Mika Posen (Timber Timbre, Forest City Lovers) @ Tranzac Club April 7th

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The Meek is Toronto-based musician Mika Posen, who also plays in dark and spooky Timber Timbre as well as light and jovial Forest City Lovers. She’s come a long way from carrying snacks and water for the band. Although neither of these bands sound remotely similar to each other, you can hear reflections of each within her 2012 album Songs That Travel In Waves. This is a great album for reflection, early morning walks in brisk pre-dawn light, and roadtrips to Atlantic Canada.

If you’re looking for something to do tomorrow night, she’ll be playing at Tranzac Club with Scattered Clouds and Hush Pup (details). And if you’re up for the long drive, she’s opening for the lovely Her Harbour‘s CD release in Ottawa on Saturday April 27th (details).

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I’m going to be interviewing Forest City Lovers for CMFU!

Cutouts remind me of the CD case for re-release of the This is Spinal Tap soundtrack

The morning after Forest City Lovers hit up the Great Hall for their Carriage CD release party on Thursday August 12th, I’ll be interviewing them in the radio station at CFMU 93.3 for my Tuesday show. Friday the 13th sounds like a wonderfully ominous day to begin my foray into music journalism.

I’m having a blast coming up with interesting interview questions and I’m trying hard to think of ones they haven’t been asked before. If I am a little absent from MBF for the next two weeks, it’s because I’m preparing for the interview, going to two concerts (one FCL, one super-secret private party for a famous Canadian band!), and doing other music side projects. Lots of yummy posts will come in September, when I’m finally a university graduate with an expensive paper in a cheap frame hanging on my wall. I’m counting on you, Sasha, to keep being awesome for the time being.

Toronto Concert Update! Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov 2010

Image by Francis Chung

AUGUST

BIG VENUE

    MGMT @ Kool Haus
    Aug 5, 2010
    Sold Out! (Scalp?)

    Arcade Fire @ Olympic Island
    Aug 14, 2010
    $56.00

MEDIUM VENUE

    Chromeo @ Phoenix
    Aug 3, 2010
    $31.00

    Blitzen Trapper @ Opera House
    Aug 3, 2010
    $15.50

SMALL VENUE

    Diamond Rings @ Lower Ossington Theatre
    Aug 1, 2010
    $10.00

    Javelin @ Wrong Bar
    Aug 11, 2010
    $12.50

    Forest City Lovers and Gentleman Reg @ The Great Hall
    Aug 12, 2010
    $12.00

SEPTEMBER

BIG VENUE

    Vampire Weekend @ Molson Ampitheatre
    Sept 7, 2010
    $48.75

    The xx @ Massey Hall
    Sept 22, 2010
    $34-54

MEDIUM VENUE

    Ratatat @ Sound Academy
    Sept 8, 2010
    $21.50

    Dirty Projectors @ Opera House
    Sep 15, 2010
    $30.25

    School of Seven Bells @ Mod Club
    Sept 15, 2010
    $20.00

    Rogue Wave @ Opera House
    Sept 24, 2010
    $19.50

    Foals @ Lee’s
    Sept 27, 2010
    $15.00

SMALL VENUE

    Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin @ El Mocambo
    Sept 4, 2010
    $12.00

OCTOBER

LARGE VENUE

    Belle & Sebastian @ Massey Hall
    Oct 12, 2010
    $50-68

MEDIUM VENUE

    Deerhoof @ Lee’s
    Oct 3, 2010
    $15.50

    Temper Trap @ Phoenix
    Oct 5, 2010
    $22.50

    Miike Snow @ Kool Haus
    Oct 10, 2010
    $26.00

    Dr. Dog @ Phoenix
    Oct 16, 2010
    $20.50

NOVEMBER

SMALL VENUE

    Tunng @ Rivoli
    Nov 16, 2010
    $13.50

Lost at Sea Playlist (mp3s)

Hey guys!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a playlist for the blog, so here’s a brand new one called Lost at Sea featuring brand new tracks from Basia Bulat, The New Pornographers, and Stars. Download it!


– Katie