Tag: Toronto

T.U. Jazz Fest Opening Night: Robi Botos Trio

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 8:30pm T.U. Jazz Fest Opening Night : Robi Botos Trio and Precious Cargo $20 Advance / $25 Door ROBI BOTOS Robi has been hailed as one of the most diverse multi-instrumentalists of this generation. From ...
Album review

Al Qahwa – Cairo Moon

Cairo Moon is the newest disc showcasing the many vivacious talents of Toronto’s modern Middle Eastern quartet Al Qahwa. With this sophomore record the four core members bring their multi-channelled talents and Greek/Iranian/Egyptian/Canadian heritages back together to envision an exotic ...
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Dispatches from the Mariposa Folk Festival: Day 1 (Friday)

I got to the Mariposa mainstage just in time to see Ralph suitably attired in a hot pink outfit that perfectly matched her ‘80s disco-pop sound, which featured live bass, keyboards and drums, and some pre-recorded or looped music. To ...
Album review

Ariana Gillis – The Maze

Several years ago I adopted the practice of waiting until after I’d seen an artist in concert for the first time before I listened to any of their music. My goal was to avoid going to a show with any ...
Concert review

Downchild Blues Band 50th Anniversary Party at the Toronto Jazz ...

L.to R.: Paul Shaffer, Donny Walsh, Mike Fitzpatrick, Chuck Jackson, Dan Aykroyd, Gary Kendall, Pat Carey “What a great night to be playin’ the blues, eh?” ~ Chuck Jackson The stained alleyways and decrepit staircases that germinated the talent and ...
Concert review

Oh Susanna – June 7 at the Longboat Hall in ...

I was fortunate enough to catch Oh Susanna (Suzie Ungerleider) at the Longboat Hall in Toronto on Friday, June 7. It was a very special concert as it marked the 20th anniversary of her debut full-length album Johnston, which was ...
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Bruce Cockburn is releasing a new instrumental album this fall

True North Records has announced a Sept. 20 world-wide release date for Crowing Ignites, the new all-instrumental CD from legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. Bruce has also announced his North American tour (dates below) with more shows to be confirmed.  Crowing ...
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Remembering Mose Scarlett

Gary 17 put together this lovely collection of tributes to Mose Scarlett at TorontoMoon.ca.  We’re reprinting it here with his permission.  Thank’s Gary! (PS: Gary’s site is an amazing resource for live music listings in Toronto.) The world of authentic ...
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Charlotte Cornfield talks to Paul Corby about The Shape of ...

A vacuum tube glows warmly in the dark, yellow and blue, contained in a fragile membrane of blown glass, of crystal clarity, specifically curved to disperse its heat equitably, protecting the circuit board at the heart of the amplifier from ...
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Oh Susanna – Johnstown (limited-edition, vinyl-only anniversary edition)

Bing!  “You got a package in the mail,” reads the text from my wife. I’m on the road for work and won’t be home for a few more days. “Can I open it?” she writes. “Sure,” I reply. Her next ...