. 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)"
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"