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The Mosh Pit Mentality: Who Said Punks Don't Love

The Mosh Pit Mentality: Who Said Punks Don't Love

Anyone who says that music has become heartless has lost touch with their punk and or independent music scene, plain and simple. Independent musicians, those on the edge, know that they need love and support at their shows in order to survive. On just a basic level any band that is just starting up needs to network, so you need to be nice, because nobody likes to work with irritable drunken prima donnas who can't keep time. However, it goes deeper than that, I grew up in the Ottawa punk scene, the very first time I was crowd surfing I was dropped strait on my head onto solid concrete! Immediately a huge grizzled metal head, with tattoo's of flames... read more

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Exploring the non-life with Lee Henderson

Exploring the non-life with Lee Henderson

“The dead animal’s head as an archival trophy echoes photography’s denial of time.”

Mixing the primitive with the present – gallerywest’s latest exhibit, ‘Still Life With Thanatotic Animals’ by Lee Henderson focuses on a picture of a picture in a picture with an inner picture of a prescribed picture.

Confused? Good.

As part of Scotiabank’s CONTACT Photography Festival, which runs all month long in Toronto, Lee Henderson’s exhibit demystifies the view of animal trophy heads. read more

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TORONTO FREEDOM FESTIVAL & INDIE LOVE RADIO Team-Up Again

TORONTO FREEDOM FESTIVAL & INDIE LOVE RADIO Team-Up Again

After numerous meetings with City of Toronto and Park officials, the Toronto Freedom Festival ‘s organizers were elated today to receive their permit to use Queen’s Park North on Saturday May 7th. The City tried to stop it but The TFF organizers pushed on and we are all good to go.

Indie Love will be on Site again this year, but we will be broadcasting the Main Stage with roving cameras and djs in the field plus the boys from NO FLAW will represent during the 13th annual Pot March

The Toronto Freedom Festival is Toronto’s largest FREE, one-day, outdoor spring festival, attracting upwards of 30, 000 people. Organizers learned in January that their permit had been revoked by Toronto and East York District Parks. Initially this news came as a surprise, and months later, a plan has been developed to keep the Festival at the park for another year. The plan appeases the concerns of City and Park officials, community stakeholders, and those raised by the Global Marijuana March who rely on the Festival‘s infrastructure.

Toronto Freedom Festival co-founder Gabe Simms states 'We've always believed it's best to work with the City to address concerns rather than in opposition to them. We are excited to have reached a safe and reasonable compromise, and we remain committed to once again producing a unique and exciting festival'

While organizers are pleased with the results of their efforts with the City, they recognize that change could not have occurred without the voice of Festival supporters. Now the ‘Friends of Freedom’ will be called upon to help meet increased demands. “ We are very excited at the recent news and hope festival supporters will contribute and spread the word, volunteer, or give a donation to help us with the demands associated with hosting the expected massive crowd, Festival co-founder Gavin Gerbz states.

The Global Marijuana March is the flagship event of the Toronto Freedom Festival. Toronto's March, which is part parade and part protest, is the world’s largest. March Organizer Neev states, “The march has been free of violence and arrests for last 12 years and we are dedicated to keep it that way. We are very happy to have the Freedom Festival's essential infrastructure such as washrooms, food and Marshals. The 13th Global Marijuana March will gather at the Festival on the North side of Queen's Park North at noon, launching at 2pm. The 5th Toronto Freedom Festival runs from noon to 8pm and is FREE to attend. RAIN or SHINE.

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NXNE announces artists

NXNE announces artists

NXNE has announced a selection of artists to be included in this year's festival.

DEERHOOF, DODOS, BOUNCING SOULS, ANTI-FLAG, THE FLATLINERS and TURBOGEIST will rock The Phoenix Concert Theatre while HOT WATER MUSIC, A WILHELM SCREAM, MOCKINGBIRD WISH ME LUCK, and SHARKS will hit the Opera House stage as a bonus part of the 2011 edition of NXNE, taking place in Toronto from June 13-19.

More information:

www.nxne.com/tickets

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nxnefestival

Source: NXNE read more

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gallerywest Presents: The Metropolis Self

gallerywest Presents: The Metropolis Self

“I am interested in romanticized portrayals of big cities as well as the aesthetics, social behavior and conversations, which occupy frenetic environments.”

