The Bon Iver love-in

Anyone that likes music, likes Bon Iver. Well, they can at least appreciate the music. If you haven't heard of Bon Iver, no worries, just click here—and thank me later. Play it for your girlfriend/boyfriend/dog and love will quickly ensue. Anyway, Bon Iver came to town this past week, and, in short, it was solid. … Continue reading The Bon Iver love-in

Seeing The Decemberists in a snowstorm

by RYAN BOLTON, originally published on blogTO The Decemberists are an apt band to see when a snowstorm is looming. Everyone is giddy, excited for a snow day. Everyone has reason to sport a beard and their warmest flannel. And The Decemberists’ name itself brings forth images of that cold, fluffy stuff. It all started … Continue reading Seeing The Decemberists in a snowstorm

M.I.A. is M.I.A.: The Review

by RYAN BOLTON And the show starts with M.I.A. being, er, MIA. The internationally acclaimed electronic shock rocker is late. M.I.A.'s tour DJ comes on stage to let the crowd know she's running behind and starts spinning some floor-vibrating beats to get the crowd to "vibe out and start dancing." It works. Some 20 minutes … Continue reading M.I.A. is M.I.A.: The Review