This Week: TIME Festival

Festival season is in full swing in Toronto so far with NXNE, TURF Festival, and many more festivals that have rocked Toronto since May. This week on July 19th is Toronto’s next festival up, TIME Festival. Returning after a three year…

Fringe: Not Just for Theatre Aficionados

Working as a Nanny, there will be times when one will have to endure and feign enthusiasm over otherwise intolerable things: watching an episode of that petulant ninny, Caillou whining about having cold hands after he refuses to wear gloves…

On The Run Tour: Review

What were you doing on Wednesday night? It doesn’t matter what it was unless you were at the Toronto stop for Beyonce & Jay-Z’s On The Run tour. I’ll just get right into it: it’s everything you expect it to…

Toronto Urban Roots Fest 2014: A Recap

About halfway through the Violent Femmes’ set on Saturday, lead singer Gordon Gano said to the audience, “Now we’re gonna play some bluegrass”. Given the overall folksy atmosphere at Toronto Urban Roots Festival, that proclamation couldn’t have been more fitting…

5 Essential Summer Movies to Rewatch (for the 32nd Time)

What better way to spend the gloriously sizzling days of summer than to lurk within the confines of your dark basement crypt; not unlike one of those blind, colourless cave-dwelling creatures from Planet Earth, and watch a host of meticulously…

CTZNSHP, Holy Data and Kurvi Tasch @ La Vitrola

When you decide to go see a show just hours before it starts, not really knowing anything about the music, it is a different kind of experience from one where you specifically seek out a band. You have no expectations,…

Your Summer Anthem, Courtesy of Benjamin Booker

Forget about Jack White. Yes, his new album was just released and yeah, he’s on tour. But the real repute in punk blues this summer belongs to White’s opening act, Benjamin Booker. You may have caught Booker last week at…

Summerlicious: A Taste of Toronto

Twice a year, a special event hits Toronto that makes my taste buds tingle, Summerlicious and it’s chillier counterpart Winterlicious. Across the city, over 150 restaurants offer a prix-fixe menu giving patrons a sampling of their cuisine at a reduced…

Grimes Is Now a Popstar

Funny how only two short years ago, Grimes was the talk of the town, nay, the talk of the country, even making waves in the US, who usually offer a much colder welcome to weird Canadian artists (cough***Arcade Fire).  Yes,…