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TURF Review: Andrew Bird

He sang “…come back to Chicago, the city of lights” on America’s Independence Day, but you’d never suspect that Andrew Bird didn’t want to be right there, on stage at the Toronto Urban Roots Festival. Dressed in a black dress shirt, tailored jacket and spotted blue scarf, Bird serenaded the audience with his song “Pulaski …

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Band Profile: Born Ruffians

Somewhere between a yell and a howl, the vocals from Born Ruffian’s frontman Luke LaLonde establish the four-person Toronto band as prominent contributors to the folk-rock genre. Forming in 2004, the band has noticeably matured over the years, all without compromising the acoustic drum foundation that they’ve always relied on. Going from Little Garcon on …

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