6 bangin’ December shows to warm you up this winter

(By: Ally Yacapin) The leaves are falling, the weather is colder and the smell of hot chocolate is filling the air – that means the holidays are coming. But most importantly, it means the winter break is right around the corner! Here are six bangin’ shows that will warm you up this winter. Playboi Carti Monday, December 3 REBEL Tickets start at $48.42 This former … Continue reading 6 bangin’ December shows to warm you up this winter

MAX performing at Velvet Underground in Toronto

Review: MAX was all about good vibes in Toronto

(By: Angela McLean) With the spotlight on him, and his eyes on the crowd, MAX could not resist a smile. “If you’re so happy to be alive this evening, make some noise,” he shouted. The dance-pop singer from Hell’s Kitchen, New York, who packed Toronto’s Velvet Underground for the second time this year on Sunday night (Nov. 4), was met with more than just some … Continue reading Review: MAX was all about good vibes in Toronto

Six must-see concerts in November

(By: Xavier Eeswaran) Oh November… The bad news is that the hype for Halloween dies out when the clock hits 12:00 a.m. as we usher in a cold and stressful month. The good news? A bunch of exciting artists will be in town. Here are six to look out for. Bahamas Nov. 1-4 The Danforth Music Hall Tickets start at $52.70 Bahamas, a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen, … Continue reading Six must-see concerts in November

In Photos: iHeartRadio Fanfest at REBEL during Canadian Music Week 2018

(By: Angela McLean) While Canadian Music Week serves as a launch pad for many emerging artists, it also provides opportunities for fans to see their favourite local and international talents share a stage. iHeartRadio’s second annual Fanfest event at REBEL on May 11 was the perfect showcase of homegrown talents who have made it big and their stateside friends who keep coming back for more. … Continue reading In Photos: iHeartRadio Fanfest at REBEL during Canadian Music Week 2018

Common Holly talks Canadian Music Week and new album

(By: Angela McLean) For an artist that has “Common” in her stage name, Brigitte Naggar is anything but. The Montreal-based singer-songwriter extraordinaire blends a rich, folk sound with modern electro beats, reminiscent of Feist, Angel Olsen and Radiohead but intriguingly unique. Songs like “Nothing,” about accepting a breakup, and new single “If After All” can only be described as sad but beautiful – a label … Continue reading Common Holly talks Canadian Music Week and new album

FM Berlin shares inside scoop on their Canadian tour and new music

(By: Angela McLean) FM Berlin is certainly having fun. The four-piece, East Coast-based alternative rock band is currently touring the country in support of their 2017 album ‘At Least You’re Having Fun.’ They describe the sound as if “The Police and Led Zeppelin made a baby… in space.” It’s unusual, but it works. The proof is in their growing fanbase and recent critical acclaim. The … Continue reading FM Berlin shares inside scoop on their Canadian tour and new music

REVIEW: Dua Lipa’s Self-Titled Tour in Toronto

(By: Melissa Bennardo) For those of you who haven’t heard of Dua Lipa yet, she is definitely the one to listen to right now. You may have heard her featured in Martin Garrix’s hit song, “Scared to be Lonely,” but “New Rules” is how she really started climbing the Billboard charts. The song peaked at number 19 this week on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. But … Continue reading REVIEW: Dua Lipa’s Self-Titled Tour in Toronto

EXCLUSIVE: Elliott and Ezra of The Look Back Now on getting bigger, better and busier

(By: Laura Dalton) Well-established following the release of their EP ‘Dweeb,’ Toronto band The Look Back Now are currently playing a sporadic set of shows around the GTA to promote themselves. After a hectic summer of shows across Ontario, the band is ready to play for larger audiences with similar bands like Run Maggie Run and Family of Things. RUtv News sat down with lead … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Elliott and Ezra of The Look Back Now on getting bigger, better and busier

Review: The Look Back Now’s Halloween themed concert in Toronto

(By: Laura Dalton) A combo of three pop punk bands performed at Kensington Market’s Handlebar Oct. 28 for an adoring crowd. On the bill were headliners The Look Back Now and support acts Run Maggie Run and The Vikkies. The bar buzzed with the strums of the guitar and the beat of the drum as the opening band, The Vikkies, took the stage. They were … Continue reading Review: The Look Back Now’s Halloween themed concert in Toronto