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Polaris Music Prize Reveals 2015 Short-List, Gala Host

By: Staff –   The Polaris Music Prize announced their 2015 short-list and gala host at an event held at The Carlu in Toronto, ON this morning. The 2015 gala host will be Fred Penner. The Short-List Alvvays – Alvvays BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul Braids – Deep In The Iris Caribou – Our … Continue reading

Photos: Panamania 2015 – Death From Above 1979, BadBadNotGood, Jill Barber

Photos by: Fernando Paiz (@capaphotograph1) – Reformed Toronto-based dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979, who released a documentary called “Life After Death From Above 1979″, on October 7th, 2014, and who released their second album, The Physical World, on September 9th via Last Gang Records, which features the single “Trainwreck 1979″, performed at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto … Continue reading

Polaris Music Prize Reveals 2015 Long-List

By: Staff –   The Polaris Music Prize announced their 2015 long-list at an event held at The Carleton in Halifax, Nova Scotia this afternoon. The Long-List Lydia Ainsworth – Right From Real Absolutely Free – Absolutely Free The Acorn – Vieux Loup Alvvays – Alvvays Arkells – High Noon Rich Aucoin – Ephemeral BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour … Continue reading

Hillside Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

By: Staff –   The Hillside Music Festival will once again return to Guelph Lake Island in Guelph, ON this summer. This year’s line-up features: Daniel Lanois, Nels Cline Singers, TEEN and Frazey Ford, and Constantines, along with Astral Swans, BADBADNOTGOOD, Braids, By Divine Right, Alex Cuba, Doldrums, Etiquette, Great Lake Swimmers, Mo Kenney, LIDS, the … Continue reading

Interview: BadBadNotGood on Creating “Sour Soul” with Childhood Idol Ghostface Killah

By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – S our Soul, the joint album between Toronto’s BadBadNotGood and Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah has made its impact by now. In a sea of trap beats and other similar stylistic tropes, Sour Soul is a welcome rarity. BadBadNotGood’s live instrumentation combined with Ghostface’s long-honed gift for storytelling far exceeds (already high) expectations and makes a strong case for one … Continue reading

Concert Review: BadBadNotGood ft. Ghostface Killah, Raz Fresco @ The Opera House

By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – It was -32C in Toronto the night of February 19th. It’s an important fact to remember because despite all that bitterness hundreds of people lined up outside. Clearly, numb extremities were not enough to keep people away from the Opera House for a rare chance to see Ghostface Killah and local heroes BadBadNotGood align. Yes, Ghostface books numerous Toronto dates … Continue reading

Photos: BadBadNotGood ft. Ghostface Killah, Raz Fresco @ The Opera House

Photos by: Julian Avram – Toronto-based jazz trio BadBadNotGood, who released a new collaborative album with Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah called Sour Soul (out Feb. 24th via eOne Music Canada), which follows their third album III (May 6th, 2014) via Innovative Leisure/Pirates Blend, which was a longlisted nominee for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize, performed at The … Continue reading

Album Review: BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah – “Sour Soul”

By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) –       Brooklyn veteran Ghostface Killah is the Frank Zappa of hip-hop with his penchant for storytelling and his weirdo take on vintage soul music. Collaborating with Toronto’s BadBadNotGood on their new fabulously experimental album Sour Soul, his sound is more in line with classic Wu-Tang Clan than it has been since Enter the 36 Chambers. BadBadNotGood are a bass/keys/drums … Continue reading

Contest: (19+) Win 2 Tickets to BadBadNotGood, Ghostface Killah & Raz Fresco in Toronto!

  Date: Feb. 19 | 8pm Venue: The Opera House You can enter only once via one of the following entry methods: Follow Aesthetic Magazine on Twitter and tweet the following message: (19+) Win 2 Tickets to @badbadnotgood, @GhostfaceKillah, & @RazFresco in #Toronto! | Follow @Aesthetic_Mag + RT | http://t.co/bV5nVoAxtA — Aesthetic Magazine (@Aesthetic_Mag) February 9, 2015 Like our “BadBadNotGood, … Continue reading

New Music: BadBadNotGood & GhostFace Killah – “Ray Gun ft. Doom”

By: Staff –    Sour Soul, the new collaborative album between Wu-Tang Clan and New York rap legend Ghostface Killah and acclaimed Toronto-based trio BADBADNOTGOOD gets released on February 24th through eOne Music Canada. Produced by Frank Dukes and BADBADNOTGOOD on analog tape with vintage equipment, the album takes Ghost back to his gritty soulful roots. The album … Continue reading