SHOW REVIEW: Silverstein at Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

Discovering the hometown band once again

With a chill in the air, this year’s edition of Stay Warm Festival came in at a welcomed time. Although the Aussie band Tonight Alive couldn’t make the bill, the hometown band had a special treat in place. Silverstein billed a 2-hour long set, with a greatest hits set following the band’s 2005 release Discovering the Waterfront.

Stay Warm Festival started with openers, Picturesque warming the crowd up. As the venue’s floor space began to fill out as the night went on then came the band Broadside. One theme was sure, many of these bands had a lot to thank Silverstein for, as the veterans have billed a name for themselves and often, have given a chance for other upcoming bands such as Broadside and Selfish Things.

Third on the night’s bill was a local band – Selfish Things. Selfish Things plugged their upcoming EP, as well their early memories of Silverstein with the lead singer noting a time of attending a Silverstein DVD Release at the legendary El Mocambo many moons ago. Without further ado, Silverstein promptly hit the stage at 9:00 PM. With a ripping introduction, the band went through their biggest hits including “Massachusetts” and tracks off Dead Reflection via Rise Records. As the hometown band went through nearly the first hour, soon came a break in the set with the backdrop changing to the identifiable cover art for the band’s second record – the crowd highly anticipating Discovering the Waterfront from front to end.

LISTEN: Whiplash by Silverstein

Silverstein has been a veteran band in the scene for a few years now, always releasing music true to the band. Their live act is indicative of their success in producing lively music and an enjoyable experience.

PHOTO GALLERY: Silverstein at Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

Stay tuned for an interview with Paul Marc and Josh of Silverstein, where they discussed their tour, fan reception and what’s next on the horizon for the band!



Martha Segovia

Martha is a 20 something (cheers to SZA for that line!) youth worker by day and avid concert-goer, concert photographer and writer by night. She is a graduate of York University’s Bachelor of Social Work program. She loves rock, pop, hip-hop and R&B, you can find her trekking between north Toronto and the downtown core. You can connect with her on twitter and instagram at: xmls93 and check out her portfolio at

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