A$AP Rocky/Danny Brown/SchoolBoy Q/ASAP Mob Live Montreal metropolis

•August 9, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Going to go check out Asap rocky, again… haha. This time he will be with Danny Brown, a personal favorite of mine. SchoolBoy Q 1/4th of the Black Hippy Group. Aswell as Asaps group, ASAP MOB. The tickets are 36$, quite cheap! Makes me happy, they will be playing at the metropolis in downtown Montreal  on September 30th. If you’re into hip hop, and do or dont know these artits check out the show. For the price you can’t go wrong and I assure you, if you’re into wild crowd. You’ll have a amazing time!

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Osheaga 2012!

•August 7, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Just back from Osheaga 2012 yesterday, Wanna say it was a trip. First day was pretty amazing. Saw gary clark jr, of monsters and men, classified and mgmt. Was a really nice time. Saturday went to go see Raveonettes then waited patiently for ASAP Rocky, which was by far my favorite show of the 2 days. Guy gets the crowd so hyped. AMAZING show then went to go catch snoop dogg, he was alright. Typical set. Met the guy from epic meal time aswell. Overall was a fun trip. I skipped sunday cause I did not feel well at all, which I regret. But shit happens. See you people next year!

 

Osheaga 2011/Mac Miller Overdue quick reviews and Osheaga 2012

•January 23, 2012 • Leave a Comment

SO, i kinda forgot about this shit once again. I just wanna say Eminem was a beast my fav performer of the weekend, crystal castles were amazing, lupe was alright, cypress was alright, shad,sam adams and them were okay. elvis costello sucked and yeah great weekend though.

Mac Miller show was crazy when it happened, i got to freestyle on stage which was really cool. He was late as fuck but super fun/cool show none the less..

Um osheaga 2012

My hopes
Jay Z
Kanye
radiohead
Rage against the machine
Foo fighters
any of the aboved mentioned for headliners.

Mac Miller In July! + Osheaga tickets

•June 16, 2011 • Leave a Comment
Osheaga & Mac Miller Tickets

Osheaga & Mac Miller Tickets

Just got tickets for Mac Miller at Theatre Telus in Montreal on July 14th, which is going to be a crazzzy show, can’t wait to see mac miller. Also, my osheaga tickets, just wanted to post a update blog, i’ll do reviews of both shows.

Osheaga 2011, Initial Lineup Announced!

•April 18, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Osheaga 2011 lineup

Eminem is the main headliner of Osheaga this year, something I did not see coming at all… I’ll get this outta’ the way first, I am dissapointed they’ve decided to add City & Colour, Death Cab for a cutie & slightly Eminem. Don’t get me wrong, I actually like Eminem, it’s just not the festival for him. We’ll the addition of the above first two bands I mentioned pisses me off. They need to keep it more indie. All that aside…

Some of my predictions turned out to be correct, Crystal Castles, Kid Cudi, DFA1979[wont take credit for that one] & The Flaming lips. In my previous post I announced they were all possible to play. Today is Monday, April 18th, 2011. Tomorrow the days the specific bands play will be announced along with a handfull of other bands. Hopefully the days leading up to the festival they really fill this lineup considering it is 3 days long this year, not two. They need more bands and for the price they are charging, they need to bring it some more big names. That’s just my opinion. The Strokes would be good, anything nice and satisfying. We just need more bands… maybe i’m just impatient. Anyways… I’ll be buying my tickets in the beginning of May. So, i’ll post when I do that.

Bands I wanna see.
-Eminem
-Crystal Castles
-The Flaming Lips
-MSTRKRFT
-Kid Cudi
-DFA1979
-The Tragically Hip
-Beirut
-Sam Roberts
-Ratata
-Manchester Orchestra
-Bright Eyes

So, for me it’s already worth my moneys worth as you can see:P, but I want more!

