar, Toronto - CMW 2015

Who: Friday Night Trend, Curses at Canadian Music Week Where: Hard Luck Bar, Toronto When: Saturday, 2 May 2015 In One Word: Promising A small crowd doesn’t always mean a disappointing show. Headliners Friday Night Trend brought a small but adequate crowd to the Hard Luck and still got everyone dancing. The all-ages show brought in a...
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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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Say Hello To… Tim Watson – Durham Region artist is one to watch

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July 12, 2013
Photograph by Mike Peleshok

Photo by Mike Peleshok Tim Watson has been making a name for himself within the Durham Region music scene. He is often being praised and remembered for his wide, soaring vocal range and his diverse musical talents. Watson possesses that rare ability to always connect with the audience through...
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Say Hello To… Little Creatures – a Toronto band looking to channel some Billie Jean King spirit in their music

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June 28, 2013
Little Creatures

Jessica Paiva of Music Vice Magazine had the privilege of catching up with award-winning songwriter and drummer Alison MacLean and singer/guitarist Chris Ioannou of Toronto band Little Creatures before hitting The Painted Lady’s stage during North by Northeast festival (NXNE). Why do you choose to be a part of these festivals?...
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Jimmy Gnecco interview – Canadian exclusive: OURS lead singer on crowdfunding their new album

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May 28, 2013
OURS - Press_Shot 2013

The sold-out crowd’s clothes in Lee’s Palace were definitely dry from the rain once OURS blazed through their fierce 40-minute set on May 10, 2013. The band came to Toronto as support for Peter Murphy. They played songs from their new album, Ballet The Boxer 1, which was just...
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Interviews

Adam Debevc, Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Industry Insider: Adam Debevc, Manager of Sales at the 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 Adam’s personal experiences and his...

Photo by Melissa Mather, courtesy of Birds of Bellwoods.

Birds of Bellwoods – keeping busy as the rising band to watch

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 cramped Eglinton West bungalow for...

Lights

Lights interview – Lights chats about staying grounded and achieving your goals

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 and has set into motion...

Podcasts

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