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Review: Vance Joy at Massey Hall

Posted by Kevkon 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,

DCF Drops “Little Reminder” In Honour Of #BellLetsTalk

Posted by Kevkon on January 27, 2016
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<span class="bp-first-letter">h</span>ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xii8IesvL7E 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

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 feeling

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

Posted by Kevkon 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 star-wars-the-force-awakens-gets-brand-new-poster-teaser-trailers-video-494821-2 I’ve come to realization that I may be TOO big of a Star Wars fan. In fact, my dad,

Review: Bahamas at Massey Hall

Posted by Kevkon 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

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. Eagles Of Death Metal Sit Down With Vice To Discuss The Aftermath Of The Paris Attacks Following the horrific terrorist attacks that took place in Paris, the Eagles Of Death Metal – whose show at Le Bataclan was targeted by radicalized gunmen

Review: Adele – 25

Posted by Kevkon on November 27, 2015
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Whether or not you’re an Adele fan, it’s an undeniable fact that she has mastered the art of turning her heartache into hits. Back in 2008, Adele released her debut album 19, surprising audiences with her mature vocals and honest songwriting about the pain you only experience during your first heartbreak. Three years later, she skyrocketed to superstardom with 21, captivating the world with ballads

T.V.O – Toronto’s Very Own: DCF

Posted by Kevkon on November 26, 2015
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Meet DCF, your new favourite local Toronto act. Imagine a sweet musical fusion (yes, that is a School Of Rock reference) – one part Drake, one part Biebs, all parts fire emoji – of mellow, modern hip hop beats, 21st century sext-inspired lyrics and #swag. The independent pop recording artist just premiered his latest single, “One Time,” via Noisey; it’ll be one of the tracks featured on his upcoming release, the High School Forever

Review: One Direction – Made In The A.M.

Posted by Kevkon on November 26, 2015
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The fifth (and allegedly final) album from arguably the most popular boy band in the world has arrived. One Direction’s Made in the A.M. features 13 tracks – and 4 bonus selections – ranging from acoustic ballads like “I Want to Write You a Song,” to pop anthems including the first single “Drag Me Down.” Although fans will appreciate the maturity of their new sound, the absence of former member Zayn Malik is hard to

Review: Glen Hansard – Didn’t He Ramble

Posted by Kevkon on November 26, 2015
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Glen Hansard isn’t exactly a household name, but if you’ve seen the film Once, or listened to the soundtrack – and its most popular track “Falling Slowly” – then you’ve definitely heard his work. The Irish singer-songwriter known for his recognizable, beautifully hoarse voice just dropped his latest album: Didn’t He Ramble. The result is a powerful collection of well-written, folk-rock tunes. Hansard starts softly with “Grace Beneath the Pines,” a pretty song that’s pleasant