Photos: The National and Daughter @ Forest Hills Stadium – Queens

The National brought their explosive show to Forrest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York. The band is on tour to support their critically acclaimed new album, Sleep Well Beast. London band Daughter opened the show with a set loaded with highlights. *** The National Daughter *** Follow updates from The National here. Photos by Richard Clarke

5 acts we’re stoked to see at Field Trip 2016

Field Trip

One of my favourite festival experiences was attending Field Trip 2014 – it was a gorgeous summer day, the line-up was stellar, there was a lively family-friendly atmosphere, incredible visual art, and free water (I know, a rarity which must be noted). Whenever I think about festival highlights, this one

Festival Review: Riot Fest Toronto 2014 — punking and punching

Mud, plus 42,624 people, plus some of the most mosh-able, dance-able music still listened to by well-tuned ears? Obviously the first thing that should have jumped into your head was Riot Fest. This year’s celebration of the insane, wacky world that is music was at Downsview Park, a hop, skip,

Giveaway: Win passes to Riot Fest Toronto 2014

Riot Fest

Toronto's Riot Fest is a two day outdoor music festival taking place on September 6th and 7th. With a line-up consisting of acts The Cure, Billy Talent, The National, Brand New, Death Cab for Cutie, and dozens more, Riot Fest is one of this year's most talked about and anticipated

Giveaway: Win passes to Vasto Siren Fest 2014

Vasto Siren Fest

From July 24th to 27th, the Vasto Siren Fest will take place in Italy, featuring  The National, Mogwai, Dry the River, The Drones, and many more. Courtesy of the festival, we're giving away a pair of passes to the event! To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is fill out

You’ve GOT to Hear This: “Illinois”

Illinois by Sufjan Stevens Having just written about The National, a natural transition seemed to move on to one of my other favourite artists, whom again I was lucky enough to see live at Massey Hall: Sufjan Stevens.  If you are wondering where this transition comes from other than them both

You’ve GOT to Hear This: “The National”

When asked if I have a favourite band, I am often reluctant to reply with a straight ‘yes’. Having such a passion for music, I naturally enjoy quite a bit of it, and selecting just one is quite tough. Depending on my mood, the top 5 might alter, but there