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The Souljazz Orchestra -- David Pecaut Square - Toronto, Ontario The Souljazz Orchestra:
David Pecaut Square - Toronto, Ontario 2014-06-12

As a proper urban space, David Pecaut Square in Toronto is more makeshift than planned. But surrounded by converted century-old warehouses and encroaching skyscrapers, it is as fine a backdrop as a...
Godspeed You! Black Emperor -- Lee's Palace - Toronto, Ontario Godspeed You! Black Emperor:
Lee's Palace - Toronto, Ontario 2011-04-24

The almost-mythical cloud that has hung over Godspeed You! Black Emperor since their near-nuclear explosion in indieland back in 1998 with f#a#oo seemed to j...
Afrodizz -- Dundas Square - Toronto, On Afrodizz:
Dundas Square - Toronto, On 2007-06-22

First out of the blocks in what is stacking up to be the summer of afrobeat in Toronto was Montreal's Afrodizz, with a Friday night freebie at this usually lively downtown space. Much more taut and m...
Destroyer -- Pitchfork Music Festival - Chicago, Illinois Destroyer:
Pitchfork Music Festival - Chicago, Illinois 2006-07-29

And so it was, on an unbearably hot Saturday afternoon, in a great city on a Great Lake, that scores of thousands of sweaty souls gathered in Union Park to hear a fine sampling of live music...or dehy...
The Hidden Cameras -- The Magic Stick - Detroit, Michigan The Hidden Cameras:
The Magic Stick - Detroit, Michigan 2006-07-21

In 2003, I had the pleasure of catching Joel Gibb's crazed vision of gay folk church rock at the Bloor Street United Church in Toronto. The schtick appeared to be that of one big homoerotic revival. ...
Final Fantasy -- Tonic - New York City, NY Final Fantasy:
Tonic - New York City, NY 2006-06-24

Final Fantasy (a.k.a. classically trained solo violinist/vocalist Owen Pallett) has been generating quite a buzz surrounding his live shows. His innovative use of looping devices on stage allows him ...
The Hylozoists -- The Horseshoe - Toronto, On The Hylozoists:
The Horseshoe - Toronto, On 2006-06-17

The Hylozoists' five-year hiatus since the release of their eerie and ebullient debut CD, La Nouvelle Gauche, which nudged the critics by surprise with its orch...
Tinkertoy -- Wroxeter - Toronto, On Tinkertoy:
Wroxeter - Toronto, On 2006-02-04

Andrew Wedman and Paul Shrimpton have been working the controls of Tinkertoy for about six years now, melding languid, throbbing baselines and various bleeps and glitches into something vibrant, somet...
Teenage Head -- University of Windsor - SAC's Pub Teenage Head:
University of Windsor - SAC's Pub 1985-01-22

*This is a slightly abridged version of a review that originally appeared in the University of Windsor newspaper The Lance in 1985.

Teenage Head's latest effort, Live in an E...
Tulpa -- University of Windsor - Subway Pub Tulpa:
University of Windsor - Subway Pub 1984-01-01

*This is a slightly abridged version of a review that originally appeared in the University of Windsor paper The Lance in 1984.

Saturday night at the Subway, Tulpa's acutely ele...
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