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RT CONTEST! Win a pair of tickets to Trashcan Sinatras at the Horseshoe

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Photo credit: Mort Shuman It is now warm and sunny outside, which pairs perfectly with a bottle of wine and also, the Trashcan Sinatras! The Scottish band reunited a few years ago and actually played a Toronto show, but it was at someone’s house, which was quite strange. However, this time around, they are playing a proper venue. On June 4th, they will be at the Horseshoe playing two of their most beloved records – 1990’s Cake and 1993’s I’ve …

Travel Review: Jordan Part 1 – Basic Info, Aqaba and Wadi Rum

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In my never ending quest to be a travel blogger (a paid one), I am here to tell you about one of the places I recently went to: Jordan. Jordan isn’t really high on many people’s travel list. It should be. It’s a beautiful country with nice people and is actually surprisingly easy to travel around in. Here is some basic information about my trip. How we got In My trip actually started in Israel. We got into Jordan by …

CMW Review: Loma, May 9, The Garrison

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A post shared by Ricky Lam (@panicmanual) on May 9, 2018 at 8:36pm PDT After Avengers Infinity War, Loma is one of the most ambitious cross-overs in history, melding in Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg with the band Cross Record. Well, it really isn’t but time was running out for me to attempt to leverage that meme and so here it is. Loma, as you know by now, is a merging of several members from different bands. They released their debut record …

Hot Docs Preview: Anote’s Ark (2018, Matthieu Rytz)

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Anote’s Ark is a beautifully shot documentary about the effect of rising sea levels on the South Pacific island of Kiribati. Situated in the Pacific near the equator, Kiribati is a nation that comprises of numerous atolls and islands. These islands are only a few meters above sea levels are currently in danger of being wiped off the face of the Earth with rising sea levels and change in weather patterns. The film primarily follows two individuals – the president …