Julien Baker’s sold-out gig at The Drake Hotel brought ‘Sprained Ankle’ to life and dissected a grittier shade of poetic, “1v200″ songwriting.
Bleached’s recent trip to Toronto was all about their new record ‘Welcome The Worms’ and its irresistible nods to glam rock and ’70s punk.
The L.A. beatmaker shut it down with her own take on Focus Fridays which featured Allie, Michael Imperial, and a grab bag of hits.
The Mexican Summer vets recently headlined The Drake in Toronto — rummaging through a gorgeous collage of guitars and melodies.
Underoath’s full reunion tour hit Royal Oak, MI this past Friday (April 8th) and went full tilt with nostalgia, fan faves, and a return to form.
Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly’s return to Toronto was full of heady textures, glossy pop standards, and explicit ‘Moth’ odes to love.
Savages completely destroyed at The Danforth — swerving through an 18-song set that retraced every corner of ‘Adore Life’ and ‘Silence Yourself’.
Metric and Death Cab For Cutie’s co-headlining tour hit London, ON last week and as expected, it was a dream come true for indie rock nerds.
Mohawk’s Cinematic x The Smokers Club party tripped out with Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, Bodega Bamz, CJ Fly, and a whole lot more.
The FADER Fort ended things off on a high note in Austin, TX with Yo Gotti, Kelela, Gallant, and a surprise set from Drake and OVO Sound.
Pitchfork closed things out at Barracuda with Neon Indian, Chairlift, Anderson Paak, Mitski, Kamaiyah, Protomartyr, Kevin Morby, and more.
Deftones and White Lung shut down SPIN’s SXSW party at Stubb’s Austin and the only thing that was really missing was the kitchen sink.
Sounds Australia’s The Aussie BBQ hit SXSW on the Friday with sets from Big White, HARTS, Methyl Ethel, Julia Jacklin, and Nite Fields.
BrooklynVegan’s opening day party flat out ruled as it featured Plague Vendor, White Reaper, Citizen, Turnover, Sorority Noise, and more.
Earl Sweatshirt’s one-off at ACL Live at The Moody Theater was a reminder of how he’s fully capable of sending rap bloggers into a seizure.
Aluna Francis and George Reid blessed Austin’s Brazos Hall with a commanding set that featured everything from “Automatic” to “I’m In Control”.
The Toronto outfit destroyed Carpark Records’ SXSW showcase — previewing ‘Outer Heaven’ with a series of heady riffs and persistent chaos.
Pitchfork’s first SXSW party popped off with sets from Vince Staples, Mick Jenkins, Beach Slang, White Lung, Car Seat Headrest, and more.
Kacey Musgraves and Rae Sremmurd helped close out The Fader Fort on Thursday and their B2B sets wound up making SXSW cool again.
Toronto’s Allan Rayman and L.A. trio MUNA crushed Spotify House’s smaller stage with their own takes on alt R&B and euphoric dark pop.
The FADER Fort kicked off its return to Austin, Texas with the likes of Desiigner, Twin Peaks, Metro Boomin, Sheer Mag, and Bibi Bourelly.
She Shreds’ Spring Break Boogie V day party got mental with Thee Oh Sees, Bleached, PINS, Ume, Tacocat, and SXSW champs Diet Cig.
NYC’s AdHoc FM helped punk things up on Wednesday with the likes of Guerilla Toss, Yung, Dilly Dally, Teen Suicide, and Downtown Boys.
The Humber college pals recently tore the roof off of The Danforth — diving into covers, duets, and a couple of new songs that previewed ‘IV’.
Elena Tonra and company recently performed B2B shows at the Danforth, digging into gems from ‘If You Leave’ and ‘Not To Disappear’.
Ty Segall’s recent Friday night bash was all about camaraderie as it featured Charles Moothart, Wand, King Tuff, Mikal Cronin, and more.
Tinashe’s headliner in Toronto was a far cry from “Netflix and chill” as the tour stop dizzied with lights, backup dancers, and a heady dose of hits.
The Dirty Nil held a ‘Higher Power’ release party at The Shoe and it was one for the ages as it was full of riffs, surfs, and genuine rock ‘n’ roll.
The Montreal DJ/producer wrapped up his four-date RBMA Sessions tour with a charged up set at Toronto’s (new) Velvet Underground.
Glassjaw recently paid a visit to Toronto and wrecked shop with nods to ‘Worship’ and openers from Single Mothers and L.A.’s Silver Snakes.