The National’s midsummer bash in Toronto with Jenny Lewis, Julien Baker and Father John Misty was a gorgeous and much needed tug on the soul.
The West London heroes caused a ruckus at The Mod Club — splitting heads with numbers from ‘Come Of Age’ and this year’s ‘Combat Sports’.
Deafheaven’s return to The Opera House upped the post-metal sadness with a vivid dissection of ‘Sunbather’ and ‘Ordinary Corrupt Human Love’.
The Aussie wonder played the first of two shows at The Danforth and put on a mesmerizing lesson in love and how it affects loud-quiet dynamics.
North By Northeast’s return to Yonge & Dundas Square hit full on ‘Daytona’ levels with the likes of Jazz Cartier, Tinashe, Chvrches, and more.
The Aurora Illumination series hit Toronto with a proverbial “bang” — riffing out with Death From Above and a number of locals and special guests.
Hoodlem’s recent EP release party for ‘Teenager’ mended a few hearts and celebrated life, love, and happiness with both Gimmemar and NanaBcool.
Slayer’s final tour made its rounds up north with their Toronto stop being a historic hellraiser that featured Lamb Of God, Anthrax, and Behemoth.
The Brighton legends nailed their return up north — revisiting ‘Konk’ and ‘Inside In’ while showing they’re still bent on kissing your soul with riffs.
QOTSA’s trip to London, Ontario culminated in an utter thrashing of all things ‘Villains’, ‘…Like Clockwork’, ‘Lullabies To Paralyze’, and more.
BSS and Portugal. The Man recently joined forces to groove out and help kick off another bodacious summer of music at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage.
Saba closed out his spring tour with Jean Deaux and Joseph Chilliams, and isolated every single emotion that’s on his new album ‘Care For Me’.
The Glasgow poppers synthed out in Toronto for The Josie Dye Show’s anniversary — digging into ‘Every Open Eye’ and this month’s ‘Love Is Dead’.
The ZOMBiES teamed up with Kirk Knight and Nyck Caution, and showed they’re still very much on some ‘Hell Is Hot’ meets ‘Kiss Of Death’ shit.
Hinds and Goodbye Honolulu closed Toronto’s Canadian Music Week with a no-holds-barred take on how rock ‘n’ roll tunes can heal the soul.
The rapper formerly known as Tity Boi closed out #CMW2018 with a set that hit everything from ‘Pretty Girls’ to 2012’s ‘Based On A T.R.U. Story’.
The 19-year-old Internet sensation “charged up” her CMW Week show with Radiohead covers and a deep dive into her debut ‘As She Pleases’ EP.
The New York-based singer’s affair at The Drake was a soulful, inspiring, and moving reminder of how far she’s come since her SoundCloud days.
Heavy Trip and Gorilla vs. Bear’s CMW showcase at The Baby G was a dip into the brilliance of acts like Moon King, Anemone, and Helena Deland.
The Seattle beatmaker’s ITCO tour stop unboxed ‘In The Comfort Of’ and spotlighted newcomers such as Lou Phelps, Marr Grey, and Kaelin Ellis.
Moonshine and Lighter Than Air’s CMW showing was a tribute to the visionaries that are redefining the ebbs and flows of pop and R&B in Montreal.
The Used and The Fever 333 turned the Toronto venue inside out — ripping through ‘In Love And Death’, ‘Lies For Liars’, and ‘Made An America’.
Peeling, Vallens, and Whip Kisser tossed around a few riffs for Denholm Whale’s pizza party which was all a mid-20s something local could hope for.
The San Marcos post-rock outfit graced Toronto’s CMW Fest with a full run-through of their ‘S/T’ debut and their 2006 EP ‘Young Mountain’.
The sister act’s return to Toronto was highlighted by an absurd medley of pop-rock jams that ripped into ‘Days Are Gone’ and ‘Something To Tell You’.
Lolo Zouaï teamed up with Saya and Lemin. for a night that dipped in and out of summer feels, late night bops, and lush covers of “White Ferrari”.
The British songstress previewed her debut effort ‘Lost & Found’ and cruised through fan faves and her own perfect covers of TLC and The Fugees.
The British singer “souled out” at The Danforth — serving up an intimate portrait of ‘Glasshouse’, ‘Tough Love’, and her 2012 debut ‘Devotion’.
Protest The Hero celebrated a decade of ‘Fortress’ with three consecutive shows that paid tribute to the golden days of Underground Operations.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Makeness put on a mindblowing spring fling show that was full of lo-fi visuals, ‘Sex & Food’, and ‘Loud Patterns’.