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.
In commemoration of Coach House's 50th Anniversary this year, publisher Stan Bevington responded to his sister's plea to clean house - and donated all 212 pristine books he had been sending to his mother since 1965 to the University of Alberta's Bruce Peel Special Collections Library.
This morning at Coach House we're all giving Brecken Hancock a great big group hug and want you all to join us in congratulating her on her big win last night. Her first poetry collection, Broom Broom, won the 2015 Language Trillium Book Award for Poetry (English Language), which comes with a $10,000 cash prize.
The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts has awarded Coach House's own Jordan Tannahill the 36th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Award, a prize that celebrates excellence in Toronto theatre, dance and opera. The ceremony was held Monday evening (June 22nd) at the Harbourfront Centre, where 50 prizes in total were awarded to members of Toronto's vibrant performing arts scene.
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