Random observations, teachings and musings of a well trained cubicle superhero.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Black Keys Live EP available Free.

Not sure if you're all into these guys as much as me, but check out this full length concert
then download their full new album off their MySpace page here

Mike Relm @ Mod Club June 22

Mike Relm June 22 at the Mod Club Theatre Friday June 22, 2007@ Mod Club TheatreTickets are $12.00 (plus any additional fees) in advance and are available atTicketmaster, Rotate This, Soundscapes & Play De Record.Tickets on sale now!19+ Licensed Event, Doors @ 9:00pm, Show @ 10:00pm

The only things that have remained constant through Mike Relm's DJ sets are his needles. Mike Relm has elevated from pushing mixtapes around his high school to raise money for DJ equipment, and has now achieved legendary status for bending and twisting that equipment in ways few could conceive. Based out of San Francisco, Relm has earned stripes sharing stages with the likes of Jurassic 5, Gift of Gab and Money Mark, but his strongest credentials come from his own work. Accompanying his world-famous DJ skills, Relm also uses a turntable-like device to tweak video images on a projector screen. He may well be the greatest one-man disc and video jockey combination of all-time, blending the two into an art rather than a simple sensory overload. Far from relying on this as a mere gimmick, Mike Relm's reputation as a force on the turntables was solidified in 1999, as he was crowned the International Turntablist Federation's USA champion.
1999 also saw him receive a mention in URB magazine's Next 100, a yearly feature on the most notable and influential artists poised to spread their music and gain notoriety. The following year, Relm wrote and directed Skratchcon 2000m, the world's first educational gathering for turntablist music. A slew of battle records, solo releases, and video work (including directorial work on Q-Bert's "Wave Twisters") followed, as Relm built all of his accomplishments from the ground-up and turned ashy into classy.
Fresh off a stint as the tour DJ for Mike Patton's "Peeping Tom" band, a pop-rock project that featured collaborations with Massive Attack, Dan The Automator, and Rahzel, Relm is eager to showcase his own live show. Though he's capable of turntablism that can twist up faces on even the most elitist scratch DJs, Relm goes beyond that to give every spectator something they haven't heard or seen before. His shows have a heavy focus on songs that crowds can sing along with or dance to, but even the familiar music is tweaked to create unfamiliar contexts and a brand new experience. If Relm sees any moment in a song or situation that he can make his own, he'll always take advantage of it. Every aspect of his live show embodies that take on music and life.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Steve Sechi

Steve Sechi

June 21 to July 1, 2007
'Moose and Fishermen'
my first solo exhibition in three years
at AWOL Gallery, 76/78 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Canada

Monday, May 21, 2007

Outdoor Film Screenings

GTA: Free Science Fiction Movies Outside, At Dundas Square

This summer you can enjoy free outdoor movies in the middle of Toronto. Best Buy is once again the sponsor of "City Cinema" - a series of science fiction movies screened in Yonge/Dundas square in Toronto. All films begin on Tuesdays just after dusk, aprox. 8:00 - 8:30pm and are free to the public. Here's a list of what's playing this summer:

  • June 26 - Forbidden Planet
  • July 3 - 2001
  • July 10 - Sleeper
  • July 17 - Close Encounters
  • July 24 - Blade Runner
  • July 31 - Brazil
  • August 7 - Gattaca
  • August 14 - Matrix
  • August 21 - Minority Report
  • August 28 - Metroplois

Sunday, May 20, 2007

“Have you noticed I’ve never been impressed, by your friends
from New York and London, I’ll level accusations like the press, until you
realise that you’ve dressed yourself in tatters”

Ladies and gentlemen....

the cribs

The Cribs - Men's Needs (YSI)
The Cribs - Another Number mp3
The Cribs - Mirror Kisses mp3
The Cribs - North Of England mp3

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Back Home - part of Luminato Toronto

by Urban Theatre Projects
As darkness descends, life becomes clearer for four friends in what turns out to be a life-affirming event North American Premiere

Begin your journey on a bus ride to a backyard somewhere in Toronto. There, witness the reunion of four friends, all from different cultural backgrounds, as they prepare to celebrate old times. Instead, as evening falls, their sunny reminiscences turn dark and vengeful as lifetimes of shattered dreams are revealed. Physically and emotionally explosive, Back Home is a North American Premiere by Urban Theatre Projects of Australia. Part of Harbourfront Centre's New World Stage.

Bus departs for venue from
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West

Touring Support from Australian Government; Australia Council for the Arts, and Arts NSW

Produced by Luminato and Harbourfront Centre


Monday, May 14, 2007

Cinematic Orchestra @ Beats n' Breaks Festival Toronto

Got a very interesting txt msg this afternoon from Mr.Mills stating that Cinematic Orchestra would be at this years Harbourfront Beats and Breaks Electronic Music Festival.
This is happily confirmed by the Harbourfront's World Routes website.
*BUMP* ChrisBiscuit just sent me word that Cinematic were just on GillePeterson's BBC show. Archive still up here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/gillespeterson/
I was happy to see Four Tet on the bill as well. After the last 4 months of solid shows, this summer is shaping up to be amazing.


Back for its fourth year, this festival just keeps getting better! Tour the history of electronic music, starting with its roots in soul, funk and jazz; listen in on the present, then continue to the future, where electronic music intermingles and meshes with contemporary global sounds.

  • Ninja Tune artists The Cinematic Orchestra
  • Experimental electronica and legendary drumming with Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) and Steve Reid, presented by
  • Critically-acclaimed experimental Toronto band Do Make Say Think
  • Volatile dance music with Shout Out Out Out Out
  • Brazilian dancefloor-friendly DJ Dolores (full band)
  • Documentary Rock the Bells personalizes the spirit of the do-it-yourself movement
  • Canada's largest breakdancing competition Pop, Lock & Load IV
a tip of the hat to http://mligon08.blogspot.com for being on the ball. Nice one, you've been bookmarked.

Monday, May 07, 2007

DJ FOOD June 17th @ Mod Club

Sunday 17 Toronto
The Mod Club
DJ Food

Why a Sunday!

Friday 29 Toronto
The Mod Club
Kid Koala, DJ Set


Tekkon Kinkreet


Trailer: here (asx)

Soundtrack by Plaid (Warp)

Article from PingMag

Saturday, May 05, 2007

KingSunshine tonight @ Nathan Phillip

6:55 pm King Sunshine

Toronto Freedom Festival 2007

Welcome to the official website for the 1st annual Toronto Freedom Festival, the city’s most liberated one-day outdoor Festival. The goal of the Toronto Freedom Festival is to foster an environment for celebration of ideas, while providing a forum for dialog surrounding our cherished freedoms. This celebration will be complimented by a unique collection of musicians, speakers and artists showcased throughout the day.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Im alive, just very very busy.

This campaign is proving to be alot more work that initially expected. Still fun, but like pillow fight fun, where after you're a little beat up and winded.

In the interim:
Go here: http://www.spencersatthewaterfront.com
Watch this: http://www.spencersatthewaterfront.com

Listen to this: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R2H4HKP7 (Ian Hind's set)
then get tix to this-> http://www.pausebreak.in

Then watch this for no real reason, other:
J e l o Vs. Deko Ze Vs. Robb G. pt. 1 http://youtube.com/watch?v=1CxRWHxIxBA
J e l o Vs. Deko Ze Vs. Robb G. pt. 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_QT-Kl1IkY&NR=1
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