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  • Thirty Seconds to Mars @ Budweiser Stage

    Thirty Seconds to Mars @ Budweiser Stage

    Budweiser Stage was taken over by four alternative acts this past Wednesday night as both 30 Seconds to Mars played to a crowd of 15,000 lucky fans with a bevy of pals in tow. The venue was a centre of bombast that night as Jared Leto and his buddies spent their time on stage consistently upping the ante. Up first were alternative act…

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  • Aurora Illumination Series with Death From Above @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

    Aurora Illumination Series with Death From Above @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

    The expectations were high for the Aurora Illumination Concert Series event at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on May 31st, but they far exceeded everything that we had hoped for! Aurora put on a FREE show with Death From Above, and the night is sure to leave you green with envy if you weren’t there. The…

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  • Death From Above @ The Phoenix

    Death From Above @ The Phoenix

    The expectations were high for the Aurora Illumination Concert series event at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on May 31st, but they far exceeded everything that we had hoped for! Aurora put on a FREE show with Death From Above, and the night is sure to leave you green with envy if you weren’t there.

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  • Portugal the Man + Broken Social @ Budweiser Stage

    Portugal the Man + Broken Social @ Budweiser Stage

    The summer concert season has officially been kicked off as Budweiser Stage has now opened its gates for the next few months. The honours of 2018’s inaugural show go to a pair of eclectic alternative rock groups – Portugal. The Man and Broken Social Scene. Alaska’s biggest musical export ever graced the stage first with psych-pop crew Portugal. The Man…

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  • Yukon Blonde @ The Edge

    Yukon Blonde @ The Edge

    In The Edge Studio on May 24th at 2:00pm, Yukon Blonde joined us to kick off Fred’s 24 Hour Walk For Wishes!

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  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats @ Massey Hall

    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats @ Massey Hall

    If you were to step into Massey Hall this past Friday night you’d be forgiven for thinking that you stepped into a 1950s prom dancehall. Adorned with white curtains and vintage lighting, the hallowed venue was steeped in the past with both these visual cues and the music of Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats….

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  • Bishop Briggs @ The Opera House

    Bishop Briggs @ The Opera House

    The voice, the sound, the look: Bishop Briggs has it all, and now with an album under her belt, she’s ready to take over the world. First things first though, she came to Toronto on her Church of Scars Tour and played to a SOLD-OUT show at the Opera House on May 15th. Opened by her…

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  • The Beaches @ The Opera House

    The Beaches @ The Opera House

    It is hard to believe that it was barely a year ago that we found out about a powerful little rock quartet hailing out of Toronto’s East-end, and now they are wrapping up their own national headlining tour across Canada. It’s safe to say, The Beaches are here to stay! Ending their cross-country Late Show…

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  • AJR @ The Edge

    AJR @ The Edge

    AJR stopped by the studio to perform a few tunes, including their single “Sober Up”.

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  • Mt. Joy @ The Edge

    Mt. Joy @ The Edge

    Mt. Joy stopped by the studio to perform a few tunes off their brand new self-titled album. Set list: Dirty Love Silver Lining

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  • AJR @ The Opera House

    AJR @ The Opera House

    A burst of energy hit the Opera House this past Wednesday night as indie pop sensations AJR and some of their musical pals took to the stage to deliver a dose of sweet tuneage. Opening were Hundred Handed and MAX. Californian duo, Hundred Handed, started things off with some clean, slick dance tunes in the…

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  • Mt. Joy @ The Velvet Underground

    Mt. Joy @ The Velvet Underground

    After months and months of below seasonal temperatures and random ice storms, the weather in Toronto finally changed for the better. And to celebrate, the very appropriately named Mt. Joy played the Velvet Underground with their upbeat brand of alternative folk. Opening was Hamilton act, Dan Edmonds. Edmonds and his crew kicked things off with music…

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  • Postdata @ The Edge

    Postdata @ The Edge

    Postdata stopped by the studio to perform a few tunes off their upcoming album, Let’s Be Wilderness.

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  • Echosmith @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

    Echosmith @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

    On April 22nd, 2018, Echosmith made a stop on their Inside a Dream Tour at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre, along with special guests The Score and Jena Rose.

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  • Cancer Bats @ Lee's Palace

    Cancer Bats @ Lee's Palace

    New record, new hopes, same Cancer Bats. On the weekend that hometown-heroes, Cancer Bats, came to town to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their sophomore album, Hail Destroyer, they surprised fans by releasing a brand new record, The Spark That Moves. With a stretch of shows on the horizon, and plenty of rehearsal time to…

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  • Brian Fallon @ Danforth Music Hall

    Brian Fallon @ Danforth Music Hall

    When you go to a SOLD OUT show for Brian Fallon, you know it’s going to be epic; full of stories for your co-workers for the next day. He did not disappoint, as Brian Fallon and the Howling Weather took over the Danforth Music Hall for another amazing performance, in support of his latest solo…

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  • George Ezra @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

    George Ezra @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

    Playing tunes and telling tales: that was UK songwriter George Ezra’s modus operandi this past Friday night at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, as he went into full troubadour mode for the duration of the night. Ezra regaled the crowd with a story for every song, mostly about his travels through Europe and how…

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  • BANNERS @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

    BANNERS @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

    The Toronto residing musician, BANNERS, began his tour alongside Hamilton band, Ellevator, this past Thursday at The Phoenix Concert Theatre. If you missed the Toronto date, there are plenty more Canadian shows to come.

