Tanya Tagaq – Indigenous Arts Festival, Toronto

Tanya Tagaq – Indigenous Arts Festival, Toronto

Just before dusk on Saturday night, Tanya Tagaq began her performance with the help of a volunteer from the crowd. Together they demonstrated traditional Inuk throat singing for the audience at the Indigenous Arts Festival, held at Fort York. At the close of the demonstration, she coyly stated something that would become abundantly clear in a … Continue reading

Morris Day & The Time – Toronto Jazzfest

Morris Day & The Time – Toronto Jazzfest

What Time Is It? Well if looking at Morris Day is any indication, it’s pretty damn difficult to tell. Virtually ageless, Morris E. Day commanded the stage with his usual cool, condensating and ever so suave in the heat. Featuring original Time members Monte Moir on keys and Jellybean Johnson on drums, The Time ran through … Continue reading

SATE – Bovine Sex Club, NXNE

SATE – Bovine Sex Club, NXNE

Fulfilled. Satisfied to the fullest. Satiated. Sate. If you were part of the packed crowd at the Bovine Sex Club during this set, on a sweltering, stank night, you wouldn’t feel any other way. SATE took the stage for a short but intense set just before midnight, tearing through new material from her Red Black & … Continue reading

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic – Toronto Jazzfest

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic – Toronto Jazzfest

The Mothership that is Parliament-Funkadelic descended upon the Toronto Jazzfest this past weekend, led by its long-time captain and creator, George Clinton. Uncle Jam was in fine form leading the band through their steady stream of hits. The set was a steady back-and-forth of the Parliament and Funkadelic catalogues, for a steady stream of funk … Continue reading

Yukon Blonde – live at 102.1 The Edge “On Blonde”

Yukon Blonde – live at 102.1 The Edge “On Blonde”

Yukon Blonde stopped into 102.1 The Edge studios to perform a few tracks from their latest album. “On Blonde” which comes out today, June 16th 2015, spearheaded by the new-wave tinged hit single “Saturday Night.” Is this the lost companion piece to the classic double album “Blonde on Blonde?” Or will it just look clever when placed … Continue reading