Best Shows of 2015

Let’s make it a baker’s dozen here because this year I saw so many good shows from international acts and major festivals to invite-only showcases. Numbers indicate how many times seen in 2015.

Japanese psych-rock band Bo Ningen set a new standard for all rock acts I ever see in the future. Do yourself a favour, seriously, and just click here to witness the show I caught. I was lucky enough to be standing in front of the red guitar player the whole time. My partner and I are already planning our return to Reykjavik for Iceland Airwaves again.


  1. Bo Ninjen- KEXP KEX Hostel – Iceland Airwaves, Iceland (x2)
  2. Fleetwood Mac- Air Canada Centre- Toronto
  3. Of Monsters and Men- private show, CityFolk, Ottawa (x2)
  4. Wand, Heaters- Silver Dollar, Toronto (x2)
  5. Father John Misty- Field Trip Festival, Toronto (x3)
  6. Sharon and Bram – Field Trip Festival, Toronto
  7. Metz, Lee’s Palace, Toronto
  8. Refused, Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto
  9. Arkells, Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa (x3)
  10. Stars, Panamania, Toronto (x4)
  11. Jacco Gardiner, Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
  12. The Pixies, Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto