Concerts

Andrew Bird and His Toronto Experience

Andrew Bird at Echo Beach
Andrew Bird

Echo Beach in Toronto, ON
July 19, 2012

Review by: Chad Hutchings
Photos by: Allison Janzen

While Andrew Bird stole Toronto's hearts, Toronto stole his bicycle. 

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Ottawa Bluesfest 2012: Selections From The Finale

Sound of Lions at LeBreton Flats
Ottawa Bluesfest 2012
Sound of Lions, Beirut, Wintersleep, André M. Bluteau
LeBreton Flats and Barney Danson Theatre in Ottawa, ON
July 14-15, 2012

Review by: Lisa Truong
Photos by: Jamie Kronick and Kelly Brisson

The final days of Ottawa Bluesfest brought some top acts to the city's stages. 

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Ottawa Bluesfest 2012: Hey Rosetta! and Young the Giant

Young The Giant at LeBreton Flats
Ottawa Bluesfest 2012
Hey Rosetta!, Young the Giant
LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, ON
July 13, 2012

Review by: Lisa Truong
Photos by: Jamie Kronick

The unluckiest day on the calendar held some of the festival's best performances.

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Obsessing Over Trouble & Daughter

Trouble & Daughter at Bovine Sex Club
Trouble & Daughter
Jarek and Max
Bovine Sex Club in Toronto, ON
July 18, 2012

Photos and Review by: Pete Nema

My current musical obsession is with the new Toronto band Trouble & Daughter and their recently released EP.

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Ottawa Bluesfest 2012: Rich Aucoin and The Love Machine

Rich Aucoin at LeBreton Flats
Ottawa Bluesfest 2012
Rich Aucoin, The Love Machine
LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, ON
July 11-12, 2012

Review by: Lisa Truong
Photos by: Jamie Kronick

Some more great moments from Ottawa Bluesfest 2012.

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Coldplay's Cavalcade of Colour

Coldplay at Air Canada Centre
Coldplay
Marina and the Diamonds
Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON
July 23, 2012

Review by: Colton Eddy
Photos by: Pete Nema

Coldplay performed for two sold-out shows at Air Canada Centre, illuminating an arena into a club-like atmosphere, and then back again.

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Ottawa Bluesfest 2012: A Day of Firsts

The Wooden Sky at LeBreton Flats
Ottawa Bluesfest 2012
The Wooden Sky, The Bright Light Social Hour
LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, ON
July 7, 2012

Review by: Lisa Truong
Photos by:
Jamie Kronick

Concert festivals are often the place for firsts – seeing bands for the first time, hearing new songs being played, and discovering gems.

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James Vincent McMorrow at Mod Club Theatre

James Vincent McMorrow at The Mod Club
James Vincent McMorrow
Virgin Mobile Mod Club in Toronto, ON
July 12, 2012

Review by: Colton Eddy
Photos by: Julie Lavelle

Almost anybody can get an audience cheering and roaring, but it takes a real artist to captivate in complete silence.

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Dwayne Gretzky at Lee's Palace

Dwayne Gretzky at Lee's Palace
Dwayne Gretzky
The Elwins
Lee's Palace in Toronto, ON
July 6, 2012

Review by: Colton Eddy
Photos by: Pete Nema

Adolescence and summer dresses packed the room at Lee's Palace for everyone's favourite cover band loosely named after a hockey legend.

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Vacuity Brings The Black Hour to Maxwell's

Vacuity at The Hideout
Vacuity
Sex Dwarf, Ambisonic
Maxwell's in Waterloo, ON
June 30, 2012
The Hideout in Toronto, ON
June 27, 2012

Review by: Verity Doktor
Photos by: Verity Doktor, Pete Nema

Maxwell's Music House in Waterloo is an intimate venue with a relaxed feel, featuring local and not-so-local talent. It was there that Kitchener's very own Vacuity held their hometown release concert for their new album The Black Hour.

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A Special Night With Loney Dear

Loney Dear at The Horseshoe Tavern
Loney Dear
 The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON
July 8, 2012

Review by: Chad Hutchings
Photos by: Julie Lavelle

The indie rock act made a small crowd feel big things.

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NXNE 2012: Meanwood

Meanwood at Rancho Relaxo
NXNE 2012: Meanwood
Rancho Relaxo in Toronto, ON
June 16, 2012

Photos and Review by: Pete Nema

I arrived early at the Rancho Relaxo for Meanwood's 1:00am set on the Saturday of NXNE without any idea what to expect.

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NXNE 2012: Saturday at Yonge-Dundas Square

Of Montreal at Yonge-Dundas Square
NXNE 2012 at Yonge-Dundas Square
Hollerado, Oberhofer, Of Montreal, Portugal. The Man
Yonge-Dundas Square Toronto, ON
June 15, 2012

Review by: Chad Hutchings
Photos by: Pete Nema

Our views from the crowd during one NXNE 2012's signature events.

