Hey Vancouver! If you are looking for something to do on Friday, June 16th, and you are a fan of EDM, we highly recommend checking out Miller SoundClash 2017, where the best up-and-coming DJs from Vancouver will be competing for the regional title, and a chance to advance to the global Miller SoundClash competition taking place in Las Vegas later this summer.
If you are not familiar with Red Bull Music Academy, now is the perfect time to check it out. The Red Bull Music Academy is a month long incubator for music, art, and culture, where established musicians collaborate and create with up and coming musicians, and then the creations that stem from these collaborations are shared with the public via video or live performances. There are also various talks and presentations by musicians and creators from around the world.
POP Montreal is returning this fall, and it seems by the partial reveal of the 2016 lineup that the 15-year old festival keeps getting better and better. According to today's press release, here's a taste of what we're in store for:
*French composer and synth funk genius Wally Badarou, who collaborated with everyone from Grace Jones to Jimmy Cliff and the Talking Heads
*The enchanting singer-songwriter Angel Olsen
*The truly iconic filmmaker and author John Waters
Prince, the man with the huge talent and the tiny stature, the flamboyant and eccentric, well, prince of funk-pop has announced two last-minute shows at Théâtre Maisonneuve in Place des Arts in Montreal on Monday, March 21st. The shows are part of his "Piano and a Microphone" tour, which kicked off in late January at his US recording studio, Paisley Park. In February he rocked audiences in Australia and New Zealand, and now the 57 year-old music god will be gracing us with his presence in Canada!
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday the 18th, at noon, and range from $116 to $290.
Riot Fest rocked through Downsview Park this past weekend in what was a muddied yet festive event. First off, kudos have to go to the organizers of this third Toronto incarnation of the event, that began 10 years ago in Chicago as a small punk inspired music festival alternative to other larger events. The past two versions took place at the smaller Fort York site in downtown Toronto, a place easier to get to, but with limited space for stage set-ups.