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How ‘Dance Monkey’ took Toni Watson on a ‘roller-coaster’ ride

 Nick Krewen Special to the Star Toronto, Toni Watson feels your pain. The Australian native professionally known as Tones And I, the originator of the impossibly irresistible chart-topping smash “Dance Monkey,” was really looking forward to entertaining you at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in April when COVID-19 interrupted her plans. “Toronto was meant to be my biggest show of the whole tour, so that was really exciting,” said Watson last…

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Skrillex gives revelers energetic workout: review

Pulsating beats, animated aliens and engaging humour all part of one-man extraterrestrial spectacle at Echo Beach.   Nick Krewen Music, Published on Sat May 31 2014 Skrillex At Echo Beach, May 30 3 stars The Mothership had barely landed before it was ceremoniously launched back into orbit. From the opening strains of “Try It Out” — and for 90 incessant minutes thereafter at Echo Beach on Friday night — six-time…


Swedish House Mafia: Concert Review

The house music stalwarts pull in 60,000 partygoers for two soldout nights at the Rogers Centre. By: Nick Krewen Special To The Star, Published on Sat Feb 23 2013     The Swedish House Mafia may be pulling the plug a tad prematurely. Even though house music stalwarts Axel “Axwell” Hedfors, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso are in the final throes of their reported last hurrah — the DJ/producers have…


Ellie Goulding just passing through pop

New hit album for star playing Sound Academy is just a diversion, she says, from dance music. Ellie Goulding plays Sound Academy on Sunday, Oct. 14. By: Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Thu Oct 11 2012   You can take the girl out of EDM, but you can’t take EDM out of the girl — at least if Ellie Goulding has her way. The 25-year-old British singer…


Grimes dances out of Montréal

Entertainment / Music Musician’s tour of acclaimed album, including March 19 stop in Toronto, an opportunity to be homeless.     Claire Boucher is on the road as Grimes. Nick Krewen Special to the Star,  Published on Fri Mar 16 2012 After living in Montréal for five years, Claire Boucher is living the life of a gypsy. “I’m homeless,” says the Vancouver-born Boucher, 23, known professionally as Grimes, from a tour stop in…