Happy Birthday To Me (MBF® Canadian music Treatzzza Pizza)

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I’m 26 years old today. AM I MATURE YET??????**

 

**No

 

My mom gave birth to me when she was 27. That’s one year from now. To put it in perspective, the other night, I ate an entire box of pizza and washed it down with a Stiegl Grapefruit Radler (the perfect grapefruit draught for summer). The only thing I am close to becoming pregnant with is most of a red velvet birthday cake decorated to look like my boyfriend’s face. Yes, I will upload a picture of us eating him. Yes, The Edible Woman is one of my favourite books.

Here are some cool tunes by Canadian bands to celebrate my b-day.

 

Love Solo – Heaven For Real (Halifax) – Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

 

Ash Mound – Each Other (Montreal) – Bandcamp | Facebook

 

Rough Palms – Faux Fur (Calgary) – Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

 

Wasteland – Hooded Fang (Toronto) – Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

 

Don’t Remind Me – Jay Arner (Vancouver) – Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

 

THERE IS MIST IN THE VALLEY – Zacht Automaat (Toronto) – Soundcloud | Facebook

 

Leap Years – Sunny Pompeii (Vancouver) – Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

 

Landform II (Shield)Herons Wake (Ottawa) – Bandcamp | Facebook

 

Dead Things PT II – Skye Wallace (Vancouver) – Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

 

Cannons – Little Scream (Montreal) – Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

 

 

OKAY BYE NOW I HAVE TO GO MAKE MY BOYFRIEND’S HEAD CAKE

 

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Feast In The East #34 – Holiday Rambler, Clara Engel, & Moonwood (Gerrard Art Space) 8pm

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Feast In The East is a monthly concert series featuring underground artists, performance art, and delicious vegan/gluten-free dinner for the low price of $8 (advance) / $10 (door). Basically the trifecta of happiness right there.

Last month, I went to Gerrard Art Space last month to see Mimico and had a blast – so much so that I reached out to get involved in putting it on. Last Sunday, I spent five hours battling the elements by bike, postering Ossington, Queen West, Dundas, College, and Bloor in all yer favourite record stores and coffeehouses.

This month’s meal is vegan/gluten-free mac & cheese by Harmonie Ainsley & Mary Duthie. Yum yum! The show is all ages and ends early (8pm – 11pm) so there’s still plenty of time to head back to Handlebar, Get Well, or 3 Speed.

Holiday Rambler is the solo project of Hooded Fang drummer D. Alex Meeks. Akin to the dark, warped folk of Timber Timbre, his music trembles between themes of religion and isolation.

Clara Engel is a singer-songwriter dipping into folk territory. Her voice is a pillar of strength that solidifies it all.

Moonwood make playfully fuzzy electronic kraut rock. I can already tell that I’m going to dance to this.

$8 Adv tickets available Circus Books & Music, The Film Buff, Cask Music, Soundscapes and Grasshopper Records. $10 at the door

Art by Henri Faberg – Environs 

“Musician, filmmaker and jaded aristocrat ~ is leaving town for Europe in March and is terrified that people there might not like him. He’s not even sure he likes himself. Visit him in a calm and safe little space for a one-on-one chat, to trade secrets in confidence and new ways of seeing one’s self for the coming year.”

Basically, there’s going to be a booth set up where people can try to convince this guy that he’s a decent, likeable human. Gosh, art is fun.

See you there! Facebook RSVP

Indie-licious Tues August 6th 2013

1. Tomorrow is Yesterday – Field Mouse
2. I Belong In Your Arms – Chairlift
3. Hits Me Like A Rock – CSS
4. Same Mum – BRAIDS
5. The Reflection Of You – Bear In Heaven
6. Hell Yes – Marnie Stern
7. Cover Your Tracks – Young Galaxy
8. Don’tneedya – Oberhofer
9. Tosta Mista – Hooded Fang
10. She Smokes In Bed – TV Girl
11. Penal Colony – Women
12. Confidence – The Dodos
13. Pendulum – Pure Bathing Culture
14. Still New – Smith Westerns
15. Adventures in Solitude – The New Pornographers

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It’s my 25th birthday. Here are my favourite 25 songs of 2013!

