The Illinois native finessed a sold-out set at The Underground – pushing Internet hits, rap covers, and a substantial amount of confidence.
In between a mini-tour and a solo trek, Surfer Blood pit stopped in Ottawa and riffed through ‘Pythons’, ‘1000 Palms’, ‘Astro Coast’, and more.
Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest celebrated its 10th birthday and went full tilt with Fucked Up, Joey Bada$$, Grimes, Title Fight, and more.
Raury’s recent trip to Toronto lived up to the hype as he dove into ‘Indigo Child’ and ‘All We Need’ while giving HRMXNY his own aux cord.
Shakey’s recent headliner at The Danforth was bittersweet yet explosive and full of hit singles, loosies, and Nashville’s Those Darlins.
The Story So Far and Basement (UK) took a quick detour to Toronto and went full tilt with riffs, revisits, and a whole mess of stage dives.
Circa Survive’s ‘Juturna’ tour hit Toronto earlier this week, throwing it back to 2005 with a little bit of help from Citizen and RX Bandits.
Megan James and Corin Roddick’s recent one-off in Toronto was an intimate yet lucid trip into the worlds of ‘Shrines’ and ‘Another Eternity’.
Despite the coat check mob, Disclosure’s recent headliner at Toronto’s Exhibition Place was a potent mix of new faves and surprise B2Bs.
Vancouver’s Teen Daze headlined at the Queen West spot last week and ran through an intimate recital of his new album ‘Morning World’.
Hardly Art’s Protomartyr put their new album on display and post-punked The Shoe with a little help from The Dirty Nil and Growwing Pains.
Four Year Strong and Defeater’s fall tour hit The Opera House in Toronto and the end result was a barrage of blood, sweat, and stage dives.
Bring Me The Horizon’s fall tour made its way up north and delivered with an effects-heavy display of ‘Sempiternal’ and ‘That’s The Spirit’.
NY’s Joywave returned to Toronto and set it off on a Wednesday – swerving through singles, Neil Young covers, and full on afterparty vibes.
Chvrches rocked Toronto’s Danforth Hall with B2B gigs and the first night was a 17-song rush that underlined ‘Bones’ and ‘Every Open Eye’.
Wolf Alice returned to Toronto and barely let up – diving straight into ‘My Love Is Cool’ and a set that was loud, magnetic, and perfect.
A$AP Rocky, Tyler The Creator, Danny Brown, and Vince Staples set up shop in Toronto and redefined what it means to be a “performer”.
TURF underlined its move to September with an all ages weekender that featured Chuck Ragan, Pixies, Neko Case, Lord Huron, and more.
With one final swing, Riot Fest Toronto closed things out with Rancid, Weezer, Wu-Tang, The Prodigy, Bleachers, Tyler, The Creator, and more.
Riot Fest made its way to Toronto and swung for the fences with sets from Weezer, Motorhead, Thrice, Cancer Bats, Moneen, and Safe To Say.
The Montreal beatmaker turned the Danforth Music Hall into a warehouse party – flipping through various collabs, remixes, and cameos.
Riot Fest’s final outing in Chicago, IL left a mark with Modest Mouse, Snoop Dogg, Tenacious D, Yelawolf, Superheaven, and Jazz Cartier.
Riot Fest punk-ed it up on the Saturday with sets from Alexisonfire, Modern Life Is War, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, Joyce Manor, FIDLAR, and more.
London’s Years & Years and art-pop must Tei Shi invaded The Danforth and upped the intimacy – proving music is indeed one hell of a vice.
With a brand new home, Riot Fest Chicago kicked its weekend off with Ice Cube, No Doubt, Thrice, ETID, Into It. Over It. and Against Me!
Ratatat’s Evan Mast and Mike Stroud floored the Sound Academy with a vivid dip into ‘Magnifique’ and the rest of their trip-rock catalogue.
Chicago’s Mick Jenkins busted out the art trap at The Hoxton with a little help from the likes of STWO, The Mind, and Free Nation’s jSTOCK.
Mad Decent’s annual “pawtie” invaded Toronto’s Historic Fort York with sets from Major Lazer, RiFF RaFF, What So Not, and 2NE1’s CL.
Previewing their massive Fall tours, Australia’s Northlane revisited The Mod Club and went for broke with an extensive mix of old and new.
Toronto’s TIME Festival poured one out for the music nerds with the likes of Mac DeMarco, Freddie Gibbs, Alison Wonderland, and more.