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LIVE REVIEW: Arkells + Frank Turner Sold Out Performance in Hamilton, ON Live Reviews News Reviews 

LIVE REVIEW: Arkells + Frank Turner Sold Out Performance in Hamilton, ON

There’s something so special about being witness to a band’s hometown show. When I learned that I’d be in Toronto for Arkells‘ hometown show in Hamilton, ON, just an hour away, I knew I had to be there. I’d been following the band for only a few years, but after being blown away by their performances at SXSW, I knew that they provided an intense energy and stage presence that was only set to amplify when they were back home.

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Live Review & Photos: Switchfoot & Relient K at The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto Live Reviews Photos Reviews 

Live Review & Photos: Switchfoot & Relient K at The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 was a bitter cold night in Toronto. However the warmth inside The Phoenix Concert Theatre was exceptional as an affectionate sold out crowd filled the venue and played host to Switchfoot, who are currently touring for their (get ready to feel old) tenth studio album, Where The Light Shines Through. It may have been a while since the Californian alternative rockers have enjoyed mainstream success, but they’ve continued to be top dogs on the Christian rock scene and it was apparent in Toronto that they are…

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ALBUM REVIEW : 18th & Addison – ‘Makeshift Monster’ Album Reviews 

ALBUM REVIEW : 18th & Addison – ‘Makeshift Monster’

With humble beginnings, forming in 2013/2014, the New Jersey acoustic duo Tom Kunzman and Kait DiBenedetto of alternative rock band 18th & Addison set their sights to bring something new and unique to the ever growing music industry. From formerly playing alongside pop-punk musician, Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory and What’s Eating Gilbert, DiBenedetto met Kunzman and from a few acoustic sets, the band 18th & Addison was formed, bringing both of their musical backgrounds into something new and collaborative. Having a debut EP under their belts, 2015’s Little Parasites, the duo set…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Chrysalis ‘Reminder’ Album Reviews Hardcore Metal News Post-hardcore Reviews Rock 

ALBUM REVIEW: Chrysalis ‘Reminder’

“I will be there through the darkest of your days” is one of those dreamy one-liners that every girl hopes a man (or woman) will coo to her, gripping an acoustic guitar on the deck of a balcony or fireside in a haughty ski resort. Yet it’s the hook in metal band Chrysalis song “Angel,” a warped banger masquerading as a swoonsome confession of unconditional love. Metal isn’t usually associated with such romantic furor, but that’s where the California hardcore outfit swoop in with Reminder, their 11-track  full-length album. The record, released…

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Live Review & Photos: Alter Bridge At REBEL, Toronto, ON Live Reviews Photos Reviews 

Live Review & Photos: Alter Bridge At REBEL, Toronto, ON

It’s been a long wait for Alter Bridge fans in The 6ix as it’s been over twelve years since their last headline gig here in Toronto. The now shut down Guvernment venue was the last stage to host Alter Bridge during their debut album tour in October of 2004. Now touring for their fifth album, The Last Hero, the four-piece from Orlando, Florida were received with open arms on Wednesday night at Toronto’s latest venue, REBEL nightclub. The impressive 105-minute set opened with the brand new “The Writing on the…

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Live Review & Photos: The Shelters At The Starline, Oakland, CA Indie Live Reviews News Photos Reviews Rock 

Live Review & Photos: The Shelters At The Starline, Oakland, CA

The weather and traffic battled it out for which would be worse last Thursday evening during my drive to Oakland, CA. The traffic won. Luckily I gave myself enough time to arrive, grab a bite to eat, and catch the start of the show. The Starline Social Club is a historic building dating back to 1893. Once a ballroom, it now houses a restaurant and bar downstairs, and an ample sized room upstairs. Complete with original wood floors, booth seating, another bar, and tin ceiling tiles, the vintage room was a…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Lewis Fieldhouse “Theodor Washington and the Central Valley” Album Reviews Reviews Singer/Songwriter 

ALBUM REVIEW: Lewis Fieldhouse “Theodor Washington and the Central Valley”

The past few years have been full of self-discovery for singer-songwriter Lewis Fieldhouse. Few people can pack up their bags and go from the U.K. for California for six weeks. San Francisco was calling and that’s where Fieldhouse went.

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LIVE REVIEW: Yellowcard at The House of Blues, Boston Live Reviews News Pop Punk Reviews Rock 

LIVE REVIEW: Yellowcard at The House of Blues, Boston

Any scene kid – former or active – between the ages of 20 and 30 would pee their pants over the thought of getting to see Yellowcard perform live. The band is practically a Warped Tour institution and one of the highlights of the 2000s emo movement. But with the announcement of the band’s final tour and album, tickets to the band’s Farewell tour remained especially coveted last night (November 7) at the House of Blues Boston, where Yellowcard performed to their final Massachusetts crowd at their sold-out show. Casual…

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LIVE REVIEW & PHOTOS: Assuming We Survive, Colorado Springs, CO Live Reviews News Reviews 

LIVE REVIEW & PHOTOS: Assuming We Survive, Colorado Springs, CO

“I once dropped off my daughter at school in our tour bus, and she was embarrassed!” lead singer of Assuming We Survive, Adrian Estrella told my dad and I, to which my father responded with, “Well of course, dads are supposed to embarrass their kids!” It seems a little cheesy and awkward to have your parent hanging out with you when you’re trying to be cool around the lead singer of your favorite band, but that’s where I was on Sunday night.

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