Category Archives: Live Reports

Steven Wilson – 26/6/2015 – The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

June 30, 2015

Visceral and cerebral: more often than not, these words are mutually exclusive when they characterize a performance, yet a Steven Wilson concert lends a whole new perspective to such a paradox. A soft-spoken person off-stage, he commands the scene in front … Continue reading

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David Lindley – 6/5/2015 – Hugh’s Room, Toronto

May 13, 2015

What? No “El Rayo-X”? Well, an artist of David Lindley caliber can afford a luxury of dropping his signature tune from the set whose opening lines hinted at “Vigilante Man” as if demanding the audience to concentrate on the stage. … Continue reading

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Albert Lee – 10/2/2015 – Hugh’s Room, Toronto

March 1, 2015

Many of the accolade-laden folks are well aware of self-importance and let it show, but Albert Lee’s different. One of whom his peers speak in a reverent tone, the guitarist cuts a radiant presence off-stage – his fatigue never getting … Continue reading

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ACOUSTIC STRAWBS – 21/10/2014 – Hugh’s Room, Toronto

November 2, 2014

There could have been magic in the air when ACOUSTIC STRAWBS wove their unplugged yarns on-stage, if only this band weren’t so down to earth. They are, perhaps, even more grounded when in that format than when Dave Cousins tells … Continue reading

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WISHBONE ASH – 30/9/2014 – Hugh’s Room, Toronto

October 4, 2014

If there’s a resurgence of interest in classic rock bands such as , WISHBONE ASH have yet to experience the return of masses’ love. Meanwhile, though, the veterans bring new nuances to the notions of harmonic tightness and public intimacy … Continue reading

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