Photo Review – Teo Milea & Terry Lim

Who: Teo Milea & Terry Lim When: May 13, 2017 Where: Al Green Theatre, Toronto Teo Milea debuted his piano and flute concert A New Beginning, alongside fellow musician Terry Lim on May 13, 2017 to a full house at the Al Green Theatre in Toronto. Together they played six songs total, written by Milea in Romania and Toronto. In […]

Laura Marling at Danforth Music Hall

Canadian Beats Passport – Show Review – Laura Marling and Valley Queen

Who: Laura Marling, Valley Queen When: May 10, 2017 Where: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto Words by Dave Pihlaja, edited by Janine Wong The stage and equipment were decorated with flowers, looking more akin to a wedding reception than a concert venue when Laura Marling and her band took to the stage. Opening the night was Valley […]

Photo Review – Gabrielle Papillon and Mary Stewart

Who: Gabrielle Papillon, Mary Stewart Venue: Burdock Where: Toronto, ON East coast singer-songwriter Gabrielle Papillon played an early show at the Burdock on May 3, 2017. Opening up for Papillon was friend and former maritimer, Mary Stewart, who played songs about her landlord stealing her boyfriend and working at a bakery. Papillon played a lot of new material from […]

Charlotte Day Wilson performing at the Mod Club

Show Review – CMW 2017 – Charlotte Day Wilson

Who: Charlotte Day Wilson, Bernice When: April 20, 2017 Where: Mod Club, Toronto Torrential downpour didn’t stop the crowds from coming out to see Charlotte Day Wilson. This was Wilson’s second performance at the Mod Club as part of Canadian Music Week. The Toronto R&B singer has garnered a lot of hype in the past […]

Photo Review – CMW 2017 – Julia Jacklin showcase

Artists: Magnolian, NEFE, Julia Jacklin When: April 21, 2017 Venue: Rivoli, Toronto Mongolian folk singer-songwriter Magnolian played songs off of his EP Famous Men at the Rivoli Friday night. He was followed by local singer-songwriter NEFE who was celebrating the release of her debut EP MAMA. The honesty of NEFE’s music translates well, and sent soulful and loving vibes to the audience. […]

Photo Review – CMW 2017 – Japanese Breakfast

Artist: Japanese Breakfast When: April 21, 2017 Venue: The Silver Dollar Room, Toronto Japanese Breakfast played their second of three shows at The Silver Dollar Room as part of NeXT @ CMW. The Philadelphia indie-rock band played songs from Psychopomp and also tested out some new material from their upcoming album. Frontwoman Michelle Zauner expressed gratitude for getting to […]

Photo Review – CMW 2017 – BEYRIES

Artist: BEYRIES When: April 20, 2017 Venue: Supermarket, Toronto Montreal singer-songwriter, BEYRIES kicked off the Bonsound Showcase at the Supermarket in Kensington Thursday night. BEYRIES played songs off of her debut album Landing and switched between the keys and guitar throughout the set. She was accompanied onstage by a talented multi-instrumentalist who played drums, keyboard, […]