logo rock nobgapp store badge  google play badge  amazon app store outline

listen live

icon instagramicon youtubeicon facebookicon twitter


The voice drifting into the lobby from the soundcheck sounds so timeless it might be emerging from some ancient well of souls at the end of the world, but it’s also fresh and vulnerable.

Sometimes he sings in riddles celebrating sexuality, courting, pleading, lonesome and profound.  Other times, lost in the dreads, the voice comes up out of the shadow summoning ancestral tones of Maroon resistance or slipping into a high Mohawk register.

So…not a monotone experience at all. And well beyond stereo. In fact not of any one genre. Not limited that way. You get doors opening on doors. There’s no dissonance. In fact it’s a harmonic whole.

Not a revivalist, but a musical revisionist, Julian Taylor masterfully re-combines and updates the vintage sounds that inspired him, to create bold, innovative songs.

Taylor, of both West Indian and Native Canadian decent, is a charismatic frontman, prolific songwriter, and endearing individual – the kind who immediately connects and makes you feel at ease. That character of warmth and generosity permeates everything Taylor does. A calm, somewhat self-effacing person offstage, Taylor morphs into an intense, incendiary and almost shamanistic presence onstage. Toronto poet Robert Priest describes him as “the kind of artist forever in the zone, the voice limitless, the songs full of feeling and memorable hooks.”

Rock Shows view all...

Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin On Mon, 2. September 2019 Concerts Budweiser Stage
Social Distortion Social Distortion On Tue, 3. September 2019 Concerts Echo Beach
Lenny Kravits Lenny Kravits On Wed, 4. September 2019 Concerts
Big Sugar Big Sugar On Fri, 6. September 2019 Concerts Mod Club
Barns Courtney Barns Courtney On Sat, 7. September 2019 Concerts Mod Club
The Struts The Struts On Tue, 10. September 2019 Concerts Danforth Music Hall
The Struts The Struts On Wed, 11. September 2019 Concerts

how to hear

CNE Kid's Toonie Mondays

Monday, August 19 & Monday, August 26, 2019

The Rock presents The CNE 2019’s Kid’s Toonie Mondays!

The Rock's Thirsty Thursdays Patio Tour

Join The Rock every Thursday this summer for our Thirsty Thursdays Patio Tour!

Rock The Rink

Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Rock brings you Rock The Rink featuring Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond, Elvis Stojko, Carolina Kostner, Jeremy Abbott and special musical guest Birds of Bellwoods to the Tribute Communities Centre on November 9, 2019.

The Weather Network

Recently Played view all...

Latest Facebook