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.
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!
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.
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…
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?
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.
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”!
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.
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?
Happy long-weekend everyone! Thanksgiving! That’s happening! Turkey am I right? Now before you get stuffed with stuffing, here’s a tune to dance your but off to. It’s “Stumble” by Toronto natives Bonjay!
You should know that every time I watch this music video or hear this song I do the same dance as the girl in the video. What I’m saying is that I’ve got some unreal moves.
I had no idea just how amazing Bonjay are (or who they were) until last week when I saw them play Steam Whistle Unsigned! Needless to say they started a dance party AND blew my mind. Overall awesomeness.
Happy weekend everyone! As you know I always do my best to bring you not only rad tunes, but also provide some dance move inspiration. Ladies and gents I introduce to you… “Best Friend” by The Drums!
Here frontman Jonathan Pierce shows of just how to perfect his subtle (yet effective) dance move approach – staccato accented finger waves and points! And when in doubt? Put your hands on your hips and shimmy your shoulders. Cool sunglasses optional.
The Drums play a sold out show at the MOD Club Saturday night! If you’re without a ticket and still wanna check them out live head over to Sonic Boom for their in-store at 7pm!
Casie Stewart is a Canadian writer, director, and entrepreneur. She’s an award-winning content creator and expert in digital. During her decade-long career in media, she’s been named Canadian Screen Award Winner (Voice Pioneer), Best Travel Blog, and Top 30 Lifestyle Blogs in Canada. Casie has been a keynote speaker at SXSW, NXNE, TEDx, and spoken at YouTube Canada and the United Nations of Canada. She lives in Toronto with her boyfriend and loves summer weekends at the cottage when she’s not travelling around the world.