Had a great conversation with Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! about the new Transgender Dysphoria Blues. A positively amped-up session to boot.
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Looking into 2014, Bruce Warren (Some Velvet Blog/WXPN) and I highlighted albums and bands to keep an eye on in the New Year. These included Philly’s War on Drugs, James Vincent McMorrow, Jeremy Messersmith, St Paul & the Broken Bones, Connan Mockasin, Noah Gundersen, Wild Ones, These Wild Plains, Kins and the album of Peter Gabriel covers, “And I’ll Scratch Yours” featuring Bon Iver’s take on “Come Talk to Me” by Bon Iver. Listen to our picks here.
Day one, lunch one. Sky Blue Sky, a @Wilco-themed #sandwich shop. #Toronto #SenseOfPlace (at Sky Blue Sky Sandwich Company)
Our friends at World Cafe are touring Toronto this weekend to find the best venues, record stores and restaurants (that’s host David Dye about to get his grub on), with picks from Toronto-based artists and you. Where should World Cafe hang out in Toronto?
Eclectic, ironic, witty, contemporary: It’s hard to be all of these things at once. But the Pet Shop Boys have pulled it off since the mid-’80s.
Photo: John Wright