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|      S  E  P  T  E  M  B  E  R     |

THE WATERBOYS                                                                           
Sept. 17     Queen Elizabeth Theatre

BURTON CUMMINGS                                                                      
Sept. 19     Massey Hall

ANDRIA SIMONE CD Launch                                                            
Sept. 19     El Mocambo

KT TUNSTALL                                                                                
Sept. 20     Danforth Music Hall

Sept. 20     Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place

SERENA RYDER                                                                             
Sept. 20     Massey Hall

KAT EDMONSON                                                                            
Sept. 21     El Mocambo

VISTA CHINO  /   BLACK PUSSY                                                        
Sept. 21     Phoenix Concert Theatre
PET SHOP BOYS                                                                            
Sept. 25     Sony Centre

TOM ODELL  /   JANE'S PARTY                                                          
Sept. 25     The Great Hall

Sept. 25     Phoenix Concert Theatre

JOHN CLEESE LIVE                                                                        
Sept. 26, 27 & 28     Winter Garden Theatre 

|     O  C  T  O  B  E  R     |

THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS  / NEW POLITICS                                   
Oct. 3      Sound academy

KID CUDI  /  BIG SEAN  /   LOGIC                                                     
Oct. 3     Air Canada Centre

NINE INCH NAILS                                                                          
Oct. 4     Air Canada Centre

Oct. 4     Danfroth Music Hall
J .COLE                                                                                        
Oct. 8 & 9     Massey Hall

RYDER  /  WALK OFF THE EARTH                                                    

Oct. 10      Sound Academy

JOE SATRIANI                                                                               
Oct. 11     Massey Hall

PAPER LIONS   /   TEENAGE KICKS                                                  
Oct. 12      Horsesheo Tavern

THE WEEKEND  / ANNA LUNOE  /   BANKS                                        
Oct. 17, 19 & 20     Massey Hall

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA                                                                       
Oct. 19     Queen Elizabeth Theatre

JANELLE MONAE                                                                            
Oct. 19     Kool Haus

HARRY MANX                                                                               
Oct. 19 & 20     hugh's Room

SIMPLE MINDS                                                                              
Oct. 22     Massey Hall

DRAKE   /   MIGUEL                                                                      
Oct. 24     Air Canada Centre

LINDI ORTEGA                                                                              
Oct. 24     The Great Hall

MAYDAY PARADE  /   MAN OVERBOARD  /  CARTEL                              
Oct. 25     Phoenix Concert Theatre

REBA   /   GORD BAMFORD                                                             
Oct. 25     General Motors Centre, Oshawa ON

JOSH GROBAN                                                                              
Oct. 25     Air Canada Centre

THE BELLE GAME                                                                           
Oct. 25     The Drake Hotel

Oct. 26     The Rivoli

CYNDI LAUPER                                                          
Oct. 27     Massey Hall

|     N  O  V  E  M  B  E  R     |

BON JOVI                                                                                     
Nov. 1     Air Canada Centre

Nov. 2     The Great Hall

FIFTH HARMONY                                                                           
Nov. 5     The opera House

MY BLOODY VALENTINE                                                                  
Nov. 5     Kool Haus

Nov. 9     Danforth Music Hall

DIXIE CHICKS                                                                              
Nov. 9     Copps Coliseum, Hamilton

KANYE WEST  / KENDRICK LAMAR                                                  
Nov. 12 & 13     Air Canada Centre

DIR EN GREY  /   DAGOBA                                                               
Nov. 14     The Opera House

MAZZY STAR                                                                                
Nov. 16     Danforth Music Hall

PARAMORE  / LIGHTS  /   HELLO GOODBYE                                        
Nov. 20     Air Canada Centre

HALF MOON RUN  /   THUS:OWLS                                                    
Nov. 30     Phoenix Concert Theatre

Nov. 30     Air Canada Centre

HAYDEN  / DOUG PAISLEY   /   REUBEN AND THE DARK                     
Nov. 30     Danforth Music Hall

|     D  E  C  E  M  B  E  R     |

Dec. 2     Air Canada Centre

BRIAN REGAN                                                                               
Dec. 5     Queen Elizabeth Theatre

ROD STEWART   /  STEVE WINWOOD                                                
(rescheduled from May 1)   Dec. 15     Air Canada Centre

Dec. 16      Air Canada Centre

MONSTER TRUCK                                                                         
Dec. 20     Sound academy

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KEITH URBAN   /   LITTLE BIG TOWN  /   BRETT ELDREDGE                   
Jan. 24     Air Canada Centre

Feb. 28     Air Canada Centre

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Photos from the red carpet at the MMVA's (MuchMusic Video Awards)



   With rising support from the industry and the release of her debut full length album, Andria Simone is definitely one to watch out for.
  Brian Master, Program Director for the Jewel Radio Chain says , "What a soulful and soul filled voice and style this girl has. I would encourage those who program to open their ears, listen and add. People are crying for this kind of real music."
  This 25 (soon to be 26, the night of her Cd launch is also a birthday celebration) year-old singer-songwriter~was born and raised in Toronto, but a colourfully adventurous life to date has helped her develop both as an artist and a self-confident young woman ready to take on the world.

