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Music Emissions Minute: Toronto Lands Its First Indie Rock Station

OK, the City of Toronto wasn’t built on indie rock, but it has an incredibly rich history of nurturing it through a lengthy list of local bands. And now, Canada’s largest metropolis finally has a true indie radio station to call its own. 88.1 Indie Toronto are committing themselves to a playlist of 40 percent […]

Music Emissions Minute: MJ’s Legacy Lives On at TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival is back for its 37th edition of red carpet celebrity gawking, highbrow movie watching, and…rockstar documentaries? That’s right, TIFF has a most impressive history of screening music-related, non-fictional features, including recent ones from U2, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, and The White Stripes. 2012 doesn’t look to be any different, with […]

Music Emissions Minute: Rolling Stones to Commemorate 50th with “GRRR!”

I’m still trying to figure out if the recently-announced compilation album from The Rolling Stones is a joke or not. GRRR!? More like WTF to me! What kind of title is that for a band celebrating its much-ballyhooed 50th anniversary? Maybe it’s an acronym for something like “Greatest Rock and Roll…uh, Rebels?” And don’t even […]

Music Emissions Minute: Toronto Welcomes Riot Fest

Toronto; I hope you’re ready for punk, punk, and more punk on Sunday, September 9th. Riot Fest, the Chicago-founded music carnival, will be pitching its tent at Garrison Common on the grounds of historic Fort York. In its eight-year history, Riot Fest has built up quite the reputation for delivering consistently diverse lineups, and now […]

Music Emissions Minute: Run-D.M.C. Roaming Coliseum Floors Again

This Sunday, September 2nd has the makings of a momentous day for hip hop. One of the most influential groups of all time, Run-D.M.C., the legendary Kings of Rock, have reunited for Philadelphia’s new Made in America festival, curated by Jay-Z. It has been ten years since Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels last […]

Music Emissions Minute: No Staying in Vegas for The Killers

Well, well, well…look who’s crawling out of the Las Vegas desert for a pair of hastily announced North American shows  — It’s The Killers, who will be at Paradise Theater in the Bronx on September 18th, the day their new album Battle Born comes out, as well as Toronto’s Sound Academy on September 22nd. Considering […]

Music Emissions Minute: Go Back to School with The Sheepdogs

Can someone please tell me where the summer has gone? In only a few days, sad students will be trudging back to school, cursing about the beginning of the new year. Don’t mope around in the corner wearing a dunce cap; there’s still time to get in some quality rocking out. May I suggest doing […]

Music Emissions Minute: #SPOceaniaTour to Kick Off in Canada

There may not be NHL hockey played this October, but one thing Canadians have to look forward to is an arena rock tour by alternative first liners The Smashing Pumpkins. This is the Pumpkins’ first full tour of Canada since the Summersault festival series in 2000, and will be highlighted by them performing their new […]

Music Emissions Minute: Wrecking Ball World Tour Hits Canada

It is Bruce Springsteen Week in Canada. Well, not really, but it should be. The Boss and the E Street Band are playing two gigantic shows in our fair country as part of the history-making Wrecking Ball tour. The Rogers Centre in Toronto will roll out the red, white and blue carpet on Friday, August […]

Music Emissions Minute: Let’s Rock Out at the Ex!

The 134th Canadian National Exhibition opened on Friday, August 17th, and runs until Labour Day. The CNE, as it’s known around Toronto, sees more than a million visitors pass through the Princes’ Gates annually. One of the biggest attractions has always been the free concerts at the historic Bandshell. 2012 should be no exception; among […]

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