Concert Review: Nas & Mary J. Blige at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto

When it comes to Hip-Hop and R&B, Nas & Mary J. Blige can be considered royalty of their respective genres, each having legendary careers lasting over 25 years, and now they have joined forces for The Royalty Tour. Celebrating 25 years of Nas’ Illmatic album and Mary J. Blige’s My Life album, the two legends…

Concert Review: Wu-Tang Clan at MattyFest in Toronto

“Wu-Tang again?” “Awww yeah, again and again!” –Protect Ya Neck The legendary Wu-Tang Clan reunited for their 25th anniversary tour over a year ago, and while they hit Toronto with a free concert last September, they have returned for a second show a year later while remaining a united force for the entire world tour….

Concert Review: Beast Coast at Echo Beach in Toronto

The Beast Coast crew have individually been taking the underground Hip-Hop world by storm over the past several years, and now they’ve finally united as a supergroup to release their first album as a collective, Escape From New York. The all-Brooklyn squad consists of standout star Joey Bada$$, members of his Pro Era crew including…

Concert Review: Common at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto

  For the first time in five years, Common has returned to Toronto on his Let Love Tour. The acclaimed Chicago emcee/actor/author has had many artistic endeavors in recent years, always pushing his own boundaries with the various looks, feels, and styles of the characters he portrays in film, and with each of his musical…

Review: Public Enemy Radio & More at Toronto’s 2019 Festival of Beer

Toronto’s Festival of Beer continues to carry on traditions that make it one of the best annual music festivals in the city. Every year, in beautiful July weather, they set up tents and bring hundreds of breweries from around the world to Bandshell Park, where festival attendees can spend the day sampling all those beers…

30@30: The Top 30 Concerts I’ve Ever Been To (Pt. 3/3)

It’s been an awesome 5+ years running this blog and reviewing as many concerts as I can possibly go to. I’m celebrating my 30th birthday this week, and it’s been over a decade since I went to my first rap concert and fell in love with live Hip-Hop shows, and that feeling of seeing one…

30@30: The Top 30 Concerts I’ve Ever Been To (Pt. 2/3)

It’s been an awesome 5+ years running this blog and reviewing as many concerts as I can possibly go to. I’m celebrating my 30th birthday this week, and it’s been over a decade since I went to my first rap concert and fell in love with live Hip-Hop shows, and that feeling of seeing one…

30@30: The Top 30 Concerts I’ve Ever Been To (Pt. 1/3)

It’s been an awesome 5+ years running this blog and reviewing as many concerts as I can possibly go to. I’m celebrating my 30th birthday this week, and it’s been over a decade since I went to my first rap concert and fell in love with live Hip-Hop shows, and that feeling of seeing one…

Concert Review: Shad at the 2019 TD Toronto Jazz Festival

There are many ways to ring in the summer in Toronto, and one of those ways would be the opening weekend of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival! On the first official weekend of summer, and for the entire week to follow, the Toronto Jazz Fest shut down a stretch of Bloor Street between Bay Street…

Concert Review: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals at Echo Beach in Toronto

  2019 is Anderson .Paak’s year. After crushing it on the indie scene for most of the decade, the multitalented RnB/Funk/Soul singer has arrived in the mainstream, finally releasing his major-label debut album on Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment late last year. Riding the wave of November’s Oxnard album, 2019 so far has seen Anderson .Paak go…

Concert Review: Choclair at The Rec Room in Mississauga, ON

May 25th, 2019 will forever be remembered as a historical night for Toronto. The day started off as the first time in over 25 years that any major Toronto sports team had an opportunity to clinch a Finals berth with a home game, and it ended as being the very first time the Toronto Raptors…