Singer-songwriter Niall Mutter just released his debut EP, Pass Me By. On his new recording, Mutter’s country roots shine through alongside his penchant for dreamy low-key dance vibes to create quite a unique and compelling sound. Looking for a soundtrack for a lazy and sunny summer afternoon, look no further. Mutter released his debut five-song
Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Teagan Johnston (formerly known as Little Coyote) is set to release her debut full-length record Sentimental Ballad on April 29. The songs found on Sentimental Ballad are described as “strong and powerful while also holding space for softness and vulnerability. Combining Teagan’s delicately detailed piano playing with lyrics full of love and longing,
Common Deer is a four-piece Toronto band led by Sheila Hart on vocals with Adam Hart (guitar, synthesizer), Liam Farrell (percussion, samples), and Connor Farrell (bass). After a couple of highly regarding EPs, the band’s debut album, Maximalist, is officially out April 1. The record tackles a range of raw and honest themes, from mental health,
Kyla Charter kicked off her music career when she was invited to sing with July Talk at Toronto’s Field Trip Festival. Now, the budding jazz chanteuse is set to release her debut album, Edible Flowers, this April. The album was written in the summer of 2020 and proved to be a way for the young
Although Sam Goldberg Jr. is hardly new, being a member of seminal Canadian band Broken Social Scene since 2007, but he is about to release his self-titled debut album as Sam Jr. on March 10. Goldberg has also been part of a couple of other highly regarded bands in Bodega, and Bionic. “My concept for
Long Range Hustle is a five-piece indie rock band based in Toronto. On Feb. 25, the band is set to release its third studio album, I am alive, but only if you say I am. Reuniting with acclaimed Scottish producer, Tony Doogan, Long Range Hustle recorded the album in the tumultuous summer of 2020 at
Toronto musician AHI, Ahkinoah Habah Izarh, is a singer-songwriter on the rise whose last album In Our Time was nominated for a Juno Award in the Contemporary Roots Album of the Year category. Prior to his recording career, AHI spent years backpacking across the globe infusing his music with joy and a sense of togetherness.
Ombiigizi – (pronounced om-BEE-ga-ZAY, meaning s/he is noisy) – is a collaboration between Zoon (Daniel Monkman) and Status/Non-Status (Adam Sturgeon), Anishnaabe artists who explore their cultural histories through sound. The debut album Sewn Back Together is set to be released on Feb. 10 on Arts & Crafts. Here, Monkman answers our questions about the collaboration.
Toronto’s Tennyson King is described as a nomadic indie-folk rocker who hails from Hong Kong and Canada. He’s spent much of his professional life on the road, whether it be touring across Canada, Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Brazil, or parts of Southeast Asia. Despite being grounded from tours due to COVID, King has been
One of the city’s most beloved and homegrown music and arts festivals, Field Trip, will return to its old stomping grounds at Fort York and Garrison Common this summer for a one-day event on July 9. The music festival will feature headliners Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats along with a wonderful lineup of performers
On King Street West every weekend, you’ll find lineups outside doors with loud music and modern interiors, advertising clubs and cocktails. But, the area’s newest hotspot takes on a non-traditional vibe, with funky disco music emanating from the basement space Wednesdays through Sundays. Descending the steps of Pizza Wine Disco is to enter a space
Here are six out-of-the-box events to check out in the city the next time you’re looking for something new to do.
When Alleycatz closed down in the summer of 2020, it left a gaping hole in the Yonge and Eglinton live music scene. But, now, a new locally-owned restaurant, Benny’s Barbecue is giving the space some life again. On Wednesdays through Sundays, the craft smokehouse serves up carefully smoked goodness from 11:30 to 8:30, or until
UPDATE: After only months of operations, La Nectarine has shuttered its doors in The Junction. “Couldn’t come to terms with my landlord and decided to pack up and change locations,” says chef David Adjey. But, fans of La Nectarine shouldn’t stress for long. Adjey says he has a “killer” new spot that he should have
Running through the Rosedale Valley with his wife and new puppy, the actor Adan Canto feels something like bliss. Audiences will know Canto from the hit TV series Designated Survivor, in which he stars alongside Kiefer Sutherland in the show where a terrorist attack kicked off season one. Canto, who is originally from Mexico alongside the
Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus, doesn’t have the memorable soliloquies of his better known plays, but the production now on stage at Shakespeare in High Park is a bloody good show, action-packed and easy to follow.
Kalle Mattson wrote his first album when he was 18, and his second when he was 19. A veritable triple threat, the Ottawa musician also plays a role in recording and producing his own albums. Though he started as a solo act, he’s joined forces with a full-fledged folk-rock quintet for a new experimental indie rock sound, which ranges from danceable pop tunes to lyric-heavy music that’s both mellow and disturbing (in a good way).