Red Herring – Nov. 10 at the Princeton Pub: these guys always put on a great show.
Things that have caught my attention, in no particular order:
Songhoy Blues – Resistance
World music meets crunchy guitar. More great music with political insight from this group from Mali.
St. Vincent – Masseduction
Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
Pure unadulterated roots guitar picking and singing. No pretensions here, great for a fall bike ride.
Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder
A new album, same old sound. If you like it (and I do), that’s not a bad thing.
Jasper Sloan Yip – “The Day Passed and the Sun Went Down”, from his upcoming third full-length record Post Meridiem, to be released on October 27th on Afterlife Music. The album release show is at the Wise Hall on October 5th.
John Stetch & Vulneraville CD Release – John is an Edmonton boy, schooled in Montreal and based out of New York for years and years. He’s moved to Vancouver and we’re lucky to have him. Creative, virtuosic, and funny. This will be a great show. October 19 at Frankie’s Jazz Club ($25)
New releases, upcoming shows, and sounds that caught my ear.
- Jasper Sloan Yip – “The Day Passed and the Sun Went Down”, from his upcoming third full-length record Post Meridiem, to be released on October 27th on Afterlife Music. The album release show is at the Wise Hall on October 5th.
Things that have caught my eyes, ears, and mind this month, for whatever reason.
This pretty much sums up Canadian music to me. Diverse, challenging, and interesting, it is always worth checking out the list of nominees for hidden gems. My favourite find right now: Weaves
LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
Some people question the “comeback”. This is another great album, what else matters?
Whitehorse – Panther in the Doll
Consistently great releases. Roots rock with fantastic tones and vocals.
Tinariwen – Elwan
World beats with crunchy guitar. Hypnotic.
Medium: “The Success Bloggers Are Selling You Bullshit.” by Jon Westenberg. I like Medium – thought provoking articles, many that I disagree with. Thus one hits the mark.