Author Archives: Salmaan Farooqui

About Salmaan Farooqui

Drinking obscene amounts of Iced Tea and pretending to be a real journalist. I love neo-psych music, Formula 1, and jokes about Mississauga.

Reach me at #NakedSal, and @SalmaanFarooqui

Review: Tame Impala at Massey Hall

Last time Tame Impala came around to Toronto and rocked out at the now defunct Kool Haus, it was clear the you were witnessing a band that was on the brink of something great. Major music reviewers everywhere were hailing…

Top 10 Non-Singles of 2014

In case you missed one of the must listen records of the last year, here’s a list of some of the top moments that weren’t singles in 2014, and maybe songs that you might’ve missed.         10….

Mac Demarco: Canada’s Next Music Icon

What do you think of when you picture Mac Demarco. A true Canadian icon? Just a goofy nonsensical performer that calls his music genre jizz jazz? Someone whose deep music speaks beyond their crazy exterior? Or just some guy that…

Review: The Orwells at Mod Club

I listened to The Orwells’ latest album before tackling their concert last night at The Mod Club. The first thing that came to mind was that it must be some incredible live music. I mean, the album Disgraceland wasn’t my…

That Summer Feeling: Best Albums of Summer 2014

Mixing great music with the right seasons is an art, and the bands that can fit a album’s sound into one season add a whole other layer to the experience of listening. Cosy sounds like the Arctic Monkeys’ Humbug heat up the cold winter days…

This Week: TIME Festival

Festival season is in full swing in Toronto so far with NXNE, TURF Festival, and many more festivals that have rocked Toronto since May. This week on July 19th is Toronto’s next festival up, TIME Festival. Returning after a three year…