Archive for Ian Blurton

Nadia Elkharadly: NXNE 2013 Wrap up

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2013 by segarini

Nadia LogoI know it’s been more than a week since it ended, but I’ve still got North by North East on the brain.  Maybe it’s because I still can’t fall asleep before the crack of dawn (which is murder on my dayjob functionality).  Maybe it’s because I can’t shake my hangover shakes.  Maybe it’s because I still don’t have my full voice back – but you should hear my Demi Moore impression, it’s killer!  Actually, you will be able to hear it on the Bobcast very soon, but anyway.  Whatever it is, I’m sad that NXNE is over and that I had to get back to reality.  Reality SUCKS.  So, permit me to reminisce just a little bit.

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Nadia Elkharadly: 2013 NXNE Preview

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2013 by segarini

Nadia LogoHappy June everyone!  Get the coffee, advil, milk thistle and Gatorade ready, it’s music festival time in Toronto!  This week brings North by North East back into our lives.  That means 4am last calls, copious amounts of alcohol and terrible for you meals, and glorious, glorious live music everywhere you go!  It’s become one of my favourite times of year in this city, along with CMW (despite the pitfalls I complained about back in April) and Indie Week.  The city floods with visiting musicians and delegates from across Canada, the U.S. and the rest of the world.  Ever concert, event or just bar wandering can turn into a network opportunity, a reunion or just a chance to get sh-tfaced with friends, new and old alike.  It’s a great time to be in Toronto, and it’s a great time to be a music lover.

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Nadia Elkharadly: Out and about in Toronto

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by segarini

At any given time in our fair city of Toronto, Ontario there is always something going on.  From music, fashion, film and the arts, everyone’s taste can be accommodated.  I feel like more often than not I always talk about events after the fact – I’ve had my fun and I’m telling my lovely readers all about it.  So today I not only want to talk about events I’ve been to recently, but highlight a few of the current goings on in the city in the hopes that some of you out there will partake in the fun and maybe tell ME all about it.

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Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s of Rock – C

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , on October 6, 2011 by segarini

Let’s C….
Let’s all tip our trucker hats to the almost-legend that was C’mon. Ian Blurton is one of Canada’s rock’n’roll treasures and his three-piece powerhouse will play their last shows at Toronto’s Cherry Cola’s on October 20th and at The Bovine Sex Club on October 22nd. After 15 years and a sniff of success with Change Of Heart, Blurton spent three years with his next band Blurtonia before forming C’mon with drummer Randy Curnew and Nashville Pussy bassist Katie Lynn Campbell in 2003. After a myriad of Canadian tours Curnew left the band in 2006 and was replaced by Dean Dallas Bentley.

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