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

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

Justin Timberlake redeems himself sans breast slip in 2018 Super Bowl halftime show

(By: Lucas Iannetta) It was that time again yesterday for everyone’s favourite live concert: the Super Bowl halftime show, which this year featured Justin Timberlake. A lot of eyes were on Timberlake for his much-anticipated 2018 performance, 14 years after Janet Jackson had a breast slip while singing “Rock Your Body” onstage with the star. This year Janet Jackson wasn’t part of the show, but … Continue reading Justin Timberlake redeems himself sans breast slip in 2018 Super Bowl halftime show

60th annual Grammys faces backlash over awarding mostly male artists

(By: Rhea Singh) The 60th annual Grammy awards set out to present awards to a diverse array of winners that were nominated three months prior. Crowd expectation was that the much-anticipated show would celebrate the change in the industry through movements like #TimesUp. However, the show received heated backlash from viewers who believed it failed to deliver what should have been a progressive night and … Continue reading 60th annual Grammys faces backlash over awarding mostly male artists

Riverdale gets pop-up treatment at Toronto diner

(By: Jasmine Bala) Netflix has been transforming restaurants across the country into Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe, a diner from the hit series Riverdale, in celebration of the show’s season two premiere yesterday. Fran’s College Street location was the first to transform in Toronto. With the waiters dressed in full Pop’s diner uniform (complete with red bowties) and the big lit-up Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe sign inside, it … Continue reading Riverdale gets pop-up treatment at Toronto diner

Six concerts you can’t miss this September

(By: Sarah Chew) School may have started, but the fun isn’t over yet. This month a bunch of new artists are hitting the stage in Toronto and we’ve got the deets. So, instead of spending that OSAP money on textbooks you’ll never use this semester, invest in a good time and grab some tickets to these upcoming shows. Continue reading to check out six concerts … Continue reading Six concerts you can’t miss this September

Six places to see fireworks around Toronto this Canada Day

(By: Angela McLean) More so than any other holiday, fireworks are an integral part of Canada Day celebrations. Amidst the buzz of Canada 150 this year, there is no excuse for not being prepared with a plan of action as to where your squad will take in a fireworks spectacle. Check out six places to see fireworks in and around Toronto this July 1 – … Continue reading Six places to see fireworks around Toronto this Canada Day

Show Spotlight: Elliot Moss returns to Toronto with new music and new show

(By: Angela McLean) The dictionary definition of a boomerang states that it is a curved flat piece of wood that can be thrown so as to return to the thrower. A similar definition could be attributed to Elliot Moss’ music. From start to finish, whether it is on a single song or full EP, Moss takes his listeners on a journey. His infectious beats carry … Continue reading Show Spotlight: Elliot Moss returns to Toronto with new music and new show

Six must-see April concerts in the 6

(By: Angela McLean) There is no doubt that the month of April is showering Toronto music fans with a wide variety of great shows. An already-packed month of music is being bolstered on the national stage with the annual Canadian Music Week, taking place April 18-23 around the city. We have rounded up six of the best shows happening this month to add to your … Continue reading Six must-see April concerts in the 6