7th Annual Manifesto Festival: Live At The Square – September 22


The 7th Annual Manifesto Festival, Live at the Square will be taking place once again at Yonge-Dundas Square on Sunday, September 22nd. The event begins at 12 PM and runs until 11 PM and will feature the Freshest Goods Market, breakdancing, visual art and a lot more. The lineup also looks to be a good one (see below).

Souls of Mischief, Jhené Aiko, Freedom Writers, Thugli w/ Lenny Len, Notes To Self, DJ Mel Boogie, Eternia, JellyTooFly, pHoenix Pagliacci, Tara Chase, Unbuttoned, Sean Leon, Raz Fresco, Blake Carrington, WolF J McFarlane, Junia T ft. Juice Money Quartet, Solitair, TFHOUSE, John River, CALiPH, KZARAW, L the 12th Letter, Sydanie, Veronica Domingues w/ live band, Melodic Yoza

[Video] Notes To Self – Popular Music

Directed by RUFFNOTES, “Popular Music” is the new video from Notes To Self off their Target Market [RECOIL] LP.

The CNE is our Disney Land, our Universal Studios. Food pavilions where you can eat Poutine and Shish Taouk in one-sitting, washed down with an ice cream waffle sandwich or mini sugar donuts ala Tiny Toms. Ride the rickety ass wooden roller-coaster: ‘The Flyer,’ the lightning fast car: ‘The Polar Bear Express,’ the spinning cages they call ‘The Zipper’ and swinging gondola’s on a massive Ferris Wheel lit by the park. All run by old Dudes who have built and rebuilt these steel-traps for 101 years. The same ones who hire young locals to take money from the kids who want to get high and ride. Ben & Bronze have been going to The Ex for years with their families & friends, Notes to Self even performed Yellow & Grey and Worst Comes to Worst on-stage at the CNE with their Big Brothers, Dilated Peoples in 2009 — so its location always had “potential music video” written all over it, especially for Notes as their love of all things nostalgic is nothing less than whole-hearted. Nothing screams classic fair grounds quite like The Canadian National Exhibition.

[Video] Notes To Self – Recoil (Crimson)

Shot in Windsor, “Recoil (Crimson),” is the new video from Notes To Self. With raps by Bronze One, Roshin and Swamp Donkey, production by Bronze One and cuts from DJ Dopey, the video was directed by Benjamin Young Hart.

Windsor Ontario, across the river from Detroit, so close it can feel like a suburb under the gaze of the GM towers. Just like The ‘D,’ Windsor’s also a hotbed of talented artists. Notes’ own cinematographer, Eric Boucher, is one himself. Our own director Benjamin Young Hart went to University there and its where he shot his formative independent movies (greenwoodyard.com). When we finished recording our project, we knew there was a couple videos that needed to be shot in Windsor, and this song happened to be a perfect fit.

Sean Price – April 19 @ El Mocambo


w/ PF Cuttin’, Mic Boogie, Fortunato, Notes To Self, Klee Magor w/ Big Stretch, Suspect, Shampain, THC, Only Childs, Kush McCloud
Hosted by Mic Gutz
Music by the BASS6

Friday, April 19, 2013
@ El Mocambo (464 Spadina Ave.)
Doors: 9 PM | 19+
Tickets: $25 | Want Tickets, Soundscapes, Ephin Store, Play De Record

[Video] Notes To Self – Mr. Polite Remix (ft. Fashawn)

Notes To Self team with Fashawn for the release of their new video for “Mr. Polite Remix.” Directed by Blended Malt.

“Pretty girls like it when you ask them to be in your video, even last minute. It’s a fact.”

We were back on the road again, this time on our way home from rocking a stage out in Ottawa, where we debuted our newest joint “Mr. Polite” with the man himself, Fashawn – another small mini-tour to promote the new single. And the response was live as fxck. On a couple hours sleep we hit a drive-thru Tim Horton’s in pursuit of our home town – with Fash in shorts in the dead of winter and on a tight schedule to meet soundcheck, we were back to playing ambassador for one of Cali’s finest. Got in to town at 4:30. Soundcheck for 8. That’s about 3 1/2 hours to shoot a video together. Wrangled the crew, schemed and plotted on the ride in… and with the help of our whole team, this was doable.

Pretty girls like it when you ask them to be in your video, even last minute. It’s a fact. We asked some. It worked out well.

Bronze & JR loosely knew what they wanted to do with it and had at least 60% of it in the can by sundown, but the label was asking for this video like yesterday – so in an attempt to meet our deadline, they were inspired by French & Italian cinema, and an outdoor pool. It was “all in our heads”.

Shout out Abra, Alla, Katja, Hannah, Mica, Jackie and Steph. Peace to Fash, F-Plus, Osman, Will & Caitlin, Krystina & Family, Benjamin, Tim, Liz & Erik, Mike Macinnis & Tantrum.

– Puff Puff Pat aka Roshin of Notes to Self

NXNE: SmashMouth Mentality Showcase – June 13 @ Rivoli

w/ Rich Kidd, Tre Nyce, T.Shirt, Denzil Porter, The Antiheroes, Notes To Self, Smash Brovaz, The Upper Classmen, Vader The Villin and Moses

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Rivoli (332 Queen St. W.)

Doors: 8 PM
Cover: $10 or FREE w/ NXNE Wristband