Robyn Dell 'Unto's New Album Little Lines
Available For Pre-Order On iTunes
Preparing to release her sophomore album, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Robyn Dell'Unto continues to evolve as an
artist. On January 28th Fontana North will release Dell'Unto's "Little Lines", the prolific and mature follow-up to her 2010 debut album "I'm Here Every Night".
The album's first single, "Pretty
Girls", was co-written with Tino Zolfo (Carly Rae Jepsen), while album tracks "Side Car," "Little Lines" and "Good Day" have already garnered features on CBC Radio 1 programs Fresh Air and Here & Now.
View the innovative lyric video for "Pretty Girls" by clicking here, shot in over 50 unique locations across Toronto in the heat of the summer (2013).
Pre-order "Little Lines" at iTunes here.
Mixed at Canterbury in Toronto and recorded in various studios across Ontario, Dell'Unto collaborated with a notable list of producers and writers on "Little
Lines", including; Tino Zolfo (Carly Rae Jepsen), Todd Clark (Phillip Phillips), John Critchley (Dan Mangan), Adam King (Good Lovelies), Jon Chandler (Amos The Transparent) and Matthew Montour (Gavin Slate). The result
is an innovative selection of well-crafted songs that offer pure and insightful lyrics and provide a glance into her musical journey and experiences in life both on and off the stage – playful and honest.
"I tend to steer away from sad songs and sad lyrics, that 'songwriter/sad song' stigma that can get repetitive and seem really self-indulgent," says Dell'Unto. "A lot of this record is about trying to be an adult in the
city, screwing everything up and not feeling the need to apologize."
From the laid-back love infused "Sidecar" to the hauntingly beautiful ballad "Waste It On You" to the album's title track, a nod to a
suburban notion of Toronto, "Little Lines" is all about Dell'Unto taking charge and growing as an artist Her lyrics, at times playful and sweet, at other times strong and commanding – reflective of the real musicianship
one can expect to hear throughout the album.
DJ Skate Nights at Harbourfront Centre's
beat in your blades when Harbourfront Centre's wildly popular DJ Skate Nights series returns for another season. Twelve consecutive Saturday nights from Dec. 14 to March 1 feature Toronto's top DJs spinning a wide
variety of music on the Natrel Rink.
This year, Harbourfront Centre explores emerging events that are forming Toronto's underground party scene, as well as long-running events that have shaped Toronto's
nightlife over the years. Parties such as Shindig, Uma Nota, SLOWED, Pop!Goes the World and Yes Yes Y'all represent new school jams while 1 LOVE T.O., Footprints, Cherry Bomb, and premier DJs like Skratch Bastid, Dr.
Jay de Soca Prince and Starting from Scratch represent the legends of Toronto's DJ scene.
Click here to experience DJ Skate Nights!
- Jan. 25, 2014 –Lunarskate with Pop! Goes the World
- Feb. 1, 2014 – Cherry Bomb on Ice
- Feb. 8, 2014 – Soca on Ice
- Feb. 15, 2014 – Yes Yes Valentines
- Feb. 22, 2014 – DJ Starting from Scratch
- March 1, 2014 – Season finale with FLOW 93-5
Complete 2013/14 DJ Skate Nights listings are here
Arcade Fire Announce the Reflektor Tour
Grammy Award®-winning band Arcade Fire announced today the REFLEKTOR TOUR in support of their international #1 album, Reflektor (Merge). The REFLEKTOR TOUR
will kick off on March 6, 2014 in Louisville, KY. and the tour will take the band to 27 cities throughout North America.
Tickets for the general public go on sale starting
Friday, November 22 by clicking here .
Released October 29, Reflektor was hailed by Rolling Stone as "extraordinary...the best album Arcade Fire have ever made." It
was the second Arcade Fire album to debut at #1, the first being 2010's Album of the Year Grammy Award®-winner The Suburbs.
The band's appearance on the 39th season premiere of Saturday
Night Live was followed by the band's own half-hour special, Here Comes The Night Time, directed by Roman Coppola and featuring Arcade Fire live performances and cameos from Aziz Ansari, Bono, Michael Cera,
Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader, Ben Stiller, Rainn Wilson and more.
The Toronto date on the tour is Mar. 13, 2014 Air Canada Centre For other tour dates, please click here
Paul Simon And Sting Tour in 2014
Live Nation Global Touring announced today that Paul
Simon & Sting, two of music's most renowned and enduring artists, will embark on a concert tour throughout North America in February and March 2014.
Both of these artists have explored world rhythms
and pushed the boundaries of popular music, and through their music, continue to speak to generations of fans. Now, Paul Simon & Sting will perform a series of concerts On Stage Together. Tickets (itinerary below)
will go on sale beginning Tuesday, November 12.
As friends for many years, their collaboration on a tour is a natural fit. At each performance, audiences will be treated to the unique pleasure of
experiencing these two innovative musicians On Stage Together, in addition to solo performances with their respective bands, in what will surely be one of the most highly-anticipated concert events of 2014.
Tickets for Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together will go on
sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, November 12. The artists' fans will have access to a pre-sale through their respective official websites, starting Wednesday, November 6 at 10AM local time. American
Express® Card Members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public.
More Artists Announced For The Boots And Hearts Music Festival
Republic Live, organizers of the Boots and Hearts Music Festival,
announced earlier today that Toby Keith, Hunter Hayes, Lee Brice, Gord Bamford, Neal McCoy, The Road Hammers and Tim Hicks will all be taking the stage this summer at Boots and Hearts 2014.
They will be joining previously announced Boots and Hearts
headliners, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, for the 2014 country music event of the summer, which is now sold out of full event tickets. Single Day tickets are still available though.
"We are so excited to be able to deliver this unbelievable line-up to our fans for 2014," said Shannon McNevan, Executive Director, Republic Live. "To not only have Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, but now
Toby Keith headlining at Boots and Hearts is incredible. He's sold more than 38 million copies of his albums, is Billboard's #1 artist of the decade, he hasn't performed in Ontario since 2011 and we know fans are going
to be blown away by the swagger he brings to his live show.
Hunter Hayes, the 22 year old heartthrob's star has been on the rise this year, with three consecutive number 1 singles on his self tilted album,
Grammy nominee Lee Brice is right off a win for ACA Single of the Year Breakthrough artist and CMA Song of the Year and they both make a great addition to the festival.
Adding Gord Bamford is huge after the
tail wind of his 5 CCMA's and his current #1 Country Radio single. Neal McCoy is renowned for having one of the best live shows in country music for over a decade.
Everyone knows The Road Hammers, the
Canadian country-rock staple, who are back by fan demand for a reunion a tour and a their current single Get On Down the Road.
A fan favorite, Tim Hicks, returns with his critically praised energetic
live show following the 2013 "Throw Down" headline tour which included 16 sold out shows, making him the only artist to appear all three years at Boots and Hearts."
Boots and Hearts is
an annual country music festival event run by Republic Live taking place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario from July 31st – August 3rd, 2014 with headliners Blake Shelton,
Luke Bryan and Toby Keith confirmed to perform, along with artists Hunter Hayes, Lee Brice, Gord Bamford, Neal McCoy, The Road Hammers and Tim Hicks, with more artist announcements to come.
Boots and Hearts
features 3 stages, BOOMTOWN Entertainment area, Sports and Outdoor Zone, midway, market stalls, food vendors and much more. Children under 12 years of age receive free admission.
For more information please click here
July 31 - Aug. 3 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville