What It’s Like to Be a Behind-the-Scenes Photographer at the JUNO Awards

For anyone that really knows me, knows I love music. It's life. I'm listening to Paul Simon's Graceland having dinner with my wife as I write this. I digress. Point is, I adore music and what a pleasure it was to be given an all-access photo pass to Canada's massive music awards weekend, the JUNOs.…

Bestival with Grimes, Tame Impala, Jamie xx and The Cure

The best festival is about the overall experience. What you really get out of it. Bestival always leaves me content. Satisfied. At peace. Otherworldly. Here are my favourite shots from the 2-day festival with Jamie xx, Tame Impala, Grimes (in my top 5 albums of 2015), and The Cure (a go-to favourite of mine growing up). A…

Day 2 of WayHome Festival in Photos feat. Run the Jewels, Modest Mouse, Broken Social Scene and Kendrick Lamar

It was supposed to rain all day. It didn't. In fact, it was beauty 90% of the day for Day 2 of WayHome. Here's what I saw. To use any of these photos, please contact me. Like usual, click any photo to open in the viewer.

Day 1 of WayHome Festival in Photos with alt-j, Future Islands, The Decemberists and Neil Young

What a day. I'll be posting photos from the inaugural WayHome Festival for the next couple days. Having a photo pass makes an adventure with beauty friends and wild bands (read: alt-j, Neil Young, The Decemberists, Gaslight Anthem, and Future Islands) that much more wild. Here are some snaps from Day 1 of WayHome. Click…

Eriksen Photoshoot

My buddy Erik Jorgensen can write one hell of a song. He's also got dreamy hair. And his band, Eriksen, have a slew of new gigs coming up. They asked me to grab some shots. So we wandered around Toronto chasing light, having a whiskey or two and snapping the following shots. Give this song…

Jason Crouse // The Darcys 6

Vault Sessions: The Darcys

I had the pleasure of shooting Toronto's The Darcys a couple weeks back. They were doing an intimate plugged-in session for JUNO TV's Vault Sessions. The sound was terrific, especially on the track "The River." Here are a few behind-the-scenes shots of Jason Couse, the band's lead singer in the "vault."

My Favourite Concerts of 2012

It's been another great year for live shows. Especially in Toronto. Outside of Toronto, Osheaga this year was easily the best festival I've ever been to. Black Keys, Bloc Party, Sigur Ros, Florence and the Machine, Santigold, MGMT, Passion Pit, and, of course, Snoop Lion. It was beautiful. Anyway, back in Toronto, here are my…

In The Review Mirror: Diamond Rings’ ‘Free Dimensional’

After only two albums, Diamond Rings (John O'Regan) has carved out a distinctive sound: melodic, catchy as all hell, emotive throwback '80s electro-pop. And O'Regan owns it with his follow-up to 2010's breakthrough, Special Affections. Having recently dropped Free Dimensional, his latest effort away from the homestead with the still-active D'Urbervilles, the gauzy synths, earworm guitar riffs, and that unmistakable…

My Top 5 Concerts of 2011

I had the pleasure of seeing and reviewing a shit-ton of shows this year. This really is a blessing as part of my job. A gaggle of stellar venues. Ample beer. Good friends. And some untouchable talent makes this city a great place to take in a concert. Here are the top 5 shows I saw with…