Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Whaddya mean you don't know Dorothy Carter

Dorothy passed away in 2003 but she left us this entrancing music on her Waillee Waillee album from 1978.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Anton Newcombe joins The Limiñanas onstage at Ostara Festival

Here's Anton and crew performing "Istanbul is Sleepy" in Saint-Pierre-en-Faucigny back in May.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Timmy's Organism unleash Eating Colors in September

The brutally boss new Timmy's Organism album Eating Colors will be released by Lo & Behold on September 1.
Since setting the scuzz-punk gutter a blaze with the first 1997 release of the EPILEPTIX, Detroit's Timmy Vulgar has continued to release mind-melting music over the last twenty years with his groups CLONE DEFECTS, HUMAN EYE, and his scuz-roq-power-trio TIMMY'S ORGANISM. Backed up by two mental ward escapees (Jeff Giant and Blake "Bovver" Hill) TIMMY'S ORGANISM have just finished their fourth studio album titled "Eating Colors." Check out the video for "Lick Up Your Town" and a live performance of "Monster Walk" below.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Nick Flanagan's Wiped Privilege album release @ Double Double Land, Friday

Check out the wit and wisdom of the Flanster who'll also be performing with Wrong Hole at Double Double Land.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Graham Parker & Brinsley Schwarz @ The Horseshoe, Wednesday

Graham & Brinsley may go deep into the catalogue at the 'Shoe with Bazil Donovan & Justin Rutledge opening.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Cut Chemist went to Colombia and all we got was this wicked mix

Upon return from a recent trip to the deepest of crates in Colombia, Cut Chemist and company sought out to remix a unique set of dusty records, each different from the last, with an equally diverse list of producers. As the title suggests, Going Back to Cali: Cut Chemist’s Colombian Crates Remixed is more than cumbia, its a reflection on a tropical culture rich in spirit, creativity and passion strung together with field recordings found along the way. These records were bought in Cali, Colombia during Patronio Alvarez Festival last year, hence the name.

Our trip begins with folklore Colombiano favorites Los Corraleros de Majagual over a crunchy boom-bap by Co. Fee from Los Angeles’ beat collective, My Hollow Drum. Dance Kill Move (Stockholm, Sweden) adds some serious low end to Los Jovenes de Hierro’s classic charanga, “Ritmo Sabroso.” Ubiquity recording artist, currently residing in Colobmia, Bosq and Yukicito of La Junta (Los Angeles) contribute absolute party starters, while El Dusty’s “Mi Chola” give Los Teen Agers a taste Corpus Christi, TX. Atropolis (Queens) pays homage with a heavy stripped down edit of Julio y su Combo’s “Lamento Cumbiambero” and Los Chicos Altos (Barcelona) add in some rub-a-dub flavor on Los Hermanos Tuiran’s “Lluvia.” In addition we explore national treasures and the lesser known, new styles of chirimía, porro, pachanga, salsa and cumbia as interpreted by Sumohair (Los Angeles), Gabe Real (Pomona CA) and Greece duo SUPERSAN (aka Panama Cardoon & Mister Kentro).

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Whaddya mean you don't know Pye Corner Audio

Martin Jenkins' creepy Carpenter-esque "Do You Hear Them" is off PCA's The Spiral EP for Death Waltz. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

One For The Weekend: Stompin' Tom Connors

It doesn't get much more Canuck than Stompin' Tom Connors singing about driving a Red Rocket.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Les Filles de Illighadad @ Hugh's Room, Friday

Don't miss Niger's Les Filles de Illighadad playing their own entrancing style of Sahel soul starting at 8:30pm.  

RIP Kelan Phil Cohran, 1927-2017

Remembering multi-instrumentalist, Sun Ra sideman & AACM founder who died at the age of 90 on Wednesday.

Happy Birthday Walter Daniels!

Here's Walter's cover of Daniel Johnston's "Almost Got Hit By A Truck" off his Spacecase single followed by the original.

Kingston All-Stars meet & greet @ Invisible City, Sunday

Meet some of the reggae legends behind the Kingston All-Stars project at 165 Geary - Unit 2 from 3:30 pm to 6 pm. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Jim Thirlwell gets busy with some robots at The Whitney

Jim Thirlwell's new musical project Xordox debuts with the Neospection album on Editions Mego June 30th.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Kardinal Offishall @ Harbourfront Centre, Tuesday

Celebrate Multiculuralism Day with Kardinal and Ruth B. at Harbourfront from 7:30 pm. Here's a 2003 freestyle.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Hear Steven McDonald's new tune with The Melvins

Check out Steven's new song "What's Wrong With You" off The Melvins' A Walk With Love & Death album out July 7. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

P.E.I.'s Catherine MacLellan honours her legendary father Gene MacLellan on new album

If It's Alright With You: The Songs Of Gene MacLellan is out June 30th. Listen to the title track and Snowbird.

