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’.
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.