By: Cassandra Popescu
Who: Dragonette, Young Empires & Dirty Radio
When: November 29, 2015
Where: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Dragonette brought their synth pop tunes to the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on November 29th as part of their latest tour with Young Empires and Dirty Radio. The show was packed with excited fans, good times, and amazing music. Canadian Beats has all the photos from the night to help you relive the magic!
Vancouver based alt-pop trio Dirty Radio opened the show and set the bar high with some sweet falsetto, infectious beats, and soulful melodies. Drawing on classic R&B influences and mixing it with modern indie pop, the group proves that current pop music can be more than simple hooks and beats. There is no question that Dirty Radio’s endless amounts of energy and feel-good music are what make the perfect recipe for a night of epic dance parties.
Young Empires continued the night with their funky, passionate indie rock tunes. Some of my personal favourite songs from the night included So Cruel and Uncover Your Eyes, as well as the title track off of their latest album The Gates. The Toronto based band played a set full of music that urges audiences to dance along, but remains reflective and relatable through catchy, uplifting lyrics.
Dragonette hit the stage next and the crowd was full of excited fans and good vibes. For a small pop trio, the group really knows how to put on a huge show and never fails to bring the energy up for their fans. Strong, captivating vocals and never-ending dance moves hold the audience’s interest while catchy beats and various electronic elements command the crowd to jump and sing along. The group played my personal favourite, Let the Night Fall and their hit Hello.
For even more photos from the show, head to our Facebook page!
I’ve been involved in music my whole life and have developed a passion for helping out or working in the industry any way I can. I’m interested in helping talented artists gain the recognition they deserve in this crazy business. I am currently studying Communication Studies at York University in Toronto, and working at a local theatre doing marketing and communications, as well as helping out a local festival called Rock the Coliseum. Indie, alt-rock/pop, and metal are my favourites but I’m open to all music genres! If I’m not at a show, I’m doing yoga, grabbing coffee, or looking for some craft beer.