Features Articles

Nuit Blanche: Not Your Average Whine and Cheese

Zone A - Aurora, Phillip Beesley
Nuit Blanche 2010
Toronto, ON
October 2, 2010

Review by: Courtney Lee Yip
Photos by: Courtney Lee Yip, Julie Lavelle

If Nuit Blanche was a concert, and I was to review it, I’d break down each artist’s “set” and tell you about what they “played” and how great or horrible it was. But, I don’t want to tell you what you already know, or rub in your face what you may have missed.

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Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival

Ski Super Pipe Finals
Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival
Big Sugar, Grady, Elias, Classified, and More
Whistler, BC
April 16 - 26, 2010

Photos and Article by: Tom Eschenbrenner

When I moved away from Whistler the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival was barely 5 years running, now in its 15th incarnation it has morphed into a showcase of talent, mixing music, arts, and sports all as one huge 10 day party held every April in Whistler BC.

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4th Annual Pitter Patter Festival on This Weekend

Southern Ontario's most affordable music festival is happening this weekend in Toronto and eight other cities. With over 45 shows in Toronto alone, there are many great up-and-coming bands and local favourites hitting stages around this and other towns.

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A Sticky Record Store Day

Record Store Day

The 3rd annual Record Store Day — a celebration of independently owned record stores — took place on Saturday, April 17th. A number of special vinyl and CD releases are made available exclusively for Record Store Day, and on top of that, bands and musicians make special in-store appearances.

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Are we being punk'd by MGMT?

MGMT - Congratulations / Ben Folds - Way To Normal

MGMT is now less than two weeks away from the release of their sophomore album, Congratulations, following their widely successful debut release, Oracular Spectacular.

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CMW 2010: The Indies

The Rural Alberta Advantage at the Canadian Room
Canadian Music Week 2010 - The Indies
The Rural Alberta Advantage, Plants and Animals
Canadian Room (Royal York) in Toronto, Ontario
March 13, 2010

Photos by: Pete Nema

The Indies celebration was held in the Canadian Room at the Royal York, and although it is both an appropriate and pleasant space to hold the awards, there's just something about the room that prevents the bands from really connecting with the crowd. Still, the awards are a good opportunity to see a variety of bands and help celebrate the spirit and success of independent music in Canada.

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Ten Great Songs From 2009 You May Have Missed

Children Collide

Now that 2009 is long gone, you probably think that all of the 2009 wrap-up articles should have stopped by now. Me too. For my blog, I created the Top 50 Albums Of The Decade (50-41, 40-31, 30-21, 20-11, 10-1), spent time writing up my Top 10 Albums of 2009, and even put together a list of Seven Great EPs from 2009, but still it felt like I was leaving something out.

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Behind-The-Scenes with illScarlett: Making the "Milkshakes and Razorblades" Music Video

Behind-The-Scenes with IllScarlett Making

On January 18, 2010, illScarlett headed out into the streets of downtown Toronto to record a new music video for Milkshakes & Razorblades. This was no ordinary shoot because the entire music video was filmed backwards.

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