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Field Trip 2014 festival weekend guide

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May 20, 2014

Field Trip, one of Toronto’s art and music festivals, will be returning for another weekend this coming June, 7-8. The first Field Trip took place last summer as a 10 year birthday celebration by Toronto music company Arts & Crafts – everyone had such a blast, that it’s back again with...
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Riot Fest Toronto Line-up Announced – The National, The Flaming Lips, City and Colour headlining

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May 6, 2014

Initial line-up details for this year’s Riot Fest in Toronto have been released. The National, The Flaming Lips, City and Colour and Social Distortion are among the headliners set to play at “scenic” Downsview Park on September 6-7. Toronto’s newest globetrotting hometown heroes PUP are also on the bill, along with...
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Six reasons to attend Canadian Music Week 2014

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May 1, 2014
Ellie Goulding

The UK’s Ellie Goulding is among the  headline acts at Canadian Music Week 2014 This year, Toronto sees Canadian Music Week shift from March to May, making it the ultimate kick-off to a long summer full of festivals in the city. CMW begins Tuesday, May 6th and runs until Saturday, May...
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Lorde announces rare UK show

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April 25, 2014

New Zealand pop sensation Lorde has announced details of a rare UK show at London’s Brixton Academy on June 6. The gig is only the second ever opportunity to see her perform live in the UK, after selling out her debut show at Madame JoJo’s in London last year in four...
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The Libertines to reform for London Hyde Park show?

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April 23, 2014

Over the Easter weekend, speculation has been rife with rumours about the legendary London band The Libertines reforming for a concert in London’s Hyde Park. The band themselves have added to the rumours with frontman Pete Doherty speaking to Israeli newspaper YNet, which was translated by The Music Charger, revealing that he had...
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Someone please chuck a cupcake at Avril Lavigne

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April 23, 2014
Someone please chuck a cupcake at Avril Lavigne

Dear Avril, Are you even trying any more? I mean, seriously, you’re taking the piss, …right? That is all. Yours, R. Mutt Music Vice does not condone violence, or wasting delicious treats, but yes, PLEASE, someone throw a cupcake at Avril Lavigne. Let this video and single be a motivation to...
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Preview — Oasis: Chasing The Sun 1993-1997 Exhibition in London this April

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April 13, 2014
Preview — Oasis: Chasing The Sun 1993-1997 Exhibition in London this April

A new Oasis exhibition in London, which runs until 22 April – photo by Lauren Towner “Go and get a real job” an etching on the wall of the Wherehouse venue in Derby says. The the first image you encounter in the new Oasis ‘Chasing The Sun: 1993-1997’ exhibition is of...
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CBCMusic.ca Festival Pre-sale begins: headliners Tegan and Sara, Spoon, Arkells, Hannah Georgas

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April 3, 2014
CBCMusic.ca Festival 2014

The pre-sale has began for CBC Music’s second-annual music festival. CBCMusic.ca Festival presale tickets are on sale from 10am  to 10pm Pacific Time today, 3 April. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster using the Live Nation presale option, with offer code “CBCMUSIC”. Following last year’s inaugural CBC Music festival in Toronto,...
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New Fast Romantics video + contest: Win tickets to their Adelaide Hall show this Saturday

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March 26, 2014
New Fast Romantics video + contest: Win tickets to their Adelaide Hall show this Saturday

Calgarian indie rock gunslingers Fast Romantics have released a new video for the title track from their second full-length album Afterlife Blues. Check out the waltzy, slow-grooving little number below for a preview of Fast Romantics sound circa 2014. Fast Romantics play Adelaide Hall in Toronto this Saturday, March 29 as part of...
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Emily Kai Bock wins The Prism Prize for Music Video of the Year with Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife”

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March 23, 2014
Emily Kai Bock wins The Prism Prize for Music Video of the Year with Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife”

The second-annual Prism Prize award for the Canadian music video winner is Emily Kai Bock for Arcade Fire’s Afterlife. Emily received her award tonight, along with a cheque for $5000, at the Prism Prize Award Reception in Toronto. “Emily made some truly remarkable videos last year. It says something that two of Emily’s pieces were...
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