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After taking a year off from performing shows, Toronto trio California Death Rays have emerged from hibernation with a gig scheduled at Rancho Relaxo this Saturday July 12th. Putting their own spin on American hardcore and Cramps-style garage, the show promises to be a rager. New Wax Reporter Debra Schlegel speaks with the band live in studio about their year away from the stage.

The New Wax Show airs each Tuesday @ 3pm on CHRY 105.5 FM. Listen live at chry.fm

The Horseshoe Tavern has been a prominent part of the Toronto music scene for more than six decades.   Located at Queen and Spadina this venue has lend it’s stage to some of the best Canadian and international musicians such as The Rolling Stones, the Ramones, The Police, Tragically Hip and Brian Adams.  The Horseshoe has made an effort to support new Canadian artists through programs like Tuesday’s Dave Bookman’s Nu Music Nite which served as a springboard to many now established acts such as Big Sugar, The Band Our Lady Peace and many more. Our correspondent Sierra Sun explores the history of this iconic Toronto venue.

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The New Wax Show airs each Tuesday @ 3pm on CHRY 105.5 FM. Listen live at chry.fm

This week’s artist spotlight is on Nick Sacco- DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist at only nineteen. Sacco has not only performed globally, but he’s also DJ’ed at the biggest clubs around Toronto, opening for acts such as Delirious, The Party Squad, Jackal, and more. New Wax reporter Sarah Walsh interviewed him live on the show.

The New Wax Show airs each Tuesday @ 3pm on CHRY 105.5 FM. Listen live at chry.fm

New wax reporter Sarah Walsh took some time to explore the styles of the My City Swag, a music entertainment clothing line. Entrepreneur’s Francheesy and Niki have taken what they have learned from their corners of Jane and Sheppard and Weston and Finch and translated into an urban line that reflects the slice of Toronto fashion lifestyle scene which is quickly becoming known worldwide.

The New Wax Show airs each Tuesday @ 3pm on CHRY 105.5 FM. Listen live at chry.fm

Toronto’s punk scene dates back to the 1970s, but lately bands from the city have received a lot of attention at the international level. Armed with dedicated labels and supportive venues, not to mention an overabundance of talent, Toronto punk is ready to conquer the world. New Wax Reporter Portia Siegel takes a look at the three of the scene’s leading lights.

The New Wax Show airs each Tuesday @ 3pm on CHRY 105.5 FM. Listen live at chry.fm

Field Trip Festival kicked off last year as a celebration for the tenth year anniversary of Arts and Crafts, however, it was so much fun that the folks over at A and C decided to do it all over again this year. We talked to Aaron Miller about the events and exhibitions going on June 7th & 8th at Fort York, and how they’ve taken it to a whole new level. Here’s Debra Schlegel talking to Aaron Miller.

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The New Wax Show airs each Tuesday @ 3pm on CHRY 105.5 FM. Listen live at chry.fm

Today, hip-hop culture today is recognized worldwide and Toronto currently serves as one of its global nexus points. New Wax Reporter Kyanna Vassell explores Toronto’s deep history with the genre from its early years all the way through to the current chart dominance of artists like Drake and producers like Boy-one-da.

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