Hamilton Supercrawl – feat Sam Roberts Band, BROS., & Megative

Sam Roberts Band

 

Megative

 

BROS.

 

 

 

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Lampedusa: Concert for Refugees – Massey Hall. Toronto

Toronto’s famed Massey Hall has seen more than it’s share of incredible performances and legendary collaborations, and last week was one for the ages. Spearheaded by Emmylou Harris, the Concert for Refugees series brings to light the mission of the Jesuit Refugee Service’s Global Education Initiative.  Emmylou, along with Steve Earle, Patty Griffin (who was absent from the Toronto show due to an illness) and The Milk Carton Kids embarked on an intimate theatre tour in the style of a songwriter’s circle with special guest appearances along the way.

 

Toronto was treated to two hometown boys; Ron Sexsmith and Daniel Lanois as well an English lad of some notoriety: Robert Plant

 

For more information on the Lampedusa initiative please visit the link above.

 

All photos Copyright 2016 Front of House Photography.

The Lumineers – Mod Club Theatre, Toronto

Well, it’s all out in the open now. Fred & Mel’s Secret Thing is out. That’s right the 102.1 The Edge morning hosts can state for the record neither of them have any more secrets to hide, ever. This last one was a big reveal. Hundreds of fans and listeners lined up on College St at The Mod Club Theatre in anticipation for an invite-only mystery concert on a Wednesday night. The buzz was a big band was going to headline a small club show, but who could it be? No hints!

The presence of the lovely folks at Dine Alone Records outside the venue helped narrow down the guesses, and with such a stellar roster, the odds were it was going to be one hell of a show. No cell phones were permitted in the show. Whoever was taking the stage had some nerve to deny the crowd their MySpace updating privileges for a few hours.

The Edge did not disappoint. Fashionably late by about 20 minutes Fred & Mel introduced The Lumineers to a packed house. OK, those in the front of the club may have had a clue given the eponymous bass drum.

Wesley Schultz and company came to town to promote their second album “Cleopatra” out next week on Dine Alone Records/Dualtone which features the hit single “Ophelia.” Scroll down for the beautiful video and stay tuned to edge.ca for exclusive concert footage soon!

Whitehorse – Danforth Music Hall

Whitehorse packed the Danforth Music Hall for a hometown show on their Sweet Disaster tour, in support of Leave No Bridge Unburned (Six Shooter). The husband and wife duo of Luke Doucet and Melissa McLelland were joined throughout the night by some talented musical friends and family including Tanya Tagaq, Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay of July Talk, Toronto guitarist Sam Taylor and Luke’s dad Rollie Doucet.

 

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – 102.1 The Edge studios

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats came into The Edge studios for a live performance of their huge lead single “SOB” off their self-titled debut album  released on the legendary Stax Records label.

Check edge.ca soon for video of the intimate performance/down home Missouri jam!

Whitehorse – live at 102.1 The Edge studios, Toronto

Roots-Rock duo Whitehorse stopped in to the Edge studios this week to perform a couple of tracks of their latest record “Leave No Bridge Unburned” (out now on Six Shooter Records). Live looping vocals, drums and guitar, Whitehorse (Luke Doucet, Melissa McClelland) performed “Downtown” and “The One I Hurt” and gave the studio a special bonus cover of The Band’s Ophelia. Stay tuned to http://www.edge.ca for exclusive video.

 

Whitehorse is hittin’ the road, touring extensively across North America right into spring, including a Toronto date, at the legendary Massey Hall, May 8th in association with Canadian Music Week 2015.

 

Be sure to check out “No Bridge Left Unburned” and scroll down for official video of “Downtown.”