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SPIRITULIZED | 2019 North American @ Danfoth Music Hall (April 12, 2019)

Jason Pierce’s space-rock project Spiritualized launched their North American tour in support of their eighth album, And Nothing Hurt landing in Toronto for a rare appearance, apparently a 27-year andromeda-time gap since their last visitation. Rich, lush arrangements with psychedelic, morse-code graphics enveloped the stage with Pierce spearheading an 8-piece band. Setlist Hold OnCome TogetherShine […]

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KAMAAL WILLIAMS / HENRY WU – The Return Tour @Velvet Underground (March 3, 2019)

An ocean away from South London UK, Kamaal Williams, the latest project spearheaded by Henry Wu (formerly Yussef Kamaal, Breakthrough Act of 2017 Jazz FM Awards) made its live debut in Toronto. Equally adventurous, many braced the frigid temperatures on a Sunday night to see Wu’s Canadian appearance at the Velvet Underground. A sold out, […]

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Upcoming: LIP TALK, Chrome Sparks & Kalbells @ Velvet Underground (Feb 24, 2019)

“I imagined characters in the songs like scenes in a movie”  LIP TALK, the project and alternate identity of frontwoman Sarah K. Pedinotti, appears with Chrome Sparks and Kalbells at Velvet Underground on Feb 24th. (Tickets and complete info here.) Pedinotti has played with artists as stylistically diverse as rock band Okkervil River, experimental-pop band Kalbells (see her in this NPR Tiny Desk performance), […]

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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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PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT @ Danforth Music Hall (May 1, 2018)

“…this is how you play Perfect Kiss!” Peter Hook & The Light returned to Toronto to another sold out show at the Danforth Music Hall. Like the many times Peter Hook & The Light has visited Toronto, there is no comparison to the energy and dynamic of seeing the band playing Joy Division/New Order material live. […]

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ARCADE FIRE – Infinite Content 2017 w. Broken Social Scene @ Air Canada Centre (Nov 4, 2017)

Uplifting… Montreal’s Arcade Fire landed into Toronto for its final North American date with their second uplifting night at the Air Canada Centre (ACC) along with Toronto’s Broken Social Scene (BSS). In reality not a double-bill, but a “triple-bill” with Feist herself accompanying her BSS bandmates for this event. Broken Social Scene (BSS) opened the […]

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