Hot on the heels of Pride Week in Toronto and the U.S. Supreme Court's defeat of the Defence Of Marriage Act and overturning of Prop 8 comes an LGBT-themed music video by indie pop-makers Stars.
The black-and-white clip for Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It from the band's latest album, The North, features some of Toronto's top drag artists getting their faces on, speaking candidly about gender identity and all-round flaunting what they've got.
It's striking, joyous and celebratory. See it at youarestars.com.
So long, Paaeez
On Monday night (July 1), long-time Little Italy hookah and cocktail go-to Paaeez held its closing party. Following openers Audiofly, superstar house duo Art Department (in town for Digital Dreams) had the dance floor going off past 4 am. For the Toronto-bred pair, who now live in Europe, it was a return to their old stomping grounds: they used to have a Friday-night residency there.
The space will reopen shortly as a lounge called Weldon Park.