Ooohhh, doggies. I am so sleepy, but it's a-okay. I was at Lauryn Hill last night, which got out at a semi-reasonable hour, but it took me a while to fall asleep after the show. Even though she kept the crowd's anticipation at peak levels by not starting until after 9 pm (show was scheduled for 8 pm), it was worth every second waiting. She knocked every song out of the Bess Gardens!
I was at the studio bright and early,
Playlist for Thursday June 26:
Desire 126 - Hollerado
Monday Morning - James Younger
House that Heaven Built - Japandroids
You Remind Me - Bend Sinister
Love is a Dirty Word - Jason Collett
No Can Do - Ladyhawk
Come to Light - Arkells
Too Bad So Sad - Michael Rault
Ruby - Louise Burns
Breathing Underwater - Metric
This is the Year - Hilary Grist
Reflektor - Arcade Fire
Younger Days - Close Talker*
Someone - Basia Bulat
City Lights - Royal Wood
Broken For Good - Jill Barber
Mint - Kathleen Edwards
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin - Elephant Stone
Write it All Down for You - Elliott BROOD
Behind My Eyes - The Elwins
Bandages - Hey Rosetta!
This Winter I Retire - Said the Whale
Gonna Be Ready - Tokyo Police Club
Haze Away - Solids
*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.
I put a couple of links up there for your consideration.
- A bang-on review of Lauryn Hill's show last night by the StarPhoenix's Stephanie McKay.
- The new Arkells album will be coming out on August 5, but they've released the single Come To Light, and a cool lyrical video for it.
- Hilary Grist's upcoming show at Vangelis on July 12. I adore this gal as a person and an artist. I am really looking forward to finally seeing Dominique Fricot, and witnessing Moose Jaw's Megan Nash (of PandaCorn) performing solo. It should be a magical time, so come on out if you're in #yxe that weekend!
It's the last Thursday of June. Where'd this month go? See you on July 3!