Toronto Life - The Informer

Insider intel on the politics and personalities shaping the city. Sign up for Preview newsletter for weekly updates



Today in Toronto: Fiona Apple, LMFAO and The Toronto Fringe Festival

Fiona Apple The new album from the ’90s alt diva, her first since 2005, is called The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. This actually shows some restraint on the part of the notoriously unpredictable chanteuse: a previous album had a title that clocked in at 90 words. Find out more »

LMFAO Dismissed by most critics as nothing more than a semi-offensive novelty act, the bouffant-haired uncle-nephew duo must be on to something: they’ve gone six times platinum in Canada. And aren’t the best pop acts little more than semi-offensive novelties? Find out more »

The Toronto Fringe Festival The city’s most unpredictable (and damned entertaining) mid-summer festival invades downtown for 12 sticky days of local, national and international theatre, dance, music and art. Here’s your chance to see next year’s breakout hit for a bargain-basement price. Find out more »