Just saw a flyer for this by accident when I happened to drop in at the local Jamaican food spot down the block from me yesterday. How did I not know about this before then?? I’ve said it before, will say it again: the marketing of urban music shows and events in Toronto is f-cking lousy!
Zaki Ibrahim, Tanika Charles, Saidah Baba Talibah, Lal, Motion, and DJ’s Mel Boogie and L’Oqenz will be performing at Toronto’s Mod Club on June 3rd to raise funds for the 1st Time Project! The show will be hosted by Garvia Bailey of CBC radio’s Big City, Small World.
The 1st Time Project is a trans-media initiative about women’s sexuality. Drawing on real women’s 1st sexual experiences, the 1st Time Project ignites a conversation about what is really going on in women’s sex lives, reaching beyond generational and cultural divides.
Come and join us for this amazing concert event!
Monday June 3rd, 2013 @ The Virgin Mobile Mod Club - 722 College Street Doors: 7:45pm 19+ ID A MUST
As part of Chapter 51: Leaders, Wax Poetics Editor-In-Chief Andre Torres spoke to John King about shaping the big sound of hip-hop with acts like Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, and LL Cool J that paved the way for its early commercial success.
Not sure I agree with his definition of rap vs. hip-hop but this is still interesting viewing nonetheless…
This should be a good one. On the local tip, Shi Wisdom has had ‘next’ here in the T.dot for a minute and KJ is an artist who I’m hoping is gonna get some love from the Polaris Prize this year for his amazing Water album.
Wanna chance to win FREE tickets to check this out TOMORROW (May 24) live at Revival? CLICK HERE or the post title above
Between the mid 1960s and the late 1970s, the long-playing record and the albums that graced its grooves changed popular music for ever. For the first time, musicians could escape the confines of the three-minute pop single and express themselves as never before across the expanded artistic canvas of the album. The LP allowed popular music become an art form - from the glorious artwork adorning gatefold sleeves, to the ideas and concepts that bound the songs together, to the unforgettable music itself.
Built on stratospheric sales of albums, these were the years when the music industry exploded to become bigger than Hollywood. From pop to rock, from country to soul, from jazz to punk, all of music embraced what ‘the album’ could offer. But with the collapse of vinyl sales at the end of the 70s and the arrival of new technologies and formats, the golden era of the album couldn’t last forever.
With contributions from Roger Taylor, Ray Manzarek, Noel Gallagher, Guy Garvey, Nile Rodgers, Grace Slick, Mike Oldfield, Slash and a host of others, this is the story of When Albums Ruled the World.