–Evan Tyler

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 3rd / 7PM - 11PM / 1332 Queen St. West

(excerpts from release)

Depicting an existence far beyond our social proximity is a challenge, but an artful one. Bridging the realism of modernity with the idealism of past relationships, “You might just make it after all…/ I am a Closet New Yorker” explores various attachments to metropolis living with specific references to New York City.

The notion of the ‘urban uniform’ continues to expand as our culture transitions with a modern dexterity witnessed through our daily discourse, interactions and desired identities.

A second video... read more

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Toronto Urban Music Festival Presents Urban Music Week

Toronto Urban Music Festival Presents Urban Music Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 19, 2011

TORONTO URBAN MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS URBAN MUSIC WEEK

Def Jam Executive, Chris Hicks will keynote the 2nd Annual Urban Music Conference at Toronto’s Delta Chelsea Hotel and the three-day Urban Film Series at the National Film Board Cinema.

Toronto, ON – Toronto Urban Music Festival Incorporated (TUMF) has announced their plans for the second annual Urban Music Week taking place in the beautiful city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada from February 22 – 27, 2011.

Urban Music Week 2011 events will include: Acoustic Soul (open mic) presented by Black Lotus Media in association with TUMF Urban Music Week, the Urban Artist Exposure Showcase, the two-day Urban Music Conference at Toronto’s Delta Chelsea Hotel featuring a keynote address by Chris Hicks,... read more

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CMW Conference Focus For Saturday March 12th - "Anvil's 'Metal On Metal'"

CMW Conference Focus For Saturday March 12th - "Anvil's 'Metal On Metal'"

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2011

Canadian Music Week: March 9 - 13, 2011

www.cmw.net

Canadian Music Week Conference Panels Announced

Saturday Match 12th

Panel Highlight: Life Of A Song- Anvil's 'Metal on Metal' (Presented By SOCAN)

11:15am- 12:15pm

Songwriters ask the question all the time; What is a hit song worth? Depending on the genre and performance type, there are always ball park figures. But the correct answer is... it depends upon the Life of the Song. That is, songs come and go on the charts, but the good ones always find their way back, again and again. Fact of the matter is, a hit song in the 80's can come back in 2011 and be as good to you as it ever was before. Songs... read more

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CMW Conference Focus For Friday March 11th - "Apps For Bands and Apps For Fans"

CMW Conference Focus For Friday March 11th - "Apps For Bands and Apps For Fans"

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2011

Canadian Music Week: March 9 - 13, 2011

www.cmw.net

Canadian Music Week Conference Panels Announced

Friday March 11th

Panel Highlight: Apps for Bands and Apps for Fans

11am - 12 noon

The best way to your fans’ hearts could be through their smart phones and iPads. Mobile apps connecting artists and fans were a phenomenon of 2010 – encompassing music distribution, new info, exclusive videos, news-feeds and band “buzz.” This panel will attempt to cut through the barrage of musical new media and zero in on the apps with the most dramatic results. It’s an old relationship redefined by a new, digital frontier, and we’ve got a strategy for you.

Moderator: Ralph Simon

Panelist: Matthew Snyder

Panelist: Michael Schneider

Panelist: Dorrian Porter

Panelist: Gwenael Le Bodic

Panelist:... read more

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CMW Conference Focus for Thursday March 10th- "The Radio Stimulus Package 2011"

CMW Conference Focus for Thursday March 10th- "The Radio Stimulus Package 2011"

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2011

Canadian Music Week: March 9 - 13, 2011

www.cmw.net

Canadian Music Week Conference Panels Announced

Thursday March 10th/ 2011

Panel Highlight: Radio Stimulus Package 2011

10 am- 11:30am

To the digitally-minded, we don’t have listeners anymore, we have “friends” and “followers.” But if radio is to transition into a digital future, is everything old-school to be deleted? With a record reach of 93%, traditional radio must be doing something right. Could it be because of what got us to “the show” in the first place, content? What strategies from traditional radio will be valuable in the transition to the online world? This session of new-economy visionaries and old school pros will try to maximize the middle ground.

Moderator:Ross Davies

Panelist: Valerie Geller

Panelist: Jeff... read more

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Sketch Comedy: The Specials : Bread & Circus

Sketch Comedy: The Specials : Bread & Circus

The Specials

present…

Made In China

Toronto’s foremost satirists – The Specials – return to the Bread & Circus with their absurd and irreverent take on world affairs, pop culture and human idiocy.

