turf lineup 2014 neutral milk hotel, sam roberts band, violent femmes, gogol bordello, gaslight anthem, local natives, gary clark jr, steve earle, andrew bird, jenny lewis, born ruffians, shovels and rope, man man, deer tick, hollerado, strumbells, toronto music festival,

TGIF is coming to you on Saturday instead of Friday because some big news landed in my inbox Friday and I had to reconfigure the post to include it!

The first being the AMAZING announcement of the first wave of artists for Toronto Urban Roots Festival ¬†– aka how I spend my birthday every year. Neutral Milk Hotel at a festival is basically the best.thing.ever. I just saw them at Kool Haus a few weeks ago and, while it wasn’t quite as perfect as the first time I saw Jeff Mangum sing these songs¬†in a church, it was still my musical crack. Them + summer music festival = two of my favourite things together.

PLUS, Violent Femmes! Andrew Bird! JENNY LEWIS! Sam Roberts. Steve Earle. Born Ruffians. Hollerado. Gogol Bordello. Local Natives. The Strumbellas. Devin Cuddy. And it’s only gonna get even better with the next announcement. I am pumped.

Oh also, I answered some Q’s for FS Local this week, read this to find out more about my favourite Toronto places.

Now, for the links: