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Animals as Leaders At Summer Slaughter

Tosin Abasi is perhaps one of the most innovative, progressive guitarists in metal music today, so when I went to the Summer Slaughter festival just to see his band, Animals as Leaders, perform live, my expectations could not have been higher. Arriving at Sound Academy at 7:20 pm, I walked past many who were sitting along the entrance hallway, which made me wonder if the energy had already died out—the show ...

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Edgefest: Through The Eyes Of A Noob

[caption id="attachment_52847" align="alignnone" width="464"] Mother Mother - One of the two keyboardists looses herself in the music during their set on the Main Stage.[/caption]   Edgefest- Toronto, Ontario I was recently introduced to the atmosphere of concerts, and seeing bands live. Needless to say: I’m hooked. I’ve reviewed all but one concert I’ve been to, and the 2013 Edgefest is no different. ...

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The Sword

Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC Heavy music was on the menu thursday night at Biltmore Cabaret. Throngs of black clad long haired west coast metalheads united as one to bear witness to The Sword. Out of the music hot bed that is Austin, Texas The Sword are reminding fans how metal is meant to sounds. Mythical, powerful and profound; the Texas quartet have delivered four albums to date since their incarnati ...

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Edgefest 2013

[caption id="attachment_53064" align="alignnone" width="450"] Mother Mother[/caption]   Toronto, Ontario 102.1 The Edge had yet another successful Edgefest. This year’s Edgefest setlist consisted of bands such as July Talk, Monster Truck, Mother Mother, The Lumineers, Imaginary Cities and many more. From a media perspective things were very organized which made it easy for me to locate everything. From ...

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Vans Warped Tour ’13 – “Best Day Ever”

With all the years that I have attended Vans Warped Tour, I’d have to say that from both the perspective of a fan and media this year has been the best. This year Vans Warped Tour in Toronto took place July 5 at the Molson Amphitheatre, this is the second year in a row that Warped Tour has been held at this location. Despite the layout of the flats, the festival was way more organized than what it was the p ...

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The Besnard Lakes

Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC The Biltmore Cabaret was transformed into a dream theatre thursday night. Fans of the Montreal atmospheric rock group The Besnard Lakes were transfixed by progressive melodies and heavily reverberated falsetto. A sensory overload amid clouds of blue fog. If you have seen The Besnard Lakes live you know that the kind of performance both visually and audibly that Jace Lasek, w ...

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Ludovico Einaudi

Danforth Music Hall- Toronto, Ontario As I sat in the middle of the almost-packed Danforth Music Hall, waiting for the pianist and his orchestra that I had come to see, I started wondering what angle I should take in this review. Despite being a huge fan, I only discovered the wide appeal and worldwide message of Ludovico Einaudi while preparing for this concert. And this made me ask myself: Should I focus ...

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Super8 & Tab

Guvernment - Toronto, ON When attending an electronic music show at the Guvernment, you know you’re likely going to have a great time. Because the venue always goes the full nine yards to ensure that the show is more than just a concert—that it’s an enhanced experience uniting lights with sounds and atmospheric novelties to create an unforgettable night. And that’s exactly what happened on Saturday, April 2 ...

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The Zolas & The Dudes

[caption id="attachment_50617" align="alignnone" width="549"] The Zolas[/caption] Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, BC The Dudes and The Zolas teamed up for a sold-out night of great music at the Vogue Friday night. It has been a great last year for both bands, as both are riding high on their mounting success of new releases and radio play. Showcasing their sophomore album, The Zolas had the floor  full of fans y ...

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Marianas Trench

Pacific Coliseum - Vancouver, BC The Pacific Coliseum was packed Friday night with a crowd filled of many fans waiting to see their favorite band. Marianas Trench played a packed show in their hometown the other night, and there was no shortage of support. Screaming girls loved the interaction the guys had with the audience, and the energy they brought to the stage. Opening for Marianas Trench was another V ...

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