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New Toronto music collective launches all ages shows

Posted by Julia Stead / January 17, 2014

People Put Out ProductionsToronto badly needs more all-ages music infrastructure, so here's some good news: People Put Out Productions is a brand new promotional music collaborative that aims to book bands of all genres for affordable, all-ages shows. Not only that - a portion of funds raised from these concerts go to a local Toronto charity.

Responsible for this new initiative are some of the busiest indie bookers in the city, who will be retiring their own promotional collectives (Big Things Productions and Mustache Rides) to focus their energies into PPOP.

People Put Out ProductionsThe official launch weekend is set for February 7th to 9th and will showcase a diverse range of bands at small, intimate venues. There will be a punk night at Izakayai Sushi House, a weirdo-noise-pop show at The White House Studio Project, a rock and roll mid-day show at June Records (all ages), and a hip hop night at Crawford to finish it off. Notable bands from this mini-fest include Stuck Out Here, Soupcans, Philly Moves and catl.

Thankfully, PPOP know that musicians are generally charity cases themselves, and the bands thus receive compensation for their musical contribution. The bookers at PPOP definitely have some good karma coming their way for providing opportunities for up-and-coming bands as well as helping out worthy Toronto causes.

So, if you're a musician looking to play some up-close-and-personal shows (that aren't in your basement), PPOP are the right people to ask. Follow their Facebook page, shoot them a message about your band, and who knows, you might just land yourself a gig!

Photo of Catl by Steve Mallinson



Audio Blood / January 17, 2014 at 10:31 am
Great idea! Awesome way to keep our music scene alive and get everyone involved!
monilow / January 17, 2014 at 11:24 am
I'm so super behind this. Having a daughter that's 15 and loves shows, but has missed tons of her favourite artists because of 19+ policies.

But I'm confused, most of these shows ARE 19+

Valerie / January 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm
The Saturday show at June Records is all ages. More All Ages show coming soon!
Julia / January 17, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Yes, the launch weekend only includes one all-ages show (Sunday at June Records), but PPOP is planning on booking tons of all-ages shows in the future, so keep an eye on their Facebook for updates!
Valerie / January 17, 2014 at 01:13 pm
SUNDAY show at June Records is ALL AGES
what a waste of time. / January 17, 2014 at 05:51 pm
Pardon my French!
Jeff / January 18, 2014 at 02:00 am
So this is not an all ages series, but there is an all ages show as part of their launch weekend with plans to do more. Is that correct?
Vanessa / January 18, 2014 at 11:53 am
Yep, exactly! We see the need for all ages in our scene so wanted to kickstart it during our launch. =)
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