Concert Review: Sufjan Stevens @ The Helix – Dublin

Sufjan Stevens

About eight years ago I heard For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti for the first time in an episode of the O.C. After the episode had finished, I Googled the song and discovered Sufjan Stevens and I was in love. Eight years later, and I am

Concert Review: Sufjan Stevens @ Massey Hall – Toronto

Sufjan Stevens

On Wednesday, April 29th, I made my way over to my favourite venue in the city for a well anticipated show: Sufjan Stevens at Massey Hall!  Having already seen Sufjan perform live at Massey Hall about 5 years back, I was excited to see what type of theatrics he’d have

Review + Photos: Martha Wainwright @ The Mod Club – Toronto

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright takes the stage with a wry grin. An audience member, perhaps inebriated, shouts from the floor of the Mod Club, asking the singer-songwriter about her rather peculiar frock. “I’ve taken up a part-time job as a mechanic,” Wainwright gleefully remarks, referring to her grey one-piece. “Since the music industry

AMBY contributor Iain Fox’s best albums, shows, and photos of 2015

2015 - Iain's favourite photos

*** Like many people at this time of year, I have an uncontrollable desire to present the things that have floated my musical boat in list form. I'm pretty certain that this list in no way represents the thoughts of the management, but that is why AMBY is such a great

Review + Photos: Bear’s Den and Lisa Mitchell @ The Ritz – Manchester

A combination of radio airtime, invaluable word of mouth, and a lot of bloody hard work finally appear to be paying off for Bear's Den. It doesn't seem that long ago that the compact confines of The Ruby Lounge hosted the band's previous visits to Manchester and these shows in