TGIF Playlist: July 4, 2014

Another playlist where the order doesn’t even matter because all the songs are awesome, take a listen below:

  • Obsessed with this Lykke Li, No Rest For the Wicked remix with A$AP Rocky, makes me a little less depressed than the original.
  • Lowell’s The Bells has hands down become my summer jam. I Love You Money is just as upbeat and awesome as Bells, it also uses the crap out of a clap track, which I love. To me, it’s a girl power/feminist filled pop song, insert *raise the roof* emoji.
  • New Zealander Yumi Zouma‘s The Brae is a current favourite, it has really airy vocals, kind of an 80s, Breakfast Club vibe. 
  • I know i mentioned Adult Diversion last week and it’s all over Indie88, but I’m just in a big Alvvays kick right now.

That’s all friends, hope you all have a great weekend and for those in ‘Merica hope you have a great 4th of July!

 

TGIF Playlist: June 27, 2014

I know summer JUST started, but I’m already freaked that June is nearly over and it’s not the healthiest, but I just love the warm weather and not having to wear pants all the time… I’m also pretty happy to have a good musical soundtrack for summer to back up the season change, check out some of that music below:

  • I’m sad I missed the Alvvays show at NXNE because the more I listen the more I fall in love with their music. Archie, Marry Me is so sweet, and I also love their song Adult Diversion great local music.
  • CYMBALS lyrics in The Natural World kind of make me laugh: “I don’t know enough about you, to be kind to you”.  Something tells me this band isn’t a group of friend-makers, but they sure write a great summer song.
  • More TV Girl love, perfect for a sunny day lounging in a pool while laying out on a floaty.
  • Can you go wrong with Kevin Drew? Probably not, and more local music that I’m proud to say is Canadian.
  • Mac DeMarco has this really awesome psychedelic 70s thing going on with his music, I love it.
  • Surf rock from Ireland’s Laurie Shaw you can click through the Soundcloud track to their page and download the song for free too :)
  • Capping off this week’s list with a little Tokyo Police Club, loving the lyrics:”Living in the minds of girls who would never say shit to me now. As pretty as they were in high school, I wonder if I’ll ever see them around”.

That’s it friends! Hope you all have a great long weekend :)

Katie’s Daily NXNE 2014 Picks (this is a huge post)

 

Check out this handy Google map I created for all the venues in my concert picks.


 

THURSDAY

FUTURE ISLANDS (Baltimore emotionally-charged 80s synth) – VICE ISLAND – 830pm

 

HORSE LORDS (Baltimore experimental kraut) – Adelaide Hall – 9pm

 

JOYWAVE (Rochester experimental beats) – Drake Underground – 9pm

 

TOBACCO (Pittsburg Gary Glitter on acid) – Massey Hall – 9pm

 

TUNE-YARDS (New York Haitian playful experimental) – Massey Hall – 10pm

 

SYLVAN ESSO (Durham electronic pop) – Drake Underground – 10pm

 

HOLYCHILD (Los Angeles brat pop) – Tattoo Rock Parlour – 11pm

Can’t catch them at NXNE? They’re coming back to Toronto on July 6th at Danforth Music Hall.

YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (London, ON pop dreamscapes) – Silver Dollar – 11pm

 

MIMICO (Toronto proggy psych) – Baltic Ave – 12am

 

SHANNON & THE CLAMS (Oakland garage surf) – Lee’s Palace – 12am

 

MADE IN HEIGHTS (New York filth pop) – Hoxton – 1am

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Indie-licious Tues June 17th 2014 – Katie’s NXNE Picks

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Today’s show features 100% NXNE artists!

1. Lost Something – Michael Rault
2. Adult Diversion – Alvvays
3. Avant Gardener – Courtney Barnett
4. Ode to Viceroy – Mac Demarco
5. Stay Awake – Ketamines
6. I’m No Good – King Creep
7. From Nowhere – Dan Croll
8. Seasons (Waiting On You) – Future Islands
9. Digital Witness – St. Vincent
10. Tongues (ft. KOPPS) – Joywave
11. Pube Zone – TOBACCO
12. Coffee – Sylvan Esso
13. DEATH – Made In Heights
14. Space Throws – Delta Will
15. Boring Angel – Oneohtrix Point Never

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Indie-licious Tues May 13th 2014

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1. In Your Bones – Crooked Colours
2. The Day I Come Alive – Michael A Grammar
3. I’m The Man, That Will Find You – Connan Mockasin
4. Better Alone – Diamond Mind
5. Minha Menina V2 – Donovan Blanc
6. Message Centre – Brave Radar
7. Archie, Marry Me – Alvvays
8. Boys – bed.
9. Killer Bangs – Honeyblood
10. TAME – THUMPERS
11. Mirror – Cold Beat
12. Fire Fire – Our Mother
13. Erosion – Cymbals
14. I Know I’m Late (Bertrand Burgalat Remix) – Jef Barbara
15. Fear Of Plastic – Canyon Cosmos
16. White Noise – Milk & Biscuits

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