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This Week in Music: CNE Bandshell Says No to Women, OVO, VELD, Weaves Remixes, Reverend Moon, K-os

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 28, 2014

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

CNE Bandshell announces no women needed on stage
You know what will make those absurd foods to the CNE's fair go down easier? Down with Webster, Platinum Blonde, Dwayne Gretzky, and Hanson. Oh, but no women. There will be almost exclusively white males on stage this year at the Bandshell, and pretty much everyone (maybe not this PRTY H3RO band?) will be able to non-metaphorically rock with their cock out. Food poisoning, meet your musical line up equivalent.

CNE Bandshell TorontoWe deserve better, Toronto - someone call Lido Pimienta to school these bookers.

New Damage Records Summer Sampler
If you haven't grabbed this punk comp yet, it's a free download of 15 tracks including Biblical, KEN Mode, and a band called Youth Decay doing a song called "Little Winnipeg" - Youth Decay, do you mean Galleria Mall? Because Little Winnipeg proper in Toronto is Galleria Mall. I can't tell if you guys are singing about Galleria Mall because you're opening your mouth really wide when you sing.

New Toronto songs & vids

Weaves remixes
If you haven't heard these remixes yet you're in for a fun time. And remixes should either be fun, really scary, or both. Press play to hear Babe Rainbow, JFM, Beta Frontiers, Thomas and more take stabs at Weaves' tracks.

Reverend Moon - Old Graves
The raccoons, rats, crows, and possibly zombie dogs are plotting against Toronto in this old timey karaoke vid for Jakob Rehlinger's (Moonwood, Arachnidiscs Recording) Reverend Moon. I hope the animals do all kill us all. You absolutely have to watch this video - it's like Bob Dylan singing for the (inevitable) raccoon uprising. I never knew Toronto's fringe folk scene could be so evil and fun.

K-os - WiLD4TheNight (EgoLand)
Can't Fly Without Gravity isn't out until 2015 on Dine Alone Records, but here's a snack. Did you forget about K-os? Nu uh. I'm not sure about the production, but vocally it's a fun track. What's up, Toronto?

Dirty Frigs - Osiris
Toronto's grunge revival continues with the indie psych rebrand, begging the question: has anyone noticed? At least they acknowledge Nirvana in the vid.

Akells - 11:11
Did I post this already? I don't think so but it definitely sounds like 1111 things I've heard before. On Indie 8888. Or Myspace 2000.

The Wilderness of Manitoba - Leave Someone
I can't remember if I've posted this yet either! TWOM's Between Colours is out September 16.

This week's hot tickets

Taking place on the outskirts of the city and billed as "Canada's largest music festival," Veld is one of two must-see events for the EDM crowd. Veld keep the party in daylight hours, and this year's "chosen ones" are Armin Van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Ingrosso, Knife Party, Nero, Martin Garrix, and so many more manning the decks. As a bonus, it's all-ages. Aug 2-3, Downsview Park. MF

Drake's annual gift to Toronto during Caribana weekend does something amazing: sell out shows based solely on knowing that it'll be a good time. This year brings reunited duo Outkast to town for day one, Drake headlines day two, with a lineup of "special guests" filling out both days. Last year's surprises included Lil Wayne and Kanye West trust Drizzy to put together an unforgettable show. We're pretty sure Lil Wayne will be there - just saying. You don't have tickets, I'm sorry. Aug 3-4, Molson Amphitheatre. MF

Bonus round

Wiz Khalifa, Lionel Richie, Blood Orange, Jack White, Nick Cave, One Direction, Cro-Mags, Oneida, Gesaffelstein, Modest Mouse, Moon King, Das Rad, and uh, Ted Ngyuent all play in Toronto this week. Oh, and a band called Jock Club. Learn more on Just Shows.

What we got up to this week

Photo: Brian Morton. Contributions by Matt Forsythe.



Joey / July 28, 2014 at 03:00 am
No women performing at the CNE? Wow, that's actually really shameful.
Max replying to a comment from Joey / July 28, 2014 at 03:54 am
Depends who applied and who's actually good. I'd rather not have a token female band if they suck but put them on just because their female tp fill some kind or quota.
Rafa replying to a comment from Max / July 28, 2014 at 09:10 am
Thank goodness for logic. Why do we always need to go straight to an "ism" without first examining the facts?

There's probably no white people performing at Drake's event. Is he racist now?
Snowbotron / July 28, 2014 at 11:26 am
The fact: 25 dude-bro bands, one single woman in the whole thing.

Straight white men aren't in need of on-stage representation in Toronto.
Drew replying to a comment from Snowbotron / July 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm
Wow now you're bringing their sexuality into this? Like you even know.
What are you going on about. replying to a comment from Snowbotron / July 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Please keep in mind the graphic image above is only a selection of one week of the EX not both weeks or all acts of the EX.

Bollywood singing sensation Kailash Kher is playing in the first week.

Jamaican reggae artist Jay Douglas is playing Aug 20th

Tebey is playing August 23rd.

Jamaican harmony trio The Mighty Diamonds are playing Aug 20
Sam replying to a comment from Rafa / July 28, 2014 at 01:42 pm
I'm a little confused by your logic...

Let me see.... NO WHITE PEOPLE PERFORMING AT DRAKE's event?...lololol Does Drake hold events like all inclusive events like CNE that I may not be aware of? Or maybe you mean only white people go to CNE? Drake is an artist who does concerts not have events honey...get it right before you make yourself sound like an idiot, #justlookingoutforyou
Chad replying to a comment from Sam / July 28, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Yes OVO is a two day festival/event.
Rafa is a such a wank replying to a comment from Rafa / July 28, 2014 at 03:56 pm
Kings of Leon are performing dipshit. but the 'probably' lets you off the hook.
AMAZING Journalism / July 28, 2014 at 04:29 pm
Is this considered journalism?

"Did I post this already? I don't think so but it definitely sounds like 1111 things I've heard before. On Indie 8888. Or Myspace 2000."

Jesus christ. Get your shit together, BlogTO.
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