Made in China is The Specials fourth sketch comedy revue that combines musical theatre, clown, bouffon and video to create a provocative presentation of outrageous proportions.

Where: Toronto, Bread and Circus, 299 Augusta Ave,

map: http://bit.ly/ey9QFC

When: February 11 + 12 and February 18 + 19 | 8:00pm

What: Adam Lazarus (Lupe, Zdenka Now!) directs this character driven, brash comedic mashup that takes a no-holds-barred approach to comedy.

Who: Sandra Battaglini is one of Toronto’s most popular stand-up comedians. She is currently developing a satirical news program for Italy’s RAI network and can be seen... read more

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LiveMusicTO Exclusive: Chasing Amee/TheSet/Victory Sweet Victory PLUS More

LiveMusicTO Exclusive: Chasing Amee/TheSet/Victory Sweet Victory PLUS More

LiveMusicTO and Indie Love Radio understand the need for good party nights. On Friday February 18th come celebrate your post Valentine’s Day jitters with a crop of pop rock fans.

Set on out to Hard Luck Bar (812 Dundas Street West)for an evening of loud music, good times and cool people. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with the acts let us help you. As a former MuchMusic DISBAND group, CHASING AMEE is one of those pure party-rock acts that has even received head nods from Saukrates. Check out their stuff here: http://www.myspace.com/chasingamee

Other acts include:

THESET (Wax Records): http://www.myspace.com/thesetband

VICTORY, SWEET VICTORY!: http://www.myspace.com/victorysweetvictory

FINAL THOUGHT: http://www.myspace.com/finalthought

http://www.myspace.com/theafterparty519

ALL SHE SAID (Montreal): http://www.mypace.com/allshesaidmsuic

The party goes down @ HARD LUCK... read more

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DIY Art Show Aims to Entertain While Giving Back to Those in Need

DIY Art Show Aims to Entertain While Giving Back to Those in Need

By: April Bessey

Combining music, art and fashion while giving back to the community is becoming more and more of a popular trend in today’s culture and I personally came across an interesting show of such nature, that may help Niagara keep up to the times with trends in pop culture;“ DIY Art P’ART’Y & Clothing Exchange “. Opening tonight at two venues in St. Catharines, The Disco Gallery and City Lights, from 6pm – 10pm there will be a B.Y.O clothing and crafting ideas to swap which is a great opportunity to spiff up your wardrobe on a dime. Not only can you bring those jeans you bought and only wore once, you can also bring other items like... read more

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Motionball's DECADENCE Celebrates Music, Fashion and Sport

Motionball's DECADENCE Celebrates Music, Fashion and Sport

How does an evening with Keys N Krates, Maestro Fresh Wes, a handful of CK models and a luxury silent auction with big credits sound?

The vision of ‘Motionball’ surfaced in late 2001, when the Etherington boys (Mark, Sean and Paul) met for a couple of drinks. After years of volunteering for their parent’s initiatives the three men felt it was time to support Special Olympians in a new light. Introducing a platform for a new generation donors while helping integrate special events and an interactive mandate soon became the objective.

This year, DECADENCE will bring even more awareness to the cause, while integrating live entertainment, VIP treatment and a bevy of well-coiffed young professionals into the mix.

As... read more

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Vancouver's Pride And Joy Five Alarm Funk Announce Massive National Tour

Vancouver's Pride And Joy Five Alarm Funk Announce Massive National Tour

Five Alarm Funk are a new breed of musicians. Through their chemistry,intensity and instrumental prowess, Five Alarm Funk have made a name of themselves as one of the best live bands in Canada. This February Five Alarm Funk will load their rowdy 10 member selves in to a van to pound the Canadian pavement. Heading from the west coast all the way to the east, while making a stop in Toronto to play Canadian Music Week. They will be showcasing songs from their new full length album 'Anything Is Possible'.

Highlight's in Five Alarm Funk's 8 year career include being handpicked to play the Vancouver Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Ottawa Blues Fest, Shambhala, Summer Meltdown Festival in Washington, and... read more

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Toronto's The Junction Announce Tour and Play The Snowboarding World Cup 2011 In Quebec

Toronto's The Junction Announce Tour and Play The Snowboarding World Cup 2011 In Quebec

The Junction are taking a break from composing their third full-length album to tour eastern Canada in February. Included in their tour routing will be a performance at The Snowboarding World Cup on February 18th in Quebec City.

