Show Review: Local Natives at The Danforth Music Hall

By Hazel Sands, Feature Photo via The Fader For the first time in three and a half years, Local Natives graced Toronto with their presence. During this leg of the tour, the opening act is the Montreal-based Little Scream, whose energy and charisma were more than enough to make up for the tech issues and lack … Continue reading

Show Review: Tim Darcy At The Drake Hotel

Story & Photos by Tyson Moll, 
Just as Wiarton’s prophecy was coming to pass, I moseyed down below the Drake Hotel, one of the most beautiful venue spaces I’ve had the chance to experience in the city. After the packed-as-sardines Homeshake concert a couple months back in the now retired Silver Dollar, it was great … Continue reading

Show Review: Priests At The Silver Dollar Room

Story & Photos by Jennifer Hyc Last Tuesday night, a respectably sized crowd gathered inside the Silver Dollar Room to escape the horrendous slushy ice storm and find refuge in Priests, a Washington, DC punk band who just released their album Nothing Feels Natural. Given the recent state of American politics, as well as the … Continue reading

Show Review: Choir! Choir! Choir! & MILCK At The Phoenix Concert Theatre

By Hazel Sands, Feature Photo via Traktivist Following on the heels of the success of her song “Quiet,” which was performed as a flash mob choir during the Women’s March on Washington, MILCK stopped by Toronto to team up with Choir! Choir! Choir! and film a three-part harmony rendition of her viral hit. The show itself quickly … Continue reading

Show Review: Charlotte Day Wilson & River Tiber At The Great Hall

Story and Photos by Molly Kay On Saturday December 3rd, Toronto natives Charlotte Day Wilson and River Tiber co-headlined a sold-out show at the historic Great Hall on Queen Street West. Its beautiful and newly-renovated interior served as the perfect backdrop for this very special event, which celebrated the new wave of the Toronto R&B … Continue reading

Show Review: Dilly Dally At Lee’s Palace

By Arman Adel, Feature Photo via one in ten words When bassist Jimmy Tony stepped onto the stage proclaiming, “F**k Trump,” you knew Dilly Dally was ready to hit the audience hard. Front woman Katie Monks stepped up to her mic screaming “CAN’T YOU RELATE TO IT?!” From that point on, the room was hers. … Continue reading

Show Review: STRFKR At Lee’s Palace

Story and Photos by Harry Myles, Feature Photo via The Line of Best Fit Four astronauts walk on stage and stand in a line, staring at the crowd. Seconds later, the members of STRFKR emerge to take their positions and prepare for lift off. As the drum begins to beat, the band launches into their … Continue reading

Show Review: Mitski At The Mod Club Theatre

Story by Emma Kelly, Photos by Jennifer Hyc “Thank you all for being here,” Mitski Miyawaki finally murmured, after undertaking a series of painstaking adjustments and readjustments of her mic stand until it was just so. The audience, who packed the Mod Club from wall to wall, roared in response. “Thank you all for being here,” … Continue reading

Show Review: Cass McCombs At The Horseshoe Tavern

By Harry Myles, Feature Photo via Exclaim! A cheer came from the crowd as the bassist, drummer, keyboardist, and bongo player walked on stage. An unassuming man clad in a black button down shirt, ill-fitting mid-2000s jeans, and black sneakers followed soon after, armed with an electric guitar. Cass McCombs would take the audience of … Continue reading

Show Review: Temples At Lee’s Palace

Story and Photos By Kalina Nedelcheva Lee’s Palace was a dreamt up transcendental realm, filled with lush harmonies and echoing cords. Temples has seen definite growth in popularity, and with good reason, from the last time they played in Toronto at the Horseshoe. Their new single “Certainty” shared many of the characteristics of Sun Structures, but … Continue reading