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  • Lorde @ Air Canada Centre

    Lorde @ Air Canada Centre

    Lorde stopped by the Air Canada Centre on March 29th, 2018 for her Melodrama World Tour, along with hip hop artist Run The Jewels as the opening set.

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  • Franz Ferdinand @ The Edge

    Franz Ferdinand @ The Edge

    Franz Ferdinand stopped by The Edge Studio to perform a few tunes off their latest album, Always Ascending.

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  • New Politics @ Mod Club

    New Politics @ Mod Club

    Danish band, New Politics, stopped by The Mod Club on their Lost In Translation Tour this April Fools Day with openers DREAMERS and The Wrecks.

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  • Dan Auerbach @ The Danforth Music Hall

    Dan Auerbach @ The Danforth Music Hall

    Rock ain’t dead. Or at least, not if Dan Auerbach has anything to say about it. The former-Black Keys frontman has been doing things his own way since the departure, and he isn’t looking back. The aptly-named tour, The Easy Eye Sound Revue Tour, which is also the name of his backing band, came to…

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  • Reuben and the Dark @ The Drake

    Reuben and the Dark @ The Drake

    Reuben Bullock is not one to rush things. Since the release of Reuben and the Dark’s debut album, Funeral Sky, in 2014, the band has been hard at work creating new music for their fans. They have recently set out on the Hurricane Tour, and at The Drake Hotel on March 28th, fans got a…

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  • MGMT @ Massey Hall

    MGMT @ Massey Hall

    If we learned one thing from MGMT’s show at Massey Hall on March 19th, it’s that MGMT knows how to put on a SHOW! Returning to Toronto, in what feels like forever, the boys of MGMT came ready to play. Hot off the heels of their latest record, Little Dark Age, in February, the night…

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  • Bleachers @ Air Canada Centre

    Bleachers @ Air Canada Centre

    Bruce Springsteen has become somewhat of a patron saint for many modern acts, including The Hold Steady, The Gaslight Anthem, and The Killers. Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers set themselves apart by drawing not from the heartland, working-class anthem Boss, but the candy-coated, new-wave Boss. Songs like “Rollercoaster”, “Shadow”, and “You’re Still a Mystery” are full of…

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  • K.Flay @ Danforth Music Hall

    K.Flay @ Danforth Music Hall

    While the weather can’t seem to make up its mind, the fans could not be more clear about K. Flay at The Danforth Music Hall: it was stellar! Yungblud kicked the night off with a rambunctious set. The UK-rocker had something to prove to the Toronto crowd, and prove it he did.  While dropping out…

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  • Our Lady Peace @ The Edge

    Our Lady Peace @ The Edge

    Our Lady Peace dropped by The Edge studio to perform a couple tunes. Their latest album, Somethingness, is available now. Setlist: Ballad of a Poet Clumsy

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  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats @ The Edge

    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats @ The Edge

    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats stopped by The Edge studio to perform a few tunes off their upcoming album, Tearing At The Seams. Setlist: Say It Louder You Worry Me

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  • Our Lady Peace & Matthew Good @ REBEL

    Our Lady Peace & Matthew Good @ REBEL

    Our Lady Peace & Matthew Good played their second night in Toronto at REBEL for their tour across Canada on Friday, March 16th. Night 2 of #OurLadyPeace & #MatthewGood at @rebeltoronto for their tour across Canada 🇨🇦 A post shared by 102.1 the Edge (@1021theedge) on Mar 16, 2018 at 9:43pm PDT

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  • Our Lady Peace & Matthew Good @ Massey Hall

    Our Lady Peace & Matthew Good @ Massey Hall

    Two Canadian alt-rock institutions rocked Massey Hall this past week when Matthew Good and Our Lady Peace played the similarly legendary venue as part of their cross-country tour. It was a night full of surprises that had Massey Hall reaching sky-high decibel levels. Opening were 2017 CASBY winners Ascot Royals, who kicked things off loud with their brand of heavy rock…

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  • Yungblud @ The Edge

    Yungblud @ The Edge

    Yungblud dropped by The Edge studio to perform a few tunes off his self-titled EP on Thursday March 15th. Setlist: I Love You, Will You Marry Me Polygraph Eyes My Generation (The Who cover)

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  • Dashboard Confessional @ Danforth Music Hall

    Dashboard Confessional @ Danforth Music Hall

    In 2018, nostalgia is big business. With the return of bands from our early music-listening days, it is hard to not get caught up in the hype. No truer a statement could be made about Dashboard Confessional. The soundtrack to our summers, the background music in our favourite TV shows, or even listening on our…

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  • Judah & the Lion @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

    Judah & the Lion @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

    Judah & the Lion performed at The Phoenix Concert Theatre for their Going to Mars Tour Friday, March 9th, with openers Tall Heights from Massachusetts and Tennessee’s Colonly House.

