Toronto Concert Update: September, October, November

I’ve been anticipating a bumper crop of concerts in Toronto this fall, and what a harvest it’s going to be! Tune-yards, Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn and John, Ra Ra Riot… my wallet’s going to be as empty and cold as my ex-boyfriend’s parents. And so, Music Between Friends presents our fall edition of the Toronto Concert Update.

SEPTEMBER

Peter Bjorn & John @ Lee’s, 19+
Fri Sept 2, 2011 and Sat Sept 3, 2011 – $20.00

Harlan Pepper @ Rivoli, 19+
Thurs Sept 8, 2011 – $10.00

Said The Whale @ Mod Club, All Ages
Thurs Sept 8, 2011 – $16.00

Empire of the Sun @ Echo Beach, All Ages
Tues Sept 13, 2011 – $41.00

Kid CuDi @ Molson Amphitheatre, All Ages
Thurs Sept 15, 2011 – $29.50-55.00

Olivia Tremor Control @ Lee’s, 19+
Fri Sept 16, 2011 – $18.50

Vivian Girls @ The Shop, 19+
Fri Sept 16, 2011 – $15.00

Mother Mother @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Sat Sept 17, 2011 – $26.50

Two Door Cinema Club @ Kool Haus, All Ages
Sat Sept 17, 2011 – $21.00

Toro Y Moi @ Opera House, 19+
Sun Sept 18, 2011 – $20.00

Starfucker @ Lee’s, 19+
Tues Sept 20, 2011 – $13.50

The Shins @ Phoenix, 19+
Thurs Sept 22, 2011 – $31.00

Tahiti 80 @ Horseshoe, 19+
Thurs Sept 22, 2011 – $13.50

Kid Sister @ Wrongbar, 19+
Sat Sept 24, 2011 – $15.00

Tune-Yards @ Lee’s, 19+
Mon Sept 26, 2011 – $16.50

Girls @ Mod Club, 19+
Tues Sept 27, 2011 – $16.50

Mates of State @ Phoenix, 19+
Wed Sept 28, 2011 – $16.00

Ohbijou @ Trinity St. Paul’s, All Ages
Fri Sept 30, 2011 – $20.00

OCTOBER

Foster The People @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Sat Oct 1, 2011 – SOLD OUT

Naked and Famous @ Phoenix, 19+
Thurs Oct 6, 2011 – $21.00

Ra Ra Riot @ Lee’s, 19+
Thurs Oct 6, 2011 – $17.50

Portishead @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Mon Oct 10, 2011 – $59.50

Drums @ Mod Club, 19+
Tues Oct 11, 2011 – $16.00

Braids @ Horseshoe, 19+
Fri Oct 14, 2011 – $12.00

Yukon Blonde @ Lee’s, 19+
Fri Oct 14, 2011 – $11.50

Iron & Wine @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Sat Oct 15, 2011 – $28.50

Dum Dum Girls w/ Crocodiles and Colleen Green @ Lee’s, 19+
Sun Oct 16, 2011 – $17.50

Neon Indian @ Lee’s, 19+
Tues Oct 18, 2011 – $15.00

GIVERS w/ Lord Huron @ Wrongbar, 19+
Wed Oct 26, 2011 – $13.00

Friendly Fires @ Phoenix, 19+
Sun Oct 23, 2011 – $21.00

Metronomy @ Mod Club, 19+
Wed Oct 26, 2011 – $16.00

Death From Above 1979 @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Thurs Oct 27, 2011 and Fri October 28, 2011 – $36.00

Chad Vangaalen @ Mod Club, 19+
Fri Oct 28, 2011 – $20.00

Blitzen Trapper w/ Dawes @ Opera House, 19+
Thurs Oct 30, 2011 – $18.50

NOVEMBER

Holy Ghost @ Hoxton, 19+
Tues Nov 1, 2011 – $17.00

Chromeo @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Wed Nov 2, 2011 – $31.50

Lykke Li @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Tues Nov 15, 2011 – $31.50

Radio Dept @ Mod Club, 19+
Thurs Nov 17, 2011 – $15.00

Elliott Brood @ Phoenix, 19+
Fri Nov 18, 2011 – $20.00

The Kooks @ Sound Academy, All Ages/19+ Area
Wed Nov 23, 2011 – $25.00-35.00

Timber Timbre @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre, All Ages
Sat Nov 26, 2011 – $27.50

Jay-Z & Kanye West @ Air Canada Centre, All Ages
Wed Nov 23, 2011 and Thurs Nov 24, 2011 – $59.50-250.00

That’s it for now, friends. Enjoy the concerts and make sure to grab a band tee for me.

