rock and/or roll
Um, is it just me, or does Toronto EXPLODE with musical goodies the second it stops being an icebox around here? Haven’t done anything like this in a while, but there’s so much to look forward to in the next little bit, it wouldn’t be right not to share. So, on that note, here are some of my picks for Toronto Musical To Dos This Week
Fri May 13
Miracle Fortress In-Store at Soundscapes 4pm
Sat May 14
Sloan In-Store @ Sonic Boom 4pm
Sun May 15
Hidden Words @ A House On Bathurst
Mon May 16
Hut @ The Silver Dollar
Tues May 17
Guitar Wolf @ Lee’s Palace
Wednesday May 18
The Ex & Brass Unbound @ Lee’s Palace
Thurs May 19
Austra CD release @ Lee’s Palace
Fri May 20
What’s up Friday? What’s going on?
And oh hell why not…
Saturday May 21
I have an awesome (and early) show! Hope to see you there…
I love really good lo-fi, but it’s dangerous because it seems easy and doable by everyone. But unless there’s some kick-ass songwriting, wit and/or truth behind the lack of production, arrangements, schmancy musicianship and frills, you are not going to sit down and write an overnight album as good as The Unicorns, Tune-Yards, Magnetic Fields, etc simply because you have a ukulele and can play 4 chords (i am as guilty of this delusion as anyone).
I guess I’m having a lo-fi kinda day.