Sunday, December 21, 2008

Favourite albums from the second half of '08

Here, in no particular order, is a list of the albums that I enjoyed most from the second half of 2008. If you haven't yet checked them out, download them and have a listen. And for the ones you like most, consider supporting the artists and buying their albums.

The Rosebuds - Life Like
TV On The Radio - Dear Science
Fujiya & Miyagi - Lightbulbs
Alexis Taylor - Rubbed Out
The Walkmen - You & Me
Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
Pavement - Live Europaturnén MCMXCVII
Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
The Black Ghosts - s/t
CSS - Donkey
Syclops - I've Got My Eye On You
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Cardinology
Poni Hoax - Images Of Sigrid
Q-Tip - The Renaissance
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line
The Virgins - s/t
The Stills - Oceans Will Rise
Little Joy - s/t
The Verve - Forth
Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling

You may also want to check out the list of my favs from the first half of the year, which is below this post...

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Favourite albums from the first half of '08

It's been quite a while since I last posted anything on here. Without having a radio show anymore, there's not as much music info for me to pass along.

One new development though, is that the London Underground is hosting a new weekly event called Shake Appeal. It happens every Tuesday night and so far it has been great. Myself and Johnny Law are the DJ's, and we're still featuring super-cheap import beer specials. You can find more information here:

Also, lately a lot of people have been asking me for a list of my favourite new albums. So, here's the stuff from the first half of 2008 that I've enjoyed most, in no particular order...

Beck - Modern Guilt
Supergrass - Diamond Hoo Ha
The Black Keys - Attack & Release
Albert Hammond, Jr. - ¿Cómo Te Llama?
Vampire Weekend - s/t
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
Foals - Antidotes
The Kills - Midnight Boom
Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
Neon Neon - Stainless Style
Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
Sun Kil Moon - April
R.E.M. - Accelerate
The Futureheads - This Is Not The World
Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
Sigur Rós - Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement
Crystal Castles - s/t
French Kicks - Swimming
The National - The Virginia EP
No Age - Nouns

Check them out if you haven't done so already.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New DJ night on Tuesdays

Starting with next week's launch party (January 22nd), I'm going to be co-hosting a new Tuesday DJ night in London with my friend and bandmate Jesse (aka DJ Fraggle Rock). It will be at a new venue at 333 Richmond St. (at York), downstairs. The room is actually great, expecially for this type of thing, so we're both really excited!

Anyway, the idea of the night is to play all the best rock and electronic music that's big in the UK right now - whether it's from London, New York, Montreal, Stockholm, Tokyo, wherever. If you can dance to it, we'll play it! And, although the focus will be on newer music, we'll also throw in some great stuff from the past... garage rock from the 60's, to glam rock and punk from the 70's, to 80's new wave, to 90's Brit pop.

There will also be music videos, concerts and films playing all night on the LCD TV's. And, we'll have weekly LP, CD and DVD giveaways courtesy of Grooves.

As for drink specials, they're great... $4 all night for import tallboy cans, and those sweet Grolsch swingtop bottles. If you're not into the import beer, it's only $3 for domestic bottles and bar shots too. And if you get hungry, they also have a kitchen.

Come out for the launch party, and check it out... Giveaways for the launch will be LP and CD copies of the new Radiohead album, 'In Rainbows'.

Also, you can find more info on the night here.