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Jan 26 2015 Fabolous / Dej Loaf concert review Kool Haus/The Guvernment: LAST SHOW EVER by Addi "Mindbender Supreme" Stewart So, it all came to a close last night. No more Kool Haus/Guvernment down on Queens Quay. It's been like 20+ years Toronto has been going to concerts there! But, we are still living in Babylon, we can't forget that. The great monster known as capitalism will set its sights on something you love -someday-. That day came. Last night was the final show EVER at Kool Haus, and it got shut down by internationally known club music DJ Deadmau5. It...

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1. Spek Won / Shi Wisdom- Black Bodies  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DcWo5mDX9gWords can barely express the depth of beauty, life, love and truth captured in this song and video. I shall simply show love to the images and ideas they share so perfectly in the dark sky sunshine of Toronto. The symbols are timeless truths that are here to kill violent lies. The Black Lives Matter shrine with Shi Wisdom holding a flower might bring a tear to your eye when you first see it. The breakdancing black body that used to be a corpse on the street is a dream I wish...

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Wu-Tang Clan @ MattyFest: Concert Review by Addi "Mindbender" Stewart Sept 6, 2019 Wu Tang is a religion. That's the first thing I must declare, as I went to Wu-Church last night, with a few thousand T Dot disciple. Before their MattyFest show at Echo Beach during a chilled-out late summer evening, the people were definitely ready for Shaolin's Finest, the headliners after a frenetic day of punk rock, pop and hip hop, as well as various delicacies (that ran out at 7 PM, yikes! But, I digress.) When 9:30 came around: it was showtime. 'Cut Throat City', RZA's next cinematic creation,...

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Tiara Thomas - Influence Still Shining  by Addi Stewart A jewel that is just waiting to be discovered by the world at large, this magnetic acoustic soul singer/rhymer/artist extraordinaire continues to build her momentum towards what certain music lovers all over wishes will become a sparkling success, due to this humble star's undeniable gift of giving something special in her sweet new songs. The first time the world got hit with the blinding light of Tiara's delicate but intelligent vocalism was on Wale's 'Mixtape About Nothing' in 2011, on the chronic smoker's anthem, 'The Cloud', as Tiara strums some wicked...

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WHY JIDENNA MATTERS. by Addi "Mindbender" Stewart It was a beautiful-ass Saturday. Sun was shining almost as much as these unbelievably beautiful Toronto women, men and people. Beer flowing, ganja burning, good vibes gwanning. It didn't rain, even though the Screwface done been feeling wetter than Vancity this year, and the adjoining lake was nearly spilling over onto the beach sand. But the show must go on, and that it did. ManifesTO Year 11 was underway, and its a blessing for the city to have, since not every other city has such a long-running indie music festival. Sure, it isn't...

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