August 25, 2016

Upcoming: Electric Island Festival Finale on Toronto Island September 4-5

Looking for something awesome to do on the Labour Day weekend in Toronto? Love all that the Toronto Islands offer and love a cool house and techno festival party? The Weekend Festival Finale of Electric Island is the answer to these questions and more and it’s coming up on September 4 and 5 on Toronto Island.

Electric Island is the Toronto summer series that celebrates the underground sound by bringing house and techno talent to Canada. The Festival Finale weekend features Ame (live), Bicep, Dixon, Fatima Yamaha (live), Get Real: Green Velvet & Claude Vonstroke, Guy J, Justin Martin, Loco Dice, Nicole Moudaber, Sean Miller and more. It’s going to be a great time.

Head over to electricisland.to to grab your tickets and have a fantastic Labour Day weekend. Then, have an amazing time at the festival, and watch this site for photos from the event.

Pro tip: Get your ferry ticket before you get to the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal so you don’t have to wait in line! Tickets here.

Ame

Bicep

Fatima Yamaha

Get Real

Skye | Ross from Morcheeba at Velvet Underground - Concert Pictures

Skye Edwards and Ross Godfrey from Morcheeba are Skye | Ross. They played Toronto's Velvet Underground on August 23 and photographer Brendan Albert made these photos at the show. Their new album comes out September 2.
"How To Fly"

"Light of Gold"

August 23, 2016

Riverfest Elora 2016: Day 2: Band 3: Whitney Rose - Concert Pictures

Whitney Rose at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Whitney Rose at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Whitney Rose at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Whitney Rose at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Whitney Rose at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Whitney Rose at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Whitney Rose at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Whitney Rose at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Whitney Rose at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Whitney Rose at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
I first saw Whitney Rose opening for Lake Street Dive at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto about two years ago. Those pics are here.

This time, it was the main stage of Riverfest Elora on Saturday, August 20 that hosted Whitney and her excellent band. She and the band do what they do very well; deliver classic country tunes with her likeable personality shining through with laid back fun. They've got a new record coming in a couple of months and we got to hear a new song called "My Boots".

Give her music a listen:

"Chivalry Is Dead"

"Heartbreaker of the Year"

"The Devil Borrowed My Boots"

Riverfest Elora 2016: Day 2: Band 2: Alexandria Maillot - Concert Pictures

Alexandria Maillot at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Alexandria Maillot at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Alexandria Maillot at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Alexandria Maillot at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Alexandria Maillot at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Alexandria Maillot at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Vancouver Island, BC folk / bedroom pop singer songwriter Alexandria Maillot was the first act to grace the Wax on Wheels Stage at Riverfest Elora on the second day of the festival.

Take a listen to some of her music and soak up the gorgeous melodies.

"Sunday Sara"

"Not Broken We Are"

"Time (On Your Own)"

Riverfest Elora 2016: Day 2: Band 1: Stella Ella Ola - Concert Pictures

Stella Ella Ola at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Stella Ella Ola at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Stella Ella Ola at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Stella Ella Ola at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Stella Ella Ola at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 20, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Stella Ella Ola started off day 2 of Riverfest Elora for me with their performance on The Koop stage. I have been hearing the band's name around for a while and was looking forward to catching their set. I came away impressed with their efficient indie guitar pop tunes and overall fun attitude. This was perfect music to kick-start a fun day in the sunshine.

Check out some tunes and give this band's live show a visit next time you can:

"Summerette"

"Peter Sellers"

"Too Pretty"