As you walked down College Street last night you would have seen a gaggle of people lined up for a few blocks at the Mod Club Theatre, this is because Billie Eilish is in town on her sold out tour. Promoting her debut album Don't Smile at Me, the sixteen year old songstress is on a 22 date tour and every single show is sold out.
The last time Billie was in town was October and performing another sold out show at The Drake Underground, it's been great to see how much she has grown in the last five months. From dance routines with her brother, hiring a drummer and playing bigger crowds, last night was extraordinary.
The show kicked off with Reo Cragun a hip-hop/R&B artist whose work compliments the tones in Billie's music. Along with a DJ, the duo hyped up the crowd for Billie to take the stage.
As the hour counted down, the group of people with silver hair, neon clothing and dressed in merchandise that was available for purchase sang along to the music that filled the air. As two men dressed in white jumpsuits wearing a green handkerchief over their mouths faced the crowd with a cash cannon that started off the show. Dressed in her own merchandise, Billie Eilish took the stage to being her set and opened with the hit Bellyache.
Midway through the night you could hear the beginnings of Hotline Bling by Drake playing which then cycled into her song party favor. Other songs performed last night included hits COPYCAT, ocean eyes and new singles Six Feet Under and when the party's over. She also took the stage with a ukelele to perform an unreleased single, NEW GIRL. The songstress also took the time to get the crowd to sing Happy Birthday for her mom, with her whole family on tour you could feel all the love and support in the room. Check out down below for some photos from the night!
Photos and words by Jenna Hum
Charlotte Cardin reminded us of why she is nominated for two JUNO awards while stopping in Toronto for two sold-out shows on her North American Tour. Her jazzy, soulful and powerful voice brought silence to the venue while everyone was captivated by her songs. With a strong and confidence stage presence and short entertaining monologues between songs, she reminded us why she sold out a majority of her solo tour.
The show opened with Ralph, a Toronto native that we have seen before on this blog. With a female vocalist and tunes that remind you of 80's bops, Ralph's ballads demanded attention and encouraged you to dance along to the music. With a cover of Young Hearts Run Free, best known from Romeo and Juliet, the tone was set for the night to include some great music by some great people.
Nominated for Breakthrough Artist and Songwriter of the Year for a few of her songs, including her hit Main Girl. Not having even release a full length debut album, Charlotte finds herself nominated in one of the most prestigious categories. Taking the stage, she performed hits such as Kids, and Dirty Dirty, including a cover of Post Malone's Go Flex. She also treated the crowd to unreleased singles, Sous les Jupes and California.
Dedicating her hit, Main Girl, to her best friend who was present last night, the venue was filled with love for the artist from her family and friends visiting from Montreal. The night ended off with Faufiles, a french song to demonstrate her abilities as an artist with a sultry voice only accompanied by herself playing the keyboard.
Find Charlotte on tour on the following dates:
13 – Boston MA – Great Scott
14 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
18 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
20 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
21 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room
23 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
26 – Victoria, BC – Biltmore
28 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Café
29 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
1 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
4 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation
5 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
On Thursday night fans were gathered to see Kristen Flattery, an Los Angeles based artists who made her debut as K. Flay in 2010. Last year K.Flay released her GRAMMY nominated, debut album Every Where Is Some Where, which spawned the breakthrough hit single ‘Blood In The Cut’. K. Flay visited Toronto on the second leg of her sold-out tour with support from Yungblud.
Yungblud, an artist hailing from Manchester, England is a sight to see, just releasing his debut EP in January, he has the poetic lyrics of Alex Turner but also jumps around on stage like Tory Lanez. Starting the night off performing 21st Century Liability and playing massive hit I Love You, Will You Marry Me he started the night off with an absolute bang.
After being nominated for two Grammy Awards in January, K. Flay is back on the road and dropped by Toronto for an amazing show. Equipped with her own lighting and a riser on stage, the audience already knew it was going to be amazing. Opening her set with Make Me Fade and Giver, she went on to perform hits High Enough and Blood in the Cut, including a cover of Louis the Child's It's Strange. Moving around the stage and giving it her all, the audience couldn't help but feel the contagious energy and we're engaged the whole night.
Check out down below for some photos from the show!
Amy Shark, the songstress and producer from Queensland, Australia visited Toronto for a packed show at The Phoenix Concert Theater. Embarking on a solo North American tour, Shark performed hits such as Adore and Weekends from her debut EP Night Thinker.
Opening the show was MILCK who is virally known for her single Quiet, the anthem to the 2017 Women's March.
Check out down below for some photos from the show! Additionally, Amy Shark has been announced as Apple Music’s Up Next Artist. As the newest member of Apple Music’s Up Next roster, Amy Shark joins some of today’s most exciting and promising artists including 6LACK, Khalid, Sigrid, Mr. Eazi, Daniel Caesar, Billie Ellish and most recently, Sabrina Claudio.
