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Hinako Omori Reimagines KT Tunstall's "Human Being" in New Remix (premiere)

None Over the past year, KT Tunstall released her sixth studio album, WAX. The second in a trilogy intent on journeying through the spirit, body, and mind, the album was a notable success for the celebrated rock artist. Now, Tunstall has given over the reins to one of its singles, "Human Being", to her close friend, keyboardist and backing vocalist Hinako Omori. Omori's reimagining of Tunstall's tune is striking, offering a great turn of atmosphere compared to the original composition. Dreamily...
Tags: Music, Toronto, Pop, Washington Dc, Manchester, Cambridge, Nashville, Philadelphia, Detroit, Premiere, Max, Electronic, Alternative Rock, Kt Tunstall, New York Ny, Zurich Switzerland

Michael Cho's 'Shoplifter' Showcases What He Does Best

Michael Cho intended Shoplifter, his first graphic novel, as the first in a series of linked stories. It's been several years since its publication, and though Cho's career is booming (his blog includes his recent covers for Action Comics and Batwoman), I hope he will eventually return to this non-superhero project because it features such a complex but subtle use of the graphic form to express its protagonist's inner landscapes.Corinna is a frustrated, 20-something employee of a New York ad age...
Tags: Music, New York, Review, Toronto, Book Review, Manga, Corina, Cho, Corinna, Graphic Novel, Shoplifter, Comics Alliance, Corrine, Michael Cho, Pantheon graphic library

Tanya Tagaq – “Snowblind”

In the last year or so, Tanya Tagaq has collaborated with Fucked Up's Damian Abraham and the Toronto rock band Weaves, but there hasn't been much in the way of new music from the multi-instrumentalist and throat singer since 2016's Retribution. (She did, however, release her first book, Split … More »
Tags: Music, Toronto, Tanya Tagaq, Damian Abraham

New Video: Tory Lanez Feat. Trippie Redd “Ferris Wheel”

Tory Lanez has been teasing his upcoming Chixtape 5 mixtape in recent weeks, posting snippets on Instagram. As he continues to finish that project, the Toronto star goes back to last year’s Love Me Now? album with a music video for “Ferris Wheel.” Featuring Trippie Redd, watch the pair turn a local high school inside out before moving things to an after party at night. Love Me Now? debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart, featuring appearances by Chris Brown, Bryson Tiller, 2 Ch...
Tags: Videos, Toronto, Jazz, Miami, Bryson Tiller, Wayne, Tory Lanez, Ferris Wheel, Da Hoodie, Trippie Redd, Lanez Ozuna, Chris Brown Bryson Tiller, Ferris Wheel Featuring Trippie Redd, Chainz Meek Mill Trey Songz

Know Your Schitt! A Guide To The Cast & Characters Of Schitt's Creek

Schitt’s Creek has kicked off its fifth season so you may already be well-acquainted with the fish-out-of-water tale of a bankrupt clan from the big city banished to a rural town with an expletive-adjacent name they originally purchased as a joke. You may already know that Eugene Levy and his son, showrunner Dan Levy, co-created Schitt’s Creek together, making it an on-and-off screen family affair. You’ve probably seen the Twitter campaigns to give the show all the awards. If you are watching S...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Toronto, Ted, David, Mtv, Daniel Levy, Paris Hilton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cbc, Roland, Rose, Moira, Eugene

Schitt's Creek's Annie Murphy On The Show's Mega Following, "Ew, David" & Season 5

Annie Murphy has a hole in her sock. She shows it to me proudly halfway through our conversation about her role as Alexis Rose on Schitt’s Creek. The fifth season of the show, about the once-rich Rose family who loses their fortune and is forced to survive in — gasp — a small town, premieres tonight on CBC.Last season, Schitt’s Creek went from a critical darling to the show the Internet wouldn’t let you ignore. It garnered the first-ever Canadian nomination for Best Comedy Series at the 2019 Cr...
Tags: Twitter, Fashion, Music, Texas, Jennifer Lawrence, Toronto, Ted, David, Levy, Kingston, Catherine, Ottawa, Bosnia, Ontario, Cbc, Rose

PUP Announce New Album With Zine Mailed To Fans

PUP's last album, The Dream Is Over, was one of the very best albums of 2016. Since then, they've appeared in a dad dating simulator and hit the studio with Charly Bliss' Eva Hendricks. And now, it seems the Toronto punk band have a new album on … More »
Tags: Music, News, Toronto, Pup, Charly Bliss Eva Hendricks

