Posted in Mixtapes, tagged Brendan Benson, Joe Pernice, Johnny Flynn, Ohbijou, Owl City, Religious Girls, T.G.I.Mixtape, The Dodos, The Happies, Volcano Choir, Young Galaxy on August 14, 2009|
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Hey there. Check out my new mixtape over at Baeble Music.
Here’s the tracklist:
1. Volcano Choir – “Island, IS”
2. Ohbijou – “Black Ice”
3. The Dodos – “Fables”
4. Johnny Flynn – “Tickle Me Pink”
5. Religious Girls – “White Mage”
6. Owl City – “Fireflies”
7. Joe Pernice – “Chim Cheree”
8. Brendan Benson – “A Whole Lot Better”
9. Young Galaxy – “Destroyer”
10. The Happies – “Another Sleepy Morning”
Click here to listen.
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Posted in Concert Reviews, tagged Abba, Blackberry Stone, Club Soda, Johnny Flynn, Laura Marling, Montanita, Mumford & Sons, Pop Montreal, Ratatat, Shempi on October 4, 2008|
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Ratatat – Club Soda – 03/10/08 (Pop Montreal)
I saw Ratatat play last night at Club Soda in Montreal as a part of the Pop Montreal Festival. I’d first like to say that Club Soda is a piece of shit. Secondly, Ratatat was incredible. I was expecting it to be one of those shows that you say to yourself, “I could have just listened to the record”. But it was way more than that. They seriously rocked the house. The crowd went insane for every song, and the band seemed to feed off of them, getting really into the music themselves. They didn’t really say anything to the crowd, besides a few thank you’s, but words weren’t really necessary. They let the music speak for itself, and it did just that. They had some pretty psychotic videos going on in the background, including the great Abba mash-up they created for the song “Shempi”. The highlight for me was probably when they played my all-time favourite Ratatat song, “Montanita”, in the encore. I was a little thrown off by the crowd surfers, but whatever makes you happy I guess.
Where in the world is Laura Marling?
So I figured I could get two shows in last night, but it wasn’t meant to be. The schedule for the Johnny Flynn, Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons show on the Pop Montreal website was this:
- 21:00 Mumford and Sons
- 22:00 Laura Marling
- 23:00 Johnny Flynn
So after seeing an excellent performance by Mumford and Sons, who I haden’t heard of until last night, I was ready to see Laura Marling’s performance and then head over to Club Soda to catch Ratatat’s 11:30 PM shceduled performance. It became apparent to me that the band that was setting up to play second wasn’t Laura Marling. I asked the girl next to me if she played already and she said that she was playing last. This left me very upset, because I knew I had to leave if I wanted to catch the Ratatat show. If I haden’t already seen Marling perform once before, and if I didn’t already have my Ratatat ticket I probably would have stayed, but alas, my choice was made and I grugingly left the interesting Temple Maçonnique, and headed over to Club Soda. Hopefully I will get another chance to see Marling play again soon. And I hope to see Mumford & Sons play again too. They really impressed me.
Here is a video of Laura Marling and the lead singer of Mumford & Sons peforming a song called “Blackberry Stone”:
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Posted in Other Randomness, tagged Dengue Fever, Holly Throsby, Johnny Flynn, MGMT, Mum, Noah and the Whale, Radiohead, Rough Trade Record Shop, The Hold Steady on August 4, 2008|
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Well hello there!
I have finally recovered from my jet lag and have come across my good friend Casey’s lap top, so I can finally give you a little update. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to post a song of the week for last week, but this week when I get home friday I will post one. It will almost definately be Radiohead. But I will commit to nothing.
So in between my seeing of sights, I managed to go to a really cool record store called Rough Trade Records. That store made almost every record store that I’ve ever been to look like shit! Seriously, this store was chalk full of the absolute best music. Not only that, but they have live concerts at the store pretty much every day! Coming up in the store are performances by Johnny Flynn, Noah and the Whale, Dengue Fever the Hold Steady, and many others. In short, it’s an amazing record shop.
Other than that, I’ve been listening to a lot of Radiohead, MGMT and Mum. And I’m seeing Holly Throsby in concert on Wednesday, so I’m really excited about that!
Hopefully, I will be able to update again before I get home on Friday. But who knows! All i know for sure is I’m going in Buckinham Palace and to Abbey Road.
Have you seen this video yet?
That song is on Holly’s new album, entitled “A Loud Call”. It came out just a few days ago so go pick yourself up a copy!
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