Published Sep 25, 2009With the onslaught of new music hitting stores, it's sometimes hard to believe that artists actually find time to tour their albums and play shows. Luckily, our Exclaim! contributors have been on top of thing, making sure to report back so you don't fall behind. Here are some of the most recent concert reviews.
The London Ontario Live Arts (LOLA) festival continued its growth this year, featuring Final Fantasy, Akron/Family, Growing, Polar Bear and many more. Fredericton, NB also hosted a festival, keeping the now 19-year-old Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival going strong by showcasing Joel Plaskett, Los Lobos, Original P and Shad, among others.
The West coast hosted two imports from the UK, as Manic Street Preachers crossed the Atlantic to perform in Vancouver for the first time in ten years, while Arctic Monkeys played nonchalantly at Stanley Park's Malkin Bowl. Toronto also enjoyed the Manifesto urban festival, which included a free show from Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek performing Reflection Eternal material, as well as Solitaire and Saidah Baba Talibah.
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