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If you woke up this morning with poop in your cereal, don't worry, because things are looking up. Versailles band Phoenix has just dropped their new song "Entertainment" from their forthcoming album Bankrupt!

You can listen and sing-along to the lyric video, below.

True to form, Phoenix's new track is fun, danceable, and fit for a car commercial.

Bankrupt!, out April 23, is the follow up to Phoenix's hugely successful breakout album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.

Phoenix kicks off a North American and European tour March 28 at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre. No other Canadian dates have been scheduled yet.

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We usually don't post cute animal videos on Daily TORO but we're drunk and it's Friday, so what the hell.

Watch below as a tornado of kangaroos invade the LPGA Australian Open in Canberra and interrupt first-round play for several minutes.

Not since Adam Sandler murdered an alligator have we seen such shananigans on a golf course.

Australia's February is very hot and dry, making the lush golf course prime real estate for the bouncy marsupials.

The amount of kangaroos has been a problem in the region, making roads unsafe for motorists. Luckily, roo meat makes for a damn good sausage.

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Dear Lisa Dutton's son: Prepare for a life of torturous teasing and grotesque nicknames. It seems your Saskatoon TV anchor mom has doomed you to such a fate after inadvertedly miming a blowjob — sound effects included — live on Global TV's morning news.

You can watch the peep show, free of charge or shame, below.

Lisa, you've got an interesting technique, but it might do your partner some service if you didn't squeeze so hard.

This video is truly a masterpiece in awkward humour. You can almost see co-anchor Kevin Stanfield thinking, "Oh Christ. You've just ruined both our lives."

We suppose we're making the Dutton family's situation worse by spreading the video, but we're not the ones shoving "big, fat, rubber, vibrating" things in our mouths.

Related >> Daily TORO: Is Saskatoon Planning a Red Light District?

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They didn't dump Jordan or Tiger, they did bail on Lance and yesterday, Nike said it wouldn't make any decisions about "Bladegrunner" Oscar Pistorius until the police had completed their investigation into the shooting death of the South African track star's girlfriend.

Still, while details emerged speculation was rampant yesterday in the wake of Pistorius's shocking arrest  — he loved guns, was paranoid about intruders, had been visited by police over domestic disputes, enjoyed the playboy lifestyle — one Nike ad quietly disappeared. Pistorius, who overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to compete at the London Olympics after being born without a fibula in either of his legs, was referred to as "the bullet in the chamber" in what is suddenly a very tasteless campaign.

Today, Pistorius made his first court appearance, facing a charge of premeditated murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, who was reportedly shot four times through a bathroom door in his home.

Oops.

The folks at Nike sure aren't having much luck with their poster boys. Then again, you don't have to be an upstanding citizen to be a winner.

Kinda gives "just do it" a whole new meaning though, doesn't it?

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Tonight marks the beginning of All-Star Weekend in Houston, the NBA's tribute to travelling, spotty defence, and suspect fashion choices.

Apparently, people have invented quasi-legal ways to watch programs live on your computer, but we at TORO are old fashioned and have therefore compiled a NBA All-Star Weekend TV guide below.

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Friday, Feb. 15
NBA RISING STARS CHALLENGE – 9 p.m. ET on TSN


In this event, two 10-player teams made up of NBA rookies and sophomores go head to head. The teams have been selected by "general managers" Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley. Mississauga native Andrew Nicholson of the Orlando Magic represents Team Shaq, while Brampton native Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers represents Team Chuck. Surprisingly, Toronto Raptors rookies Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross were not invited to play. 

Saturday, Feb. 16
NBA ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT – 8 p.m. ET on TSN2

This year's event boasts a new format: the Eastern Conference will compete against the Western Conference to raise money for charities. Points earned through the Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and the Slam Dunk Contest — featuring Toronto Raptor and human kangaroo Terrence Ross — determine the winning side. The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade captains the East while the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul captains the West.

Sunday, Feb. 17
NBA ALL-STAR GAME – 7 p.m. ET on TSN

If you like scores that reach quadruple digits and video game-like dunks, then the All-Star Game is for you. Once again the West takes on the East in a celebration of the NBA's superstars. The starting lineup for the West is comprised of the Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant. The starting lineup for the East is comprised of the Miami Heat's LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo, and the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony.

No Toronto Raptors were selected as All-Stars this year.

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Tyler the Creator, leader of Odd Future and the Shitdisturbers Fellowship of America, has just announced the release of his new album and a North American and European tour. You can check out the dates below.

Wolf comes out April 2 on Odd Future Records. The first video from the album premieres tonight at midnight on Odd Future's website.

