STARS – live at Sugar Beach Studios, Toronto

Montreal’s STARS dropped by Sugar Beach studios to talk about their lengthy career making music for the times you don’t feel good. Their words not mine, and they have a point. Introspective, moody lyrics, simultaneously comforting and isolating, set to dreamy art-pop. The journey continues on There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light, their latest release on one and only label Arts & Crafts. STarts have a few intimate shows coming up this fall (Rough Trade Records in Brooklyn, Great Hall in Toronto) so if there are tickets available, you’d better act fast. FASTER!



Montreal singer-songwriter Pastel was in town for a performance at The Great Hall and graciously posed for me before her soundcheck in the beautiful Heritage building. Though the tiny Pastel sat in the middle of the large, dimly lit majestic room, her presence was anything but small. Discover her music at