Music

Jack White | Surprise concert in the woods [video]

Jack White was one of the headliners at this past weekend’s Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, but imagine the surprise for a few lucky people when he did a second surprise performance in the woods close to the festival. White and his all-female band played a short set of both solo and White Stripes songs.

Yeasayer | Fragrant World [Audio]

After streaming the new album via an extensive twitter scavenger hunt, Yeasayer are letting fans listen to their new album, Fragrant World, in its entirety. Listen to the album before its August 21st release date here.

You can also see them live in Toronto on August 21st and in Vancouver on August 28th.

Black Moth Super Rainbow | Windshield Smasher [video]

Black Moth Super Rainbow is an experimental band out of Pittsburgh and they have just released thier latest video for Windshield Smasher and it is great. We recommend that you take a peek.

The Shins

"Hello? Oh, hi...hi, so sorry to keep you waiting" says the dulcet, mellow, and refreshingly polite, tones coming through the crackly phone. I've been waiting 45 minutes to speak to him, but by the sound of his voice, James Mercer, 41, has been enjoying himself and I can't hold it against him. It's one of his days off in between shows and he's been riding bikes, and drinking wine, around the city of Roskilde, soaking up the sun and enjoying doing the festival rounds.

ION Mix Tape Series | Pat Lok - House of Love

It has been awhile since we have done a mix tape series, and with summer here we decided that now would be a good time for one. This time we teamed up with Pat Lok to bring you House Of Love. Hope you enjoy it.

Battle Of The Bands| POP Montreal

Are you in a band? Do you want to play at POP Montreal? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you still have time to enter the Battle Of The Bands competition for POP Montreal. But not a whole lot. The contest closes August 1st.

The winning band will play two sets during the festival, which runs from September 19 to 23. Up to five members will receive artist passes, round-trip airfare, and four-star hotel accommodations for three nights.

Win a pair of weekend passes for Bass Coast

Win a pair of weekend passes for Bass Coast. You and one of your lucky friends will be able to enjoy the fun, sun, and electronic music festival for 4 days and 3 nights on us (value for the pair $380). Catch over 100 eclectic local and international artists at the Squamish Valley Campground, including San Fran Dirty Bird legends Justin and Christian Martin, deep bass favourites Sepalcure and the Machine Drum and the funk-tastic Fort Know Five vs. Thunderball.

Diamond Rings | Free Dimensional out Oct 23rd

Exactly two years ago we had John O, AKA Diamond Rings, in our fashion editorial for the music issue. So we were pretty excited to hear that he is finally releasing his second album, Free Dimensional, October 23rd on Secret City Records.

ION Cover issue #80 | teaser

The files are in and we are now 10 days away from seeing issue number 80 hit the streets. To celebrate, we thought that we would give you a sneak peek at the guy who will be gracing our cover. Of course we are not going to show you his face, but if you can guess who it is you will win...nothing really, other than the awe of the ION team for your back-of-head recognition skills. Hint: it's simple.

Chin Injeti | Peoples Mixtape [audio]

We love a mixtape, and lucky for us Chin Injeti has just done one. The inspiration for this project, the people that inspire Chin and the people that he inspires. With features from David Banner, Jay Electronica, Talib Kweli, The New Royales, Bishop Lamont, Jasiri X, Moka Only, Shad, Maestro, Skratch Bastid, Kyprios, Chace Infinite, Krondon, Zaki Ibrahim, as well as two young rising artists from The Hastings Set; Sophia Danai and Omar Khan, this mixtape has pretty much something for everyone.

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