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Field Trip Announces 2015 Lineup

You guys! With today’s Field Trip announcement, it feels like Summer is just around the corner! (fingers crossed).

The festival, taking place on June 6 and 7 at the beautiful Fort York and Garrison Commons, has unveiled the following A++ lineup:

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In addition to some of the best music, the festival will continue to expand its theme of community and discovery by also exploring some of this city’s finest culinary, art, photography, technology, and fashion.

Tickets on sale February 6. See you there!

80s Aerobics video featuring Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’

Taylor Swift’s new album should come with a free membership to some sort of support group because we can’t even.

Looks like the internet can’t even either because between every single buzzfeed quiz and literally every website on the world wide web, everything is coming up Taylor Swift.

And now this. Some life genius has dubbed ‘Shake It Off’ over the original song of this 1980s Aerobics Video and mind.is.blown:

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MUST SEE IN THE CITY | This Week’s Toronto Concerts Not To Miss Out On

You guys, Winter Is Coming!
Full steam ahead with the clocks turned back and everything!
But don’t let it get you completely down – there are a bunch of amazing shows coming up in Toronto that should give you plenty of reasons to enjoy yourselves this week:

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Who: St. Paul & the Broken Bones
When: Tuesday, November 4
Why: Because this man can soul. Trust me.
Where: Horseshoe Tavern

Who: Bahamas
When: Wednesday, November 5
Why: Because all of the feels.
Where: Danforth Music Hall

Who: Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express
When: Sunday, November 9
Why: Because this guy is a legend.
Where: Horseshoe Tavern

CURRENTLY ON REPEAT| Parquet Courts ‘Sunbathing Animal’

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Photo credit: Jacob Daneman

Oh god, yes. NPR  just gave us the greatest gift of all; a ‘First Listen’ of Parquet Courts‘ latest album – a week ahead of its June 3rd release.

We’ve only had our hands on this stream for just over a day, but can confidently predict it’ll be an album of the year contender.

You can check it out here. 

Parquet Courts play Toronto June 8.

BOARDING PASS | TRAVEL NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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In case you weren’t aware of how freaking cool Norway is, this hotel’s ‘taxi service’ should definitely convince you (lost at e minor)

The greatest uses for abandoned metro stations, because Paris (design taxi)

Sign us up for a few days in Basel (new york times)

While not the biggest fans of camping, these hanging hotel rooms could certainly change our minds (fast company)

GOING VIRAL | THINGS THAT MAKE THE WORLD (WIDE WEB) GO ROUND

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The most breathtaking photos of tribe cultures from around the world (the inspiration)

Calling all future cat ladies  (slate)

The best superbowl commercial in the history of superbowl commericals (deadspin)

Never been more proud to be Canadian (gawker)

Celebrities reading mean tweets get us everytime (defamer)

CURRENTLY ON REPEAT| “Inside Llewyn Davis” Soundtrack

 

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It’s not like we currently have a calendar counting down to what will surely be another Coen brothers gem – this time about a struggling 60s musician … – ok, fine, we totally do – 46 more days left!
And because we’re getting a teensy bit impatient, here comes NPR to the rescue, providing us with a first listen from the film’s soundtrack.
Take a listen to this beauty in all its glory!

MUST SEE IN THE CITY | This Week’s Toronto Concerts Not To Miss Out On

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This lovely Autumn season just keeps on giving! We kinda have to clone ourselves this  Tuesday for two incredible shows, then figure out how to survive them to check out some other goodies the remainder of the week.
Here’s who we are losing our minds over seeing this week!

Who: The Growlers
When: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Why: Because it’s The Growlers OMFG!!!! Plus a whole load of Burger Records bands to ensure you get your money’s worth!
Where: Lee’s Palace
Set times:  7pm – Doors, 8pm – Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, 8:35 – Pangea, 9:20 – Gap Dream, 10:05 – Cosmonauts, 11pm – The Growlers

Who: Action Bronson and Danny Brown
When: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Why: This.show.is.going.to.be. LEGENDARY! We’re keeping our fingers crossed that our internet boyfriend Danny Brown will FINALLY be let into Canada. He appears to have all his paperwork in place, but we won’t be able to breathe until he’s 100 percent on Toronto soil. Cue his Twitter refresh now.
Where: Danforth Music Hall
Set times: 7pm – Doors, 8pm- Trash Talk, 9pm – Action Bronson, 10:30pm – Danny Brown

Who: Kid Cudi
When: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Why: Because we are still crushing on him from his role in How to Make it in America. And his music is ok, too, we guess. *wink*
Where: Air Canada Centre

Who: Hanni El Khatib with Bass Drum of Death
When: Sunday, October 6, 2013
Why: Because Hanni’s eclectic tunes that are part blues/garage rock/rock/folk/doo wop/etc will not disappoint. Come check it out. It’s some amazing stuff. We cross our hearts.
Where: Horseshoe Tavern

CURRENTLY ON REPEAT| The Growlers ‘Humdrum Blues’

 

Photo credit: Taylor Bonin

Photo credit: Taylor Bonin

 

Yeah yeah yeah, we’re a little bit obsessed with The Growlers around here. But how can you not be? They make the most epic music around and their live shows leave you feeling seriously euphoric.
The band is releasing their new EP Guilded Pleasures this November, but have already made the album available for purchase to those seeing them on their current tour. They play Toronto October 1. Rest of the tour dates are here.

Check out their latest single Humdrum Blues here.
See you at the show!