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Toronto’s DIANA are releasing their self-titled debut album on August 20th and it’s a definite must-have. The proof is in their latest single “Perpetual Surrender,” which is now accompanied by a fantastic music video created by Jesse Yules using folded paintings.
For more info: dianatheband.com
Posted by Simone Zucker
Previously: Diana – “Born Again”
Toronto’s P.Reign drops a video with New York’s A$AP ROCKY for “We Them Niggas”, off his “Dear America” project. The mixtape was originally slated to be released July 4th, but got pushed back for a variety of reasons. Check out what P.Reign has to say about the video, collaborations and the mixtape in an interview on Much Music (video below).
Brampton native and Remix Project alumni, 16-year-old Wondagurl aka Ebony Oshunrinde is building a serious buzz with her latest beat placement on Jay-Z’s new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” for the track “Crown”. Since Thursday’s release, beat-maker/producer Wondagurl has been interviewed by the CBC, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, CTV, City TV, Much Music and E-Talk and next week she’s off to LA for even more press.
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As you may already know 1 LOVE T.O. is a proud Amex Ambassador, which means we get to enjoy the amazing perks of an Amex Cardmember and share those experiences with YOU. Our latest adventure took place on Saturday, June 29th at Niagara-on-the-Lake for the sold-out City and Colour concert.
If you missed out, don’t worry, because Amex hosts “Front Of The Line Fridays”, a weekly contest that offers American Express Facebook fans a chance to win tickets to upcoming FOTL experiences. If you’re an existing Cardmember you have the chance to win 2 pairs of tickets. Non-cardmembers have the chance to win 1 pair of tickets.
Back to the concert…
There’s nothing like a little road trip with your friends to see one of your favourite bands play. But wait, it gets better! As you may already know Amex’s Platinum Concierge Service aims to help make your experience better with helpful dining suggestions, inventive ideas, or even saving you the hassle of booking a rental car. We decided to book our very own driver to take us from Toronto to Niagara on the Lake. Meet Victor
After 3 1/2 hours of long-weekend traffic we finally made it! It was like a scene out of a movie, with crowds of people waiting to get in the Butler’s Barracks, but guess what… we didn’t have to wait in line. Our VIP tickets allowed us a quick entry and access to an exclusive area within the park that included seating, no line-ups for drinks or food, private washroom access and even tented areas for when it rained.
If you’re an Amex Cardmember it really does pay off to have Front Of The Line access, because you have access to tickets to some of your favourite shows before the public. But, even if you wait until tickets are on sale to the public, Amex has Reserved Ticket Access, which means you can still buy tickets from a block of great seats reserved for Cardmembers, which is how I got to attend the concert.
Even though our seats were incredible, we opted to join the masses when City and Colour hit the stage. Check out some of the pics below!
Thanks again to the Amex team for always making us feel like more than just a customer! If you’re interested in experiencing unique events like us, stay tuned for a BIG announcement coming soon from Amex…
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If you’re a fan of Toronto punk band Metz you’re about to get spoiled. Watch their new music video for “Get Off” created by fellow Canadian and musician Chad VanGaalen and listen to their new Adult Swim Single, “Can’t Understand.”
Posted by Simone Zucker.
Previously: Metz – “Wasted” (Video)
Vivacity is a free, 2-day arts showcase happening July 6-7th, presented by UforChange, an arts-based education program for youth living in Regent Park, St. James Town, and the GTA. The weekend serves as an outlet for youth who’ve attended the program to showcase their skill development to the community. Activities include: short film screenings, fashion shows, theatre production, photo galleries, live music and more.
*This is a Pay-What-You-Can event to help raise funds for Fall programming.
For a full schedule of events visit: uforchange.org