Having shared stages in the past with Bedouin Soundclash, The Trews, Moneen, Attack in Black, and more, The Junction have become one of Ontario's best independent exports. The band is currently working on a music video for 'Level With Me', their third single off their ground breaking album, 'Another Link in the Chain'.

Aside from playing this eastern Canadian tour and Canadian Music Week, the band will spend the majority of 2011 writing and then heading in to the studio with producer Gus... read more

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Rob Moir, Former Frontman of DEAD LETTER DEPT, Kicks Off Solo Tour In Toronto

Rob Moir, Former Frontman of DEAD LETTER DEPT, Kicks Off Solo Tour In Toronto

Toronto's Rob Moir has been best know for his role as leading man in indie punk outfit Dead Letter Dept. Moir is branching out of the punk world and releasing his debut solo EP 'This is the Lie'. Filled to the brim with romantic and authentic folk ballads, 'This is The Lie' is available digitally and off stage on January 25th, 2011. Moir will support the new release with an extensive North American tour.

Moir is not a new face on Canadian music scene. After five years of fronting the Toronto indie-punk band Dead Letter Dept. (Underground Operations/Universal Music), Moir is on the cusp of releasing his first solo recording which he will take on an ambitious 40 date tour... read more

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Charlotte Cornfield Announces New EP & Plays 'In The Dead Of Winter Festival'

Charlotte Cornfield Announces New EP & Plays 'In The Dead Of Winter Festival'

Montreal's Charlotte Cornfield has been creating quite the buzz across Canada for her groundbreaking indie folk rock. After wrapping up her education in jazz drumming at Concordia in 2010, Cornfield locked herself in the studio for four months in Toronto with producer Ryan Granvile Martin to record her forthcoming LP Two Horses.

Last year the Montreal press was blown away with Cornfield's live performances. The Montreal Mirror aptly named Cornfield, "The next it-girl of folk-rock"; and Maisonneuve Magazine scribed, "Cornfield's got something luminous about her." Now teaming up with artist collective Audio Blood, Cornfield will release an EP in March 2011 alongside her Canadian Music Week performance. The new EP will feature songs from her forthcoming LP. It will be... read more

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Indie Love Radio Live-To-Air Series...Launching January 16th @ Rancho Relaxo

Indie Love Radio Live-To-Air Series...Launching January 16th @ Rancho Relaxo

#indielove is taking our programming in a cool direction in 2011. Starting Sunday January 16th, we are launching our LIVE TO AIR concert series. We'll be broadcasting (and archiving) weekly live concert events around Toronto and beyond along with our regular programming content.

Here's whats up in January 2011

Sunday January 16th @ Rancho Relaxo: Poor Boy Clothing Presents w/ Elos Arma

Tuesday January 25th @ Bread And Circus: Indie Love Radio Showcase

Saturday January 29th @ Our House: Hibernate CD Release

Sunday January 30th @ Rancho Relaxo: Poor Boy Clothing Presents w/ TBA

Tune in and hear it live, or come out to the venues and support the artists face to face. We'll be announcing more awesome broadcastsing for February, March, and... read more

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RazrWirez Introducing the “Z3R0 EP”

RazrWirez Introducing the “Z3R0 EP”

After many years of hard work, Riley “RazrWirez” Heiser has released his first full hardcore EP on his own record label; Bass Edge Recordings! He has travelled around Saskatchewan for previews and promotion late 2010, busting out his 2 signature EP tracks “Bounce” and “Sharpen” as well as his 2 popular free tracks “Align” and “Falcon”. After playing a series of parties in Saskatchewan the download count of this free EP rocketted up to over 300 and it keeps going up every day! RazrWirez is booked to be a headliner at the extremely hyped up; “Underground 2“, and “Shundahai Music Festival” to take place this year.

