|Watch Nathaniel Rateliff talk about his dreams, play a tiny desk concert and speak a little German below.|
Saturday, November 28, 2015
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
|Luther Wright's cover of MeatDraw's "Old World" is off the new Hearts and Lonely Hunters CD available here.|
Monday, November 23, 2015
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Friday, November 20, 2015
|Toronto's amazing Tess Parks launches the first night of Night Owl at Adelaide Hall starting at 9 pm sharp.|
Night Owl at Adelaide Hall on Friday
12:45AM - Christian Bland and The Revelators (Austin, TX) buzzed psychedelia http://on.fb.me/1Nx3li8 http://levitation-austin.com/artist/christian-bland-the-revelators/
"Daughters of The Sun"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuj1qHNKWLY
12AM - Heaters (Grand Rapids, MI) holy water pool psych
"Mean Green" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpNsB2p748o
11:15PM - Saffron Sect (Toronto) medieval pop
10:30PM - Tess Parks (Toronto/UK) blood hot psych
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jul/15/tess-parks-anton-newcombe-review-king-tuts-glasgow "Cocaine Cat" (w/ Anton Newcombe) - https://youtu.be/j8BfnbmSwgc
9:45PM - The Auras (Toronto) jangle psych
9PM - Mimico (Toronto) synth pop
|Seattle's Night Beats will be previewing their new album Who Sold My Generation at the Horseshoe.|
12:45AM - Night Beats (Seattle, WA) soulful garage
"Hex" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9DdlyRL9o4
12AM - L.A. WITCH (Los Angeles, CA) soothing psych
"Get Lost" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgvLyU05asg
11:15PM - Mexican Slang (Toronto) atmospheric psych
"Halcyon" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU5uhW8TLy4
10:30PM - Hooded Fang (Toronto) garage punk
"Ode To Subterrania" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii9gtNGGzk4
9:45PM - B-17 (Toronto) drone psych
9PM - Fill Spectre (Toronto) fuzz garage
Thursday, November 19, 2015
|Some might call Dale crazy for issuing a new studio set just months after his third volume of trucker tunes.|
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
|Celebrate T.O.'s long-running old time roots music night with a High Lonesome hoedown on Wednesday.|
Crazy Strings top gun Chris Quinn writes...
High Lonesome Wednesdays at The Silver Dollar is coming to an end on November 18, 2015.
The members of Crazy Strings, current and past, are a who’s who of influential bluegrass and old-time musicians. There are Juno awards, Canadian Bluegrass Awards, and many other backstories. The Foggy Hogtown Boys: Chris Coole, Andrew Collins, Max Heineman, John Showman, Chris Quinn; as well as guitarist Marc Roy have been the most current incarnation of Crazy Strings.
And among its longer tenured alumni are such stellar Canadian bluegrass & alt-country artists as:
- Joey Wright
- Jenny Whiteley
- Dottie Cormier
- Victor Bateman
- Brian Baron
- John McNaughton
- Dan Whiteley (co-founder)
- Stef Fantin (THE founder)
Stef Fantin – who passed away a few years ago – began High Lonesome with a casting call.
He wrote: "Hey people, I have been searching high and low, to find the right group of guys to get THE MUSIC out there... I have been playing pro since I was 17...(I) am at the point in my life where making a fortune and being famous are no longer part of (my) vision...the vision is to create new, creative life changing music, that will shake the foundations of this crazy life. Join me, and let's take this ride to the next level."
Bluegrass and old-time music are alive and well in Canada, Ontario, and Toronto. This may well be in some part to having had High Lonesome Wednesdays as part of our culture for the last 20 or so years. Come out and celebrate with us as we bring this substantial chapter to a close.
Thanks for listening.
Chris / Crazy Strings
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
|The sleeve art of Wilfred Limonious (left) has inspired numerous knock-offs like this cheeky El Malo homage.|
IN FINE STYLE: THE DANCEHALL ART OF WILFRED LIMONIOUS
In Fine Style is the first solo retrospective of Wilfred Limonious (1949–1999), one of Jamaica's most prolific illustrators and designers, and father of what has become known as 'dancehall art'. Limonious is loved within reggae circles for his colourful, outrageous album jackets, and in Jamaica for his comic strips for the national newspapers, but virtually unknown in the wider art world.
