Pairing intimacy with 4D sounds, Memory Tapes and Computer Magic gutted The Drake Hotel with their own instrument-first highlight reels.
Pitchfork’s annual hang closed with the likes of Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels, Jamie xx, Courtney Barnett, and Single Mothers.
Taking their new tour to Toronto, Rise Against completely manhandled Echo Beach with a little help from letlive. and Killswitch Engage.
Fighting off a true Chicago storm, the Saturday edition of Pitchfork soldiered on with Bully, Sleater-Kinney, A$AP Ferg, Ariel Pink + more.
#P4Kfest kicked off its 10th anniversary at Chicago’s Union Park with sets from Wilco, Chvrches, Mac DeMarco, and ILoveMakonnen.
L.A.’s No Age paid a visit to Toronto last week – combining a multifaceted art exhibit with a huge head rush of blissed out, alt rock goodness.
Interpol’s two-day stint in Toronto started off with a bang – pummeling through ‘Antics’, ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’, and 2014’s ‘El Pintor’.
Kehlani Parrish shut things down in Toronto as the 20-year-old’s sold-out headliner was a fan-friendly showcase of ‘You Should Be Here’.
Sweat, screams, and tears (oh my) – Ceremony introduced Toronto to ‘The L-Shaped Man’ while Pity Sex opened wounds with their RFC alt rock.
Death Grips marked their return to Toronto with a 23-track beat down that spotted ‘Exmilitary’, ‘The Money Store’, and ‘The Powers That B’.
On Thursday, Montreal’s No Joy continued their NXNE residency – putting ‘More Faithful’ on blast next to Dilly Dally and Cassie Ramone.
Closing out Vans’ Almost Summer series, Pusha T and Vince Staples treated Brooklyn to a hits on hits spectacle that was a win for rap.
Red Bull’s Sound Select series occupied NXNE and flexed like it was 1994 with sets from Tink, Allie, Bishop Nehru, and Dillan Ponders.
Twin sister duos Ibeyi and Tasseomancy kicked off NXNE on Wednesday, immersing the Mod Club Theatre in a whole new kind of intimacy.
The Brits road tripped to The Commons in Niagara On The Lake and charmed with songs from ‘Sigh No More’, ‘Babel’, and ‘Wilder Mind’ .
Bestival concluded it’s one-two on Toronto Islands with the likes of Nas, Caribou, BANKS, Cashmere Cat, TOPS, Born Ruffians, and more.
Fighting off rain with fun, Bestival TO let loose on Friday with sets from Wavves, Flosstradamus, Jamie xx, Grandtheft, HRMXNY + more.
Governors Ball NYC closed out their monumental weekend with The Black Keys, Flying Lotus, Tame Impala, The War On Drugs, and “Weird Al”.
On Saturday, Gov Ball traded the main acts for a heady mix of Flume, Conor Oberst, Little Dragon, Sharon Van Etten, Future Islands, and more.
Gov Ball NYC kicked off its fifth year with “all in” performances from Drake, Florence, Future, MØ, DFA 1979, Benjamin Booker, and more.
Yukimi Nagano and Little Dragon provided the perfect pick-me-up on Sunday, cutting through both ‘Ritual Union’ and ‘Nabuma Rubberband’.
While doing his Professional Rapper tour, Philly’s Lil Dicky returned to Toronto and pregamed with ‘So Hard’, ‘Hump Days’, and nods to Ciara.
Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley revisited Toronto, sailing through their ‘Ritual In Repeat’ and ‘Young & Old’ LPs only to melt everyone’s hearts.
Kevin Parker and co. previewed their new record and said farewell to ‘Lonerism’ with a massive yet mesmerizing set at Toronto’s Massey Hall.
Brooklyn’s Matt & Kim bashed through a colorful 19-song setlist that was full of ‘Lightning’ faves, ‘Grand’ gems, and other lo-fi, party-heavy stuff.
On Friday night, Madeon intoxicated Toronto’s Danforth Hall with ‘Adventure’ and a dance party that was more Justice than Mad Decent.
The 19-year-old Texas-grown rapper went all the way in at Toronto’s Mod Club with support from fellow emcees Jimmy B and Dillan Ponders.
Toro y Moi previewed his summer fest run with a blissed-out, groove factory of a show that dug into oldies and played ‘What For?’ in its entirety.
The Icelandic folk group stirred up a bit of magic during Canadian Music Week with a heady yet riveting showing at Toronto’s Massey Hall.
Shy Girls’ Dan Vidmar and Young Ejecta’s Leanne Macomber settled in at The Garrison for a night full of smooth R&B and lush synth-pop.