Tyler's new album follows his much-hyped debut Goblin, which landed him a Best New Artist award at the VMAs.

Wolf has three different covers, including a deluxe-edition version created by Los Angeles artist Mark Ryden.

Tyler roles into Toronto's Opera House March 22.

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Tyler the creator's North American and European tour dates:

03-12 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
03-15 Pittsburgh, PA - TBA
03-16 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
03-17 Norfolk, VA - The Norva
03-18 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
03-20 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
03-21 Boston, MA - TBA
03-22 Toronto, ON - Opera House
03-23 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
03-24 Philadelphia, PA - TBA
03-28 Paris, France - TBA
03-29 Berlin, Germany - TBA
03-30 London, England - TBA
04-02 Los Angeles, CA - TBA
04-03 San Antonio, TX - TBA
04-05 Albuquerque, NM - TBA
04-07 La Jolla, CA - TBA
04-08 San Luis Obispo, CA - TBA
04-10 Seattle, WA - TBA
04-11 Portland, OR - TBA

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Sometimes when you watch a romantic movie with your girlfriend, it's so bad that you can't explain why you hate it. Thankfully, the poo-poo professors at Screen Junkies have done the work for you.

Witness below the Honest Trailer for The Notebook, the 2004 movie that every intelligent woman denies liking, but secretly watches every weekend with a trough of Haagen Dasz and four boxes of tissue. 

"This Valentine's Day, revisit the film that reminds you no matter how much you love each other, you're both going to grow old and die," declares the trailer's charming voiceover.

And no, we don't hate The Notebook because we're jealous of how beautiful, charming, and studly Ryan Gosling is.

We need some Haagen Dasz.

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We all know there's only one real reason why men want to be musicians: Because they get tail.

Percussionist Jorge Perez Gonzalez of the band Patax takes it a few steps further with this video where he uses some very lovely bottoms as instruments.

We imagine the audition process for the video/song and ensuing rehearsal sessions were pretty challenging for Gonzalez. Yes, now please bend over while I slap out some beats. You, No. 3, please come too.

Without further adieu, a little ass music for your Valentine's Day listening — and viewing — pleasure:

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The Manitoba Liquor Control Commission has taken porn star Ron Jeremy's rum off the shelves without explanation.

The rum, called Ron de Jeremy, bears the creepy likeness of the 59-year-old professional penis. It is an 80 proof seven-year-old premium liquor made in Panama and branded "the adult rum." Sources close to TORO nevertheless claim that they had a hard time getting it up when drinking it.

Last month, the MLCC ordered 60 cases of the rum and began selling it in stores. Perhaps the idea of drinking Ron Jeremy's "special blend" made them throw up in their mouths just a little bit.

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After a career of going after opposing players' heads, NHL agitator Matt Cooke has lived up to his promise to change his style of play. Unfortunately for reigning Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson, Cooke's 'reformation' didn't preclude him from 'stepping' on the back of the Senators defenceman's leg while battling along the boards in a 4-2 loss to the Penguins last night.

Karlsson's Achilles tendon was severed by Cooke's skate blade in the incident. Cooke claims it was an accident, though we don't know exactly what he was trying to do when he lifted his left leg.

The debate over intent rages on in hockey circles but Cooke will not face suspension and Karlsson, who leads NHL defencemen with six goals, will miss the rest of the season.

And hey, didn't Cooke kick Red Wings netminder Chris Osgood in the head during the playoffs in 2009?

Ah heck, that was probably an accident too.

Watch and decide for yourself:

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The new red band (that means crazy) trailer for Danny Boyle's Trance has just landed. You can watch it below.

Trance follows an art auctioneer (James "Pretty Boy" McAvoy) who gets mixed up with some criminals and partners with a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) to help him recover a lost painting. The movie also stars Vincent Cassel, because French people make everything more legitimate.

For a movie about art theft, Trance looks pretty nuts. We don't want to give too much away, but let's just say somebody's face ends up where it shouldn't be.

After successfully directing the Olympics and James Franco cutting his arm off, we're very confident that Boyle has once again delivered the goods.

Trance comes out April 5.

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This summer, Steven Salm of BLT Prime New York will open a two floor concept restaurant in the heart of downtown Toronto.

The Chase Fish and Oyster and the Chase restaurant will add new vibrancy to Toronto’s already booming culinary scene.

Salm has enlisted Michael Steh of Reds Wine Tavern and Canoe as his executive chef.

Details such as the location and menu have yet to be released, but if the restaurant logo is any indication, expect a lot of high-class seafood.

