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Yasuhiro Kagami (1984)

1. Mary Poppins’ Pockets – New Fries*
2. Oh That Felix – Beat Detectives
3. Sate Padang – CFCF*
4. im having a rave in a room all by myself – memo boy
5. Lifeworld (Side A) – Moon B
6. Someone Lost – Bone Marrow*
7. Excavator – Phern*
8. Break 1 V2 – Arthur Shea
9. blood head – RUGS
10. embassy – oddyknocky
11. Reprogram Ourselves – Jerry Paper
12. I Wanna Touch You – She-Devils*
13. Divine – bbbrendan
14. Soft Stuff – imzzz
15. Forgot Again – LOVING*
16. Oness – CLEAR SPOT*
17. Morning, Ontario – The Cosmic Range*

*Canadian

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Favourite Canadian songs of 2015

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A lot happened this year. I booked my first show. I started a new job. I made 33 episodes of Indie-licious. I wrote 24 pieces for Weird Canada.

No one really asked for this list, but then I got carried away and now here we are. Songs are roughly sorted into clusters that sound nice together. Support your local community!

Michael Ondaatje’s World – Germaphobes

 

Fit For Her – Blonde Elvis 

 

(but) i need you – Kurt Inder

 

Rights of Spring – Rebecca’s Room

 

Full Moon – Pee Wee

 

Shy Boy – Nakedchillen

 

Tact of Animals & I Don’t See It – Quaker Parents

 

NOVO SARAJEVO – Gretchen

 

More Like You – Novel

 

Mechanical Rhythm – Painted Fruits

 

Textiles On Mainstreet – Slim Twig

 

Sailin’ On (Bad Brains cover) – Haolin Munk

 

See The Lord, He’s A Dog, In A Cage – Razor Midnight

 

Jasz – New Fries

 

Senators – No Spectrum

 

tiergarten – Sarah Davachi

 

 2 – Jonathan Scherk

 

Désorganism – French Pretzel

 

mar mar mar – Guidewire

 

The Trouble – Fantasy Blondes

 

jxpg – The Passenger

 

Buschbabies – JOYFULTALK

 

NakuPlacid – TELOZKOPE

Bed Bath and Beyond – Fresh Flesh

 

Haagen Baadz – Bile Sister

 

Damn That Valley – U.S. Girls

 

TIVOLI – Phèdre 

 

HELL Demo A – Lee Paradise

 

HOTFOOT – Doldrums

 

Night of the Assassins (Les Rallizes Dénudés) – Zacht Automaat

 

Don’t Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth (feat. Damian Abraham) – Fresh Snow

 

In Silence – The Acorn

 

LOSING GROUND – Special Costello

 

A Better Deal – Merival

 

Again – Faith Healer

 

Tooth Hound Sand (AIA) – Sivani

 

won’t – boyhood

 

Attention Seeker – Etiquette

 

Thailand – Hush Pup

 

SOFTEN / SOFTER – Prison Hair

 

Test of Faith – JFM

 

every fucking day – Shaun Weadick

 

Threnody – Myriam Gendron

 

guardian force – Brandon DeVries

 

Waist of the Sea – Blunt Chunks

 

Human Garbage – Vulva Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TONIGHT: New Fries // BB Guns // Nancy Pants // Bile Sister // Nikki Fierce @ Silver Dollar

There’s a lot happening this weekend! The last two nights, I’ve been at The Gladstone and The Silver Dollar Room seeing Wolfcow (noisy experimental), Castle If (dark kraut synth), Matrox (gleeful robot synth), Tasseomancy (windswept Kate Bush), Michael Rault (boisturous jangle pop), and Slim Twig (unhinged psychedelic).

Tonight at the Silver Dollar, some of the best experimental, fun-loving ladies are colliding to feed the hungry masses for Dan Burke’s Class of 2015. Some of these bands also have dudes in them (respect all genders!) but it’s really nice to see such a female-dominated bill.

Doors at 9pm, cover $8.

Set times:

9:30 – Nikki Fierce
10:30 – BB Guns
11:20 – Nancy Pants
12:10 – New Fries
1:00 – Bile Sister

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Nikki Fierce (Toronto, ON) Female-fronted jams from the garage

BB Guns (Toronto, ON) Garage pop surfing the cool waves of Lake Ontario

Nancy Pants (Montreal, QC) Lo-fi ponytail pop smacking you in the eye

New Fries (Toronto, ON) No wave, no problem

Bile Sister (Toronto, ON) Cheeky avant-pop

Need an alternative to TURF this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

For those of you outside Toronto, TURF is a small music festival tailored to those whose idea of experimental rock is Broken Social Scene. Just kidding, there are some good indie bands playing. That being said, if you want to avoid the festival scene, here are some great options for those of us living free ‘n’ cheap.

 

FRIDAY

If you guys are looking for something to do tonight, come check out the Girls Art League Fundraiser @ The Garrison, which will benefit Girls Art League, a Toronto-based non-profit benefitting women looking to make art in a welcoming, safe, and supportive social environment. GAL encourages art technique education as well as community-based events.

Here’s who’s on the bill for tonight:

Army Girls (Toronto)- Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

 

Dilly Dally (Toronto) – Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

 

New Fries (Toronto) – Bandcamp

 

Also featuring DJ Mary Mack. Cover is $10, doors are at 9 pm. Girls Art League on Facebook.

 

MEANWHILE, FRIDAY, ELSEWHERE:

Feeling American? Wanna cram a hot dawg down your gullet and wash it down with a sudsy Budsy? Celebrate the Fourth of July without renewing your dumb passport (something that I went through the process of today – hot tip, paint your face so you don’t look like the colour of an old sock in your 10-year passport photo).

Darlene Shrugg is playing Double Double Land with DJ Gaven Dianda.  Cool? Facebook deets here. $10 equals ticket plus hot dawg + brewski. Visuals are clips from Roseanne.

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What is Darlene Shrugg? Slim Twig, Ice Cream, and U.S. Girls playing together as a mini-Toronto-supergroup. They used to play as Tropics, but now that isn’t a thing. To give you an idea, here’s an old Tropics tune:

 

SATURDAY

Tomorrow night, Burn Down The Capital’s Feast In The East features dancey electro-pop, as well as a tasty dinner + cool visual arts by Eunice Luk.

Silkken LaumannSoundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

 

No BreakupFacebook | Soundcloud

 

Most People – Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

 

Memorex – Bandcamp

 

Have a great weekend, folks!