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  • Black Pistol Fire @ The Edge

    Black Pistol Fire @ The Edge

    Black Pistol Fire joined us in The Edge studio to perform a few tunes off their latest album, Deadbeat Graffiti. Setlist: Lost Cause Bully Speak of the Devil

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  • Joywave @ The Edge

    Joywave @ The Edge

    Joywave stopped by The Edge studio to perform a few tunes off their latest album, Content. Setlist: It’s a Trip! Doubt

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  • Amy Shark @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

    Amy Shark @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

    To say that up-and-coming Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark wears her heart on her sleeve would be an understatement. The rising star lays bare every last feeling she’s ever felt on stage; it’s this unadulterated earnestness that’s made her so popular. There are few artists right now who aren’t afraid of dredging up the nitty gritty details of past ordeals for material, but…

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  • Amy Shark @ The Edge

    Amy Shark @ The Edge

    Amy Shark visits the Edge studios for a #SugarBeachSession and performs songs off her new album, “Love Monster.”

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  • The Sheepdogs with Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs @ Massey Hall

    The Sheepdogs with Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs @ Massey Hall

    It’s always a wild time when those Saskatoon boys roll into town, and Friday night’s show by The Sheepdogs was no different. In celebration of their Changing Colours release, The Sheepdogs brought a memorable performance to Massey Hall, along with some help from their friends, and local favourites, Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs. Kicking…

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  • Stay Warm Fest 2018 @ Danforth Music Hall

    Stay Warm Fest 2018 @ Danforth Music Hall

    It might not be the frigid wasteland we were trying to survive in just a few weeks ago, but it is still fairly chilly outside right now. That’s why (almost) hometown punks Silverstein and a few of their friends put on the Stay Warm Festival at the Danforth Music Hall this past Thursday night, heating…

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  • Stone Sour @ REBEL

    Stone Sour @ REBEL

    Stone Sour and In This Moment performed a show at REBEL for a very loud Valentine’s Day, along with special guests New Years Day and The Dead Deads.

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  • Born Ruffians @ The Edge

    Born Ruffians @ The Edge

    Born Ruffians stopped by The Edge studio to perform a few tunes off their brand new album, Uncle, Duke & The Chief. Setlist: Ring That Bell Fade to Black Miss You

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  • COIN @ Mod Club

    COIN @ Mod Club

    It would be impossible to talk too much about COIN’s show at the Mod Club on February 16th. It was nothing short of an incredible performance, and the energy that they brought to that stage made everybody want to move. Fresh off of the release of their third album, 2018’s Growing Pains, they were ready…

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  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds @ Sony Centre

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds @ Sony Centre

    The legendary rock star/outspoken critic of…everything, Noel Gallagher, descended upon Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts this past Tuesday with his band the High Flying Birds, and delivered everything his fans wanted – in terms of both music and personality. In fact, it would almost be appropriate to review the show as a concert…

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  • Marilyn Manson @ Rebel

    Marilyn Manson @ Rebel

    There is only one way to describe the long-awaited Marilyn Manson show at REBEL on February 11th: Short, but sweet!

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  • BØRNS @ Rebel

    BØRNS @ Rebel

    What a treat it was for the SOLD-OUT crowd at REBEL on February 9th to see Garrett Clark Borns, aka BØRNS, put on another breathtaking performance.

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  • AWOLNATION @ The Edge

    AWOLNATION @ The Edge

    AWOLNATION stopped by The Edge studio to perform some tunes, including some from their latest album, Here Come the Runts. Setlist: Seven Sticks of Dynamite Kill Your Heroes Handyman

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  • AWOLNATION @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

    AWOLNATION @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre

    After a 3-year wait, electro-indie pioneers AWOLNATION have returned with the new album Here Come the Runts, and Toronto was lucky enough to be the very first city on the supporting tour.  An absolutely wild show at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on February 10th made for a very appropriate kick-off party, with fellow noisemakers Irontom and Nothing But Thieves. Irontom are an…

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  • Dashboard Confessional @ The Edge

    Dashboard Confessional @ The Edge

    Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional visits the Edge studios for a Sugar Beach Session and performs “We Fight ” and a few other tunes off their new album, “Crooked Shadows.”

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  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ REBEL

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ REBEL

    A double dose of blues-inflected hard rock hit REBEL Nightclub this past Tuesday night when alternative veterans Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and their openers Night Beats both played raucous sets that left the crowd’s heads spinning at the end of the night. Night Beats are a band very much in the same vein as BRMC,…

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  • The Sheepdogs @ The Edge

    The Sheepdogs @ The Edge

    The Sheepdogs joined us in The Edge studio to perform a few tunes off their upcoming album, Changing Colours.

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