Monthly Archives: August 2012

Download Closed Sessions Vol. 2 For Free

Download Closed Sessions Vol. 2 For Free

Chicago boutique hip-hop label Closed Sessions and have released Closed Sessions Vol. 2 for free today.

The comp features unreleased and original music from Mr. Muthafuckin’ ExQuire, Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs and more. You can also stream the compilation here.

Stream Or Download Maria Minerva’s ‘Fire’ Featuring Chase Royal For Free

Stream Or Download Maria Minerva’s ‘Fire’ Featuring Chase Royal For Free

Maria Minerva is releasing a second track from her forthcoming new album Will Happiness Find Me, out on September 4 on Not Not Fun.

‘Fire’ features rapper Chase Royal

Ben Caplan Heads To Europe Yet Again This Fall

Halifax’s Ben Caplan is heading over to Europe for the fifth time this fall.

The massive tour will see him hitting the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, and Belgium. In October, he’ll join Norwegian folk/pop band Katzenjammer for dates in the UK before heading back to his home and native land for a special performance with Symphony Nova Scotia.

Caplan is coming off a summer of extensive touring including dates at NxNE, Summerfest in Milwaukee as well as Munich’s Tollwood Festival. He took a brief break to film a video for the track ‘Conduit’ at Toronto’s Cuppa Coffee Studios. Caplan launched a campaign through PledgeMusic and reached the $2500 goal within a month. The video will feature custom-built, miniature world seen through the eyes of an equally tiny train.

He was named 2012 ECMA Buzz Band at the East Coast Music Awards this year.

For an idea of what to expect, check out this video of him performing ‘Down To The River’ for Live in Bellwoods and catch him on the dates below the vid.

Sept 1 @ Roodehaan, WARFHUIZEN, NL
Sept 2 @ Abbey Sessions, THORN, NL
Sept 2 @ Effenaar Tuin, EINDHOVEN, NL (**Branded Zand Festival)
Sept 5 @ Paradiso, AMSTERDAM, NL
Sept 6 @ Simplon, GRONINGEN, NL
Sept 7 @ VLIELAND, NL (**Into the Great Wide Open)
Sept 8 @ Patronaat, HAARLEM, NL
Sept 9 @ Timboektoe, WIJKAANZEE, NL
Sept 11 @ Water Rats, LONDON, UK
Sept 14 @ De Nodige Deugd, MOORSLEDE, BE
Sept 15 @ Le Grattoir, GERARDMER, FR
Sept 16 @ La Truite de Argent, TAVIGNY, BE
Sept 17 @ Ponyhof, FRANKFURT, GER
Sept 19 @ Muffatcafe, MUNICH, GER
Sept 20 @ Haldern Pop Bar, HALDERN, GER
Sept 21 @ Bassy, BERLIN, GER
Sept 22 @ Hörsaal, HAMBURG, GER (**Reeperbahn Festival)
Sept 25 @ Papiersaal, ZURICH, SZ (**Tigerr Fest #1)
Sept 26 @ D! Club, LAUSANNE, SZ (**Tigerr Fest #1)
Sept 28 @ Roztywki Trzy, KRAKOW, PL
Sept 29 @ Cafe Kulturalna, WARSAW, PL
Oct 25 @ Junction, CAMBRIDGE, UK
Oct 27 @ The Cockpit, LEEDS, UK
Oct 28 @ Oran Mor, GLASGOW, UK
Oct 29 @ Library, BIRMINGHAM, UK
Oct 31 @ Islington Academy, LONDON, UK
Nov 1 @ Academy 2, OXFORD, UK
Nov 2 @ Sound Control, MANCHESTER, UK
Nov 3 @ Thekla, BRISTOL, UK
Nov 16 @ Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, HALIFAX, NS (**Special Performance & Collaboration with Symphony Nova Scotia)

Stream Or Download Beta Frontiers’ Remix of Fear Of Men’s ‘Green Sea’ For Free

Stream Or Download Beta Frontiers’ Remix of Fear Of Men’s ‘Green Sea’ For Free

Toronto’s Beta Frontiers have released a remix of hotly buzzed Brighton four-piece Fear Of Men’s single ‘Green Sea’.

The Balconies Gear Up For A Busy Fall On The Road

2012 continues to be a busy year for Ottawa-via-Toronto trio The Balconies with plans to head out on the road for an extensive tour.

The band will be representing Canada at FILTER magazine’s Culture Collide Festival from October 4 to 7. As they make their way out west, they’ll be joining Wide Mouth Mason for tour dates before joining Big Sugar post Culture Collide.

Check ’em out on the following dates;

Sept. 7 @ Mississauga Celebration Square, MISSISSAUGA (FREE SHOW w/ Hollerado)
Sept. 27 @ The Mansion, KINGSTON (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Sept. 28 @ Loretto Tavern, LORETTO, ON (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Sept. 30 @ The Metro Room – Doyle’s Pub, SARNIA (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Oct. 1 @ Club Absinthe, HAMILTON (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Oct. 2 @ The Coulson Nightclub, SUDBURY (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Oct. 4 @ Venue TBA, LOS ANGELES (**Culture Collide Festival)

Oct. 5 @ Venue TBA, LOS ANGELES (**Culture Collide Festival)
Oct. 6 @ Venue TBA, LOS ANGELES (**Culture Collide Festival)
Oct. 7 @ Venue TBA, LOS ANGELES (**Culture Collide Festival)
Oct. 10 @ Louis’ Pub, SASKATOON (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Oct. 11 @ New City Legion, EDMONTON (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Oct. 13 @ The Gateway Bar – SAIT, CALGARY (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Oct. 14 @ The Rockwater Grill and Bar, GOLDEN, BC (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Oct. 20 @ Commodore Ballroom, VANCOUVER (w/ Big Sugar)
Oct. 25 @ Kamloops Convention Centre, KAMLOOPS (w/ Big Sugar)
Nov. 2 @ Century Casino, CALGARY (w/ Big Sugar)
Nov. 10 @ Burton Cummings Theatre, WINNIPEG (w/ Big Sugar)
More tour dates TBA, keep an eye on their official site.

Odonis Odonis Hit The Road, Head To Hopscotch Festival

Toronto’s Odonis Odonis have announced that they will be hitting the road for dates leading up to the Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina September 7.

Prior to the date, they will be playing at Brooklyn Vegan‘s day party.

Hopscotch is put on The Independent Weekly and will bring together 175 acts over three days from September 6 to 8. The event brings together everyone from international acts to local bands in a variety of genres that spans everything from rock to hip-hop, alt-country, metal, dance, punk, classical, noise, drone, folk and more. Odonis Odonis will be performing alongside acts like Killer Mike and Zola Jesus.

In the meantime, the band is planning to release a new album, Hard Boiled, Soft Boiled, in early 2013 on Daps Records.

Check ’em out on the following dates;

September 5, 2012 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
September 6, 2012 – Washington, DC – DC9
September 7, 2012 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre (Hopscotch Festival)
September 8, 2012 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
September 9, 2012 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool


Stream Or Download KOAN Sound’s ‘Sly Fox’ For Free

Stream Or Download KOAN Sound’s ‘Sly Fox’ For Free

Bristol-based duo KOAN Sound are offering the first single from their forthcoming EP, The Adventures Of Mr. Fox, out on OWSLA on September 4, for free.