Amaal: Not What I Thought

Setting a break-up ballad against the bleak, beautiful landscapes of Iceland always seems to yield success. Toronto-based Amaal does so in “Not What I Thought,” to striking result. Director Sean Brown casts intimate close-ups against shots of sheer alienation. A mood is built through the visuals that complements Amaal’s vocal grace. The track is the recording artist’s first from a forthcoming EP.
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Toronto, Culture, Iceland, Listenup, New Music, Sean Brown, Amaal

New Music: Gesaffelstein Feat. The Weeknd “Lost In The Fire”

The Weeknd has been back in the studio recording, working on his much-anticipated sixth studio album tentatively titled Chapter VI. Before the campaign kicks off for that project, The Weeknd links up with Gesaffelstein on their latest collaboration “Lost In The Fire.” Teased over the past week, the French DJ and Toronto crooner continue their past chemistry on the eerie, mid-tempo track. “Lost In The Fire” is the third time Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd have worked together, following “I Was N...
Tags: Videos, Toronto, Jazz, The Weeknd, New Music, Gesaffelstein, Lost In The Fire, French DJ

Polite Movies? Not Interested: Karyn Kusama, Phil Hay, and Matt Manfredi on 'Destroyer'

None In one of the most uncharacteristic, gritty performances of her career, Nicole Kidman plays Erin Bell, a grizzled, self-destructive, veteran LAPD officer whose sordid past is revealed piece by tantalizing piece in Karyn Kusama's brutal, uncompromising cop drama, Destroyer (reviewed here on PopMatters). Co-writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi craft a slow-burn story that jumps around and jumbles Bell's timeline, following the emotional flow of her journey rather than its chronology. It's a st...
Tags: Feature, Music, Crime, Drama, Interview, Toronto, Los Angeles, Action, Nicole Kidman, Lapd, Tatiana Maslany, Bell, Telluride, Erin, Phil, Nicole

Porter's Head: Rapper Porter Ray on His Latest Hip-Hop Opus, 'Eye of the Beholder'

None His talent caught the eye and ears of a kindred spirit, Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets, who clearly saw much of himself in the young upstart. Indeed, Porter Ray possesses a similarly skewed vision of hip-hop upheld by his far more experienced mentor. But Ray is wise beyond his years, exhibiting a firm sense of self which translates effortlessly in the recording studio. Butler, also an A&R at Sub Pop Records, brought the young rapper onboard at the label in 2015. Ray'...
Tags: Feature, Music, Interview, Toronto, Mountain, Rap, Hip-hop, Middle East, Montreal, Seattle, Shell, Pacific Northwest, Watercolor, Ray, Shabazz, Porter

7 Tattoo Trends You're About To See Everywhere In 2019

Long before Dr. Woo, JonBoy, and their A-list clientele made dainty white dots and tiny crosses mainstream news, tattoos were already deeply ingrained in the fabric of history, discovered on the bodies of Egyptian mummies and an Austrian-Italian iceman now known as Ötzi. In those times, thousands of years ago, tattooing was thought to be used therapeutically, a kind of early form of acupuncture; today, it's much more popular for creating decorative body art.Still, Ötzi and his pre-Common Era co...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, Toronto, Chicago, Brooklyn, Ariana Grande, Korea, Portland, Kendall Jenner, Seoul, Mariah, Otzi, Martinez, Chen

Retooling Scott Joplin’s ‘Treemonisha’ For The 21st-Century

That’s the project of Toronto theatre company Volcano, which hopes to tour its adaptation — with “an entirely new story” — of Joplin’s 1911 opera to California, D.C., Canada, and Britain next year. Says Volcano’s artistic director, “As far as I can find, the libretto has never been touched. We’re just giving Joplin the help he was denied.” — The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Music, California, Toronto, Canada, Britain, Volcano, Joplin, SJM, Scott Joplin, 01.05.19

