Reviews

Gig review and photos: Surf Dads at The Hideout, Toronto

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May 18, 2016
Surf Dadsat the Hideout, Toronto - photo Hannah Edgerton, Music Vice

Who: Surf Dads Where: The Hideout, Toronto When: 6 May 2016 In one word: Intense Surf Dads are a surf punk band originating from Regina, Saskatchewan, taking major influences from bands like Wavves and Weezer. A band with an impossible start, Chris Dimas was living 2800 kilometers away from Gage McGuire. After exchanging iPhone recorded...
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Photo gallery: Wayhome x CMW with Amir Obe, Humans, Kiki Rowe, Lucas DiPasquale

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May 9, 2016
Kiki Rowe at Wayhome x showcase at CMW, Mod Club, Toronto - photo Maddy Oxenham, Music Vice

Amir Obe on stage at the Wayhome x showcase – photo Maddy Oxeham, Music Vice Who: Wayhome x showcase Where: The Mod Club, Toronto When: 7 May 2016 In one word: Electric Everyone’s new favourite music fest, Wayhome, gave us a sweet teaser of what we can expect this July as the festival...
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Review — HMS Morris and No Sinner at The Garrison, Toronto — CMW

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May 7, 2016

No Sinner on stage at The Garrison during CMW 2016 – photo Nicola Prokop Who: HMS Morris, No Sinner Where: The Garrison, Toronto When: 6 May 2016 In one word: Hooked How hard is it to make a functional website and app for a music festival? Okay, Glastonbury have a slick one, but...
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Review — Safia Nolin and Les Deux Luxes at the Great Hall, Toronto — CMW

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May 7, 2016

Who: Safia Nolin, Les Deux Luxes Where: The Great Hall, Toronto When: 6 May 2016 In one word: Forgettable Friday night at CMW started for me at the Bonsound label showcase at the Great Hall. Quebec’s Safia Nolin sung something uninspiring in French, accompanied by a capable but dull guitarist. Stripped-down only works if you...
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Gig Review: Odd Ones, Mirrelia, Earth’s Yellow Sun, New Design and Red Handed Denial at My Drunken Uncle, Toronto

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April 29, 2016
Grimes - photo credit Michael Avedon

Who: Odd Ones Where: My Drunken Uncle, Toronto When: 22 April 2016 In one word: Banging Odd Ones opened the show with a usual kick ass set. Although I’m lucky enough to call the band members friends, I can confidently say without bias how amazing they are. Their musical style combines elements of metal, hard rock,...
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Gig Review and Photos: John XII, They Might Be Fascists, Without at Bovine Sex Club, Toronto

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April 25, 2016

John XII at the Bovine – photo Amy Buck Who: John XII, Without, They Might Be Fascists Where: Bovine Sex Club, Toronto When: 22 April 2016 In one word: Banging As I entered the fray, Friday night’s show headliner John XII singer Max Deneau was rising from his knees, striding into the crowd, screaming at the tip...
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Gig Review: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at the Mod Club, Toronto

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April 2, 2016
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at the Mod Club, Toronto - photo Alyna Paddon, Music Vice

Who: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Where: The Mod Club, Toronto When: 31 March 2016 In one word: Bondage When Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros first released dates of this small tour, an air of mystery surrounded the announcement, as many fans had been wondering what the band has been up to since...
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Gig review: New Design at Ellen’s Bar and Grill

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March 20, 2016

Who: New Design Where: Ellen’s Bar and Grill When: 19 March 2016 In one word: Lovely   The post rock genre is one that is difficult to describe to somebody who hasn’t listened to the music first hand. Generally driven strongly by effects laden guitars and spacious drum lines, post rock is a modern...
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Gig Review: While She Sleeps at Hard Luck Bar, Toronto

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March 17, 2016
While She Sleeps at Hard Luck, Toronto - photo Robyn Bond, Music Vice

Who: While She Sleeps Where: Hard Luck estar, Toronto When: 12 March 2016 In one word: Gripping At Warped Tour this past summer I fought my way up to the barricade at the Monster Energy Stage. The Amity Affliction, a long time favorite band of mine, was going on after a group called While...
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Gig review: BadBadNotGood at The Danforth Music Hall

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March 15, 2016

Who: BadBadNotGood Where: The Danforth Music Hall When: 12 March 2016 In one word: Blossom Imagine walking into a French bistro getting a croissant stepping outside on the patio taking a bite lighting a cigarette and listening to Run DMC. And then you see a girl unlocking her bike chained to an oil lamp...
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