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[Photos] Me First and the Gimme Gimmes @ Phoenix Concert Theatre (5/17)

[Photos] Me First and the Gimme Gimmes @ Phoenix Concert Theatre (5/17)

It was almost 10 years since I had last seen Me First and the Gimme Gimmes play live. Too long in my opinion! The punk rock supergroup brought their arsenal of cover songs to Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on May 17th. Dressed like California beach heads, the ensemble delivered a party fit for the […]

[Photos] Steel Panther @ Sound Academy (5/16)

[Photos] Steel Panther @ Sound Academy (5/16)

One of my favourite concert shoots to date! Heavy metal fans met up at Toronto’s Sound Academy on May 16th to watch Steel Panther shred guitar licks and charm ladies the 1980′s way. Glam metal musicians – Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia have been bringing their humorous and exaggerated idea of the 80′s genre to the masses for […]

Interview: Howi Spangler of Ballyhoo! | 2013 Summer Sickness Tour Preview

Interview: Howi Spangler of Ballyhoo! | 2013 Summer Sickness Tour Preview

Rocking the mic steady at 200+ shows a year, awesome reggae/rock band Ballyhoo! is no stranger to life on the road. With a sound distinctly their own, members Howi Spangler (lead vocals), Donald Spangler (drums), JR Gregory (bass), and Scott Vandrey (turntables & keys), bring their party lifestyle to their fans. The guys already have a number of notable […]

[Photos] Lights @ Winter Garden Theatre | Siberia Acoustic (5/10)

[Photos] Lights @ Winter Garden Theatre | Siberia Acoustic (5/10)

Toronto’s very own, Lights, gave an intimate performance at Winter Garden Theatre on May 10th. The singer is currently on tour promoting a new acoustic version of her album Siberia. I always dig a good acoustic rendition. The new unplugged record really shows us the extent of her vocal prowess over her usual electropop fixes. Grabbed some […]

Right To Play Ball 2013 | Photos and Recap

Right To Play Ball 2013 | Photos and Recap

On May 10th, we had the opportunity to rub elbows with celebs, athletes and Toronto’s finest at the second annual Right To Play Ball. Hosted by Canadian television journalist, Glen Baxter, we met up at the Shangri-La Hotel (I love this venue) for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a silent  auction – all fantastic fundraising efforts […]

Daily Bread’s Ultimate Food Challenge 2013 | Photos and Recap

Daily Bread’s Ultimate Food Challenge 2013 | Photos and Recap

Hey readers! Here’s an event we sunk our teeth into. Toronto’s food lovers and do-gooders met up at Corus Quay on May 8th to witness the Daily Bread Food Bank’s second annual Ultimate Food Challenge – a culinary competition that supports the charity’s Food Services Training Program and meal programs for low-income children and families. In true […]

‘DECADENCE’ – The Carlu’s 10th Anniversary | Photos and Recap

‘DECADENCE’ – The Carlu’s 10th Anniversary | Photos and Recap

Now that was a party! In a grand celebration, The Carlu celebrated its 10th anniversary (appropriately named DECADENCE) on May 3rd in a style befitting its prestigious history. The Toronto luxury special events venue has been throwing parties like this for a decade now – each time, hosting and creating unique experiences for some of the city’s most elite. […]

[PHOTOS] Olly Murs @ Phoenix Concert Theatre | Right Place Right Time Tour

[PHOTOS] Olly Murs @ Phoenix Concert Theatre | Right Place Right Time Tour

Tip: If you want to pick up chicks… be Olly Murs. The British ‘Troublemaker’ brought his Right Place Right Time Tour to Toronto last Wednesday (May 1) to a sold out crowd at Phoenix Concert Theatre. Got to hand it to the former X-Factor contestant – he gave the perfect combination of winks…smirks…and hip thrusts […]

[GIVEAWAY] Win Tickets to Digital Dreams Music Festival 2013

[GIVEAWAY] Win Tickets to Digital Dreams Music Festival 2013

This contest is now closed. Stay tuned for our next giveaway! —— Enter to win a FREE pair of tickets to Digital Dreams Music Festival 2013! The two day festival takes place on Canada Day Weekend (June 29 & 30, 2013) at The Flats @ MCA (Toronto, Canada) – headlined by Tiësto, Porter Robinson, Richie Hawtin, Paul Van Dyk, […]

[GIVEAWAY] Win tickets to see Dirtyphonics perform @ The Guvernment | May 3, 2013

[GIVEAWAY] Win tickets to see Dirtyphonics perform @ The Guvernment | May 3, 2013

Enter to WIN a pair of tickets to see French electronic dance group Dirtyphonics (with Le Castle Vania, ETC!ETC! and Lush) at The Guvernment in Toronto on May 3rd! How to Enter:  1. Follow Dinosaurus Rex on Twitter (@DRex_Toronto) 2. Tweet the following sentence exactly as shown: “Hey @DRex_Toronto, I want to #win tickets to see #Dirtyphonics at The Guvernment! http://bit.ly/ZLJFPZ”   […]

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