Monthly Archives: November 2013

Looking For a Place T.O. Happen, November 29 & 30

Poor Young Things are playing The Horseshoe on November 29 along with The Fast Romantics, The Shakedown and Autumns Cannon. Cover is $10 and the first band is up at 9:20

Megan Bonnell is holding her album release party at the Drake Hotel on November 30 along with Donovan Woods.

Or, if you feel like braving the elements, Cavalcade of Lights is taking place at Nathan Phillips Square featuring sets from Cold Specks, Diamond Rings and more. Best of all, it’s free. The event kicks off at 7 pm.

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Speed Control Share Video & Tour Dates

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Yukon power trio Speed Control are wrapping up the dates of their Canadian tour in support of their current release F.A.B.

For a taste, check out a free stream of the track ‘Because I Can’ as well as the video plus the clip for ‘I Could Write a Song’ .

When they aren’t on the road, Speed Control also teaches RAWK Camps, music camps sponsored by Yamaha Canada that give kids in remote communities musical instruments and the equipment to run them. Check out footage from the RAWK Camp in Surrey;

And catch them on the following dates;

November 30 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – The Grand Theatre
December 3 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe
December 6 – Calgary, AB – The Palamino
December 7 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s

D.A. Shares Free MP3s

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After revealing that he is the director of Wolf Haley’s (Tyler, the Creator) video for ‘Glowing’, D.A., aka D.A. Wallach, has shared three free streaming MP3s.

Wallach will release music through Harvest Records. He’s best known for discovering Kanye West and Pharrell Williams while he was still an undergraduate at Harvard.


Stream D33J’s Remix of Active Child’s ‘Subtle’ (Featuring Mikky Ekko) For Free

Active Child has unveiled D33J‘s, a member of the WeDidIt Collective, remix of ‘Subtle’, featuring Mikky Ekko.


The Balconies Go Through The Motions on New Album

Ottawa-via-Toronto quartet The Balconies have announced that they will release their new album Fast Motions via Coalition Music (Records) on January 28, 2014.

The Arnold Lanni-produced album finds the band continuing with the visceral brand of rock they’re known for.

They’re hitting the road for a series of album release dates in early 2014.

Jan. 31 @ The Casbah, COLLINGWOOD, ON (w/ Say Yes)
Feb. 01 @ Lee’s Palace, TORONTO, ON (w/ Say Yes)
Feb. 07 @ Ritual, OTTAWA, ON (w/ Say Yes)
Feb. 08 @ Divan Orange, MONTREAL, QC (w/ Say Yes)


TOPS Announce Tour Dates

Montreals TOPS have announced the dates of their North American tour.

The band is currently hard at work on the follow-up to their 2012 effort Tender Opposites.

Dec 5th | Boston MA | Brighton Music Hall *
Dec 6th | Washington DC | Rock & Roll Hotel *
Dec 7th | Philadelphia PA | Johnny Brendas *
Dec 9th | Toronto ON | Lee’s Palace *
Dec 10th | Detroit MI | PJ’s Lager House %
Dec11th | Chicago IL | Lincoln Hall *
* with King Krule
% with Sean Nicholas Savage

 


Stream or Download The Black and White Years’ ‘Strange Figurines’ For Free

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Austin’s The Black and White Years have shared a free stream of the title track from their forthcoming album Strange Figurines, out January 21, 2014 on Modern Outsider.

“Recently, a close friend of mine told me he wanted advice.  He had fallen in love with a girl who lived with her boyfriend, but she he gave him every indication that she wanted to leave her boyfriend and be with him,” Singer and guitarist Scott Butler said in a statement. “She never outright said, ‘I want you, not him. Kiss me, you fool!’  He wondered whether he should risk their friendship by telling her how he felt.  He never did and she’s still with her boyfriend.  I wrote this song for him.”

The band first came together in 2006 and have released two albums and an EP, won awards gone through line-up changes and nearly broken up.

Catch them on the following dates;

01/24 – Austin, TX @ The Parish

01/31 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

01. Embraces

02. Little One

03. We’re Making Friends

04. Just Like Old Times

05. Strange Figurines

06. Newlyweds

07. Cities

08. Insomnia

09. Trigger Finger

10. Matching Sweaters