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Concert Review: Broken Social Scene at Field Trip

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June 17, 2013

When Broken Social Scene announced that they’d be playing You Forgot it in People (2003) from start to finish at Toronto’s one-day festival, Field Trip, catching the show became a must. The show was in celebration of Arts & Crafts’ ten-year anniversary, the label that kicked off Broken Social Scene’s career and recorded You Forgot… Read More ›

Dinosaur Bones and Tokyo Police Club: Photos & Concert Review!

Dinosaur Bones and Tokyo Police Club at Toronto’s Sugar Beach As part of their Hometown Tour, Tokyo Police Club played Toronto’s Sugar Beach this past Sunday. Openers were indie rockers Dinosaur Bones, who powered through their set despite getting drenched by a short-lived storm. Post-show, they were too cool. They hung around the crowd and… Read More ›

The Family Rain: Stockton Concert Review!

Where? ‘The Green Room’, Stockton. When? Monday 3rd June 2013. After first discovering The Family Rain on Twitter last month (thanks to @NME!), I have listened to them constantly. I was thrilled to hear that their spring/summer tour was heading up North, and even better, they were playing a venue only 15 minutes away! The… Read More ›

Nightlands: Photos & Concert Review!

Nightlands, a Philly-bred band, played at The Drake this past Monday, filling the always-cozy venues with their ambient-dream songs. Openers were Bernice, Toronto-based and led by the charismatic Robin Dann (vocalist). Her voice nearly overpowered the instruments, and her stage presence was otherworldly. She created an almost continual stream of ambient music by bridging the songs… Read More ›

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear in Dachau: Concert Review!

Open-air with Grizzly Bear! Last Wednesday I went to a concert by the American Indie band Grizzly Bear and once again I was shivering the whole time, not knowing if it was because of the excitement or the cold temperatures… However, Grizzly Bear’s show was amazing and so was the location. They played at the… Read More ›

Kodaline // Toronto

Kodaline: Video Interview & Concert Review

As many of you know, Kodaline are practically all over AMBY. It’s been fantastic working with the band over the past few months; we’ve previously interviewed them, and they spoke with us about their Five Favourite Fab Gigs. So, it was a pleasure meeting the band and interviewing them in-person last Tuesday in Toronto. Have… Read More ›

LOVELIFE

Lovelife: Video Interview & Concert Review

On their Facebook, London’s Lovelife describe themselves as a “pop band”. But after meeting the band and watching them play live, it’s safe to say that Lovelife are a passionate and infectious pop band. The last time AMBY spoke with Lovelife was back in October. The band were set to release their very first EP… Read More ›

The Griswolds: Concert Review & Photos!

It was once The Griswolds’ dream to headline at the Oxford Art Factory after several times supporting other bands. But it was more than a dream for their final, headlining Australian show, in their hometown, before their overseas tour — to be sold out. Out of the eleven times I’ve seen them, I have no… Read More ›

The Money Go Round: Concert Review & Photos!

The Money Go Round’s latest single Endless Sun made it as AMBY’s Song of the Day earlier this week, and they also recently released a video clip for the song. It’s summery, it’s fun, and has an awesome vintage feel, with awesome effects and style. The song doesn’t stray far from The Money Go Round’s murky Yayaya and psychedelic,… Read More ›

The Courteeners: Concert Review!

As soon as the Swiss band Junes had finished playing their “more-pop-than-rock” songs it got really tensed in the “Strom” in Munich last Tuesday. Fans from everywhere in the world came together for a huge celebration of Manchester’s Indie Rock gods The Courteeners. Although only about a hundred and fifty people attended the gig the… Read More ›