Moose Blood’s headliner at The Mod Club cued up all sorts of feels thanks to punk mainstays Trophy Eyes, A Will Away, and Boston Manor.
Local Natives’ spring tour kicked off with a bang as the indie rock laureates retraced every echelon of ‘Hummingbird’ and ‘Sunlit Youth’.
Bring Me The Horizon’s “American Nightmare Tour” — with Underoath and Beartooth — nearly left Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum in shambles.
Wayne Coyne and co. made it weird at REBEL Nightclub as their ‘Soft Bulletin’-heavy set came close to creating a stellar-mass black hole.
Tennis’ return to Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern felt like a beautifully rendered rift in time as it dug into ‘Yours Conditionally’, ‘Young & Old’ + more.
Little Simz’s pre-SXSW warmup was a lesson in hustle and escapism as the 23-year-old unraveled ‘A Curious Tale’ and ‘Stillness In Wonderland’.
Chicago poet/emcee Noname wrapped up her “Telefone Tour” with a Chi-Town only showcase that finessed in colour and rhyme.
ETID’s long-awaited return to The Opera House underlined ‘Low Teens’ and a mind-numbing collection of one-offs and inescapable chaos.
Stephen Bruner’s marquee set at the Danforth Music Hall touched on ‘Drunk’, ‘Apocalypse’, and libido-heightening covers of George Duke.
Wavelength 17’s Red Bull Sound Select “indiefied” The Garrison over the weekend with sets from TOPS, DIANA, Vallens, and more.
Sango’s ‘ITCO Tour’ made a pit stop at Toronto’s Velvet Underground and popped off with fellow beatsmiths Monte Booker and Shagabond.
August Burns Red’s ‘Messengers’ tour hit Toronto last week and obliterated The Phoenix with a little help from ’68 and Protest The Hero.
Hamilton Leithauser’s Rostam-less set in Toronto featured ‘I Had A Dream’ gems, ‘Black Hours’ cuts, and an explosive blitz of textures (and feels).
Sampha’s pre-Valentine’s Day residency popped off with a Sunday night study of ‘Process’, ‘Dual’, and an intimate medley of textures.
The Chili Peppers laid it on thick at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre as they revisited ‘The Getaway’, ‘By The Way’, ‘Californication’, and more.
L.A. trio Cherry Glazerr poshed up The Velvet — shredding through various ‘Apocalipstick’ jams that salute ‘Raw Power’ and hit like daggers.
Ferg’s headliner at The Phoenix was all sorts of lit as he saluted the Mob and tore through ‘Trap Lord’ and ‘Always Strive And Prosper’.
Flosstradamus, Slushii, and Towkio turned the Danforth Music Hall into a trapped out, moshpit of a spectacle that was all sorts of #HDY.
PartyNextDoor’s Summer’s Over Tour touched down in Toronto for a pair of shows that were “charged up”, unadulterated shots of bliss.
Balance And Composure’s headliner in Toronto was one for the ages as the Pennsylvania band wrecked shop with Foxing and Mercury Girls.
Oliver Lee and James Carter turned Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall into an infectious dance party that was full of good times and good vibes.
Danny Brown’s ‘Atrocity Exhibition’ tour made its way up north and took things up a notch, a la Beatrix Kiddo at the House Of Blue Leaves.
The 1975’s return to Toronto featured a slew of emotional fireworks as the foursome saxed out and retraced their two studio albums in full.
Mick Jenkins & Smino had a Midwest moment at Toronto’s Adelaide Hall as their ‘A Quest For Love’ tour popped off with good vibes.
Touché Amoré’s recent trek up north resulted in a 22-song set that blasted through ‘Stage Four’ keepsakes and numbing waves of bliss.
Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich’s Whitney recently headlined Lee’s Palace and photog Steve St. Jean was there to capture it all on film.
The duo’s set at the Phoenix Concert Theatre hit an upper echelon as they flirted with ‘Three’, ‘Nightlife’, ‘Voices’, and 2009’s ‘Eyelid Movies’.
M83 headlined Toronto’s Rebel Nightclub and fired off a lecture on electronica — underlining ‘Junk’ and throwbacks such as “Midnight City”.
Die Antwoord tagged Rebel (Sound Academy) with a sold-out show that tore through ‘Mount Ninji’, ‘TEN$ION’, ‘Donker Mag’, and more.
Founders’ new NYC offshoot tapped into its own ultralight beam with sets from Kanye, J. Cole, Chance, Grimes, Metric, Pusha T, and more.