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STEVE HACKETT Genesis Revisited 2019 Tour @ Danforth Music Hall (Sep 20, 2019)

Progressive rock faithful were in for a Genesis to Revelation when Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announced a new 2019 tour showcasing the 40th anniversary of one of Steve’s most popular solo albums Spectral Mornings, along with the seminal 1973 Genesis album Selling England By The Pound in its entirety. The album went to No. 3 […]

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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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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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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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STEVE HARRIS’ BRITISH LION: WORLD TOUR 2018 w. CONEY HATCH @ The Great Hall (Nov 1, 2018)

Nice to know that after 35 years, relationships can still thrive between bands, bandmates and the audience itself. Last time both bands appeared together was in the summer of 1983 when the headliner Iron Maiden debut a new lead singer by the name of Bruce Dickinson at Canada’s Wonderland’s Kingswood Theatre. Touring as the support […]

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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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THE CULT * BUSH * STONE TEMPLE PILOTS * JULIEN-K – The Revolution 3 Tour @ Budweiser Stage (July 25, 2018)

Insane. Titanic. Explosive. Three popular rock headliners, sharing the same stage on one single summer tour, aptly named, Revolution 3 Tour — The Cult, BUSH, Stone Temple Pilots and even adding an opening act Julien-K provided even more excitement & value to North American concert-goers. Opening act Julien-K began as a side project for members of Orgy along […]

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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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