Parks, puppies, acoustic guitars, sitting and singing in the sunshine all weekend long: The Live in Bellwoods Great Heart Festival exemplifies the best of the Canadian music scene, a place where, as long as you’re down, you’re always welcome to join in for a song.Read Article
An interview with Hooded Fang, playing NXNE as alter ego Phèdre on Friday and the Bruise Cruise Festival on Saturday
The guys from Hooded Fang looked exhausted. Those of you who have seen this Toronto indie band’s hyper-energetic shows and playful antics onstage would be surprised that these are the same people. But who could blame them? It’s only been two weeks since they got back from their cross-Europe tour and they’re getting hit with… Read More »Read Article
Toronto Hit List: NXNE Experiment II, Toronto Island Bonfire Party, OTM x Songs & Cigarettes Vintage Pop-Up, A Wild Rumpus for Maurice Sendak & more!
June 8th-17th Luminato @ various locations. An annual 10-day festival of creativity where Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces are illuminated with arts and creativity! Luminato is a multi-disciplinary festival of theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts, design and more.Read Article
An interview with Rosie Blais, lead singer of Enjoy Your Pumas, whose soulful voice has Emily Haines comparisons flying left, right and centre
In addition to having a name that probably meant she couldn’t do anything with her life but become a rockstar, Enjoy Your Pumas lead singer Rosie Blais has the swagger of Alexis Krauss, the emotional clout of Tegan and Sara, and sounds at times like Metric’s Emily Haines—fitting, since the first comparison inspired by Commonality,… Read More »Read Article
Ohhh, we’re excited for this. Smith Westerns and Dusted (the latest effort from Holy Fuck’s Brian Borcherdt) will perform under the open sky at Artscape Gibraltar Point on the Toronto Island on Thursday, June 14th. This show will be the third in the Jansport Bonfire Sessions, following shows in Austin and Palm Springs.Read Article