June 2018

BTW- Frazey Ford, The Ault Sisters, Megan Bonnell, Andrés Sierra, Howard Gladstone, Ditches, Major Love

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Taking a break from the famed Be Good Tanyas, founder member Frazey Ford has dropped a cover of the Funkadelic classic “Can You Get To That”. This song accompanies her cover of D’Angelo's “When We Get By”, released last year. Together, these tracks are the first new music since 2014’s critically acclaimed Indian Ocean. Frazey’s version of “Can You Get To That”, varies wildly from the original. Frazey brings her distinctive voice which complements the organic instrumentation. The arrangement strips the song down to its core and builds it back up into Frazey’s singular folk-soul style. "I first heard this Funkadelic track years ago while planting trees on a mountainside in intense heat,” says Frazey. “That moment of hard work, sweat and deep funk has always stayed with me."

LISTEN AND SHARE “CAN YOU GET TO THAT” (FUNKADELIC COVER) HERE

Edenn Releases Debut Single ‘Thinking’

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From the age of 12, he dreamt of becoming a filmmaker and subsequently began writing feature films that astonished his peers.

By 2010, Edenn moved to Europe. In Brussels, he obtained his master's degree in journalism, a job he currently practices in Paris where he now lives. Although bursting with talent, Edenn went through a time of uncertainty and confusion before finding clarity in his multi-faceted path. It was during this period that he says he found his motto: "close your eyes and follow your instinct". That’s exactly what he did when he chose music.

“I decided to get into music after a long period of hard work and with some hesitation because I have a lot of skills in fashion design and writing screenplays for movies. It was hard for me to decide from where to begin,” he says. “I wrote my debut song ‘Thinking’ after a show that I made with a friend of mine in a small theater in Paris. During the show the public was so happy, they were singing together with me. I was very touched by the way they reacted to my song so I decided to write a song to thank them. The crowd was so enthusiastic about my performance I couldn’t sleep that night so I started composing “Thinking”.

To date, Edenn has written more than 300 songs. “It was hard to choose this song amongst the 300 others I now have in my repertoire, but I chose this one as my debut international release because this is the one which best expresses the love story between my music fans and I.”

Free Concert At Yonge & Dundas Presented By The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund And The NCCT

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The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT), together with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF), are pleased to announce the 2018 Indigenous History Month Celebration. For the first time ever, this annual one-day celebration and take-over of Yonge & Dundas Square, now in its ninth year, will culminate in a free concert featuring an amazing line up of special guest artists. The family-friendly event will also feature Indigenous arts, crafts, entertainment and showcase the vital work of Indigenous community organizations. Stay tuned for performer info, which will be announced soon.

The event is to take place on June 27, 2018, as part of the Indigenous History Month Celebration.

“We are really excited to be partnering with the NCCT to host this Indigenous History Month Celebration at Yonge & Dundas Square,” says Mike Downie, Co-Founder of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase not only Indigenous art, culture and music, but it’s an event that, to me, signifies us working together as a community in the spirit of reconciliation. It’s going to be a great day.”

The 9th annual Indigenous History Month Celebration is made possible with the generous support of Miziwe Biik, Heritage Canada, Rogers Communications, The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT), and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, with Lead Support from TD Bank Group.

Manchester Orchestra Releases Single I Know How To Speak

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Manchester Orchestra has just released a new single, I Know How To Speak, a lush, slow-burning song that is the band’s first original new music since their acclaimed 2017 album, A Black Mile To The Surface (Loma Vista Recordings. “This song was originally and roughly formed a few years ago, about the impending weight of the future. It almost made it onto Black Mile, but hadn't fully formed yet,” explains singer/guitarist, Andy Hull. “We spent some solid time this year revisiting and reworking the song into its final state. I found it inspiring to work on this song right before the birth of my son, which was and is beautiful impending weight.”

Manchester Orchestra, Hull, Robert McDowell, Tim Very, and Andy Prince, are among the most-booked bands at summer and fall festivals this year, playing a career-high number that includes recent stops at Governor’s Ball, Boston Calling, Bottlerock, Shaky Knees Music Festival, and Hangout Music Festival, among others. Consequence of Sound named them a highlight at Boston Calling, raving, “they owned the main stage space with an undeniably knotted and captivating catalogue.” They performed at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival last week, with upcoming performances at Summerfest, Lollapalooza, Osheaga Festival, Austin City Limits, and more. A current itinerary is below.

Glass Tiger ‘31’

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It all began in the summer of 1984 when a band from Newmarket, Ontario called Tokyo spent two evenings opening for Boy George and Culture Club at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens. Their dynamic, original sound captured the moment of the mid 80’s and they soon became a major force in suburban high schools and the Ontario club circuit. When a record deal was finally signed with Capitol Records, Tokyo officially became Glass Tiger.

With Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams; Aerosmith; Ozzy Osbourne) behind the boards, Glass Tiger was immediately introduced to the recording studio to work on their first album. ‘The Thin Red Line’ set a record for being the fastest selling debut recording in Canadian history, going gold within weeks of its release. As well as a Grammy nod for ‘Best New Artist’ in 1986. To date, this album has received four Platinum records in Canada and went Gold in the United States. One of Glass Tiger’s many hit singles “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” yielded a #2 spot on Billboard, followed by “Someday” reaching #5. Both songs made Canadian history with Glass Tiger winning successive Juno’s a year apart for Single of the Year, from the same album.