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SOFT MACHINE – 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR @ The Garrison (Oct 16, 2018)

Legendary British progressive jazz-rock-fusion band Soft Machine made its long-awaited appearance in Toronto. Featuring John Etheridge (guitar), Theo Travis (sax, flute, Fender Rhodes piano), Roy Babbington (bass) and John Marshall (drums), Soft Machine celebrated 50 years performing jazz-rock-fusion classics from the early 60’s, 70’s, the Legacy years and new material from their latest release Hidden […]

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PHIL COLLINS: NOT DEAD YET LIVE @ Scotiabank Arena (Oct 11, 2018)

A rare appearance by pop music icon Phil Collins in Toronto aptly titled as “Not Dead Yet Live” graced the newly minted Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canda Centre).       Mining an enormous music catalogue must’ve been an arduous task for Collins, wisely he chose a few Genesis memories for the faithful, including “Missed […]

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD: LAST OF THE STREET SURVIVORS FAREWELL TOUR w. ZZ TOP, 38 SPECIAL & BLACKFOOT @ Budweiser Stage (Aug 11, 2018)

“I love people, I love black people, I love gay people, I’m a left-wing liberal hippie…” Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow (2018) Much to the chagrin of a few wearing “God, Guns & Trump” t-shirts, during intermissions, Showtime previewed their latest documentary Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow to the hardcore southern rock faithful. Demonstrating […]

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Todd Rundgren’s UTOPIA @ Massey Hall (May 16, 2018)

Influential musician Todd Rundgren, prodigious author of seminal 70’s albums, Something / Anything?  and A Wizard, a True Star, produced a stunning body of work at his young age. Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, record producer, multimedia innovator, Rundgren has a long list of admirers — including the legendary Prince. Rundgren’s Utopia evolved from his back up […]

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AN AFTERNOON WITH SCTV in Conversation @ The Elgin Winter Garden Theatre (May 13, 2018)

“Yes when you laughin’ oh when you laughin’ “   “The whole wide world will smile with you”                                                – Louis Armstrong A fortuitous, grateful Toronto audience were treated to a Sunday three-hour-plus […]

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CMW 2018: The First Annual Toronto Vinyl Summit @ The Rec Room (May 9)

Music information guru Alan Cross hosted The First Annual Toronto Vinyl Summit, with notable vinyl aficionados Ivar Hamilton (VP Catalogue Universal Music Canada) and Akim Boldrieff (co-founder of the Toronto Downtown Records Show and Sonic Temple).   With sales of new vinyl in Canada up over 50% from last year, along with the traffic in used […]

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MAX WEINBERG’S JUKEBOX @ The Horseshoe Tavern (Oct 10, 2017)

Celebrating The Horseshoe Tavern’s 70th year as one of the legendary landmark music  venues in Toronto, Bruce Springsteen E-street drummer co-hort Max Weinberg graced the legendary stage.       Named Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, like a “jukebox”, the audience get to choose the songs for the band to play. Flanked by word-class “musician’s” musicians: Marshall […]

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LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL: US Soulfire Tour 2017 @ Danforth Music Hall (Oct 9, 2017)

A little bit of music royalty from Asbury Park, New Jersey, graced the Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall for Canadian Thanksgiving. Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul armed with a 15-piece band played to a turkey-hangover crowd of Springsteen devotees. Promoting the latest release LP “Soulfire”, attendees were treated to revisiting songs that span the […]

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THUNDERCAT @ Danforth Music Hall (Sep 27, 2017)

Classifying his interpretation of the genre “Yacht Rock”, Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner brought his smooth, silky progressive vibes to a Toronto Gen Z-Millennial crowd eager to groove to the MTD custom shop 6-string bass aficionado. Unbeknownst to the younger generation who have never heard 70’s soft rock fare “Mellow Mafia” acts such as Christopher Cross, Toto, […]

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