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Glen Hansard: 16 September 2012 - Toronto

One need not worry about nominations and awards going to the head of Glen Hansard as the Irish singer-songwriter is just as authentic as ever.

Dave MacIntyre
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Volbeat: 18 June 2012 - Toronto

In a little under two years, Volbeat have managed to headline bigger venues and grow their fan-base too.

Dave MacIntyre
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Nada Surf - 4 April 2012 - Toronto

Mathew Caws, Nada Surf’s lead singer, greets his audience as warmly as old friends.

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The Darkness: 1 February 2012 - Toronto

With Justin in control, a great pre-existing catalogue and their highly promising new material, The Darkness has exactly what it takes to get back into the limelight.

Dave MacIntyre
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Crystal Castles: 2 April 2011 - Toronto

Whoever said that electronic artists could never be rock stars hasn’t seen Alice Glass.

Dave MacIntyre
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Tokyo Police Club: 15 January 2010, Toronto

It was a respectable start to 2011 for Tokyo Police Club and contingent on them building on its momentum; the band can expect a great year.

Dave MacIntyre
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My Chemical Romance – 18 December 2010 - Toronto

Inside, the atmosphere was buzzing as opener Dearly Beloved finished their set and radio host Fearless Fred from 102.1 The Edge appeared to announce the imminent appearance of My Chemical Romance.

Dave MacIntyre
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The Drums: 16 Oct 2010 - Mod Club, Toronto

It’s just pop music, don’t try to dissect it.

Dave MacIntyre
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The Cat Empire: 28 July 2010 - The Phoenix

On tour to promote their newest album Cinema, the Aussie band illustrated through their music why the new album title is so fitting.

Dave MacIntyre
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Silversun Pickups: 29.June.2010 - Toronto

In town for the second time in less than a year to promote their newest release, the Los Angeles quartet made it clear they love Toronto.

Dave MacIntyre
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Athlete: 7 June 2010 - Toronto

Athlete put on an incredible set of distinctly British (and distinctly Athlete) pop songs including “El Salvador”, “Black Swan Song” and my personal favorite, “Twenty-Four Hours”.

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Buzzcocks: 19 May 2010 - Toronto

Despite being in their mid fifties, front man Pete Shelley and lead guitarist Steve Diggle performed an energy-packed and near gapless set of songs from their first two records, Another Music In A Different Kitchen and Love Bites.

Dave MacIntyre
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Kaskade: 14 May 2010 - Toronto

Flawlessly executed mixes were often emphasized by jubilant points to the crowd, met with euphoric reactions as they expressed their desire to hear more.

Dave MacIntyre
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Public Image Limited: 7 May 2010 - The Phoenix

After a 17-year hiatus, Johnny Rotten took the stage to prove that age hasn't softened the punk-rock attitude he became famous for while fronting the Sex Pistols.

Dave MacIntyre
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Sia: 28.April.2010 - Toronto

Sia played Toronto's Phoenix Theatre last Wednesday, revealing an entire spectrum of moods and sounds.

Dave MacIntyre
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Echo & the Bunnymen: 23.April.2010 - Toronto

Compared to their more buttoned-up set at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in October, Echo & the Bunnymen returned to the grit and grime of rock.

Dave MacIntyre
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Finntroll + Moonsorrow + Swallow the Sun + Survivors Zero: 12.April.2010 - Toronto

A Finnish black metal delegation visited Toronto's Opera House last Monday night.

Dave MacIntyre
Music

Rocky Votolato: 5.April.2010 - Toronto

Rocky Votolato isn’t a physically imposing man, but he carries a lot of presence. That presence was palpable Monday night in Toronto, filling the small room of the Drake Underground and grabbing everyone’s attention.

Dave MacIntyre
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Miike Snow: 3.April.2010 - Toronto

Miike Snow called it an early night Saturday in Toronto. For those early birds who did see them in their entirety, it must have been fun.

Dave MacIntyre
Music

A Sunny Day in Glasgow: 2.April.2010 - Toronto

An incorrect door time, a marathon wait, and terrible lighting made for a trying A Sunny Day in Glasgow experience Friday night in Toronto.

Dave MacIntyre
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Muse: 8.March.2010 - Toronto

In the show’s most epic, and theatrical, moments Muse could exude Queen, Radiohead, or even Supertramp.

Dave MacIntyre
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The Antlers: 16.Feb.10 - Toronto

Not even customs delays prevent The Antlers from another sonorous and sentimental performance. / Words and Pictures by Dave MacIntyre.

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