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Riff Raff @jodyhighroller signing autographs @fasinfrankqueen , everyone wants to post up at FAIF. #riffraff (Taken with Instagram)

Viral Houston rapper Riff Raff made his Canadian premiere on Friday (July 20) in Toronto with a performance at Wrongbar and an appearance at F As In Frank Vintage Clothing. Here he is signing autographs for fans at F As In Frank.

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Riff Raff @jodyhighroller signing autographs @fasinfrankqueen , everyone wants to post up at FAIF. #riffraff (Taken with Instagram)


Viral Houston rapper Riff Raff made his Canadian premiere on Friday (July 20) in Toronto with a performance at Wrongbar and an appearance at F As In Frank Vintage Clothing. Here he is signing autographs for fans at F As In Frank.

With Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden playing at the Molson Amphitheatre and the Full Flex Express Tour over at Fort York, there was a lot of competition for live music in Toronto when JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound played at the Horseshoe Tavern last Friday. Still, the group from Chicago tore it up for those in attendance with their throwback blend of funk and soul. 

Photos by Jacob Morgan

Japandroids at Lee’s Palace in Toronto on Saturday night (June 23).

Japandroids at Lee’s Palace in Toronto on Saturday night (June 23).

Zeus at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto last week (June 9).

Photos by Jacob Morgan

Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hütz at the Sound Academy in Toronto last night.

Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hütz at the Sound Academy in Toronto last night.

Acid Mothers Temple at The Garrison, April 26.

Shabazz Palaces at Lee’s Palace, April 10

Review: Chuck Ragan at Lee’s Palace, April 3

By Jacob Morgan

Since 2008 Ten Four Records’ Revival Tour has been bridging the gap between punk and Americana. The tour rolled through Toronto this past Tuesday for a show at Lee’s Palace.

Chuck Ragan of seminal post-hardcore band Hot Water Music headlined the concert and was supported by fellow punk rocker turned folk troubadour, Dan Andriano. A slew of other gruff-voiced acoustic guitar players were also on the bill including Saskatchewan’s Northcote, Memphis’ Cory Branan and Denver’s Nathaniel Rateliff.

The show started with the whole lineup jamming on stage. This amounted to several guitars going at once flanked by Ragan on harmonica and his powerful backing band featuring Jon Gaunt on fiddle and Joe Ginsberg on upright bass.

After the initial jam session, Rateliff took the stage. “I was gonna do something upbeat but I just don’t have anything like that,” he said at one point before launching into one of his morose ballads. Luckily Gaunt and Ginsberg soon joined him for a tune and definitely bolstered his performance.

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