With a night full of happiness and energy coursing off of the stage, Joywave brought a performance to Adelaide Hall that was a visual beauty. The stage flanked with televisions on columns that we're lit up to the sound of the music, Joywave are in town on their Thanks. Thanks for Coming tour in support of their sophomore studio album, Content.
The band from Rochester, New York hasn't been to Toronto in three years since joining The Kooks on tour in 2015. Fans from Detroit and Chicago even came to Toronto to see Joywave perform. The show included performances of fan favourites, Doubt, It's A Trip and Destruction. The night ended with a four song encore composed of Nice House, Tongues, Confidence and Thanks Thanks for Coming.
Grammy-nominated artist Tory Lanez took over the Mod Club Theater last night as a part of a series of free shows celebrating the release of his sophomore album Memories Don't Die. With entry being granted on a first-come-first-serve basis, fans lined up at the venue hours before doors open to secure a spot for the night ahead. The night featured surprise such as A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Nav. A show, which featured crowd- surfing and climbing on a balcony are staples in his performance that make it a memorable one.
Tory Lanez revealed that his favourite track on hi new album is "Hate to Say" and played it and vibed with the crowd.
The highly anticipated new album finds Lanez reflecting on his past—ruminating on the death of his mother and exploring how success has changed his life—as well as looking to the future and promising the world to his newborn son. Featuring artists such as Nav, 50 Cent, Future, Wiz Khalifa, and many more, the album highlights Lanez's versatility as an artist.
Photos from the amazing concert can be found down below!
See Tory live at the following dates:
March 2 ///New York, NY /// SOB’s
March 3 ///New York, NY ///Meet & Greet at Rough Trade, 1 p.m.
March 4 ///Toronto, ON /// Meet & Greet at Adidas Originals, 3 p.m.
March 4 /// Toronto, ON /// Mod Club
March 5 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Meet & Greet at ADBD, 5 p.m.
March 6 ///Los Angeles, CA ///1720
March 7 ///Atlanta, GA ///Meet & Greet at DTLR, 5 p.m.
March 7 ///Atlanta, GA ///Masquerade
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On Thursday night, Canadian synth-pop duo Milk & Bone took over the Mod Club Theater to kick off their North American Tour in support of their new album. Just last month, the pair released their sophomore album Deception Bay which depicts love and relationships and the release from toxic relationships. Milk & Bone's longtime best friends Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin create melodies that capture your attention. Songs made by layering synths and pairing vocal cords made it a night to get lost in the music.
The stage was decorated with a lit up booth, almost as if there was a DJ behind the boards. Led panels were controlled and moved and changed colours to the beat of the song.
See Milk & Bone live at the dates down below!
01/03/18 Toronto, ON // Mod Club
02/03/18 Ottawa, ON // Club 27
03/03/18 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell
06/03/18 Brooklyn, NY // Baby’s All Right
07/03/18 Philadelphia, PA // Kungfu Necktie
08/03/18 Pittsburgh, PA // Club Cafe
10/03/18 Chicago, IL // Constellation
11/03/18 Nashville, TN // The High Watt
12-16/03/18 Austin, TX // SXSW
20/03/18 Los Angeles, CA // Bootleg Theater
22/03/18 San Francisco, CA // Swedish American Hall
25/03/18 Portland, OR // Doug Fir Lounge
26/03/18 Seattle, WA // Barboza
05/04/18 Montreal, QC // Théâtre Corona
Leading up to doors open at 7 o'clock, fans were lined up around the back to secure a coveted spot closest to the stage. Chase Atlantic, the Australian alt-pop trio, composed of brothers Mitchel and Clinton Cave and their long-time friend Christian took the stage at The Danforth Music Hall while supporting Lights on the We Were Here Tour. The trio is celebrating the release of their self-titled debut album, Chase Atlantic which contained hits such as "Okay" and "Swim". The band gained international attention following the release of two EPs, Dalliance (2014) and Nostalgia (2015), which included the viral single "Friends".
When Chase Atlantic took the stage on Thursday night the crowd was pumped and ready for a night full of music. The band treated the crowd to insane saxophone and guitar solos and an amazing light show. Check out down below for some photos from the show!
Catch the band on their last leg of the tour:
3/2 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall*
3/3 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club*
3/4 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club*
3/6 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom*
3/7 Pittsburgh, PA Mr Small's Theatre*
3/8 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's*
3/9 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's Hall*
3/10 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall*
3/12 Chicago, IL House of Blues*
3/13 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre*
3/14 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall*
3/15 Kansas City, MO Madrid Theatre*
3/16 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room*
3/17 Minneapolis, MN Music Hall MLPS*
All tickets can be purchased at at www.chaseatlantic.com
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