Friday, June 23, 2017

One For The Weekend: Roy Richards

Can't think of a better way to kick off the first weekend of summer than with this Roy Richards gem from 1968. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Watch DJ Format & Abdominal's new video for We're Back

Check out Ludo Jaccard's  clip for "We're Back" off DJ Format & Abdominal's Still Hungry album.

Hear the epic title track for The Dream Syndicate's new album

The Dream Syndicate's How Did I Find Myself Here? is out Sept 8. Check the title track & Filter Me Through You.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Birthday Ray Davies!

Here's The Kinks performing two Village Green songs on the Julie Felix show in 1969. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ethiopian keyboard great Hailu Mergia @ Jam Factory, Wednesday

Here's a rare chance to see  ሀይሉ መርጊያ in Toronto with Fake Humans and DJ Dan Vila at 2 Matilda. $18. Show at 9 pm.  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Nick Drake

Remembering Nick Drake on his day with a live version of River Man recorded for the John Peel show.

The Cookers Quintet @ The Rex, Monday

Tim Hamel, Alex Coleman, Ryan Oliver, Joel Haynes & Richard Whiteman hit the stage at 6:30 pm tonight.  

Friday, June 16, 2017

One For The Weekend: Shina Williams & His African Percussionists

Here's the 12-inch mix of Shina Williams' Nigerian disco destroyer Agb'oju L'ogun available here.

Public Animal @ Grace O'Malley's, Friday

Check out the clip for Public Animal's latest single 20th Century Strategies. They're on at 12 midnight. 

Friday, June 16th: 
9:00pm - DJ HUNX
11:00pm - Pkew Pkew Pkew
12:00am - Public Animal
1am-3am - DJ HUNX

Saturday, June 17th: 
9:00pm - DJ Fisher Pryce 
11:00pm - Billy Moon 
12:00am – Wildlife 
1am-3am - DJ Fisher Pryce

14 Duncan St. Doors at 9PM. $15 Cover. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mudhoney releases new song for AmRep's BASH 17 comp

Happy Birthday Eddie Hinton!

Remembering the great Eddie Hinton on his day with a track off Very Extremely Dangerous album.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Watch Jad Fair & Kramer's new video for I'll Give You The Moon

Jad Fair & Kramer's new album The History Of Crying is out now on Shimmy 500.

B-Side wins again: Dave Hamilton

Dave Hamilton's dope instro Marriage Is A State Of Vibes is out now on Colemine's Remined subsidiary. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hugh Masekela vs. Howard Tate

Listen to Hugh Masekela get down with Henry Franklin on Howard Tate's soul swinger "Stop" co-written by Jerry Ragovoy.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Watch The Fleshtones' wigged out video for "Ama Como Un Hombre"

Peter Zaremba directed the kooky new clip starring Jimmy García. See The Fleshtones across Europe in July. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

RIP Adam West, 1928-2017

Remembering Adam West in his iconic role as Batman dancing the Batusi with Jill St. John as Molly. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Watch the trailer for the Sweet Daddy Siki documentary

Check out the trailer for the new film about wrestling great and country crooner Sweet Daddy Siki below. 

One For The Weekend: Matt "Guitar" Murphy

Here's Matt "Guitar" Murphy's Sufferin' Soul (Part 2) originally issued on Billy "The Kid" Emerson's Tarpon label. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Happy Birthday Jad Fair!

Cheers to singer/songwriter, guitarist and graphic artist deluxe Jad Fair who turns 63 today!

Jad's new album with Kramer The History Of Crying (out now on Shimmy 500) is limited to 500 copies on red vinyl. 

Watch Dan Auerbach play King Of A One Horse Town with Duane Eddy

Dan Auerbach's new album Waiting On A Song is out now.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Lindi Ortega vs. Townes Van Zandt

Check out Lindi Ortega's version of Townes Van Zandt's Waiting 'Round To Die off her "Til The Goin' Gets Gone" EP

Tickets are on sale now for all of Lindi Ortega's upcoming tour dates right here.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Ed Cherry Trio @ Lula Lounge, Thursday

Jazz guitar great Ed Cherry will be joined by bassist Roberto Occhipinti and drummer Mark Kelso from 7-9 pm.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Watch the MC5 tear up Wayne State University in July 1970

Here's the best quality footage you'll ever see of the MC5's memorable Tartar Field performance. 

Watch the dark short film made for Juana Molina's new Halo album

Check out Mariano Ramis' unsettling video for Juana Molina's Lentísimo Halo off her new Halo album out now.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Cabaret Voltaire vs. The Seeds

Back in 1979, Sheffield electro whumpers Cabaret Voltaire put their synthetic spin on "No Escape" by The Seeds.