Exciting Lineups for Fall Festivals

It may be sad to think of summer ending, but there are at least two reasons to get excited for fall.

First up is Bumbershoot, which occurs every September in the heart of Seattle at the Seattle Center. It is one of North America’s largest urban arts and music festivals, and has been showcasing local talent alongside world renowned performers since 1971.

There is never a shortage of talented musicians in this city. This year’s lineup highlights the local sound, but also boasts big acts such as Bob Dylan, Neko Case, Mary J. Blige, Continue reading

Stone Temple Pilots Tour in Late Summer

Stone Temple Pilots

The Stone Temple Pilots are touring in late summer in support of their new self-titled album, which was released in May of this year.

The tour will kick off in Winnipeg, MB on August 7, and will hit more than thirty cities before wrapping in October.

After taking a five year hiatus, front-man Scott Weiland and his band mates reunited in 2008. To the delight of millions of fans, the Continue reading

Seahawks Make Changes in Off-season

seahawksThe Seattle Seahawks signed Golden Tate today. The talented second-round pick will play for Seattle under a $3.26 million dollar, four-year contract. Tate was a standout player for Notre Dame. He led the country last year as top wide receiver.
This is an exciting day for Seahawks fans and for the player himself. In Tate’s own words via Twitter this morning, “Praise God!!! Terms and conditions have been reached for the Seattle Seahawks! Let’s play ball!… Today has been such a blessing and a dream come true! But the best is yet to come!” Continue reading

The Reds Defeat Motague But It Ain't Over Yet

In the first game of the CONCACAF preliminary round yesterday, the Toronto FC defeated CD Motague 1 to 0 at BMO Field.

ChadBarrettThe game’s only goal came at the 20 minute mark when Dwayne De Rosario split the defense, leaving Walter Flores, the Motague goal k eeper, alone with TFC’s Chad Barrett who was able to put a left footed kick to the back of the net. Toronto FC was hungry for another goal, and dominated the majority of the game play, including the shots (13 – 4), but they were unsuccessful.

A number of TFC players expressed their frustration with not being able to widen the lead in this aggregated series. As De Rosario put it, “Another day we finish one or two of those chances and we go to Honduras with two or three goals up … We did get the win, the 1-0, but we know it’s very tough going to Central America and playing.” Continue reading

Aerosmith Tours North America

Aerosmith

Iconic American rockers, Aerosmith, hit the road last week for a summer excursion they are calling the Cocked, Locked, and Ready to Rock Tour.

If you were disappointed by the cancellation of last year’s tour, 2010 is proving to be the year to see Aerosmith, who claim they are back and “tighter than ever.”

Having just returned from a successful tour in Europe, the group will visit over twenty cities throughout North America, including six stops in Canada. The final show will take place at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC on September 16. Continue reading

Kovalchuck Contract Going to Arbitration

Ilya Kovalchuk
Ilya Kovalchuk

The NHL Players’ Association (NHLPA) has filed a grievance today on behalf of Ilya Kovalchuk in response to the NHL’s controversial decision to reject what would have been the longest contract in NHL history, consisting of a 17-year, $102 million dollar deal with the New Jersey Devils.

The NHL rejected the contract on the grounds that it “deliberately circumvented” the league’s salary cap by being too front loaded. In the agreement, Kovalchuk would receive just under 80 percent ($80 million) in the first 7 years, and 93 percent in the first 10 years.

The 27 year old Russian would be 44 years old when the deal expires in 2027. The controversial portion of the agreement comes in his final 5 years of the deal that would have him being paid the league minimum of $550,000 in an attempt to free up more room for the Devil’s under the salary cap.

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Tegan & Sara Play Honda Civic Tour

Tegan & Sara

Canadian indie duo, Tegan and Sara began touring back in January for their sixth album, Sainthood. They opened the tour to a sold-out crowd at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, BC.

If you missed the winter show, you’ll have another chance this fall. Tegan and Sara will return to Vancouver for a show at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park on September 24.

In the meantime, Tegan and Sara will play the 2010 Honda Civic Tour, which begins today, July 23, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Along with Paramore, New Found Glory, and Continue reading

Lady Gaga on Monster Ball

Lady Gaga

Fans and critics alike are singing Lady Gaga’s praises. She is currently on the road for the Monster Ball, considered one of the most exciting and elaborate live shows of the year.

Lady Gaga spends nearly every night in a different city. Somehow she still finds time for an interview or two.

Gaga appeared on the cover of an early July issue of Rolling Stone Magazine. In her lengthy interview with the magazine, she revealed a lot about her writing process. She also reported some exciting news for fans, that her newest album should be released in early 2011! Continue reading

Toronto FC Prepares to Finish Season Strong

Toronto FC Captain and Scarborough Native Dwayne De Rosario
Toronto FC Captain and Scarborough Native Dwayne De Rosario

While the Toronto FC is getting ready to face their Western Conference equals, FC Dallas, on Saturday, the Reds are also preparing for a much harder fight ahead of them.

The game this weekend will be a good indicator of how the Eastern and Western MLS conferences compare, as well as how far the Toronto FC has come in the 3 years since they entered the MLS.

The two teams have had similar runs the last two seasons, finishing within one point of one another. This year, they are both sitting in third place in their division with FC Dallas at 25 points and Toronto FC at 22. Continue reading

Bryan Adams on The Road to the PNE

Bryan Adams

Celebrated Canadian musician, Bryan Adams, has tacked on seven Canadian cities for the tour he is calling The Road to the PNE.

The tour will cover a total of eight dates in Canada, including the August 21st performance at Empire Fields in Vancouver where he will be joined by The Beach Boys in celebration of the Pacific National Exhibition’s 100th anniversary.

Bryan Adams is a legend in Canada. After numerous Junos and his induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Adams received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in May of this year honoring his inspiring thirty year career in music. Continue reading