The Winehouse Mag



Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Tei Shi Live at the Drake

When: November 17, 2014 Where: The Drake Hotel Opening Act(s): Seoul When I’m stuck in hipster heaven, also known as the Drake Hotel, it takes a special singer to distract me from it all. Thankfully, this past Monday Tei Shi was that singer. As Toronto welcomed its first real snowfall, I ventured off to see Tei Shi

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Esperanza Spalding at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

When: October 10th, 2014 Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Opening Acts: N/A  Esperanza Spalding is one of my favourite artists alive. She also holds a special place in the making of this website. It was in the summer of...

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Lissie Live at Adelaide Hall

When: November 21, 2013 Where: Adelaide Hall Opening Act(s): Grey Kingdom As I enter into “concert hibernation” mode in these remaining weeks of 2013, I am thrilled to end off a year full of wonderful concerts — Alt-J,...

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Gary Clark Jr. Live at the Danforth Music Hall

The recent Gary Clark Jr. concert was one of the most exciting concerts that I’ve been to, ever. He’s a man of few words, but you don’t gotta do much talkin’ when you’re as fiercely gifted as...

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Alabama Shakes Live at Echo Beach

When: June 20th, 2013 Where: Echo Beach Opening Act(s): Houndmouth/ Jonny Fritz and the Craigslist Band   Echo Beach was the perfect setting for the sold out Alabama Shakes Toronto concert. The 5000 deep crowd welcomed the band onstage for...

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Bernhoft Live at the Mod Club

When: June 5th, 2013 Where: The Mod Club Opening Act: Sun Rai  As of late, I have found myself ambling into concerts, missing the opening act, and getting stuck behind 6’5 people that completely block the stage. (Which is a...

Friday, May 24th, 2013

MS MR Live at Wrongbar

When: May 22, 2013 Where: Wrongbar Opening Act: Magic Man   The MS of the duo, MS MR, Lizzy Plapinger, (the MR is Max Hershenow), tried very hard to look brooding and stoic while singing emotionally wrought songs from their...

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Lianne La Havas Live at the Opera House

When: April 4th, 2013 Where: The Opera House Opening Act: Jamie N Commons “We love you,” screamed fans as English singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas stepped onto the stage at the Opera House and began to sing. “No...

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Bernhoft Live at the Drake Hotel

Discovering that retro soul singer, Jarle Bernhoft, now simply known as Bernhoft, is the former front man of the alt-rock band, Span, is slightly mind-boggling. The self-described “country boy from Norway,” sounds more like a soulful country...

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Kimbra Channels James Brown… with a Tambourine

“The girl with the tambourine” is an apt album or storybook title for singer/songwriter Kimbra, one of a slew of contemporary female artists who embrace kitschy femininity and a quirky sensibility. Her eccentric style, which reaches far...