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Concert Review: Martha Wainwright, November 30, The Great Hall

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During her performance last night at The Great Hall, Martha Wainwright noted that two of her bandmates were from Toronto, which made this feel like a bit of a homecoming for her too. She also gave a shout out to a store across the street from the venue where she had just picked up the outfit she was wearing on stage, so it all felt pretty local. Wainwright later continued with the Toronto theme, telling a story about a time …

Song Of The Day: Quinquis – Adkrog

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“Adkrog”, the latest single from QUINQUIS (aka Émilie Tiersen), is a beautiful, moody piece which Tiersen describes as being “… about finding the energy in environment and nature”. QUINQUIS just recently singed with Mute Records and has announced a series of upcoming European tour dates for the new year. Check out the video for “Adkrog” below.

Song Of The Day: Eels – The Magic

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When Eels mastermind E sings “I get it, don’t sweat it. I’m not your cup of tea” in the opening lines of their latest single “The Magic”, I get the impression this is something he’s likely had to say about his own band. At this point, Eels have stuck around long enough to have a cult following while also decidedly sticking to their own guns and doing whatever pleases them musically – ie. not everyone’s cup of tea. Sticking with …

Concert Review: Caribou, November 23, Danforth Music Hall

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At the outset of Caribou‘s set at The Danforth on Tuesday night, Dan Snaith announced how happy he and the band were to be playing again and to see everyone at the show, adding, “Thank you for waiting so long for this.” His words echoed those of most musical acts who have made their return to the stage over the past several months, but they seemed to hit a little harder and mean a little more at this show. After …