Thursday, October 20, 2011

Upcoming concerts of interest - Fall 2011

Here are some new and recommended concerts coming up over the next few weeks and months:
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band 10/25 The Music Hall
  • Coeur de Pirate - that lovely French voice you hear on CBC 2 and 1/2 of Armistice 11/11 The Mod Club
  • Noah & The Whale - liking their new album - 11/8 The Phoenix
  • Noel Gallagher - set to sing some Oasis classics plus songs from his new album 11/7 and 11/8 Massey Hall
  • Blue Scholars - friendly hip hop from Seattle 7/7 Wrongbar
  • Metronomy - one of Q Magazine's most Exciting Acts On Earth 10/26 The Mod Club
  • Anna Calvi - another of Q Magazine's most Exciting Acts On Earth 12/8 Lee's Palace
  • St Vincent - their name keeps coming up - 12/15 The Phoenix
In the column on the right on the blog page you'll also see an ongoing list of upcoming concerts, an overlap of here with some one-offs.

I've finally gotten around to setting up my YouTube account properly and thought a channel dedicated to upcoming Toronto concerts would be a nice touch - enjoy.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Where I find new music: Part 9 - Fashion shows

Remember Fashion Television (FT) that used to show on CityTV ? Well, it's no longer on CityTV, although it does now have its own cable channel. Well, I used to watch it. It was on around the same time as The New Music, and along with all the beautiful ladies and clothes, I also liked the accompanying music. If you've ever seen the show, I'm sure you can never forget hearing the intro track - Obsession by Animotion every week (sorry the video is way too embarrassing to embed here).

Well, boys will be boys, and yes I'm still guilty of enjoying beautiful ladies on the runway and especially around Christmas time when Santa delivers an early stocking stuffer in the form of the Victoria Secret Christmas Fashion Show (this year's show is set for Nov 29th at 10pm on CBS). Sorry distracted there for a few moments, back to the music...well, the first VS show I saw on TV included the fabulous sexy dance track - I like the way you move by Bodyrockers (2:45 mark) and it cemented my feelings toward music and the fashion runway. Sorry, rockers, mostly dance music, R&B and hip hop here...but for me, this music is pretty damn sexy.

Now I put a draft down a while ago that noted a Crystal Castles track called Vietnam. I don't remember exactly why I noted the reference but I did find a connection between their music and fashion.

So, the point of this post, if you like fashion, dance music and beautiful people, there's some great music to be found on the fashion show runway. Although sometimes it's a little hard to find, don't worry, send it my way and I'll work on it for you. Now only if I could mix my love of photography with this peccadillo.