Gig Reviews

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Bahamas at Massey Hall, Toronto – Gig review

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December 1, 2015

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...
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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...
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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...
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Photos: Melanie Martinez at The Mod Club, Toronto

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October 27, 2015
Melanie Martinez at The Mod Club, Toronto - photo Alyna Paddon

Who:  Melanie Martinez Where: Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto When: 22 October 2015 In one word: Bumpin’ © Alyna Paddon, Music Vice Share and discuss using the links below. Follow Music Vice on Twitter at @MusicVice. Long Live Indie! Alyna PaddonMore Posts - Website