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20 Questions with Jeremy Page (Mother Mother)

20 Questions with Jeremy Page (Mother Mother)

Mother Mother has a place in all of our hearts. Based in B.C., and with a new album coming out there’s no excuse not to keep your eyes on these guys. Jeremy Page who plays bass and horns in the band gave us his take on the 20Qs. Enjoy!



Ask Mica: A New Kind of Lovin

Ask Mica: A New Kind of Lovin

Dear Mica,

I’ve been straight since the day I was born, and I dated a guy for two years …he was my first love – I thought I was going to marry him, but he broke up with me and I thought I would never love again. But now, I have fallen in love with a woman.

Until now, I have been 100% straight and I am terrified. I have never been with a woman before!I know how to work a man, but working and pleasing a woman is a whole other story. Most of the sex I have had has been unsatisfying, and the sex I am having with this girl is the best I`ve ever had…but I am afraid of disappointing  and not pleasing her, and generally letting her down. I’m new at this what do I do?

New to Lesbian Loving

Parkdale Fireside Culture Week 2012

Parkdale Fireside Culture Week 2012

Kicking off this week is Parkdale’s Fireside Culture Week which runs from Monday March 12 to Saturday March 17 all along Queen St. from Dufferin to Roncesvalles. Fireside kicks off @ Goodfellas Gallery with drinks provided by Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. & Red Bull, and also some tasty snacks provided by Cobs Bakery.

Rogue Fashion Week Round Up

Rogue Fashion Week Round Up

That’s right you saw the TWO deadly words “Fashion Week“- it’s back. First on deck the is the notorious Rogue Fashion Week, where the rebellious non-conformist designers decide to show.

BASCH IT UP

The best thing we can do to keep the fashion frontier going is to nurture the young and eager talent and one competition that does just that is Basch It Up. The competition is for post-secondary fashion majors/grads the students were required to submit 2-4 women’s wear designs.

Usher – CLIMAX [Video]

FINALLY THE VIDEO IS OUT! This song has been on repeat at least 6 times a day in my room alone.  My other roommates blast this on the off times that I’m not playing it. Never have I ever been a fan of Usher (except a few select tracks) but since working with Justin and now working with DIPLO, he’s slowly working his way to my heart <3.

 

Lossless Toronto: INSITU

Lossless Toronto: INSITU

This past Tuesday the Gladstone Hotel, in keeping with it’s commitment to foster and champion the art and design communities in Toronto, hosted the 12th annual INSITU Chair Show. In what has become a highlight of Toronto’s design calendar the showcase is the culmination of eight weeks of intensive conceptualization and fabrication for by 2nd year students in Humber’s Industrial Design degree program. At the events students present their prototypical chairs to the public and to a panel of judges, made up of professionals  and the top working designers in the GTA.

Got to move on sometime [VIDEO]

Got to move on sometime [VIDEO]

And that’s exactly what members of Jokers of the Scene (Chris Macintyre & Linus Booth) Vitaminsforyou (Bryce Kushnier), are doing.  Opening for TRUST @ Wrongbar the past weekend, Blank Capsule put on a strong performance that caught the attention (especially myself) of people unexpecting such great talent to emerge so early.  Keep an eye on Blank Capsule over the next year because they will become a huge voice to the already amazing line up to the Canadian electronic music scene. Click through for Blank Capsule’s video “Compulsion” and a live view of what you may or may not have missed on Saturday.

20 Questions with Alyssa Reid

20 Questions with Alyssa Reid

It`s JUNO time! And in celebration of the Canuck version of the Grammys we`re getting a bunch of musically talented people to answer our weekly special. Alyssa Reid is that gorgeous brunette telling you about The Game. She`s only 18 and was just nominated for New Artist of the Year…we expect things from this one.

ATTN ARTISTS: Let Red Bull Music Academy Inspire You

ATTN ARTISTS: Let Red Bull Music Academy Inspire You

Do have a passion for music? Do want to help shape the future of sound? Welcome to the Academy, the Red Bull Music Academy. Started in 1998, the Red Bull Music Academy, hosted in a different city every year (past cities include Madrid, London, Barcelona, Rome, Toronto, etc.) works with two teams of 30 musicians, bridging them together with some of the most influential names in the industry, and works with them through lectures, workshops, studio time, and a chance to perform at some of the most iconic clubs and concert halls in each host city. In short, it’s a sick opportunity.

#HumpDayHandout: March 7th

#HumpDayHandout: March 7th

Who doesn’t love heavy beats and a major dash of rap? Urban dictionary should have this as the definition for OFWKGTA.

The group is here next Thursday (March 15th) at Sound Academy – wanna win tickets?

We Are Handsome “The Romantic” 2012 Lookbook [Video]

From leggings, to bodysuits to swimwear, We Are Handsome continues to highlight the playfulness of summer with their vibrant prints season after season. Their new campaign, “The Romantic” was shot in Miami and beautifully captures the heat of summer and how we don’t want to take ourselves too seriously when it’s +30C. Click through for video. Collection available @ colette.fr

According to a Queer Grrrl:Late Night Travels Don’t Have To Be Tragedies on the TTC

According to a Queer Grrrl:Late Night Travels Don’t Have To Be Tragedies on the TTC

I am the ultimate night owl. I prefer traveling around in the darkness of night, going to find the neat night spots in Toronto. I did it for shits and giggles as much as I did it as i had to. As a result, I have had a chance to be on just about every 300 series all night bus routes. Sometimes i was very brave and brought along a date.

Here’s my take on great TTC routes to get around the city, not just in the downtown core. Various spots open 24 hours are the usual suspects. Mcdonalds, Tim Horton’s and 7/11 are the first to come to mind. I found a few more that I would like to share as well as spots that open in the early morning hours of 6 am. I will also tell you where to find them and the bus route that takes you there.

Having a few great tools makes TTC travel more bearable. Next Bus is an absolute must for TTC travel. It gives the GPS info of any TTC land transportation in Toronto, so you know how long you have to wait. If you don’t already have the app, it is available for all smartphones, and for mobile browers. #TTCnotices is also a good twitter account to follow as it really does keep you up to date on what is going on, even faster than the ttc.ca website.

Trust Assumes Post-Punk Rejuvenation At Debut LP Release Party

Trust Assumes Post-Punk Rejuvenation At Debut LP Release Party

It’s no surprise Trust’s sold out show at Wrongbar on Saturday was a heavy night leading into a huge month for music in Toronto.  The repetitive drones of “Bulbform” have snuffed youth from typical bubblegum dance parties, and stripped down “Sulk” —  the record’s pop tilted single — is a phantomland, descending the local group beyond a typical lightness associated with She & Him like dichotomies.  After growing weary of heart-bleeding and hopeful romance from Toronto artists in 2011, Trust deploys cliché expectations of indie-electro bedroom bands and the second the outfit dropped their first beat, hometown was on fire.


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