With SXSW and Coachella behind us, it’s time to turn our attention north. Canadian Music Week is a nine day festival showcasing both local and international talent. The fest has graduated from bitter March to balmy May, inviting the less cold resistant music fans. With an overwhelming number of artists, this year is sure to be bigger and better than anything before.
See the impact a genre of music can have on culture through the photography exhibit 40 Years of Hip Hop Photography being held at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. Curated by Che Kothari & Ryan Paterson, the exhibition collects works by photographers including Ernie Paniccioli, Jonathan Mannion, Matt Barnes and Janette Beckman, among many others.
With Electronic Dance Music festivals all but dominating the events market in terms of hype and production, it was only fitting that the great city of Toronto, produced one of their very own. Veld, a massive EDM festival that occurs in downsview park, has quickly become one of the best festivals in the great white north.
As a bartender and someone who is in love with the art of building and mixing cocktails, I can honestly say that after visiting the team at ‘Barchef’. I realize that as much experience as I’ve accumulated, there is still a big mountain of knowledge out there. With drinks such as the Vanilla Hickory Smoked Manhattan, in which it takes about 25 minutes to create and is literally forged through Ice and Fire, you realize that ‘getting a drink’ can be much more than just that.