The second edition of WayHome kicked things off with an indie-heavy bill that featured Foals, Mac DeMarco, CHVRCHES, Wolf Parade, and more.
Mitski, Jay Som, and Japanese Breakfast’s sold-out gig at The Horseshoe was all about guitars and songs “made of crushed little stars”.
Anderson .Paak’s mid-festival one-off in Toronto was full of ‘Malibu’ standouts and genuine odes to the likes of Bowie, Brown, and NxWorries.
Pitchfork Fest Game 6’d another hot Chicago summer with the likes of FKA Twigs, Jeremih, Blood Orange, Savages, and Carly Rae Jepsen.
Kristian Matsson’s headlining set at The Danforth instigated memories, emotions, and callbacks to ‘The Wild Hunt’ and ‘Dark Bird Is Home’.
The Ontario songwriter and new Grimes’ label signee teamed up with Brandon Williams and Chastity for a riveting portrait of alternative.
Dustin Kensrue and co blitzed through a 20-song setlist that retraced ‘Beggars’, ‘Major/Minor’, ‘Vheissu’, and ‘The Artist In The Ambulance’.
Brand New and mewithoutYou’s Canadian tour run hit the Sound Academy with a thud as it tore through a bunch of new faves and old fixes.
Florence Welch’s How Beautiful tour put a spell on Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre — digging into new cuts, ‘Lungs’, and ‘Ceremonials’.
On Saturday, Gov Ball noised it up with a heady mix of Purity Ring, Miguel, De La Soul, Against Me!, Torres, Nothing, Thundercat + more.
Gov Ball NYC kicked off its sixth edition with a mashup of The Strokes, Action Bronson, Jamie xx, Big Grams, Father John Misty + more.
Bloc Party’s ‘Hymns’ tour hit Toronto earlier this week and spiraled into an ode to ‘Silent Alarm’, ‘Intimacy’, and ‘A Weekend In The City’.
PUP’s hometown show was full of flailing limbs, sing-a-longs, choice S/T cuts, Weezer covers, and a dizzying slice of ‘The Dream Is Over’.
Wolf Parade continued their residency with an explosive set that revived ‘Expo 86′, ‘At Mount Zoomer’, and ‘Apologies To The Queen Mary’.
The 1975 and Wolf Alice rocked TD Echo Beach — offsetting the night’s ‘Pretty In Pink’ aesthetic with a pair of massive hit-friendly setlists.
Anti-Flag and Black Lungs closed out their short Canadian tour run by turning The Velvet into a portrait of beautiful, punked-up chaos.
Cage The Elephant and Portugal. The Man’s U.S. tour ventured up north and laid the smackdown on the venue formerly known as Arrow Hall.
Jesse Hughes and the gang capped off Toronto’s CMW Fest with an explosive performance that was full of group solos and crowd pleasers.
White Lung’s CMW set was all about ‘Paradise’ as the Van City outfit ripped through new songs and stirred up a bit of chaos with Dead Tired.
With CMW in full swing, The Beaches rocked n’ rolled Toronto’s Bovine Sex Club with a barrage of hooks, fills, and ‘Elephant’-sized riffs.
Laura Stevenson headlined at The Drake during CMW 2016 and she didn’t disappoint as her set put her ‘Wheel’ and ‘Cocksure’ LPs on blast.
Athens, GA’s Mothers took over Adelaide Hall on Wednesday — upping the prog-rock blues with a wave of feels and full band beat downs.
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.
We revisit the week that was SXSW 2016 and highlight the various parties, showcases, and dance-offs that kept things totally weird.
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’.