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Violinist Lindsey Stirling credits YouTube with meteoric rise

In four short years, the classical crossover sensation reached the top with the help of viral videos. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Fri Jun 13 2014 In four short years, classical crossover sensation Lindsey Stirling has gone from anonymity to star stature without the help of the usual star-making machinery. There is no major label, prominent manager, radio station or concert promoter that can claim responsibility for the elfin dubstep…


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…


Kraftwerk delights the faithful at Sony Centre

If this is Kraftwerk’s final live hurrah in Toronto, they’ve left on a triumphant note. By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Sun Mar 30 2014   2.5 stars Kraftwerk doesn’t do hugs. A female fan rushed the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts stage shortly after the four members of Düsseldorf-based techno pop pioneers Kraftwerk had finished their encore and were taking their final bows. She made a beeline for…


Welcome To The Set List: Pat Metheny Unity Group at Centre for the Arts, University of Buffalo

GRAMMY.COM   MARCH 21, 2014 – 2:08 AM 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 a scene. Hey, it’ll be…


MGMT on tour in full colour

“We’re not the most animated performers,” Benjamin Goldwasser admits. Which is why MGMT is unleashing its “Optimizer” on tour. Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT bring their five-piece band to the Sound Academy on Saturday Nick Krewen Music Published on Wed Dec 04 2013 To the relief of MGMT fans everywhere, Andrew VanWyngarden is healthy again. After dislocating his shoulder for the umpteenth time (as a result of a…