Concert Review: Apathy & Celph Titled at The Rockpile in Toronto, ON

Apathy and Celph Titled have been busy since the last time they were both in Toronto together.  The last time was in 2013 at Nocturne Nightclub, when they were on their Demigodz KILLmatic tour.  Since then, 2014 saw them release two new albums with Army of the Pharaohs, as well as Apathy’s fourth solo album, Connecticut…

Concert Review: ¡Mayday! at Rockpile West in Toronto, ON

¡Mayday! is currently on their Future/Vintage Tour to promote their upcoming album of the same name, due to be released August 21, 2015 via Strange Music (check the new single I covered on Ambrosia For Heads).  More importantly, they’re on their first ever tour in Canada, starting out west in Vancouver and travelling east to…

Concert Review: Non Phixion at Rockpile West in Toronto, ON

Non Phixion is a group from Brooklyn, New York consisting of MCs Ill Bill, Goretex, Sabac, and DJ Eclipse, and they’re currently on their 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour.  Although the group was formed in 1995, their debut album, The Future Is Now came out in 2002, and it’s the only album of theirs I’ve heard.  The…

Concert Review: Talib Kweli at Rockpile West in Toronto

About a year and a half since his last show in Toronto, Talib Kweli has returned, this time for a small-venue concert at Rockpile West.  This would be my fourth time seeing Talib Kweli perform, and each time has been slightly different.  I first saw him at my very first rap concert, the 2009 Rock…

The Top 10 Concerts I Attended in 2014

I’d like to thank everyone who’s supported this blog and anyone who has ever read any of my articles!  This is the first full calendar year I’ve had SYpherSights running, so this time I have concert reviews written for every show on the list.  While I couldn’t attend every single hip-hop show in the city,…

Concert Review: Redman at Rockpile East in Scarborough/Toronto

The first and last time I saw Reggie Noble, a.k.a. Redman perform was during the spring of 2013, when he tore down The Sound Academy with Method Man.  That was the time when my glasses were destroyed because they got knocked off my face while I was helping carry Redman during his crowd surfing.  It…