Concerts

Ahead Of The Pack, The Sheepdogs Rock The CASBY Awards

Sam Roberts at the Sound Academy
The 2011 CASBY Awards
Sam Roberts Band, The Sheepdogs, Bedouin Soundclash, USS, The Reason, Hey Rosetta!
Sound Academy in Toronto, ON
September 22, 2011

Review by: Katie Christensen
Photos by: Amanda Fotes

The Edge Canadian Artists Selected By You Music Awards, or The CASBY Awards, began in 1981 as an alternative to the JUNO Awards.

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Club Night at Kool Haus

Two Door Cinema Club at Kool Haus
Two Door Cinema Club
Bombay Bicycle Club
Kool Haus in Toronto, ON
September 17, 2011

Review by: Chad Hutchings
Photos by: Julie Lavelle

Two Door Cinema Club and Bombay Bicycle Club team up to keep Toronto dancing.

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Better Late Than Never: Elbow Crosses the Atlantic

Elbow at Sound Academy
Elbow
Sound Academy in Toronto, ON
September 28, 2011

Review by: Chad Hutchings
Photos by: Pete Nema

For Toronto fans, six years was worth the wait.

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A Night With Our Nation's Indie Sweetheart

Rebekah Higgs
Rebekah Higgs
Boxer the Horse, The Danks
Rivoli in Toronto, ON
September 15, 2011

Review by: Natalia Buia
Photos by: Robert Ciolfi

On the night of Rebekah Higgs' album release show, not even the slightest technical difficulties could drag audiences away. People's feet were firmly planted on the ground at the Rivoli to celebrate the success of our nation's indie sweetheart.

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Wilco Returns to Massey Hall

Wilco at Massey Hall
Wilco
Massey Hall in Toronto, ON
September 16, 2011

Review by: Chad Hutchings
Photos by: Julie Lavelle

The alt-rock six piece reminds us why they're legendary.

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Lots Of New Goodies From Said the Whale

Said The Whale at The Mod Club
Said The Whale
Rah Rah
The Mod Club in Toronto, ON
September 8, 2011

Review by: Lee Fraser
Photos by: Pete Nema

Said the Whale kicked off a Canada-wide tour that gave fans a taste of the new album and provided greater exposure to supporting act, Rah Rah.

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Sharing Sweets with mewithoutYou

mewithoutYou at Lee's Palace
mewithoutYou
Lee's Palace in Toronto, ON
August 7, 2011

Review by: Chad Hutchings
Photos by: Julie Lavelle

mewithoutYou finally visits Toronto for a night of performing and midnight snacking with 500 friends. 

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The Gang's All Here: You, Me, Baxter and Phil

You, Me, Baxter & Phil at Revival
You, Me, Baxter & Phil

Revival Toronto, ON
Thursday August 4th, 2011

Review by: Katie Christensen
Photos by: Julie Lavelle

I have been meaning to check out this new local band for ages for a couple of reasons. The first and foremost being that Matthew Baxter and myself go way back to the days of "keggers" and all night study sessions at the grand old University of Western Ontario. Yes friends, we attended the party capital of Canada (don't judge).

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Ottawa Bluesfest - Day 11

Death From Above 1979 at Ottawa Bluesfest 2011
Ottawa Bluesfest - Day 11
Amos The Transparent, Death From Above 1979, Mother Mother
Ottawa, ON
July 16, 2011

Review by: Jordan David
Photos by: Jamie Kronick

The second last day of Bluesfest was the last day of the fun for Sticky guest contributors Jamie and Jordan. The festival is unusually long and these two decided to finish off their Bluesfest 2011 with Amos The Transparent, Death From Above 1979, and Mother Mother.

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Waking the Neighbourhood at the Wolfe Island Music Festival

Stars at Wolfe Island Music Festival
Wolfe Island Music Festival
Wolfe Island, ON
August 6, 2011

Review by: Chad Hutchings
Photos by: Julie Lavelle

For one sunny August weekend, hundreds invaded a beautiful little island off the coast of Kingston, drawn across the water with tents in tow to be a part of the annual Wolfe Island Music Festival.

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Foo Fighters Rock Toronto with Biggest Show On Tour

Foo Fighters at Air Canada Centre
Foo Fighters
Air Canada Center in Toronto, ON
August 9th, 2011

Review by: Katie Christensen
Photos by: Pete Nema

Rock & Roll is far from dead; all 20,000 fans at the sold out Foo Fighters show at the Air Canada Center on August 9th can attest to that.

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Ottawa Bluesfest - Days 6, 8 and 9

Arkells at Ottawa Bluesfest
Ottawa Bluesfest - Days 6, 8 and 9
A Perfect Circle, My Morning Jacket, Arkells
Ottawa, ON
July 10-13, 2011

Review by: Jordan David
Photos by: Jamie Kronick

Jordan and Jamie bring us photos and reviews of A Perfect Circle, My Morning Jacket, and the Arkells from Bluesfest in Ottawa during mid-July.

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Ottawa Bluesfest - Days 4 and 5

The Black Keys at Ottawa Bluesfest
Ottawa Bluesfest - Days 4 and 5
The Black Keys, Wanda Jackson, Dawes, Erykah Badu, M. Ward
Ottawa, ON
July 8 and 9, 2011

Review by: Jordan David
Photos by: Jamie Kronick

Jordan and Jamie continue coverage of the recent Ottawa Bluesfest with The Black Keys, Wanda Jackson, Dawes, Erykah Badu, and M. Ward.

