ION X Green Couch X NXNE | The Matinee

Get familiar with the guys from alt-country band The Matinee. They are just one of the bands that we will be presenting at the ION Magazine and Green Couch showcase at NXNE on June 13th, at the Gladstone Ballroom. You can catch them at 9:45 PM

ION x Green Couch x NXNE | Sidney York

Sidney York is one of the talented acts that ION and Green Couch will be presenting at our NXNE showcase. You can catch them at 11:15 PM on June 13th, at the Gladstone Ballroom.

ION Magazine and Green Couch | NXNE Showcase

On June 13th, ION Magazine and Green Couch will be presenting the Tracks On Tracks showcase at NXNE, featuring some of the talented bands from the west coast. This amazing showcase will be at the Gladstone Ballroom, from 7PM-3AM. Tickets are $15 and wristbands and badges are accepted. Line-up and times are below.

7:30 Chris Ho

8:15 Shred Kelly

9:00 Portage and Main

9:45 The Matinee

10:30 Maurice

11:15 Sydney York

12:00 Belle Game

Die Antwoord | Baby's On Fire (official video)

Die Antwoord have just released their latest video Baby's On Fire. Read the interview with Yo-Landi Vi$$er and Ninja from when they were on the cover of issue #66 here.

Metric's Synthetica | Full album stream

Metric has just released an audio stream of their fifth studio album, Synthetica, so that fans can have a listen and share the album via Soundcloud. The album release date is set for June 12th. Enjoy.

Win tickets to see Adaline in Vancouver

See Adaline at the Biltmore in Vancouver. Giveaway includes a pair of tickets to the June 7th show and a CD. Comment below for your chance to win. Winner announced June 6th.

Blood Diamonds (feat Grimes) | Phone Sex

Blood Diamond, AKA Mike Tucker, has just released "Phone Sex" from his upcoming album What. The track features vocals by his friend and collaborator, Grimes. The 12" will be released on 4AD records on July 16th in Europe and the UK, and July 24th in North America.

M83-Reunion | official video

Last year we featured M83 on the cover of issue #76, and now the official video for "Reunion" has just been released. In case you were wondering whatever happened to those kids from the "Midnight City" video, this is the follow up.

Sled Island Music Festival line-up Announced

Sled Island is a music and art festival that started in Calgary in 2007, and has quickly become one of the main festivals on the North American music festival circuit. They have just announced their schedule, so you might want to start planning your trip now. Below is the full line-up to get you excited.

 Aleister X


And So I Watch You From Afar

Andrew W.K.

Androgynous Mind

Archers of Loaf

Auntie Mae and the Death Ray

Aunty Panty


With her angelic features and engaging, unassuming manner, Grimes makes a unique nu-music powerhouse. Our Editor-in-Chief Aleeza Khan thinks she's the coolest person, probably ever.


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