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.
Taking things to Downsview Park, Riot Fest Toronto went for the knees with Billy Talent, Flaming Lips, DFA 1979, Glassjaw, and Circa Survive.
The Brooklyn label flexed and finessed Toronto’s Muzik Pool Bar with sets from Danny Brown, A-Trak, Lunice, High Klassified, and more.
The ACC was made for stars and Linkin Park, AFI, and Thirty Seconds To Mars backed that ideal with a disorientating (yet cathartic) arena show.
Going for a three-peat, the Mad Decent Block Party erupted in Toronto with the likes of Diplo, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, and Grandtheft.
Tearing through a large number of records, Douglasville’s Norma Jean placed an exclamation point on their name at Toronto’s Hard Luck Bar.
From start to finish, United Nations, Frameworks, Foxmoulder, and Black Clouds ambushed listeners in their own way at the College St. spot.
Putting an end to a three-year absence, Dev Hynes’ returned to Toronto with grooves, moves, and an absolute must-see band called TOPS.
Pitchfork Fest loaded up on Sunday by putting the spotlight on Kendrick Lamar, Slowdive, Schoolboy Q, Grimes, Perfect Pussy, and Real Estate.