april showers


1. Up In Hudson – Dirty Projectors
2. Don’t Wanna Be European – Bernice*
3. Junie – Solange
4. E.V.P. – Dev Hynes
5. To Move On – Alex Izenberg
6. How Much Shall We Bet? – L CON*
7. Secret Garden ft. Merival – Izzard*
8. A Burning Hill – Mitski
9. Inspired by the One I Love – The Frank Horvat Band*
10. Suddenly feat. Weyes Blood – Drugdealer
11. Not Gonna Kill You – Angel Olsen
12. Forever Heavy – Black Moth Super Rainbow
13. Cruel As The Grave – Tenderness*
14. This Trip – Petra Glynt*
15. Slow D’s – Lully
16. Knock That Door – Enon



Indie-licious Tues Mar 15th 2016


1. Feel You – Julia Holter
2. Conversa – Lucrecia Dalt
3. Don’t Trip – Baked
4. Heartland – Stefana Fratila*
5. Plastic – Ice Cream*
6. Easy Peasy – Ponytail
7. One More – Weaves*
8. For Ash – Marnie Stern
9. Diamond Girls – Guerilla Toss
10. Afrodaisyac – Body Cheetah
11. its not a problem its a situation – New Chance*
12. Too Wonderful – Tenderness*
13. Fantasy Fieldtrip – Petra Glynt*
14. Rainbow Road – Emily Reo
15. ATMOSPHERES 第3 – 09 新石器時代ノスタルジア – Eco Virtual*
16. some damn fine coffee – Ezra Gonzalez
17. Reebook Love – Wifi Princess


Indie-licious Tues Jan 5th 2016


Mostly Canadian, mostly women.


1. Quickdark – Mimico*
2. Hypnotic – Your 33 Black Angels
3. We Lay Our Broken World In Sorrow At Your Feet – Tenderness*
4. FAITHFUEL – Petra Glynt*
5. Dirt – ANAMAI*
6. Soft Feet – Tasseomancy*
7. Drunk And With Dreams – Angel Olsen
8. Always Lovers – Cindy Lee*
9. It is love – LOOM*
10. Back to Black – Snowblink*
11. Oh My Days – Bernice* & Silly Bed*
12. DIVORCE – Rollrgrrl*
13. Window Shades – U.S. Girls


Indie-licious Tues Dec 15th 21015

All Canadian women.

1. Cool Water – Ice Cream
2. Murder – Petra Glynt
3. Mute Flames – ANAMAI
4. Waist of the Sea – Blunt Chunks
5. Burn My Bones – Cosy Father
6. Statue of David – Charlotte Crow
7. Climbing – Dorothea Paas
8. Musings Of A Cigarette Smoking Man – Hand Cream
9. Your String – Joanne Pollock
10. Clearing Coming – New Chance
11. The Axe Is Ready At The Tree – Tenderness
12. FUN – UN
14. Ultra – Magnétisme (w/ Loto Retina) – YlangYlang
15. DECEIT – Rollrgrrl
16. Singapore Sling – French Pretzel


Katie’s NXNE Picks – Thursday June 18th


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


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)