By: Sheena Lyonnais December 5, 2013
There is something captivating about Lowell, the Toronto singer who recently signed with Arts & Crafts. She'll be releasing her first album through the label next year, the follow-up to her magical debut, If You Can, Solve This Jumble--the album she released with UK supergroup Apparatjik. Lowell's performance at the Drake on Tuesday was a preview of what's to come, dreamy tracks paired with an unmistakable energy that is both alluring and sweet. I once claimed that Lowell has the potential to become huge, and after her performance this week I stand by my proclamation. With Arts & Crafts backing her here in Canada, and an already seasoned following overseas, she is positioning herself to become a key player in the scene. The crowd at the Drake was clearly into the performance, which was both powerful and funny at times. Here are a few photos we managed to snap of Lowell and her homage to cheerleading and the Leafs.
By: Sheena Lyonnais November 11, 2013
Cherie Currie, lead singer of the revolutionary band the Runaways and author of Neon Angel, arguably one of the best music memoirs of our time, tears into Toronto tomorrow with a headlining show at Lee's Palace. Having recently won the Rock Legend Award at the Malibu Music Awards, Currie found herself on stage performing with guitarist Lita Ford for the first time in more than 35 years. The emotions that brought back naturally revved up a desire to reunite the band that brought them together.
By: Myles Herod November 7, 2013
Having last toured in 2008, ending their 16 year silence, My Bloody Valentine have kept relatively busy since then, releasing a widely anticipated album of new material in February, simply titled mbv (their first since 1991).
Critically lauded, the ensuing concert dates came as no surprise. Granted that talks of a third Valentine's record seemed as unlikely as David Bowie returning to the mainstream's ears. And yet, 2013 proved to be a funny year. If anything, the Shoegaze gods are keenly aware of the mythos that prevails their reclusive nature. Performing live offers a rare opportunity from the Irish noise makers, appeasing those hungry for My Bloody Valentine's live sonic assault while permitting hipsters alike to obnoxiously brandish a badge of honour.
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