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30 sweaty photos of the Guvernment's final party

Posted by Aubrey Jax / January 26, 2015

Guvernment closing party TorontoOver the weekend Toronto's club scene celebrated the finale three nights of the storied Guvernment nightclub with a packed and shirtless house. Resident DJs Mark Oliver and Manzone & Stong opened and closed the night, Deadmau5 headlined the final party, Armin van Buuren played for 6 hours (while Knife Party played a mere 90 minutes), and bodies were still spilling out onto the street at 8am before the club shut its doors for the last time. The sweaty was thick but there were few tears, maybe because dancers knew Sound Academy will soon take the club's place.

Here are 30 memories from the Guvernment's finale nights on the waterfront.
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What Toronto was listening to 30 years ago

Posted by Shazia Khan / January 26, 2015

Toronto top songs 1985Today's radio airwaves are filled with pop starlets, electronic anthems and many odes to booty - but what were people listening to in 1985? Has much changed in three decades? You can find out by checking out a recently unearthed print of 1050 CHUM's "Top 100 Songs of 1985."

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The top 10 MuchMusic VJs of all time

Posted by Ed Conroy / January 23, 2015

muchmusic vjsLike all good savvy older brothers and sisters, Muchmusic VJs introduced us to bands and artists we had never heard of. We hung out after school, late at night, or on weekends when their on-air revelry and crazed antics made us feel like we were actually a part of something happening. They were our connection to showbiz, proof that meek Canadian kids could crack the big time; rolling with marquee bands in downtown Toronto, living the dream, sorting the wheat from the chaff at a time when 1 album cost about $25. Legends!

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Rush play Toronto twice in final concert tour ever

Posted by Derek Flack / January 22, 2015

rush band tourIconic Toronto rockers Rush have announced dates for a 2015 tour, which is reported to be the last major live performances the group will play. In honour of the band's 40th anniversary and as a way of saying goodbye (at least to the touring life), Rush will play 34 North American cities this spring and summer, with back to back dates scheduled for June 17 and 19 at the Air Canada Centre.

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Off Foundry not just a techno party thanks to Jeff Mills

Posted by Brendan Arnott / January 22, 2015

Jeff Mills FoundryOver the 25 years, Jeff Mills has done just about everything possible to defy easy categorization: spreading sorcery throughout Detroit airwaves as The Wizard, serving as a foundational member of Underground Resistance, building monumental techno label Axis Records from the ground up, scoring movies, doing residencies from New York to Tokyo, collaborations with French filmmaker Claire Denis, Kubrick-inspired sculpture installations, and finding time to clock over a hundred DJ sets a year.

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David Byrne to debut new music production in Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / January 22, 2015

David Byrne TorontoIf you've been green with envy over New York's upcoming Bjork dates, here's a pick me up: Talking Heads-er and all-around new wave legend David Byrne has put aside writing feisty internet diatribes to debut his newest endeavor Contemporary Color here in Toronto. The "mind-blowing meld of original music and routine" will incorporate the overlooked art of flag twirling with Byrne's music and performances by the likes of St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, How to Dress Well, Kelis, Nelly Furtardo, and more.

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