If you haven’t got your Riot Fest & Expo Toronto tickets yet – you better get a move on. It’s now less than a week to go!
Let’s re-visit the attendees:
The Cure * Billy Talent * Rise Against * The Flaming Lips * Death from Above 1979 * Brand New * Paul Weller * AWOLNATION * Bring Me the Horizon * Taking Back Sunday * The Afghan Whigs * Alkaline Trio * Glassjaw * New Found Glory * Circa Survive * Manchester Orchestra * Title Fight * Bad Suns * Citizen * Mounties * Pentimento * Broncho * Laura Stevenson * The Beaches * Somos * The Bots * Little Big League
City and Colour * Metric * The National * Social Distortion * Death Cab for Cutie * Stars * The Head and the Heart * Dropkick Murphys * Die Antwoord * Tokyo Police Club * The New Pornographers * Thurston Moore * Buzzcocks * Bob Mould * Clutch * Lucero * Lemuria * PUP * Nostalghia * Radkey * Rubblebucket * The Hotelier * Restorations * Say Yes * Seaway * Wounds
Thirty Four Flavour’s ‘Sweet Pick’
We saw Die Antwoord 2 summers ago at Lollapalooza in Chicago. It takes a lot to shock us. But between the offensive lyrics, full on stage presence and over the top rap-rave scene – we were floored. Die Antwoord indeed are experimental, culturally antagonistic and oh-so-fascinating.
The trio from Cape Town performed a sold out Danforth Music Hall show in Toronto a few months back and if that is any indication that their star is on the rise it will be neat to see their throw down come September 7th at Riot Fest.
Fronted by rappers Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er and backed by DJ Hi Tek. Their image involves a counterculture movement called zef and the influence of photographer Roger Ballen.
Die Antwoord released their debut studio album, $O$ (2009), online for free, and attracted international attention for their music video for “Enter the Ninja”. After briefly signing with Interscope Records, they founded their own label in 2011, Zef Recordz, through which they released their second and third studio albums, Ten$Ion (2012) and Donker Mag (2014).
Appropriately known as the ‘Modfather’ because of his strong mod British roots with his band The Jam. The Jam emerged at the same time as punk rock bands: The Clash, The Damned, and Sex Pistols.
The Jam’s first single, “In the City”, took them into the UK Top 40 for the first time in May 1977. Although every subsequent single had a placing within the Top 40, it was not until the band released the political “The Eton Rifles” that they would break into the Top 10, hitting the No. 3 spot in November 1979. The increasing popularity of their blend of Weller’s barbed lyrics with pop melodies eventually led to their first number one single, “Going Underground”, in March 1980.
As the band’s popularity increased, however, Weller became restless and eager to explore a more soulful, melodic style with a broader instrumentation, and in 1982, Weller announced that The Jam would disband at the end of the year. Weller branched out to a more soulful style with The Style Council (1983–89), before establishing himself as a successful solo artist in 1991.
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