TGIF Mini-Weekend Playlist

So I haven’t had a bunch of time to post daily but I figured I would make a weekend playlist made up of all the music I’ve listened to this week. So TGIF everyone!

It’s Real – Real Estate

Cute lo-fi that’s filled with ooh’s and aah’s, what more could I want?

Put Me in a Movie – Lana Del Rey

Say what you will about Lana Del Rey, I still like the music she makes.

You Know What I Mean – Cults

This is a great album, I listen to it on the regular at work and dance, snap and look like a weirdo moving around in silence in my office as if people can’t see me, when really they can.  I’m preeetty popular.

DoYaThang – Gorillaz feat James Murphy, and Andre 3000 (Converse Compilation)

This song is better uninterrupted (and I’m not crazy about the video), I couldn’t find a good link sorry – but you can download it for free by clicking above if you want.

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Toronto Concert Update: March, April, May, June, July, Aug


Cloud Nothings @ Lee’s, 19+
Fri Mar 23, 2012 – $15.00

Dragonette @ Hoxton, 19+
Fri March 23, 2012 – $22.50

Passion Pit (The Indies) @ Fairmont Royal York, All Ages
Sat March 24, 2012 – $39.50

Fanfarlo @ Mod Club, 19+
Sat March 24, 2012 – $16.00

Sleigh Bells @ Phoenix, All Ages
Mon March 24, 2012 – $25.00


Metronomy @ Hoxton, 19+
Mon April 2, 2012 – $16.00

The Naked And Famous w/ Vacationer @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Thurs April 5, 2012 – $24.00

Milagres @ Drake Hotel, 19+
Sat April 7, 2012 – $10.50

Yukon Blonde @ Lee’s, 19+
Thurs April 12, 2012 – $15.00

Said The Whale @ Great Hall, All Ages
Fri April 13, 2012 – $16.50

White Denim @ Horseshoe, 19+
Mon April 16, 2012 – $12.50

Nick Lowe @ Phoenix, 19+
Mon April 23, 2012 – $35.00

Chiddy Bang @ Hoxton, 19+
Wed April 25, 2012 – $25.00

Cults @ Phoenix, 19+
Wed April 25, 2012 – $18.00

The Drums @ Phoenix, 19+
Fri April 27, 2012 – $17.50


Miike Snow @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Tues May 1, 2012 – $28.00

School of Seven Bells @ Hoxton, 19+
Wed May 2, 2012 – $15.00

Yann Tiersen @ Horseshoe Tavern, 19+
Wed May 2, 2012 – $23.50

Future Islands @ Phoenix, 19+
Thurs May 3, 2012 – $11.50

Bear In Heaven @ Garrison, 19+
Sat May 5, 2012 – $11.50

Neon Indian @ Phoenix, 19+
Tues May 8, 2012 – $21.00

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ Kool Haus, All Ages
Sun May 13, 2012 – $31.00

Patrick Watson @ Music Hall, 19+
Tues May 29, 2012 – $31.00


Zeus @ Phoenix, 19+
Sat June 9, 2012 – $16.00

Radiohead w/Caribou @ Downsview Park, All Ages
Sat June 16, 2012 – $66.50

Foster The People @ Downsview Park, All Ages
Tues June 29, 2012 – $39.50


Beirut @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Thurs July 19, 2012 – $36.50

Best Coast @ Phoenix, 19+
Sat July 21, 2012 – $19.50


tUnE-yArDs @ Phoenix, 19+
Wed Aug 1, 2012 – $21.00

Justice & M83 @ Fort York, All Ages
Sat Aug 4, 2012 – $49.00

Travel Time – The July Playlist

It isn’t July just yet, but I wanted to get a head start since I will be out of the country come Canada Day (how ironic).  I am going on an exciting adventure to Italy and Greece for the whole month and may not get a chance to post as much.  So, I figured a nostalgic/loosely themed playlist could be a second-rate consolation prize.

