Show Review: Angel Olsen at the Phoenix Concert Theatre

By Anisa Moquit, Photos By Anisa Moquit Angel Olsen’s return to Toronto was triumphant, as she performed two sold out shows at the Phoenix Theatre. I was obsessive enough a fan to have caught her on both nights. Olsen wastouring in support of the release of Phases this year—a compilation album of B-sides and rarities, … Continue reading

Show Review: SWMRS Dive Strongly into Waves of Punk-Rock

By Mena Fouda, Photos By Mena Fouda and Dani Mariam I wasn’t expecting to be part of four mosh pits on the evening of Saturday, December 2nd, but life can be wild. Sometimes, the universe just really wants you come out of a concert unable to walk, with your voice lost, and brain still sort … Continue reading

Review: Indie Week

By Vivian Li, Featured Photo via Indie Week Indie Week, which ran from November 7 to November 12, 2017, consisted of various workshops to help emerging and established independent artists achieve their goals in the music industry. I attended two panels, “Getting Your Songs on the Radio” and “Music Publishing”, with each consisting of industry professionals … Continue reading

Show Review: Kelela at The Velvet Underground

By Anisa Moquit Kelela’s long awaited debut album, Take Me Apart, came out this October. Following 2013’s excellent Cut 4 Me mixtape, & 2015’s Hallucinogen EP, Kelela has appeared on a string of memorable albums from last year such as Solange’s A Seat at the Table, and Danny Brown’s Atrocity Exhibition. So when dates were announced for … Continue reading

Show Review: Strange Ranger/Tonemirror/Stresser

By Padraic Berting, Featured Photo via Saehee Yoon Having spent many of my formative adolescent years attending house shows in Southern New Hampshire, I leapt at the prospect of going to one in the Toronto suburbs. The night included music from Portland indie band Strange Ranger, and two local Toronto outfits: Tonemirror, a dream-rock act and … Continue reading

Show Review: Arcade Fire at the Air Canada Centre

By: Mena Fouda, Photos by Mena Fouda A few months ago, Canadian indie-rockers Arcade Fire released their fifth album, Everything Now. It was received with lukewarm responses from critics and fans alike, many of whom felt that only a couple of the new tunes carried the depth and creativity of the band’s earlier work. Listeners … Continue reading

Show Review: Glass Animals at Massey Hall, October 2, 2017

By: Mena Fouda When I first listened to Glass Animals a couple of years ago, I was thoroughly freaked out. The music video that I watched was a stop-motion of generally strange clay objects, doing generally strange things, with some generally strange music in the background. I was so confused—is this electronic? Is this some … Continue reading

Life and Death in Schubert’s D959: Francesco Piemontesi’s Verbier Performance

By Sofia Lin Photo by Marco Borggreve via The Telegraph       Verbier is a village located in the beautiful Swiss Alps. It is a place where one can see both lush summer greens and snowy mountain peaks. This summer, it welcomed one of the most celebrated pianists of this generation – Francesco Piemontesi. … Continue reading

RBMA Weekender 2017: Day 3

By Sofia Luu, Feature Photo via Red Bull//Drew Gurian The Red Bull Music Academy Weekender took over the city of Montreal with four days of back to back, hard to beat programming that consisted of past RBMA participants and other talents that made it very, very difficult to choose which day to attend, if you … Continue reading

RBMA Weekender 2017: Day 1

By Stuart Oakes, Feature Photo (Pan Daijing) via RBMA/Bruno Destombes I was terrified of using the Montreal metro system because of an irrational fear that it would be substantially different from the Toronto subway, and that I would embarrass myself trying and failing to figure out how it worked, until someone pointed out that I … Continue reading