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Ten Lessons to Take Away from Buffer Fest

Posted by Kevkon on October 25, 2016
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Written by Andrea Vahrusev This year, Buffer Fest took place over the weekend of October 20th to the 23rd. The event brings together tons of creators —many of them being YouTubers— to downtown Toronto where attendees engage and learn from the experienced entrepreneurs. The festival is split into different events such as panels, screenings, and workshops. Many community partners come together in support of the festival and one of them

We Day 2016

Posted by Kevkon on October 24, 2016
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Written by Paige Neddeau.   On October 19 the We Movement event We Day Toronto took place at the Air Canada Centre. The event brought together world-renowned speakers, A-list preformers and over 20,000 youth to celebrate and mark the start a year of social action.   The powerful event hosted by actress and UNAIDS ambassador Zendaya featured many well known speakers and performers such has Singer Jason Derulo, American Idol host Paula Abdul and many Canadian change makers including Youtube entertainer Lilly

Toronto Concert Roundup – April 2016

Posted by Kevkon on April 4, 2016
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April is a HUGE month for concerts in this city. Whether you prefer a stadium-sized affair, or a small club show — you won’t have any trouble finding an event to help you procrastinate during this exam season. Here are some shows we’re looking forward to attending in April: THE SMASHING PUMPKINS & LIZ PHAIR @ MASSEY HALL, APRIL 12, 2016 It should take absolutely NO persuasion to get any music fan to this show.

Review: Freddie Gibbs – Shadow of a Doubt

Posted by Kevkon on March 31, 2016
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Two years ago, Freddie Gibbs’ career seemed destined to plateau. If nothing else, he was poised to be a very, very, good blog rapper. After falling out with (the artist formerly known as Young) Jeezy and his CTE imprint label, Gibbs made it his mission to call out the rapper on his following mixtapes, radio appearances, and interviews. By his account, Gary’s own was simply too thug to coexist on a roster with an increasingly

CONTEST: Tweet To Win A Pair Of Tickets To See The Rocket Summer!

Posted by Kevkon on March 16, 2016
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In partnership with local event promoter Homesick, SpiritLive will be giving away 2 pairs of tickets to two lucky listeners to The Rocket Summer’s upcoming show on March 29th at Hard Luck Bar. All you have to do to enter is tweet us — @spiritlive — the answer to this question: Which famous RTA grad is featured in The Rocket Summer’s music video for his latest single, “Same Air?” Bryce Avery

Pop Goes The Week: Bestival Festival, Girly Grimes & Radiohead Reunited

Posted by Kevkon on March 15, 2016
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Each week, SpiritLive will be rounding up the biggest stories from around the mainstream music world, along with the most buzz-worthy pop culture moments in order to keep our readers entertained and informed. Bestival Toronto’s Full Line Up Revealed — And It’s Killer 1078657_1052918794781599_5923881489281140128_o #BestivalTO is back — with a brand new venue (thank God, because we all know how well the transportation for

Toronto Concert Roundup – March 2016

Posted by Kevkon on March 1, 2016
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Whether you’re a huge music fan, or just looking for a fun night out with friends — there’s a concert happening in Toronto this month to please everyone. Here are some shows we’re looking forward to attending in March: TY SEGALL AND THE MUGGERS @ THE DANFORTH, MARCH 4, 2016 This will most likely be a high-energy show well suited for any indie/psychedelic/garage rock fan. Segall and his band are touring in support of his

Malachi Rowswell is SpiritLive’s resident movie buff. He’ll be reviewing all kinds of films — from current flicks to old-time favourites — for our readers’ pleasure. Think of this as a “Movie Lover’s Guide To The Industry.” Top Ten Films Of 2015 Wait, what — it’s March 2016? How did that happen?! Looking back, 2015 was a pretty great year for film, even if it did see the release of its fair share of duds

Review: Zayn – PILLOWTALK

Posted by Kevkon on February 2, 2016
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<span class="bp-first-letter">h</span>ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_3d6GntKbk Friday, January 29th — a day many had been anxiously anticipating. Zayn Malik — former 1/5 of One Direction, and now, just Zayn — dropped his new single “PILLOWTALK,” his official debut release as a solo artist since his departure from the British boy band. Less than 12 hours after its world premiere, the music video had more than 1 million views on VEVO, and had been played on my phone approximately the same amount

Malachi At The Movies – Indie Horror Flicks

Posted by Kevkon on February 2, 2016
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Malachi Rowswell is SpiritLive’s resident movie buff. He’ll be reviewing all kinds of films — from current flicks to old-time favourites — for our readers’ pleasure. Think of this as a “Movie Lover’s Guide To The Industry.” Indie Horror Flicks I love horror movies, and I know there’s a lot of people out there who feel the same way. But the genre as we know it? It’s kinda bad — at least if you don’t