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Janet Jackson delivers sonic bombardment of hits at ACC

Air Canada Centre concert a well-oiled, highly choreographed machine meticulously planned down to each breath Nick Krewen Janet Jackson At the Air Canada Centre, Sept. 16, 2015 Sometimes you just have to laugh at the Spinal Tap-ish practices that often occur in the music industry. The latest: when the Star requested a review ticket for Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable tour, which launched in Vancouver on Aug. 31 and had performed eight…


Welcome to the Set List: Pitbull and Ke$ha at the Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto

NEWS Pitbull And Ke$ha  Facebook Twitter Email GRAMMYS   June 09, 2015 – Welcome to The Set List. Here you’ll find the latest concert recaps for many of your favorite, or maybe not so favorite, artists. Our bloggers will do their best to provide you with every detail of the show, from which songs were on the set list to what the artist was wearing to which out-of-control fan made…


The Mau5 That Roars…And Rules

Story by Nick Krewen | March 12, 2015 For SOCAN Words and Music.   He’s the mau5 that continues to roar. And rule. If the maxim “he who has the most toys wins” needs a living example as proof, then EDM superstar deadmau5 – a.k.a. Niagara Falls, ON, native son Joel Zimmerman – is it. Zimmerman’s recent relocation from a pricey downtown Toronto condo to a gargantuan, custom-sized mansion on…


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…


The Toronto hitmaker behind European pop sensation Caro Emerald

Vince Degiorgio, whose songs have sold 30 million records, also introduced N Sync and Justin Timberlake to the world. Nick Krewen Music Published on Wed Oct 02 2013 One of the more surprising recent European music success stories has a local twist. A Dutch singer whose jazzy sound contains a sprinkle of hip-hop undertones, Caro Emerald exploded out of nowhere in 2009 to score two chart-topping hits in her native…