Monthly Archives: October 2012

Last Three Chances To Catch Clara Lofaro In 2012

Toronto-via-NYC singer Clara Lofaro has just announced her last shows of 2012 before she takes some time off to concentrate on writing and recording the follow-up to her self-titled 2011 release.

2012 was a busy year for Lofaro with a trip to Germany to record songs for her new album and her song ‘Just Smile’ is currently being used in a commercial for Vanity Fair paper products.

Be sure to catch her on the following dates;

November 5 – Boston @ The Beehive  (Cancelled)

November 7 – NYC with Chris Carpenter @ The Bitter End (Full Band Show)
November 8 – NYC with Chris Carpenter @ Caffe Vivaldi (Acoustic set)

Nagata Shachu Present Their Latest Work On November 10 & 11

Toronto taiko drum ensemble Nagata Shachu will present their latest work, ‘Work Songs’ / ‘Shigoto Uta’ at the Enwave Theatre in Toronto on November 10 and 11.

“In Japan there is a saying, ‘Where there is work, there is song.’ Such songs, often cheerful and uplifting, were used to help pass the time of day as well as to coordinate the efforts of a group of workers,” Kiyoshi Nagata, a noted taiko soloist and artistic director, said in a statement, explaining this year’s theme.

The cast of performers for this year’s performance include Nagata, Aki Takahashi, Scott Kusano, Akemi Akachi, Tony Nguyen and Heidi Chan.

NS uses taiko drums, flutes, shamisen, voice, movement and colourful costumes for their compositions, which pay tribute to the traditional labourers, farmers, fishermen, woodcutters and carpenters of Japan.

The group is currently in the studio preparing for the release of their sixth album in 2013.

For a sample of what to expect, check out the video below;

Stream Or Download RL Grime’s Halloween Mixtape For Free

Stream Or Download RL Grime’s Halloween Mixtape For Free

LA producer and hooligan RL Grime is celebrating Halloween with a mixtape featuring an intro by the man he borrowed his name from, Goosebumps author RL Stine.

Tommy Trash Teases ‘Truffle Pig’

DJ and physical force Tommy Trash offered up this tease of his forthcoming single featuring the star of its’ cover.

It’s out on November 6 on Beatport via Fool’s Gold Records.

Stream Dillon Francis’ ‘Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)’ For free

Dillon Francis is offering a fairly unique stream of his new single, out today on Calvin HarrisFly Eye Records.

While most MP3s on YouTube usually feature a static image of the cover of the album the song is taken from or an image of the artist, this vid features a loop of Francis throwing punches at the camera while random images pop up.

He’s also hitting the road in November, dates below;

4th Nov 2012 Pearl Street Northampton, MA
5th Nov 2012 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
6th Nov 2012 Pearl Rochester, NY
8th Nov 2012 Albany Armory Albany, NY
9th Nov 2012 Webster Hall New York, NY
10th Nov 2012 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
11th Nov 2012 Fur Nightclub Washington DC,
12th Nov 2012 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
13th Nov 2012 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
15th Nov 2012 Beacham Theater Orlando, FL
16th Nov 2012 Amphitheater Tampa, FL
17th Nov 2012 Grand Central Miami, FL
20th Nov 2012 Trees Dallas, TX
21st Nov 2012 Stereo Live Houston, TX

Brian Eno Shines A Light On His New Album

Brian Eno has announced that he will release his new album LUX on Warp Records/Fontana North on November 13.

It’s Eno’s first solo effort for Warp, he released two other collaborative efforts, and the first new music from the legendary and influential artist since 2005’s Another Day On Earth. The album finds him exploring the themes and sounds that were present on the albums such as Music For Films, Music For Airports and Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. He views it as a continuation of his “Music For Thinking” project that includes albums such as 1975’s Discreet Music and 1993’s Neroli.

Clocking in at 76 minutes and divided into 12 sections, it’s Eno’s most ambitious album to date. It evolved from a work currently housed in in the Great Gallery of the Palace of Venaria in Turin, Italy.

Album artwork and tracklisting is below.

LUX tracklist (and track times in brackets):

1. LUX 1 (19:22)

2. LUX 2 (18:14)

3. LUX 3 (19:19)

4. LUX 4 (18:28)

The Jezabels Play Carson Daly Tonight

Speaking of Carson Daly, Aussie quartet The Jezabels are scheduled to appear as the musical guest on tonight’s (October 29, 2012) episode.

Just after they taped their appearance on Daly’s show, MTV caught up with them for their Music Experiment series (Sweet sonny Jeebus! MTV is playing music?! Maybe the apocalypse is nigh!).  Idolator also named one of the acts to catch at this year’s CMJ festival and to top off what’s been an already full year for the band, they’ve also been nominated for eight Australian Record Industry Awards including Album of the Year and Best Group. They’ve also received nods for Best Rock Album, Best Independent Release, Best Australian Live Act, and several art and production awards.

To hear what all the hype is about, head to their Soundcloud to listen to several tracks for free. And check out the video for ‘Endless Summer’ below;