guestwriter, Author at The Panic Manual

Concert Review: Alicia Keys, August 14, Budweiser Stage

Posted on by guestwriter in Concerts | Leave a comment

Arriving at Budweiser Stage for Alicia Keys’ ALICIA+ World tour, energy and anticipation for the show pulsed through the crowd. As the show started, the level of detail in choreography, sound, and lighting created a grand entrance for Ms. Keys, who played a mix of her classic hits and songs from her new album Keys with seamless transitions. At one point in her show, Keys seemed to have disappeared from the stage and reappeared among the fans in a DJ …

Concert Review: Lucius, Celisse, May 18, Opera House

Posted on by guestwriter in Concerts | Leave a comment

In April, Lucius released their first album in over four years – Second Nature – and this month, they made their way to the stage at The Opera House to show us just how fun it could be when you see it performed live! The duo, who have perfected the arts of musical and stylistic synchronization, along with the other members of the six piece, synth-heavy band had only played two shows in Canada over the past six years, so …

Concert Review: Charlotte Cardin, May 13, Elgin Theatre

Posted on by guestwriter in Concerts | Leave a comment

Charlotte Cardin had a busy week in Toronto recently; two days before she performed at the Junos and walked away with four of their awards, she played two nights in front of sold out crowds at the Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre. Cardin had last played here back in September 2019 at The Opera House, so to see thousands of fans pack the much larger theatre was a testament to how far she has come in these past few …

Concert Review: Gang Of Youths, May 6, Danforth Music Hall

Posted on by guestwriter in Concerts | Leave a comment

Gang of Youths brought their engaging, energetic and joy-inducing show in support of their third full length album, Angel in Realtime, to the Danforth Music Hall’s stage. The six piece Australian band – playing in Canada for the first time in four years – kicked things off with “The Angel of 8th Ave” as frontman and songwriter David Le’aupeue frenetically danced around the stage; smiling, singing and interacting with the audience and the other members of the band. For an …