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Photo Recap From Beer Fest in #Toronto // .@TOBeerFestival #BeerLove #Toronto

When: Saturday, May 21st:12:00PM-7:00PM Sunday, May 22nd: 1200PM-7:00PM Where:
Sherbourne Common. At the foot of Lower Sherbourne Street, next to Corus Quay at George Brown College. Photos Credit Tony (Faded4U)

Fashion Just Got Even Faster // .@Betabrand

Feeds, Followers, Posts & Projects: The Foundation of Fashion's Future? Every day, new design ideas from around the world, some only hours old, launch on
Part portfolio site, part crowdfunding platform, part clothing brand, the San Francisco startup feels more like Facebook than a common catalog. presents customers with a nonstop fashion feed: products available for purchase today, concepts that will be crowdfundable tomorrow.
Today, that feed happens to include experimental footwear from Timberland®, designs from Project Runway stars Sethaaron Henderson and Melissa Fleis, hyper-reflective dresses from 3M, and hundreds of other products and projects from less well-known, but equally passionate, fashion fans. Who knows what’ll pop up on the site tomorrow? 

“There’s a disconnect between the fashion industry’s development process and an online consumer’s demand for nonstop new ideas,” says Betabrand founder and CEO Chris Lindland.   “By opening up the R…

Indie Fridays are back at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE // .@YDSquare

YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE 2016 Indie Fridays are Back! Free Music in the Heart of the City June 24 – September 2 YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS) is proud to present Indie Fridays, the free concert series that will kickstart the weekends in the heart of the city from June 24 – September 2 starting at 8pm. 
Join the summer fun every Friday night (with a break on Canada Day) at YDS for an eclectic mix of live performances curated by the programming team at Massey Hall, covering diverse musical genres from reggae to hip-hop and sultry soul to Latin world beats.
On Friday, June 24, with support from Canadian Reggae World, the legendary Canadian reggae band Messenjah opens Indie Fridays with their progressive roots sound; with special guest Exco Levi, winner of four consecutive JUNO Awards for Best Reggae Recording.
On Friday, July 8, Halifax indie-rocker AA Wallace instills wicked wit into his lo-fi electro-pop songs; with special guest vocalists, Liz Loughrey whose voice belies her youth and channels …


Musicworksis thrilled to announce that its 2016 Electronic Music Composition and Sonic Geography Writing contests are now open.
Musicworks’ two annual juried contests spotlight new literary and musical talents, and offer cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard:
Electronic Music Composition Contest Musicworks invites participants to compose an experimental piece in any electronic music genre with a maximum length of 10 minutes.
Sonic Geography Writing Contest Musicworks’ asks prose writers and poets to choose one location and describe in 500 words (max.) how sound shapes your experience of this place.
Contest entry fee is C$25, and includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks(less than our normal subscription rate!); each additional entry only $5. Contests close August 14, 2016.
2016 Contest prize details, eligibility and assessment criteria, rules and restrictions, and entry forms can be found at:

Columbian composer a…

.@wayhomefestival x Drake Art // .@thedrakehotel

Art installations will once again take centre stage at Way Home VIP with a program of local and international artists transforming the rustic barn and rolling hills into a living museum. Make sure to get there early for the Art Walk on July 21 to see the installations before the official start of the festival.
 WayHome VIP guests will also have the chance to indulge in The Drake’s Pop-Up restaurants all through the festival and enjoy special access to each stage. Join us, it will be a festival like no other so get your tickets here. - See more at:

.@accept_me_ // Review by .@fadedwithness #AcceptMe

Through awareness and education, Accept me aims to break the barriers of social marginalization. Being

a philanthropic fashion brand, every time you purchase a product from Accept Me you are helping us

provide funds to select charities working with at risk youth. You help us share a simple yet powerful

message; a message of acceptance. Accept me embraces the ideology that through compassion-based

action, change will occur.
Kim Radons is founder and CEO of Accept Me. Kim has a passion for helping others. By being an

advocate for the less fortunate, Kim has been actively involved with The Boys Club Network and Bullying

Ends Here. Most recently in 2016, Kim had the honour of clothing Syrian Refugees entering Vancouver

with acceptance fashion.

“ACCEPTANCE is not just something that happens, it is a lifelong choice that requires one to be

consistent and constant in their practice of compassion and empathy.”

Accept Me features a variety of t-shits for men, women and children, as well as ac…

.@NXNE - "Future Land" // June 15 at Ryerson University #Toronto

NXNE Future Land Interactive Conference  presents NOLAN BUSHNELL Founder of Atari North By Northeast (NXNE) Future Land, the new Interactive, Music and Gaming Conference together with co-host, Ryerson University announces the godfather – or grandfather - of gaming, the man who founded Atari, technology pioneer, entrepreneur, engineer and author Nolan Bushnell will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday, June 15 at Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management.
Nolan Bushnell is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation. Often cited as the Father of the video game industry, Bushnell introduced videogames to the masses with PongComputer Space and many other legendary games, as well as the home videogame console system with multiple game cartridges. With his latest startup, BrainRush, he is intent on fixing education with software that uses gamification principles to “addict” students to learning. 
NXNE Future Land conference brings together the intersection of music and gaming wit…

Betabrand & Timberland Launch Craftletic™ // .@Betabrand

Betabrand & Timberland Launch Craftletic™

Major footwear and apparel brands like Timberland have always kept the product-design process shrouded in secrecy: Designers and merchants hash out the details in private, then unveil thoroughly baked concepts to customers the world over. Until now...

Over the last couple months, they've welcomed sneakerheads into the design studio to create a new collection as a community

Today, footwear aficionados can reserve the first releases of fan-built boots on Betabrand's crowdsourcing and crowdfunding platform.
Creative customers have invested themselves in the entire design process —  from sketch to fabrication to crowdfundable prototype — narrowing around 30 designs down to three.

“Partnering with Betabrand gives Timberland the opportunity to engage consumers in a dialogue in a truly innovative way and test new design concepts in real-time, from their infancy through to creation,” said Jay Steere, Senior Director Timberland Innovation Le…

.@Tate_Kobang Releases New Video "Don't Need" Featuring Freeband Test

Tate Kobang Releases New Video "Don't Need" Featuring Freeband Test Baltimore's blessing, Tate Kobang, returns with his third visual off his recently released debut mixtape, Since We're Here, for the song, "Don't Need." Shot and directed by LOVE THE CULTURE, Tate and Freeband Test reflect back to the days in the trenches where they learned the rules of the game early. "Don't Need" serves as a reminder that Tate is force to be reckoned with even if the job falls solely on him. Produced by Dee Dae & Lando

Stream Tate Kobang's Since We're Here:

Tate Kobang was also selected for Taco Bell's 2016 Feed The Beat artist program. Read about it here!
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.@Pharrell’s ‘Pink Beach’ Party // .@Adidas // .@adidasoriginals