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Saturday
Mar042017

21 Things That Make The WAYHOME Lineup GREAT

The Wayhome Festival lineup for 2017 was announced a couple of weeks ago, and the reactions were strong. Aside from the fact that more acts are still to be announced, many took to social media to express their displeasure with the bill.

There are a few things we think people should remember: first, Wayhome is not Lollapalooza. It's a lot closer to Sasquatch. Which is an amazing festival - one of the best actually. It's a bit smaller and the magnitude of superstar performers may not be what some people had hoped - especially after being treated to the likes of Neil Young, Kendrick, Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem over the last couple of years (to name a few).

It's also important to keep in mind that Wayhome goes late, and their will undoubtedly be someone amazing on during anyone you may not want to see. And that's where the rest of the lineup comes in.

The thing about it is, it's actually STACKED. And we can prove it - and not just with a 'top 5' - because you need to be busy the whole time! Here are 21 things that make Wayhome an essential festival to check out:

21. Constantines

These guys are legends. Any chance you get to see Constantines - take it. Your life will be better.

20. Frank Ocean

We've all been waiting a long time for anything from Frank! And now, we get a headline slot that is sure to be life changing.

Frank Ocean - 'Nikes' from DoBeDo Productions on Vimeo.

 

19. The Drums

All of their music is great, but we couldn't be more excited for this new stuff.

18. Darcys

Darcys are the best. One of the coolest Canadian bands out - you'd be crazy to miss out on them!

17. Colony House

Their uplifting rock magic is perfect for any summer night. This will be awesome.

16. Margaret Glaspy

One of our favorite new finds (for us) on this lineup, we will be front and center for this one!

15. Hundred Waters

They make some of the most fascinating, lush and beautiful music around - they will be perfect at Wayhome.

14. JAHKOY

Proving they thought of everything - including LOTS of super fresh R&B. Jahkoy is great!

13. Mura Masa

If you'd like to see into the future, post up at Mura Musa's stage. This will be huge.

12. Banks

 One of the most exceptional performers and creators of dark, modern pop music - Banks is some you absolutely cannot miss.

11. Charles Bradley

We have seen this guy change the weather before. Charles Bradley is the perfect addition to any outdoor festival lineup.

10. The Shins

After all these years we still haven't had the pleasure of seeing these guys live, thanks to Wayhome - we are about to fix that.

9. Jagwar Ma

We can't imagine a better vibe than Australia's trailblazing Jagwar Ma on a hot August afternoon. This is a great booking right here.

8. Phantogram

Between two incredible LPs AND the Big Grams project with Big Boi of Outkast, Phantogram have pretty much been on FIRE for a long time now.

7. Andy Shauf

One of the best albums of 2016, we should all be so lucky to see this brilliant artist play it live. Can't wait for this one!

6. Schoolboy Q

There's nothing to not love about Schoolboy Q. The man is a beast of an mc and an elite live performer.

5. Danny Brown

4. PUP

If there was one thing missing from last year - it was PUP.

3. Tanya Tagaq

The brilliant artist and Inuit throat singer, we are on the edge of our seats from Tanya Tagaq's performance.

2. Justice

We have our fingers crossed that this will be a late night show - Justice live is utter insanity.

1. Solange

Her album is beyond incredible, we have a feeling this performance will be one of our favorite things of 2017.

 

Get yourself some tickets and more info here!

Tuesday
Jul052016

PREVIEW: FSTVL SZN

For some time Maria Jose Govea (The Supermaniak) has been one of the foremost concert photographers.  She continues to surpise and inspire with her incredible work and contagious positivity.  She's recently started a Skillshare course to help photographers work in tough conditions, and if that's not enough, her work is being featured in a new show.  FSTVL SZN is brought to you by Nuvango, and it brings the work of the Supermaniak to life in a big way.  The photos will be on display from July 13th to September 3rd but the opening party will be too good to miss.

David Matisse of Keys and Krates will be curating and performing the music for the evening.  It's a perfect fit, to have such a unique company and two brilliant artists together for an unforgettable night.  Tickets are available here, and they're free!  See you July 13th!

Thursday
Apr212016

TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2016 Lineup Announced!

