Tag Archives: toronto

QC INTERVIEW: BRIAN BORCHERDT OF HOLY FUCK

by cheryl santa maria From rural Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to the bustling streets of Toronto, Ontario, Brian Borcherdt has left his mark in Canada’s musical landscape. His career began in the mid-nineties, christened by the establishment of Dependent Music — an artist collective/label that he founded — as well as his participation in a successful indie outfit [...]

QC REVIEW: METRIC @ MASSEY HALL

by cheryl santa maria Emily Haines is, in every sense of the word, a star. Her incredible voice, combined with her fashion sensibilities and energetic stage presence, have been known to send audiences into a frenzy and last night’s sold-out performance at Toronto’s Massey Hall was no exception. A member of the indie rock scene [...]

CHILL ON THE HILL

by cheryl santa maria reporting from toronto The good folks at Nestea will be defying the laws of nature this Saturday and QC will be there with a live report. Three hundred pound blocks are going to be chipped up to create fine flakes of snow which will then be used to cover one of [...]

UNDERWORLD LIVE

by cheryl santa maria | photography by wil blair I love watching crowds and one of the best places to do this is at a concert, where all of the strange people come out to play.  The audience at last night’s Underworld concert did not disappoint.  Some of the concert-goers looked extra-terrestrial while others appeared [...]

INDIE-PENDENCE @ THE BOAT (TORONTO)

by cheryl santa maria Due to the garbage collection strike that’s taking place in Toronto (now in its eighth day) the extremely stinky city has decided to cancel this Wednesday’s Canada Day festivities. Hooray for patriotism. Artist: Animal Collective & Dam Funk Song: Summertime Clothes Remix … I could go off on a rant about [...]

THUNDERHEIST COMING TO BROOKLYN

by ND McCray (pic by shaun bateman) Joining the ranks of electro-bass Tampa-duo, Yo Majesty, Toronto hip-hop act Thunderheist is bringing booty bass, electro-thrash, experimental hip-hop, whatever you want to call it, back to the masses. With swag, bass lines and a dance-mentality to match, Thunderheist, which means “the act of stealing another’s thunder, to [...]

KEYS N KRATES & PLANET RUMP @ PUBLIC ASSEMBLY

by marc amigone … Keys N Krates, a live hip-hop band out of Toronto, CA, is joining forces with Planet Rump to bring the power of interplanetary funk to the back room at Public Assembly in Williamsburg tonight. Jasmine Solano, a Philly Motown girl turned hip hopster has just been added to the bill. Representing [...]

WINTER CITY

by cheryl santa maria Winter City is a fourteen day festival that celebrates art, culture and food.  If you’re in Toronto between January 30 and February 12, you gotta check out some of the events.  A highlight for me is always the outdoor spectacle that takes place at Nathan Philips Square. This year the performers [...]

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH BSS & METRIC

by rock s. So it sucks for most of us that this party is in Canada but it’s a fun party prospect regardless.. Brendan Canning and Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene along with Jimmy Shaw of Metric are hosting a dance party on New Years Eve at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. No [...]

NORTHERN LIGHTS

by eliza czander We got another one coming out of Canada, guys. Newcomer, Lights, is a 21 year-old Canadian songwriter who’s beginning to make her mark here in the States. Just a few months ago, she signed with Warner Brothers, and has just recently started her tour across the US. With a delicate but captivating [...]