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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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EDM events banned on CNE grounds

Posted by Benjamin Boles / April 12, 2014

EDM ban CNEDance music fans in Toronto felt like they'd fallen into a 90s time warp Friday morning, after dependably-erratic City Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti revived the city's long dormant war on raves and managed to convince the Exhibition Place Board to vote 4-3 to ban electronic dance music events on CNE grounds

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Toronto punk labels take on Rob Ford

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 10, 2014

This Aint Ford FestWhile the odd anti-Rob Ford song has come up, Toronto's punk and hardcore scenes have been largely silent about municipal politics (and various national issues, cough cough). Cynicism over how a song could stop Ford Nation is well-founded, especially as the Brothers Ford do seem like an unstoppable force - but artists ignoring a mayor who looks on arts and culture with scorn, who's alienated the LGBT community, and who reduces citizenship to the act of paying taxes suggest questionable motives (punk is experiencing a commercial resurgence in Toronto, if it ever faded).

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This Week in Music: New Drake, Hua Li, Gay, Graze, Greys, The National, Nadja, Picastro, PUP, Bile Sister

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 7, 2014

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

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Petra Glynt & U.S. Girls empower AGO First Thursdays

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 5, 2014

AGO First ThursdayThe AGO's First Thursday for April was a special one. First, it included a preview of the new Francis Bacon / Henry Moore exhibit, which officially opens on Saturday (check out some terrifying photos here). Second, the AGO paired two of Toronto's most compelling musicians, Petra Glynt and U.S. Girls, to tear apart the AGO's atrium.

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