 As always, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival bill is stacked with rare appearances from legends in jazz and soul music.  This year this big city will be treated to dozens of wonderful artists, check out everything you need to know:

Gregory Porter * Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings * Oliver Jones Trio * Joe Jackson
Robert Glasper Experiment * Avishai Cohen Trio * Grace Potter * Allen Stone
Michael Franti * Lee Fields * Eagle Rock Gospel Singers * Bill Charlap Trio
Fanfare Ciocarlia * The Hot Sardines * Robi Botos * David Braid
Broadsway * Heather Bambrick * Laila Biali * Hilario Duran
Lemon Bucket Orkestra * Alex Pangman * Phil Dwyer
Melissa Stylianou * John Alcorn
and many more!

Tickets are on sale, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Ticketpro or by calling 1.888.655.9090.
Friday, June 24
TBA: A free opening night performance TBA at a later date - Nathan Phillips Square at 8:30 p.m.
Bill Charlap Trio - Jazz Bistro at 8 p.m. / 10 p.m.
Heather Bambrick and Friends with the Russ Little Quartet featuring Alex Pangman - Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill - 7:30 p.m.
*An Evening with Sarah McLachlan - Sony Centre at 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 25
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Nathan Phillips Square at 8:30 p.m.
Bill Charlap Trio - Jazz Bistro at 8 p.m. / 10 p.m.
Heather Bambrick and Friends with the Russ Little Quartet featuring Broadsway - Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 26
Lee Fields & The Expressions / Allen Stone - Nathan Phillips Square at 8:30 p.m.
Laila Biali Trio with special guest Phil Dwyer - Jazz Bistro at 8 p.m. / 10 p.m.

Monday, June 27
Grace Potter - Nathan Phillips Square at 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28
Gregory Porter - Nathan Phillips Square at 8:30 p.m.
Oliver Jones Trio: The Farewell Tour - Jane Mallett Theatre at 8 p.m.
Robi Botos / Paul Novotny Duo - Jazz Bistro at 8 p.m. / 10 p.m.
*Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - Koerner Hall at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29
Robert Glasper Experiment - Nathan Phillips Square at 8:30 p.m.
Eagle Rock Gospel Singers - Horseshoe Tavern at 10 p.m.
Fanfare Ciocarlia (with Lemon Bucket Orkestra) - Opera House at 9 p.m.
Robi Botos & Hilario Duran Duo - Jazz Bistro at 8 p.m. / 10 p.m.
*Chick Corea Trio with Christian McBride and Brian Blade - Koerner Hall at 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 30
T.B.A. - Nathan Phillips Square at 8:30 p.m.
Avishai Cohen Trio - Jane Mallett Theatre at 8 p.m.
Robi Botos Quartet featuring Seamus Blake - Jazz Bistro at 8 p.m. / 10 p.m.
*Joey Alexander Trio / Ramsey Lewis Quartet - Koerner Hall at 8 p.m.

Friday, July 1
Michael Franti & Spearhead - Nathan Phillips Square at 8:30 p.m.
Music From Born To Be Blue with Braid, Turcotte, Wallace & Clarke - Jazz Bistro at 8 p.m. / 10 p.m.
Heather Bambrick and Friends with the Russ Little Quartet featuring Melissa Stylianou - Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 2
Joe Jackson - Nathan Phillips Square at 8:30 a.m.
The Hot Sardines - Horseshoe Tavern at 10 p.m.
Heather Bambrick and Friends with the Russ Little Quartet featuring John Alcorn - Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill at 7:30 p.m.
*photo of Janelle Monae, Jazz Fest 2012 by @itsbigmitch
Wednesday
May202015

The #Paper100 Block Party!

 

So we are all of course already heading to #PAPER100 at Lee's Palace on the 18th of June - but there's more!  Paper Bag Records have just announced their day party on the 20th - including bbq, beers, and some very awesome bands like Young Rival, Army Girls and more! Free!  See you there!

 

 Go here for the Facebook event!

Tuesday
May192015

Our Movement 2015 Playlist!


We went through and found a whole bunch of our favorite tunes from as many artists as we could from the amazing Movement 2015 lineup!  It's a pretty big list with 114 tracks, but we think it will have you sufficiently ready for this weekend!  If you don't have your tickets yet, go here!