Osheaga 2011 Lineup Predictions

•March 30, 2011 • Leave a Comment

2006-

Amon Tobin * Basia Bulat * Bedouin Soundclash * Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals * Ben Lee * Born Ruffians * Brazilian Girls * Bush Tetras * Call Me Poupée * Clap Your Hands Say Yeah * Crystal Cliffs * Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley * Dinosaur Jr. * DobaCaracol * Duchess Says * Final Fantasy * Flaming Lips *G-Love & Special Sauce * Grace Potter * Herman Dune * Holy Fuck * Hushpuppies * Islands * James Chance * Kid Kaola * K-OS * Lady Sovereign * Land of Talk * Lindy * Malajube * Matt Mays & El Torpedo * Meligrove Band * Metric Mission District * Patrick Watson * Shoot the Moon * Sonic Youth * Starsailor * TAM *The Bell Orchestre The Colour * The Hidden * Cameras * The Mongrels * The Shys * The Stills * Think About Life * Tokyo Police Club * Vulgaires Machins * We Are Wolves * Wintersleep * Wolf Parade * World Party * Yoav * Zombie

-2007-

Adam Kesher * Amiina * Apostle of Hustle * Arctic Monkeys * Au Revoir Simone * Besnard Lakes * Bloc Party * Blonde Redhead * Bonjour Brumaire * Damien Rice * Damien Rice * Donzelle * Dragonette * Dumas * Editors * Elsiane Explosions in the Sky * Feist * Fucked Up * Gotan Project * Gray Kid * Harvee * Interpol * Jamie T * Justin Nozuka * Lesbo Vrouven * Macy Gray * Martha Wainwright * MIA * Mike Relm * Miracle Fortress *Ohbijou * Panthers * Paolo Nutini *Pas Chic Chic * Pascale Picard * Patrick Watson * Pawa Up First * Peter Von Poehl * Pony Up * Sam Roberts Band * Santogold * Sixtoo * Stars * Sunday Sinners * The Besnard Lakes * The Brand New Heavies * The Clientele * The Coral The Heights * The Most Serene Republic * The Royal Mountain Band * The Smashing Pumpkins * The Veils Thunderheist * Tony Ezzy * Voxtrot * We Are Scientists * Xavier Caféine * You Say Party, We Say Die

-2008-
Bonjour Brumaire * Booka Shade * Broken Social Scene *Cat Power * Chocolat * Chris Velan * Chromeo * Coeur de pirate CSS * Devotchka * Duchess Says * Duffy * Esker Mica * Foals * Gogol Bordello * Iggy & The Stooges * Jack Johnson Jamie Lidell * La Patère Rose * Le Husky * Louis XIV * Luke Doucet & The White Falcon * Matt Costa * Metric * MGMT * Neil Halstead * NERD * Payz Play * Plants & Animals *Radio Radio * Robertson * Rock Plaza Central * Rogue Wave * Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains * Sebastien Tellier Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings * Shawn Hewitt & The National Strike * Spiritualized * The Black Keys * The Enemy UK * The Go Team * The Killers * The Kills * The National Parcs * The Tom Fun Orchestra * The Weakerthans * The Wooden Sky

-2009-

AMAZING BABY * ARCTIC MONKEYS * ARKELLS * BEAST * CARACOL * CHINATOWN * COLDPLAY * CRYSTAL CASTLES CURSIVE * DONAVON FRANKENREITER * EAGLES OF DEATH METAL * ELBOW * FLASH LIGHTNIN’ * GENTLEMAN REG * GIRL TALK * HEARTLESS BASTARDS * HEY ROSETTA! HOLLERADO * JASON MRAZ * JESCA HOOP * JOSH RITTER * KITTY DAISY & LEWIS * K’NAAN * LA ROUX * LADIES OF THE CANYON * LANAN * LE VOLUME ÉTAIT AU MAXIMUM * LI’L ANDY * LYKKE LI * MIIKE SNOW * NAÎVE * NEW BEATERS * NLF3 * PARLOVR * RUFUS WAINWRIGHT SILVER STARLING * THE BEATNUTS * THE DECEMBERISTS THE HONEY BROTHERS * THE ROOTS * THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE * THE STILLS * THE TING TINGS * TIGA * VAMPIRE WEEKEND * WINTER GLOVES * WOODHANDS YEAH YEAH YEAHS * YES GIANTESS

