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Blind Pilot played the closing party of Ford’s Go Further conference in Michigan this week. The show was awesome. It was romantic as the sun was setting during the show. They have a show coming up July 25th in Toronto at The Opera House. I’ll be there. Here’s a little message from Blind Pilot’s lead singer Israel.

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What a beard! Swoon.

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Went to an awesome event last weekend with Lauren at Brickworks, FOAM – Festival of Art & Music. Such a great venue. Who doesn’t love a good warehouse party? Photos by Brian Hamilton for iChannel. Whole album on iChannel FB.

FOAM is held in support of motionball (motionball.com), a not-for-profit organization that introduces the next generation of supporters to the Special Olympics Canada movement through social and sporting events.

See photos from Motionball Gala 2011 & 2012.

In other news, just got off the phone with Brick Bronson in LA who is behind The Weeknd about his new artist Everyday. Born in NY, raised in TO and super talented. This is his first track FIRE.

 

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“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”

Excited for the Perks of Being a Walflower movie. Trailer came out last night during the MTV Awards.  If you are in Canada you can not see this trailer but you can watch at mtv.ca. I have never understood why MTV Canada does not let you embed their videos. Lame guys!


Song frm the trailer. So good. “I’m never changing who I am“. Lead singer is potential boyfriend Dan Reynolds, dreamboat.

And I love her.

And you.

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Remember how I always tell you “you’ll never again be younger than you are today, so do something awesome”? Last night I experienced that in full force and I am going to tell you about it.

I was feeling meh and tired sitting on the couch writing about how I didn’t feel like blogging when Sean asked me to come to a music video shoot.  It was over at midnight so I got dressed, put on some makeup and went. Being in videos is fun and I’m s sucker for being on camera.

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These guys are the band. They’re called Shit From Hell, they’re all successful lawyers/businessmen and around 50. Yes, 50. The crazy thing about one of them “Ritalin Boy” (second from left) was having open heart surgery in the morning. Like, NOW, while you are reading this he is on an operating table with doctors in his chest. He had to be at the hospital for 6am. OPEN HEART SURGERY.

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They rolled him out in a wheelchair with hot nurses and a drip bottle of Jaegermeister. So badass. I was surprised at how entertained I was by their performance, I’m not a punk music junkie but I love a good live show.

They exuded a comedic confidence you don’t see in younger bands. Some of their songs are “Horny Single Mom, F*ck Buddy, Super Poke, Onterrible dedicated to MP Tim Hudak (whom they detest), and Double Bubble Trouble inspired by the bubble girl at the G20 last year. They had a full on industrial bubble machine too.

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They made me think about getting older, we’re always getting older. Now. Now. Now. Oop, there slips another moment of your precious life. Don’t waste it people.  You never know what is going to happen from one day to the next. So, why waste time feeling like crap, being lazy, grumpy or old? If these guys can rock a full crowd’s socks off the night before open heart surgery at 50 on a Wednesday night, you can do anything. 

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This life if yours to live,  grab it by the horns and ride it like a wild bull.  Yeeehaw!

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Happy weekend! Did you enjoy your Leap Year Day? Getting geared up for March?

The other day Casie blogged about the SS 12 preview for Converse, and mentioned their collaboration with the Gorillaz. I thought it then only appropriate to post the Converse sponsored music video for “DoYaThing” by Gorillaz  featuring James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and Andre 3000 of OutKast. See if you can stop the new kicks in the clip…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yNeF30RverQ

Enjoy!
xo Kate

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Happy weekend everyone! I hope you’re all feeling fantastic! Sure things might seem a bit gloomy what with all the rain, but sometimes all you need is some good music to change that mood around! No matter what the weather, this Weekend Tune is sure to brighten things up and get those feet of yours moving. It’s some indie rock doom wop with a touch of Tim Burton-esque style! “Hallways” by Islands!

Their latest album A Sleep & A Forgetting is out now, and you can stream it via Exclaim! Islands are also currently on tour and will be stopping by Toronto’s Music Gallery this upcoming Tuesday the 28th!

Enjoy!
xo Kate

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Happy weekend my lovelies! This week I bring you Sleigh Bells, a kick ass duo from New York who take noise pop to the next level. Their video for “Comeback Kid” is all kinds of awesome, so grab your leather studded jacket and get ready…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXP4Rhu5pJo

Their second album Reign Of Terror comes out this Tuesday (the 21st) and they’re currently on tour stopping by Toronto March 26th! See you there?

Enjoy!
xo Kate

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Happy weekend everyone! How are we all dealing with the February blues? Alright I hope! It’s nearly Valentines day so I thought I’d post something sweet.  Whether you’re happily one of a pair or single like me, there’s no harm in a little lovely song.  So here’s a recent indie classic to sing-a-long to. Grab a pizza and a bottle of wine, it’s ‘Lust For Life” by Girls!

Enjoy!
xo Kate

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Happy February! As some of you may have noticed we were lacking in a Weekend Tune last week, and for this I apologize. Alas I was off in New York City celebrating my birthday! So now you must forgive me. Besides, I’ve got an awesome tune to make it up to you. It’s a basket-case of a music video backed by a good beat. It’s Miike Snow (fitting band for the recent weather eh?) with “Paddling Out”!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzxYUsnZV6M

Their second album Happy To You comes out March 27th.
Enjoy the Swedish electro-pop insanity!

xo Kate

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Happy weekend everyone! Hope it’s going along splendidly! For this week’s weekend tune I thought I’d vibe off of something Casie posted earlier this week. Remember Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”? It truly does deserve a double post so let me refresh your memory…

Pretty great stuff eh? Yeah. Enjoy that on repeat for a while until you’re ready for the weekend tune…….
You good? Ready? Alright then we’ll move on.

Now some of you might be wondering, “Hey Kate! Who was that stunning lady songstress featured in the about amazingness?” That ladies and gents in Kimbra. She’s from New Zealand and her debut album Vows just came out last summer. She’s kinda of a St. Vincent meets tUnE-yArDs turned pop act! Here’s the video for her song “Settle Down”!

Enjoy!
xo Kate

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Happy weekend everyone! How’s your 2012 going? Good? Gooooooood! That’s what I like to hear. You know what else I like to hear? And play on repeat? Le weekend tune of course!. This week’s tune is brought to you by Buraka Som Sistema, an electronic amazing dance party beast of a group from Portugal. Just last night they played Wrongbar and me oh my was it crazy. Like… so crazy. Like… I only just woke up right now crazy. Yeah. Crazy.

So here’s a little something to both cure your hangover from last night and getting you going this evening. It’s “Hangover (BaBaBa)” by Buraka Som Sistema…

Enjoy!
xo Kate

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