This week, our boy STA drops a new one for us. Check the breakdancetravagance that is "Baker's Dozen" on bigstereo, as well as his September mixtape.
Tune in this Saturday for an all-night Nuit Blanche special we're calling Radio Blanche: This Old House, a tribute to our Victorian environs at 91 St. George St, soon to be demolished to make way for a new wing at the U f T business school. Don't panic, we're moving to a better location on campus, it's even more Victorian. Featuring a DJ set by Guy Stevos sometime in the night, as of yet undecided.
Next weekend, for those of you staying in the city for Canuck Thanksgiving, More Proof is back to make sure your tryptofan wears off mad quick.
STA - Baker's Dozen JAMES PANTS - Ka$h (A-Trak + XXXChange Remix) MORGAN GEIST - Palace Kife LATE OF THE PIER - Bathroom Gurgle (Nightmoves Remix) SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO - I Got This Down (Invisible Conga People Remix) LITTLE BOOTS - Bring It On RYE RYE + M.I.A. - Tic Toc CRYSTAL CASTLES vs. HEALTH - Crimewave (Sinden Remix) DAISY DAISY - Michelle Plays Ping Pong (Vicarious Bliss Remix) TMDP - Balcone (Demo) GOLDEN GIRLS - Dance With Me FAN DEATH - The Son Will Rise
MGMT - Electric Feel (Justice Remix) JUSTICE - Planisphere (Part 3) JUSTICE - Planisphere (Finale) A-TRAK - Say Woah! (Boys Noize Remix) THE SISTERS OF TRANSISTORS - The Don (Acid Girls Remix) DRAGONETTE - Jesus Don't Love Me (Linsmore Remix) CRYSTAL CASTLES vs HEALTH - Crimewave (Keith Remix) MSTRKRFT - Bounce (Mansion Remix) FRIENDLY FIRES - Photobooth (Mock + Toof Remix) THE DEATH SET - Impossible (Dan Deacon Remix)
I wonder what's going to happen in the upcoming Canadian election.
From an arts perspective, even a Conservative minority in Parliament doesn't make for good news. Thanks to Bill C-10, the Harper government, with impunity, has started to place "values" as a criteria for funding the arts. Have a band with the word "fuck" in the name? Too bad! You'll no longer be able to claim tax breaks for any government funding you might receive because, well, Canadians don't want anything offensive to be included in arts funding. Just ask Holy Fuck. They slashed them for a few grand on their name alone... and in another move, the Conservatives targeted the movie Young People Fucking, by excomunicating two aides for being on a guest list for the film's premiere...the fuckers!
Remember, kids, that the word FUCK is an old English word that was outlawed by the Normans when they conquered England in 1066.
A-TRAK - Say Woah! JUSTICE - Planisphere (Part 1) JUSTICE - Planisphere (Part 2) DIVISION KENT - Offshore (The Phantom's Revenge Remix) TMDP - Sex Drive IN FLAGRANTI - Business Acumen (Holy Ghost! Cover Version) METRONOMY - The End Of You Too DATA ft. Sebastien Grainger - The Rapture THE PRESETS - Talk Like That (CFCF Remix) GOLDEN GIRLS - The Big League LYKKE LI - Breaking It Up
HOLY GHOST! - Hold On (Mock + Toof Remix) SUPERPITCHER - Disko (You Don't Care) CSS - MOVE (Cut Copy Remix) DIAMOND VAMPIRES - Lumiere SAN SERAC - Fairlight SYNTONICS - Where U Git Dat Troop (Teezdale Playaz Remix) SYNTONICS - Droppin tha Bomb (Gingy Remix) MYSTERY JETS - Half In Love With Elizabeth (Delorean Remix) NEW LOOK - So Real MORGAN GEIST ft JEREMY GREENSPAN - The Shore DUCHESS SAYS - Black Flag (Basura Remix)
It's about time we...um, y'know, wrote stuff on this blog again. The days of summer are winding down here in Toronto, but as every year prior to this one shows, the party don't stop just 'cause it's 12 o'clock. There's a lot of action to be had by all now that the horny students are back in the game, what with the Toronto International Fuck Fest about to start. Parties will be thrown around like bras at a Tom Jones concert, guest lists will be a mile long and waits at the door will probably last forever, but what the hell, we're all in it together, yeah? And last call is 4am so in all likelihood, showing up at 2 might not be a bad idea.
This week, expect madness on a grand scale. Thursday might be one of the busiest nights ever for the Electrolites and the Disconians.
Your best bet is Vice's Film festival Ball, a three room and partially outdoor orgy of tunage. It's at U of T's Hart House, and in the majestic and grandiose environs of the Great Hall, you'll find Juan Maclean and a special guest, while the Djs from The Beaver's occasional punk night Off White are outdoors.
RSVP email@example.com for yourself and a plus-one.
Friday night, back at The Drake, check out our old friends from More Proof, who have Eli Escobar headlining a three floor spectacle of boozalicious electrovinity. In the basement, Times Neue Roman, Kelly + The Kelly Girls and Styrofoam Ones perform live alongside the More Proof DJ crew and Eli, while Mikey Apples spins disco in the lounge at 2am.
SEBASTIEN TELLIER - L'amour et la violence (Boys Noize Remix) Cobra Cut - Night Prism LUKE SOLOMON - Demons (Brennan Green Remix) MOXIE - Beyond Jupiter FAN DEATH - Veronica's Veil SYNTONICS - Jit Dat Troop (Cryo + Barbi C Remix) CRYSTAL CASTLES - Vanished (Nasty Nav Remix) CRYSTAL CASTLES - Crimewave (Dances With White Girls Remix) YOU SAY PARTY! WE SAY DIE! - Opportunity (Montag Remix) HEY CHAMP - Cold Dust Girl