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The top concerts in Toronto for March 2015

Posted by Aubrey Jax / March 1, 2015

concerts march torontoThe top concerts in Toronto this March begin with Sleater-Kinney (this is not a dream) playing the pre-reno Sound Academy (this is not a nightmare) and cap off with Shad - not too shabby for a month that will undoubtedly be going through a slushy and gross identity crisis. In between are ample top shelf yet rent-saving local shows plus Italian noise, crowdfunded Kpop, and punk labels celebrating birth and death.

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The top 5 free events in Toronto: March 2 - 8 2015

Posted by Aubrey Jax / March 1, 2015

Free events TorontoFree events in Toronto this week will let you tour the Aga Khan, the city's newest art museum, for free. Then you can share your sexiest exploits for public judgement, drink, drink, drink and be ill to hours of the saddest music known to Earth, dance it away among pink flamingos, and edit Wikipedia at the Art Gallery.

Here's how to hang out in style in Toronto this week if you haven't got a stitch to wear.

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Guerrilla tardy passes appear on the TTC

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 28, 2015

TTC tardy pass TorontoA mystery TTC hater (/lover - this looks like love to me) has been dishing out grab-n-go Tardy Passes on the TTC - a sign if there ever was one that this winter has included one too many bad commutes. And it's not just the nightmarish, Winnipegian snow days that have led the TTC to bail on our dreams of arriving early enough to work to grab a coffee: a little ice here, a little signal problem there, and it seems the whole system crumbles like a biodegradable trip-based transfer in the pocket of your parka.

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Are Toronto's indie record labels in trouble?

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 27, 2015

mammoth cave torontoAs Chart Attack reported yesterday, Toronto punk label Mammoth Cave is going under after seven years in the vinyl business - and not going underground into the basement from which they came. Going way under, for the big forever sleep. The label has been pronounced dead as of this week, via an email newsletter and Facebook post, which in part blames rising costs from Canada Post, the failing Canadian dollar, and a 120% increase in the time it takes to press a record.

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The top 10 events in Toronto for March 2015

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 27, 2015

toronto events marchThe top events in Toronto this March feature the first annual Sushi Fest, but we're still curious about how the clicking of the chopsticks will go down March 5-6. If you want to dance and you can still walk after St Patrick's Day, don't forget Bassweek; if you want to laugh, there's the Sketch Comedy Fest. Film Fans can also look forward to the Reel Artists Film Fest and I for Iran.

From comic conventions to cocktail showdowns, here are my picks for March's top events.

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The top weekend events in Toronto: Feb 27 - March 1 2015

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 26, 2015

weekend events torontoWeekend events in Toronto will let us give our space heaters a welcome break - who knows, if you don't turn the dial down to go out to watch a drag battle, shop at a pop up market at a soon-to-open DIY venue, or catch some burgeoning NYC hip hop, the whole block could go up in smoke by Monday.

Here are my picks for the top events happening in Toronto February 27 - March 1, 2015.

Ru Paul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons (February 27, The Danforth Music Hall)
The glitz of Ru Paul's touring battle will land in Toronto during somber times for the city and the queer community. Nothing can stop Michelle Visage, Alaksa 5000, Jiggly Caliente, Ivy Winters, Jinx Monsoon, Pandora Boxx, Bendelacreme, and Darienne Lake. Check out our review from last year here.

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