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SummerWorks is always a good marker of when we are entering the twilight of the summer season.  I could feel a slight chill in the air as I walked to Black Box Theatre, as though...

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The Arkells @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival

TURF Day 2: Friday Night Lights

July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The first precipitation of the weekend occurred early Friday evening.  However, the spirits of those in attendance would not be dampened.  The credit for this exuberance would have to be attributed to JD McPherson and...

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Rob Ford.  Crack-cocaine.  Gawker.  Drug dealers. Police raids.  No matter where in the world you lay your head or where you punch your clock, chances are you have heard about the alleged and actual antics...

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The day was winding down at work on a February Friday when I received notice from Genevieve Lui – The Take Media’s fearless leader – that the show I was doing write-up for had an...

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Toronto is often described as a “city of neighbourhoods“.  If you consult any residents they will likely support this notion.  This characteristic is a blessing in that we have so many vibrant and diverse communities...

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NXNE Day 4: Backyard BBQ and Great Music

July 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

My last day of NXNE involved far less commuting.  To be exact, it involved at walk to my backyard.  One of the benefits (among many) of living above accomplished musicians is that you are regularly treated to hearing great...

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The weekend had begun officially, but the work was not done.  Well to be fair, attending concerts and writing my random thoughts down about them isn’t exactly work.  Regardless I had a date with the...

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The second night of NXNE started with a pre-game nap after work, I had a date with the You’ve Changed Records showcase at the lower theatre in the Great Hall and wanted to be well...

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After a solid burger/fries combo from Stampede in Parkdale (what’s with me and burgers before shows?) I was ready to take on the music marathon that is NXNE.  My first stop was a short walk...

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12 Things I Think You Should See at NXNE

June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

North by North East is upon us Toronto!  5 days of trying to get in as many 45-minute sets in as possible, hoping we will see the next “hot-new-shit” so we can say “Ya I...

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