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Sunday
Jun252017

Photo of the day: Bleachers at NXNE

Bleachers performing live at the NXNE Port Lands event.  It continues today with River Tiber, Humans, The Soul Rebels ft. Talib Kweli and Passion Pit.  Photo by Scott Mitchell (Instagram).

Saturday
Jun242017

Photo of the day: Sleigh Bells at NXNE

Sleigh Bells performed yesterday at the NXNE Port Lands event in Toronto.  Their larger than life sound was a perfect fit on an eclectic lineup that also included Twin Peaks, Post Malone, and Toronto's own Cold Specks, and EMP.  The festival continues today and tomorrow with artists like Caveboy, Kaytranada, The Soul Rebels with Talib Kweli, and Passion Pit. 

Tickets are available here.  Photo by Scott Mitchell (@yahohyah on Instagram).

Thursday
Jun222017

Coming Soon: Jamila Woods LIVE in Toronto

This is one show that's simply too important to miss.  Jamila Woods is on tour to support the re-release of her debut album HEAVN.  This incredible record was originally released by Closed Sessions back in July of 2016.  The re-release is collaboration with Jagjaguwar, and it is the perfect way for this powerful music to find its way to new ears.  The tour stops in Toronto on July 21st at the Garrison, just over a year after HEAVN was initially released.  Whether you're celebrating a brilliant album, or discovering bold new music, this show is too good to pass up.  Get your tickets here.

Friday
Jun162017

5 Must See Artists @ NXNE Port Lands

5. Caveboy: Saturday 3 pm, Canal Stage

 Kicking off our list of essential performances at NXNE Port Lands is  Montreal's Caveboy.  They've been in the studio working on the follow up to last year's single 'Superbia'.  We caught their show last summer at Osheaga, and loved it.  Based on that experience, and the possibility of hearing some of that new music they've been working on, we just can't miss Caveboy at NXNE.

 

4. River Tiber: Sunday 6 pm Skyline Stage

This week River Tiber is performing in Spain at the Sonar Festival, and returns home to Toronto to help bring the Port Lands festival to a glorious close on Sunday.  River Tiber is one of the most buzzed about names in music these days, and for good reason.  He's released music with Daniel Caesar, Pusha T, and fellow Port Lands performer Kaytranada.  The album Indigo was released last year, and it's way too good to pass up the chance to hear some of those songs live on a sunny Toronto Sunday.

3. Kaytranada: Saturday 9:30 pm, Skyline Stage

Kaytranada was added to the Port Lands lineup when Tyler the Creator cancelled his performance.  The album 99.9% is still in heavy rotation, and based on his set at Manifesto last summer this is one headline show that cannot be missed.  There's simply no one else who dj's or makes music like Kaytranada, and that unique style and sound is what brings together such a lively, energetic crowd at his shows. 

2. Cold Specks: Friday 6:20 pm, Canal Stage

Last year following Schoolboy Q's headline show at NXNE Port Lands, Cold Specks put on a stunning show at Lee's Palace.  With the new single 'Wild Card' released just today, we're excited to hear the evolution of one of the finest voices in music one year later.  It seems a fitting next step that Cold Specks would taking the stage at the large scale NXNE event.  If 'Wild Card' is the first in a new collection of music, this show could be a chance to hear more...

1. Sleigh Bells: 7:50 pm Skyline Stage

Flashback to 2014 and Sleigh Bells was stealing the show at NXNE with a Wednesday night show at Tattoo, and an appearance at Yonge/Dundas Square the following night.  They were touring in support of the album Bitter Rivals and this time around it's the incredible album Jessica Rabbit.  The duo of Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller have been unstoppable since 2010's Treats was released, and their live show is not to be taken lightly.  This show is an opportunity to see Sleigh Bells live that should not be passed up.

Click here for more information on NXNE, including the full Port Lands lineup and click here to get tickets!

Friday
May122017

VIDEO: Arkells "Knocking At The Door"

 

This track is simply way too good to be real.  Arkells dropped their new single "Knocking At The Door" out of nowhere, and the booming track cannot be stopped.  The video features the band all over Toronto, including absolutely tearing the roof off a house party.  Check the video below!