Corona announced an event full of art and music called the Corona Paint Party to take place at Yonge and Dundas Square on Friday May 31, 2013 at 6PM.
Experience what it means to Live Mas Fina at one of the largest paint parties in Canada. Enter the designated paint zone in all white and get ready for the most colourful mess of your life. Use your whole body as a paintbrush and turn yourself and everyone around you into abstract works of art.
If you’re not quite brave enough to join the mayhem, there are other ways you can make your mark. Add to our giant blank canvas and chalk-drawing mural. Or get a Live Mas Fina tattoo from one of our airbrush artists.
The Corona Beer Garden will open at 6PM. Enjoy ice-cold Corona, free food and stellar live performances from an impressive lineup of Canadian acts.
4PM Registration starts
5PM Paint Party begins
6PM Beer Garden opens with free food & cash bar.
Hosted by T-RexXx: https://twitter.com/Trexxx1LOVETO
Music by DJ Hennie V: http://www.djhenniev.com/flash
Live Artist Lineup
6PM Paul Disalle & The Terminators
7PM The Elwins: http://www.theelwins.ca/
8PM Pup: http://www.puptheband.tumblr.com/
*Must be legal drinking age to participate. No purchase necessary. All participants will be required to sign a release and waiver. Entry on a first come basis, limited to venue capacity.
The Rolling Stone came out with a list of the 12 must-haves of Record Store Day's releases. We here at livemusicTO felt that they were spot on, so we decided to share!
- via the Rolling Stone
Now in its sixth year, Record Store Day
continues to celebrate independent record stores by offering up a wide assortment of incredible releases for one day only. The latest, set for April 20th, is jam-packed with goodies: artists from Mumford & Sons to David Bowie and MGMT are offering up limited-edition treats. Check out some of our favorites below. Astralwerks, Music in 20/20 box set
Since first releasing Amorphous Androgynous' Tales of Ephidrina
in 1993, New York indie label Astralwerks has championed some of the electronic scene's most influential albums. To celebrate 20 years in the game, they're dropping a box set full of goodies, including rare cuts on flexi-vinyl from artists including Kraftwerk
, Hot Chip, Air and the Kooks. David Bowie, "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)/"Where Are We Now?" seven-inch (copies available: 5000)
Thought the Thin White Duke was done offering up new audible treats? Think again: Bowie is releasing a double-sided seven-inch featuring "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" and "Where Are We Now?," both from his stunning new album, The Next Day
. And that's not all: he's also releasing his 1965!
EP on vinyl, as well as a "Drive-In Saturday" picture disc.Elliott Smith, Either/Or Alternate Cuts seven-inch (copies available: 3500)
Shortly before his heavy drinking and drug use began to draw concern from his close friends, the late Elliott Smith released his brilliant third album, Either/Or
. The 1997 LP is now revisited on a limited-edition vinyl containing four alternate versions of select tracks.Grateful Dead, Rare Cuts & Oddities 1966 12-inch double vinyl (copies available: 5000)
Originally recorded in 1966, first released in 2005 and now finding their way onto vinyl, these early studio recordings and live covers find the Dead raw and unencumbered by fame. Check out early takes on eventual live staples including "Good Lovin'," "Not Fade Away" and "Big Railroad Blues."MGMT, "Alien Days" cassette single (copies available: 2000)
"Alien Days", a bouncy new cut rumored to be included on MGMT's forthcoming new album
, has been popping up recently in the synth-pop duo's live sets. Record Store Day will be fans’ first opportunity to hear the song in its recorded form. In typically oddball fashion, the new track arrives on the practically obsolete cassette format, but includes a coupon to download a digital version.Mumford & Sons, Live at Bull Moose EP, CD and 10-inch vinyl (copies available: CD – 6000, vinyl – 4000)
Those clamoring for more from the Mumfords following their Grammy-winning second effort
