The Top 10 Concerts I Attended in 2018

2018 was another epic year in concert-going. It marks the most concert reviews written on this blog in any year so far, with over 30 shows attended and reviewed. We also got to expand beyond Toronto and cover shows in other cities, travelling out for some fun times in Kitchener, Guelph, and Buffalo. Between the…

Concert Review: Wu-Tang Clan at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto

  Just two months after performing in Kitchener on what was to be the only stop in Ontario for their 25th Anniversary Tour, The Wu-Tang Clan have returned, this time performing in Toronto itself. Their return comes after the roster wasn’t complete for the Kitchener show, as Method Man had to catch a last-minute flight…

Review: RZA – Live From The 36th Chamber at The Royal Theatre in Toronto

Just one month after the Wu-Tang Clan (minus Method Man) performed in Kitchener on their 25th Anniversary Tour, their leader, RZA, has returned to Toronto with a very special show. As with most members of the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA has a solo career that goes beyond music, with the legendary Hip-Hop producer diving into a prosperous…

Concert Review: Wu-Tang Clan at Bingemans On The Grand in Kitchener, ON

The legendary Wu-Tang Clan has reunited once again for their 25th Anniversary Tour, celebrating the 25 years since they released one of Hip-Hop’s most iconic masterpieces, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). It’s been 25 years of consistent musical output from one of Hip-Hop’s greatest groups, as not one year has gone by since where they haven’t…

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…

Festival Review: The Roots Picnic in New York City

One of the most gifted and musically diverse bands on the planet, The Roots are in their ninth year curating their own music festival.  Always co-headlining alongside some of their favourite artists, collaborators and friends, the festival has been one way The Roots’ celebrate their hometown, Philadelphia, every year.  For the first time in 2016…

Concert Review: Banks & Steelz at the Mod Club in Toronto

Talk about tough decisions.  On this night in Toronto, 90’s Hip-Hop heads had two dope options for live shows.  There was the much hyped Bad Boy Records Reunion Tour hitting the Air Canada Centre, featuring Diddy/Puff Daddy, Mase, Lil Kim, Faith Evans, The LOX, 112, Total and Carl Thomas, or there was Wu-Tang’s RZA and…

My #7 Favourite Album of 2013: Earl Sweatshirt – Doris

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #25* *Click here to go back to #20* *Click here to go back to #15* *Click here to go back to #10* It’s amazing how much a person can mature between ages 15 and 19, and how immature…

My #22 Favourite Album of 2013: Talib Kweli – Prisoner of Conscious

*Click here to go back to the beginning of the countdown* *Click here to go back to #25* Never one to disappoint, Talib Kweli is back with another addition to one of the most consistent discographies in hip-hop.  This album is filled with just really pleasant-sounding hip-hop from front to back, that hip-hop you can…