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The top 5 dance parties in Toronto November 2014

Posted by Benjamin Boles / November 1, 2014

Dance parties TorontoThere are so many great Toronto club events announced already for November that the return of the massive stadium EDM party/branding exercise Bud Light Sensation didn't manage to muscle its way onto the list. Even the list of parties that didn't make the cut from Coda alone is overwhelming, including great acts like UK dancehall experimentalist The Bug, and lots of top shelf house talent, like Martinez Brothers (November 29) and Bob Moses (November 14).

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The top 10 cover bands in Toronto

Posted by Naomi Grosman / October 30, 2014

cover bands TorontoThe top cover bands in Toronto aren't the ones you hear through the wall at practice spaces fumbling clumsily through classic rock baselines, and though you may find some of them at weddings, you'll also find them filling clubs on their own merit.

It's that time of year when you pretend to be somebody else for one glorious night (/week), but these bands channel their favourite performers year round, paying tribute to great bands and great music. That said, you can celebrate Halloween with some of the city's best. Plus at Death to TO tonight, local, non-cover bands will form to pay tribute class acts like Depeche Mode, U2, and even Eminem. (There's also a Jeff Buckley tribute November 13-14 at Supermarket that's not to be missed.)

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Toronto DJs could be the superheroes of tomorrow

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 29, 2014

dj superheroSuperheroes are a lot like DJs. We're not sure where they come from or what purpose they serve, but they seem pretty confident in their abilities and function in society, and once in a while they save the day. Slash night. (Last night.)

A Toronto graphic novel project is onto this correlation. Set here after a "Great War," The Future Prophecy features two sisters (one of whom is a DJ of course) and have (surprise!) magical powers. The comic "transforms Toronto into a dystopian urban battleground" - and comes with original music. If you're not sold on the local tie-in and electro twist, take a look at the artwork here.

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The top 10 Toronto goth bands of all time

Posted by Shazia Khan / October 25, 2014

Toronto goth bandsToronto's goth scene is an undead creature: no matter how many times it's pronounced over, a new wave of dark music will rise in one way or another. Our city's spooky subculture first came to the fore in the early 80s with a handful of post-punk and alt-rockers creating their own morbidly obsessed community - though they didn't use the "G" word at the time. That scene flourished as the decade progressed, with clubs like Silver Crown and Velvet Undergound giving bands the spotlight (er... black light? Ominously flickering candlelight?).

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A music fan's guide to the Toronto election

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 24, 2014

Music Toronto electionIf Toronto's music and/or nightlife scenes are important to you, take note: Thump has released a handy guide to Toronto's mayoral election. Vice may not be on music's side every time, but this shareable infographic might be what you need to decide between Chow-ing down on chance, living a safe story with Tory, or being the kind of person who votes Ford. Excuse the terrible wordplay, I have election anxiety.

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You can now bid on the El Mocambo sign on Ebay

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 21, 2014

El Mocambo ebayThe El Mocambo drama never stops here in Toronto - except it really, really will soon. After doomsday speculation made what seemed like a permanent and cozy nest around the historic concert venue, the building has been sold, the last parties have been booked, and we no longer have to wonder what will happen to the iconic sign - until a whole new mystery unfolds. That being the mystery of who buys it on Ebay, and what they chose to do with it.

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