Tag: Toronto

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Eric Chenaux, “Slowly Paradise”

It’s an engaging conceit – the folk balladeer’s whispy, sometimes almost stagy voice hovering over deconstructed, ambient...

Music

Toronto Pop Star Jordan Alexander’s Radio-Ready Smash

Dubbed “the next gay pop star” by AfterEllen, Jordan Alexander’s career has skyrocketed after only three years on the...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Rick Astley, Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, 10/9/16

It is easy in the post-rickrolling era to forget the level of popularity that Rick Astley achieved during his late-1980s peak. With 40...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Maxwell, Massey Hall, Toronto, 7/5/16

Back in 2009, when Maxwell’s critically acclaimed BLACKsummer’snight marked the singer’s return following an eight-year...

EhOR, Music

EhOR: Triumph’s Radio-Friendly Hard Rock Filled Arenas

Editor’s note: In this installment of EhOr, Jay Kumar looks back at Canadian power trio Triumph, who used a combination of hard rock and...

EhOR, Music

EhOR: Max Webster Brought Weirdness to the Mainstream

Editor’s note: In this installment of EhOR, Jay Kumar examines the career of Canadian prog-rockers Max Webster, who could never escape...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Flow 93.5 FM’s Throwback Birthday Bash, TD Echo Beach, Toronto, 9/27/15

Flow 93.5 has long been Toronto’s pre-eminent R&B/hip-hop radio station, but in recent years it has begun to tweak its format to...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: U2, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, 7/6/15

For a group that once loudly and proudly proclaimed that they were reapplying for the job of best band in the world, U2 have faced their...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Prince & 3rdEyeGirl, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, 5/19/15 (11 PM Show)

Well, he owed Toronto this much! No, Prince Rogers Nelson does not really owe anything to anyone, of course, but after speculation and...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Ryan Adams, Massey Hall, Toronto, 11/12/14

Nearly a decade removed from Ryan Adams’s most prolific year, when he released three full-lengths over seven months (while leaving...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Neil Finn, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, 4/5/14

Going all the way back his days in Split Enz, Neil Finn has always found a welcoming audience in Canada (that group’s True Colours...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Paramore, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, 11/20/13

Few bands have recovered from the kind of turmoil that engulfed Paramore following the release of its third album, the excellent Brand New...

Popblerd!

Cold As Ice: Is Expansion In The NHL’s Future?

The NHL may be expanding by two teams in the next few years. Popblerd's hockey correspondent Jay Kumar explains why he doesn't like the...

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

Popdose: Coverage!

Here's some tunes you might know of......

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Toronto’s “Your Daddy Don’t Know” (1982)

The sad tale of one more Canadian rock classic unjustly ignored in America....

Placeholder

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 92

We're smack dab in the middle of the letter T in this week's Bottom Feeders, and you know what that means: You can New Jack Swing on Dave...

Placeholder

Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Evan Dando and the Lemonheads

To celebrate/exploit the release of Varshons, the new covers album by Evan Dando‘s Lemonheads, Bootleg City is covering its own...