With many releases and free downloadable albums planned, what more does RazrWirez have in stock... read more

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Introduction (Canadian Indie Guy Blog)

Introduction (Canadian Indie Guy Blog)

Hello to everyone that has a love for indie music, my name is Jimi Capone (Canadian Indie Guy). I love 2 things, indie music and Canada, OK well I love more than that,but you get the idea. I do album reviews, concert reviews and coverage, music video's, social commentary and live performance video's. Please check the blog and show some love http://jimi-capone.blogspot.com/

Every video, interview, album review, gets posted on my blog and also many other different sites. If you have an event coming up get at me with details and I will try to make it out to cover it. primitive-element@live.com. OR add me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Primitive-Element-Entertainment

I gotta say I love what Indie Love Radio is doing for the... read more

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ACCLF Youth Poetry Slam: Friday December 17th/ 2010 in Toronto

ACCLF Youth Poetry Slam: Friday December 17th/ 2010 in Toronto

For Immediate Release

Toronto, ON

December 16th/2010

The ACCLF Writing Contest Launch and Youth Poetry Slam will be held on Friday December 17, 2010 from 6 - 10 p.m. in Toronto at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) auditorium located at 252 Bloor Street West at St. George Street (1 block from St. George Station). Featuring performances by Urban Arts including music by Roots Redemption, hosted by aka Subliminal.

A poetry slam is a competition in which poets read or recite original work within a specific time frame. All youth between the ages of 15 - 24 are invited to sign up to compete in our Youth Poetry Slam. $500 in cash will be awarded and divided... read more

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Matt Vardy Photography Auction, 'EMOTIONS', to Benefit Covenant House

Matt Vardy Photography Auction, 'EMOTIONS', to Benefit Covenant House

For Immediate Release

TORONTO, ON

December 15th, 2010

On December 15th 2010 a truly unique presentation will welcome industry professionals, media, emerging artists and interested members of the public to view an exclusive arts awareness collection worthy of notable praise.

EMOTIONS, presented by Matt Vardy Photography, will feature six never-before-seen black and white abstract photographs. The 24” x 36” printed photographs are limited edition pieces with proceeds supporting Covenant House Toronto. This event is a 1/1 exhibit, with sole production on this one occasion only!

The self-portraits are reflective of inner struggle, vulnerability and emotional prose, seemingly depicting a challenging battle of fear and public outreach.

With the onset of a holiday season many of Toronto’s homeless youth face a troubling time, and with the support... read more

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Check Out Our Intern Video Logs in "Videos"

Check Out Our Intern Video Logs in "Videos"

Behind the scenes of this well oiled machine, we have some very beautiful interns working for us, blinding us with their beauty and wisdom of the industry. Taking our breath away every time they talk about I/O or compressors or stuff. Call 911, because we can't keep something this wonderful to ourselves. No. We're unleashing our interns to the internet world with Video Logs. Every so often you'll get to meet a new intern (and maybe a not-so-gorgeous staff member) and hear about the cool stuff we're doing in and outside of the studio.

This week we've got Jon House, telling us what he loves at Indie Love and explaining the "Coolness Graph". Just click... read more

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Interview With: A Varning From Montreal Festival

Interview With: A Varning From Montreal Festival

Do you love punk... cause we love punk!

In 2009, "A Varning from Montreal" festival organizer Janick Varning was approached to be included in an archival publication on women in punk and alternative culture in Canada. This is the first of a series of interviews for that archive. Read more after the jump, for the full interview.

Indie Love: Who are you?

Janick: My name is Janick and I’m from Montreal, Canada.

IL: What do you do?

J: I run an underground/D.I.Y. venue called the Katacombes, organise an annual festival called A Varning from Montreal Festival and this year is the 4th edition. It will take place at Katacombes on November 4th, 5th & 6th. I’m also currently trying to start a... read more

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DA signs DB, everyone D-lighted!!

DA signs DB, everyone D-lighted!!

Toronto's much buzzed about indie band "Dinosaur Bones" has proudly become the newest members of the Dine Alone Records family. With an ever expanding roster in Canada, the label released the band’s EP titled 'Birthright' digitally on November 2, 2010 and plan to release the band’s debut LP titled My Divider in early 2011.

The latest EP effort from the boys entitled 'Birthright' was recorded and mixed by Jon Drew (Fucked Up, Tokyo Police Club, Arkells) and will be available for sale through iTunes and all other digital retailers. Worry not though DB fans, if you want more of the band’s brand of haunting, driven, indie-pop... 'My Divider', their debut LP (also recorded and mixed by Jon Drew) drops in early... read more

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