Psychedelic space synth from Toronto’s Mimico at Gerrard Art Space – Jan 4th @ 8pm

Source: Blowsive

There is nothing I love more than staring off into space. This album is the perfect combination of reflection and absorption. Catch Mimico at the Gerrard Art Space on Saturday Jan 4th @ 8pm. Facebook RSVPPPP here.

Mimico Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp | Label website

Win 2 Tickets to See AM & Shawn Lee @ The Garrison!

Music Between Friends is holding its first-ever concert giveaway!

We’re giving away 2 tickets to see DJ AM & Shawn Lee @ The Garrison on Sunday November 13th @ 9pm (19+).

Now you’re probably thinking OKAY I WANNA WIN GIMME TICKETS PLZ. Alright, already! You can do one of the three following things to grab the tickets.

1) Subscribe to Music Between Friends (enter your email on the right sidebar at the top!)

2) Follow us on Twitter and @ reply with #gimmefreetickets

3) Legally change your name to Hamus Goodwork, tattoo it across your nose, and send us a photo with no less than 5.7 pixel resolution.

The choice is yours.

Here’s one of their songs to get you in the mood.

MP3: Dark Into LightAM & Shawn Lee

*** CONTEST ENDS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10th @ 12 noon! ***

Lo-fi husband and wife duo bring back the basics as Halifax’s Dog Day

Projection art is better than regular art

As the oft-cited birthplace of the Canadian indie music scene, Halifax has been pretty good about providing the rest of Canada with indie rock. Joel Plaskett anyone? Halifaxian lovebirds Dog Day are no exception. Check them out and see what I mean:

MP3: Part GirlDog Day from Deformer (Pigeon Row, 2011)

They’re coming to Ontario to bring their fuzzy, minimalist, slowcore sound to a new crop of listeners. Normally, Music Between Friends sticks to Toronto concerts, but I thought it might be nice to update my Steeltown friends to let ’em know Dog Day is playing both in Toronto AND Hamilton in two weeks:

Dog Day w/ Sports @ Lee’s Palace, 19+
Saturday October 7th, 2011 – $10.00

Dog Day @ Homegrown Hamilton, 19+
Hamilton, ON
Saturday October 8th, 2011

Bon Iver Stream: The 9:30 Club In Washington D.C.

I was preparing to post something about Bon Iver before the concert tonight and I found an entire stream of his recent show in Washington…the internet is an awesome thing.

I’ve been trying to get out of the habit of listening to a band non-stop right before a concert so I only listened to the intro but it was amazing.  Now I’m listening to the new album and my habit is still going strong.  The Soundcloud link is below and on top of that you can download the entire thing for free. I also included one of my favourite songs off Bon Iver.

Bon Iver – Wash  (I don’t know how Justin Vernon manages to make breaking up and failed relationships sound so beautiful, but he does, and I love it)

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Thursday July 7th at The Great Hall @ 9pm

Craving a nice piece of brass?

Check out Chicago’s 8-brother brass band Hypnotic Brass Ensemble tomorrow night at The Great Hall at 9pm. You may have heard the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble from their previous collaborations with London’s indie deelites Golden Silvers and Essex’s weirdo hip-hoppers Gorillaz.

I fell in love with this Golden Silvers song a long time ago and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble brings such a fresh feeling to it.

Golden Silversfrom London, UK
MP3: Arrows of ErosGolden Silvers ft. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Of course, they’re also lovely on their own.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemblefrom Chicago, Illinois
MP3: GibbousHypnotic Brass Ensemble

So check them out tonight!

Thursday, July 7th
@ The Great Hall

1087 Queen St. W. at Dovercourt
Doors – 8pm
Tickets available here.
$20 advance / $30 at the door

The concert, presented by World Famous Music and Fusicology Toronto, will also feature Daft Punk Tribute, a 9-piece band who reinterpret Daft Punk’s greatest with horns, rhythm, vocals, and electronics. One of the members, Ryan Spratt, specializes in “lazer noises”, so you know that’s going to be amusing.

DJ David Dacks, self-described creative rhythm specialist, will also spin a set. For a preview of his work, check him out every Thursday from 10PM to midnight on CIUT 89.5FM.