Anthony Leclair

Blackdog Ballroom

Having just finished rocking Mod Night III at Cherry Cola’s this past weekend, Blackdog Ballroom is gearing up to rock Lee’s Palace at the end of June.   Keep up...


Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On

Last night I found myself in a backyard by Carlaw and Dundas E, transported to a far away island, in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the leering...


A Moment in ‘TIME’ with Electric Ego

Perhaps not quite my favourite song by musical magician Edo Peled a.k.a Eledtric Ego, but certainly my favourite in terms of production, ‘Time’ is a beautiful ballad that pulls not only...


Carnival of Rock!

Happy birthday to Goodnight, Sunrise, and cheers to those who attended their sixth birthday at The Silver Dollar Room this past Saturday. Celebrating with the carni-crazed G,S were “The death-defying...


Those Kitties love their Diamonds and Perle

Last night I strolled on over to Revival Bar on College St, and got a chance to watch the frisky felines of Kitty Nights Toronto Burlesque play with each other,...


Blackdog Ballroom Balls Out at Cherry Cola’s

Last night I popped into Cherry Cola’s Rock ‘n’ Rolla Cabaret and Lounge, legendary Toronto sanctuary of sin. What was going down? Besides the luscious lady in the window dancing...


Poem Every Day #4 – Breathing

              Breathing (PED #4) Deep and intense, Longing for the little Flicker from your eyes As you flash those dark jasper gems Toward my...


A Poem Everyday

April is Poetry Month, and one of our contributing poets, Nick Furi has accepted NaPoWriMo’s Poem Every Day challenge. Check in each day for a new piece by Mr. Furi,...


Les Coquettes Takeover Kitty Nights at Revival

Last night, famed burlesque company Les Coquettes pounced out of retirement to take over Kitty Nights at Revival Bar on College Street. I met my good friend, the ravishing Liv...


A Place to Find a Brief Sanctuary

Brave and young, and full of pomp and vigour, Magalie Rouillard-Bazinet has taken on a brief but fiery piece by Emil Sher, Sanctuary, with Théatre Français de Toronto. “June goes...


Lucky to Have Edo By My Side

                                      At it again, Edo Peled’s Electric Ego has pulled my heart...


The Wonderful Amy Wallace – Classics and Arias

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Amy Wallace is a shining light in a bleak world.     This wonderfully vivacious soprano just recently released her ‘Classics...


“Sally” – New Song and Video from Electric Ego!

  This warm winter has been a fruitful one for Electric Ego (Edo Peled), with several song releases, and a video drop for his lusty lyric, ‘Sally‘.     Like...


City Stills

A very early morning shoot in downtown Toronto. Photos courtesy of Leclair Studios  ...


Edo Peled – The Thoughts of An Electric Ego

Some time ago, I was given the great pleasure of sitting out on the patio of the Black Irish, here in Toronto, with my dear friend Edo Peled. Over a...


Summer’s Last Pride 2015

I went for a stroll along Lake Ontario, and through High Park. A little early September stroll, where everything, and everyone was taking advantage of the last few warm days...


“All I Do” – Edo Peled

Rocking in retro style, Edo Peled AKA Electric Ego, mixes sweet synth with punchy poetry in a gritty love song, chalk full with all the conflict of a real relationship:...


…She’s The Closest Thing To Magic… – Edo Peled

Electric Ego, AKA: Edo Peled, the best mix of musical past and hopeful future, has released two of four singles from his EP ‘All I Do’. The most powerful of...


YES

Yes, I could have all the answers, and all the world on its knees for what seems to be perfection, devoid of any quality humbled before this altar Yes, I...


The Summer: Swept Away

With a summer hiatus, Swept Media is back and ready for action, bringing you some great local literature, photography, and some interesting stories of Canadian arts and culture. We hope...