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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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10 quirky things to know about the Toronto music scene

Posted by Benjamin Boles / October 21, 2014

toronto music sceneIn recent years, more and more aspects of Toronto's music history has begun to be properly
documented, from the vibrant punk scene of the 70s, to the early rock'n'roll clubs on Yonge street, and even the indie rock community of the 90s. In a city that's not always great at preserving our heritage, this has led to some of the quirkier aspects of our music history being uncovered, revealing an often hidden underbelly of wild nights and rowdy bars.

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Toronto Halloween Party Guide 2014

Posted by Julia Stead / October 20, 2014

Halloween party TorontoHalloween parties in Toronto give you plenty of places to show off your costume (or costumes - you can't be every Bob's Burgers family member at once), and while the fun starts this upcoming weekend, Halloween falls on a Friday this year so the best scares will be happening on the jolly old 31st, as you party hop yelling "trick or treat" at the top of your lungs because your parents always made you say "Halloween apples" instead when you went door to door - no? Anybody?

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Are these the catchiest jingles of the Toronto election?

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 20, 2014

Tonetta ChowWhile the mayoral election hasn't lacked drama, it has lacked hummable tunes. Chow's anti-Tory unicorn signs are quirky Instagram fodder and Ford's "you can be racist against little red apples" quote kinda gets stuck in your head like it's been pre-autotuned by its own obliviousness, but you'd think Music City could give us something to snap our fingers to beyond a regrettable slew of Rob Ford parody raps (links not included).

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The top 10 costumed Toronto bands of all time

Posted by Dorian Barton / October 19, 2014

Costumed bands TorontoThe top costumed Toronto bands might see October as a little basic - after all, they've committed to dressing up 365 days a year (or at least, for x amount of gigs per year). Halloween will soon be upon us and many of us are already choosing costumes ourselves, but first we need to pay tribute to those bands who have rocked a variety of get ups year-round. From pylons to robot suits to 80s exercise wear, these Toronto acts' DIY styles take them to the next level. Who knows, they might hold the inspiration you need this year.

With all respect to the goths (they know we love them), here are the top ten costumed Toronto bands of all time.

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