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Stay Tuned. For Now, Watch Season 1

July 6, 2010

An Empty Massey  Hall

The first season of City Sonic has come and gone. For now, you can watch all of the films right here, on the free City Sonic iPhone app, and on most other smartphones, on our mobile website. While you do, we’ll be hard at work creating some more City Sonic.

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Get our free iPhone app!

May 11, 2010

City Sonic iPhone app

Hot Docs may be over, but City Sonic is still playing on one of the most important screens: your mobile device. Catch all 20 films as well as exclusive bonus content on the free City Sonic iPhone app, and on most other smartphones, on our mobile website.

Check out how to get City Sonic Mobile.

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Hot Docs loves music. Go love Hot Docs.

May 4, 2010

Hot Docs

There are tons of great music docs on right now at Hot Docs. It’s one of the best film festivals around, and this year they’re showing some love to music.

From The Socalled Movie (“If Woody Allen and Lil Wayne had a love child it would be Josh Dolgin…”), to Listen To This, an excellent film about a music program at an inner-city Toronto elementary school.

Check out this list of hot music docs (on the Hot Docs website).

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Rush documentary hits Hot Docs

April 28, 2010

Geddy Lee (Rush) at Massey HallCity Sonic artist, Geddy Lee (Rush) will be on the big screen once again in “Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage.” If you haven’t landed your tickets to the sold-out screening kicking off Hot Docs this year, you can still stand in the rush line.

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, the latest from Banger Films, screens Thursday, April 29th 9:30pm at the lovely Winter Garden Theatre.

While you’re waiting for the film to start, get our free iPhone app or go to http:m.citysonic.tv on your smartphone and check out Bruce McDonald’s City Sonic film about Rush and their historic gig at Massey Hall.

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iPhone app launch today!

April 21, 2010

We’ve teased you with rumours of an iPhone app. Well, today’s the day. We are delighted to announce than you can now experience City Sonic on your mobile. And we don’t just mean watching the docs on the go (although we’re chuffed when you do.) We’re talking about all the new, exclusive, bonus features you can now unlock using the free City Sonic iPhone app.

For each of our City Sonic films, there are hidden extras: rare archival audio and photos, previously unreleased songs, live performances, original featurettes and more. You can now access them a few different ways. By visiting the locations of the films — using our handy map interface, GPS and your own feet, find our codes on historic hotspots around the city that will unlock bonus content. Or, answer some quiz questions, and be rewarded. You might even get lucky — with the help of your GPS — and trip hidden content by walking past certain City Sonic locations.

City Sonic’s mission has always been about more than just making music movies. It’s also about connecting music fans with the locations where music history happens. With the new app, we invite you to get outside and take part. Free from the iTunes App Store, and on most other smartphones, at m.citysonic.tv. As always, let us know what you think.

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Get Outside: Cancer Bats at the ACC

March 26, 2010


Well the Cancer Bats certainly have come a along way from their DIY shows down in the Adrift Clubhouse.  This Sunday they hit the big time opening up for Billy Talent at the Air Canada Center.

The lineup also includes fellow Canadian heavy hitters Alexisonfire, and America’s favourite punk-rock cowboys Against Me!  All together this should make for one of the loudest shows the ACC will see this year.

Tickets for the show are still available through ticketmaster.ca, but for the best view show up early and pay extra for something on the floor.  See you in the pit!

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Get Outside and Buy Tickets Now!

March 25, 2010

Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage, the latest materpiece from Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn, will have its Canadian premiere at the Hot Docs Film Festival on April 29th at the Winter Garden Theatre. The film questions why one of the greatest selling bands of all time never got the respect from critics they deserved.

McFayden and Dunn are the metalhead duo behind some of Canada’s most successful music documentaries. They’re company Banger Films burst onto the scene in 2005 with the smash success Metal: A Headbangers Journey, and they’ve since been the kings when it comes to hard rock documentaries.

Hot Docs is still over a month away, but tickets for screenings are already online, and for a show this big you can’t afford to leave it to the last minute. Until then, get your Rush fix from City Sonic, and we’ll see you at the festival.

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