Given the resumes of both Salm and Steh, the Chase will likely cater to Toronto’s business crowd.

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Today, Shaw media announced that Food Network Canada will be developing its own version of the U.S. Network’s deserving hit series Chopped, thus threatening to put the real show on, er, the Can-con chopping block.

According to the press release, Shaw promises to “follow a similar formula to the original series featuring four chefs per episode who must beat the clock to create a dish using a basket full of mystery ingredients.”

Shaw did not say whether the chef who wins the three-round battle will be forced to apologize for victory, but we imagine, other than painfully boring critiques, that is the only way to Canadianize the successful series.

SIGH.

The show, slated to premiere in winter 2014, is currently looking for Canadian professional chefs to apply. The panel of judges has yet to be announced.

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As a Top Chef Canada champion and former disciple to Gordon Ramsay and Daniel Boulud, Dale MacKay gets a lot of job offers to head glamourous institutions across the country. However, in a surprise move, the chef recently announced that he will be returning to his hometown of Saskatoon to open a new restaurant, bar and butcher shop.

TORO spoke with MacKay about what to expect from his new restaurant, his love of Saskatoon, and the importance of mentoring young cooks. 

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Why go back home instead of heading a restaurant in a larger market?

I had quite a few offers in Toronto, Calgary, and Edmonton. The restaurant business is highly competitive all over the country. In Saskatoon there’s a little less competition and a little more financial support. I’ll have more freedom and it’s always nice to bring home what you’ve learned from the world. Saskatoon’s a warm and fuzzy place for me. It’s nice to be unique in a smaller place instead trying to separate yourself in big cities.

Does your restaurant have a name yet?

No, we’re still negotiating the location, so I haven’t registered the name I intend to use.

How are the potential locations going to inform the restaurant?

Setting up in Saskatoon isn’t like setting up in Toronto or Montreal. The focus is 100 percent on local customers. Most of our tourism is business. We’re looking to be the new homegrown restaurant that everybody knows, loves, and trusts.

What local products will be on the menu?

I’ve always been known for cooking seafood for fine dining, but I don’t plan on flying things in from B.C. everyday. I just got off the phone with a great farm outside of Saskatoon. We’ll use venison and good cattle — that sort of thing. Saskatchewan has come a long way in terms of local, sustainable food.

Is there a uniquely Saskatchewanian food?

It’s much like anywhere in Canada: We don’t have too many provincial dishes. We definitely like our meat and potatoes. A lot of settlers came from Eastern Europe. I’m just going to cook delicious food. Once a month we may do some fine dining, but on a daily basis, it will be casual.

You’re going to have an extensive drinks list, both simple and refined food, and a butcher shop. Is this multidimensional model the future of the food restaurant industry?

Having multiple revenue streams is massively beneficial. I wouldn’t necessarily do this in a place like Vancouver, because they have tons of established institutions. In Saskatoon, there are some specialty shops, but for me, my business is about setting up the culture. You’ll be able to sample great charcuterie or cheese, stop by for lunch or dinner or on your way home from work. Most of the ingredients in the restaurant will be in the shop. It’s about getting to know the people of Saskatoon.

Will you be mentoring young Saskatchewan cooks?

Definitely. I’m bringing my base crew with me and we’ll hire local cooks. I’m on the board of directors of the Boys Club Network in Vancouver, an organization that helps at-risk youth. I plan on setting up a Boys Club in a Saskatoon high school. Kids will be able to come and spend a day with me or actually work for me.

A lot of people will come to your restaurant because of your celebrity. Why will they keep coming back?

It’s going to be good, honest food. I’ve never been gimmicky. It’s tasty. That’s how I won Top Chef Canada and that’s how I’ve been successful. And everybody forgets that we work in the hospitality industry. It’s not just a paycheque. You need to make people happy and create an experience.

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Do you want to feel like you're in high school again, and that your TNA pants-wearing girlfriend just dumped you for an American Eagle model who really loves Pearljam? Then listen to the new Postal Service song, "Tattered Line of String," because they totally understand you. 

The song stars Ben Gibbard's prepubescent voice, former Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis, and a healthy portion of sophomoric melancholy.

"Tattered Line of String" is one of two new Postal Service songs featured on the regurgitation of the band's 2003 album Give Up, due out April 9.

The Postal Service goes on tour with Jenny Lewis April 9. They will also play both weekends of Coachella and Sasquatch!. Everyone will cry. Somewhere Zach Braff is touching himself.

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Fresh off last night's Grammy win for Album of the Year, Aubrey Drake Graham has just released his video for "Started from the Bottom," the first single off his forthcoming album Nothing Was the Same.

