Alt. Rock

Upstarts: Moscow Apartment

Story by Nick Krewen | March 13, 2018 for SOCAN Words and Music Welcome to the first in a new quarterly series, Upstarts, profiling very young SOCAN members who are making some noise with their original music. First up: Moscow Apartment. Moscow Apartment, the young Toronto duo comprised of 15-year-olds Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla, has already piled up the accolades in just a year of existence. The Rosedale Heights…

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Worth the wait for Fall Out Boy’s Mania

Bassist Pete Wentz says the band delayed its new album because “a Fall Out Boy album in 2017 can be anything, but it can’t be uninspired.” Nick Krewen Music, Sat., Oct. 21, 2017 There will be no Mania available to consumers when Chicago rockers Fall Out Boy touch down at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Oh, there was supposed to be a seventh album by that name…


Coldplay makes magic happen at Rogers Centre: review

The 100th performance of the band’s “A Head Full of Dreams” world tour featured confetti-cannons, LED displays and the CN Tower. Nick Krewen Music, Tues., Aug 22, 2017 Coldplay at the Rogers Centre, Aug. 21, 2017 It’s not every day that the CN Tower gets transformed into the world’s tallest concert lighting prop. But it’s also not every day that British rockers Coldplay take time to perform at the open-roofed…


New to Canada, Big Feastival promises to serve superior food on top of Weezer and more

Activities and better food than usual is meant to spice up the musical lineup at Burl’s Creek featuring the Strumbellas, De La Soul and more. Nick Krewen Music, Sun., Aug.13, 2017 Ate any good concerts lately? At The Big Feastival, held August 18-20 at Burl’s Creek, you’ll have your chance, as 50 acts including Weezer, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, The Strumbellas, De La Soul and more team up…


Ten acts to check out at WayHome festival — beyond the headliners

Before the sun goes down and the headliners come out, here are some less-famous worthies to check out at the WayHome Festival this weekend. Nick Krewen Music, Thu., July 27, 2017 Music festivals have been trimming their sails and spending carefully on performers lately, but the third edition of WayHome — the Burl’s Creek-based, three-day music fest that drew 35,000 people last year — has hung on to headliners that…