I have little idea what’s actually happening in this first teaser trailer for the Australian science fiction movie Terminus. I know something crashes to Earth, someone’s leg grows back in a super-creepy way, and I’m completely intrigued. Other than th…
It’s been eight years since Black Eyed Peas member Fergie released her hugely successful solo album The Duchess. Let’s take a moment and read that again. Eight. Years. Somehow we haven’t aged a day. To say that we’ve been eagerly awaiting a follow up record from Fergie Ferg is an understatement. We NEED it. The […]
I know covering Adele is so 2011 but this is Aretha Franklin so we’ll make an exception. Aretha recently covered Adele’s massive hit Rolling in the Deep. Covering Adele is usually considered taboo, since no one can really match the original. That being said Aretha does the song justice giving it a more upbeat vibe. […]
Pharrell has clearly watched a lot of anime in his lifetime. His latest music video for It Girl finds the superstar artist animated and living in a world that’s somewhere between a Japanese anime and a really awesome video game. The clip is a collaboration with famed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and the results are […]
Who ever thought that the disfigured Infected from the video game The Last of Us and their fungal explosions could be rather lovely? These artists take on the game’s visuals and find the beauty in the post-apocalypse.Read more…
We’ve had a girl crush on Tinashe ever since her hot single 2 On took off this summer. But if that wasn’t enough to convince you to add Tinashe to your list of fave new artists, let us present you with the R&B up-and-comer’s new album, Aquarius. The album is the perfect introduction, blending smooth […]
It takes a lot of computers to turn actors into a naked, blue Jennifer Lawrence, as this absolutely stunning VFX breakdown for Digital Domain, who worked on X-Men: Days of Future Past proves. Seriously, if you watch just one of these VFX reels we love…
He ripped our hearts out with I’m Not The Only One and made us weep with sympathy in Leave Your Lover, but it looks like Sam Smith is finally taking pity on us and releasing a carefree music video. Let’s all take a deep breath and put the tissues away. Smith continues to ride high […]
In what is a pretty big commitment — destined to take up most of 2015 — David Fincher’s planning to direct every episode of HBO’s adaptation of the British series Utopia.
If you’re searching for something fascinating to occupy an hour, this 1984 Nova special is an excellent choice. It’s a documentary that goes from Georges Méliès A Trip to the Moon to the kings of special effects in the 80s.
Tax it. Force it to carry a fixed proportion of Canadian content, said others. Seriously? We’re going to require 30% of the Internet to be Canadian?
Demon Lover Diary is sort of like American Movie and Blair Witch Project rolled into one, amazing cinematic experience. In 1975, filmmaker Joel DeMott went with her boyfriend Jeff Kreines to Michigan, to help a young Donald G. Jackson (of Rollerblade …
Remember Wakko’s informative, catchy “50 States and Their Capitals” song from the classic ’90s cartoon Animaniacs? Well, this gentleman named Kylan has remade the song to include both every nation on the planet, and their capitals, too. It’s beyond impressive (and still ridiculously catchy).
The new season of Person of Interest plunged us into a dystopian A.I.-monitored world. And all of a sudden, Root is the linchpin of everything, as she helps the undercover Machine Gang. We talked to Amy Acker about Root’s new role, her flirtation with…
In 2012, Kardinal Offishall put out a fun music video for his single Turn It Up and now, a week ahead of We Day, the Toronto artist has put out a brand new music video to commemorate the big event. The new music video shows of the rich diversity of Kardinal’s hometown and the various […]
The gals of our favouite show Broad City, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, came through Toronto on Saturday as part of JFL42. The show is one of the biggest breakout hits of the last year so I couldn’t pass up a chance to see my personal weirdo idols live in person. Although I knew I […]
Okay. Things are getting freaky over in Maroon 5 land. Exhibit A: The music video for their latest single “Animals”. In the video, Adam Levine plays a nerdy yet hot lonely butcher who sells meat (wink) to a babe-licious lady played by his wife Behati Prinsloo. Gotta love some music video acting. I guess after […]
We know, we know: Disclosure’s Latch has been around forever, but gosh darn it we still love this song. There have been plenty of covers and remixes, but we truly think we’ve found a new fave. British band Alt-J took a stab at the dance track recently when they stopped by BBC Radio 1 and […]
Lily Allen is back and bold. The British pop queen swaggered in to Toronto last night for a show at the Sound Academy. With her new trademark pink hair a bright cap on her sparkly look, Lily held your eye and the stage. On tour to support her latest album Sheezus, Lily played some of […]
Who run the world? Beyoncé’s girls! Jay-Z was performing over the weekend at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City on Saturday. At the anti-poverty festival Mr. Carter brought his Mrs on stage to bring the audience to utter shock. But Beyoncé’s presence wasn’t the only surprise of the night. While performing Holy Grail […]
