Super-Smiling Buddha

Just Shows co-founder and Parts & Labour.

Just Shows co-founder and Parts & Labour show booker Mark Pesci is bringing his talents to another west-end venue, College Street’s Smiling Buddha – pencilling in singers, bands and DJs as well as comedians. One of his first shows? Peach Kelli Pop with Average Times, First Base and Non-Stop Girls on March 21.

Bonus? The venue has a brand-spanking new sound system to boot.

& the nominees are…

The 2014 Juno Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning, February 4, in Toronto, and the contenders from our city span all categories.

Pop-rock crooner Serena Ryder has five nods including album of the year and single of the year hip-hop superstar Drake scooped four nominations including album of the year and artist of the year while folk veteran Ron Sexsmith scored two noms.

Other Torontonians we’re psyched about? Rich Kidd getting a rap-recording-of-the-year nod, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan scoring for alternative album, and the Weeknd for R&B/soul recording.

The leading overall nominees were Arcade Fire. The Montreal group scooped six nominations. The Juno Awards go down March 30 in Winnipeg.

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