May 2010

Special Ops Invade "Through The Heart of The Infidel" Canada & US Tour Dates Presented by

Special Ops Tour Dates

Releasing their third studio album "Through The Heart of The Infidel" via Vancouver label Thorny Bleeder Records (digitally April 27th and CD in stores on May 25th). Montreal rockers Special Ops are proud to announce their "Through The Heart of The Infidel Tour" presented by The tour will kick off in Toronto on April 28th and see the infantry invade Canada & US dates to support their latest release.

"We're really looking forward to performing for all the fans across Canada & the US, and now with our recent signing to the Thorny Bleeder Records family, we are really excited to hit the road and promote "TTHOTI"." commented guitarist Akbar Johnson.

Tour Dates

April 28, 2010 Toronto, ON Annex Wreckroom
April 30, 2010 Detroit, MI I Rock
May 1, 2010 Cincinnati, OH Blue Rock Tavern
May 5, 2010 Pulaski, VI The Stage
May 6, 2010 Murfreesboro, NC Zakk's Coffee House
May 7, 2010 Myrtle Beach, SC Drink
May 8, 2010 Jacksonville, FL The Ocean Club
May 12, 2010 Bryan, TX Stafford Main Street
May 13, 2010 Forth Worth, TX Toppers Sports Bar
May 14, 2010 Houston, TX The Jet Lounge
May 18, 2010 Phoenix, AZ Jugheads *early Show
May 18, 2010 Scottsdale, AZ Mardi Gras * late show
May 19, 2010 Pacific Beach, CA 710 Beach Club
June 4, 2010 Everett, WA Club Broadway
June 5, 2010 Vancouver, BC TBA
June 8, 2010 Vancouver, BC TBA
June 9, 2010 Vancouver, BC TBA
June 10, 2010 Fraser Valley, BC TBA
June 11, 2010 Kamloops, BC Pogue Mahones
June 12, 2010 Okanagan, BC TBA
June 15, 2010 Calgary, BC Dicken's Pub

Vancouver's The Random Humans Join The Living Legends - L.E.S.S IS MORE Canadian Tour

Radnom Humans Tour

Montreal, QC - April 28, 2010

Vancouver's hip hop duo The Random Humans will be joining the Living Legends on their L.E.S.S IS MORE Canadian Tour. Releasing their 3 song EP teaser earlier this year. The Random Humans have been on a steady climb on the hip hop scene in west coast Canada. Currently working on their full length debut album due out later this fall. The Random Humans have been building and building hard. To check out tunes from these rising hip hop flowsters and to download a free track of "What You Do" from their EP please go Here

Upcoming Show Dates

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April 30, 2010 - Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $25
May 1, 2010 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $20
May 2, 2010 - Red Deer, AB - Cheers North - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, The Random Humans
May 3, 2010 - Lethbridge, AB - Blarney Stone - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, The Random Humans - $10
May 6, 2010 - Calgary, AB - The Republik - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $17
May 7, 2010 - Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $20 adv | $25 door
May 8, 2010 - Kamloops, BC - The Rez Bandshell- L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $20 adv | $25 door

Dos Mundos Radio ~ Simmer Down! Hot Docs! Roberto Lopez Project!

Saludos de los Dos Mundos!

Que lo que peoples? Special thanks to Jose el interno for covering the final Tuesday edition of Dos Mundos Radio. Remember folks, we’re moving into our new timeslot next week ~ Wednesdays 6pm-8pm EST ~ we CAN’T wait!

In this edition of the Dos Mundos Radio Newsletter, we ask you to come shake it with us at SIMMER DOWN, we wrap up HOT DOCS and we invite you to a very special event featuring the ROBERTO LOPEZ PROJECT!

Simmer Down + Dos Mundos = Beige Babies!

This Friday Night, I’m happy to be playing alongside one of our favourite DJ crews in the city of Toronto ~ SIMMER DOWN~ Whenever we get together with the Simmer Down boys, something happens, and we turn into complete pendejos! But the mix of styles and sounds becomes a funky, freaky free for all on the dancefloor! Come out for this Tropi-Carib edition and shake that culitoooo!


Two Roads to Exile

Simon Wynberg

by Dr. Robert Tomaro

Walter Braunfels – String Quintet
Adolf Busch – String Sextet
by ARC (Artists of the Royal Conservatory)
on RCA Red Seal

German composers Adolf Busch and Walter Braunfels were linked in life by twin tragic destinies of Nazi persecution that decimated their careers. Now, happily, they are linked aesthetically and effulgently on this new release by RCA Red Seal. Their chamber music is performed exquisitely by ARC, one of Canada’s premier ensembles. Comprised of senior faculty members of the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, ARC breathes vibrant new life into these important and long neglected offerings.

The composers, who we find here on parallel musical roads, were actually quite different in life. Busch, a blond, square jawed Westphalian and a famous violin virtuoso, was universally hailed by the public and the Nazis, alike. Hitler dubbed him “our German violinist”. But Busch was a true Cosmopolitan and was horrified at the onset of anti-Semitic hatred. He would admonish audiences from the stage if he saw Nazi salutes in the house: “Go to your brown shirt meetings and do that, but not here”. He would rail at correspondence that closed with “Heil Hitler”, replying: “That’s not a German greeting as far as I am concerned”, both terribly dangerous practices at the time.

2010 TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Without further ado, here are the hot ticket items for the Festival this summer. Tickets are on sale now.

Harry Connick Jr. 06/27 @ Canon Theatre (8pm)
Ticketking - 416.872.1212

Toronto Star Stage @ Nathan Phillips Square (8pm)

Call Ticketmaster 416.870.8000
06/25 - Maceo Parker
06/26 - Herbie Hancock w. Chris Potter & Dave Holland
(Brandi Disterheft opening) The River of Possibilities Tour
06/27 - Taj Mahal & The Trio (James Hunter opening)
06/28 - Stanley Clarke Band f. Hiromi
06/29 - The Roots
06/30 - The Allen Toussaint Band / Mavis Staples
07/01 - Angelique Kidjo
07/02 - John Scofield and the Piety Street Band

Jazz by the Lake Series

Enwave Theatre @ Harbourfront Centre (7pm)
Call 416.973.4000
06/26 - Hilario Duran Big Band (Miguel Zenon Quartet opening)
06/29 - Dave Douglas & Keystone
Spark of Being, A Film by Bill Morrison
06/30 - James Farm feat. Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman, Ari Hoenig

06/29 - Serena Ryder w. special guest Cuff The Duke (8pm)
Sirius Stage, Harbourfront Centre

Hard Rock Cafe

9pm - Ticketmaster 416.870.8000
279 Yonge St.

06/28 - Mike Stern Quartet w. Alain Caron
06/29 - Tony Monaco Trio
07/03 - Christian Scott (9:30pm)

Trane Studio

8pm - Ticketmaster 416.870.8000
Trane Studio - 964 Bathurst St.

06/28 - Andre Leroux Quartet
06/29 - Grace Kelly (two sets - 8pm & 10pm)
07/02 - Terry Clarke Trio w. Phil Dwyer
07/03 - Andy Milne & Dapp Theory (two sets - 8pm & 10pm)
07/04 - Sandro Dominelli

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