Curated by Al Newman and Christopher Bateman, this exhibition explores Limonious' prolific output as an album jacket designer, as well as his cartoons for The Star and illustrations for Jamaica's national literacy programme, JAMAL. In putting together this exhibition and the accompanying book, the curators seek to promote and celebrate an artist and art form that currently lacks representation in mainstream galleries.
Al 'Fingers' Newman is a musician, DJ and cultural historian based in London. His previous books include Greensleeves The First 100 Covers (Stüssy), DPM, an Encyclopaedia of Camouflage (Maharishi) and Clarks in Jamaica (One Love Books). His recent exhibitions include Sound System Culture: Bristol (co-curator) and Art in the Dancehall (co-curator).
In Fine Style is currently on display at the New Art Exchange (39-41 Gregory Blvd, Nottingham, England) until January 3, 2016. For more information, check out the NAE site right here.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
|When Catherine MacLellan returns to T.O., she won't be playing a barbershop – it'll be Hugh's Room December 14.|
Monday, November 9, 2015
|Here's Meghan Tryon's video for "Sleepy Dog" followed by solo acoustic session by Wand frontman Corey Hanson.|
Sunday, November 8, 2015
|Here's Dylan LeBlanc on KCWI-TV in Des Moines followed by a clip of True Detective's Lera Lynn at HSB15.|
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015
Outside of his Toronto hometown, MoSS may be a new name to some in the hip hop game, but if you've heard Ghostface Killah's "Kilos" off Fishscale, Raekwon's "Have Mercy" from Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II or Obie Trice's Special Reserve album, you'll know his production work. Jason "MoSS" Connoy has been hard at work making others sound good for awhile now so he's overdue for a recording under his own handle. That album, Marching To The Sound Of My Own Drum, is now set for release on his own Moss Appeal Music label November 13 and features guest spots from Havoc (of Mobb Deep), Sean Price, Ill Bill, ONYX, AZ, Guilty Simpson, Inspectah Deck, Joe Budden & Joell Ortiz (of Slaughterhouse) and DJ Premier. Check out the track Boombastic w/ Slum Village below.
Initially breaking into the hip hop world with Obie Trice back in 2000, MoSS produced Obie's indie singles "Well Known" and "Mr. Trice" which eventually led to Obie's deal with Shady. Since then, MoSS has notably added a prog rock whump to tracks for Bounty Killa, M.O.P., Kool G. Rap, Ras Kass, Papoose, Boot Camp Clik, Big Shug etc.
Apart from the production skills which impressed DJ Premier enough to sign MoSS to his Works of Mart operation, he's also a serious record hound with a taste for esoteric psychedelia from far away lands. With assistance from his Toronto digger/dealer pal Gholam, MoSS reissued an Iranian psych curio from Tehran's The Jokers on the Fading Sunshine label around the same time that Now Again put out MoSS's excellent Southeast Asian 70s psych survey Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk: 1970-1978.
The success of that massive project led to the formation of his own Strawberry Rain imprint to continue recirculating mind-melting psych oddities by such artists as AKA, Rictus, Blind Owl, Salty Dog, Benny Soebardja, ฅาราวาน, Leong Lau, Mar-Vista, Kelompok Kampungan, Survival, Keith Mlevhu and Abbhama with apparently more on the way. In the OnSMASH interview clips below shot circa 2009, MoSS talks about constantly growing vinyl stockpile and mentions that his debut album is "half finished" which suggests that Marching To The Sound Of My Own Drum has been in the works for at least six years.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
|Toronto residents will recognize many of the locations used by director Dafydd Palfrey for the We Say clip.|
Catch MC Abs & DJ Format on tour in the UK
|Michelle McAdorey's new album Into Her Future is now available on CD and LP through her site.|
Two and a half years in the making with longtime pal Greg Keelor (Blue Rodeo) behind the board, McAdorey's Into Her Future is the Toronto-based singer/songwriter's long overdue follow-up to 2003's Love Don't Change. She'll be presenting her latest work at Toronto's venerable Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton) on November 18 followed by a Hamilton show at the Casbah on December 3. Here's Michelle's new video...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
|"Pick It Up" is off Paul Weller's album Saturn's Pattern. Sherlock's The Abominable Bride episode airs January 1.|