Single Mothers’ ‘Our Pleasure’ release show was pure chaos as it hit like a baseball bat caked in battery acid and rusted barbed wire.
Deftones and Rise Against’s joint summer tour hit Toronto and barrelled through ‘White Pony’, ‘Wolves’, ‘The Sufferer & The Witness’, and more.
Kehlani’s world tour hit Toronto on Sunday and popped off as the Bay Area heroine underlined every R&B delight that’s on ‘SweetSexySavage’.
Jack Johnson and Bahamas wowed at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage — flipping through album cuts and covers of Sublime and Jimmy Buffett.
Broods hit several new levels at The Danforth — diving into their ‘Evergreen’ and ‘Conscious’ LPs while underlining their own flawless take on pop.
Chance’s set at Budweiser Stage was damn near perfect as it was full of rainbows, ‘Acid Rap’ cuts, and spiritual deep dives into ‘Coloring Book’.
The xx’s mini revue at Toronto’s Echo Beach was undeniably flawless as the London trio retraced ‘I See You’, ‘Coexist’, and their loud-quiet-isms.
Mac DeMarco’s two-night stand at The Danforth kicked off with a good time that retraced ‘2’ and pinned ‘This Old Dog’ to everyone’s hearts.
The Garden State indie rockers teamed up with Frankie Cosmos and sketched out their records — including ‘Days’, ‘Atlas’, and ‘In Mind’.
Little Dragon and GoldLink grooved out at the Danforth Music Hall — anatomizing every bit of ‘Season High’, ‘Ritual Union’ and ‘At What Cost’.
Josh Tillman’s double-header in Toronto echoed a flair for the dramatic as night one embraced a much grander form of entertainment.
The Silver Dollar’s final au revoir went out with a bang as METZ, Fake Palms + New Fries helped the venue crowd surf its way into history.
Dilly Dally and FRIGS turned The Silver Dollar’s final Friday show into a sweaty, fully charged assault that split ‘Sore’ and ‘Slush’ wide open.
Scott Hansen’s quick return to Toronto resulted in a two-parter that turned Massey Hall theatre into a wonderland for nostalgic minimalism.
Skepta’s recent trip up north was everything as the UK grime savant found a Les Ferdinand flow and shut down Rebel Nightclub with ease.
Simon Green’s post-Coachella set in Toronto was utterly mesmerizing as he re-illustrated his new ‘Migration’ LP with the powers that be.
The Beaches served up a shot of sweet napalm at The Shoe — riffing through new material and shades of ‘Strange Mercy’ and ‘White Blood Cells’.
Dine Alone and Buzz Records’ #CMW2017 party was a win for local bands as it went full tilt with Greys, Solids, NOBRO, New Swears + more.
The Toronto singer-songwriter’s two night stand at The Mod Club was a clear highlight of CMW Week as it echoed intimacy and confidence.
Toronto’s own Goodbye Honolulu wrecked shop at Mar On Music’s CMW bash alongside Dentist, Faith Healer, and Eliza & The Delusionals.
Italy’s Emanuela Drei – aka GIUNGLA – riffed, shredded, and blitzed The Hideout’s new College Street and cued up a mess of emotional textures.
R&B prodigy Xavier Omar kicked off CMW 2017 by shutting down The Velvet Underground with a “crooner’s playlist” that was way too real.
Greene’s tour closer at The Velvet Underground cued up ‘Feel Infinite’ and took the red pill as he floated some serious ‘R.’ meets ‘Mezzanine’ vibes.
Sam Shepherd and his ensemble broke barriers at The Danforth — tapping into the complex end of ‘Elaenia’ while making innocent hearts sing.
Architects hit a new decibel at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall — removing heads from bodies with Make Them Suffer and Stray From The Path.
Maggie Rogers’ Canadian debut was full of highs as the NYU alumna played to her strengths and put on a masterclass in abstract pop.
The Seattle vets wowed (and paralyzed) Detroit’s Saint Andrews Hall with a trip through ‘VOIDS’, ‘OMNI’, ‘Infinity Overhead’, and more.
Big Sean’s headliner was an undeniable classic as the Detroit MC flipped ‘I Decided.’, ‘Dark Sky’, and a handful of G.O.O.D. Music covers.
At The Drive-In destroyed Rebel Nightclub as they tore through ‘Relationship Of Command’ and a two-song encore that deserves a Pulitzer.
Foxygen’s Tuesday night-er at The Opera House nearly brought the whole place down as they grooved through various ends of their discog.