-2010-

Arcade Fire Weezer
METRIC The National K’NAAN KEANE SNOOP DOGG SONIC YOUTH DEVO PAVEMENT THE CAT EMPIRE The Black Keys STARS Jimmy Cliff
MAJOR LAZER THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION WE ARE WOLVES The Gaslight Anthem CHARLIE WINSTON ARIANE MOFFATT OWEN PALLETT BEACH HOUSE Jamie Lidell Robyn
Blitzen Trapper Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Sarah Harmer IAN KELLY The Walkmen JAPANDROIDS DAN BLACK Avi Buffalo FRAN HEALY The Antlers GALACTIC w/ CYRIL NEVILLE The Morning Benders SEU JORGE & ALMAZ Ingrid Michaelson BAHAMAS HORSE FEATHERS PAWA UP FIRST RA RA RIOT ARIEL FINAL FLASH Frank Turner SHANE MURPHY TIM BARRY ROSKA DANIEL ISAIAH SCHACHTER AMANDA MABRO STILL LIFE STILL MARIE-PIERRE ARTHUR HANNAH GEORGAS COTTON MOUTH THE UNSETTLERS SKIP THE USE LITTLE SCREAM MARY ANNE HOBBS LAZER SWORD E.S.L. WITH DJ BUS, SHARIVARI, SKINNY BONES HOVATRON ROUND TABLE KNIGHTS MOSSA Rich Aucoin LUNICE FANCYFHREEK

Alright, so let’s begin, I just wanted to make this post as I was looking up rumours for the lineups and stuff and I found a lack of anything. So, hopefully people will find this and add to it or something. I’m assuming the initial lineup will be announced soon, regardless here are my 2011 osheaga lineup predictions.

Death from above 1979 – Given that it’s confirmed on their wikipedia and have recently reuinted for a cochaella performance I say this is almost guarenteed.

The Strokes – I have a feeling we will be seeing this guys headlining one of the two nights.

Crystal Castles – Given that in 2009 their set was cut short for them arriving late and having a extreamley short set because of this, I could see them returining this year. As well as they are on tour.

For hip hop, I have no idea. I love the small edition of adding some to the lineups. Snoop dogg, damien marley, k-os, k’naan, NERD, ect. I would be happy to see anything from acts like Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, or even Kanye West which would be very unlucky and make alot of people upset… but I’d enjoy it.

Radiohead – I doubt this completely, but This is my dream headliner for Osheaga.

MGMT – It’s also been a long time, 2008 I believe. Since MGMT have played the festival. They are way more known now. They are working on a new album, they could possibly end up on the lineup

Arctic Monkeys – It would be the 3rd year they would play the festival but given that they have a new album coming out very soon and will be tourin in the summer. I could see this happening

The Flaming Lips – Completely random but they were on of the first headliners when the festival opened in 2006. This would be the fifth year anniversary. It could be likely, but I doubt it.

Album Review: The Kings of Limbs – Radiohead

•February 18, 2011 • Leave a Comment

radiohead the kings of limbs


The album was released today suprising and I’m listening to it as I review it, let’s begin. Also, remember these tracks I review upon 1 listen, the first listen. In time I will probably in love with alot of these songs.

1. Bloom 7/10 – This track beings with a nice electronic feel then intergrates a vary repeatative and spastic drum loop, the drums continue throughout the song. A very abstract landscape but sorta with a path that leads to somewhere rather then nowhere. It’s a journey’s beginning. You are now sucked into the vortex of what is to become Radioheads next masterpiece [hopefully I aint jumping the gun here]. The Track sorta ends on the note it began with, with a sexy little bass outro. Nice vibe.

2. Morning Mr Magpie 7/10 – As soon as this track begins I am already enjoying the instrumental to the song. Let’s let Thom dwelve a little more into the vocal support. At this point in the album, it feels like we just ate some acid and are speeding through the cosmos. Halfway through the track, Thom strats humming in harmony with the instruments, this is a very beautiful focul point of the song for me. After this mini breakdown into the middle, the track kicks back into full swing. The ending of the song slowly starts to pick up near the end, going into mini chaos and again re positioning itself in a solid form. a solid track. I’m enjoying the main riff throughout the song, reminds of a nice blue sky.

