In September, my sister Laura and I took an amazing trip that ended up with us making a sort of box around the Baltic Sea. We decided where we wanted to go over one Skype conversation that involved a lot of zooming in on Google Maps of Europe. Like the best of my vacations, it was […]Read more "5 Cities in 15 Days: Yep, that happened."
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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"
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"
We can go where we want to A place your friends will never find, ‘Cuz your friends don’t dance, and if they don’t dance Then they’re no friends of mine! “The Safety Dance” has a simple yet potent message, as well as a trippy, Lord-of-the-Rings-esque music video. Warning: this song worms its way into your […]Read more "More Musical Encounters: Men Without Hats!"
Happy Friday! Here is Bobby Day’s rendition of “Rockin’ Robin” to tickle your ears: . My lovely old friend Scott appeared in Toronto for a visit somewhat unexpectedly on Wednesday. Fortunately, rather than staying for just the anticipated 12-hour layover between flights, he has opted to stay for the week. This type of spontaneous trip […]Read more "Sushi, Red Wine and Jazz on St. Clair West"