Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next music video is full of references to the pulpiest of girl-movie pop culture, with appearances by original cast members, social media influencers, and friends who help Grande take jabs at her personal life, including past relationships. But, the best thing about this video is that it’s based on an anthem to herself.Continue reading Ariana Grande ‘Thank U, Next’ music video explores her personal life via 90s chick flicks
Taylor Swift gave a large donation to the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) yesterday, along with a hand-written note to Chris Sanders, the group’s leader, explaining why the project is close to her heart.Continue reading Taylor Swift donates $113K to the Tennessee Equality Project to fight against anti-LGBTQ bills in the state
We’ll see who used the photo of the SNL girl gang pretending to host the hostless Oscars on Sunday night.
Alesso, Danny Ocean, Diego Torres, José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma”, Luis Fonsi, Maluma, and Paulina Rubio are among a long line-up of artists invited to perform for Venezuela Aid Live, a concert organized by entrepreneur Richard Branson to raise funds for humanitarian aid to save the country, he says, is on the brink of starvation. The concert will be live-streamed around the world.Continue reading Live Aid benefit concert for Venezuela to avert humanitarian crisis
It’s been four decades since The Clash, known for their unique fusion of punk and reggae, played Toronto for the first time. The event was caught on 35 mm black and white film by two brothers.Continue reading The First Time The Clash Played Toronto
Likely the only surviving member of the Indonesian rock bank Seventeen, he covers his face with his hands, wipes the tears from his eyes and fidgets with his hair, trying to hold it together to speak into the camera about what happened on the night of December 22.Continue reading Indonesia rock band swept off stage by tsunami
The global music business is experiencing demonstrable growth for the first time since the 1990s, and according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) sales of music reached US$17.3 billion in 2017 an increase of 8.1% on 2016. But this increase in the global marketplace is not representative of certain areas of the world. In particular, popular music in Africa has benefited from shrewd independent artists and self-promotion, largely through global social media channels such as Mdundo, which covers East Africa and allows artists to upload their music themselves.
In celebration of freedom and diversity, Lamport Stadium will be alive with the sound of steelpan music as steelbands compete in the Pan Alive Competition to decide Ontario’s Champion Steelband on Aug. 3, 2018. Artistic director Rhoma Spencer tells us about her role in the festival as well as a new event on the Friday night leading up to the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade, also known as, Caribana [article, video].
“As I was painting, I really wanted a sense of their presence being here, so I would listen to their music, which is incredible music,” says artist Adrian Hayles, from the balcony of a nearby building overlooking the Yonge Mural. [article/video].
This Is Nigeria is an inspired piece of work by a “brilliant and highly distinct” (Bahd) actor, musician and entertainer, who also happens to be as funny as the first guy. [article, video]Continue reading Have you seen the Nigerian version of Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’?