   Much as she enjoys writing and recording, it is performance that most captures Andria's heart. "I would rather sing live than hear my songs playing somewhere," she declares. "I really do leave it all there, onstage. I perform my soul out of my body!" She is a charismatic and natural performer.~As with the best soul artists, Andria Simone is in this for the long haul. "This not working out is not an option. I will just keep doing it. I would love to have longevity and hopefully inspire young girls to pursue what they enjoy doing."

Sept. 19   El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave.   |   Admission: $10  Students with ID $8


Third Annual Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions

   Uma Nota is a unique event series focusing on Afro-Brazilian, Latin, Caribbean, Funk and Soul music provided by both live acts and DJs. Comprising four days of music, arts and culture from across the Americas, this is Uma Nota's biggest festival to date. The live music and DJ lineup, with acts from New York City, the U.K. and Brazil, as well as the best of the local scene, represents the city's most tangible manifestation of the Pan American experience.
  In few other places in Toronto does one find music and culture from the Americas so diversely and colourfully mixed. This year's festival embraces global innovators and still celebrates the city's kaleidoscope of tropical groove.

International performers include:

-  New York City DJs Uproot Andy and Geko Jones of the popular "Que Bajo!?" parties and label.
-  Singer Alice Russell, a key figure on the British soul scene. Russell's performance draws comparisons to Aretha Franklin; she has collaborated with everyone from Mr. Scruff to David Byrne and tours with producer Quantic in his Soul Orchestra.
-  Brazilian composer, arranger and master fingerstyle guitarist Rick Udler. His interactive performance at this year's festival is his only Toronto show.

Local highlights include:
-  Afro-Brazilian percussion band Bloco Bracatum, led by Contra-Mestre Bola of Capoeira Camara.
-  Heavyweights Brass Band, fresh from the studio with their bold arrangements of popular songs and originals, from New Orleans, funk, Latin styles and beyond.
-  Dreamy electronic sounds and live vocals from Colombian artist Lido Pimienta.
-  Brazilian jazz from composer Gordon Sheard.
-  Psychedelic indie Brazil-style Tropicália from Os Tropies.
-  Six-piece roots cumbia band Los Hijos De Tuta, familiar to Toronto's Colombian community.
-  Brazilian choro, a melodically complex instrumental jazz style, as performed by Tio Chorinho.
-  Forrallstar, a festival-produced "super band" of the city's favourite Brazilian forró players, including percussionist Maninho Costa, singer/guitarist Carlos Cardoso and a host of heavy hitters.

   In addition, the festival includes a full series of Pan American based arts workshops and cultural talks, presented by Dos Mundos Arts and Media and supported by the Toronto Arts Council. The workshops -- along with food and drink, family-friendly activities and films via the Brazilian Film & Television Festival of Toronto -- represent the multi-arts and culture additions to this year's program.

Festival schedule at a glance:

Thursday, October 17
Festival Launch Party
Gladstone Hotel (ballroom), 1214 Queen St. W.
Os Tropies, Gord Sheard Brazilian Jazz Quintet and DJ Firecracker
Doors 9 p.m.  $10 at the door

Friday, October 18
World Soul Party
The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.
Alice Russell (U.K.), Phil Motion and the Easy Lo-Fi, Marques Toliver and DJ General Eclectic
Doors 9 p.m.
Advance tickets $23 online  Co-presented by World Famous Music  More info:

Saturday, October 19
Bridges Tropical Mashup: Live, Analog & Digital
The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W.  In the hall:
Live: Bloco Bracatum, Los Hijos de Tuta
DJs: Uproot Andy (NYC), Geko Jones (NYC)
Opening act: Lido Pimienta
In the record room: Jason Palma (Footprints), Humble Mike and MC Bookshelf (Record Collective), Guv'nor General (Pressure Drop)
Doors 9 p.m.   $12 advance tickets online / $15 at the door before 11 p.m. / $20 after 11 p.m.  Co-presented by Dos Mundos Arts and Media   Record room co-presented by Footprints
More info: l-october-19-2103/

Sunday, October 20
Community Cultural Fair
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W.
Live music: Tio Chorinho, Rick Udler, Heavyweights Brass Band and Forrallstar (forró) + DJ Mogpaws (Simmer Down)
Plus workshops, cultural talks, dance, food and drink (Brazilian feijoada) and family-friendly activities
2 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Pay What You Can ($5 minimum donation/$10 after 7 p.m.)  Co-presented by Dos Mundos Arts and Media, Koffler Centre of the Arts and Lula Music and Arts Centre
Moreinfo: 20-2013/

Tickets will be available on the Uma Nota website as of Tuesday, September 10. Festival passes are $40. Visit



  One of the industry's most electrifying live performers, four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban, will bring his "Light The Fuse Tour 2014" with Little Big Town and special guest Brett Eldredge to Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on January 24th. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, September 13 at

  After a successful and critically acclaimed run of shows that began in June of 2013, the "Light The Fuse Tour 2014" kicks off on January 9 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and concludes on February 1 in Nashville, Tennessee.

  The concerts will showcase music from Urban's new CD, "Fuse", (to be released on September 10), including his latest No. one country hit, "Little Bit Of Everything." The tour features all-new production, the size and scope of which have become synonymous with Urban's electrifying concert experiences.

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Photos form the 2011 TIFF red carpet