Alt. Rock

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…

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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…


David Lowery, the singer who made Spotify pay, calls settlement a ‘good first step’

Lowery’s band Cracker is hitting Danforth Music Hall on Tuesday in wake of conclusion of vocalist’s class action. Nick Krewen Music, Tues., July 18, 2017   Meet the man who made Spotify blink and scored a major victory for songwriters in the process. On May 26, David Lowery, the chief singer and songwriter of California rockers Cracker, appearing at the Danforth Music Hall on Tuesday with Soul Asylum, claimed victory…