. Who: Barcelona DJ John Talabot What: Deep genius dark house music Where: The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst Street Price: $20 Bonus: Two new concert friends! On Friday night, I headed to The Hoxton to catch the set of a DJ I have only recently started listening to (best part of my job: listening to music like this, […]Read more "Solo Concert-Going: John Talabot Shakes My Brain Stem at The Hoxton"
. Who: The Bloody Beetroots What: Italian electro-DJ madness Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St. Price: $31.50 Bonus: Venom masks with eyes that light up! Here’s the official music video for The Bloody Beetroots’ “Spank,” which was just released a couple of weeks ago: . That sums up their sound pretty accurately. (I may be […]Read more "The Bloody Beetroots Will Melt Your Face Off"
Finally, finally – after years of listening to this random guy who started fiddling around on some DJ stuff one day and has continuously reinvented himself and his sound ever since – I get to see him in the flesh, spinning gold seemingly from thin air.Read more "The Best Concert Ever: Flying Lotus, Thundercat, & Teebs"
Who: Gold Panda, Pick a Piper What: Sleek beats at bargain prices Where: The Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen Street West Price: $15.00 Bonus: A girl blowing bubbles, which made the whole room whimsical. A 7-foot security guard pushing dramatically through the crowd to catch someone in the act of smoking. Some girls plucking up the […]Read more "Solo Concert-Going: Gold Panda at The Horseshoe Tavern"
Here is Gabrielle Papillon’s video for “Turn Left,” which was shot by Southern Souls (an amazing music/video project worth checking out!): . Who: Catriona Sturton, Gabrielle Papillon & Ria Mae Where: Cameron House, 408 Queen Street West Price: $10 Bonus: Adorable buttons featuring polar bears and deer with harmonicas; catching up with old friends The […]Read more "Raw Talent at Cameron House: Catriona Sturton, Gabrielle Papillon & Ria Mae"
Here’s Metric’s “Artificial Nocturne” for you: . What: Indie Awards for CMF, Part II Who: Metric, Matt Mays, Diamond Rings & Yukon Blonde (See my previous post for a review of the first half of the SiriusXM Indie Awards) Moving right along: . Yukon Blonde Hannah and I saw Yukon Blonde open for Stars for […]Read more "Canadian Music Festival: Metric, Matt Mays, Diamond Rings & Yukon Blonde (Indie Awards, Part II)"
. Here is Cold Specks’ “Winter Solstice” to ease you into a chilly Wednesday: . What: SiriusXM Indie Awards, Canadian Music Festival Who: Metric, Matt Mays, Diamond Rings, Yukon Blonde, Cold Specks, The Wooden Sky, Canailles, & Cadence Weapon (just about as Canadian a lineup as you can get) Where: Kool Haus, […]Read more "Canadian Music Festival: 13th SiriusXM Indie Awards (Part I)"