are in luck: the U.K. folksters are dropping a new four-track EP featuring rowdy live takes on tracks including "I Will Wait" and "Awake My Soul," recorded earlier this year in Maine.Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die 12-inch double vinyl (copies available: 2850)
Record Store Day was made for releases like this: Notorious B.I.G.'s legendary debut album
has been pressed onto white vinyl, and the double LP includes the "Big Poppa" B-side "Who Shot Ya?" and rarely before-seen cover art of the late emcee.Pulp, "After You" 12-inch (copies available: 1600)
Last December, Pulp shared a re-recorded version of a previously unreleased 2000-era demo, "After You," later revealing it was produced by LCD Soundsystem
’s James Murphy. Now a Soulwax remix and dub version of the disco-flavored cut appear on 12-inch vinyl.R.E.M., Live in Greensboro EP, CD (copies available: 5000)
R.E.M. will reissue its major-label debut Green
in a deluxe 25th anniversary two-CD set this May, along with the full live set from the band’s monumental 1989 North Carolina gig on their Green World Tour. Now you can preview the live set on a five-song EP released exclusively for Record Store Day.The xx, Jamie xx Edits 12-inch single (copies available: 1600)
Production guru Jamie xx, the sonic mastermind of U.K. minimalists the xx, offers up a double-sided 12-inch remix disc, including alternate takes on the band's Coexist
cut "Sunset" and bonus track "Reconsider."Soundgarden, King Animal Demos, 10-inch (copies available: ?)
Appearing for the first time together, six demos from Soundgarden’s recent comeback album, King Animal
, will be pressed onto 10-inch pink vinyl. The grunge gods' limited-edition release also comes with a free digital download card.Tegan and Sara, Closer Remixed 12-inch (copies available: 3600)
Indie-pop sister duo Tegan and Sara called upon a slew of DJs, including Sultan and Ned Shepard, to remix the standout single "Closer" from their recently released album Heartthrob
. Ten remixes of the track all appear on this 12-inch Record Store Day release.
The first wave of bands have been announced for this years S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Tokyo Police Club via facebook
S.C.E.N.E. is one of the largest all-day music festivals in Canada and takes place each year in downtown St. Catharines, in the Niagara region of Ontario. It will feature two main outdoor stages and a number of participating local venues hosting more intimate performances.
The festival, now in it's 18th year, will feature Hollerado, Dvbbs, and The Faceless, with headliners Comeback Kid, Tokyo Police Club confirmed. More artists, 140 in all, are to be announced soon for the June 9th event. Ticket sale information can be found at the fest's website
Edgefest ‘13 is set to return to Toronto with 17 acts already confirmed to perform at Downsview Park on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Mainstage headliners will include The Lumineers, Band of Horses, Monster Truck, Mother Mother, The Neighbourhood, Dinosaur Bones, Wake Owl and July Talk. Capital Cities will headline the side stage which is packed with some of the hottest up and coming artists from Canada and around the globe including Twin Forks, Great Bloomers, Hey Marseilles, You Won’t, Imaginary Cities, Lucius and The Treble.
“Edgefest is more than an institution,” said Ross Winters, Program Director, 102.1 the Edge, “it is an annual rite of passage for those who want to rock. This year's show takes it to an astonishing level. It’s the best Edgefest ever!”
"Edgefest and summer go to together like bacon and tomatoes and is just as tasty," said Elliott Lefko the Goldenvoice talent buyer behind Edgefest.
Edgefest began as a one-time event to celebrate the 10th birthday of 102.1 the Edge, Toronto’s leading modern new rock station. After such an incredible success, Edgefest turned into an annual staple for music enthusiasts. For the past 20 years, Edgefest has featured the biggest names in new rock such as Billy Talent, Rise Against, A Perfect Circle, AFI, Tool, Radiohead, Green Day, Blur, Our Lady Peace, Linkin Park, Stone Temple Pilots and hundreds of other major label and indie acts.
