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Blue Hawaii :: Untogether

June 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s very rare that an album should render me speechless, and without any conceivable description of it. Enter Blue Hawaii’s feature LP Untogether. As their first feature [...]

Smif-n-Wessun at NXNE

June 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

With one simple sentence, the North by Northeast MC gave the audience a general idea of what Smif-n-Wessun’s performance at Yonge-Dundas Square would be all about. [...]

Joey Bada$$ at NXNE

June 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

In Joey Bada$$’ first trip north of the border, the Brooklyn MC saw just how much his star has risen over the past year. During the earliest hours of Sunday morning, the [...]

Rich Kidd at NXNE

June 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Before Rich Kidd played a single song at the Wrongbar in Toronto for the North by Northeast festival, he had a question to ask the audience: “Some people say SXSW is [...]

The Antiheroes at NXNE

June 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

After a delay pushed their set back by 40 minutes, Canadian rap duo The Antiheroes came on the stage at Wrongbar in Toronto, and delivered one of the strongest performances [...]

Briar Rabbit at NXNE

June 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

In what was his first ever appearance in Toronto, Chicago singer Briar Rabbit showcased his thought-pop sound during the penultimate night of the North by Northeast festival. [...]

Ryan Hemsworth at NXNE

June 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

Many, including the guy outside of the venue who, an hour before, told his friends that he was “really curious to see Ryan Hemsworth play”, anticipated Ryan [...]

Eight and a Half at NXNE

June 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

The BLK BOX in Toronto proved to be my go-to spot towards the end of the North by Northeast festival, thanks to a stunning Saturday-night lineup, which included Eight and a [...]

Gold & Youth at NXNE

June 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

After a too-short set at Field Trip, I was anticipating seeing Gold & Youth perform during the North by Northeast festival. Currently touring in support of their debut [...]

Blue Hawaii at NXNE

June 21, 2013 // 1 Comment

Along with catching lead vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston perform during her set with BRAIDS, I returned to the Comfort Zone on Thursday night to catch her perform with [...]
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