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Monday
Mar062017

Field Trip 2017 Is Gonna Be HUGE!

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
Oct182016

Photo of the day: Movement Detroit 2015 

photo by @yahohyah

Monday
Aug152016

5 Tracks We Wanna See at CAMP WAVELENGTH 2016!

CAMP WAVELENGTH is this weekend! It's going to be amazing. The lineup is stacked, and once again it's looking like it will be one of the most weird and awesome Toronto events this year. Here are a few tunes and all kinds of info and links!

1. Operators 'Control'

2. Odonis Odonis 'Ledged Up'

3. Bruce Peninsula 'Say Yeah'

4. Young Galaxy 'Factory Flaws'

5. Moss Lime 'Ice Cream Sandwiches'

 

Camp Wavelength 2016 Teaser Trailer from Wavelength Music on Vimeo.

 

 

Here's a TON of info!

Camp Wavelength 2016 - Line-Up and Schedule:


Friday, August 19:
(Gates open 5pm)
Operators - 9pm

Jef E. Barbara's Black Space - 8pm
For Esmé - 7pm

M.A BEAT! (France) - 6pm

Late Night Sets:
MATROX - 1:30am
Wolf Saga -12:30am
Latasha Alcindor a.k.a. L.A. (US) - 11:30pm
Brendan Philip - 10:30pm
(Late Night Ferries at 1:30 & 2:30am)


Saturday, August 20:
(Gates open 1pm)

Cloud Nothings (US) - 9pm

Odonis Odonis - 8pm

Moss Lime - 7pm

LAL - 6pm

Spek Won - 5pm

Casper Skulls - 4pm

Hex - 3pm

Late Night Sets:
Guerilla Toss (US) - 1:30am
Petra Glynt - 12:30am
Scott Hardware - 11:30pm

Nhapitapi Mbira - 12:30am

(Late Night Ferries at 1:30 & 2:30am)


Sunday, August 21:
(Gates open 1pm)

Young Galaxy - 8pm

Lydia Ainsworth - 7pm

Bruce Peninsula - 6pm

Bart - 5pm

Michelle McAdorey - 4pm

Castle If - 3pm



PLUS Performances and Activities:

Dance Dance Party Puppets by Andrew Lamb

In Synch (synchronized swimming)

Zoo Owl (forest performance/installation)

Open Fortress (dance interventions)

Chrysanthemum White Alder: Atlantis (beach performance)
Benjamin Kamino (music & dance collaborations)

Live painting by Mairen Doyle

Island Treasure Hunt by Kathryn Farewell
Bunz Trading Zone

DIY video games by Mattendo

Literary readings hosted by Brad Casey

Posi Space hangouts with Posi Vibez

Vintage clothing stall by The Outpost

Virtual reality demo & FIVARS 2016 preview with VRTO
Literary Fortune Telling by Diaspora Dialogues


Interactive art installations by:

Versa & Emily Harrison

Franziska Beeler

Melissa Goldstein

Basement Studio Project


Food & Drink by:
The Food Dudes (grilled cheese)
Island Cafe (burgers, burritos, green bowls)
Monach Tavern (Asian street food)

Little Sea Smoothies & Wraps
The Pop Stand (popsicles)

Steam Whistle Brewing
Wild Turkey Bourbon
Skyy Vodka

& more TBA



Camp Wavelength 2016 - Festival info:

Dates: August 19-21, 2016

Location: Artscape Gibraltar Point, 433 Lakeshore Avenue, Toronto Island

Tickets: Online at Ticketfly & in stores at Rotate This & Soundscapes (Toronto)

Gates open: 5pm Friday, 1pm Saturday & Sunday

ALL AGES / Licensed (Overnight Camping 19+ only)
Rain or shine.

Friday
Aug122016

Photo of the day: Cold Cave at TIME Festival

Cold Cave at TIME Festival photo by @yahohyah