Indie-licious Tues July 26th 2016

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~*~*~Happy birthday to my baby sister, who turns 22 today!~*~*~

This sad boy pop mix is all for you.

1. BEATS – Carl Didur*
2. Bang Chasing – Bobey
3. Comin’ Fulfilled – Casey Burge
4. The Magician – Andy Shauf*
5. Plans – Jerry Paper
6. Shrug – Mouth Breather*
7. Moves In Time – Brave Radar*
8. Wrist (Father cover) – Moss Lime*
9. Moon Woman – Homeshake*
10. Menopause Man – Ariel Pink
11. You’ve Become Skeletal – Jay Holy*
12. Pow Wow – R. Stevie Moore
13. Blow Job – Bruce Haack*

*Canadian

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Indie-licious Tues Feb 16th 2016

1. Time Machine – Mick Softley
2. You Can’t Blame Me – Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr
3. My Only Son – Duncan Browne
4. Needle of Death – Bert Jansch
5. Fly Off With The Wind – Kathy Smith
6. Blind Willie – Sonny Sharrock
7. Quantum Summer – Almonds, Cohen*
8. Mudma – Birch Barks*
9. reaction – anthéne*
10. thunderbird – SB*
11. Oh Rats – Hand Cream*
12. I Always Get What I Want – Moss Lime*
13. Infrared Ice Cubes – Secrets
14. The Piedmont Elegy – Gil Mellé
15. In the Gardens of Pharao – Popol Vuh

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Indie-licious Tues Feb 2nd 2016

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*Canadian

1. blooming skyportals – low leaf
2. Under The Net – Almonds, Cohen*
3.Yo-Yo – Twa Toots
4. Unique New York – Cupcake Ductape*
5. End of Haze – Moon Hag*
6. Program (Silver Apples) – Hand Cream*
7. Bottom Feeder – Moss Lime*
8. Sunshowers – Eveready*
9. Shy Boy – Naked Chillen*
10. Time – Alex Calder*
11. august – kurt*
12. I just want to make it new with you – soko
13. always passing – SB*
14. Social Engineering – anthéne*
15. Nuno Canaverro: #9 – Maxime Guitton
16. ( Rough Cut ) پاستورال – French Pretzel*
17. Ascension – Steven R. Smith
18. Skullsplitter – Eric Chenaux*

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Katie’s NXNE Picks – Thursday June 18th

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If you didn’t catch my picks for NXNE for Wed June 17th, I posted them yesterday.

☯ THURSDAY JUNE 18th ☯

6pm – Moss Lime (Montreal) – minimalist, postpunk

Love this three-piece so very much. Their short EP July First contains a cover of what I previously believed to be the most obnoxious sports anthem, morphed into something I really enjoy. Somehow, I’ve missed every other chance to see them over the last few months. They release music under Fixture Records, one of my favourite labels in Canada, so big ups.

They’re playing at The Garrison, and if you show up at 12pm for the NXNE Print & Comics Fair, there’s also a FREE PIZZA PARTY at 3pm, so just make a day of it, jeez.

Later on at the Garrison, come back for Jacco Gardner (11pm) + US GIRLS (Toronto,12am). Meg Remy’s new single, released under 4AD, is a pressure cooker of emotion, positioning herself as a grieving war widow crying out against the sociopolitical impacts of war. Also, dat hair.


7pm – Jessica Pratt (LA) – lovesick, folk

If you missed Jessica Pratt’s show on Wednesday, check her out at Berkeley Church on the Pitchfork stage. Her set is a bit of an outlier on the bill, so you should really try to catch her on Wednesday.


7pm – The WAYO (Toronto) – slow key soul / 8pm – Glory Glory (Halifax) – pop / 9pm – Walrus (Halifax) – psych pop

Go to Handlebar for Halifax Pop Explosion, stay for that really squishy couch in the front.


9pm – Sexy Merlin (Toronto) – experimental, grooves / 10pm – ZONES (Toronto) – dreamsurf / 11pm – Man Made Hill (Toronto) – experimental, disco / 12am – Tenderness (Toronto) – scattered, electrionic

Sexy Merlin ushers in psychotropic beats to Smiling Buddha to start off a very rewarding evening. ZONES is the delicious looped guitar-and-synth project of Derek McKeon, and it’s low-key and lovely. Constant Touching by Man Made Hill will get stuck in your head, no problem. Tenderness is blissfully weird, piecing together sound collages and eyebrow-quirking samples into innards-stirring rhythms.


12am – Grounders (Toronto) – indie pop

Unabashed pop fourpiece, get pierced by their hooks. Come see them at Sneeky Dees.


1am – Lucius (Brooklyn) / 2am – TEEN (Brooklyn) – indie pop

TEEN is comprised of four extremely talented musicians (who happen to be female) with excellent drumming, dance moves and vocals. Kind of early St. Vincent vibes. Catch them at Adelaide Hall after Lucius plays at 1am.


10pm – Nancy Pants (Montreal) – garage pop / 2am – Noni Wo (Montreal) –  avante, electronic, fusion

Nancy Pants makes really pleasure-driven, optimistic lo-fi pop music made for smiling and swinging your arms around. They’re playing Silver Dollar with Noni Wo. Noni Wo‘s U S B E P is very good. A mixture of jazzy guitar-driven jams and synth-driven melodies.


Pretty excited about next Thursday’s NXNE offerings. If you’re looking for something to occupy you this week, I’m running a show tonight at Ratio with Insect ArkSarah Davachi, Beard Closet and CHRISTOPHER WILLES’ MATERIAL NATURE. Doors are 8pm and it’ll be an early show, so feel free to swing by! (Facebook RSVP)

Indie-licious Tues Apr 28th 2015 ✙ Canadian Women ⚢

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This episode is 100% Canadian, 100% women (a few exceptions where men are in the band too!)

1. Canonized – Faith Healer
2. Outside – TOPS
3. After Tonight (it will never be night) – Energy Slime
4. Wasted Crochet – Bile Sister
5. Orphans Howling In The Wild – Tenderness
6. Space Diemonds – Fresh Flesh
7. Calabria 2014 – Moss Lime
8. The Surge – Castle If
9. Karmic Mechanic – Phèdre
10. Sour Paradise – Petra Glynt
11. Strange Attraction – D I A N A
12. Work From Home – U.S. Girls
13. Somebody – Nancy Pants
14. Apophenia – Tasseomancy
15. Neverride – Jennifer Castle
16. Wholesome – LOOM
17. Messages – Isla Craig

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