Chicago’s Mick Jenkins busted out the art trap at The Hoxton with a little help from the likes of STWO, The Mind, and Free Nation’s jSTOCK.
Mad Decent’s annual “pawtie” invaded Toronto’s Historic Fort York with sets from Major Lazer, RiFF RaFF, What So Not, and 2NE1’s CL.
Miguel’s Wildheart tour hit Toronto with a thud as the R&B/pop auteur crooned through “Do You…”, “FLESH”, “Face The Sun”, and more.
Slipknot and Lamb Of God’s “Last Stand” tour hit Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre with a mix of old and new, and went straight for the jugular.
Jamie xx returned to Toronto and delivered with a headliner that shuffled through various bits of house, bass, Gil-Scott Heron, and ‘In Colour’.
Cali’s Ryn Weaver continued her summer tour with a set at The Garrison – cruising through fan faves, deep cuts, and every bit of ‘The Fool’.
Next to locals Louie P and Tre Mission, Skepta’s Toronto debut was a massive and unruly affair that solidified his influence as an emcee.
Previewing a bright future, WayHome graced the township of Oro-Medonte with Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, The Gaslight Anthem + more.
Republic Live’s WayHome Festival blasted off with sets from Modest Mouse, Alt-J, St. Vincent, Cold War Kids, Viet Cong, Alvvays + more.
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’.