Show Review: Matt and Kim (Canadian Music Week) at Phoenix Concert Theatre, May 7, 2018

By Mena Fouda, Featured Photo via Mena Fouda There’s no better way to celebrate Canadian Music Week (CMW) than with an old-fashioned party. The 2018 music festival kicked off on May 7 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Dance-pop duo Matt and Kim brought a combination of balloons, confetti, and sweat to help Toronto with the … Continue reading

Show Review: Goodbye Honolulu at Hard Luck Bar, April 26, 2018

By Mena Fouda, Featured Photo via Catherine Plessl Don’t wear heavy layers to a Goodbye Honolulu concert. That was the main lesson that I learned at their Rock N Roll Fantasy show on April 26. The evening commenced with openers Miss World and Mother Tongues playing to a laid-back audience at Hard Luck Bar. It … Continue reading

Show Review: Queens Park Water Tower Collective’s Valentine’s Day Bash

Photos (Effie Sky pictured) and Article by Rachel Chen The contrast of pink hearts dangling from the ceiling and Weather Wise’s rock set the scene for Queens Park Water Tower Collective’s (QPWT) Valentine’s Day Bash. “That was a love song. It doesn’t sound like it, but it was!” they exclaimed. QPWT is a Toronto based … Continue reading

Music, Students, and Charity: A Look at the Annual EarthTones Benefit Concert

By Anna Stabb EarthTones is an annual benefit concert which has been running since 2000, and showcases talented students and faculty members while supporting initiatives that aid children around the world. The EarthTones Benefit Concert is co-hosted by the University of Toronto International Health Program (UTIHP) and the Faculty of Medicine, but it’s open to … Continue reading

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