If we are to take the video as a factual account of the rapper's rise to the top, we know the following things: Shoppers Drug Mart employees sexually harrass customers, Drake has learned to fly a plane, and Torontonians are ballin' out of control. Also boobs and booties.

Drake's mom even makes a cameo, to indeed prove that her boy "started from the bottom."

The video was directed by Director X and features hetero life partner, producer Noah "40" Shebib. Also boobs and booties.

Nothing Was the Same is being recorded in Toronto and Los Angeles. It's due out sometime this summer.

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Last night the Grammys were held in Los Angeles and over 16,000 awards were given out to the music industry's most beloved musicians. The Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance award went to Meanwhile for Eighth Blackbird, and Best Tropical Latin Album went to Retro for Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña.

Oh and something called Mumford and Sons won Album of the Year. You can check out the rest of the winners (or at least the ones that are known in popular society) below.

Particular congratulations goes to Toronto boy-prince Drake who won Best Rap Album for Take Care, his first Grammy ever. Aubrey, you started off local, now thanks to all the haters, you know model Alexa Chung on a first name basis.

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Album of the Year
The Black Keys — El Camino
fun. — Some Nights
Mumford & Sons — Babel
Frank Ocean — Channel ORANGE
Jack White — Blunderbuss

Best New Artist
Alabama Shakes
fun.
Hunter Hayes 
The Lumineers 
Frank Ocean

Record of the Year
The Black Keys — "Lonely Boy"
Kelly Clarkson — "Stronger"
fun. — "We Are Young" feat. Janelle Monáe
Gotye — "Somebody That I Used to Know"
Frank Ocean — "Thinkin Bout You"
Taylor Swift — "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Song of the Year
Ed Sheeran — "The A Team" 
Miguel — "Adorn"
Carly Rae Jepsen — "Call Me Maybe"
Kelly Clarkson — "Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)"
fun. — "We Are Young"

Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson — Stronger

Florence + The Machine — Ceremonials
fun. — Some Nights
Maroon 5 — Overexposed
Pink — The Truth About Love

Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele — "Set Fire to the Rain" [Live]
Kelly Clarkson — "Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)"
Carly Rae Jepsen — "Call Me Maybe"
Katy Perry — "Wide Awake"
Rihanna — "Where Have You Been"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Florence + the Machine — "Shake It Out"
fun. — "We Are Young" feat. Janelle Monáe
Gotye — "Somebody That I Used to Know" feat. Kimbra
LMFAO — "Sexy and I Know It"
Maroon 5 — "Payphone" feat. Wiz Khalifa

Best Alternative Music Album
Fiona Apple — The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
Björk — Biophilia
Gotye — Making Mirrors
M83 — Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Tom Waits — Bad As Me

Best Rap Album
Drake — Take Care

Lupe Fiasco — Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1
Nas — Life Is Good
The Roots — Undun
Rick Ross — God Forgives, I Don't
2 Chainz — Based on a T.R.U. Story

Best Rap Song
Nas — "Daughters"
Wale feat. Miguel — "Lotus Flower Bomb"
Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz — "Mercy"
Drake feat. Lil Wayne — "The Motto"
Jay-Z and Kanye West — "Niggas in Paris"
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa feat. Bruno Mars — "Young, Wild & Free"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Flo Rida feat. Sia — "Wild Ones"
Jay-Z and Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean and The-Dream — "No Church in the Wild"
John Legend feat. Ludacris — "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)"
Nas feat. Amy Winehouse — "Cherry Wine"
Rihanna feat. Jay-Z — "Talk That Talk"

Best Rap Performance
Drake feat. Lil Wayne — "HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)"
Jay-Z and Kanye West — "Niggas in Paris"
Nas — "Daughters"
Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz — "Mercy"
Young Jeezy feat. Jay-Z and André 3000 — "I Do"

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Chris Brown — Fortune
Miguel — Kaleidoscope Dream
Frank Ocean — Channel ORANGE

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Anita Baker — "Lately"
Beyoncé — "Love on Top"
Melanie Fiona — "Wrong Side of a Love Song"
Gregory Porter — "Real Good Hands"
SWV — "If Only You Knew"

Best R&B Song
Miguel — "Adorn"
Tamia — "Beautiful Surprise"
Trey Songz — "Heart Attack"
Anthony Hamilton — "Pray for Me"
Elle Varner — "Refill"

Best R&B Album 
Robert Glasper Experiment — Black Radio
Anthony Hamilton — Back to Love
R. Kelly — Write Me Back
Tamia — Beautiful Surprise
Tyrese — Open Invitation

