Wrote some words for the Post on the How To Dress Well show at the Great Hall last week. I only recently got into this Tom Krell’s music (see below), but this guy has some serious pipes. He also sang a snippet of Kanye’s Cruel Summer contribution (with R. Kelly), “To The World”, which was pretty awesome. The photo that ran with this article is courtesy of Kristian Pedersen.
— I saw Bloc Party for the second time this year on Monday night at Toronto’s beautiful Danforth Music Hall and wrote some words about it for the National Post. I also tried to defend the band’s latest album, Four, which received some less-than-favourable reviews. My friend Ryan also took some great photos of Kele Okereke & Co. which you can check out here.
Wrote a few short Coachella reviews for Exclaim! Magazine, including sets by Radiohead, WU LYF, Frank Ocean and The Weeknd. Give them a read if you’d like. I’ll post pictures from the weekend up here later.
Been awhile since I went to a show at the Kool Haus and even longer since I’ve been to a metal show. This one is dedicated to every kid who picked up a real guitar after playing “Colony Of Birchmen” on Rock Band 2. Looking forward to the Mastodon/Feist split seven-inch. P.S. - If you like these reviews, please send the National Post an email and tell them that you think I deserve their summer arts internship. Thanks.
I’m not sure how many people actually read these reviews, but here’s another regardless. Not mentioned in this review: how incredibly, incredibly hungover I was from the night before. This show also made me recall listening to my roommate’s vinyl copy of The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place on lazy Sunday afternoons in second year. Good times.