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Toronto’s Underground Music Scene

Toronto’s Underground Music Scene

Now, you might be wondering: what does music (and thus a blog post about music) have to do with denim? As it happens, music and denim actually have a long-standing history together. Jagger, John, Jackson… Some of the music industry’s biggest names are almost synonymous with the denim they wore. Some might even argue that the popularization of denim as a casual staple in the average person’s wardrobe was brought on by the commercialization of these musical giants. Besides, our staff here have lives and passions outside of just denim… we promise.  A scene that I’ve personally been involved with for the last decade of my life has been the punk/hardcore scene. Punk dates back to the 70s and 80s with bands like Sex Pistols and The Clash, sure, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a thriving subculture today. In major cities all over the world, there are groups of young people expressing their frustrations, both political and personal, through fringe genres like punk and hardcore. After all, punk music started out as a symbol of rebellion… kind of like denim, no? Denim became a symbol of rebellion in the 50s and 60s because of its association with the American […]

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What Kind of Denim Head Are You?

    We like taking BuzzFeed type quizzes as much as the next person, so we thought, “Hey, why not make our own quiz about something we really care about?”, and thus, the What Kind of Denim Head Are You? quiz was born.        

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Gastown Sessions Featuring Great Lake Swimmers at dutil.

As part of the Vancouver Sun’s new music project The Gastown Sessions, dutil. Vancouver had the pleasure of having the Canadian Folk Rock band Great Lake Swimmers play in store last week. The band played the single from their new album New Wild Everywhere, set to be released tomorrow, April 3rd, 2012. Check out the video here: http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/04/01/the-gastown-sessions-great-lake-swimmers/ Don’t forget to stay tuned to hear more about our own label dutil. Records which will be launching soon…    

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