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M is for Manning – NXNE 2015’s Only Residential Event

M is for Manning – NXNE 2015’s Only Residential Event

M is for Manning – NXNE’s Only Residential Event A house party at 159 Manning Ave has been a perennial hit at NXNE and is the festival’s only residential event. I took time on Friday to talk with Tim McCready [...]

June 30, 2015 Indie, Interviews, Toronto, Toronto Festivals, What's Hot
Backstage With Bands: Rockfest 2015 Day Two

Backstage With Bands: Rockfest 2015 Day Two

Backstage With Bands: How Rockfest has managed to stay successful in the changing festival scene As the pontoon boat I was on turned the river bend my eyes were granted the sight of what my ears had been wondering about [...]

June 30, 2015 90s Rock, Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, Editorials, Festivals, Griffins Groove, Metal, QC Festivals, Rock, What's Hot
Muse – Drones – Album Review

Muse – Drones – Album Review

Muse – Drones – Album Review Muse fans are a dedicated bunch. With amazing early albums like Absolution and Origin of Symmetry showcasing the bands ridiculous technical talent while also being able to mix heavy rock with more classical themes the [...]

June 29, 2015 Album Reviews
Best Coast – California Nights – Album Review

Best Coast – California Nights – Album Review

Best Coast – California Nights – Album Review California surf-rock giants Best Coast are arguably the giants of the genre right now and ever since their debut Crazy For You, they’ve been crafting songs that perfectly emulate their home state. [...]

June 29, 2015 Album Reviews, Alternative Rock, Uncategorized
Ted 2 – Movie Review

Ted 2 – Movie Review

Ted 2 – Movie Review Rating: B- (Okay) Even when Seth MacFarlane revels in crude and shocking humour, some glimmer of heart will sneak past the feces references. The first Ted showcased a bit of this during the climax and [...]

June 26, 2015 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
NXNE 2015 Day 3: CROSSS, Warpaint, Stella Mozgawa, US Girls

NXNE 2015 Day 3: CROSSS, Warpaint, Stella Mozgawa, US Girls

NXNE 2015 Day 3: CROSSS, Warpaint, Stella Mozgawa, US Girls When: Friday, June 20th, 2015 Where: The Smiling Buddha, Adelaide Hall Your friends at NXNE are your phone and public transit (except when it’s not). At half past 10 I’ve [...]

June 25, 2015 Canadian Music, Electronic, International Bands, Live Music Reviews, psychedelic, Rock, Toronto live music reviews
THE LONELY NIGHTS OF BRUCE DOUGLAS

THE LONELY NIGHTS OF BRUCE DOUGLAS

THE LONELY NIGHTS OF BRUCE DOUGLAS Bruce Douglas. Jokesmith. Lover. Podcaster. Bruce Douglas is a golden-voiced man of *many hats (metaphorical only). And when he’s in-studio on his cult classic comedy podcast Lonely Nights with Bruce Douglas, he’s the quintessential [...]

June 24, 2015 Toronto Comedy
Amnesia Rockfest Day 1 Montreal Live Review

Amnesia Rockfest Day 1 Montreal Live Review

Amnesia Rockfest Day 1 Montreal Live Review   Rockfest Day 1 The first day at Montebello’s Rockfest ended with a disappointing headliner performance by Linkin Park, a band that we reviewed very positively last year, but a few very pleasant [...]

June 24, 2015 Festivals, Live Music Reviews, Metal, Montreal, Montreal bands, Montreal Live Music Reviews, Montreal Top News, QC Festivals
Jessie Brown – Halifax – June 25th, 2015

Jessie Brown – Halifax – June 25th, 2015

Who: Jessie Brown When: Thursday, June 25th @9pm Where: The Carleton Music Bar & Grill Tickets: $8 Moody Halifax rocker Jessie Brown and her 3-piece band play the Carleton this week. Jessie Brown feels like the rock n roll of [...]

June 23, 2015 Halifax, Halifax bands, Halifax pick of the week 1
Paper Aeroplanes fly to Canada

Paper Aeroplanes fly to Canada

After an exciting first trip to SXSW in Austin earlier this year, Self-professed Emo-Folk duo Paper Aeroplanes were spotted by Winnipeg’s Pipe and Hat Records and invited to play their showcase at NXNE. Sarah’s haunting yet commanding voice with a [...]

June 20, 2015 British bands, Folk, Indie, On Tour, Top News, Toronto, Toronto Festivals, UK Bands
Dope – Movie Review

Dope – Movie Review

Dope – Movie Review Rating: B+ (Very Good) There’s a genuine energy all throughout Dope from the second the narration kicks in and director/writer Rick Famuyiwa takes a lot of clever approaches in telling this story. There’s a certain Spike [...]

June 19, 2015 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
NXNE 2015 Day 2: House of Vans at Berkeley Church and Sean Leon at NXNE Hub

NXNE 2015 Day 2: House of Vans at Berkeley Church and Sean Leon at NXNE Hub

NXNE 2015 Day 2: House of Vans at Berkeley Church and Sean Leon at NXNE Hub “Who let the savages out of the zoo?” says Sean Leon. It’s quarter to 2 in the morning and the NXNE Hub at Spadina and [...]

June 19, 2015 Editorials, Electronic, Festivals, Hip Hop, Live Music Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Festivals, Toronto Festivals, Toronto live music reviews
NXNE 2015 Day 1: Red Bull Sound Select at Adelaide Hall

NXNE 2015 Day 1: Red Bull Sound Select at Adelaide Hall

NXNE 2015 Day 1: Red Bull Sound Select at Adelaide Hall Who: Kate Tempest, Dillan Ponders, Allie (Red Bull Sound Select) When: June 17, 2015 Where: Adelaide Hall, Toronto ON A guy in all black rocking a full Yeezus kilt [...]

June 18, 2015 Festivals, Live Music Reviews, Toronto Festivals, Toronto Festivals, Toronto live music reviews
It Started One Summer at the Starving

It Started One Summer at the Starving

  It all began three years ago in the steaming, sweltering summer of 2012. Life was so different then. Snoop Dogg was still performing under his old stage name, Snoop Lion. He hadn’t un-re-invented re-invented himself yet (again) The Alt-Folk scene [...]

June 18, 2015 Toronto Comedy
Inside Out – Movie Review

Inside Out – Movie Review

Inside Out – Movie Review Rating: A- (Great) The vast majority of Pixar productions have spent a lot of time playing with our emotions, so it’s almost surprising it has taken this long for their talented artists to make a [...]

June 18, 2015 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
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