Greene’s tour closer at The Velvet Underground cued up ‘Feel Infinite’ and took the red pill as he floated some serious ‘R.’ meets ‘Mezzanine’ vibes.
Sam Shepherd and his ensemble broke barriers at The Danforth — tapping into the complex end of ‘Elaenia’ while making innocent hearts sing.
Architects hit a new decibel at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall — removing heads from bodies with Make Them Suffer and Stray From The Path.
Maggie Rogers’ Canadian debut was full of highs as the NYU alumna played to her strengths and put on a masterclass in abstract pop.
The Seattle vets wowed (and paralyzed) Detroit’s Saint Andrews Hall with a trip through ‘VOIDS’, ‘OMNI’, ‘Infinity Overhead’, and more.
Big Sean’s headliner was an undeniable classic as the Detroit MC flipped ‘I Decided.’, ‘Dark Sky’, and a handful of G.O.O.D. Music covers.
At The Drive-In destroyed Rebel Nightclub as they tore through ‘Relationship Of Command’ and a two-song encore that deserves a Pulitzer.
Foxygen’s Tuesday night-er at The Opera House nearly brought the whole place down as they grooved through various ends of their discog.
Vince Staples’ The Life Aquatic Tour hit Toronto with a bang as he rolled through ‘Prima Donna’ and a heady series of Belafonte-esque visuals.
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.