Weekly SNDtrack: Gotan Project

Words by Anna Piszczkiewicz     Band Photos via Gotan Project Facebook The Coco Bandero Cays are a small group of uninhabited islands with nothing more than white sand and king-sized palm trees, surrounded by clear turquoise waters and protected by a couple mile reef that extends into the Caribbean Sea. Known as the most stunning islands in ...

Man Candy: Gosling Boxing

Happy Friday kids! With the weekend nearly upon us, the question is: what do you have planned??? Might we suggest checking out a hypnotic, ultra-violent revenge saga set in the seamy underworld of Bangkok. Only God Forgives , the follow up to Drive (2011) from Danish provocateur Nicolas Winding Refn and his on-screen bestie  Ryan Gosling starts its run at Toronto's TIFF ...

Q&A: Sylvie and Shimmy

By Anna Piszczkiewicz Toronto’s Parkdale boutique Sylvie and Shimmy is the brainchild of Caroline Sylvester and Kyungjoo Shim—and a play on their names, no less. The two met in George Brown’s fashion management program, bonded over a project that had them develop a retail concept from the ground up, and upon graduation, they did just that. They ...

Weekly SNDtrack: Daughter

Words by Anna Piszczkiewicz Daughter started as a solo project by Elena Tonra in 2010. The English musician quickly added guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella to the lineup to become a trio now known as Daughter. They signed with well-known British record label 4AD  and released their first full-length album If You Leave earlier ...

Amazing 6th Grade Headbangers!

Unlocking the Truth, is a Brooklyn metal band composed of twelve year old Malcolm Brickhouse and eleven year old Jarad Dawkins. Recently they brought on new bassist Alec Atkins. Influenced by heavy metal bands such as SlipKnot, Metallica and Disturbed, these sixth graders write and create their own music and are just about the most awesome ...

VIDEO: Blurred Lines

Since we didn't post a Soundtrack for the Week on Monday we're going to give you a little audio/visual treat to lead you into the weekend. This one comes courtesy of American-Canadian Robin Thicke (the ladies love them some Mr. Thicke) and features vocals from rapper T.I. and singer/producer Pharrell; all three gents share writing credits on the song which ...