Happy New Years Eve! 2012! How will you be ringing in the new year? Taking it chill or doing it up?

 

As for Casie and I, we plan on having a time at Happy Endings NYE Dim Sum King bash with the Mansion crew! Champagne! Chinese Lion Dancers! $5 Dim Sum Platters! Lobsters!

 

And did I mention the music line up? It’s kinda insane. Canblaster, Brenmar, MYD, Gingy, and more! In honour of the awesomeness that will be tonight here’s Brenmar’s “Taking It Down” for your enjoyment. We’ll be partying extra hard, just in case the world really does end. Might as well go out with a bang right?

Click on the image for ticket deets and follow @wearemansion on the Twitter. Hope to see you there!
xo Kate

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Happy merry everything everyone! Tis the season to be jolly and all that, so here’s my favourite song from a favourtie holiday film of mine. Enjoy Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen singing about snow in White Christmas! I know the weather has been quite nice but how lovely would some snow be?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AToEzwZSfk

xo Kate

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Hey hey hey! Weekend tune time! This week I decided to post the latest video from the oh so talked about Lana Del Ray. Here’s her deal…

Once upon a time there was a shy girl named Lizzy Grant with blonde hair, a pretty voice, and dreams of being a star. Then she met some industry types, and her lips magically grew as big as her dreams. Before you knew it that shy indie girl with the pretty voice became latest hipster hottie! And who doesn’t dig Video Games?

Whether you love or hate this manufactures hipster pop star, you gotta admit that this music video for “Born To Die” and Miss.Lizzy/Lana are both pretty amazing. Tigers and tattoos and fire oh my!

Enjoy!
xo Kate

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Bonjour everyone! Bon weekend!  Is toi reasy for this week’s tune? Je will give toi une hint. C’est some French electro-pop ….It’s Yelle with “Comme Un Enfant” off her second album Safari Disco Club! There’s lots of the cute fashiony pixie surrounded in pink in the video, and je love it.  Let’s have une dance party!

Enjoy!
xo Kate

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It’s December now! Whhhaaaaaaaaattt?! Yeah. I know. Crazy. Get ready for the snow and cold everybody (unless you’re somewhere sunny in which case enjoy the sun you lucky duck)! Luckily for us there are also weekends in December! So here’s our very first December weekend tune!

Just this past Thursday night Feist played Toronto’s Massey Hall and I was oh so excited to be there. She played a bunch of her new album Metals as well as a hearty handful of her older well loved songs. About one thrid into her set a bunch of people got on stage to dance along, including myself! After the dance party was over people started to leave the stage but Feist said we could stay and chill if we wanted to, so for the rest of the show a bunch of us sat down on stage around Feist and her band campfire style! I still get goosebumps just thinking about it! Crazy right?

The entire night made me feel…well… it made me feel it all! So here’s Feist with “I Feel It All”! Feel free to dance along!

Enjoy!
xo Kate

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Have you checked Kate’s blog katekillet.com? It’s full of tasty blog snacks w/ musical flavour. She’s the Queen of Music at casiestewart.com who started as an intern in March and is now my PA who helps with all kinds of things.

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Kate and I met when we both worked for MuchMusic & MTV Canada then I snagged her to work with me! She covers events I can’t attend, joins me to snap pix and helps me accomplish a super-human amount of tasks in a day (like today). She also has good style.

Kate picks & posts the weekly tune here each Friday (Weekend tunes). She’s all up on what’s new & cool in music (hence why I hired her) but if you have something so hip not even the hipsters know about it, send her a Tweet.  If you see Kate at an event say HI! You will love her.

Toady she introduced me to the Florence cover of Take Care by Drake & Riri. So good. THANK YOU!

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Friday! You ready to party? I bet you’re more than ready. I bet you’re like “If only there was a song to kick off this weekend because I’m oh so excited and ready to party…” This is why you need me. This is why we’re friends. Let me help you out okay?

Ladies and gentlemen I bring you “212” by Azealia Banks ft Lazy Jay. Warning: This girl looks sweet but she’s got a dirty mouth. Don’t let the braids and Mickey Mouse sweater fool you.

It’s no surprise that she topped this year’s NME Cool List, this 20-year-old Harlem, NYC girl can’t help but be the coolest. Did I mention that she can also sing? Yeah. Just listen to her cover of Interpol’s “Slow Hands”. Impressive stuff right?

Now if you can please excuse me I’m going to continue playing “212” on repeat because duh.

Enjoy!
xo Kate

 

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We interrupt Casie’s wonderful Costa Rica posts for a Movember reminder in the form of a weekend tune brought to you by Toronto’s most charming indie quartet The Elwins. Ladies and gentlemen I present to you “Help A Bro Out (M-O-V-E-M-B-E-R)”!

Y’all better be growing some nice mos!

You can download the song for free here and donate to their Movember team here! Wanna catch em live? They’re currently touring all over Ontario and hitting up Quebec, check them out. And yes, they do sing about more than mustaches…

Enjoy!
xo Kate

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Happy lucky weekend everyone! 11/11/11. Did you make a wish yesterday? Here’s a tune to carry you through the weekend. It’s “Sister Wife” from Michigan girl Alex Winston!

Last week Star Slinger stopped by Toronto and played a show at the Horseshoe and the highlight of his set was when he spun this track. Ever since I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. Check out his remix! So good right?

Enjoy!
xo Kate

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Weekend! Weekend! Yay! Weekend!

For this week’s weekend tune I’ve pulled out a favourite recent hit of mine. Katy B’s “Katy On A Mission” came out last summer and became a huge UK hit. One year later and I still think it’s a great jam. Perfect for a Saturday night getting ready to go out.

Enjoy!
xo Kate

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C’est le week-end! That’s French for it’s the weekend! Is everyone having a good fashion week? Are you très chic? It’s been fun but it’s almost at a close – or should I say clothes? Bahaha puns! Sorry couldn’t help myself.

Anyways! Here’s a music video for you to enjoy and reminisce about LG Fashion Week to. Strike a pose! It’s Toronto’s own Fritz Helder & The Phantoms with “Making a Scene”!

“Making a Scene” – Fritz Helder & The Phantoms from sammy rawal on Vimeo.

Fun fact: Both this music video and “Stumble” by Bonjay were directed by Sammy Rawal! Good job Sammy Rawal!

Have a great weekend everyone!
xo Kate

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I first met Galen from Tiny Danza in 2009 at Steamwhistle. My hair was long & a very different blonde back then. Nice beard Galen.

Brock’s been working with them for a while now and last weekend they WON Indie Week. So proud of all the boys. They’re had some serious hustle the last couple years and for that, mad respect. Also much respect ‘cuz we both rock shirts with our own brands on ’em. HUSTLE!

October 17th, 2011 // Toronto, ON –  Following a thunderous show at Tattoo Rock Parlour Sunday night in Toronto, Tiny Danza have won the opportunity to showcase in Ireland for Indie Week 2012. Tiny Danza was chosen as the top band of the festival by a panel of industry judges out of more than 200 talented acts at Indie Week 2011 and have solidified themselves as the band to watch in the coming months.

This is one of my fav’s. Enjoy! 🙂

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Yo! Did you know? It’s the weekend yo!
And you might be wondering…what’s with all this yo-ing?

Blame my pseudo hip-hop persona on Thursday night. Microsoft Advertising invited me to come party at their INNERCITY bash, and guess who performed?! Naughty By Nature y’allllll! So here’s a classic track for you to get down to this weekend…

HEEEEEEY! HOOOOO! HEEEEEEY! HOOOO! Need I say more?

Enjoy!
xo Kate

 

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