Gisele, Burt and Miles

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed supermodel Gisele Bundchen for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section on her childhood in Brazi (go here). She talked about growing up with five sisters remai  best friends today. Her parents did something right. Gisele was discovered by a model scout in a Brazilian mall when she was 14. While I had her, I asked Gisele for two Brazilian album recommendations. Here's Tribalistas (2002)... And here's Maria Gadú (2009)... Black...
Tags: Japan, New York, Toronto, Davis, Jazz, Cbs, Miles Davis, Mansion, Wall Street Journal, Dick, Kenton, York, Miles, Nichols, Giulietta, FRANKFURT Germany

Chartmetric's 2018 Wrap-Up: Weekly Winners & Pop Stars

Tis the season for end of year wraps, and Chartmetric is digging into data across the major streaming platforms to bring you a comprehensive look at some of 2018's biggest standout hits. ________________________ Guest post by Jason Joven of Chartmetric Chartmetric data as of Dec 12, 2018 Right about now, you’re likely digging through your personalized “2018 Wrapped” playlists on Spotify (it’s in the Genres & Moods section), flipping through Billboard’s “Best Songs of 2018...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Usa, UK, Australia, Mexico, US, Toronto, Spain, Colombia, Guest Post, New Jersey, Brighton, Brazil, Romania, Dallas

The Best Movies For Getting Over Your Ex

Listen. Our goal here is simple: to help you curate the perfect Rolodex of movies that will help you deal if or when things with your loved one fall apart. And, to help us in our quest for catharsis, we’ve consulted the very academic Kübler-Ross model of handling grief, which divides the process into five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance (because, above all else, we here at Refinery29 are nothing if not academics, of course).There are many different types of breakup...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Nicholson, Keira Knightley, Ben Affleck, Disney, Toronto, Los Angeles, Julia Roberts, Carrie Fisher, Fox, Vienna, Ireland, Paris

Kobalt's AWAL Adds Toronto Team

AWAL , Kobalt’s indie label and label services arm, will add a Tronto office early in 2019. New hires will be made in marketing, client relations and A&R.   This announcement caps a big year for AWAL, including a $150 million investment from Kobalt, the acquisition of radio promotion and music marketer In2une Music along with  new signings and deals including strategic partnership that saw indie powerhouse Glassnote Music move from Universal. Overall the A WAL  staff doubled in 2018 and th...
Tags: Music, Toronto, Canada, North America, Bruce Houghton, Awal, Lonny Olinick, MorMor, AWAL Kobalt, Ron Cerrito, AWAL Adds Toronto Team, Tronto, Universal Overall the A WAL

New Music: River Tiber “Deep End”

It’s been almost exactly a year since we last heard from River Tiber (“Patience“), but the Toronto singer/producer, who’s worked with Daniel Caesar, Pusha T and KAYTRANADA and been sampled by Drake, makes his return today with this gorgeous new single “Deep End.” Aside from making you feel like you’re floating through a dream that you never want to end, the song is a reminder of River’s woozy, intoxicating brand of R&B. I really hope we hear more from him in 2019. Listen below… Relat...
Tags: Toronto, Jazz, Drake, New Music, River Tiber, Daniel Caesar Pusha

Watch Alvvays Cover Devo In Toronto

Alvvays are in the midst of a five-night run of hometown shows at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall right now. (Snail Mail are opening.) And at both shows so far, they've closed their set with a cover of the title track from Devo's 1980 album Freedom Of Choice, allowing them to rock out a … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Toronto, Devo, Snail Mail, Danforth Music Hall, Alvvays

Chris Grey – The Beginning (EP)

Chris Grey, pushes sonic boundaries of spectral R&B with The Beginning EP.  Drawing from pop, trap, soul, electronic, and rock influences, Toronto’s Chris Grey demonstrates his musicality on his debut EP, properly-titled, The Beginning. The 4-track project features the sensual “When I’m Gone,” an invitation to spend the night together without the complications of love or a relationship over explosive synths, while “Unusual” conveys the complexities of unexpected emotional attachment, amon...
Tags: Toronto, Canada, Jazz, Chris Grey, Albums/Mixtapes, The Beginning, Chis Grey

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - December 7th, 2018

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. The Ritualities by Michael Nardone Michael Nardone is a local poet, scholar, and friend of the store, and The Ritualites is his literary debut, from Toronto’s Book*hug. It’s a book-length poem – the first in a series of planned works – on the sonic to...
Tags: Music, Washington, La, Berlin, Toronto, Los Angeles, David, North America, Montreal, Orange County, Los Angeles Times, Southern California, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Librairie Drawn Quarterly Books of the Week, LA Weekly, Librairie Drawn Quarterly

