Feature: Cold Specks

Humbly, Yours A modest look into the year that Cold Specks blew up. Photography by Gemma Warren —- She’s played sold out shows around the world, been raved about in a ton of major music publications, and her debut album was shortlisted for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize next to Canadian big-timers like Drake, Feist and Grimes. But even with this list of accomplishments to her name, Al Spx remains one of the most humble ladies around. Spx is the …

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Influence: Bravestation / Yeasayer

Anyone who knows me or is unfortunate enough to have befriended me knows about my deep and probably obnoxious obsession for Brooklyn’s psychedelic pop threesome known as Yeasayer. My initial interest was sparked by a triad of mystical bangers off their first album, All Hour Cymbals, titled “2080”, “Sunrise” and “Wait for the Summer.” At the time, I didn’t fully understand the rest of the album, which is full of three-part harmonies, unconventional/worldly rhythms, and in general, less than immediately accessible …

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Feature: Jesse Labelle

Dedicated to Progress Immediately after releasing his first album in 2010, Canadian singer-songwriter Jesse Labelle realized he was capable of so much more. Photographer / Brendan Smyth | Stylist / Kirsten Reader (Judy Inc) + Grooming / Bree Powell using M.A.C Cosmetics (Plutino Group) —- Free Times Café on College Street still makes Jesse Labelle’s heart race. It was there where an inexperienced and teenage version of the singer-songwriter took the stage and played his first open mic—an experience that …

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Profile: Snowblink

Changing Scenery Snowblink prove how amazing change can be. Photographer / Riley Stewart + Grooming / Katie Locke —- As the heart and the mind behind Snowblink, Daniela Gesundheit makes music that brings listeners through a diverse and unique musical landscape, largely reflective of her own physical ones. Originally from Los Angeles, Gesundheit moved to Toronto in 2008 and, in her short time here, has already garnered a reputation as one of the city’s most inspired and inspiring musicians. But …

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Jane’s Party at Cameron House

Jane’s Party have been spoiling their fans for a while now, playing a ton of shows around the city since we first talked to them back in our Summer 2012 Issue. This past weekend, they treated their not-so-19 listeners – or anyone who wanted to kick off their Saturday night with a bunch of great tunes – with an early, all-ages show at the Cameron House. Right off the bat, it was clear that this was the show that was …

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The Darcys Present: A Live Interpretation of AJA at Lee’s Palace

  • in Music
  • November 15, 2012

The Darcys returned to Toronto last Saturday night to finish off their “A Live Interpretation of AJA” tour in front of their home town crowd. As anticipated, the band naturally captivated the audience with their unique sonic interpretation of Steely Dan’s classic 1977 album and visually interesting multimedia projections. As regular concert go-ers, it’s always refreshing to witness a band that is continuously well curated and looking to push their musical boundaries. If you missed out, check out some pictures from the show …

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