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Top 22 Songs That Make You Hate Autumn (Fall) Less

As summer comes to an end and autumn begins, it's only natural to start feeling a bit glum. After all, winter is coming and while it's only a few months long, it seems to last forever. We've gathered the 22 best songs about autumn and we guarantee you that they will help ease the pain. Okay, we don't guarantee it but they will at least help a little. We chose these autumn songs based on the theme of their lyrics, how fitting they are…

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Bohemian Rhapsody now available in Virtual Reality

Brian May loves virtual reality. Brian May loves VR so much that he has created his own set of virtual reality glasses. The Queen guitarist has been working with Google to turn Bohemian Rhapsody into a VR experience for quite some time now.  Dubbed, The Bohemian Rhapsody Experience, the app is now available on Android smartphones and will also be hitting iOS very soon. The app is described by Google as a journey through…

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Top 65 Songs That Will Make You Instantly Happy

Music is known to be able to change your mood. It can boost you up or completely mellow you out. If you're feeling down and want to cheer up, some people find comfort in listening to depressing music, it being relateable to their current mood. Others, need a song that will make them smile so they can forget about their old mood. If you're part of the people belonging in the latter group, not only do we have just the song for you, we have…

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Top 42 Best Life Motivating Songs

Ever have one of those days where you just can't seem to get anything done. You know, feel completely unmotivated? It's interesting how we can be completely motivated one day, and the very next day, have none at all. You might be experiencing a rough patch. But as all things to, change is always possible. Things will get better and with time, change is imminent.  Judging by the fact that you’re reading this article, you…

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Osheaga 2016 - Day 3: Radiohead Play Creep In Montreal

I've had the pleasure of watching Radiohead perform live several times over the past few years and by this point, I had accepted the fact that I'd never get to see the band play Creep live. There was a glimmer of hope when Radiohead resurfaced their first hit after a seven years hiatus in Paris earlier this year. That hope was lost once again earlier this weekend when Radiohead performed at Lollapalooza (watch the whole set…

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Osheaga Day 2: The Arts

While the big highlight of day 2 of Osheaga 2016 was the performance of bad girl Lana Del Rey, I'm instead going to post some pictures of the art from the festival. This year felt a bit of more of the same with the art aspect consisting mostly of rehashed material from Osheaga past. It's a bit of shame considering it's really supposed to be a music and art festival. However, I should note that there are other exibits…

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Osheaga Day 1: Red Hot Chili Peppers are Red Hot

Osheaga had a somewhat soft start this year despite some solid acts like Elle King, Passenger, Beirut and Silversun Pickups performing in the earlier half of the day. It took B-Real and Sen Dog to get the party started when, in usual Cypress Hill fashion, they challenged both sides of the crowd to make some noise by playing two samples from early 90s hits: Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana and Jump Around by House of Pain. They followed…

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How to Survive (and make the most of) Osheaga 2016

Osheaga 2016 is finally happening this weekend and if this is your first time at the festival, or even if you're a veteran attendee, we have everything you need to know in order to make the most of the weekend. What To Bring at Osheaga   Sunscreen: Even if it's cloudy, make sure you bring and apply sunscreen. It will get hot and you will burn. Cash: Not too much but enough for the day. The food trucks have excellent food but…

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Best Patriotic Songs That Are Actually Anti-American

Happy Independence day America. By now, you've probably got your grub, your beer and your fireworks all ready to go. The only thing left is a kickass playlist to help with the fourth of July celebrations. Normally, this is where UpVenue jumps in with music and playlist recommendations however, we'll do things a little bit different this time around. Would you play a breakup song at a wedding? Of course not. Then why…

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Gord Downie (Tragically Hip) Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer

The Tragically Hip's frontman, Gord Downie, has posted the worst possible news on the band's website this morning -- Gord, now 52, is fighting brain cancer and it's terminal. The band will issue a press conference this morning at 11am EST to announce further details. Despite the news, Gord is still planning a summer tour with his bandmate and their latest album Man Machine Poem is scheduled for release on June 17, 2016. It's been a…

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Listen: Radiohead Plays Creep Live For First Time In 7 Years

It's impossible to believe but Radiohead was once deemed a one-hit wonder. Way back in 1992, Creep was the only major hit from their debut album Pablo Honey. Radiohead completely changed their sound for their second album, The Bends, and proved that they were, in fact, a very talented band with more than one hit song. Still, fans demanded Creep, and they would not stop requesting the song at concerts. Creep was Radiohead's breakout track…

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Best Summer Songs Of 2016

It might still be spring but we're definitely enjoying the weather already. Summer is just around the corner and it's time to start prepping that killer playlist. We've already covered the best summer songs a few times now but it's time to freshen up that list with some new tunes that have come out over the past few months.