The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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Twin Peaks ended this week, for the second time, and I have no idea whether I liked it or not. Certain scenes were utterly spellbinding; others were so boring that I wanted to chew my own fingers off. It may or may not make sense, ultimately, and I’m not sure I care whether it did … More »

Beck – “Up All Night” Video

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Beck’s bright, upbeat new album Colors is coming out next month, and he’s already shared a handful of its songs, including one, “No Distraction,” just last night. Today, he’s come through with a fun, energetic video for “Up All Night,” the single he released almost a year ago. Whatever you think of … More »

AIM Electronic Music Festival Launches 2017 Lineup

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For its third installment, AIM Electronic Music Festival is returning to Carillon Park in the municipality of St-André-d’Argenteuil located in the Laurentians [less than an hour away from Montreal] on the dates of July 14, 15, and 16. AIM is unique in its genre among the Quebec festival circuit and especially due its line-up which features

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Electric Island Canada 150 Celebration

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With a successful season opener of Electric Island this past Victoria Day holiday, Toronto’s concert and picnic series are already gearing up for one of the most special celebrations of them all – Canada Day. Beginning on Saturday, July 1st the beautiful country will turn a triumphant 150 years young, while Electric Island also celebrates

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Wayhome Music Festival offers Fyre Festival ticket-holders free tickets

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A rare positive has arisen from  the never-ending saga of the disastrous Fyre Festival as the Canadian-based Wayhome Music Festival has decided to lend a helping-hand to the distraught, trust-fund occupying attendees who suffered through 48 hours of rationed food portions while stranded on the Bahamian island until outgoing flights resumed.

Embracing the stereotypical Canadian way of life, the Wayhome committee announced their incredible gesture of kindness by stating that “all 2017 Fyre Festival ticket holders can redeem their ticket for a 2017 WayHome General Admission Ticket by sending a copy of their unique confirmed Fyre Festival ticket to the following address; ticketing@republiclive.com.”

Featuring major artists like Flume, Justice, Illenium, Louis the Child, Marshmello, and Porter Robinson, Wayhome welcomes their doors from July 28-30 to all members of the dance music community, even if they happen to be Fyre festival refugees.

UPDATE:

After the unsuspecting cancellation of Pemberton Music Festival, Wayhome has decided to extend their generosity to ticket-holders of the west-coast festival. Catching everyone by surprise after the uber late announcement of their 2017 lineup, the social downfall of the festival began when attendees caught word of the parent company’s bankruptcy, and statement regarding “no automatic refunds” for ticket holders.

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Pemberton Music Festival unexpectedly announces cancellation with no refund

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Pemberton Music Festival didn’t take long to establish itself as one of Canada’s biggest festivals. The British Columbian affair was known for its picturesque surrounding scenery and diverse, Coachella-esque lineup which featured a large roster of artists across the musical spectrum.

Despite its incredible look on paper, the event has had a notoriously tattered past, having to cancel two subsequent editions after its debut in 2008 and not returning until its three year run from 2014-2016. On May 18, Pemberton met its official demise. Not only will it not be taking place this July, but the festival has now filed bankruptcy, according to documents discovered by Global News.

Ticket holders were met with even worse news – no refunds will be given due to the event’s protection under bankruptcy law. If they do wish to see any of their funds returned, they’d have to file a proof of claim as a creditor through the courts. Even if they do so, generally approved proof of claims are paid out in installments over the period of bankruptcy.

Artists slated to headline this year included Major Lazer, Carnage, Zeds Dead, and more. Huka Entertainment, the primary promoters of the event, had the following statement:

“For the past four years, Huka Entertainment has worked to create a one-of-a-kind experience in the most beautiful place on earth. We are heartbroken to see the 2017 Pemberton Music Festival cancelled.

As a contract producer, Huka did not make the decision to cancel the festival. That decision was made by the Pemberton Music Festival, LP. We are extremely disappointed for our fans, artists and all of our partners who have supported the festival over the years.”

H/T: Global News

Popular Venue The Hoxton Announces Closure & Final Events

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Another one bites the dust

Canadian Grandma Sentenced to Jail for Smuggling Drugs into the U.S.

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Canadian Grandmother, Tina Howe, has been sentenced to jail for six years due to smuggling approximately 155,500 of ecstasy into the U.S. alone. In 2007, Howe, and partner, Maria Cooke, were on a highway close to the border of Washington when a hidden compartment along the roof of their mini-van busted open. This caused most

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M83 will score futuristic new Cirque Du Soleil show, VOLTA

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Anthony Gonzales, the creative force behind the effervescent electronic music band M83, will be collaborating with Cirque du Soleil on an upcoming circus experience, VOLTA. Gonzales will compose the score and serve as musical director for the show. The futuristic event will make its official debut in Cirque du Soleil’s home city of Montreal, Canada in spring of 2017.

The show’s website describes VOLTA as such:

VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.

VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible. It celebrates freedom as a movement.

Though the score will be Gonzales first in a live setting, VOLTA’s futuristic aesthetic seems to perfectly complement many of the themes in M83’s back catalogue. Tickets are already on sale at the Cirque du Soleil website here.

Via: Pitchfork

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Rezz Announces Solo “Something Wrong Here” Headlining Tour

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If there’s any indication of how much an artist has grown, it’s their tour schedule. Plays on streaming services are great, but interacting with fans in person is where it’s really at, and Rezz has come a long way since the beginning of 2016.

Rezz will be kicking off 2017 in style as she announces her debut solo headlining tour in support of her most recent EP. The “Something Wrong Here” tour will touch down in major markets across the US and Canada.

Pre-sale tickets are available today, full on-sale is this Friday at 10am PST. In addition to tickets, you can also pick up some limited edition Rezz merch, there are only 100 shirts available!

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