Live Music Reviews

Death From Above 1979: déjà vu cult lane

Death From Above 1979: déjà vu cult lane

Being excited about going to a Death From Above 1979 show in 2014 is an exercise in nostalgia. The dance-punk band from Toronto, comprised of Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler, played two back-to-back dates, the first date this past Wednesday at the Vogue. Hump day, all-ages, no ins-and-outs, ended before midnight, theatre seat – […]

Does Madchild need to slow down?

Does Madchild need to slow down?

Since resurfacing in the wake of his struggles with drug addiction, Vancouver’s Madchild has been touring and recording at a torrid pace. In 2014 alone, he moved to Los Angeles, resurrected Battleaxe Records, released a solo EP (Switched On) and a full-length record with Swollen Members (Brand New Day), toured across North America and Europe, […]

Electric Youth Shines at the Biltmore

Electric Youth Shines at the Biltmore

“Have you seen the movie Drive?” Last Saturday night at the Biltmore Cabaret, this question was tossed around by people thinking of something to say to someone. It was a rhetorical exercise, anyway. Most people were there because they had seen Drive, and when they had seen it, the only thing on their minds was, […]

Christopher Owens in the Flesh

Christopher Owens in the Flesh

It was beautiful to be able to forget where I was when I saw Christopher Owens & Co. perform this past Wednesday night. From what I can recall, I would like to think that those who were set beside me felt something similar. The Biltmore was its usual moody self, lit like a dive bar. […]

Kaytranada Hypnotizes Celebrities

Kaytranada Hypnotizes Celebrities

The night started off with a hook. My name wasn’t on the list. Great. I had brought a guest thinking that I could get into a sold out show and came ended up empty handed. Luckily, my tongue was as quick as my words, and I was able to talk my way into Celebrities on […]

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