CONTEST: Win two wristbands to NXNE

Logo for NXNE Toronto Music Festival 2011
Logo for NXNE Toronto Music Festival 2011North by Northeast is almost here and Toronto Music Scene has two wristbands to give away to the unofficial kick off to summer!  NXNE runs from June 13-19 and features over 650 bands spread across 50 venues, not to mention a plethora of BBQs, musicians littered everywhere, 4 a.m. last calls, incredible films, music that never ends and nights you’ll never forget/remember.  Yeah, this time of year is definitely dear to our little hearts here at TMS!
To enter, simply tweet “Hey @TorontoMusic you should send me to @NXNEfest because I’m dying to see @_______” and tell us your top festival picks.  We will notify  the winner via Twitter on the 12th and will arrange to give you the passes after.  If you’re not lucky enough to win, have no fear.  Wristbands start at $25 with discounted priority pass and package deals available to students. 

CONTEST: Win two tickets to the Stylus DJ Awards!

Stylus DJ Awards 2011 Pioneer HP
Stylus DJ Awards 2011 Pioneer HP Toronto Music Scene has two passes to give away to the 2011 Stylus DJ Awards presented by HP this Monday, May 30th @ the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  The Stylus Awards represent the best of Canada’s beat makers, the DJs who seduce us into long nights on the dance floor and the artists who sing the songs that keep us there.  Nominees include everyone from Deadmau5 to Drake, so get your glow sticks, neon threads and dancing shoes ready!
To enter, simply tweet “Hey @TorontoMusic! I wanna go to the #StylusAwards sponsored by @HP_PC because ___________” and tell us why we should pick you.  We will notify the winner via Twitter on the 29th.  Please note this event is 19+.  Please also note, past experience has taught us HP throws a killer party, so we’d warn your Tuesday morning if we were you!

Contest: Win Two Tickets To Artist Life, Strung Out and Face To Face!!

Band pic of Toronto band the3 Artist Life
Band pic of Toronto band the3 Artist Life Toronto’s The Artist Life are currently on tour with California punk  legends Face To Face and Strung Out and TMS is stoked to give one lucky winner two passes to see this punk rock extravaganza at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on May 12th.

 All you have to do is send an e-mail to with your full name, contact info and the name of the Artist Life’s debut album that dropped April 26th.  Contest closes May 10 at 10 p.m. and the winner will be contacted by email later that night.


Poster from Steam Whistles Unsigned featuring the Darcys
Poster from Steam Whistles Unsigned featuring the Darcys Join Toronto Music Scene at Steam Whistle’s Unsigned Indie Music concert featuring the Darcy’s, Wildlife and Freedom or Death on April 29 at the Steam Whistle brewery.  Because we love live music, Steam Whistle and you, we’re hooking you up mad with two tickets to the show,  refreshment tickets (that means free drinks people!), two passes to the Steam Whistle Brewery, a Steam Whistle bottle opener, an Unsigned shirt and, the cherry on top, a Steam Whistle iPhone cover.  We admit we’re a little jealous.  Email and tell us your favourite place to see live music.  The winner will be notified April 25 and can pick up their prize at the show.  Cheers to rock’n’roll and Dream Whistles…I mean Steam Whistle.  This contest is 19+.

CONTEST: Win Two Tickets to a Private Party at the Rockstar Hotel


rockstarhotel.jpgMarch 20, 2011


Toronto Music Scene is hooking one lucky reader up with a pair of tickets to the Rockstar Hotel @ The Spoke Club this Friday March 24 in honour of the Juno’s 40th birthday and HP’s  new TouchPad.  The event features impromptu celeb jam sessions, a performance by Shotley Crue and, did we forget to mention, signature cocktails!


The event is part of HP’s partnership with Dr. Dre and producer Jimmy Iovine and will be showcasing their Beats Audio platform – technology designed to redefine digital music playback for a brand new listening experience and featured on the HP TouchPad


To enter tell us what you’re doing to celebrate 40 years of the Junos (with more independent artist nominations than ever before!) by emailing by noon on Thursday March 24.   Please note: event is 19+.


apeposter.jpgToronto Music Scene has a pair of New Years Eve tickets to the Hideout and a copy of A Primitive Evolution’s debut self-titled EP to give away to one lucky reader who can tell us the name of the infamous A Primitive Evolution mascots.  Just email with your answer and we’ll contact the winner by email on the 30th.  Details as follows:

The Hideout (484 Queen St. W)
Doors: 8:00 p.m.
Music: 10:30 p.m.
Line-up: Gargantua, The Baggars and A Primitive Evolution
Last Call: 4 a.m.
19 +

Win Free Passes to Die Mannequin

Win to see Die Mannequin in Toronto Live
Win two free passes to see Die Mannequin play the Sound Academy, Dec 15th 2010.  All you need to do is email with your name and tell us what new movie directed by Bruce McDonald stars Care Failure.  A randomly selected email will win the free passes and be notified by email tuesday night.

Best of luck!

CONTEST: BSS Vinyl giveaway

forgiveness_rock_record.jpgToronto Music Scene is giving away an absolutely gorgeous, heavy collectable 12" vinyl of Broken Social Scene‘s latest release, Forgiveness Rock Record, courtesy of Arts & Crafts records. Canada’s most famous collective have created perhaps some of the most beautiful, abstract, haunting pieces to date, including vocals from all the favourites: Jason Collett, Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Fiest, Emily Haines, Charles Spearin, Amy Millan and the rest.  If we didn’t suffer from a hefty guilt complex, we would hide this record from all of you and keep it to ourselves. But alas, it is yours if you email and tell us why you should have it.  Best reason wins.  Winner will be notified by email.