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Contest! Win A Pair Of Tickets To Code Orange at The Mod Club

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Hey kids, wanna see a show? Then you’re in luck! Pittsburgh’s Code Orange, touring behind their latest album Forever, will be making their way to the Mod Club on June 26 and you can win a pair of tickets to the show (which also includes Nicole Dollanganger, Twitching Tongues, and Vein on the bill) courtesy of Live Nation. To win, simply do one of the following: 1. Follow us on twitter and retweet the post 2. Send an email to with …

Concert Review: US Girls, June 15, Yonge-Dundas Square

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The last couple of years have seen NXNE take a bit of a sharp decline, with the focus moving away from the club-level shows and towards the ultimately failed experiment of the Portlands fest-within-a-fest. Generally, many were less than impressed with the direction NXNE seemed to be going. Our coverage of NXNE on this very site also reflected this, with phrases like: “Holy crap what the hell happened to NXNE?”, “NXNE is not what it used to be”, “NXNE is …

Concert Review: Trashcan SInatras, June 4, Horseshoe Tavern

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After taking to the stage at the Horseshoe Tavern and playing a few introductory songs, Trashcan Sinatras heralded the beginning of the night’s main event – the Scottish band’s performance of their first two albums in their entirety – with the distinct opening chords of “Obscurity Knocks.” As opening tracks off debut albums go, “Obscurity Knocks” is certainly a pretty solid grabber, with its jangly chords and clever lyrics like “I like your poetry but I hate your poems.” OK, maybe it’s less a …

Song Of The Day: Paul Weller – Aspects

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Happy birthday Paul Weller! Here’s a new tune from the Modfather’s upcoming album True Meanings in honour of the occasion: