TGIF Mini-Weekend Playlist

So I haven’t had a bunch of time to post daily but I figured I would make a weekend playlist made up of all the music I’ve listened to this week. So TGIF everyone!

It’s Real – Real Estate

Cute lo-fi that’s filled with ooh’s and aah’s, what more could I want?

Put Me in a Movie – Lana Del Rey

Say what you will about Lana Del Rey, I still like the music she makes.

You Know What I Mean – Cults

This is a great album, I listen to it on the regular at work and dance, snap and look like a weirdo moving around in silence in my office as if people can’t see me, when really they can.  I’m preeetty popular.

DoYaThang – Gorillaz feat James Murphy, and Andre 3000 (Converse Compilation)

This song is better uninterrupted (and I’m not crazy about the video), I couldn’t find a good link sorry – but you can download it for free by clicking above if you want.

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I’m ready for summer


With all the weird weather we’ve been having, this new wave of sunshine is exactly what I was waiting for.  Here is a playlist to kick start the summer, reveal the new blog design, and celebrate MUSIC BETWEEN FRIENDS being added as an Off The Grid blog for Toronto’s new mega-website THE GRID.

Katie and I have been contributing to the blog for over a year now and what started as a venue for us to share songs/bands that we were listening to among friends, is now looking like a real music blog.  Kind of?  Anyways, this playlist has some personal classics as well as new songs from bands I’m loving right now like Cults and Sleigh Bells.

TRACK LISTING 
01 The Shins - Sleeping Lessons
02 Gorillaz - Pirate Jet
03 Timber Timbre - Until the Night is Over
04 Sleigh Bells - Kids
05 The Kills - Future Starts Slow
06 The Strokes - Two Kinds of Happiness
07 The Beatles - Happiness is a Warm Gun
08 Mark Ronson and the Business Int'l - Somebody to Love Me
09 Vampire Weekend - I'm Going Down
10 Discovery - So Insane
11 Morrissey- I Don't Mind if you Forget Me
12 Wye Oak - The Altar
13 Cults - Most Wanted
14 TV Girl (DirtyGold cover) - OverBoard
15 MGMT - Pieces of What

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Vermillion Club

The other day, I discovered Vermillion Club, a dude-dude duo from Binghamton, NY. So far, I’m a fan! They sound like a sweet, easy-listening mixture of Vampire Weekend, Whale Tooth, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. The best part? Listen to the album on Bandcamp and download it for any price of your choosing (even free!).

All Summer

All Summer – Kid Cudi, Bethany Cosentino & Rostam Batmanglij

Last year it was My Drive Thru with Santogold, Pharrell and Julian Casablancas and now it’s Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast, Kid Cudi, and Vampire Weekends Rostam Batmanglij for the Three Artists, One Song project by Converse.  Click to DOWNLOAD it!

Toronto Concert Update! Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov 2010

Image by Francis Chung

AUGUST

BIG VENUE

    MGMT @ Kool Haus
    Aug 5, 2010
    Sold Out! (Scalp?)

    Arcade Fire @ Olympic Island
    Aug 14, 2010
    $56.00

MEDIUM VENUE

    Chromeo @ Phoenix
    Aug 3, 2010
    $31.00

    Blitzen Trapper @ Opera House
    Aug 3, 2010
    $15.50

SMALL VENUE

    Diamond Rings @ Lower Ossington Theatre
    Aug 1, 2010
    $10.00

    Javelin @ Wrong Bar
    Aug 11, 2010
    $12.50

    Forest City Lovers and Gentleman Reg @ The Great Hall
    Aug 12, 2010
    $12.00

SEPTEMBER

BIG VENUE

    Vampire Weekend @ Molson Ampitheatre
    Sept 7, 2010
    $48.75

    The xx @ Massey Hall
    Sept 22, 2010
    $34-54

MEDIUM VENUE

    Ratatat @ Sound Academy
    Sept 8, 2010
    $21.50

    Dirty Projectors @ Opera House
    Sep 15, 2010
    $30.25

    School of Seven Bells @ Mod Club
    Sept 15, 2010
    $20.00

    Rogue Wave @ Opera House
    Sept 24, 2010
    $19.50

    Foals @ Lee’s
    Sept 27, 2010
    $15.00

SMALL VENUE

    Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin @ El Mocambo
    Sept 4, 2010
    $12.00

OCTOBER

LARGE VENUE

    Belle & Sebastian @ Massey Hall
    Oct 12, 2010
    $50-68

MEDIUM VENUE

    Deerhoof @ Lee’s
    Oct 3, 2010
    $15.50

    Temper Trap @ Phoenix
    Oct 5, 2010
    $22.50

    Miike Snow @ Kool Haus
    Oct 10, 2010
    $26.00

    Dr. Dog @ Phoenix
    Oct 16, 2010
    $20.50

NOVEMBER

SMALL VENUE

    Tunng @ Rivoli
    Nov 16, 2010
    $13.50