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Thomas Jackson – Tynesight

There was a political edge to the Austin festival this year and a genuinely impressive gender balance – Toronto artists also made a splash more

Mar 20, 2018 4:22 PM Concert reviews

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Nick Wons / Massey Hall

The once-CanRock rivals brought their co-headlining tour for the first of two nights in Toronto, and it brought both of their legacies into new light more

Mar 16, 2018 2:59 PM Concert reviews

On the Toronto stop of his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, Weird Al earned the right to play a full set of originals more

Mar 10, 2018 7:19 PM Concert reviews

Rhye at Massey Hall.

Jag Gundu / Massey Hall

The sold-out hometown return for Mike Milosh’s R&B outfit felt like all lead-up and no payoff, but Hannah Georgas impressed in her opening set more

Mar 6, 2018 12:24 PM Concert reviews

The Halifax musician's early release show for his new Hold EP was a vast and holistic presentation of his YOLO message more

Mar 2, 2018 11:59 AM Concert reviews

In their second of four monthly shows at the Baby G, the long-running Toronto band brought costumes, accents and wild reinterpretations of just-released songs more

Feb 25, 2018 4:33 PM Concert reviews

Here are five ways the newly renamed three-night festival showed Wavelength's continued relevance in the local music community more

Feb 19, 2018 4:32 PM Concert reviews


Samuel Engelking

The hip-hop auteur connected with both heartfelt and aggressive flows in his psychedelic Ricoh Coliseum set. Vince Staples had a harder time igniting the crowd more

Feb 18, 2018 3:37 PM Concert reviews


Jacob Blickenstaff

The two singer/songwriters demonstrated the exciting, unique paths they're forging within country, blues, gospel and folk more

Feb 12, 2018 6:03 PM Concert reviews


Ashlan Grey

The self-styled hip-hop boy band never let enthusiasm drop during their two-hour Love Your Parents Toronto stop, which included six renditions of the song STAR more

Feb 9, 2018 2:04 PM Concert reviews

The British trance trio get illustrated in this review of their Common Ground tour more

Feb 5, 2018 6:16 PM Concert reviews


Samuel Engelking

In their first of three nights at the Danforth Music Hall, the Indigenous electronic duo put on a powerful and uplifting dance party more

Jan 20, 2018 6:19 PM Concert reviews

Lana Del Rey at the Air Canada Centre.

Samuel Engelking

Wiser and more focused on the search for personal strength, the singer has become the patron saint of low-energy wallflowers with rich interior lives more

Jan 16, 2018 3:01 PM Concert reviews

Lido Pimienta at New Constellations

Shane Parent

A stacked lineup of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous musicians featured Feist, Lido Pimienta, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Jeremy Dutcher and others more

Dec 21, 2017 6:49 PM Concert reviews

Daniel Caesar at Danforth Music Hall

Samuel Engelking

An arena tour feels inevitable, but at the fourth of five sold-out Danforth shows the golden boy kept things intimate and highlighted other hometown talent more

Dec 20, 2017 12:46 PM Concert reviews

What the Toronto-based band lacked in theatrics, they more than made up for in stellar songwriting more

Dec 13, 2017 5:02 PM Concert reviews


Mark ONeill

Kelly Clarkson, Cardi B, Jessie Reyez and Fifth Harmony were flawless. The TV taping? Not so much more

Dec 11, 2017 3:25 PM Concert reviews


Graham Macindoe

Singer Matt Berninger dedicated a song to the newly crowned MLS Cup champions Toronto FC more

Dec 11, 2017 11:30 AM Concert reviews

LCD Soundsystem at the Air Canada Centre

Samuel Engelking

In their first post-reunion set in Toronto, the band finally let fans who missed them the first time say "I was there" more

Dec 4, 2017 3:03 PM Concert reviews

Cold Specks

Samuel Engelking

The show often lost its way, but Cold Specks' Ladan Hussein wowed with powerful empathy and soul when she let her walls down more

Dec 1, 2017 3:50 PM Concert reviews