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.
Regardless of what you'll be celebrating this month — CHristmas, Festivus, Hanukkah, Kwaanza, time off from work, Ricky Martin's birthday — there is one thing we all have in common: everyone is expected to spend money. So heck, we thought we'd get into the holiday $pirit with some pretty sweet holiday deals:
For the month of December 2014, we're letting you pick 3 Exploded Views books for $30. Whether you want to take a closer look at the world of comics or a culture consumed by Eggs Benedict, reflect on Teenage Head's quest for punk rock success or the too-short life of Toronto artist and civic hero Will Munro, or consider the curation craze or modern spectres of the Panopticon, the current titles will appeal to your diverse and discerning cultural tastes.
The Exploded Views Commitment makes a great gift for a friend or loved one, but if you'd rather keep them all for yourself, we promise not to tell.
Like a torrid love affair, reading a fantastic book of poetry can feel all too fleeting. Fortunately, nobody will judge you if you take home three books of poetry at once, like, say, Ken Babstock's On Malice (who doesn't like a hint of danger?), Jeramy Dodds's The Poetic Edda (troll fetish fulfillment) and Sarah Dowling's DOWN (for sonically dense poetry to cuddle with afterward). During December, you can choose any three books of Coach House poetry for only $40!
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