31 dec 2012, 15:09 av b_international
5 okt 2012, 15:55 av Wormwood37Happy friday folks!
Another good show. I'm not sure if it's the new school year or my attempting to actually make my show listenable, but it feels like listenership is up a healthy amount. So welcome new listeners! Your ears will be handled with the gentleness of a brain surgeon petting a baby rabbit on a silk pillow. A silk pillow of songs like these:
Things that Are Square 10-4-12
(*) = New release
Smog - Truth Serum - Supper
Mojave 3 - Yer Feet - Out of Tune (For Alexi in San Diego, CA)
Ólafur Arnalds - Near Light - Living Room Songs
Unrest - Isabel - Imperial F.F.R.R. (For Tyler in Irvine, CA)
Low - Venus - A Lifetime of Temporary Relief
(*) The xx - Angels - Coexist
The Prunes - Blaalyn Express - Tracks from the Darkside
Liars - Brats (Cadence Weapon Remix) - Unreleased
Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets - Here Come the Warm Jets
Tinariwen – Assouf - Aman Iman
Dustin Wong - Pink Diamond - Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads
Lullatone - The Bathtime Beat - The Bedtime Beat
24 aug 2012, 21:21 av Wormwood37Hey folks,
Just wanted to give you an update on last night's playlist before I took off tonight to go see Steve Martin out in Temecula with my dad. And I wanted to remind you that tomorrow in Mason Park in Irvine, noon to ?? is the third annual No Junk. Bring some stuff to sell/give away (and money to buy other people's treasures). See you guys there.
Things that Are Square 8-23-12
(*) = New release
Einstürzende Neubauten - Sabrina - Silence Is Sexy
Faust - Jennifer - IV
The Cramps - Fever - Songs the Lord Taught Us
Xiu Xiu - This Too Shall Pass Away (For Freddy) - Dear God, I Hate Myself
(*) Mission of Burma - Dust Devil - Unsound
(*) The Intelligence - (They Found Me in the Back Of) The Galaxy - Everybody's Got it Easy But Me
Green River - Queen Bitch - Rehab Doll (For Lawrence in Irvine, CA)
Akron/Family - Silly Bears - S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Death of Shinju TNT
Aphex Twin - Delphium - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
1 jun 2012, 03:24 av jurlacherOn one end, you've got your electrostuff. On the other, your indierockfolkstuff.
Enjoy and I am going to bed.
1. Miaoux Miaoux - Sweep Clean
2. Churches - Lies
3. Jesca Hoop - Born To
4. Worship - Leviathan
5. Cadence Weapon - Conditioning
6. Charlotte Gainsbourg - Terrible Angels
7. 2:54 - Scarlet
8. Mucca Pazza - Toubeh
9. Andrew Butler - Love Is A Record
10. Admiral Fallow - The Paper Trench
11. The Gaslight Anthem - 45
12. The Tragically Hip - At Transformation
13. Shearwater - Cheerleader
14. Sun Kil Moon - Sunshine in Chicago
15. The Walkmen - Heaven
16. Angus Stone - Broken Brights
17. The National - The Rains of Castamere
27 mar 2012, 00:10 av FinSquandragoFri 23 Mar – Saul Williams, Cadence Weapon, Spoek Mathambo, The Battle of Santiago
Given the amount of bitching I've done about how late shows get started in Toronto, you'd think that (finally) moving into the city would mean that I'd be out every single night. Instead, living a 45-minute walk in the opposite direction from where those shows happen means that, by the time I get home from work most nights, I can't be bothered slogging back downtown to some shitty pub for 10:00. 40, you son of a bitch, I can feel you getting closer with each passing day.
Anyway, it hasn't been nine months of cultural void since that Aretha Franklin show. The Gord Grdina Trio with Mats Gustafsson put on a blisteringly loud show at the Music Gallery last summer that was, all things considered, probably too much for the space until they reined it in a little ten or fifteen minutes into the set. Grdina's group was an interesting discovery, and I'm always up for more Gustafsson…
1 feb 2012, 18:10 av aaronWHATMy top 20 of the year so far:
01. Into The Future - Bad Brains
02. 4Eva N A Day - Big K.R.I.T.
03. Blue Chips - Action Bronson & Party Supplies
04. Control System - Ab-Soul
05. The Man With The Iron Fists OST - RZA/Various Artists
06. MA_DOOM: Son Of Yvonne - Masta Ace & MF DOOM
07. good kid, m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar
08. Knowledge Is Power Vol. 1 - Akala
09. P.E.E.P.: The aPROcalypse - Pro Era
10. Attack The Block - Talib Kweli
11. Rugby Thompson - Smoke DZA & Harry Fraud
12. Vodka & Ayahuasca - Gangrene (The Alchemist & Oh No)
13. Habits & Contradictions - ScHoolBoy Q
14. K.O.N.Y. - Smoke DZA
15. I.M. 4-EVA - Big Shug
16. Ichiban Sound In 3D - Willie B
17. 80 Minute Eternity - K-Rino
18. Live From The Underground - Big K.R.I.T.
19. Russian Roulette - The Alchemist
20. Gigantic Vol. 1 - Small Professor
Below is my thoughts on each album released this year that I've heard in order of hearing them.
★★★★★ = Dope as fuck.
★★★★ = Good, replayable.
28 nov 2011, 22:47 av uccomrades
16 nov 2011, 17:07 av uccomradesM For Montreal Festival is next week and we're thrilled to announce Cadence Weapon is throwing down for the SXSW/EXCLAIM/BSTB Showcase with a live set. Cadence plays La Sala Rossa on November 17 with Young Empires, and Mr Weapon will be previewing what's to come on his new album Roquentin, coming this spring right here on Upper Class. Don't miss this special set, with Montreal's Flow Child joining the Cadence Weapon live explosion.
Tickets at Blue Skies Turn Black
17 okt 2011, 00:10 av AlanRantahttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JBlG5cVkHik/TkLTNP11XrI/AAAAAAAAAIA/1PuZhmKs72A/s400/sham.jpg
CBC Electronic is still a fledgling branch of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. I cannot stress enough how important support by this country's electronic music aficionados is to the success of this thing. Far too many Canadian electronic musicians are forced to leave the country for Europe and the UK just to make a go of it.
In order to stop this brain-drain, it's up to us to keep pushing the scene in Canada, to make it viable for artists to get the work and recognition they deserve at home. To this aim, I have compiled a 'work in progress' list of all the best electronic leaning artists Canada has yet seen. Enjoy!
FYI: The list is ordered first name first, for sake of ease, and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated (just comment or PM me).
Aaron Funk (Venetian Snares, Last Step)
29 aug 2011, 15:58 av uccomrades