The Weeknd fans pack Rogers Centre for the long-awaited return of Toronto’s prodigal son

At least he wasn’t Rogered this time around. After being denied the opportunity to kick off his “After Hours til Dawn” world tour here in July due to a nationwide communications shortage from the communications giant, The Weeknd — one of music’s hottest commodities — more than made up for it with a 100- minute … Read more

OMBIIGIZI reflect on the healing power of the Polaris Prize-nominated ‘Sewn Back Together’

When Daniel Monkman was young, his father would boast that he and his son had the same hands, down to the thumbs and pinkies, “like we’re the same person.” As a songwriter, this memory helped Monkman relate to his father, a survivor of the Canadian residential school system. Though Monkman himself did not attend a … Read more

Dinosaur Jr.: ‘We still kind of play like it’s 1988’

Always bring ear plugs to a Dinosaur Jr. show. Forever committed to the ethos of the hardcore punk scene from which they emerged nearly 40 years ago, the legendary American rock band has built their reputation on the intensity of their live performances. Flanked by towers of Marshall stacks, the trio plays ear-splittingly loud, assaulting … Read more

This Oktoberfest Event Near Toronto Is The Largest In Canada & It’s Like A Trip To Munich

If a trip to Germany is on your bucket list but you can’t make it over the ocean, this massive Oktoberfest event in Ontario can satisfy that itch. Bingemans Oktoberfest is a celebration over three weekends full of craft beer, Bavarian eats and live entertainment. The festival weekends start on September 23 and you can … Read more

How Manifesto built Toronto’s most inclusive music festival

Last May, Toronto artist Charmaine, alongside Haviah Mighty, made history as the first women to bring home Juno Awards in the rap categories — Charmaine’s “Bold” won Rap Single of the Year, while Haviah Mighty won Rap Album/EP of the Year for “Stock Exchange.” The moment felt long overdue — not a single woman in … Read more

Rock the Lake back in the Okanagan with top-tier line-up – Okanagan

Rock the Lake returned to the grounds of Prospera Place this past weekend with three days of heavy-hitting lineups. “We draw over 4,000 people and some of the best rock bands come through here every single year,” said George Fadel, senior director of marketing GSL Group/ Rock the Lake. “This year it’s bigger and better … Read more

Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj join forces for Young Money Reunion at OVO Fest

Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj join forces for Young Money Reunion at OVO Fest | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:” “,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”Was this a joke or was it true? It didn’t matter, because seconds later, there was Lil Wayne, one of the greatest and influential rappers of all-time, delivering a hyped-up version of the 2011 hit “Blunt … Read more

This Massive Bonfire Is Just Outside Toronto & You Can Eat S’mores While Sipping Hard Cider

Chudleigh’s Farm is hosting a good old fashion night around the fire with freshly pressed hard cider and live music. So, if you haven’t had a chance to head up to a cottage this summer, you can experience a massive bonfire with all the fixings in a short drive from Toronto to Milton. The farm’s … Read more

How Josh Groban wrote his own playbook

It’s easy to poke fun at what is sometimes called adult contemporary music, or to roll your eyes at traditional pop singers like Céline Dion or Michael Bublé. This likely stems from the fact that we’re not entirely comfortable consuming art that is so earnest and devoid of irony, at least not outside of the … Read more

Jann Arden in Toronto, ON – Show Review

Jann ArdenMay 24, 2022Massey Hall, Toronto, ON Grand introductions to the newly revamped space of Massey Hall, with soaring vocals from Jann Ardenand dancing lighting plots provided by Christie Lites. The City of Toronto is home to some beautiful music venues, and Massey Hall is no exception. Three years in the making, 1933’s Massey Hall … Read more