Indie-licious Tues Jan 5th 2016


Mostly Canadian, mostly women.


1. Quickdark – Mimico*
2. Hypnotic – Your 33 Black Angels
3. We Lay Our Broken World In Sorrow At Your Feet – Tenderness*
4. FAITHFUEL – Petra Glynt*
5. Dirt – ANAMAI*
6. Soft Feet – Tasseomancy*
7. Drunk And With Dreams – Angel Olsen
8. Always Lovers – Cindy Lee*
9. It is love – LOOM*
10. Back to Black – Snowblink*
11. Oh My Days – Bernice* & Silly Bed*
12. DIVORCE – Rollrgrrl*
13. Window Shades – U.S. Girls


Indie-licious Tues Dec 15th 21015

All Canadian women.

1. Cool Water – Ice Cream
2. Murder – Petra Glynt
3. Mute Flames – ANAMAI
4. Waist of the Sea – Blunt Chunks
5. Burn My Bones – Cosy Father
6. Statue of David – Charlotte Crow
7. Climbing – Dorothea Paas
8. Musings Of A Cigarette Smoking Man – Hand Cream
9. Your String – Joanne Pollock
10. Clearing Coming – New Chance
11. The Axe Is Ready At The Tree – Tenderness
12. FUN – UN
14. Ultra – Magnétisme (w/ Loto Retina) – YlangYlang
15. DECEIT – Rollrgrrl
16. Singapore Sling – French Pretzel


Katie’s NXNE Picks – Wednesday June 17th

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Tonight, I sat down to figure out what I’m going to see for NXNE and I realized that if I tried to cram everything into a single post, it would never load and I would never finish. So I’m going to post my favourites one day at a time.


8pm – Holiday Rambler (Toronto) – distant, devotional, blues

D. Alex Meeks is one of my favourite people in Toronto. He plays in Hooded Fang and a handful of other bands, plus he’s incredibly sweet and interesting. His music is hymnal, filled with stories, and deeply affecting. He’s playing Smiling Buddha with Moonwood (Toronto), Clara Engel (Toronto), and Khora (Toronto’s Matthew Ramolo).

8pm – Blonde Elvis (Toronto) – handclapping, psych

Blonde Elvis are a real treat to see play live. We just did a show with them for Feast In The East and they were easily the most danceable set of the night. Their new song is such an earworm. You might want to turn the volume on your speakers down a bit if you just played that Holiday Rambler track.

They’re playing Horseshoe Tavern at 8pm with psych king Jacco Gardner (Hoorne, Netherlands), Moon King (Toronto) and Lower Dens (Baltimore). Jacco Gardner makes straight-up baroque pop.

8pm – Etiquette (Toronto) – dusky, electronic

Julie Fader & Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck came out with a new sultry electronic music project and released their debut, Reminisce, on Hand Drawn Dracula. They’re playing Danforth Music Hall with Glass Animals and Son Lux.

9pm – ANAMAI (Toronto) – slowcore, folk

Toronto’s Anna Mayberry from HSY plays with Egyptrixx’s David Psutka in ANAMAI. They just came out with a new album, Sallows, on Buzz Records and they’ll be playing Opera House with Blonde Redhead.

8pm – Tasseomancy (Toronto) – herbal, folk, pop

Sisters Romy and Sari have the best fashion sense, are incredible musicians and vocalists, and their drummer Evan Cartwright is, a) a total sweetheart, and b) great at steel pans. Johnny Spence on keys and sax adds so much flavour. They’re playing Mod Club with Ibeyi. Support these magic women!

11pm – DOOMSQUAD (Toronto) – experimental, deep, dance

Toronto siblings Jaclyn, Allie, and Trevor Blumas started dabbling in making dark, addictive tonics. They’re playing Lee’s Palace at with Programm. If you want to catch them again, they’re playing the Sonic Boom Record Fair (which I’ll be running the Weird Canada table for, so feel free to come say hi).

11pm – Jessica Pratt (Los Angeles) – lovesick, folk

She’s playing two shows, but I bet the Pitchfork session is going to be clogged. Check her out at The Garrison on Wednesday instead – she has a voice like melted honey and some seriously good fingerpicking. Insert obligatory comparisons to Sibylle Baier, blah blah blah. Her album On Your Own Love Again is one of the best of 2015, and consistently spinning on my record player once a week.

Okay, stay tuned for Thursday’s pick! If there’s anyone I’m missing, let me know in the comments below.

Tonight – Wavelength Class of 2014: Fresh Snow, MASS, Del Bel, Anamai

Looking for something to do tonight? Check out Wavelength & NeXT’s Class of 2014: A New Indie Rock Honour Roll (Pt.1) at Silver Dollar Room.  Doors are at 9pm, show is 19+, and tickets are $6. Psychedelic visuals by General Chaos and DJ Debt Load will be bookending the sets.

Fresh Snow are a critically-acclaimed Toronto band comprised of staff who work at Sonic Boom. Instrumental, expansive, space-filling, reflective. Twitter | Facebook

MASS are a post-punk/grunge band that I’m a little less crazy about, probably because I missed out on having an apathetic teenage experience and went from idiotic, immature child to idiotic, immature adult. But they might be up your alley.

Del Bel makes clustered, echoing 1930’s jazz partially inspired by old horror movies. Twitter | Facebook  For extra credit, check out this wicked rework of No Reservation (originally appearing on oneiric, 2011) done by DJ Live Action Fezz

Anamai (aka Anna Mayberry) makes beautiful, swirling, girlish folk-rock reminiscent of Little Scream. Facebook

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