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…


Nashville Expands

Story by Nick Krewen | March 21, 2014 For SOCAN Words And Music.   Name any gigantic country hit of the last two decades or so and there’s a better-than-average chance that it was generated from Nashville, Tennessee. Sure, Texas factors into the mix, and maybe there’s a touch of Bakersfield in there, too. But for the most part it’s a 30-block-or-so chunk Southwest of downtown Nashville, nicknamed Music Row,…


Arcade Fire keeps Toronto on its feet: concert review

With the Air Canada Centre decked out like a giant dance club, Arcade Fire got its groove on for a 20-song set. By: Nick Krewen Music Published on Fri Mar 14 2014 Arcade Fire 3 stars At the Air Canada Centre, March 13, 2014 Even if it came at the expense of Toronto’s much-maligned mayor, it seems that Montreal’s alt-rock artisans Arcade Fire have a sense of humour after all….


Ginger St. James drops the burlesque, but not the tease

Former burlesque queen Ginger St. James turns heads as a rockabilly singer, a leading act at Toronto’s Winterfolk festival. Nick Krewen Music Published on Thu Feb 13 2014 From bump ’n’ grind to bumps n’ bruises, Ginger St. James has experienced it all. And now the former Les Coquettes and Steeltown Sirens burlesque queen is bumping up her popularity as a sassy and dynamic rockabilly singer, songwriter and guitarist, creating…