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Pop Goes The Week: Bestival Festival, Girly Grimes & Radiohead Reunited

Posted by Julia Lennox on March 15, 2016
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Each week, SpiritLive will be rounding up the biggest stories from around the mainstream music world, along with the most buzz-worthy pop culture moments in order to keep our readers entertained and informed. Bestival Toronto’s Full Line Up Revealed — And It’s Killer #BestivalTO is back — with a brand new venue (thank God, because we all know how well the transportation for last’s year’s festival turned out) and a stellar line up. While weRead More

Toronto Concert Roundup – March 2016

Posted by Julia Lennox on March 1, 2016
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Whether you’re a huge music fan, or just looking for a fun night out with friends — there’s a concert happening in Toronto this month to please everyone. Here are some shows we’re looking forward to attending in March: TY SEGALL AND THE MUGGERS @ THE DANFORTH, MARCH 4, 2016 This will most likely be a high-energy show well suited for any indie/psychedelic/garage rock fan. Segall and his band are touring in support of hisRead More
Malachi Rowswell is SpiritLive’s resident movie buff. He’ll be reviewing all kinds of films — from current flicks to old-time favourites — for our readers’ pleasure. Think of this as a “Movie Lover’s Guide To The Industry.” Top Ten Films Of 2015 Wait, what — it’s March 2016? How did that happen?! Looking back, 2015 was a pretty great year for film, even if it did see the release of its fair share of dudsRead More

Review: Zayn – PILLOWTALK

Posted by Julia Lennox on February 2, 2016
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Friday, January 29th — a day many had been anxiously anticipating. Zayn Malik — former 1/5 of One Direction, and now, just Zayn — dropped his new single “PILLOWTALK,” his official debut release as a solo artist since his departure from the British boy band. Less than 12 hours after its world premiere, the music video had more than 1 million views on VEVO, and had been played on my phone approximately the same amount ofRead More

Malachi At The Movies – Indie Horror Flicks

Posted by Julia Lennox on February 2, 2016
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Malachi Rowswell is SpiritLive’s resident movie buff. He’ll be reviewing all kinds of films — from current flicks to old-time favourites — for our readers’ pleasure. Think of this as a “Movie Lover’s Guide To The Industry.” Indie Horror Flicks I love horror movies, and I know there’s a lot of people out there who feel the same way. But the genre as we know it? It’s kinda bad — at least if you don’tRead More

Review: Vance Joy at Massey Hall

Posted by Julia Lennox on January 28, 2016
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Photo – Sara Kandil  January 26th is National Australia Day. Fitting that one of Down Under’s finest exports — Vance Joy, born James Gabriel Keogh — would play Massey Hall Tuesday night, the first of two Toronto shows as part of his Fire & The Flood tour. To kick things off, Calgarian alt-rock band, Reuben and the Dark, opened the show with a stellar set, playing songs from their latest album, Funeral Sky. Although unannounced,Read More

DCF Drops “Little Reminder” In Honour Of #BellLetsTalk

Posted by Julia Lennox on January 27, 2016
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Toronto’s Very Own moody pop prince — DCF — is known for his emotional, and often just straight up sad songwriting. That quality not only makes his brand of music unique, it also makes it pretty fucking relatable. His latest release, “Little Reminder,” was written for a friend going through a particular rough time. Accompanying the video, he posted a message to fans on YouTube, which reads in part: I recently wrote a song for someoneRead More
Each week, SpiritLive will be rounding up the biggest stories from around the mainstream music world, along with the most buzz-worthy pop culture moments in order to keep our readers entertained and informed. Kanye West Reveals “Swish” Tracklist Finally, the most anticipated album of 2015 is set to be released — in 2016. Yesterday, Yeezy revealed the full tracklist for his upcoming LP Swish, leaving fans, the hip-hop world and the Internet in general feelingRead More

Malachi At The Movies – Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Posted by Julia Lennox on January 18, 2016
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Malachi Rowswell is SpiritLive’s resident movie buff. He’ll be reviewing all kinds of films — from current flicks to old-time favourites — for our readers’ pleasure. Think of this as a “Movie Lover’s Guide To The Industry.” Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens I’ve come to realization that I may be TOO big of a Star Wars fan. In fact, my dad, little brother and I ended up seeing The Force Awakens twice onRead More

Review: Bahamas at Massey Hall

Posted by Julia Lennox on December 4, 2015
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Rollin’ on Bahamas’ Wave Tasked with performing at an esteemed venue known for its stellar sound and intimate setting, Bahamas walked onto an iconic Toronto stage and left a lasting impression a week ago. Opening for Bahamas was another Canadian act, The Weather Station. This proved to be a very cohesive pairing, a pedal steel complimenting each of their sets. Reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and Mazzy Star’s eloquent delivery, front woman Tamara Lindeman’s dynamic yetRead More