Here’s a classic Two Hours Traffic song – and the final song they played for their show at CMF – called “Heroes of the Sidewalk”: . What: CMF (expect this for the next couple of posts) Who: Two Hours Traffic, The Balconies, Rah Rah Where: Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor Street West Price: Still that awesome […]Read more "Canadian Music Festival: Two Hours Traffic, The Balconies and Rah Rah"
Here is Stars’ “Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It”: . What: Canadian Music Festival (CMF) Who: Stars and Yukon Blonde Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue Price: $55 for a 6-day wristband (a steal of a deal!) Bonus: Hipsternation, with everyone clad in toques and scarves […]Read more "Canadian Music Festival: Stars and Yukon Blonde"
Here’s a song by Martin Solveig (featuring Kele) to get the party started, called “Ready to Go”: . Who: DJs Laidback Luke, Martin Solveig, Autoerotique, GTA What: Embrace presents Super You & Me Where: Sound Academy, 11 Polson Street Price: $25 Bonus Features: Bunch of youngins in crazy costumes; $6 bottle of water; extensive hearing […]Read more "Dance Your Face Off: Laidback Luke and Martin Solveig"
What: Daedelus, Salva & Ryan Hemsworth (I missed Samo Sound Boy, unfortunately!) Where: Wrongbar, 1279 Queen Street West Price: $20.00 Bonus: A strong rum and diet coke, purchased from a nervous-looking bartender in a tank top Last week I ventured out to Wrongbar, which has become one of my favourite bars in Toronto due to […]Read more "Dancing with Myself (and Daedelus, Salva & Ryan Hemsworth)"
Lazy Sunday afternoons make me crave new music. Seek and ye shall find, they say – that’s especially true when you happen to be on the internet. I’ve been listening to the debut album by Atoms for Peace all afternoon. Here’s “Default”: (Watch the video and be mesmerized by floating boxes.) Radiohead and Red Hot […]Read more "Music to Blow your Mind: Atoms for Peace"
Here’s Nick Teehan’s “Raccoon” to get you over the Wednesday hump: . Who: Nick Teehan & his band Where: The Cameron House, 408 Queen Street West Price: Pay what you can Bonus: Giant ants on the walls; myriad jokes about southern Ontario Last Friday, I tagged along with two lovely Irish friends named Paraic and […]Read more "For the Love of Coffee Time: Nick Teehan at The Cameron House"
Waking up after four hours of sleep with your knees swollen and bruised because they were constantly banging up against the stage while you absorbed the sublime audiochemistry concocted by four DJs lined up in a row – that’s how you know you’ve had a solid Wednesday night. This is Birdy Nam Nam’s mesmerizing “Black […]Read more "Dance Your Face Off: Birdy Nam Nam and MONSTA"