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SMASHING PUMPKINS & NOEL GALLAGHER’S High Flying Birds w. AFI @ Budweiser Stage (Aug 13, 2019)

A fantastic triple-bill for 90’s lovers, Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher (& his High Flying Birds) and goth-alt band AFI. AFI SetList:Get Dark17 CrimesSnow CatsTrash BatFeed From the FloorEnd TransmissionBeautiful ThievesMiss Murder Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds SetList:Fort KnoxHoly MountainKeep On ReachingIt’s a Beautiful WorldShe Taught Me How to FlyBlack Star DancingThis is the PlaceWonderwall […]

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THE ALARM: WORLD TOUR 2018 @ Horseshoe Tavern (Nov 15, 2018)

Image: Donald Lem + U360M It has been over 33-years since The Alarm last visited Toronto. After the original Lee’s Palace date was postponed in July, the faithful “Alarm Army” stood fast, lined up at the new venue, the legendary Horseshoe Tavern.   Not discouraged by the wet, cold snowy November night, the well-behaved (you’d be […]

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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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NEW ORDER – North American Live 2018 @ Budweiser Stage (Aug 30, 2018)

Industrial bleak sombre synths, lifted by rhythmic machine-like drum beats that cut through the bleakness of sad, disparaging vocals. New Order resonated with the many awkward of age to its vanguard, fringe-like depressing, but joyful melodies. While others superficially enjoyed the dance-like qualities of its time. Visiting Toronto’s Budweiser Stage, it was another opportunity for […]

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SMASHING PUMPKINS | Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour @ Scotiabank Arena (Aug 8, 2018)

Images: Donald Lem With the rampant rumors of personnel reunions, Billy Corgan’s Smashing Pumpkins positioned itself as back to classic form with the “Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour”. Corgan started off the show with an acoustic version of  “Disarm”, a possible tie to his solo acoustic tour, aptly titled, WPC (WILLIAM PATRICK CORGAN) – The Ogilala Tour. […]

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ERASURE | World Be Gone Tour @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (July 24, 2018)

Synthpop vanguardist duo Erasure visited Toronto, promoting their latest release with their worldwide “World Be Gone Tour”. Openers Reed and Caroline introduced themselves to the Erasure faithful with a quirky New Wave set. A perfect reflection of suburbia isolation, blight emptiness, depressing lonely subdivisional sadness, for many adolescent basement dwellers  to relate. Reed and Caroline made […]

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WPC (WILLIAM PATRICK CORGAN) – The Ogilala Tour @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Oct 20, 2017)

Complexity, Simplicity, Vulnerability, Intensity, & Artistry. Chameleon-like Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins) shedded his well-known nom-de-plume “Billy” to a more mature sounding William Patrick Corgan (WPC) for his latest release “Ogilala”. Playing in the cozy moody dim lit confines of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, WPC first set focused entirely (from start-finish) his latest Rick Rubin […]

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