Hamilton Leithauser’s Rostam-less set in Toronto featured ‘I Had A Dream’ gems, ‘Black Hours’ cuts, and an explosive blitz of textures (and feels).
Sampha’s pre-Valentine’s Day residency popped off with a Sunday night study of ‘Process’, ‘Dual’, and an intimate medley of textures.
The Chili Peppers laid it on thick at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre as they revisited ‘The Getaway’, ‘By The Way’, ‘Californication’, and more.
L.A. trio Cherry Glazerr poshed up The Velvet — shredding through various ‘Apocalipstick’ jams that salute ‘Raw Power’ and hit like daggers.
Ferg’s headliner at The Phoenix was all sorts of lit as he saluted the Mob and tore through ‘Trap Lord’ and ‘Always Strive And Prosper’.
Flosstradamus, Slushii, and Towkio turned the Danforth Music Hall into a trapped out, moshpit of a spectacle that was all sorts of #HDY.
PartyNextDoor’s Summer’s Over Tour touched down in Toronto for a pair of shows that were “charged up”, unadulterated shots of bliss.
Balance And Composure’s headliner in Toronto was one for the ages as the Pennsylvania band wrecked shop with Foxing and Mercury Girls.
Oliver Lee and James Carter turned Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall into an infectious dance party that was full of good times and good vibes.
Danny Brown’s ‘Atrocity Exhibition’ tour made its way up north and took things up a notch, a la Beatrix Kiddo at the House Of Blue Leaves.
The 1975’s return to Toronto featured a slew of emotional fireworks as the foursome saxed out and retraced their two studio albums in full.
Mick Jenkins & Smino had a Midwest moment at Toronto’s Adelaide Hall as their ‘A Quest For Love’ tour popped off with good vibes.
Touché Amoré’s recent trek up north resulted in a 22-song set that blasted through ‘Stage Four’ keepsakes and numbing waves of bliss.
Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich’s Whitney recently headlined Lee’s Palace and photog Steve St. Jean was there to capture it all on film.
The duo’s set at the Phoenix Concert Theatre hit an upper echelon as they flirted with ‘Three’, ‘Nightlife’, ‘Voices’, and 2009’s ‘Eyelid Movies’.
M83 headlined Toronto’s Rebel Nightclub and fired off a lecture on electronica — underlining ‘Junk’ and throwbacks such as “Midnight City”.
Die Antwoord tagged Rebel (Sound Academy) with a sold-out show that tore through ‘Mount Ninji’, ‘TEN$ION’, ‘Donker Mag’, and more.
Founders’ new NYC offshoot tapped into its own ultralight beam with sets from Kanye, J. Cole, Chance, Grimes, Metric, Pusha T, and more.
The L.A. foursome’s recent headliner popped off with dizzying nods to ‘Heads Up’, ‘Warpaint’, ‘The Fool’, and their 2008 debut ‘Exquisite Corpse’.
Sigur Rós’ theater run crashed into Toronto’s Massey Hall with a flurry of intimacy, heady visuals, and a 16-song set that layered layers.
Tom Krell’s return to Toronto was a celestial one-nighter that undressed his ‘Care’ LP and put the spotlight on his ability to melt your heart.
The ‘Eric Andre Live!’ tour made its way over to Toronto and “ranched it up” with skits, Kraft Punk, ranch, and a NSFW helping of chaos.
TURF 2016’s timely ode to fall featured sets from Death Cab, Jimmy Eat World, Lush, Margo Price, Modern Baseball, and Julien Baker.
Bam Bam and Meyhem Lauren laced up at the Sound Academy and flew right off the top rope — diving into bars, classics, and ‘Mr. Wonderful’.
Groovy Q’s return to Toronto was highlighted by a Kobe-esque take on ‘Habits’, ‘Oxymoron’, and this year’s incredible ‘Blank Face LP’.
#MDBP hit Toronto’s Historic Fort York and popped off with Diplo, Grandtheft, NGHTMRE, Slander, and a whole mess of good vibrations.
Wrecking Ball raised some hell in Atlanta, GA with the likes of Deerhunter, Thursday, Foxing, Rainer Maria, Touché Amoré and more.
Deftones and Refused ended their U.S. tour on a high note — tearing through classics, new ones, and a Saturday night thrashing of alt metal.
Embrace Presents’ one-day affair popped off with Run The Jewels, Kehlani, Joey Bada$$, Broods, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, TOPS + more.
Montreal’s beloved festival hit all of the right notes as it hosted the likes of Radiohead, Future, Grimes, Best Coast, Vince Staples, and more.