Entries in toronto (711)

Monday
Jul022012

Photos from Major Lazer, Andy's Ill, Afrojack, Designer Drugs (at Digital Dreams day 2, Toronto)

HUGE thanks to Jillionaire for having us out.  Check out our interview with him here!

Monday
Jul022012

Toronto this Thursday: SummerWorks 2012 Summer Soiree

This Thursday, July 5th, get ready for a special evening in support of SummerWorks hosted by award-winning playwright and actor, Michael Healey. This event will take place at the historic and beautiful Great Hall, will be an elegant sit-down three-course meal prepared by chefs Mark Cutrara + Alexandra Feswick, who are getting ready to open their new Samuel J Moore Restaurant on the main floor of the Great Hall.

Appetizers and cocktails will be served at 6:00pm followed by the meal at 7:00.

To order your tickets please go to http://www.eventbrite.ca/org/1121096121.

The meal will be served with wine, music, and an assortment of short performances and happenings from SummerWorks artists including the Brick Lane Advice Booth and magic from James Alan, whose new one man show, Lies Damn Lies & Magic Tricks, will be featured in the Festival this year.

If you are unable to join us on July 5th, kindly consider making a donation either with Eventbrite or with Canada Helps through our website www.summerworks.ca/donate.

We hope to see you there!

Friday
Jun292012

House of David Gang album fundraiser tonight in Toronto!

Tonight!  Dub reggae at its' finest!

Make it (Funky) Reggae Presents...
Friday, June 29th, 2012
House of David Gang Album Fundraiser + Dirty Dubsters 
Waterfalls Indian Tapas Bar - 303 Augusta Avenue Toronto
Farbsie Funk (Make it Funky, Toronto) 
plus Amber Coates & April Johnson and special guests
MUVA SOUNDSYSTEM
$12 Advance / $15 at the door
Reduced guest list by emailing jay@makeitfunky.ca

Best I Can Be - House of David Gang by dj?uesquecest

Thursday
Jun282012

Tomorrow in Toronto! Skratch Bastid and Cosmo Baker at Revival!

It`s only 15 dollas, and you`ll get to see two of the best selectors on EARTH play together on four decks!  You`d be crazy not to go!  It`s at Revival on College!  Check the FB Event page below and download this free tune from Skratch Bastid and Cosmo Baker!

Limb by Tung (Cosmo Baker & Skratch Bastid's Harlem meets Jamaica mix) by Skratch Bastid

http://www.facebook.com/events/324547884287382/

Friday, June 29th -- Toronto, ON - Revival (783 College St.)
$15 at the door 

Sunday
Jun242012

Janelle Monáe Photos - TD Toronto Jazz Fest, Fri June 22/12

First of all, big thanks to Janelle Monáe and her band, not to mentioned the kind folks running the TD Toronto Jazz Fest for a mindblowing show and an all around great evening.

From start to finish, Ms. Monáe put on a flawless performance full of energy and perfect vocals. Honestly, every track came off without a hitch.  Opening with Dance or Die into Faster, the first two tracks off of her album The Archandroid, which also happen to be our two personal favorites, we were off to an incredible start.  Janelle had a full band, including guitar and bass, drums and percussion, keys, a 3 piece string section, and a nice brass section consisting of trombone and trumpet.  They are a blast to watch, you can tell everyone on stage truly loves the music, and it is apparent that they have spent some time working together, fine tuning and becoming friends.

It was live music as it should be: fun, passionate, energetic and funky as hell.  We definitely did not expect to hear them cover I Want You Back, the Jackson 5 classic, but wow, incredible.  We had also heard that she does some live painting on stage, and she did not disappoint, make sure you check out the photos.

All in all, we would recommend Janelle Monáe live or on record to pretty much everyone, really, what's not to love?  Thanks again to Janelle Monáe, her band, and everyone at the TD Toronto Jazz Fest. Everyone we encountered was great, we would head back anytime, everyone should check it out and keep in mind, you only need tickets to get into the tent, anyone in the city can go chill in Nathan Phillips Square and watch the show for free! 

Check out the other show listings here!

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