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)"
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"
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)"