The 2013 Edgefest headliners are: The Lumineers
Since the release of their debut album in April 2012, The Lumineers have been a staple at every major festival. The roots revival of the last few years has primed listeners for a new generation of rustic, heart-on-the-sleeve music—the kind that nods to tradition while setting off into uncharted territory. The Lumineers walk that line with an unerring gift for timeless melodies and soul-stirring lyrics. Powered by passion, ripened by hard work, The Lumineers have found their sound when the world needs it most. http://thelumineers.com/
102.1 the Edge’s Inside Edge presale begins Tuesday, April 9th at 10 am and ends Thursday, April 11th at 10pm. Public ticket sales for Edgefest will begin Friday, April 12th at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.ca and by phone at (855) 985-5000. Ticket information is also available at www.edge.ca and http://www.goldenvoice.com. Early Birds save $10!
Early ticket buyers pay just $39.50 for a limited time only and while supplies last. After the Early Bird allotment sells out, General Admission tickets will cost $49.50 (all prices are listed in Canadian currency and exclude fees). Enjoy Edgefest in style as a VIP. A limited number of VIP tickets are available!
VIP tickets include access to the optimal main stage VIP viewing area, bleacher seating, VIP bars, premium food vendors, shaded area, VIP washrooms and “Fast Pass” entry into the venue. VIP tickets are available for a limited time and while supplies last for $99.50.
*For additional information about Edgefest ‘13, please visit: www.edge.ca/edgefest
Legendary veteran rockers, The Rolling Stones, have announced the next leg of their "50 and Counting" tour.
The Rolling Stones via facebook
The band that just won't quit - proving that it's never too late (or you're never too old) for rock n' roll, will be rolling into town May 25th at the Air Canada Centre. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 8th at 10 a.m. eastern time. Watch a video of their tour announcement below.
TBA Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
5/5 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena [Tickets on sale 4/8 at 1 p.m. EST]
5/8 San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion [Tickets on sale 4/8 at 1 p.m. EST]
5/11 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
5/15 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
5/25 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre [Tickets on sale 4/8 at 10 a.m. EST]
5/28 Chicago, IL – United Center [Tickets on sale 4/8 at 11 a.m. EST]
6/12 Boston, MA – TD Garden
6/18 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Watch John Mayer's YouTube Livesteam with Google+ Hangout is just minutes away, 5pm PT / 8pm ET today! Watch the stream below.
Watch him perform & announce tour dates here: http://www.youtube.com/mayermusic
Update: John announced a worldwide tour
, tickets on sale soon.
Unsure of where to go or who to see tonight for Canadian Music Fest? Have no fear! livemusicTO is here!
Everyone's favourite Celtic punk band are going to be rolling through a town near you. Grab your dancing shoes and keep that voice well maintained because this will be one loud, heel-kicking tour.
The Dropkick Murphys will be ending their 18 show tour in our good hometown of Toronto, June 15th at Echo Beach.
They just recently released their eighth studio album Signed and Sealed in Blood January 8th through their independent label Born & Bred Records.
May 26 George, WA Sasquatch
May 27 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
May 28 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
May 29 Denver, CO Fillmore
May 30 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
June 1 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
June 2 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
June 3 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
June 4 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
June 6 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
June 7 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
June 8 Detroit, MI Orion Music Fest
June 9 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
June 11 Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
June 12 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
June 13 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
June 14 Montebello, QC, Canada Amnesia Rockfest June 15 Toronto, ON, Canada Echo Beach at Molson Canadian Amphitheater
The tour dates for the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which features headliners Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch, have been announced. Check and see if you can thrash hard in a city near you!
The festival rolls through Toronto July 10th at the Molson Canadian Amphitheater.The full line-up has yet to be announced, but you can head on over to the festivals website to view those who have.Here is the current tour route:
6/29 San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
6/30 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/2 Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/3 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
7/5 Phoenix, AZ @ Desert Sky Pavilion
7/6 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
7/7 Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
7/10 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12 Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/14 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
7/16 Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
7/17 Bangor, ME @ Bangor Waterfront
7/19 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY @ SPAC
7/21 Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
7/23 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/27 Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/28 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/31 Tampa, FL @ Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds
8/2 Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
8/3 The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
livemusicTO is excited to be a part of Canadian Music Week again this year and we've got 3 incredible showcases you should check out!