3. Little By Little 8/10 – Little By Little begins with some rattleing instrumentals that are reminicent of “Reckoner” on their last release. The singing style aswell brings us back to their last release – In Rainbows. This song seems to take on a more alternative, rock style format type song then the two previous songs, which i’d place more in a electronica type of vibe. This is more in your face. Maybe Safe, Maybe Familiar, who knows? It fits well. The guitar is so soothing on all these tracks, alot of apreggio style riffs, ect. Drums very nice as usual. Actually I can’t take anytihng away from the men who make the music behind this band, They know what to do. The ending of the song is beautiful.

4. Feral 8/10 – Song begins again with the spastic drums and loopy electronic beats. The song is very different, very avant garde. Thom singing along with the electronic keys, making little noises. A very strange sound, very beautiful and dark. This song is most interesting for me so far, the methods used, of reverb, fading, ect. A very wonderful effort put there. Thom is on his game in this song, pulling into him all the vibes created by the music surrounding him. I can feel being pulled into the music on this song, just taking you away. Close your eyes and tilt your head back and listen. It’s a very insane song, very different. A round of applause is diserved for tracks like this, reminding all of us why Radiohead is such a respected group in the busienss. Also why we all ache for new material to be released by them.

5. Lotus Flower 9/10 – I feel as if I’m travelling through some type of wetlands at night, running with the spot lights on to me. No matter how well I hide, they will find me. This song also has more familiar vocal work from Thom, easy to feel. This is probably the most familiar type song, easiest song so far. Very beautiful vocal work from thom on this. A deffinit ear pleaser. The effects radiohead use on their music fits everything up in its right place. So far, this is probably the highlight of the album from me, deffinitly the first song I will listen to again after the album is finished playing. The ending is perfect.

6. Codex 10/10 – The keys on this, the heavy hitting piano with the flanging effects in the background is overwhelmingly beautiful. Thom picks up and begins singing. This so far, is very, very vibrant and lively to me. I can feel a million things at once. Old memories and what is to come, a beautiful piece. A song to the march of death. Wow, there is a part of this song with everything harmonizing, bringing a feeling of isolation but it’s not empty. Something is there, maybe a old home to spent the rest of eternity by yourself alone inside. A painful reminder of what life was like and what its become, how were all searching for that ever running nothing. This is hands down my favorite piece so far, disregard the previous statement on the last song. This is deffinitly my favorite piece on this album, thus far.

7. Give Up The Ghost 7/10 – Coming into the second last song on the album, with the beautiful voice of thom yorke with some old acoustics, a little bit of eletronica to finish it off. Very beautiful start. At this point it is clear, it isnt just a random collection of songs, these are a set, to be listented to as a whole, not indivually, you will loose the point and the overall mood of the record. The guitar on this track is very peaceful and mind bending. A lovely feeling of old and new. Very repeative, alot on this record seems to be this way.

8. Seperator 10/10 – Looks like we are already here, the last track. The closing ceremony to the journey. This song begins with a very spacious feel once again the drums and thom bring it back to reality and tie it to the ground. A very strong piece of initial listen, The work on this, is beautiful. Another wonderful piece. The background vocals on this piece are very enjoyable, the whole piece on this is very, very well done. I love it this song already. I feel like the sun is finally starting to come out, after a long night of hell. The rain is over and we are left with a gentle mist in the air, the sun beams shining through the clouds, walking onto the edge of a cliff overlooking the rest of the world. Debating whether or not to go off the cliff, thinking hard. Turning around at the end, smiling and releasing it’s all nothing. Laughing on your way home. This song is actually making me happy in some way. It feels free. A CONTENDER for my favorite piece on the album. This track was deffinitly a fitting ending to a beautiful array of magic sounds. Honestly, this is what music is. It’s a collection of music made together to generate one overall feeling and objective. The song has finished.

In conclusion, the album is another work of art. A example of what music is and should be about. A group, working collectively to create a set of songs, that flow together as one long piece of work. For example, Reading a comic book to reading a novel. That is what it is like to listen to a Radiohead album compared to the general majority of releases. This album is music. Radiohead never seem to dissapoint me, no matter what they do. It’s way more different then IN Rainbows and shines a little light on the Kid A days, but not revisiting the old. It’s hard to explain really. I think you should judge it for yourself.

Album gets 9/10 for me.