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 […]

Canadian Beats Passport – Catfish and the Bottlemen

When: May 4, 2017 Venue: Rebel Where: Toronto, Ontario Full disclosure, I am not only a massive fan of Catfish and the Bottlemen, they are hands down my favourite band around right now and also my favourite band to shoot. So much so that the day The Ride was released in May I put it […]

Canadian Beats Passport – Show Review – Mayday Parade

Who: Mayday Parade When: May 4, 2017 Where: Théâtre Corona, Montreal QC Ten years ago, Tallahassee band, Mayday Parade, released their first studio album, A Lesson In Romantics. In honor of the ten-year anniversary, the band has been touring North America playing the record in its entirety. I was thrilled to catch them at their stop […]

Canadian Beats Passport – Photo Review – In This Moment

When: April 12, 2017 Venue: Danforth Music Hall Where: Toronto, Ontario There are some bands that you know just from looking at an album cover will be a dream to shoot. Such is the case with Swedish metal act Avatar, a band whom I have been wanting in front of my camera from almost the […]

Canadian Beats Passport – Show Review – Good Charlotte

Who: Movements, Palaye Royale, Silverstein, Good Charlotte When: April 22, 2017 Venue: Schooner Showroom at Casino Nova Scotia Where: Halifax, Nova Scotia Photo Credit: Norma Young The Youth Authority Tour presented by Journeys hit Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax Saturday night – featuring Movements, Palaye Royale, Silverstein and headliners Good Charlotte. The large crowd was […]

Canadian Beats Passport – Show Review – Kip Moore and River Town Saints

Who: Kip Moore and River Town Saints When: April 17, 2017 Venue: Burton Cummings Theatre Where: Winnipeg, Manitoba Genre: Country When River Town Saints hit the stage at Winnipeg’s historic Burton Cummings Theatre, they hit it hard! These guys were the opening act for Kip Moore and what a way to get the house ramped up […]

Canadian Beats Passport – Show Review – Biffy Clyro

Who: Biffy Clyro When: April 9, 2017 Where: Café Campus  Montreal QC Scottish rockers, Biffy Clyro, have been touring Europe since the release of their seventh studio album, Ellipsis, last summer. This spring, the band has brought the show to North America, and I was excited to catch them on their stop at Café Campus […]