New Video: Eminem Feat. Jessie Reyez “Good Guy”

Despite his albums REVIVAL and Kamikaze being shut out from the 2019 GRAMMY nominations, Eminem’s “Lucky You” with Joyner Lucas still received a nod for “Best Rap Song.” Hours after that made the news, Slim Shady debuts the music video for “Good Guy.” Co-starring Jessie Reyez, the Toronto singer rises from the ground after being buried alive by her on-screen lover. As expected, Eminem is shocked his lover is still alive and the pair gets into a violent fight that includes a stabbing, crashing...
Tags: Videos, Jimmy Kimmel, Toronto, Eminem, Jazz, Empire State Building, Joe Budden, Kamikaze, Jessie Reyez, Joyner Lucas, Good Guy, Eminem Kamikaze Album Stream Eminem, Eminem Feat Joyner Lucas, Good Guy Co

"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - December 5th

For the eleventh straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these. Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists: 52 Insights (favourite non-fiction books) The A. V. Club (favorite books) Amazo...
Tags: Music, UK, Toronto, David, New York Times, Bill Gates, Russell Moore, Houston Chronicle, Literary Hub, Katy, Powell, Folio, Christian Lorentzen, Janet Maslin, CCBC, Quill Quire

It’s time for music and music technology to be a voice for migrants

From countries across Europe to the USA, migration is at the center of Western politics at the moment. But that raises a question: why aren’t more people who make music, music instruments, and music tech louder about these issues? Migration – temporary and permanent – is simply a fact of life for a huge group of people, across backgrounds and aspirations. That can involve migration to follow opportunities, and refugees and asylum seekers who move for their own safety and freedom. So if you don...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Music, Usa, UK, New York, Activism, Obama Administration, Opinion, Senate, Germany, Berlin, Immigration, US, International, Toronto

Kurt Cobain Offers His Thoughts On Rap Music In Unreleased 1991 Interview

A lost Kurt Cobain radio interview has been unearthed and posted in its uncut form to the Bandcamp of the Ontarian band Dead City Beat. It was recorded in Toronto while Nirvana was on tour there. Roberto LoRusso, the leader of DCB, was responsible for the interview -- he was 21 at the … More »
Tags: Music, News, Toronto, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, DCB, Roberto LoRusso

New Music: Tory Lanez “Litty Again Freestyle” (Joyner Lucas Response)

Tory Lanez is prepared for a long war. The singer/rapper accepted Joyner Lucas’ rap challenge, dropping a freestyle over Joyner and Eminem’s “Lucky You.” Lucas responded soon after, taking a page from Tory’s book and jumping on Meek Mill’s popular DC4 standout “Litty.” Less then 24 hours later, the Toronto star returns fire, hopping on the same record he collaborated on with the MMG spitter. Displaying his various lyrical flows for nearly five minutes, Tory doesn’t hold back in his attack of ...
Tags: Toronto, Eminem, Jazz, Tory, Lucas, Joyner, New Music, Tory Lanez, Worchester, Joyner Lucas, Litty Less, Tory Lanez Joyner Lucas

Pusha-T’s Toronto Show Breaks Out In In Onstage Brawl, Pusha Accuses Drake Of Paying People To Throw Beer

The best rap feud in years isn't over yet. Pusha-T and Drake stopped making songs about one another months ago, and they reached the stage in their beef where they were conducting post-mortems in interviews. But last night, Pusha had a show in Toronto, Drake's hometown, and all hell … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Toronto, Drake, Pusha T, PUSHA, Where's The Beef

Pusha T Says Drake Hired Goons to Throw Beer on Him & Rush the Stage at Toronto Concert: Watch the Video!

Pusha T performed in Toronto Tuesday night (Nov. 13) at the Danforth Music hall for his “Daytona” tour. While there, he was attacked by concertgoers he later accused of being hired by Drake to sabotage his concert.During Pusha’s set, a group of troublemakers started throwing beer at him while he performed, covering the stage in frothy fluids. In footage captured by audience members and shared on social media, Pusha’s team can be seen fighting off stage rushers, forcing them to retreat.From the l...
Tags: Celebs, Toronto, Beef, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Drake, Pusha T, Daytona, Philadephia, Rap Beef, PUSHA, Richie Assaly, Adidon Pusha

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