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…

Top 10 Upcoming Hip-Hop Concerts to see in Toronto This Summer (2019)

It’s that time again! The weather is warming up, and Toronto is about to be ripe with music festivals, nightclub shows, and outdoor concerts. As we always do, we’re counting down our top 10 picks of must-see shows for Hip-Hop fans in the GTA! In chronological order: 10. Madchild & Stevie Stone at The Rockpile…

Concert Review: Logic at Echo Beach in Toronto

Over the past month, this show went from being one of the most anticipated concerts of the summer to becoming an uphill battle to satisfy disappointed fans.  It was supposed to be two of the biggest Hip-Hop artists under the age of 30 teaming up to co-headline what was being promoted as both Logic’s Everybody’s Tour and…

Festival Review: Manifesto 11 at Echo Beach in Toronto

After a very successful debut at Echo Beach last year for their tenth anniversary party, Manifesto has returned for the second year in a row with an even more eclectic lineup!  They’ve spent over a decade building up and supporting Toronto’s Hip-Hop community by mentoring young artists, providing a platform for them to develop &…

The Top 10 Concerts I Attended in 2016

Another year, another top ten!  Our third full calendar year saw more connections made, more recognition received, and while fewer concerts were covered than previous years, the shows covered were bigger.  I have to thank all the media teams and organizers who granted me access – I had more media passes this year than any…

Concert Review: Anderson .Paak & Kaytranada at Manifesto Festival

Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, Manifesto Festival is doing it big for 2016.  Over the past decade, the festival has brought the Toronto community together, giving young local artists a platform to both develop and showcase their skills.  The festival typically consists of art exhibitions, mentorship workshops for young artists, and is wrapped up with a…