Indie-licious Podcast! July 19th 2011

For those of you who may have forgotten, I do a weekly radio show on CFMU on Tuesdays from 5-6pm called Indie-licious. I finished tomorrow’s show early, so check it out! I was in a bit of a goofy mood, as you will see when you listen to me speak… in a variety of character voices…

Indie-licious – July 19th 2011

Tracklist:

1. Menopause ManAriel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
2. You Will Always Bring Me FlowersShannon and the Clams
3. I’m Gonna TryShimmering Stars
4. In Tall GrassTara Jane O’Neil
5. Fog EmotionVetiver
6. Family TreeBlack Lips
7. MarriageGold Panda
8. Oh, Ivory!Light Pollution
9. Ah!Oval
10. Some WrittenMetronomy
11. Hands In The SkyHere We Go Magic
12. Midnight RunnerCut Copy
13. All Die YoungSmith Westerns
14. Flashy StormCandy Claws
15. BelongWashed Out

My Summer Anthem: Metronomy’s The Look

After Sasha announced back in March that Foster The People’s Pumped Up Kicks would be her 2011 summer jam, I decided to find my own personal summer tune to play beach volleyball and eat kilos of ice cream to.

When I stumbled across The Look by London/Brighton four-piece Metronomy, I knew it was the perfect choice. The simplistic, catchy, and utterly singable lyrics are mondegreen-proof and the awesome synth line makes me want to whip out my keyboard and play along.

We didn’t read it in a big book
And now we’re giving you the look, look
Just remember how we shook, shook
And all the things we took, took

    It takes some pretty crafty musical hooks to mask lyrics as basic as these.

    Although they’ve been active on the UK electronic scene since 1999, they only recently came to my attention after the release of The English Rivers last month. The Look is the 4th track off the 11-track album on Because Music (the same label that signed Klaxons, Justice, and Charlotte Gainsbourg). It got pretty swell reviews from The Guardian and NME, which always equals great exposure.

    Check out the vid for some creepy, stop-motion seagull action. (And then grab the mp3 below!)

    I wish I was cool as the hipster bassist.

      MP3: The LookMetronomy

      Septovember 2010 Playlist

      I have FINALLY finished a playlist, and I made it extra long to compensate for the delay.  Hopefully you will enjoy the mash-up of older and new-ish songs as well as some of my musical throwbacks to the summer and California.

      TRACK LISTING
      
      01 Yesterday Never Tomorrows - The Stills
      02 Le Ferrassie - Tokyo Police Club
      03 Danse Cave - Still Life Still
      04 Rich - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
      05 Spitting Venom - Modest Mouse
      06 Green Eyes - Wavves
      07 In the Water - Beat Connection
      08 CP2Low feat. Ludacris - Woodhands
      09 Another Mother To Mother You - Metronomy
      10 Bearfight - Ten Kens
      11 I Remember - Yeasayer
      12 One Life Stand - Hot Chip
      13 Santa Ana Winds - Cold War Kids
      14 There's So Many Colours - Akron/Family
      15 The Suburbs (con't) - Arcade Fire
      16 Saint Simon - The Shins
       17 The Mountain - Heartless Bastards
      18 Hot Like Fire (cover) - The xx
      19 Slow Kids - Cheeky Cheeky and The Nosebleeds
      20 The Maid Needs a Maid - Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton
      21 The Pilgrim - Sam Roberts
      22 Tonight - TV on the Radio
       DOWNLOAD IT!

      Not Made For Love

      I’m finally returning to the site and this song Not Made For Love by Metronomy makes me wish I were back in the sun. I used to study to this band a lot when I was in school.
      Memories.

      Metronomy – Not Made For Love (ALALAL REMIX)

      I will try my best to post a playlist soon-ish but Katie did such an awesome job with hers I don’t see the rush.