Chart Attack went to and rated all the shows at this year's CMW Week in Toronto, and the results are in: the Teenage Head concert/book launch for Geoff Pevere's Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story" is in a three way tie for the best show of the week!
Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music. Alan also can't wait to read Geoff Pevere's Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story.
A month ago, The Board of Governors for Toronto’s Exhibition Place voted 4-3 in favour of banning all-ages electronic dance music (known to the kids as EDM) events at the city-owned venue. This decision, which may be reversed by City Council this week, was surrounded by a great deal of colourful language about “the children,” who have made for a convenient political volleyball of late, having also been cast at the centre of The Beer Store’s scaremongering campaign to prevent competition from convenience stores.
In advance of Coach House and Three O'Clock Press's Tribute to Jones event, Sue Carter Flinn wrote a story about Jones's legacy and revival at the Quill & Quire Omni. Here's an excerpt:
When he was alive, Daniel Jones had a small but hardcore following. Now, 17 years after his death from suicide, the Toronto literary and punk icon is being celebrated with reissues of two out-of-print titles.
It has been a terribly exciting week of award nominations at the old Coach House! This morning, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award finalists, and we're thrilled to say that Sean Dixon was nominated for his play A God in Need of Help, as was Rhonda Mullins for her translation of Élise Turcotte's Guyana.
Congratulations, André! His gorgeous novel, Pastoral, is a finalist for the esteemed Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize.
The Writers’ Trust of Canada revealed this morning the finalists for two major prizes for excellence in Canadian fiction: the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Writers’ Trust/McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize. The announcement was made at Ben McNally Books.
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