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NXNE 2012: Friday with Robert Francis and Útidúr

Robert Francis at The Drake Underground
Robert Francis, Utidur

The Drake Underground and The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, ON
June 15, 2012

Review and photos by: Chad Hutchings

NXNE Friday brought some big sounds to some small stages.

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NXNE 2012: Pete Does Friday

Brasstronaut at The Gladstone
NXNE 2012: Pete Does Friday
Plants and Animals, The Coppertone, Great Bloomers, Brasstronaut, The Wooden Sky
Toronto, ON
Friday, June 15, 2012

Words and Photos by: Pete Nema
Brasstronaut Review by: Katie Christensen

On Friday, I took an open approach to my NXNE schedule. I knew I wanted to be at Plants and Animals to start and then see Brasstronaut at midnight, but what happened between (and after) was completely on-the-fly.

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NXNE 2012: The Ascot Royals and Fast Romantics at El Mocambo

Fast Romantics at El Mocambo
Fast Romantics, Ascot Royals
El Mocambo in Toronto, ON
June 14, 2012

Review by: Chad Huthings
Photos by: Michael Fil

A couple of great Canadian acts step up to cap off NXNE Thursday on Spadina.

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NXNE 2012: Not Relaxing At The Rancho

Hue at Rancho Relaxo
NXNE 2012: Not Relaxing At The Rancho
The Roseville Band, Papermaps, MiniBoone, Hue
Rancho Relaxo in Toronto, ON
June 14, 2011

Review by: Bia Marcus
Photos by: Pete Nema

Thursday night of NXNE at the Rancho Relaxo had a surprisingly good line-up, especially considering the size of the venue. It included a couple of bands that were easy picks, even against some of the better advertised line-ups, but also, a pleasant surprise lurked...

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NXNE 2012: Boxer The Horse, Jane's Party

Boxer The Horse at El Mocambo
NXNE 2012: Boxer The Horse, Jane's Party
El Mocambo in Toronto, ON
June 14, 2011

Photos and Review by: Pete Nema

After an afternoon in the sun with Audio Blood, I decided to start my Thursday evening with Boxer The Horse, who I had previously seen open for Said The Whale; and with Jane's Party up right afterward, it made sense to stick around for them as well.

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NXNE 2012: Enjoy Your Pumas at El Mocambo

Enjoy Your Pumas
Enjoy Your Pumas
 El Mocambo in Toronto, ON
June 13, 2012

Review by: Katie Christensen

 

Enjoy Your Pumas may not be in your iTunes library (let alone on your radar), but after their intimate NXNE performance at The El Mocambo, they should be.

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NXNE 2012: Ages and Stages Afterparty

Dinosaur Bones
Ages and Stages Afterparty
The Elwins, Dinosaur Bones, Magneta Lane, The Two Koreas, The Fabulous Yawn, Nixon
Toronto, ON
June 13, 2012

Review by: Chad Hutchings
Photos by: Pete Nema, Julie Lavelle

Last Frame Pictures and ElectriCITY Events threw a party that made it well worth skipping the big venues on NXNE Wednesday.

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Metric Celebrates Synthetica at The Opera House

Metric at The Opera House
Metric
The Opera House in Toronto, ON
June 12, 2012

Review by: Colton Eddy
Photos by: Adam Pulicicchio

"I'm not as fucked up as they say", promised Metric's lead Emily Haines, as she cried over the heavy synthed tones of "Artificial Nocturne" before a crowd full of friends, family, and an enthusiastic cluster of contest-winners.

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Ramona Falls Gets Emotional

Ramona Falls at The Drake
Ramona Falls
The Drake Underground in Toronto, ON
June 8, 2012

Review by: Chad Hutchings
Photos by: Julie Lavelle

With the broadest and most genuine smiles that you'll find outside of a kindergarten classroom, Ramona Falls let it all out at the Drake Underground last week for their first Canadian visit.

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Hill and the Sky Heroes at the Drake Underground

Hill and The Sky Heroes at The Drake Hotel
Hill and the Sky Heroes
Drake Underground in Toronto, ON
June 11, 2012

Review by: Lee Fraser
Photos by: Allison Janzen

Hill and the Sky Heroes CD release: it was short and sweet and it kicked your ass.

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Epiphanies & Eccentricities: Patrick Watson Live

Patrick Watson at The Music Hall
Patrick Watson

The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
May 29th, 2012

Review by: Katie Christensen
Photos by: Allison Janzen

I will be the first to admit to putting Canadian musicians on a pedestal, but Patrick Watson (the band as well as the man it’s named after) are producing music at such an inventive caliber that it was obvious the live performance was going to be surreal. As it turned out, that was an understatement.

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Sandman Viper Command Contains Bleach

Sandman Viper Command at Horseshoe Tavern
Sandman Viper Command
Archie Powell & The Exports
Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON
May 25, 2012

Photos and Review by: Pete Nema

Sandman Viper Command was back at the Horseshoe after being out on the road, and brought along Archie Powell & The Exports with them for a night of great music and fun at the Horseshoe.

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