The London four-piece plugged in and shook the entire Underground with new tracks, extended play favourites, and a whole lotta volume.
L.A.’s JMSN – aka Christian Berishaj – set up shop at The Drake, fell in sync with a backing band, and exposed every crevice of his S/T.
BBNG and Ghostface Killah’s Converse pop-up was full of new joints, ODB eulogies, Nas covers, Flying Lotus reworks, and all things Sour Soul.
Better late than never: Anti-Flag’s Terror State tribute tour made its way up north and induced nostalgia with a massive 24-song set at The Shoe.
For the #W15’s Red Bull Sound Select, Speedy Ortiz, HSY, and Wish kicked out the jams and noised it up at The Garrison on Thursday.
Tying passion to progression, August Burns Red revisited The Phoenix with Miss May I and Northlane, and tore through ten years of music.
Weighing in at 225 with ice brighter than a lightning strike, OVO Jody manhandled the Danforth with fresh hooks, tees, and a neon set.
With their East/West coasts in tow, Ferg and YG flipped through their discogs and promptly set it off at Toronto’s Sound Academy.
Setting up at The Shoe on a Thursday, Zola Jesus and Slasher Flicks’ Angel Deradoorian turned the Queen West venue into a spot for intimacy.
We recap a year’s worth of photos with live stills of Fucked Up, Action Bronson, Grimes, Iggy Azalea, letlive., FlyLo, A$AP Rocky + more.
Buzz Records’ Krampus Party at The Garrison went full DIY with sets from Greys, Odonis Odonis, Weaves, Dilly Dally, and The Beverleys.
A Christmas F*cking Miracle: Killer Mike and El-P put merch fires aside to open an RTJ can of whoop-ass at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall.
Pulling on all sorts of heartstrings, Damien Rice graced Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall with a set that truly felt like a NPR Tiny Desk concert.
Being poster bands for post-rock and fuzz punk, This Will Destroy You and Future Death put their new releases on full display at Lee’s in Toronto.
The product of Gary, Indiana, trekked up north to Toronto for a headliner that raced through every crevice of Piñata, ESGN, and Baby Face Killa.
Closing out her ‘Tough Love’ tour, the Londoner delighted a packed house at Toronto’s Great Hall and redefined the meaning of “intimacy”.
Hold up, hold up: Flying Lotus’ headliner at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall was an expansive/surreal set that felt like a Tiger Uppercut to the lungs.
On a dreary Thursday night, the Londoners ripped through everything from ‘I Had The Blues’ to ‘A Different Kind’ to ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’.
Dishing out feelings and head trips, Tim Presley and Melbourne’s King Gizzard went ballistic on The Garrison with an endless amount of pysch.
Drenched in sweat, stage lights, and star power, Foxygen and Dub Thompson cranked up the grooves at Toronto’s Virgin Mobile Mod Club.
Things got a bit groovy on a Tuesday night as Portland, OR’s Wampire and Montreal’s TOPS stunned/slayed/obliterated Toronto’s Silver Dollar.
In one fell swoop, Baltimore’s Beach House rummaged through their discography and dream popped the hell out of Toronto’s Lee’s Palace.
The Guelph fivesome launched into an iconic set at Toronto’s Danforth Hall, digging up old gems, Lou Reed covers, and 2003’s Shine A Light.
Reinventing the term “afternoon delight”, Fucked Up and Alvvays capped off their recent Canadian trek with a Saturday matinee at The Shoe.
Turning a bluesier page, The Black Keys knocked out another gig at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre and showed they can still rock and roll.
Riot Fest Chicago wrapped up with a crowded Sunday that featured La Dispute, Cheap Trick, Modern Baseball, Dads, Tiny Moving Parts, and more.
From “36 Chambers” to “Milo”, Riot Fest went hard in the park showcasing Descendents, Wu-Tang, Saosin, Anti-Flag, Lemuria, and more.
Braving the mud, rain, and GWAR blood, Riot Fest Chicago kicked off with NOFX, Title Fight, Pianos Become The Teeth, and Plague Vendor.
With Toronto’s Dilly Dally and Seattle’s The Exquisites riding shotgun, Joyce Manor’s recent headliner placed an emphasis on chaos and bliss.
With blood, sweat, and indie, Riot Fest took flight on Sunday with City & Colour, The National, Death Cab For Cutie, The Hotelier, and Toronto’s PUP.