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In no particular order, here are my favourite 25 tracks from 2013. You may have heard some of them on my radio show or seen them featured on the blog. These songs make me so happy to belong to the musical community of the Y generation – such wonderfully multi-faceted, dynamic, creative, hardworking individuals who deserve so much credit for what they’ve accomplished with limited resources and heavy competition. It’s so easy to sit back and press play and make a judgement call about a track without thinking about the hours of songwriting, recording, mixing, merchandising, marketing, social media maintenance, negotiations, legalities, and frugalities associated with the entire process. I’m guilty of doing that all the time. Judging art is a by-product of cultural over-saturation – there’s so much creative content available on the internet that music consumers are required to flip through files quickly as per our taste preferences to see what we want to sink our teeth into. Sometimes great tracks can pass you by.

It’s incredible to think that the music we listen to at vulnerable moments translates into an immeasurable, significant impact on the person you grow up to become. Thank god for cool roommates, good friends, and weird boyfriends who turned me onto new bands when I was in the midst of post-teenage angst and university study sessions. All of these tracks are all a part of me – they’re my birthday gift to you, dear reader. If you find a new favourite track, that will make me the happiest birthday girl in the world.

1. Ode To Subterrania by Hooded Fang (May 2013 / Full Time Hobby / Toronto) Twitter

 

2. Holy Fool by O Emperor (June 2013 / Self-Released / Waterford) Twitter

 

3. I Want What’s Best by Outfit (May 2013 / Double Denim Records / Liverpool) Twitter

 

4. Put a Light On by Generationals (April 2013 / Polyvinyl Records / Louisiana) Twitter

 

5. Stars by Javelin (March 2013 / Luaka Bop / Brooklyn) Twitter

 

6. Marijuana by Chrome Sparks (March 2013 / Self-Released / Brooklyn) Twitter

 

7. Two Prongs by Lion Bark (June 2013 / Self-Released / Brighton) Twitter

 

8. Pennie Lane by The BB Guns (May 2013 / Marineville Records / Toronto) Twitter

 

9. Waiting by Alice Boman (May 2013 / Adrian Recordings / Malmö) Facebook

 

10. Flashed Junk Mind by Milky Chance (April 2013 / Lichtdicht Records / Germany) Facebook

 

11. Painful Like by Austra (May 2013 / Paper Bag Records / Toronto) Twitter

 

12. Shout It Out by Mikal Cronin (May 2013 / Merge Records / San Francisco) Twitter

 

13. Pretty Boy by Young Galaxy (April 2013 / Paper Bag Records / Vancouver) Twitter

 

14. Thousand Year Old Child by Pure X (May 2013 / Acéphale / Austin) Twitter

 

15. Emma by Ponctuation (March 2013 / Bonsound / Québec) Bandcamp

 

16. Demon Dance by Surfer Blood (March 2013 / Warner Bros Records / West Palm Beach) Twitter

 

17. A Dancing Shell by Wild Nothing (May 2013 / Captured Tracks / Blacksburg) Twitter

 

18. Bros by Wolf Alice (May 2013 / Chess Club Records / North London) Twitter

 

19. Dropla by Youth Lagoon (January 2013 / Fat Possum / Boise) Twitter

 

20. Cut To Black by Lemâitre (April 2013 / Substellar / Olso) Twitter

 

21. Berlin Lovers by Still Corners (February 2013 / Subpop / London) Twitter

 

22. Kemosabe by Everything Everything (January 2013 / RCA Victor / Manchester) Twitter

 

23. Lucky Ones by Wynter Gordon (January 2013 / The Flying Unicorn / Los Angeles) Twitter

 

24. Varsity by Smith Westerns (March 2013 / Mom+Pop / Chicago) Twitter

 

25. In A Dream by High Highs (January 2013 / Fine Time / Sydney) Twitter

Indie-licious Tues June 11th 2013

1. Flashed Junk Mind – Milky Chance
2. Jubel – Klingande
3. Painful Like – Austra
4. Cherry – Chromatics
5. Beautiful Object – Glass Candy
6. New Lows – Doe Paoro
7. Sail Into The Sun (RAC Remix) – Gentlemen Hall
8. If We Make It – Poolside
9. Holy Fool – O Emperor
10. Pearl – The Blank Tapes
11. Gold Chain – Black Light Dinner Party
12. Goldmine – Fitness Club Fiasco
13. Forget Me – Summer Twins
14. Ode to Subterrania – Hooded Fang
15. Freedom for a Policeman – Chad VanGaalen

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