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Wednesday
Feb142018

VIDEO: Night Things 'Til I Kissed You'

The Los Angeles band Night Things have done something we've never seen before with their new video.  The song is a cover of the Everly Brothers classic 'Til I Kissed You'.  They interviewed couples from all over the city from ages 16 to 70 in relationships ranging from 1 month to 40 years.  The video focuses on them, and the band have shared more of these interviews on their Instagram.  In each one the subject discusses their first kiss, making the video the center piece in a larger project.  It's a profound, joyful, and truly powerful video because you not only see but you can feel how much these people love each other. 

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Thursday
Dec282017

James Blake Performs 'Vincent'

Don McLean's 1971 song 'Vincent' is a bittersweet tribute to Vincent Van Gogh.  McLean was inspired after reading a book about the life of the artist, and the song has just been revisited by one of the most inspiring artists of our time.  This video captures James Blake performing 'Vincent' live in the studio, and gives new life to a beautiful song about a legendary artist.

James Blake 'Vincent' from James Blake on Vimeo.

'Vincent' described in McLean's own words: "In the autumn of 1970 I had a job singing in the school system, playing my guitar in classrooms. I was sitting on the veranda one morning, reading a biography of Van Gogh, and suddenly I knew I had to write a song arguing that he wasn’t crazy. He had an illness and so did his brother Theo. This makes it different, in my mind, to the garden variety of 'crazy’ – because he was rejected by a woman [as was commonly thought]. So I sat down with a print of Starry Night and wrote the lyrics out on a paper bag."

Hear the Don McLean's original version of 'Vincent' here

Thursday
Jul062017

Indie88 Presents THE OC Covering Their Tracks AUG 2 at THE HORSESHOE

 

 So this is happening! A GIGANTIC cast of incredible musicians are joining forces with Indie88 to cover the dozens of tracks we loved from the seminal televison dramedy The OC. So many of our favorites are involved with this from Lou Canon to Kirty and Matt from Fast Romantics, Rich Aucoin, Spencer Burton and SO many more! AND! It's for an amazing cause! Check out the info and a few vids of tunes we hope to see live!

 

THE OC: Covering Their Tracks
featuring “The Bait Shop Backing Band”
presented by Indie88
August 2, 2017
The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
 
Tickets: $15/advance or $20/door

 

 

 

Saturday
Aug152015

Our 10 Favorite Marvel Hip Hop Variant Covers

Marvel are branding and cross promotion masters.  They are always dropping fresh, innovative ideas that keep things beyond current and ahead of the curve.  This new wave of hip hop Variant covers are blowing minds left and right, and you can check out the whole list here - but here are our ten favorites.

 

10. The Roots x The Avengers

9. Ironman x 50 Cent

8. Wolverine x DMX

7. Drax x Kid Cudi

6. Howard The Duck x ODB

5. Thor x Madvillain

4. Ironman x GZA

3.  X Men x De La Soul

2. Spiderman x A Tribe Called Quest

1. Guardians Of The Galaxy x The Pharcyde

Saturday
Apr182015

Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) covers Spoon 'Inside Out'


A favorite playing a favorite.  This is weird and amazing.