Purveyors of: Electro-acoustic jams using toys, keyboards and other noisemaking objects with live bass & drums File Next To: Hot Chip, Liars, LCD Soundsystem, Battles, Fuck Buttons Playing: Camp Wavelength, Friday August 28 at Artscape Gibraltar Point. Get your ticket here!
Holy Fuck are back! After a hectic six-year tour schedule and the subsequent time off, a new album is nearly ready for release. Their show at Camp Wavelength will be the first in Toronto since 2013. Marissa Janes sat down with Brian Borcherdt to reflect on the past decade of Holy Fuck, from its humble beginnings with Wavelength to finally taking a break to write a record.
Purveyors of: Futuristic mysticism, hip-hop positivity mashed up with electro-industrial menace. File next to: Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction Playing: Camp Wavelength, Friday August 28 (Late Night Set) at Artscape Gibraltar Point (Toronto Island)
When it all crashes down, you have to build it up again. A couple years back, local hip-hop crew Abstract Random looked poised to break big, when suddenly their signal went silent. But Ayo Leilani and SunSun regrouped, rebranded and are ready to rise from the ashes as ATS (Above Top Secret). As well as being DIY musicians, the pair are also grassroots promoters, working with 88 Days of Fortune to create LGBT-friendly, woman-positive safe spaces in the hip-hop scene. Joe Strutt met up with Sun and Leilani to hear about starting over, breaking barriers and throwing inclusive parties.