Saying goodbye to the Vans Warped Tour after 25 years is hard, but Founder Kevin Lyman sent fans out in a phenomenal way. Catherine Patchell looks at some of the top moments of the final Warped Tour performance at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA.
In 2019, Toronto’s Festival of Beer was back and stronger than ever. Read our rundown of all of the highlights, including beers from Great Lakes Brewery and Brewery Ommegang, pizza from Queen Margherita Pizza and music from Dwayne Gretzky.
The ninth edition of Heavy Montréal just wrapped and holy cow was it a memorable weekend. With over 50 bands spread out over the two-day festival, drawing in more than 27,000 fans, here are 10 ten things we learned this year.
Every year, at the end of July, the Great South Bay Music Festival hits Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY. With SO much to see and do, we compiled a list of things to know if you’re hitting the four-day music-filled festival in 2019.
Celebrating its 8th year, Rock USA in Oshkosh, WI delivered a kick-ass three-day experience with a diverse lineup, broad food offerings, and an unforgettable second day thanks to Mother Nature.
Hermosillo, Mexico power metal band Lost Nebula have announced that they will be making their way to Canada for the first time.
Jimmy Eat World performed on the first day of the festival and started the whole thing off with a bang!
This was an absolute treat for me as this is one band whom I have wanted to see perform for years, and I have to say that I was not disappointed in the least! The performed a variety of their hits from most of their albums so the audience definitely sang along from beginning to end. What a great way to end the night!
Ottawa-based band The Goodluck Assembly performed to a massive crowd on a beautiful afternoon at Bluesfest, opening for Mother Mother and RUSH. Brothers Bruce and Mike Libbos led the performance with a ton of energy and enthusiasm which was reciprocated back by the crowd who seemed very familiar with their music. This band has made a great name for themselves in Ottawa and we hope to see they perform again soon!
Without a doubt one of the sexiest rock sets I’ve ever shot – Grace led the band with so much raw energy and enthusiasm that it made for an incredible set! They performed some of their hits including “Paris” which was a treat for the whole crowd, and really got the audience into the show! One of my favourite sets at Bluesfest this season!
A massive crowd came out to see Marianas Trench on this late sunny afternoon and it was clear that the audience was more than familiar with their discography!
One of the most high-energy sets of the day – this is a band that I LOVE but that I had never had the chance to see live. They put on an insane show (I’d say that the photographs almost speak for themselves here!). I would absolutely love to see these guys play again, their set was unreal and full of energy from start to finish and you could tell that the crowd would say the same.
What We Signed Up For is the newest release from the Toronto-based pop punk act July. After a mostly unnecessary 30 second intro, the band launches into some of the best pop-punk I have heard in a while; the opening song making it clear that this is going to be a solid, riotous half hour of quality music.
Canadian pop-punk band July released a song just in time for the holidays entitled “This Christmas.” You can stream it for free via the SoundCloud player below. Since the group’s inception in early 2010, the band has gathered a steady following in Ontario through a tireless work ethic and fantastic live show. Combining huge pop hooks with today’s pop-punk sound, July will appeal to fans of the genre both young and old.