Archive for April, 2009

Soooooo cool…

You just need to check this tool out. Just start clicking in various squares to see what tunes you can come up with!

Neko Case

I’ve been listening to Neko Case for a few years now and I have wanted to see her live from the first moment I heard her sing.  Her powerful voice and incredible range tell stories so captivatingly.   Thanks to some dear friends I was able to catch her latest show at Trinity St. Paul’s church in Toronto which is a beautiful venue.

From start to finish Neko’s voice rang out like a perfect chorus of bells. She hit every note with ease and with perfect control. I couldn’t help but watch with a mix of adoration and envy. She’s just amazing. Her band and backing vocalist Kelly were perfectly matched to her skill making for a memorable evening.

For pics and a great write up check out the2scoops! Thx again Jay, the Neko ticket was a fabulous b-day gift!

If you haven’t heard…

Bon Iver is amazing.

Can’t help but love his performance on the Jools Holland show:

Arcade Fire are coming back!!!

If you are a fan of Arcade Fire you are likely wondering where the h-e-double-hockey-sticks they’ve been lately.  There is good news!! Win Butler has confirmed that they are back and ready to refocus on their music!!

I know I’ve mentioned it before but I ran into some of the band at the Radiohead concert last summer in Montreal.  I was staring up Win’s nose…. that guy is tall.

On that note here is a little Rebellion for you:

Billy Bob is an Ass.

If you haven’t caught Jian Ghomeshi’s CBC interview with Billy Bob Thorton and his band The Boxmasters you should definitely check this out.  At first I thought Billy Bob was high but it looks like he’s just an ass.

(h/t to Flacklife)

UPDATE:
Billy Bob’s band was booed (say that 3 times fast) in Toronto this week.  The Boxmasters are on tour with Willie Nelson as one of the opening acts but apparently canceled their performances in Montreal and London at the last minute. According to the Willie Nelson website his Canadian tour dates will go on without The Boxmasters.