Thursday, June 27, 2013

AGO x Ai Weiwei: According to What? [ART]


“The most powerful figure in contemporary art.” — ArtReview

Although Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is one of the most prolific, provocative and significant artists at work today, audiences in North America have had little exposure to his vast and varied output. That will change this summer, when the AGO becomes the only Canadian stop on a North American tour that is already drawing crowds — and controversy — at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

Featuring photographs, sculpture, installation art and audio and video pieces, Ai Weiwei: According to What? examines how the artist spotlights the complexities of a changing world and probes such issues as freedom of expression, individual and human rights, the power of digital communication and the range of creative practice that characterizes contemporary art today both in China and globally.

Organized by Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, and the Art Gallery of Ontario

The exhibition runs from August 17th – October 27th, 2013

For more information click HERE.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Daft Punk feat. Pharrell - Get Lucky [REMIX]


Daft Punk just dropped an extended 10 minute remix to their lead single off the album Random Access Memories single. The remix will be available to purchase on July 16th as part of a three track EP. Pre-order HERE.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend Remixed [MUSIC]


Been looking forward to this for awhile now, and the day has finally arrived. With the rise of electronic dance music over the past few years, it's only natural to bring the old and the new together. The great Bob Marley’s critically acclaimed compilation album has gotten a 21st century overhaul with the help of some top notch producers. Usually, I would say that these classics should be left alone but since artists like Lee "Scratch" Perry, Thievery Corporation, RAC, Jim James, and the Marley clan lend in their efforts, it is safe to say that there is very little room for error. Stream HERE and purchase it HERE if you like what you hear.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Jobs: The Steve Jobs Biopic [TRAILER]



He started Apple Computers at age 21. He was forced out of the company at 30. He was brought back when he was 42, and he spent the last decade-and-a-half of his life revitalizing the corporation he founded and revolutionizing communication worldwide.

Jobs hits theaters August 16th.

Drake feat. Future & Miguel [CONCERT]


Champagne is embarking on a tour, wasting no time as the first stop is only one week after the release of the upcoming album (Nothing Was The Same - due September 17th). See the dates below... pay close attention to the Toronto date; Air Canada Centre... October 24th, can we say "all I want for my buurrfday is..."

September 25 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena
September 26 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
September 27 - Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
September 29 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
September 30 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
October 2 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
October 3 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
October 5 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
October 6 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
October 8 - Saint Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
October 9 - Chicago, IL - United Center
October 11 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
October 12 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
October 13 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
October 15 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
October 16 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
October 18 - Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy
Center October 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
October 21 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
October 22 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
October 24 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre 
October 26 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
October 27 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
October 28 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
October 30 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
October 31 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
November 2 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
November 3 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
November 5 - Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena
November 6 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
November 7 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
November 9 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
November 10 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
November 12 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
November 13 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
November 16 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
November 18 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Arena
November 19 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
November 21 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
November 22 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
November 24 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
November 25 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center

Purchase tickets HERE.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell - Blurred Lines [UNCENSORED]



Sexist? Disparaging? Rape-y? Don't like it, click HERE.

Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) Live at The Phoenix [CONCERT]


Fresh off the release of the first single from his OMFGOD collaboration with Cash Money alumni Mannie Fresh, Mos Def, latterly referred to as Yasiin Bey is scheduled to make a stop in Toronto for one night only.

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
Phoenix Concert Theatre,
410 Sherbourne Street Toronto, ON
19+

Get tickets HERE.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues [TRAILER]



The first full-length trailer for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" has dropped, and it's a doozy.

Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), Champ Kind (David Koechner), and Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) are back, but the '80s haven't been kind to them. Out of work, haggard, and bereft of the one thing that gives his life meaning, Ron is offered a gig at a global news network, along with his cohorts -- Brick, the non-sequitur spouting weirdo, Brian the horndog, and Champ the boozehound.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Just For Laughs '42 2013 [COMEDY]


If you're a fan of laughing, and laughing hard, then you're in luck if you're in Toronto from September 19 - 28, 2013.

The second annual JFL42 is invading Toronto again this fall with an all-star line-up including headlining performances by the entire cast of "Family Guy" (joined by a 40-piece orchestra), Aziz Ansari and Sarah Silverman. Additional JFL42 shows will take place at various venues across the city, including performances by well-known comedians Janeane Garofalo ("SNL," "Romi And Michele's High School Reunion") and Anthony Jeselnik ("The Jeselnik Offensive").

JFL42 is a pass-based interactive comedy festival created by Just For Laughs. Passholders are given the opportunity to see all 42 Festival acts over 10 days, along with the freedom to create their own schedule and experience. In turn, passholders create the demand for each of the festival acts, resulting in added shows or bigger venues, all processed through an online reservation system and festival app.

Passes range in price from $99 - $299 (in Canadian dollars). Exact ticket pricing is yet to be announced, but you can visit the JFL42 website for pre-sale passes Wednesday June 19th and Thursday June 20th. Go to www.jfl42.com and use promo code: FUNNY!

Additional performers are expected to be announced as JFL42 draws closer. See some info HERE

Kid MK Presents: The iPod Shuffle Vol. 2 [MIXTAPE]


The concept is simple; Toronto DJ Kid MK asked 10 people to press shuffle on their respective iPods 5 times. Then use those 50 chosen songs to creative one of the most eclectic mixes ever!

See below for the FREE download, and check out Vol. 1 if you haven't done so already.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross, & Lil Wayne – No New Friends [VIDEO]


No New Friends by YardieGoals

OVO SOUND!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Raheem - Concrete [VIDEO]



Toronto native Raheem is back with the latest single "Concrete" off his forthcoming mixtape. I  was lucky enough  to actually sit in on this video shoot, and it is by far one of the coolest visuals I have ever seen.



Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summerlicious 2013 [FOODIES]


Discover the finest dishes in the city at one of Toronto’s favourite culinary celebrations. Enjoy delicious three-course prix fixe menus at 196 of the city’s top restaurants, all at fantastic price points. Restaurants will accept reservations beginning June 20, 2013. Review the menus and start planning your Summerlicious! For more information check out the Summerlicious webpage HERE.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

2 Chainz feat. Pharrell - Feds Watching [MUSIC]


After premiering it at Summer Jam XX last night, 2 Chainz gives us the studio version of his new single “Feds Watching” featuring Pharrell. The track appears on his upcoming not-yet-titled sophomore album due out September 10. Stream below, purchase on iTunes.

Monday, June 3, 2013

NEEDS / W A N T S . SS '13 MAI ILOKO MAI COLLECTION [FASHION]


Toronto designer Sean Brown doesn't run a large fashion house...(yet), so the perils and stresses of producing garments a season ahead is not a standard. The aim is to create a bomber for Spring/Summer even though this Toronto weather has been some sort of enigma lately. After watching a few seasons of Sons of Anarchy, Sean decided to switch up the NEEDS/WANTS logo and create a reversible bomber. Hawaiian floral, but I also reversible for all who love options. Having a light 100% cotton jacket that gives the option of loud and subtle is my brilliant alternative in walking the fine line between trendy and timeless. Made from imported fabric, the collection is elegantly designed. So you can start ordering directly from the N+W site starting June 17th (with a new print releasing each month through the season). For more information check out the Sean's blog HERE.

 Available in both women's and men's sizes, the collection, aptly titled Mai Iloko Mai, means "that which is within matters".