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Monday, March 25, 2013

March Madness

You know that feeling when you are restless for no reason? Your thoughts are racing quicker than you can get them out of your head, but when you attempt to do so, they make little sense?

Maybe it's just me? 

Anyhoodle, it's officially spring around these parts but you'd never know it, at least not yet. I am ready for some real vitamin D, some walking, some biking, and getting rid of the late winter/early spring blahs! 

One thing that always helps things? MUSIC! 

Here's my randomly inspired playlist for today. I had a couple of sweet n' lively hiphop songs, a la Shad and Cadence Weapon. I also played some DFA 1979 which I referred to as a jolt of musical caffeine, which I wholeheartedly believe. 

I also made sure to feature a couple of upcoming acts during my show today! Links are below. 

Sea Dreamer - Wildlife
(Into The) Atmosphere - Dusted
Some People - Dan Mangan
You're a Woman, I'm a Machine - Death From Above 1979
The Nights of Wine and Roses - Japandroids
Sound The Alarms - Immaculate Machine
Intentions Alone - The Olympic Symphonium
Territory - Two Hours Traffic
By Morning - Ghostkeeper
Guilt Trips Sink Ships Shout Out Out Out Out
it aint over - Shad
Crash Course For The Ravers - Cadence Weapon
Los Banditos - The Fjords*
The Hair Song - Black Mountain
Youth Is Wasted On The Young - Young Galaxy
Blue Eyes - Violent Kin*
Letter from an Occupant - The New Pornographers
The Good In Everyone - Sloan
Little Liar - Paper Lions
The Rear Guard - Old Man Luedecke
Across The Ocean - Zachary Lucky*
The Theory of Relativity - Stars

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists 


Close Talker is in the quarter finals of the aforementioned CBC Music contest

Vote here!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Close Talkin' Searchlight

So, a few weeks back I wrote a post about this cool contest CBC Music is hosting called Searchlight.

It's a chance for a band to win 20 grand worth of gear and have the opportunity to perform at CBC Music's inaugural festival on May 25 in Toronto!

A Saskatoon-based band called Close Talker, which I had increasingly heard whisperings of since the beginning of the year, is doing quite well in this competition, and are currently in the top 16! Wouldn't it be great if this well-minted four-piece progressed through, and TOOK this competition by storm? 

Plus I totally love their name. 

You can take a listen to their sweet tunage here, and vote for them in the Searchlight competition here, until Sunday March 24.  

Support local music, Saskatonians, any way you can!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Funday

Today, I just tried to keep things high energy! I was riding the high from participating in CFCR's 2nd Annual International Women's Day Celebrations this past Friday, March 8. On a goof I was asked to be a model. Words I never thought would be uttered from my mouth - but here they are. I have discovered some really cool people, interesting obsession-inducing clothing and jewelry shops, and got to live grrl power. I also wore half-inch fake eyelashes (no, srsly), thanks to a fantastic makeup artist. Not bad for a Friday night!

My playlist incorporated some fine lady artists today, including our local tarts, The Seahags, two of which were in the fashion show as well!

Tick Tock Tick - Scatterheart
Kill Count - The Balconies
Achilles' Desire - Whitehorse
Rome - Dog Day
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin - Elephant Stone
Come on Out - The Elwins
Hold onto something - Parlovr
Time Running - Seahags*
Drop Names, Not Bombs - Louise Burns
Mint - Kathleen Edwards
Shortie - Hannah Georgas
Stamp - Rural Alberta Advantage
Caught in a Loop - Royal Canoe
Five Years - Born Ruffians (David Bowie Tribute)
Mary Meets the Horse - Boxer the Horse
Parkade (NGHTBLND Remix) - Rah Rah*
A.L.I.V.E. - Rich Aucoin
If it Feels Good, Do it - Sloan
Harmonic Steppenwolf - Shooting Guns*
Shiny Things - Pack A.D.
Synesth├ęsie - Malajube

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists

I also featured a few acts that will be gracing the stages of Saskatoon venues in the next few weeks. To celebrate (or maybe rockingly commemorate - yes I just made up a word!) the Ides of March, four punk powerhouses will storm the stage at Amigos this coming Friday, March 15. Shooting Guns (aka my new musical crush) are f'in wicked and so are the rest, if you're into that type of thang. Born Ruffians and the Elwins also be at Amigos in two weeks, on March 24.

That's it for now, guys!

xo, k