Massive 2000 person Choir! sings “Dancing Queen” by ABBA

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The Box and Images In Vogue: Two 80s Legends Live in Concert – Nov 22, 2019 at Toronto’s Revival Bar

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The Box and Images In Vogue, two of Canada’s most illustrious bands of the 1980s, will unite for a one-off show at Toronto’s Revival Bar. Hosted by The Sousa Group and Music Express Entertainment‘Back to the 80s II’ will take place on November 22.

Offering a fantastic lineup of live music straight out of our favourite decade, all proceeds will go towards supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities. Break out your 80s style and dance away the night with these hit-makers in a state-of-the-art music entertainment venue.

Hailing from Quebec, The Box are a quintessential Canadian 80s pop-rock band and the hit-makers well known for “Must I Always Remember” to ‘My Dreams of You’ to ‘L’Affaire Dumoutier’ to their smash hit ‘Closer Together’. Founded in 1981 by singer Jean Marc Pisapia, the band quickly gained attention from labels in their hometown Montréal and released 4 gold and platinum selling albums with 9 consecutive hit singles in Canada and one abroad. After touring relentlessly for many years, the band broke up in 1992.

Pisapia went on to write music for TV commercials, films and documentaries and eventually
reformed The Box in 2004 with a new lineup, producing new releases in 2005, 2009, 2012 and their latest ‘Take Me Home’ EP in 2018 while touring consistently. The 6-member band delivers the same energy and enthusiasm for which they are well known, with music and themes that transcend time and are still relevant today.

“It’s always a great thrill to come play T.O. again… Keep in mind, Toronto embarked on The Box bandwagon way before our hometown Montreal did!! The Box has no particular cause in mind and usually participate in any charity whether it’s for the Ronald Mc Donald Foundation, LEUCAN or any other benefit for that matter,” says The Box frontman Jean Marc Pisapia.

New wave pioneers Images In Vogue formed in Vancouver in 1981 – comprised of Don Gordon, Gary Smith, Joe Vizvary and Kevin Crompton (a.k.a. cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy). Under the management of Kim Clarke Champniss (later a popular Muchmusic VJ), Dale Martindale came to become IIV’s vocalist. Their distinct sound fueled their growing popularity with hits ‘Call It Love’, ’Save It’ and ‘In The House’ to the ever popular ‘Lust For Love’. The band has toured with Depeche Mode, Brian Ferry, Duran Duran and Bryan Adams, among many other notable artists.

Signed to Capital Records and WEA, Images In Vogue have received four CASBY awards, as well as being nominated for a Juno and were under management by Ray Danniels of Anthem Records (Rush, Extreme, King’s X and Van Halen). The band unofficially went on hiatus in 1991.

The band’s current lineup includes Dale Martindale, Joe Vizvary, Glen Nelson, Ed Shaw, Time Welch and Derrick Gyles. After a 2012 reunion show at Toronto’s Revival Bar, Images In Vogue toured Ontario with The Spoons in 2013 and periodically continue to perform.

With all this music being truly fabulous and danceable, both bands brings on a good 80s vibe for a night to be remembered. The concert will take place from 8:30 to 11:30pm at Revival Bar (783 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1C5). 19+ event. Tickets are $45 (advance), $50 (door) and $75 (VIP) plus HST. General Admission and VIP tickets are available at www.ticketscene.ca/events/27162

 

 

 

 

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John Prine to headline next summer’s Mariposa Folk Festival

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“He’s so good, we’re gonna have to break his fingers,”
– Kris Kristofferson

“Beautiful songs… Nobody but Prine could write like that.”
– Bob Dylan

Next summer, the Mariposa Folk Festival will be celebrating it’s 60th Anniversary, and to kick off the celebrations they have announced legendary folk singer John Prine as their first headliner.

You can get your #Mariposa2020 weekend passes HERE.

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Indian Couple Reacts to Depeche Mode’s “People Are People” [Video]

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Kirti & Savio are a married couple from India; they have a YouTube channel called ENOMA, which stands for ‘Easygoing Native Outsiders Making Assessments’.

In this video, they listen and react to the song “People Are People” by the British synth-pop group Depeche Mode. It was released in 1984 via their album ‘Some Great Reward’.

This is taken from ENOMA’s channel’s description –

We serve soulful, psychological and pure music reactions on a regular basis. We love to create LIVE, insightful, deep & honest reactions. We are two counselors, teachers & stay-at-home parents who enjoy listening to music for the first time. We take the time to give a good review of music that we listen to. We seek to understand a song’s meaning. We often venture deep into the heart of a song to share a honest, sincere & educated assessment on it. We want you to have a great experience while watching our videos. And have a good time on our channel.

Visit the ENOMA Cafe today HERE!

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William Patrick Corgan – “Thirty Days: Revisited” [Video]

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In January of 2017, William Patrick Corgan embarked on a journey across America – No highways. Just state roads and small towns. It was during this trip that he wrote ‘Cotillions’. Take a look back at the sights, the sounds, the 3,000 miles…
Relive the adventure that inspired the music.

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