Reviews

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”...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Daniel Lanois, Terra Lightfoot at the Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto – Gig review [CMW 2015]

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May 4, 2015
Terra Lightfoot at the Horseshoe Tavern, CMW 2015 - photo Brian Banks

Who: Daniel Lanois, Terra Lightfoot at Canadian Music Week Where: The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto When: Friday, 1 May 2015 In One Word: Phenomenal It’s officially open season. May 1st, and the first music festival of the summer as CMW takes over with shows for the next ten days at venues all over downtown Toronto....
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Fidlar at The Great Hall, Toronto – Gig review [CMW 2015]

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May 4, 2015
Fidlar

Who: Fidlar at Canadian Music Week Where: The Great Hall, Toronto When: Friday, 1 May 2015 In One Word: Exceeding Alternative-punk band Fidlar from Los Angelas,California kicked off Canadian Music Week with a bang. The band’s name actually has an acronym which is, “F*** It Dog, Life’s a Risk”. Openers included (in...
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Headquarters Cooperative at Coalition, T.O., Toronto – gig review and photos

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September 30, 2014

Who: Joob feat. Funky Fil and Fatsound; The Corsets; Edgewater Hotel (for Headquarters Cooperative) Where: Coalition T.O., Toronto When: Friday, 19 September 2014 In One Word: Multifaceted In a basement bar just within Kensington Market, Headquarters Cooperative launched their new products and their status as the supergroup to watch in the...
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Album Review: Alanna Matty – Ante Meridiem

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September 18, 2014
Album Review: Alanna Matty – Ante Meridiem

Title: Ante Meridiem Artist: Alanna Matty Record Label: Independent Date: 
August 2014 In One Word: Evolved In this generation it seems as if there’s one criterion in which a solo musician lacks. The rawness and pureness of a smooth single acoustic guitar set is always soothing to the ear; however, experimenting...
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