Indie-licious Tues July 26th 2016


~*~*~Happy birthday to my baby sister, who turns 22 today!~*~*~

This sad boy pop mix is all for you.

1. BEATS – Carl Didur*
2. Bang Chasing – Bobey
3. Comin’ Fulfilled – Casey Burge
4. The Magician – Andy Shauf*
5. Plans – Jerry Paper
6. Shrug – Mouth Breather*
7. Moves In Time – Brave Radar*
8. Wrist (Father cover) – Moss Lime*
9. Moon Woman – Homeshake*
10. Menopause Man – Ariel Pink
11. You’ve Become Skeletal – Jay Holy*
12. Pow Wow – R. Stevie Moore
13. Blow Job – Bruce Haack*



Indie-licious Tues June 21st 2016

I took advantage of the 1080p Birthday Sale and now I’m swimming in a glitchy soup of weird electronic music. Tell me this isn’t what you’re craving right now.

1. Summer In The City – Beat Detectives
2. Novodene – Tlaotlon
3. Squiggles – Karmelloz
4. Now I’m In Love – LNRDCROY*
5. The Colours Of Life – CFCF*



Indie-licious Tues June 14th 2016


Three ambient, dreamy, looping artists. Get lost in the woods of your own tangled brain.

1. Blunt Chunks at La Sala Rossa – March 31st 2016*
2. C.J. Boyd at Holy Oak – June 5th 2016
3. Sarah Davachi at Holy Oak – June 5th 2016*



For repeated, sustained pleasure, here are the individual performances of C.J. Boyd and Sarah Davachi.


Indie-licious Tues June 7th 2016


Krautrock on a crisp summer day.

1. Vitamin C – Can
2. Hollywood – Cluster
3. Drauÿen Vorbei – Hans-Joachim Roedelius
4. Veteranissimo (Live 1974) – Harmonia
5. Broken Head – Eno, Moebius, Roedelius, Plank
6. Sowiesoso – Cluster
7. Slightly Delayed – Ashra
8. Echo Wave – Manuel Göttsching
9. Susani – Deuter
10. Extract – Faust
11. Pocket Calculator – Kraftwerk
12. Sons of the Snake – Alan Shearer


Scroll Downers, Worst Gift, Bile Sister @ Double Double Land


This weather is real sticky. Hot ‘n’ Ready. It calls for some heavy, shoegazy psych, rankled punk, and face-scrunching electronics, obviously.

Tonight, Baltimore’s Scroll Downers collides with Toronto’s Worst Gift and Bile Sister at Double Double Land (presented by my personal Becky with the good hair, Tad Michalak). Here’s what Tad has to say about the show:

Scroll Downers

New wasted psych project from Baltimore jammers Lexie Mountain and Dope Body members Zachary Utz and David Jacober. Lexie’s powerful vocals cut through caustic drums & wailing walls of guitar distortion. Her uncanny sense of when to hod back & when to let the gnar rip is in fine form here. Blasted out noise guitar chords live somewhere between the weight of sludge and the screeching engery of blistering psychadelia. Everything is lain to waste, sounding like some dessimated version of Jefferson Airplane.

Worst Gift

Toronto weird punk trio create angular structures, full of a choatic energy, pulling influence from sludge metal, post hardcore and math rock, but with an added playful foreboding. These junk rockers rip through punk jams with true fury, hollering group vocals and endless wandering distortion. Split speed rhythms slow down to a grind under crushing heaviness, only to be reborn as jagged notes bouncing or each other. Percussion shreds, shit gets real.

Bile Sister

Julie Riech & David Jones’ mix pounding electronics, industrial textures, & warped synthesizers to produce dissonant anthems. Julie’s vocals ripple across tense yet monotonous rhythms. Synth tones crackle & glitch underneath static encased drum machine samples. Amidst the oppressive marches pop sensibilities ooze through, electonics sound like huge plastic bubbles being dribbled like they’re in Space Jam.