I tried to fit all my recent favourites on this playlist  (Foster the People, Wild Nothing etc.) as well as some consistent favourites.  So on that note, here is my parting gift for the month if I don’t get an opportunity to post what I’m listening to.

 Track Listing
01 Send Me On My Way - Rusted Roots
 02 Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win - Beastie Boys ft. Santogold
 03 Home - LCD Soundsystems
 04 Call It What You Want - Foster the People
 05 Gamme Ray - Beck
 06 Churches Under The Stairs - BSS presents...Brendan Canning
 07 Summer Holiday - Wild Nothing
 08 Abducted - Cults
 09 Set 'em Free pt.1 - Akron/Family
 10 Speaking In Tongues - Arcade Fire ft. David Byrne
 11 Like I Needed - Rogue Wave
 12 Minnesota, WI - Bon Iver
 13 When I Come Home - The Drums
 14 Wrapped Up In Books - Belle & Sebastian


Joel Plaskett & Best of the NXNE Line-up

Today, I have a few reasons to shake the dust off my two typing fingers.

First, Joel Plaskett is playing a free outdoor concert tonight that you should probably go to. I’ll be working at the merch table, so feel free to stop by and say hi!

Pheromone’s Beast and MapleMusic Recordings’ Joel Plaskett are opening The Luminato Festival with a free show on Friday June 10th (that’s tonight!) @ 8 PM.
The concert will take place in David Pecaut Square, conveniently located in the heart of the Entertainment District.

As a matter of fact, as I’m writing this, Joel Plaskett is saying “Hi!” to all of my co-workers. Yeah, he’s here in my office (if you will all care to remember, I work at MapleMusic) signing records to be later sold on our website.

Second, let’s talk about NXNE!

Here are a few of the concerts that I’ll be checking out at the upcoming Toronto NXNE Festival. Yet another job perk is that I get my NXNE wristband for frizzle. Check out the schedule yourself and make your own dream NXNE skedge! (that’s phonetic/abbreviation talk for schedule. But really, it sounds like something you’d find inside your underwear after a frightening experience).

    Thursday June 16th, 2011

    Snowblink @ The Music Gallery, 7pm
    The Dodos @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 9pm
    Deerhoof @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, 10pm

    Friday June 17th, 2011

    Dirty Beaches @ Lee’s, 10pm
    Dum Dum Girls @ Lee’s, 10pm
    Cults @ Lee’s, 10pm

    Saturday June 18th, 2011

    Whale Tooth @ The Rivoli, 2pm
    Slow Hand Motem @ Wrong Bar, 9pm
    BRAIDS @ The Great Hall, 11pm
    Chad Vangaalen @ The Great Hall, 12am
    Grimes @ The Great Hall, 1am

Well, I’m off to go meet Joel Plaskett. Job perk!

I’m ready for summer

With all the weird weather we’ve been having, this new wave of sunshine is exactly what I was waiting for.  Here is a playlist to kick start the summer, reveal the new blog design, and celebrate MUSIC BETWEEN FRIENDS being added as an Off The Grid blog for Toronto’s new mega-website THE GRID.

Katie and I have been contributing to the blog for over a year now and what started as a venue for us to share songs/bands that we were listening to among friends, is now looking like a real music blog.  Kind of?  Anyways, this playlist has some personal classics as well as new songs from bands I’m loving right now like Cults and Sleigh Bells.

01 The Shins - Sleeping Lessons
02 Gorillaz - Pirate Jet
03 Timber Timbre - Until the Night is Over
04 Sleigh Bells - Kids
05 The Kills - Future Starts Slow
06 The Strokes - Two Kinds of Happiness
07 The Beatles - Happiness is a Warm Gun
08 Mark Ronson and the Business Int'l - Somebody to Love Me
09 Vampire Weekend - I'm Going Down
10 Discovery - So Insane
11 Morrissey- I Don't Mind if you Forget Me
12 Wye Oak - The Altar
13 Cults - Most Wanted
14 TV Girl (DirtyGold cover) - OverBoard
15 MGMT - Pieces of What