Archive for September, 2006

Alias & Tarsier – Set Times

Friday, September 29th, 2006

El Mocambo
Sunday, October 1st

Doors:  8pm
Astronautalis:  9pm
Alias & Tarsier:  10pm

Tickets will be available at the door for $12.

Dragonette – Set Times

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

El Mocambo
Saturday, September 30th

Doors:  8:30pm
Kill The Lights:  10:30pm
Dragonette:  11:30pm

Tickets will be available at the door for $12.

EMI mixtape player…

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

In the spirit of the Easy Star player, EMI Music Canada has its own player which has some great tunes with artists that we happen to work with and some which we would like to work with…

EMI Music Player

Nashville Pussy – Set Times

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

The Mod Club Theatre
Tuesday, September 26th

Doors:  8pm
Romeo Liquor Store:  9pm
Priestess:  10pm
Nashville Pussy:  11pm

Tickets will be available at the door for $25 each.

Easy Star All-Stars show announced…

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Radiodread by Easy Star All-Stars

Just wanted to post a quick note to tell everyone that I’m really really stoked about our upcoming Easy Star All-Stars show at Lee’s on Nov 12th.

I came across this player which has 4 tracks from their Radiodread album… killer tunes.

This show is going to be bananas!

Jacob from Emerge

DJ Krush – Set Times

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Mod Club Theatre
Tuesday, September 12th

Doors:  8pm
DJ Krush:  10:15

Tickets will be available at the door for $25.

Virgin Festival

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

The whole Emerge family wants to apologize to all the Flaming Lips fans who went to the Virgin Festival and only got to see them for 40 minutes.

The long & short of the story is that the previous 3 days and the morning of the show we were battling terrible weather which got us behind – yes we were aware of it.  Our stage manager, with 29 years experience, worked as hard as he could to get us back on time and by 9:45pm we were in a position where the Lips were going to play 60 minutes – the crews, the band and the city were all on side.

Unfortunately, additional technical issues and the appearance of city bylaw officials ordering things to end made it impossible for the Lips to finish their set.

We’re as disappointed as anyone and were working on something to make it up to everyone.



Virgin Festival line-up change

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

TORONTO (ONTARIO) September 7, 2006 – Virgin Mobile Canada and Emerge Entertainment, producers of Virgin Festival announced today that there will be a change to the Virgin Festival artist line-up on Sunday, September 10. Broken Social Scene will replace Massive Attack as the closing act on the Virgin Mobile Stage.

According to Massive Attack’s management, “In spite of timely and coordinated efforts, the essential U.S. immigration visas were not issued in time for the beginning of the Massive Attack North American Tour. Subsequently, the band has been forced to cancel the first four shows (Toronto, 9/10, Montreal, 9/11, Detroit 9/12, Chicago, 9/13). Currently, the rest of the tour remains intact. The band hopes to reschedule the cancelled shows as soon as possible.”

“We apologize to everyone who bought tickets expecting to see Massive Attack perform, but we know that the new line-up continues to deliver an outstanding two-day experience for the Toronto Virgin Festival. With the addition of Broken Social Scene, we’re continuing to deliver outstanding talent at incredible value,” said Jacob Smid, Emerge Entertainment.

Broken Social Scene kicked off the summer’s festival season and are honoured to close the season as the final act to perform at the Virgin Festival this Sunday.

Jeffrey Remedios of Arts & Crafts said, “Having played on Toronto Island for the past three years, we’ve developed a special relationship with Torontonians and the Toronto Music Community. We’re sorry to hear that Massive Attack is unable to perform, but we’re thrilled to be a headliner at the inaugural edition of this renowned festival.”

If festival goers purchased tickets to specifically see Massive Attack, they can get a refund for their purchases at the point of purchase prior 12:00 pm on September 10. For tickets purchased online at, customers must return those tickets to a Future Shop store location before 12:00 p.m on Sunday.
Tickets for the Virgin Festival are available at Future Shop stores, through all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (416) 870-8000. Locally, tickets are available at Rotate This and Soundscapes. One and two day passes will also be available at the ferry docks on Sept. 9 and 10. Ticket information is also available at: or One-day tickets are $57.50 (including all sales taxes, $1.00 for Virgin Unite and $6 for the ferry to and from the Toronto Island plus $1 for unlimited access to Centreville rides); a two-day ticket is available for $104.50 (including all sales taxes, $1.00 for Virgin Unite and $12 for the ferry plus $2 for unlimited access to Centreville rides).

World Party – Set Times

Friday, September 1st, 2006

The Opera House
Sunday, September 3rd

Doors:  8pm
JF Robitaille:  8:30pm
Gina Villalobos:  9:15pm
World Party:  10:30pm

Tickets will be available at the door for $30.