The Grove Music Fest at Fort York


Lest we lead you poor readers on (I know some of you might still be under the impression that The Grove Music Festival is still happening in Niagara-on-the-Lake) I just wanted to do this quick little post to remind you that The Grove has been relocated to Fort York Garrison Common. Presumably, this was done to accommodate Toronto residents who actually believe the world drops off past Grenadier Pond in High Park.

I’m really looking forward to seeing Phoenix, although I wasn’t too crazy about their latest album Bankrupt! and I’m a huge fan of 2006’s It’s Never Been Like That, and of course, 2009’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (who isn’t?). Hot Chip and Girl Talk should also be a blast. As a reminder, tickets are available here for $73.25 (fees incl).

Niagara-On-The-Lake gets its very own music festival! And the lineup doesn’t suck!

Grove Music Festival 2013

Every Torontonian knows what Niagara-On-The-Lake is good for:
1) Day drinking while “touring” an “ice wine facility”
2) Eating fistfuls of artisanal cheese until your breath resembles a Goodwill shoebox
3) Getting lost on your way to Niagara Falls

When I heard that promoter Goldenvoice was hooking up with Arts & Crafts to create the Grove Music Festival, I thought “Hey, now I have an excuse to drink dank beer under a flapping linen tent and judge people who are standing too close to the stage!”

The lineup’s solid: Phoenix, Hot Chip, Girl Talk, Gaslight Anthem, Earl Sweatshirt, Wavves, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bob Mould, Pretty Lights, Palma Violets, Young Empires, Icona Pop and Nightbox. You’ll probably have a good time, even if it won’t ease the pain of missing Osheaga, which goes down on the same weekend.

The true question is – does Macklemore have more than one song?

Tickets are $84.75 incl. fees (Earlybird) until March 7th 10am, when the hype collapses and they increase by roughly ten dollars. For its first year, it’s not a bad lineup, and with Phoenix and Hot Chip as heavylifters, it should be a good day (doors at 11am).

Three Stooges – A Spring Playlist by indie-licious and

My summer family at The Union Market. “This guy” is my friend John. I can tell just based on how tight his pants are. I will find out tomorrow if I have been hired as the Manager for 2011/2012. Exciting!

These songs are all supremely feel-good and springy. For two weeks, I was tricked into thinking it was spring. How wrong I was. I’m still watching for signs of frostbite from yesterday’s flippant March blizzard.

So DOWNLOAD this playlist, turn on your space heater, put on your short shorts, and shimmy down until the weather gets nicer.

– Katie

Track Listing
01 Hummingbird - Vermillion Club
02 Puzzle Pieces - Saint Motel
03 California Girls - The Smiles
04 Taters - VACATION DAD
05 Mickey Mouse - Wavves
06 Once And For All - Clock Opera
07 What a Drag - Bear Hands
08 Sister Wife - Alex Winston
09 Go Outside - Cults
10 N.A.S.A. - Futurecop!
11 You Can't Get It Back - Gentleman Reg
12 When I Come Home - The Drums
Download playlist.

“Oh man, I tapped that link so hard she broke, man. She was nothin’ but a pile of code when I was finished. “
– Source unknown

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.


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