Know. This. Name. Lizzo. She is your new favourite rapper. Your new favourite singer. Your new favourite musician. Your new favourite human being. Exhibit A: Alright now that you a HOOKED, here is what you need to know about Lizzo. She is from Minneapolis, Minnesota; not the first place you think of when you think […]
Taylor Swift is one of the few artists to successful transfer genres while still remaining at the top of the charts. Through her musical journey she has changed from curly haired, sparkly dressed wearing country singer, to a cat obsessed pop icon. Her new album 1989 marks a new era in Taylor’s career. And to […]
What were you doing yesterday? If you say anything other than celebrating Hilary Duff’s birthday don’t even talk to me. 27 years ago Hilary Duff came into the world and forever changed it. Hilary may not be as talented or influential as Beyonce, Britney Spears, or Lady Gaga but she is still one of the […]
Here’s the Trailer for Weezer’s New Video ‘Back to the Shack’
As promised, Lorde dropped her new single today for Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack. We know one person who is going to be crying happy tears. Yellow Flicker Beat opens quietly, with Lorde’s vocals casting a spell over listeners as a buzzing or ‘flicker’ sound acts as the only musical accompaniment. The song then […]
We know November 17 is a long wait for One Direction’s new album Four, but here’s something that will ease the wait: a new song! Our fave boy band has released the first single from their upcoming album and it’s called Steal My Girl. The song is a lovey dovey track that has the boys […]
In an exclusive 2014 Massey Lectures excerpt, Adrienne Clarkson argues that immigrant, not migrant, is the Canadian word
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I love car commercials. Maybe because I love looking at cars. One car I’ve noticed lately is the Scion tC, a sweet looking vehicle that reminds me of my Dodge Avenger but with a bit more pizazz! The Scion tC is aimed at those with high energy, physically active, leave on the field type of […]
On Friday night lucky fans celebrated the life (and slow death) of Honest Ed’s with a double bill of Canadian indie rock. The send-off for the Annex location of Sonic Boom (now re-opened on Spadina) was transformed into a Molson-branded concert venue, …
Now that it’s fall, you might need an excuse to get outside, so why not view some open houses in Kitsilano. Grab a pumpkin spice latte and enjoy a walk through the neighbourhood. There are lots of open houses this weekend. Take a look at a full list here: http://livekitsilano.com/open-houses/. And…
The top dance parties in Toronto this October have a lot of competition – next to New Year’s Eve, Halloween is probably the second biggest party night of the year. And like NYE, October 31 also has a tendency to turn into amateur night at the club, due to the influx of large numbers of occasional partiers trying to cram a few months worth of steam-release into one night.
Better to blow your dancing budget on some of the more music-focussed events happening over the rest of the month. Having said that, since Halloween falls on a Friday this year, there will be no shortage of costume ragers getting announced in the coming weeks.
Hercules and Love Affair / October 4 / Wrongbar / 8pm / $24
The NYC deep house project returns to Toronto, this time bringing a live lineup that includes ex-vocalist Nomi Ruiz, who is returning to the stage with the group for a small run of shows. See them in a small intimate club like Wrongbar should be an intense experience. Dynamo Azari (of now-defunct house group Azari & III) opens up the night, alongside Phil V.
Green Velvet vs Cajmere / October 11 / Coda / 10pm / $30
It seems like Curtis Jones almost lives here, given how often the Chicago house icon plays in town as either his industrial funk alter ego Green Velvet, or as his more traditionalist house persona Cajmere. This time around he’s combining the two tendencies for a night exploring the full range of what he’s capable of.
Mark Farina and DJ Diz / October 12 / Ryze / 10pm / $25
Before Mark Farina moved to San Francisco and made a name for himself with his Mushroom Jazz series of downtempo jazzy breakbeat mixes in the early 90s, he’d already cut his teeth playing house at Red Nail warehouse parties in Chicago where he grew up. The veteran DJ will be focussing on that latter side of his personality for this night, reuniting him with fellow Red Nail resident DJ Diz
Junior Boys / October 17 / Club 120 / 10pm / $20
Hamilton electronic pop duo Junior Boys are more known for their moody introspective synth pop than for destroying dance floors, but when the pair do DJ, it’s a lot more of a party than their studio recordings might suggest. They’re playing a special three-hour set, alongside Breakandenter’s Martin Fazekas.
SBTRKT / October 31 (and November 1) / Danforth Music Hall / 7pm / $26
Technically this two night stand by SBTRKT is more concert than dance party, but if people aren’t moving to his futuristic bass pop at these shows something has gone wrong. Maybe for Halloween he’ll play without his trademark mask for a change? Bonus: this should be done early enough that you can still hit a costume party. Watch out for our Halloween guide.
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What kind of artwork would you expect to see from a five-year-old? Messy finger paintings, perhaps? Maybe some silly stick-figure drawings? Well, not from Iris Grace. This little girl from the UK is gaining a lot of online attention for […]