Despite the massive success of music festivals, all is not alive and well in the live music industry. While festival behemoths are seeing more fans and dollars than ever, traditional small and medium-sized live music venues are struggling to keep the doors open. Three months into 2017, Toronto has already lost seven venues this year, including the Hideout, the Silver Dollar and the Hoxton. Across the pond, London, England has been ringing the alarm for years. According to a task force commissioned by the mayor, the metropolis lost a staggering 35 per cent of its smaller music venues between 2007 and 2015.
Ryerson professor Mark Campbell began documenting the Canadian musical history that almost no one had written about.
Japandroids drummer David Prowse and his vocalist-guitarist partner Brian King decided to simultaneously sign off, overnight, on social media four years ago after touring nonstop behind their lauded 2012 sophomore effort, “Celebration Rock.”
This week we give you The Weakerthans live at the Burton Cummings Theater from April 2009
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