Category: Reviews

A BLOC PARTY TREAT AT DANFORTH MUSIC HALL

A BLOC PARTY TREAT AT DANFORTH MUSIC HALL

| October 16, 2012 | Comments (339)

    SLIDESHOW It’s been almost four years since Bloc Party added their two cents to the music scene, and over three years since bringing their live act over to our beloved Toronto. Keeping that in mind, the Brit rock quartet saw fit that they kick off their North American tour with the first of [...]

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THE KILLERS BATTLE IT OUT AT SOUND ACADEMY

THE KILLERS BATTLE IT OUT AT SOUND ACADEMY

| October 15, 2012 | Comments (181)

  Are we human? I think so. Are we dancer? If we’re talking about The Killers at this past Saturday’s sold out show at Sound Academy, then yes, absolutely. We are all dancer.   After a 4 year hiatus that saw members investing their time into solo and side projects, The Killers are back on [...]

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BOUNCING SOULS ROCK MONTREAL

BOUNCING SOULS ROCK MONTREAL

| October 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

Last night, the Bouncing Souls rocked Foufounes Electriques in Montreal, with guests Luther, and Dave Haus.  Luther are a pop punk band from Philadelphia, and they started off the show.  Their set was not the most energetic, but they definitely played with a lot of heart.  Keep your eyes out for these guys the next [...]

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THREE DAYS GRACE’S TRANSIT OF VENUS: INTERESTING SOUND WITH POTENTIAL

THREE DAYS GRACE’S TRANSIT OF VENUS: INTERESTING SOUND WITH POTENTIAL

| September 28, 2012 | Comments (586)

Three Days Grace are releasing their new album on October 2nd. It’s called Transit of Venus, and one really interesting thing about the album is that it was announced on the very day that Venus made it’s way across the sun, visible to us here on Earth. In my interview las week with guitarist, Barry [...]

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MADONNA BRINGS MDNA TO TORONTO

MADONNA BRINGS MDNA TO TORONTO

| September 24, 2012 | Comments (2,182)

      Words: Neil Van Madonna brought her over the top, extravagant MDNA tour to Toronto for two back-to-back nights and knowing Madonna there’s always an expectation of a bit of controversy and shock factor.  For instance, support of Pussy Riot and gay rights during her performance in Russia, during the Ultra Music Festival, [...]

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STEVE VAI SHREDS TORONTO

STEVE VAI SHREDS TORONTO

| September 23, 2012 | Comments (532)

      Words & Photos; Dave Logan Photo Slideshow   Steve Vai was in town during a busy night of shows in Toronto. He seemed to have arrived under the radar, or maybe people have seen him plenty of times before. He’s been in this game for a long time. The Sony Centre was [...]

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GOTYE: AMBIANCE FESTIVE À MONTRÉAL!

GOTYE: AMBIANCE FESTIVE À MONTRÉAL!

| September 22, 2012 | Comments (197)

Le métropolis de Montréal accueillait ce soir Zammuto, le groupe pop-électro Chairlift, ainsi que l’auteur-compositeur-interprète et musicien Gotye et ses quatre musiciens. Dès le départ, j’ai été agréablement surprise de constater la polyvalence des musiciens, dont Gotye qui sait non seulement utiliser sa voix à merveille, mais qui sait également faire une multitude de percussions [...]

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HOT WATER MUSIC, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, AND RISE AGAINST: PUNK’S NOT DEAD YET

HOT WATER MUSIC, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, AND RISE AGAINST: PUNK’S NOT DEAD YET

| September 13, 2012 | Comments (54)

On Wednesday night, the Bell Centre played host to three beloved punk bands of our generation – Hot Water Music, The Gaslight Anthem, and Rise Against. Hot Water Music opened the show, with a high energy performance; although because the stadium was not even at half capacity, the sound was lacking, making it very difficult [...]

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ALBERTA CROSS: ENCHANTING AND HOPEFUL

ALBERTA CROSS: ENCHANTING AND HOPEFUL

| September 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Last Saturday night at the underrated Club Lambi in Montreal, the American band Alberta Cross showed us how to have a great gig in a small club without riding under the “indie” banner which is used for any non commercial band in the 21th century. They came to present their new release and second album [...]

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THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM’S HANDWRITTEN: STRONGER VOCALS, SIMPLER SOUND

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM’S HANDWRITTEN: STRONGER VOCALS, SIMPLER SOUND

| September 11, 2012 | Comments (48)

  The Gaslight Anthem are a punk band from New Brunswick, New Jersey.  They released their fourth studio album on July 24th, and debuted at #5 on Canadian charts.  The band made some significant changes with this album, such as switching over to Mercury Records, and acquiring Brendan O’Brien to produce.  O’Brien has worked with [...]

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