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Toronto Urban Roots Fest brings a crowd to Fort York

Posted by Staff / July 7, 2014

Toronto Urban Roots FestivalThe Toronto Urban Roots Festival's second year was less rainy and muddy than last, though it would have taken more than rain to dampen the spirits at the three day takeover of Fork York Garrison common this weekend. Neutral Milk Hotel, Gogol Bordello, Jenny Lewis, Jeff Tweedy, July Talk, Deer Tick, Violent Femmes, The Strumbellas, and more played to crowds who prefer their indie rock deeply rooted and their festival gear muted (compared last weekend's Digital Dreams fest, anyway).

From the audacious to the truly down-home, here are 50 grassy memories from TURF 2014

Discussion

7 Comments

Brian / July 7, 2014 at 03:53 pm
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Nerds!
JoshP / July 7, 2014 at 03:59 pm
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Awesome time!
AK / July 7, 2014 at 04:01 pm
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That pic should be used for an article called "the latte sipping hipsters of Toronto"
Gus replying to a comment from AK / July 7, 2014 at 04:18 pm
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Ohh your just getting old and crotchty. Just some youth gathering to enjoy some live music. I can't see a "Hipster" in the bunch, unless you just label anyone with that term cause you don't know what it means. Anyway go back to watching the People's Court, your TV dinner is almost ready.
mike in parkdale replying to a comment from AK / July 7, 2014 at 04:29 pm
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why is 'latte sipping' an insult? Have you every chugged a latte - it's asking for trouble!
Matt / July 7, 2014 at 07:19 pm
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This event could replace the Toronto Indy as the whitest festival in the city.
Bite Mark / July 8, 2014 at 08:59 am
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Damn, there were some good bands there.

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