Drake Underground, Toronto, ON, October 18
Smith's music is imbued with such satisfyingly intense bass and with such a great swing to it, dolling out grooves that you can really move to and music so eclectic, it could fit on almost any bill — be it UK bass, techno or hip-hop — as it all blends so much together so seamlessly.
Smith has a quiet confidence in what she's doing and full command of her equipment and her performance, making her set a great end to a night of great performances.
ReviewsJan 17, 2015
Gui Boratto / Lazy Day RecordingsQuai Jacques-Cartier, Montreal QC, January 16
Consider it a soft launch for Igloofest's ninth edition last night (January 16): at the Quai Jacques-Cartier, Gui Boratto played a balance...
ReviewsAug 04, 2015
Vogue DotsMain Stage, Sackville NB, August 2
With Speedy Ortiz running late on the road, the final night of SappyFest saw some minor set time changes, including one that afforded synth-...
ReviewsAug 02, 2015
SangoScene Piknik Electronik, Montreal QC, July 31
After Skylar Spence exited the stage, Sango spent the first ten minutes of his set dealing with several tech issues. Once things finally got...
ReviewsAug 01, 2015
FKA twigsScene Verte, Montreal QC, July 31
Just moments before sundown, FKA twigs summoned white lights that began her set with "Preface," leaving the crowd in awe as her glorious ran...
ReviewsJul 25, 2015
DoldrumsIsland Stage, Guelph ON, July 24
Doldrums ringleader Airick Woodhead might look unassuming on stage, but he knows how to start a huge party. Beginning his set by asking the ...
ReviewsJul 19, 2015
WEARENOTWHOWEARELoft, Guelph ON, July 18
Playing without singer Maggie Smith, Toronto's ambient pop unit WEARENOTWHOWEARE set up their laptops, synths and effects pedals facing each...
ReviewsJul 19, 2015
Chet FakerBass Camp Stage, Pemberton BC, July 18
A solo DJ mix opened Chet Faker's evening set at Bass Camp before backing guitar and drums joined him onstage and rolled into an impromptu m...
ReviewsJul 18, 2015
Blonde HeirLoft, Guelph ON, July 17
Stationed behind a synth and a microphone at the back of Incline/Decline co-organizer John Pritchard's apartment (inconspicuously labeled "L...