Album Review: Weezer- “Pacific Daydream”

By Emma Wittmann, Featured Photo via Sound of Pen From the band that brought you power-pop hits like “Say It Ain’t So” and “Buddy Holly”, prepare for the overall disappointment that is Pacific Daydream. Released on October 27, 2017, Pacific Daydream is Weezer’s 11th album and continues a trend of underwhelming the general public. Starting in … Continue reading

Album Review: Japanese Breakfast- “Soft Sounds From Another Planet”

By Kate Reeve, Featured Photo via Stereogum Japanese Breakfast’s newest release, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, slinks into the gaps left from their previous album. Michelle Zauner’s career began in Philadelphia, as the lead vocalist and guitarist of lo-fi basement band Little Big League. After her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Zauner moved home to Oregon … 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: FORMS Presents Laurel Halo At Longboat Hall

By Cole Firth & Melissa Vincent, Feature Photo via Little Big  In case you haven’t noticed, the Goodyear blimp has been hovering over downtown Toronto making quiet, graceful appearances in various patches of early autumn sky. In spite of its obvious connotations as an iconic marketing symbol, there is something undeniably compelling about the presence of … Continue reading

Album Review: Bon Iver—“22, A Million”

By Angelo Gio Mateo, Feature Photo via Consequence of Sound 22, A Million starts by warning us that it might be over soon. Clocking in at a total running time of just over 34 minutes, a five year wait for Bon Iver’s latest album is over and perhaps too soon. But within those 34 minutes … Continue reading

Album Review: The Avalanches—“Wildflower”

By Christian Schoug, Feature Photo via Stereogum The Avalanches, an Australian electronic dance group, found extremely positive critical success and an enduring commercial attention since the release of their 2000 album, Since I Left You. After the exceptionally long 16 year hiatus between Since I Left You and their latest effort Wildflower, there has been … Continue reading

Sappyfest 2016: Day 1

Story & Photos by Jennifer Hyc Happy Sappy! For starters, I will save you the grief of making a “Soppyfest” pun and just say it rained a lot on day one of the Sackville, New Bunswick festival. This may have spelled bad news for those doing last minute set-up, but rain and thunder didn’t appear … Continue reading

Show Review: Tiny Moving Parts At Sneaky Dee’s, Bled Fest

By Grace Guimond, Feature Photo via Bandcamp Last week, math rockers Tiny Moving Parts (TMP) and southeast emos Free Throw (self-described as “the Drake of punk”) hit up Sneaky Dee’s as part of Tiny Moving Parts’ first headlining tour, in support of their latest release Celebrate. Prawn was also on the bill, but Prawn is kind … Continue reading

Show Review: Bleached At The Garrison

By Anna Trikas Seeing Bleached live at the Garrison last week was a very neat experience, as both myself and my friend had very different opinions about the band – one of us comes from a new punk background, while the other prefers different genres. This gave us a couple different ways of thinking about … Continue reading

Show Review: Nap Eyes At The Garrison

By Grace Guimond I got to The Garrison for the Nap Eyes show around 9pmish, early enough to catch the last couple songs by the opener, self-described retro-futurists Century Palm. The mid-size venue was maybe around fifteen percent full; mostly twenty-somethings milling around the bar at the very back, a few photographers doing their jobs … Continue reading