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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 […]



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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


DEPECHE MODE: Global Spirit Tour @ Air Canada Centre (Sep 3, 2017)

“People are people so why should it be You and I should get along so awfully”                   “People Are People” Some Great Reward (1984)     It’s been over 30 years since Depeche Mode released it’s 1984 single “People Are People”, and with their latest political responsive LP […]

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