Electronic

Kid Koala draws upon the winter for new album

Icelandic vocalist completes wintry vibe on Montréal DJ’s ambient new album, which spurs creative Rivoli shows this week. Nick Krewen Music, Jan. 26, 2017 Eric San, a.k.a. Kid Koala, is a seasonal guy. For example, the Montréal-based DJ, musician, turntablist and graphic novelist says that he sees music to draw to: satellite, his new ambient Arts & Crafts album featuring Icelandic singer Emiliana Torrini, as a “winter” record. San, who is…


Austra steps into a perceived troubling feature with new album, tour

Loneliness and political readings of band’s founder create album, Future Politics, that fits into ‘true political uncertainty’ of times. Band plays Jan. 20 at the Mod Club. Nick Krewen Music, Jan. 19, 2017 The moment that Toronto electro band Austra completed its world tour to support its sophomore album, Olympia, its lead singer and songwriter Katie Stelmanis hit the books and began a voracious reading cycle. “I had felt that…


Madonna in Toronto for most ambitious tour yet: review

  Charismatic singer, 57, puts on physically intense, highly theatrical two-hour show at Air Canada Centre Monday night that shows age is just a number Nick Krewen Music, Published on Tue Oct 06 2015 Madonna AIr Canada Centre. Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. At 57, Madonna is still wears her Rebel Heart on her sleeve. The provocative Miss Ciccone, who has made a career out of pushing buttons and boundaries, continued…


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…


Jamie T: Out of sight, not out of work

British singer-songwriter Jamie T seemingly disappeared, but he never stopped writing music. Touring a new album, he plays the Mod Club on Saturday. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Fri Dec 05 2014 In the seven years since acclaimed British singer and songwriter Jamie T released his Mercury Prize-nominated Panic Prevention, he hasn’t exactly been the most publicly prolific of musicians. Indeed, aside from this fall’s release of Carry on the…