K-pop has shown immense growth in the past year with groups like BTS and EXO charting on an international level and gaining noticeable popularity among music fans across the globe. This past week, Montreal was proud to welcome its first official K-pop act. Former 4Minute member Hyuna stopped by L’Olympia on Sunday as part of […]Read more "Hyuna at L’Olympia"
In debut album Ology, American singer-songwriter Gallant articulates hardship and insecurity through often smooth and occasionally hard-hitting r&b melodies. Demonstrating his vocal prowess on all fronts, Gallant channels 80s and 90s vibes to create a powerful yet deeply anxious and emotional story whilst also flowing smoothly from a lower register to well placed falsetto. Despite […]Read more "Ology by Gallant"
JYP Entertainment boy group GOT7 brought their North American fanmeet tour to Toronto’s Massey Hall. Eager fans, equipped with very creative hand-made paraphernalia, made their way to the venue, lining up hours before the show. The hour and a half event consisted of a hosted Q&A session, games, performances and ended with a meet and […]Read more "GOT7 at Massey Hall"
As the 2015 edition of Montreal’s Osheaga festival is now a thing of the past, it’s safe to say that the event rose to the 10th anniversary expectations. I could sit here and endlessly write about all the brilliant acts that graced the six stages across all three days but I’ll cut it down to […]Read more "Osheaga 2015 Recap"
In debut album Communion, British pop band Years & Years delivers a selection of proper dance floor tunes lined with melancholic questionings and self-pity. In an attempt to dance your problems away, you might find yourself reaching for this album from now on. In song “Real”, singer Olly Alexander promises to “do what you like […]Read more "Communion by Years & Years"
In preparation for their second studio album, Montreal band Half Moon Run announced a handful of tour dates with which they plan to test the waters and see how their new material holds up. With a setlist that consists primarily of new content, the band took to the stage with the sole intention of getting […]Read more "Half Moon Run at Théâtre Lionel-Groulx"
Former Killers frontman Brandon Flowers dropped his second solo album last month. The Desired Effect features ten news tracks masterfully crafted by Flowers and producer Ariel Rechtshaid, who also worked with artists like Vampire Weekend and Haim. Speaking of Haim, lead singer Danielle also gracefully lent her drumming skills to the making of this sophomore […]Read more "The Desired Effect by Brandon Flowers"
Twenty One Pilots blew up in 2013 with the release of their third studio album Vessel, quickly chucking them in the alternative scene limelight. Thanks to the success of their first full-length release and the helping hand of record label Fueled by Ramen, this newest record was met with quite the anticipation. Blurryface, featuring fourteen […]Read more "Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots"
In preparation for this year’s Osheaga festival, I’ve put together a Spotify playlist featuring 3 songs for every artist set to perform. Enjoy!Read more "Osheaga 2015 Master Playlist"
Today is a great day as the full lineup for this year’s 10th anniversary of the Osheaga festival is announced. Tickets for three day passes are now on sale and the detailed schedule should be announced later this spring along with sales for individual days. Here are the bands and artists I’m most excited for: James […]Read more "Osheaga 2015 full lineup"