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Concert Review: Christine And The Queens, November 5, Danforth Music Hall

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With a simply fantastic show, Christine and the Queens danced and sang their way straight to the heart of everyone at the Danforth Music Hall on Monday night. Christine and The Queens is a French singer who first rose to popularity a few years ago with the song “Tilted” and you may or may not have seen videos of her performance on The Graham Norton Show which kinda went viral, I think Anyways, it’s been a few years and Christine …

Concert Review: St. Vincent, July 31, Sony Centre

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It’s impressive to see how much St. Vincent has progressed since she first played the Horseshoe just ten years ago. Perhaps one of the few truly unique artists in the music world today, every St. Vincent release has come with a different vision, theme and ultimately, live show. The anticipation for the live show on her Fear the Future tour was high and with good reason – her fifth album Masseduction is her most successful album, charting in the top 10 …

Concert Review: Faust, July 15, Jam Factory

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Photo by C.L A unique venue and a suffocating heat wave set the stage nicely for Krautrock legends faUSt. Known for their experimental, avant-garde style of music, faUSt has always been about unsettling the spaces that they were in and frankly, when you have to watch a show in 35 degree heat in a packed room, you feel quite unsettled. Often known for unique instruments, the trio, led by Jean-Herve Peron, didn’t quite bring the pinball machines or chainsaws that …

Concert Preview: Faust at Jam Factory

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Photo credit: Jan Lankisch Wavelength prior to this week has always been known to put on shows for eclectic Toronto bands, so it was a surprise to see them book German krautrock band faUSt this summer. Even more surprising was that it was booked at a place called the Jam Factory, which sounds like a place you would go in the ’90s to listen to Chris Shepard or something. Nevertheless, here we are, one week away from from what should …