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Tagaq and Pimienta bridge cultures at Lula Lounge

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 20, 2014

Lido Pimienta Tanya TagaqThe last B R I D G E S of the year brought Yellowknife throat singer Tanya Tagaq on stage with Toronto's Lido Pimienta Thursday night at Lula Lounge. The B R I D G E S series aims to connect Canadian musicians and artists with South American culture while challenging stereotypes surrounding both.

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Record Store Day in Toronto 2014

Posted by Adam Kamin / April 17, 2014

Record Store DayRecord Store Day 2014 is this Saturday in Toronto and all across North America. Do you enjoy music? Do you like limited, tangible keepsakes? Hell, are you simply a sucker for free entertainment that can fill those dull Saturday hours of this phony spring? If so, Record Store Day has something for you.

Now in its eighth year, Record Store Day has been injecting much needed interest in struggling brick-and-mortar record shops worldwide, providing exclusive releases and unmatched dopamine rushes for vinyl fiends of all ages.

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Female-driven punk bands to take over Smiling Buddha

Posted by Julia Stead / April 17, 2014

Girls just wanna have punkThe no-longer-so-divey stage at Smiling Buddha will be rocked and rattled this Friday at Girls Just Wanna Have Punk. The all-ages show will feature ten women-powered punk bands, beginning early on (7pm) with Girls Rock Camp veterans Unfinished Business, and finishing off with in-your-face rock from Terminals.

Proceeds will benefit Sistering: A Woman's Place and Girls Rock Camp Toronto, and the price of admission gets you a copy of the freshly released This is Not a Test compilation, chock-full of female-driven punk from across the world.

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Screening pays tribute to five years of live music videos

Posted by Julia Stead / April 16, 2014

Southern SoulsSouthern Souls showcases intimate performances of up-and-coming indie musicians in southern Ontario. Videographer Mitch Fillion created the project five years ago when he saw an opportunity to better represent Ontario's local music scene. Inspired by La Blogotheque's Take Away Shows (Paris, France) and The Black Cab Sessions (London, England), he set out to capture the essence of live bands in the environments where they live and breathe.

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Local promoters help bring piece of MUTEK to Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 15, 2014

MUTEKMontreal's unique MUTEK festival has been delivering impressive programming of electronic music and digital art since 2000, and many Toronto fans make the trip to Quebec each spring for the party - or wish they could. While Toronto is a ways away from having its own festival of this scale, events like the Foundry series have been laying groundwork for future large scale events, while MUTEK themselves have been presenting events in Toronto for a few years. This Saturday, the Montreal fest will present AVANT_MUTEK at 99 Sudbury together with lauded Toronto promoters breakandenter.

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This Week in Music: Drake, Mad Decent, Luminato, Wyrd Visions, Julianna Barwick, Record Store Day

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 14, 2014

This Week in MusicThis Week in Music rounds up the latest news, releases and concerts coming to Toronto.

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