On Thursday, Montreal’s No Joy continued their NXNE residency – putting ‘More Faithful’ on blast next to Dilly Dally and Cassie Ramone.
Closing out Vans’ Almost Summer series, Pusha T and Vince Staples treated Brooklyn to a hits on hits spectacle that was a win for rap.
Red Bull’s Sound Select series occupied NXNE and flexed like it was 1994 with sets from Tink, Allie, Bishop Nehru, and Dillan Ponders.
Twin sister duos Ibeyi and Tasseomancy kicked off NXNE on Wednesday, immersing the Mod Club Theatre in a whole new kind of intimacy.
The Brits road tripped to The Commons in Niagara On The Lake and charmed with songs from ‘Sigh No More’, ‘Babel’, and ‘Wilder Mind’ .
Bestival concluded it’s one-two on Toronto Islands with the likes of Nas, Caribou, BANKS, Cashmere Cat, TOPS, Born Ruffians, and more.
Fighting off rain with fun, Bestival TO let loose on Friday with sets from Wavves, Flosstradamus, Jamie xx, Grandtheft, HRMXNY + more.
Governors Ball NYC closed out their monumental weekend with The Black Keys, Flying Lotus, Tame Impala, The War On Drugs, and “Weird Al”.
On Saturday, Gov Ball traded the main acts for a heady mix of Flume, Conor Oberst, Little Dragon, Sharon Van Etten, Future Islands, and more.
Gov Ball NYC kicked off its fifth year with “all in” performances from Drake, Florence, Future, MØ, DFA 1979, Benjamin Booker, and more.
Yukimi Nagano and Little Dragon provided the perfect pick-me-up on Sunday, cutting through both ‘Ritual Union’ and ‘Nabuma Rubberband’.
While doing his Professional Rapper tour, Philly’s Lil Dicky returned to Toronto and pregamed with ‘So Hard’, ‘Hump Days’, and nods to Ciara.
Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley revisited Toronto, sailing through their ‘Ritual In Repeat’ and ‘Young & Old’ LPs only to melt everyone’s hearts.
Kevin Parker and co. previewed their new record and said farewell to ‘Lonerism’ with a massive yet mesmerizing set at Toronto’s Massey Hall.
Brooklyn’s Matt & Kim bashed through a colorful 19-song setlist that was full of ‘Lightning’ faves, ‘Grand’ gems, and other lo-fi, party-heavy stuff.
On Friday night, Madeon intoxicated Toronto’s Danforth Hall with ‘Adventure’ and a dance party that was more Justice than Mad Decent.
The 19-year-old Texas-grown rapper went all the way in at Toronto’s Mod Club with support from fellow emcees Jimmy B and Dillan Ponders.
Toro y Moi previewed his summer fest run with a blissed-out, groove factory of a show that dug into oldies and played ‘What For?’ in its entirety.
The Icelandic folk group stirred up a bit of magic during Canadian Music Week with a heady yet riveting showing at Toronto’s Massey Hall.
Shy Girls’ Dan Vidmar and Young Ejecta’s Leanne Macomber settled in at The Garrison for a night full of smooth R&B and lush synth-pop.
The Used, Every Time I Die, and Marmozets occupied Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall for a sold-out show and a night full of riffage.
Decibel’s annual road show got loud in Toronto, putting eardrums to rest with At The Gates, Converge, Pallbearer, Vallenfyre, and more.
Austin’s Shakey Graves continued his Canadian tour run with a heart-pounding set of fan faves at Molson Canadian Studio (Hamilton Place).
La Dispute and Title Fight marked the end of their co-headline run with a cathartic showing at The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan.
Following September’s Riot Fest takeover, La Dispute, Title Fight, and The Hotelier returned north with their hits-heavy “Tour Of The Year”.
We spotlight the bands, babes, and good times that made Burgerama Four a memorable hit. Warning: some portraits and stills are NSFW.
Burger Records concluded their annual one-two with Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, White Fence, Black Lips, Meatbodies, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
We popped our Burgerama cherry this past weekend, taking in FIDLAR, Weezer, Bleached, Beach Fossils, Bass Drum Of Death, and more.
Scott Hansen and co. marked their return to Toronto with a mesmerizing set that dusted off older gems and outlined the pluses of ‘Awake’.
Panache Booking’s SXSW Spider House Rager II was a complete success as it raged on with Thee Oh Sees, La Luz, The Mystery Lights, and more.