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Wavves Debut New Songs at Tour Kick-Off

Flanked by two oversized papier mache aliens and a smoke machine billowing out the occasional plume, Nathan Williams and his new bandmates kicked off their…
Chandler Levack / June 21, 2010

Kate Nash Turns Riot Grrrl in Toronto

She might wear cute outfits and sing songs with titles like "Pumpkin Soup," but British singer-songwriter Kate Nash's North American tour kickoff at Toronto's Mod…
Chandler Levack / April 27, 2010

Dr. Dog Launch Tour with Powerfully Eclectic Show

A shaggy crossbreed between Pink Floyd's psychedelic guitar work, Beatles vocal harmonies, and the infectious glee of the Muppet house band, the southern-fried indie-rock of…
Chandler Levack / April 15, 2010

Breaking Out: The Rural Alberta Advantage

Drinking on the patio of a Toronto bar, the Rural Alberta Advantage sit underneath a mural touting Big Rock Beer: "Alberta's Other Natural Resource." The…
Chandler Levack / September 15, 2009

Broken Social Scenester Debuts Happiness Project

"To be honest, I didn't expect this to go beyond my living room," admitted Broken Social Scene guitarist Charles Spearin Wednesday night at Toronto's Music…
Chandler Levack / March 13, 2009

Metric Debut New Songs Live!

Though the weather outside Sound Academy was frightful Saturday night, a packed crowd seemed delighted by the Canadian indie flair of Toronto's annual Jingle Bell…
Chandler Levack / December 15, 2008

Torche Terrorize Toronto

Clad in stovepipe Levis and a Mario mustache, Torche frontman Steve Brooks seemed more likely to get his ass kicked at Lee's Palace's experimental-metal showcase…
Chandler Levack / July 15, 2008

Aimee Mann

What?Heartbreak chatter, specifically stories told about our last doomed relationship (and the exes that remain on our couches), sound like lyrics penned by Aimee Mann…
Chandler Levack / June 4, 2008

Spiritualized

What's the Deal? Space rock was born in Rugby, England in 1990 with the demise of Jason Pierce's previous band, Spaceman 3. Spiritualized's sixth studio…
Chandler Levack / May 27, 2008

Kassin+2

What? The sun-spattered, psychedelic swathes of Brazilian tropicalia featured on Kassin+2's Futurismo (available now on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label) might be the ideal sound…
Chandler Levack / May 21, 2008

Peter and the Wolf Cap Toronto’s Over the Top Fest

After a last-minute cancellation by Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes, Austin, TX's Peter and the Wolf took the stage last night (May 4) at Toronto's Sneaky…
Chandler Levack / May 5, 2008

Crystal Castles Bring It Home

Awaiting a set from local heroes Crystal Castles, fans were content to thrash out their anticipation in a sweaty cluster of keffiyahs and Kanye shades…
Chandler Levack / February 22, 2008

The Teenagers

Who? Guitarist Dorian Dumont and lead singer Quentin Delafon aren't lying; they actually met as teenagers in the suburbs of Paris. Bored with their day…
Chandler Levack / February 1, 2008

DD/MM/YYYY

Who? Casting aside their suburban garage rock roots,Toronto's Moshe Rozenberg (drums/keys/vocals), Jordan Holmes(guitar/vocals), Matt King (keys/sax), Tomas Del Balso (guitar) andMike Claxton (bass/ guitar/vocals) bonded…
Chandler Levack / January 18, 2008

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are Soul-Sensational

Brooklyn songbird Sharon Jones strutted onstage like a woman donewrong, taking time to groove with no less than five audience membersplucked from the packed crowd…
Chandler Levack / November 14, 2007

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