Friday, October 28, 2011

One For The Weekend: Ervin Rucker

Done Done The Slop

Record Sleeve of the Week: Infinite Spirit Music

Infinite Spirit Music - "Live Without Fear" (Ancient Afrika Records, 1980)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Birthday to jazz singer supreme Andy Bey!

River Man by Andy Bey

Old Mother Nature Calls by Horace Silver with Andy Bey

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Watch The Black Keys on Austin City Limits


I Got Mine

She's Long Gone

Howlin' For You

Dale Watson in Memphis

Lord I'm Free by Dale Watson


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pieta Brown @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre Thursday

Bad News by Pieta Brown w/ Bo Ramsey

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cale Sampson @ Occupy Toronto


Boris @ Lee's Palace tonight

Korosu by Boris live at Kichijoji Warp 2003

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Herbie Hancock @ Massey Hall tonight

Chameleon by The Headhunters - Bremen, Germany 1974

Sly by The Headhunters

Spank-A-Lee by The Headhunters

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The re-return of Melody Nelson

Once again, Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier's classic 1971 collabo Histoire de Melody Nelson is being reissued, this time in an expanded edition due November 7. The latest repackaging effort boasts previously unissued alternate takes and a new DVD documentary which comes as a limited "Super Deluxe Edition" with 2CDs, 2LPs and DVD, a garden variety "Deluxe Edition" version with 2CDs and DVD and also a vinyl picture disc for those who'd rather look at records than listen to them.
Can't wait for the DVD documentary to be reissued in a separate deluxe edition packaged with Jean Christophe Averty's trippy 28 minute made-for-TV movie Melody (see below) starring Gainsbourg and sidekick Jane Birkin along with running commentary from Jane and an additional behind-the-scenes "making of" doc.

Happy Birthday Wanda Jackson!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sarah Lee & Johnny @ The Horseshoe Tuesday

California Stars by Wilco feat. Sarah Lee & Johnny

Never Far From My Heart by Sarah Lee & Johnny


Sarah Lee & Johnny on Last Call with Carson Daly

Last Snow by Sarah Lee & Johnny

Live: Scott Bradford's Heavy Rock Ensemble (1970)

Scott Bradford (organ), John Surman (sax, flute), Malcolm Griffiths (trombone), Jiggs Whigham (trombone), Marc Moulin (keyboards), Lam Wando (guitar), Günther Lenz (bass), Freddie Deronde (bass), Stu Martin (drums)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Live: Nucleus (1972)

Ian Carr (trumpet, flute), Alan Jackson (drums), Roy Babbington (bass), Dave McRae (keyboards),  Brian Smith (soprano saxophone)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Dylan LeBlanc @ The El Mocambo, Saturday

Emma Hartley

Low @ Rockwood Music Hall 11/10/2011

Happy Birthday Dusko Goykovich!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Malajube w/Besnard Lakes @ Lee's Palace tonight

Happy Birthday Pharoah Sanders!

You've Got To Have Freedom - Live 18/03/2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Introducing Tex Perkins & the Band of Gold

Rock Salt and Nails

Say It's Not You

Monday, October 10, 2011

Biblical with Fucked Up @ The Mod Club Tuesday

Debut 4-song EP. Also available on 10" White Vinyl
N.Sewell - Bass/Vocals
M. McLaren - Guitar/Vocals
A.Scott - Guitar/Organ
J.Anderson - Drums

Produced by BIBLICAL
All songs by Biblical (SOCAN) ©2011 All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Yusef Lateef!

Robot Man

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Anika @ Wrongbar tonight

Anika discusses her Geoff Barrow-tweaked debut

No One's There

Anika's Needle Exchange Mix
1. Psychic TV, “Ordeal Ov Innocence”
No introduction needed.
2. My Bloody Valentine, “Sandman Never Sleeps”
Paved the way for many others.
3. Lydia Lunch, “Atomic Bongos”
You must never forget Lunch.
4. No Bra, “Munchausen”
Are you still awake?
5. Kraftwerk, “Ruckzuck”
Earliest is always best.
6. Light Asylum, “Shallow Tears”
Bloody legends.
7. Young Marble Giants, “Wurlitzer Jukebox
The Cardiff connection.
8. Suburban Lawns, “Janitor”
Most awkward performance ever.
9. Einsturzende Neubauten, “Für Den Untergang”
Industrial Berlin—introducing heavy duty machinery to music..
10. Patti Smith, “Flying Saucers Rock and Roll”
Listen and learn.

One For The Weekend: Lee Perry

Disco Devil

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bruce Peninsula's Open Flames appears

Toronto's beloved Bruce Peninsula are triumphantly launching their long overdue second disc Open Flames today (stream it right here) with the simultaneous release of a snappy split-screen video for the album track As Long As I Live (see below). They're also kicking off their Canadian tour this evening (Tuesday, October 4) with a free in-store performance at Soundscapes (572 College) starting at 7 pm.

As Long As I Live by Bruce Peninsula

Bruce Peninsula - As Long As I Live by HandDrawnDracula

Bruce Peninsula Tour Dates
10/4 Toronto, ON - Soundscapes In-store #
10/5 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo ^
10/6 Montreal, QC - Phonopolis Instore #
10/7 St. John, NB - Pepper's Pub
10/8 Sackville, NS - George's ^
10/9 Halifax, NS - Khyber #
10/12 Cornerbrook, NL - Backlot ^
10/14 St. John's, NL - The Ship
10/15 St. John's, NL - The Ship
10/16 Port Rexton, NL - Two Whales Cafe #
10/19 Sydney, NS - St. Patrick's (on Esplanade) ^
10/20 Riverport, NS - Confidence Lodge ^
10/21 Fredericton, NB - Capital Bar
10/22 Halifax, NS - Halifax Pop
10/23 Charlottetown, PEI - Baba's ^
10/24 Moncton, NB - Plan B
10/25 Fredericton, NB - Charlotte St. Arts Centre
10/26 Sherbrooke, QC - La Petite Boite Noir ^
10/27 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
11/17 Ottawa, ON Raw Sugar #
11/23 Guelph, ON - Ebar
11/24 Hamilton, ON - Casbah
11/25 London, ON - APK Live
11/26 Peterborough, ON - Gordon Best

* with Snowblink
^ with The Weather Station
# Bruce Peninsula Revue show (members playing solo and swapping songs)


Acclaimed Lee Perry doc hits Toronto Friday

Along with being one of the most important figures in the evolution of modern Jamaican music, visionary producer, performer and prankster Lee "Scratch" Perry is also among the most enigmatic.
To try getting a handle on Perry's colourful and often crazy life story where Bob Marley, Paul McCartney and The Clash play support roles, American filmmakers Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough traveled to Switzerland five years ago for a first-hand account of his 70 years on earth. They wound up with The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry a revealing feature-length documentary which puts Perry's far-reaching influence into proper perspective while charting the last 35 years of reggae music and culture.
The Upsetter screens as part of the monthly Undercurrents at the Underground series at Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina) on Friday (October 7) at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.



Black Ark

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Veronica Falls @ The Mod Club, tonight

Bad Feeling