We’ve been raving about her, and for a damn good reason, Santigold will be performing on Tuesday, May 15th @ Kool Haus.
Now it’s #HumpdayHandout so you know that means we’ve got something special for you. We’re giving away three pairs of tickets to the Santigold show next week in appreciation of good music and great readers.
Dear Ask Mica,
I’m a recent grad and have finally returned home from school (4 years away could not have ended sooner). I’m trying to get myself set up with employment. I’ve applied at a number of corporate/more formal companies and therefore I need to look the part. My main problem is that I’m on a limited budget. I’ve taken a part time job until I find something permanent, but I need to look top notch to get these jobs!
Well Dressed and Underfunded
Gossip, a trio of dance loving indie punk specialists, have recorded a new album and it’s coming out on May 22.
That being said, we’re going to make your life’s a whole lot better by giving away 3 of their new albums, A Joyful Noise.
HOW TO WIN:
Check out our FACEBOOK page every Monday (yes today) until the album release for our Gossip Trivia Question. If you know the answer, post it as a comment. Answering enters you in the contest to win, every answer on each Monday gives you an entry ballot and a better chance to win.
Hope everyone is hanging in there, as the fashion frontier steers ahead at full especially with the temperature rising!!
ANOTHER COLLABO H&M x ANNA DELLO RUSSO
Yes, that’s right peoples… H&M has announced an outrageous accessory collabo with the one and only street style icon Anna Dello Russo aka ADR. If you don’t know who ADR is let me give you the 411 – she’s the editor-at-large/creative consultant at Vogue Japan, but her claim to fame is her outrageous street style that has landed on ever blog you can think of… not to mention 4,000 pairs of shoes doesn’t hurt.
As Toronto begins to thaw out, we are all eagerly trying to find that perfect patio to invade for after work drinks, throw on a pair of shades, bask in the sun and be seen. Well, right in the heart of King West, is Brassaii (461 King Street West) a stylish Mediterranean-inspired resto whose patio is the place to be seen and all the while have great food.
Growing up in London, Ontario, a young Theo Dimson developed a lifelong fascination with the geometry of the night’s sky. While his curiosities also tended towards the dramatic here on Earth, with an interest in the bold graphics of comic books and cinema, Dimson’s artistic gaze would forever be locked skyward.
Hey music fans, we’re planning a cross country giveaway of Gossip’s new CD on it’s May 22nd reveal.
How to Win:
Every Monday leading up to the 22nd, check out the Pink Mafia Facebook page, for trivia questions about the band and shoot us your answers to enter. We’ll announce THREE winners on May 22nd and mail that shit out pronto.
The more times you play, the better your chance to win. So get on it and get studying.
Membership to an exclusive club is all about cashing in on the perks. And this week for #HumpDayHandout, we’re dishing out two tickets to Young Lions Music Club’s upcoming monthly event ‘Songs: A Dance Party.
With a back pocket of featured artists from ‘Songs’ like The Drums, Young Empires, and Rural Alberta Advantage, this YLMC #HumpDayHandout is a party you won’t want to miss. A true double header, ‘Songs’ will have you bending the boards at Sneaky Dee’s with Holy Fuck’s Brian Borcherdt on the decks, all the whilst raising a toast in the name of Cousin’s brand new EP.
No Brainer, kitty cat in a cowboy hat! Bypass that line on College Street and get in to this sucker absolutely free.
How to Enter:
OR, if you’re of the Facebook lurking persuasion…
1) Like PinkMafia and Young Lions Music Club Facebook pages. 2) AND Tag PinkMafia & Young Lions Music Club in a status update with the name of an artist you’d like to see featured at an upcoming Songs: A Dance Party.
Dudebox, dubbed Toronto’s socially conscious party people, are a group of rad dudes who throw raging parties in the name of a good cause. Each event is held for a specific charity, people go out, enjoy the night and give something back to the community in a way that inspires people to do what they love most in a socially acceptable way.
In the meantime, Said Yassin of Dudebox was kind enough to fill out our 20 Questions this week:
Today’s the day! Santogold’s…I mean, Santigold‘s new album ‘Master of My Make Believe’ is now available in stores just in time for her May 15 show here in Toronto @ the Kool Haus. Everything about ‘Master of My Make Believe’ is pure perfection, from being co-produced by TV On The Radio‘s Dave Sitek, to working with Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) Switch, Diplo, Ricky Blaze, Boyz Noize, Q-Tip, etc. Santi’s history of producing and writing songs has allowed her to choose some of the most influential names in music to create a beautifully mastered album.
From her reputation, Santi White’s performance will be high energy and have the audience raging for more, and Pink Mafia wants you to be a part of this special event! Keep checking back on the site for #HumpDayHandOut for your chance to win some tickets to see Santigold.
For now we leave you with 2 singles from ’Master of My Make Believe’ …
Here’s the trailer for Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson’s new epic documentary Samsara., a sorta sequal to their 1992, film Baraka. If you haven’t seen Baraka, it’s about life, the planet, nature, technology, and past civilizations. Just like Baraka, Samsara has no plot, no and no dialogue, just beautiful shots relating to different aspects of the world shot completely on 70mm film, in over 25 countries. Basically, this a movie that either needs to be seen on an IMAX screen or on a home projector, projecting a 1080p resolution.
Samsara first screened at TIFF in 2011 and will be getting an official release this August.
Below, we’ve embedded Baraka in full. The best way to enjoy this if you don’t have a 1080p projector or even access to HIGH DEF, is to get comfy and smoke your brains out.