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Regina Spektor at the Sony Centre, Toronto – Concert review

October 28, 2012
Regina Spektor - What We Saw From The Cheap Seats

The Gig: Regina Spektor Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario When: Thursday 11 October In One Word: Raw After reviewing Regina Spektor’s latest album What We Saw from the Cheap Seats earlier this year, I was bemoaning that fact that she was not going to make a stop in...
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Album review: Stars – The North

September 21, 2012
Stars - The North album artwork

Title: The North Artist: Stars Record Label: Universal Music Release Date: 28 August 2012 In One Word: Solid Stars are one of my favourite contemporary Canadian bands. I own three of their previous releases, because I really like their ability to write and perform songs with a decidedly retro eighties sound....
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Loretta Lynn at Massey Hall, Toronto – Concert review

September 16, 2012
Loretta Lynn at Massey Hall, Toronto – Concert review

The Gig: Loretta Lynn Where: Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada When: Saturday 15 September 2012 In One Word: Privileged  The last time I went to a concert to see an iconic woman perform was a couple of years ago in Las Vegas. I saw Cher and well, as much as I wanted to...
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Band of Horses at Echo Beach, Toronto – Concert review

August 17, 2012
Band of Horses

The Gig: Band of Horses Where: Echo Beach, Toronto, Canada When: 15 August 2012 In One Word: Knockout Band of Horses are a band who have managed to remain below the radar of broader recognition – though I would argue that they deserve it – recognition that is. Formed in 2004 in...
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The Black Keys at Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto – Concert review

August 8, 2012
The Black Keys - photo by John Peets

The Gig: The Black Keys Where: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, Canada When: 4 August 2012 In One Word: Spirited A hot, humid night with storm clouds rolling in and lightning on the horizon provided the perfect backdrop for one of the hottest bands around – The Black Keys. Despite the fact...
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Album review: Regina Spektor – What We Saw From The Cheap Seats

July 2, 2012
Regina Spektor - What We Saw From The Cheap Seats

Title: What We Saw From The Cheap Seats Artist: Regina Spektor Label: Warner Released: June 2012 In One Word: Uplifting The last couple of weeks I’ve been immersed in my quest for a job. Not just any job – a decent job. Such a search will inevitably produce a plethora of...
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Patrick Watson at The Danforth Music Hall – Gig review

May 31, 2012
Patrick Watson - promotional photo

Patrick Watson was ‘out of this world’ on Tuesday in Toronto… (looks grassy). The Gig: Patrick Watson Where: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada When: 29 May 2012 In One Word: Ethereal “What a concert! It was other worldly and orchestral. That lighting and music was ethereal, and that  ‘moment around the...
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Album review: Kimbra – Vows

May 30, 2012
Kimbra - Vows album artwork

Title: Vows Artist: Kimbra Label: Warner Bros./Warner Music Canada Released: 22 May 2012 In One Word: Sophisticated Kimbra, the New Zealand artist most recognized for her supporting singing role in Gotye’s  “Somebody That I Used To Know”, has released her debut album to North American audiences. The quickest way I can...
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Album review: Rita Wilson – AM/FM

May 16, 2012
Rita Wilson - AM/FM

Title: AM/FM Artist: Rita Wilson Label: Universal Music Released: 8 May 2012 In One Word: Pleasant I so wanted to dismiss this album release as just another Hollywood actress making their dilettante foray into music. Actresses like Minnie, Zooey and Juliette – Oops! I really enjoy their music – bad example....
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Ane Brun at The Great Hall, Toronto – Concert review

May 13, 2012
Ane Brun - photo credit Knotan

Ane Brun – photo credit Knotan The Gig: Ane Brun Where: The Great Hall, Toronto, Canada When: 10 May 2012 In One Word: Love I first heard Ane Brun about six years ago on Radio Paradise singing “To Let Myself Go”. I love the sparse guitar playing and raspy voice of...
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