September 2, 2014

Bob Mould on Kimmel

Bob Mould is one of my favourite songwriters and performers. He's playing Riot Fest this coming Sunday in Toronto. It's not to be missed.

Last week Bob, along with Jason Narducy on bass and Taylor Hawkins from Foos on the drums, performed on Jimmy Kimmel. Here's a taste of what you'll see at Riot Fest in the form of "The War" and "Hey Mr. Grey" from his latest release Beauty & Ruin.



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September 1, 2014

Another new We Were Promised Jetpacks song

Scotland's We Were Promised Jetpacks are an intense band who have a new album called Unravelling on the way for October 14. We got to hear "Night Terror" and now we get to hear "I Keep It Composed". It's a riff-heavy track that keeps a steady pace of intensity.



They also released the first track on the album, "Safety in Numbers". Take a listen:



They're on tour and passing through Toronto on October 19, playing with The Twilight Sad at The Phoenix Concert Theatre. Both bands are incredible live so I suggest you join me and lots of other fans at the show.

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August 31, 2014

The Balconies release new video for Good and Ugly

Back at the beginning of the summer, The Balconies released a video for the tune "Good and Ugly" from their début full length album Fast Motions. It's an amazing tune, with a fun, dramatic video. Check it out:

August 30, 2014

New Deep Sea Diver

I caught Deep Sea Diver opening for Telekinesis at The Horseshoe Tavern. I was impressed with Jessica Dobson and the band's tunes and musicianship. Now they've got a new EP called Always Waiting coming out September 2 and we get to hear "One by One" right now.

It's an impressive and intricate tune with plenty of guitar interplay and clear but intense vocals. I'd see this band again in a heartbeat.



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August 29, 2014

Lake Street Dive

Don't you just love it when you're surfing around checking out music and you click on something that just, well, clicks? This is what happened to me when I clicked on a performance by Boston's Lake Street Dive on Conan. They were doing "Stop Your Crying" and I just loved it.

I've now made arrangements to see their show at The Danforth Music Hall tomorrow night. Pics to follow.

Here's that performance on Conan, and a few more fun, jazzy, soulful tunes.







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