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DJ Carl Cox helps free Coxy the turtle

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October 6, 2015
Coxy the turtle

Coxy the turtle Today, dance music DJ Carl Cox helped to release a turtle back into the wild. Coxy the turtle was found near the island of Conejera in San Antonio, Ibiza. The turtle got caught among some plastic net ropes tied to three plastic bottles. Coxy was rescued and thankfully survived his ordeal, thanks to...
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Time Festival returning to Toronto on August 15 with Mac DeMarco, Die Antwoord, Ariel Pink

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August 5, 2015
Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco is among the headliners at Time Fest – his new album Another One drops this week Time Festival is back and better than ever! This year the festival will be located in downtown Toronto at Fort York on August 15th. Doors to the music filled day will open at 12:00pm and...
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Video: Common speaks at Reggae Sumfest: on Jamaica, reggae and rights

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July 17, 2015
Common, T.I. and Jeniffer Hudson at the Reggae Sumfest Press conference, 17 July 2015 - photo Brian Banks

Academy Award-winning artist Common spoke earlier today at Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He was joined at a press conference by Jennifer Hudson and T.I. with all three artists headlining at Sumfest this weekend. It is Common’s first time in Jamaica. He chatted about that, before moving on to discuss...
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Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello festival turns 10… my, how you’ve grown!

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June 18, 2015
Slayer

Amnesia Rockfest is celebrating its 10th year and does not disappoint, with another can’t miss line-up. It all kicks off tonight in Montebello, Québec. Rockfest has made some remarkable progress since it began in 2005, with unbelievable headliners and remarkable influences. At the beginning, it was just a young music lover’s...
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Osheaga announces full 2015 line up

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May 31, 2015
Rivers Cuomo of Weezer performing at Osheaga music festival, 1 August 2010 - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice

Weezer at Osheaga 2010 Celebrating 10 great years this summer, the Osheaga Music and Arts festival has released the full 2015 line up and there’s a little bit of something for everyone. Alvvays, Alt-J, The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, The Creator, Weezer, Nas and Bahamas are some of the more commonly...
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Polaris Music Prize rises to $50,000

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May 11, 2015
Polaris Music Prize rises to $50,000

 2014 Polaris Music Prize winner Tanya Tagaq  The Polaris Music Prize just became a lot more appealing for nominees. The prize money is going up from $30,000 to $50,000. Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize and Gary Slaight, President of Slaight Music, made the announcement last Saturday,...
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Inlet Sound announce farewell with two-song EP ‘July / Storm Chaser’

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April 21, 2015
Inlet Sond - July/Storm Chaser

Inlet Sound have announced their decision to part ways. The Toronto-based folk force are saying goodbye with a two song EP July / Storm Chaser, released today, Tuesday 21 Aprila.   In an open letter to their fans, the band speak about how life and new adventures have led Inlet Sound to say...
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TURF announces artists for 2015 festival

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April 20, 2015
TURF 2015

Have your Cake and eat it! Toronto Urban Roots Festival has announced artists for this year’s festival. Wilco, Of Monsters And Men, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Avett Brothers, UB40, Cake and Neko Case are among the first wave of artists confirmed for TURF 2015. More headliners will be announced in May. TURF 2015 takes place...
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Journey Announce Las Vegas Return

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April 17, 2015
Journey

Journey Announce Las Vegas Return Las Vegas has always been a creative hub for rock bands over the years with legendary collectives Guns N’ Roses, Kiss and Def Leopard all playing numerous residencies at some point of their careers at the city’s biggest venues. And in 2015 it looks like it’s...
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An open letter to my homeland – Please keep the faith, Scotland

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September 17, 2014

My heart is in Scotland right now. Its beating hard, too. I’ll be up tonight in Toronto, Canada, while back home in my homeland my fellow Scots will wake up to answer yes or no to the question ‘should Scotland be an independent country?’. My answer to that question is a...
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