Our 2012|13 Season is officially off and running with all tickets now on sale! For a sample of some of what our Season has to offer, check out this YouTube playlist and hopefully listen to an old favourite or discover something new. Let us know what you think.
It was announced that one of our favourites, Whitehorse, will not only have their Massey Hall debut this March but their new album The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss will release on Aug 28. Whitehorse have posted the lead off track “Achilles’ Desire,” have a listen here.
We’re all pretty excited about Ira Glass, host of This American Life, coming to Massey Hall on Oct 27. This event, titled Reinventing Radio, should prove to be a unique and insightful look into one of the most unique programs in the fields of journalism and storytelling by one of the most engaging personalities in said fields. Sadly, the program recently lost a key contributor, Canadian-born David Rakoff. TAL paid tribute to David this past week by airing some of his most memorable contributions. Have a listen This American Life – David Rakoff (1964-2012) - particularly to the “Who’s Canadian?” segment.
Here is a great read about Bruce Sprinsgsteen in The New Yorker.
If you hadn’t already heard about this, Beck has new music coming and it’s not what you expect!
New (great!) snippet of a Bob Dylan tune from his forthcoming album The Tempest
Jenn Grant (who co-headlines Winter Garden Theatre with Cuff The Duke this November) and Canadian author Craig Davidson spend some time chatting for the CBC Music feature Words & Music.
Animal Collective are streaming their forthcoming album in its entirety complete with videos.
Lastly, we’ll leave you with this sneak peek of the highly anticipated new album from Chilly Gonzales (who performs at Winter Garden Theatre on November 8) Solo Piano II. Have a listen:
This week’s edition of The Buzz was compiled by Wes Doerksen and Stephen McGrath