Category: Photography

The Headstones

The Headstones celebrate 25 years of Picture of Health

Twenty-Five years ago The Headstones released their debut album Picture of Health, heralding the arrival of one of the great Canadian rock bands of the 90s. They quickly made a name for themselves with an intense live show and exhaustive touring of Canada. This album remained so important to their repertoire that even, twenty-five years and nine albums later,  it still […]

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Moon River Festival 2018

Moon River Festival 2018

“I was born here and raised here And I will make my grave here It’s home… Tennessee” ~ Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors “Tennessee” Last month, Moon River Festival celebrated its first year in Chattanooga. The fest spent its first four years in Memphis in a space it quickly outgrew. Founder and indie musician Drew Holcomb brought Moon River to […]

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Sloan

Beau’s Oktoberfest 2018 in Photos

 Each year, Beau’s Oktoberfest marks the end of the outdoor festival season for the Ottawa-based members of The Revue. The first eve of their 10th year anniversary was scheduled to begin the same night that several tornadoes touched down in Ottawa and the surrounds. Though not all areas were as fortunate, the festival was spared any devastation, but ultimately […]

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CityFolk 2018 In Photos – Part 2

CityFolk 2018 In Photos – Part 2

 Yesterday, we shared Part 1 of the photo essay of the 25th anniversary of Ottawa’s music festival CityFolk, while today we cover the last two days of the annual event. As with all larger festivals, it’s a logistical challenge to take in every set fully but here are some quick highlights of what we did see.   Day 4 – Saturday, September […]

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CityFolk 2018 in Photos – Part 1

CityFolk 2018 in Photos – Part 1

Like last year, Ottawa’s CityFolk was blessed with wonderful weather. With five unbelievably warm nights, it was perfect to relax outside with a cold beverage and take in some great music. Festivals of the scale of CityFolk run multiple stages. As artists are simultaneously featured on the dual stages, conflicts are inevitable. Since we couldn’t attend every set, here are some quick highlights […]

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Friday night at Café Dekcuf with Wild Planes (photo essay)

Friday night at Café Dekcuf with Wild Planes (photo essay)

 I first discovered Wild Planes at a late-night show during Canadian Music Week in 2017 at The Painted Lady. It was crowded, it was late, but no one left early as the band entertained into the wee hours. When I saw they were playing Ottawa, I made sure to go out and see them. The band played Café Dekcuf […]

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Osheaga 2018 in photos

When in Montreal, you are never short of things to see, do, eat, or drink. That said, the weekend of August 3th–5th has something unique, namely the three-day music and visual arts festival, Osheaga. It’s appeal has grown, given the magnitude of the festival and the number of local and international artists it hosts. One of its many attributes is that the […]

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A Change Is Gonna Come

Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 3 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 3. This is just one of four parts. The other articles highlighting this annual event are: Things We Loved at Newport Folk Festival 2018 Day 1 photo essay Day 2 photo essay Photos by: Darren Boucher, Dina MacLeod, and Adam Shanker.     MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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Valerie June

Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 2 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 2. This is just one of four parts. The other articles highlighting this festival include: Things We Loved at Newport Folk Festival 2018 Day 1 photo essay Day 3 photo essay Photos by: Darren Boucher, Dina MacLeod, and Adam Shanker     MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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Margo Price

Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 1 (photo essay)

A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 1. This is just one of four parts. The other articles highlighting the wonder of the festival include: Things We Loved at Newport Folk Festival 2018 Day 2 photo essay Day 3 photo essay Photos by: Darren Boucher, Dina MacLeod, and Adam Shanker MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDER

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Matt Mays

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2018 (photo essay)

Tim Horton’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2018 was recently held in the Nation’s capital. Having been in existence for a quarter century, the Festival has cultivated quite a following, drawing 200 teams from across North America. The sporting event hosts races in competitive, corporate, and community categories, and the Foundation raises funds to support local charitable organizations. The event is family […]

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Steel Panther

Montebello Rockfest 2018 Part 2 (photo essay)

 The weather for the final day of Rockfest was perfect, possibly even a little too hot in the afternoon. Concert-goers enjoyed the cooling spray of the fire hose at the day’s most oppressive moments to keep from overheating. The bands on offer for Saturday covered many metal and punk sub-genres as well as a double dose of alternative rock […]

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Godsmack

Montebello Rockfest 2018 Part 1 (photo essay)

The 2018 edition of Montebello Rockfest again hosted an eclectic mix of rock music ranging from comedy rock to thrash metal, somehow taking all these disparate sub-genres and turning it into one gigantic party. The Thursday night crowd had to deal with inclement weather, but when I was able to attend on Friday the weather had turned pleasant. My day started […]

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Sloan

Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 2 of 2

Toronto’s massive Canadian Music Week festival has wrapped up for another year. If you took in all it had to offer, you’re likely still catching up on your sleep. With 35 venues and over 600 artists, choices for how to spend an evening were almost endless. Our Part II of Canadian Music Week is a photographic revisiting of some of […]

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Matt and Kim

Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 1 of 2

Canadian Music Week, the annual Spring festival held in Toronto, has come to a close for 2018. With over 600 artists in over 35 venues, you’re likely still reeling from the fun (we are!). The options were expansive for each evening, but with a bit of bar hopping and pre-planning, you could see a ton of talent. Our Part I […]

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Fortress Festival 2018 Review

Fortress Festival 2018 Review

Fortress Fest 2018 returned to Fort Worth’s cultural district last weekend, building upon and developing its previous year’s performance. Re-mapping of the festival grounds was the most noticeable improvement. Last year, the two stages were too far apart, forcing concertgoers to make a tedious back and forth walk from Will Rogers to the Modern Art Museum. The festival this year […]

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The Damn Truth

The Damn Truth Deliver a Night of Rock at Mavericks (photo essay)

Get With You | Single by The Damn Truth In the summer of 2017, a last minute schedule change at the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival introduced me to The Damn Truth. The band, taking over the River Stage, had a comfortable swagger, as they gave the crowd a solid taste of rock ‘n roll music and attitude and won […]

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October Drift and 485C – Birthdays, London (photo review)

October Drift and 485C – Birthdays, London (photo review)

Birthdays is an underground venue in a bar in Dalston. Dalston is an area of London that seems to sport more mobile phone repair shops per head than any other part of the capital. It is real Eastenders country, although more grime than soap. Before the gig started, I had a chance to share a vodka and slimline with the […]

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Florist blossoms at Espace B in Paris (photo review)

Florist blossoms at Espace B in Paris (photo review)

Words and photos are from Elissa Vinh, a photographer and writer based in Paris, France and London, England. An assertive, high-pitched scream from the audience filled the whole room as the band came up on stage. “We do it really soft”, Florist front woman Emily Sprague quietly replied in the microphone, alluding to her blend of calm folk and electronic […]

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The Foreign Resort bring Canadian tour to the House of Targ (photo essay)

The Foreign Resort bring Canadian tour to the House of Targ (photo essay)

After playing several shows during SXSW, The Foreign Resort headed north for an 11-date tour in Canada, starting in Quebec City and driving across to Vancouver. On March 21st, the Danish post-punk/darkwave trio brought the show to the House of Targ, giving people a great excuse to bundle up and go out on a Wednesday night. The band was one of […]

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