Review: John Mayer brought his Search to Toronto

(By: Nick Baxter) John Mayer had the whole Air Canada Centre harmonizing Monday night as he returned to Toronto in the midst of releasing a new album. The singer/songwriter decided to take a creative approach to the release of ‘The Search for Everything’ by only releasing four songs every month until the album is complete. When he arrived in Toronto, eight of his new songs … Continue reading Review: John Mayer brought his Search to Toronto

Review: Bastille kicked off North American tour with a bang in Toronto

(By: Valerie Dittrich) Despite being extremely jet-lagged and exhausted from spending the day prior touring the city, the London-based indie-pop band Bastille kept fans dancing to the rhythm of the night during the kick-off show of their North American tour. The crowd slowly filled the seats of the Air Canada Centre on Mar. 24, eventually becoming an almost full house by the time the main … Continue reading Review: Bastille kicked off North American tour with a bang in Toronto

Review: Vince Staples locked down Toronto with the Life Aquatic Tour

(By: Sorcha Beirne) Vince Staples may have stumbled into his role as a rapper, but his talent and focus creates an undeniably magnetic stage presence. Staples never disappoints, and such was clear at this weekend’s Toronto stop of his The Life Aquatic Tour. As the crowd began to pile into the venue, The Phoenix Concert Theatre, on Friday night (Mar. 24), they were met with … Continue reading Review: Vince Staples locked down Toronto with the Life Aquatic Tour

Review: Passenger brought fans along for magical Toronto show

(By: Emma Johnston-Wheeler) Michael Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Passenger, is a man of charm and well…immaculate manners. The English singer/songwriter had an incredible stage presence during his show at Rebel on Mar. 15. Following an opening performance by Australian indie rock-folk band The Paper Kites, Rosenberg emerged on the stage with the familiarity of a person whose spent every day of their … Continue reading Review: Passenger brought fans along for magical Toronto show

Review: Amber Run releases new album ‘For a Moment, I Was Lost’

(By: Valerie Dittrich) After a rocky beginning to their career, the U.K. band Amber Run has found success in the new year – signing to a new record label and releasing their second studio album, ‘For a Moment, I Was Lost.’ The record dropped in the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 10 digitally, with the CD and vinyl set to be released Mar. 17. Following … Continue reading Review: Amber Run releases new album ‘For a Moment, I Was Lost’

Review: Dua Lipa blew minds at Toronto headlining debut

(By: Angela McLean) If you have not heard of her yet, Dua Lipa is an artist you are definitely going to be hearing a lot from in 2017 – for good reason. The 21-year-old London-based singer-songwriter headlined the Mod Club in Toronto on Feb. 27 and performed to a sold-out crowd eager to hear music off her upcoming self-titled debut album, due out June 2. … Continue reading Review: Dua Lipa blew minds at Toronto headlining debut

Review: Come From Away an important and worthwhile watch

(By: Mark McKelvie) A new musical with Canadian roots, Come From Away, combines an east coast sound with a moving plot to provide a special night at the theatre. Set in Gander, N.L. after the 9/11 attacks, Come From Away tells the stories of passengers from 38 diverted planes and the locals that drop everything to care for them. Plenty of Canadian references are scattered … Continue reading Review: Come From Away an important and worthwhile watch

Review: Calum Scott had his Toronto crowd ‘dancing’ together

(By: Angela McLean) His debut single is called “Dancing on My Own,” but at Calum Scott’s first-ever Canadian show in Toronto, he certainly was not dancing alone. Around 500 fans and local family members packed the Mod Club Theatre on Nov. 14 to catch one of music’s hottest rising stars perform his hits and several new, unreleased tracks. You may recognize the British singer/songwriter from … Continue reading Review: Calum Scott had his Toronto crowd ‘dancing’ together

Review: Russ made his presence known in Toronto

(By: Nick Baxter) American rapper Russ lit up the stage in Toronto, that’s for sure. The Danforth Music Hall was sold out on Nov. 7 to see the rapper perform one of the many shows on his Yung God North American Tour. The confidence he carried with him throughout the show made for an electric performance. His belief in himself is ultimately what made his … Continue reading Review: Russ made his presence known in Toronto

Review: Lecrae’s Destination Tour in Toronto had a slow start but big finish

(By: Sindi Dulluku) American hip-hop artist Lecrae performed at the Mod Club Theatre on Nov. 2 and, despite a few shortcomings at the start, fans seemed to love it. One of the most unanticipated moments of the evening took place before the show began. As people were lining up for the concert, three men stood outside the Mod Club using a megaphone to condemn Lecrae, … Continue reading Review: Lecrae’s Destination Tour in Toronto had a slow start but big finish