Monthly Archives: November 2012

Looking For A Place T.O. Happen, November 30 & December 1

Toronto is supposed to get snow this weekend so that’s the perfect reason to head to a nice warm venue to catch some live music.

Great Bloomers, Grounders and Wool On Wolves are rolling into The Horseshoe Tavern for a Dine Alone Records showcase. Tix are $12 at the door.

Rancho Relaxo has a great line-up with the underrated Ketch Harbour Wolves, Jack Walker & The Whiskeys and Tetro.

If you didn’t get tickets for Justin Bieber, then there are a couple great bets on Saturday night.

Mother Mother and the amazing Hannah Georgas are playing at the Kool Haus. Tix are $30.

The launch party for Canadian Artists For Civil Liberties is taking place at Lee’s Palace. The line-up features event organizers Ohbijou, The Minotaurs and Maloo. Tix are $15 in advance.

Rancho Relaxo has another solid bill on Saturday featuring The Fantasy Defender, Illitry and Silvergun & Spleen. Cover is $6.


Stream Alexander Spit’s ‘Coastal/Hyperion’ For Free

Alexander Spit's 'Coastal/Hyperion' cover image

Stream Alexander Spit’s ‘Coastal/Hyperion’ For Free

Bay Area MC Alexander Spit has just released another track from his forthcoming new album A Breathtaking Trip To That Otherside, out on January 29 on Decon.

If you’re currently experiencing the early winter doldrums and want to feel like you’re cruising down a California highway in a drop-top convertible, just put this Caleb Stone produced cut on and close your eyes.


Stream Or Download Dominic Lord’s ‘Sin City’ (Cruel Lords) For Free

'Sin City' (Cruel Lords) cover

Stream Or Download Dominic Lord’s ‘Sin City’ (Cruel Lords) For Free

Dominic Lord shared this Tommy Brown-produced track along with news he’s signed to Geffen and his new EP will be titled GAWK.


Stream Sondra Sun-Odeon’s Ætherea For Free

Sondra Sun-Odeon's Ætherea cover

Stream Sondra Sun-Odeon’s Ætherea For Free

New York-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and former member of Silver Summit, Sondra Sun-Odeon has just released her debut album Ætherea and Brooklyn Vegan is streaming it for free.

Ætherea is a much more personal affair with intimate songs about love and loss all held together by Sun-Odeon’s haunting voice.


Anami Vice Serious Is About A Vancouver EP Release Show

Anami Vice Are You Serious cover

Rapper Anami Vice has announced an EP release show for his debut EP Are You Serious on December 5 at the Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver on December 5.

He’ll be joined by Cover Me Canada’s The Simpson Bros.Hot For Astronomy and Van-city DJ Cherchez La Femme.

Vice is coming off touring with Marianas Trench and Down With Webster. Marianas Trench frontman Josh Ramsay discovered Vice. His video ‘Time I Ever Had’ was directed by Ben Knechtel, who won a MMVA for the video for 604 labelmate Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit ‘Call Me Maybe’.

Check out the video for ‘OMGoodness’ below;


Sacred Bones Adds More Names To Five-Year Anniversary Show

Sacred Bones 5th anniversary show poster

Sacred Bones has announced the addition of Copenhagen duo Vår to the line-up for their fifth anniversary show at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, California on December 21.

The event will also feature DJ sets from fashion icon Becka Diamond (13:13) and Dominick Fernow of Prurient and Hospital Productions. He’s also a  former member of Cold Cave and current member of Vatican Shadow. A limited edition vinyl LP will also be available featuring unreleased tracks and demos from Zola Jesus, Human Eye, Pop.1280, Case Studies, Vår, and others.


Stream Angel Haze & Rudimental’s ‘Hell Could Freeze’ For Free

Stream Angel Haze & Rudimental’s ‘Hell Could Freeze’ For Free

Drum ‘n Bass quartet Rudimental crafted this deep house track that features Angel Haze alternating between rapping and singing.


Numero Releases Medusa’s Album From Stone

Fans of early metal take note; The Numero Group is reissuing Chicago proto-metal act Medusa’s 1975 album First Step Beyond.

Released on the mysterious Pepperhead label, the owner supposedly disappeared after a bad trip, the album will come cushioned in mock velvet with artwork based on the band’s stage props. It promises to become a staple on the turntables of pot-smoking teens and adults alike.

Give the track ‘Strangulation’ a listen here and check out the preview video;

FIRST STEP BEYOND TRACKLISTING

1. Strangulation

2. Transient Amplitude

3. Frustrations Foot

4. Temptress

5. Feelings Of Indifference

6. Black Wizard

7. Unknown Fear


Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce Tour Dates, Deluxe Edition Of II

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have announced an extensive series of tour dates that will take them through to the release their new album II on February 5, 2013 and beyond.

Additionally, the band has also unveiled a pre-sale bundle that will feature a copy of the new album on CD and vinyl, the “Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)” 7″, a temporary tattoo, a root chakra print designed by Ruban Nielson, plus a poster he designed featuring Janet the Witch (the model on the album’s cover). To top it off early birds will also receive a download of the new album early, on January 10. Place your pre-order here.

Head here to give the band’s full set at Pygmalion Fest a listen.

Check ’em on the following dates;

12/28 – Rhythm and Alps Festival – Christchurch, NZ
12/29 – Rhythm and Vines Festival – Gisborne, NZ
12/30 – Pyramid Rock Festival – Phillip Island, AUS
12/31 – Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts & Music Festival – Peats Ridge, AUS
01/02 – Anita’s Theatre – Thirroul, AUS
01/03 – The Standard – Sydney, AUS
01/04 – Bodega – Wellington, NZ
01/10 – Cassette Nine – Auckland, NZ

01/11 – Vector Arena – Auckland Central, NZ w/ Weezer

02/2-3 – Zepp Divercity (Hostess Weekender) – Tokyo, JP

02/05 – Cargo – London, UK

02/06 – Trixi – Antwerp, BE

02/07 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL

02/08 – Prince Charles – Berlin, DE

02/13 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA * +

02/15 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA * +

02/16 – Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV * +

02/18 – Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX * +

02/19 – The Korova – San Antonio, TX * +

02/20 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX * +

02/21 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX * +

02/22 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA * +

02/23 – 529 – Atlanta, GA * +

02/28 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY +

03/01 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA +

03/02 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA +

03/03 – Il Motore – Montreal, QC * +

03/04 – Wrong Bar – Toronto, ON * +

03/06 – Hope College – Holland, MI * +

03/07 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL +

03/08 – Bluebird Nightclub – Bloomington, IN * +

03/09 – Firebird – St. Louis, IN * +

03/11 – Opolis – Norman, OK * +

03/12 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX * +

03/18 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO * +

3/19 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT * +

03/21 – Treefort Music Fest – Boise, ID * +

03/22 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA * +

04/05 – Aladdin Theatre – Portland, OR +

 
* = w/ Foxygen
+ = w/ Wampire

Stream Or Download Minnesota’s Altered States For Free

Stream Or Download Minnesota’s Altered States For Free

Minnesota, aka Christian Bauhofer, is offering his new EP Altered States for free via his Facebook page.