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SIMPLE MINDS: WALK BETWEEN WORLDS TOUR @ Sony Centre (Sept 30, 2018)

It took well over a decade for Simple Minds to remind itself of its love affair with Toronto when they last visited a packed, sold-out show at Massey Hall a few years ago. Reminiscing of many who attended Kingswood Theatre (Canada’s Wonderland) over 30 years ago that the love affair began on a hot summer […]

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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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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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U2: THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2017 @ Rogers Centre (June 23, 2017)

  Words+Images+Video: HUMsandy           Images+Video: Sumona Roy    A question of relevancy? During U2’s 2015 Innocence + Experience Tour, Bono raised the subject of U2’s relevancy in today’s peculiar music market. Along with U2’s Apple partnership with the release of “Songs of Innocence” and the ensuing uproar. Many critics deemed (and predicted) U2’s […]

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