Best Rock Album
The Black Keys — El Camino

Coldplay — Mylo Xyloto
Muse — The 2nd Law
Bruce Springsteen — Wrecking Ball
Jack White — Blunderbuss

Best Rock Performance
Alabama Shakes — "Hold On"
The Black Keys — "Lonely Boy"
Coldplay — "Charlie Brown"
Mumford & Sons — "I Will Wait"
Bruce Springsteen — "We Take Care of Our Own"

Best Dance Recording 
Avicii — "Levels"
Calvin Harris — "Let’s Go" feat. Ne-Yo
Skrillex — "Bangarang" feat. Sirah
Swedish House Mafia — "Don’t You Worry Child" feat. John Martin
Al Walser — "I Can’t Live Without You"

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Steve Aoki — Wonderland
The Chemical Brothers — Don’t Think
Deadmau5 — > Album Title Goes Here <
Kaskade — Fire & Ice
Skrillex — Bangarang

Best Country Solo Performance
Dierks Bentley — "Home" 
Eric Church — "Springsteen" 
Ronnie Dunn — "Cost of Livin'" 
Hunter Hayes — "Wanted" 
Blake Shelton— "Over" 
Carrie Underwood — "Blown Away"

Best Country Album
Zac Brown Band — Uncaged

Hunter Hayes — Hunter Hayes
Jamey Johnson — Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
Miranda Lambert — Four the Record
The Time Jumpers — The Time Jumpers

Best Spoken Word Album:
Scott Cresswell and Dan Zitt — American Grown (Michelle Obama)
Bill Clinton — Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy
Rachel Maddow — Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
Ellen DeGeneres — Seriously … I'm Kidding
Janis Ian — Society's Child: My Autobiography

Best Comedy Album
Jimmy Fallon — Blow Your Pants Off
Margaret Cho — Cho Dependent (Live in Concert)
Lewis Black — In God We Rust
Kathy Griffin — Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class
Jim Gaffigan — Mr. Universe
Tenacious D — Rize of the Fenix

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Anytime you cover Queen, you run the risk of sounding like an asshole, because it's impossible to sing as awesome as Freddie Mercury. And though Wayne Coyne is no Mercury, the Flaming Lips' cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" (below) is still good. 

The Flaming Lips' childish wonder, rabid joie de vivre, and acid trip sensibilities make them impossible to dislike.

As is tradition, the video is really weird. Also there's a naked girl suntanning in it.

The Flaming Lips have been covering "Bohemian Rhapsody" at live shows for years, but this video is like some beautiful night of raunchy sex between the two bands that results in the conception of a new band: The Flaming Queens.

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The Toronto Raptors' rookie swingman Terrence Ross has been selected to participate in the Slam Dunk Contest on All-Star Saturday Night in Houston. Ross is the fifth Raptor to compete in marquee event following Vince Carter (2000), Tracy McGrady (2000), Jamario Moon (2008), and DeMar DeRozan (2010 and 2011).

This year's format will see three Eatern Conference players face three Western Conference players in a two-round dunk off. The highest scoring East and West participants will then compete one-on-one. Fan voting will begin during the championship round to determine a winner.

Also dunking are the Pacers' Gerald Green, the Knicks' James White, the Clippers' Eric Bledsoe, the Jazz's Jeremy Evans, and the Nuggets' Kenneth Faried.

The Raptors have been lobbying to have Ross in the Dunk Contest for quite some time, running commercials on television and online highlighting the rookie's best dunks paired with the hashtag slogan, #LetRossDunk.

Since the Raptors likely won't make the playoffs this year, the Dunk Contest will be Toronto's only moment in the NBA spotlight.

Enjoy it while it lasts.

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If you've been a horrible partner and have no plans for Valentine's Day, consider the following. Next Saturday, the Toronto Underground Market and Abbey's Kitchen present Sips and Nibbles, a cocktail party where guests are afforded an unlimited sampling from various Toronto restaurants and vendors.

Taking shelter in the Steam Whistle roundhouse brewery, the event also boasts an array of custom cocktails, a five-piece band, and a DJ set.

The Sips and Nibbles vendors will be La Carnita, Babi and Co., Ese, Fidel Gastros, HotBunzz, Rock Lobster, Co., Neptuno Oysters, Little Tomato, Laura Slack Chocolate Artist, and Bite Me Bakery.

Drinks will be provided by Steam Whistle (obviously), Tequila Tromba, Sailor Jerry Rum, Huff Winery, Dillon's Distillers, and 40 Creek.

Sips and Nibbles | Saturday, February 16 | 255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto | 7PM to 12 AM | $84.75 | Tickets available here

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