Fans wrapped around The Fillmore in anticipation for Jessie Reyez

It was a chilly Monday night, perfect for a concert. I was really excited to see Jessie Reyez live. I remember the first time hearing her voice on the song “Nice Guy,” her collaboration with Eminem and I immediately wanted to know more about her. Walking up to The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Fans wrapped […]

The Beaches wins hearts in Washington D.C.

I was recently introduced to this outstanding Canadian girl band called The Beaches. They are currently on tour with Hotel Fiction. It was my first time at Pearl Street and it instantly became one of my favorite local venues. Its rustic aesthetic and outdoor bar are some of my favorite things about it. Both bands […]

X Ambassadors astounds The Danforth, Toronto

On a cold late-autumn evening in Toronto, we joined an enthusiastic throng of concertgoers lined up in front of The Danforth Music Hall. Having just stopped for an incredible burger and beer at local grill The Bullger (that’s a story for another day, but holy cow), the two of us were fired up for an […]

Rock on the River 2021: two terrific days in Timmins, CAN

Welcome to a small town rock festival in the far-off north! It’s a place where friendly, happy-go-lucky organizers are as serious about good music as they are about making sure there’s enough cold beer to go around. And, it was a bigger than big rock lineup — we’re talking nationally acclaimed artists — The Arkells, […]

Attending Toronto’s 90s Nostalgia throwback fest

I am a self-professed music festival junky and a Tamagotchi-toting 90s kid. After 18 grueling festival-free months, Vaughan’s three-day 90s Nostalgia blowout was a much-anticipated affair for me and my crew. Held on the northern edge of the greater Toronto region after a last-minute venue change, Improve Canada became the cherished home to three glorious […]

The ‘90-iest bands in existence’ head to Toronto this September

Back in the good old days, Tamagotchis ruled and jelly shoes were the height of sophistication… even though your feet were a pool of sweat in 3.2 seconds. We traded Hit Clips, slap bracelets and scrunchies at sleepovers, featuring Spice Girls karaoke (which Spice Girl were you??), a magic 8-ball and those obnoxiously orange Nickelodeon […]

Kaviedes hustles hard in “Get a Meal” single

Straight out of Toronto and Montreal comes Kaviedes: a hip hop artist, combining multiple genres to craft his sound. If Kaviedes were to be compared, he’s in the same vein as Lil Wayne, et. Al. Following two seamless singles “Mean” and “Brick By Brick”, this rising rap artist returns with “Get a Meal”, an ode […]