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New and Nostalgia with Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind at Echo Beach
Third Eye Blind
Morgan Cameron Ross
Echo Beach in Toronto, ON
July 28, 2011

Review by: Lisa Truong
Photos by: Pete Nema

A subdued but devoted crowd helped Third Eye Blind rock out at Toronto's newest outdoor venue, Echo Beach.

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Lindi Ortega: Brilliant Musicianship, Charm

Lindi Ortega at The Garrison
Lindi Ortega
Henry Nozuka, Mandippal Jandu
The Garrison in Toronto, ON
July 21, 2011

Review by: Lee Fraser
Photos by: Allison Janzen

This little lady may not be playing little clubs for much longer, judging by the quality of the show she put on at The Garrison.

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Wildlife Brings Some New Friends Home

Wildlife at The Mod Club
Young the Giant, Wildlife
The Mod Club
July 20, 2011

Review by: Chad Hutchings
Photos by: Pete nema

Local favourites Wildlife appeared with Young the Giant last week for their sold-out Toronto show. 

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Ottawa Bluesfest 2011 - Day 2

The Roots at Ottawa Bluesfest
Ottawa Bluesfest 2011 - Day 2
Alberta Cross, The Roots
Ottawa, ON
July 6, 2011

Review by: Jordan David
Photos by: Jamie Kronick

Kicking off day two on the main stage (MBNA Stage) at Bluesfest was New York-based Alberta Cross.

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Ottawa Bluesfest 2011 - Day 1

The Flaming Lips at Ottawa Bluesfest
Ottawa Bluesfest 2011 - Day 1
The Flaming Lips, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Coheed And Cambria
Ottawa, ON
July 5, 2011

Review by: Jordan David
Photos by: Jamie Kronick

July 5th to July 17th means one thing in Ottawa, Canada — it marks one of the biggest festivals this country has to offer.

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Getting Folky with Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes
Alela Diane & Wild Divine
Massey Hall in Toronto, ON
July 14, 2011

Review by: Katie Christensen
Photos by: Robert Ciolfi

When frequenting concerts in this fair city, one gets used to a few things.

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Seriously Good Canadian Music at Edgefest 2011

Hollerado at Edgefest
Sandman Viper Command, The Reason, Arkells, Tokyo Police Club, The Sheepdogs, The Weakerthans, Hollerado
Edgefest, Toronto, ON
July 9, 2011

Review by: Lee Fraser
Photos by: Courtney Lee Yip

 

After a wet and chilly June, all of Toronto was ready for some serious summer weather and, lucky for us, it happened to coincide with Edgefest 2011. The anticipation could be felt on subway cars and the 84 bus as early as noon. After skipping last year, it seemed that Canadian music fans were ready for a good and solid day-long outdoor music festival in Toronto.

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Hey Ocean! Make Waves At The Horseshoe

Hey Ocean at Horseshoe Tavern
Hey Ocean!
Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON
June 25, 2011

Review by: Whitney Pineault
Photos by: Catherine Lacbay

With a reputation as one of the most exciting up-and-coming Canadian bands, Vancouver's Hey Ocean! have been working hard to keep the momentum going.

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A Perfect Canada Day In The Park

The Tragically Hip at Downsview Park
The Tragically Hip
Weezer, Broken Social Scene, Hey Rosetta!, Buck 65
Downsview Park in Toronto, ON
July 1, 2011

Review by: Lucas Samuels
Photos by: Amanda Fotes

Partying in Downsview Park with 25,000 of your closest Torontonian friends and some of the most talented bands in music today was the perfect way to spend a hot and sunny Canada Day.

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NXNE 2011: There's A First Time For Everything

The Love Machine at Sneaky Dee\'s
NXNE 2011
Young Contrarians, Broken Bricks, The Love Machine, Axis of Conversation
Toronto, ON
June 15-17, 2011

Review by: Natalia Buia
Photos by: Amanda Fotes

Given the amount of bands playing at the festival, there was a ton that both Amanda and I hadn't heard of. We thought it would be a great opportunity to finally give these up-and-coming bands our undivided attention.

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Going Out In Style: A Wild Finale for NXNE 2011

Cults at Yonge and Dundas
NXNE 2011: Saturday and Sunday
Cults, Smoke Fairies, Horse Feathers, Die Mannequin, The Pop Winds, Wild Nothing
Toronto, ON
June 18th and 19th, 2011

Review by: Chad Hutchings
Photos by: Julie Lavelle

With North By North East 2011 having kept the city buzzing for five straight summer days, the event offered up endless sights and sounds for our Sticky Magazine teams to share.

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NXNE 2011: Friday

Ty Segall at Wrongbar
NXNE 2011: Friday
Diamond Rings, Dum Dum Girls, Ty Segall
Toronto, ON
June 17, 2011

Review by: Max Mertens
Photos by: Michelle Cortese

Friday night was by far the most challenging night to cover geographically-speaking —it took us from Yonge-Dundas Square to Lee's Palace to Wrongbar and back — but also one of the most rewarding, with a variety of different acts from different genres.

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