Friday, March 30, 2012

Rheostatics Shaved Head

It was March the 30th 2007 and the Rheostatics played their final show at Massey Hall...We all miss you

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Zeus - Are You Gonna Waste My Time?


    Here's the latest video from Toronto's own Zeus it's called Are You Gonna Waste My Time?, it's the first single from their forthcoming album Busting Visions available on the Arts & Crafts record label.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Refused and OFF! to play Toronto’s Sound Academy on July 22 and 23


    Newly reformed Swedish hardcore Gods Refused and Punk Super-group OFF! are set to play Toronto’s Sound Academy on July 22 and 23...If you are a fan of either group don't hesitate when tickets go on sale because I can pretty much guarantee and swift sell-out for both days.

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

PS I LOVE YOU Announce Tour + Release New Track!

PS I Love You will embark on a thirteen-date tour starting in Toronto and ending in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario (full list of dates below). The North American tour dates begin on May 15th, days after the band release their much-anticipated second album 'Death Dreams'. The eleven-track LP will be available in Canada and the United States on May 8th and the United Kingdom on May 28th on Paper Bag Records.

PS I Love You are also offering a free download of album stand-out ‘Princess Towers’ here.  And don’t for get to pre-order 'Death Dreams' (available on CD and Limited Edition 180 GRAM White Vinyl + CD), you can do that right 

'Death Dreams' was recorded with 'Meet Me At The Muster Station' producer Matt Rogalsky on his portable studio in the band’s tiny rehearsal space. No big budget studios for these lads. The album’s photography and design of the album’s artwork was created and executed by Benjamin Nelson.
And if you missed it, listen to the first single release from Death Dreams, 'Sentimental Dishes'!
PS I LOVE YOU Tour Dates

May 15 Toronto – The Garrison
May 19 Hamilton – The Casbah
May 21 London – The Alex P Keaton
May 23 Chicago – Schubas Tavern
May 25 New York – Mercury Lounge
May 26 Brooklyn – Glasslands
May 28 Hamden – The Outer Space
May 29 Fredericton – The Capital Complex
May 30 Charlottetwon – Hunters Ale House
May 31 Halifax – Michael’s
June 2 Montreal – Il Motore
June 6 Ottawa – Mavericks
June 9 Kingston – The Grad Club

Monday, March 26, 2012

Stream the new Yukon Blonde album Tiger Talk

      Canada's best kept musical secret Yukon Blonde have a new album and it's called 'Tiger Talk' , the album released on  Dine Alone Records is the follow up to their self-titled 2010 album Yukon Blonde . 

    Here courtesy of UK based music magazine, website and online radio station DIY you can stream the entire album.

Click HERE To Stream the new album Tiger Talk

Here are Yukon Blonde's North American/UK Tour Dates:


Mar 26, 2012
Triple Rock w/ Library Voices

Mar 27, 2012
Beat Kitchen w/ Library Voices

Mar 28, 2012
Call The Office w/ Library Voices

Mar 29, 2012
The Vinyl w/ Library Voices

Mar 30, 2012
Casa Del Popolo w/ Library Voices

Mar 31, 2012
Grad Club w/ Library Voices

Apr 02, 2012
Quebec City
Le Cercle w/ Library Voices

Apr 03, 2012
Tide & Boar w/ Library Voices

Apr 04, 2012
Hunters Ale House w/ Library Voices

Apr 05, 2012
The Capitol w/ Library Voices

Apr 06, 2012
St. John's
The Rock House

Apr 07, 2012
Reflections Cabaret w/ Library Voices

Apr 10, 2012
New York
Pianos w/ Library Voices

Apr 11, 2012
Kung Fu Necktie w/ Library Voices

Apr 12, 2012
Lee's Palace w/ Library Voices

Apr 13, 2012
Lee's Palace w/ Library Voices

Apr 14, 2012
Ritual w/ Library Voices

Apr 15, 2012
Peterborough, ON
The Red Dog Tavern

Apr 16, 2012
The Townehouse w/ Library Voices

Apr 18, 2012
Thunder Bay
Crocks w/ Library Voices

Apr 20, 2012
University of Regina Multipurpose Room w/ Library Voices

Apr 21, 2012
Palomino w/ Library Voices

Apr 22, 2012
Nelson, BC
The Royal

Apr 26, 2012
9ONE9 w/ Library Voices

Apr 27, 2012
The Commodore Ballroom w/ Library Voices

Apr 30, 2012
Los Angeles

May 01, 2012
San Francisco
Cafe Du Nord

May 10, 2012
Brighton, UK
Great Escape

May 18, 2012
Liverpool, UK
Liverpool Sound City

May 19, 2012
Liverpool, UK
Liverpool Sound City

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Billy Bragg and Johnny Clegg Added to the 2012 Mariposa Folk Festival Line-up!

     The line-up for the 2012 Mariposa Folk Festival got an impressive boost today with the addition of two international artists and musical activists, Billy Bragg and Johnny Clegg. They will share the bill as headliners on the Sunday evening main stage.

    The influence of Johnny Clegg transcends his joyful fusion of Western pop and African Zulu rhythms. Musical activism has made him one of South Africa’s most celebrated sons, and an inspiration around the world.

   Alternative folk rock musician and left-wing activist, Billy Bragg, is closely associated with leftist political movements. It is only fitting, then, that he was asked to put Woody Guthrie’s unrecorded lyrics to music, in a celebrated collaboration with the band, Wilco.

About today’s announcement, Mariposa Folk Festival Artistic Director, Mike Hill, said, “These performers are globally acclaimed for their valuable social and artistic contributions. They honour the tradition of folk music as a positive force for change, and we are very pleased to present both of them on our Sunday evening stage”.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Canadian Music Fest 2012
I'm not there but
Indian Handcrafts are

     This week in Toronto ..March the 21st to the 25th to be exact is Canadian Music I decided not to spend too much on this because A. I'm not going and B. I'm not going, so instead of writing about who's there and who's not there I thought I'd play a video from Indian Handcrafts who are playing an in store at 6pm today (Friday March the 23rd) at Sonic Boom Records....if you're in the area or even if you're not make the trek up to Bathurst and see them...and buy some Merch!

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Track Of The Day: Part 2
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy


    Since I skipped a few days I thought I'd tack on an extra Track Of The here ya go

   When Unfinished Sympathy by Massive Attack was  first was first released it was one of those tracks that was always in my playlist somewhere, or if I was asked to make a mix I'd throw it in....enjoy

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Track Of The Day:
Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend

After missing a few "Track Of The Day" posts (Picking up your entire life and moving it tends to throw a person off) I figured I'd better get back in the saddle and share with you some sexy here ya go. 
    From one of my favorite records ...I can listen to it over and over again here's Girlfriend from Matthew Sweet.

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet Are Back!!!!!

        Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet will play two shows, in Toronto and Calgary, to launch a reissue program of our records. Mammoth Cave Recording Company will release the three S Men albums in deluxe packages beginning with Savvy Show Stoppers on June 1.

Dallas Good, of The Sadies, will be playing the bass parts of the late great Reid Diamond during the two shows.

I am personally very excited for this..can't wait

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Track Of The Day:
The Replacements - "Bastards Of Young "

I don't really need any kind of reason....
it's the Replacements

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Track Of The Day:
Bon Iver - "Coming Down" Live

     Today's Track Of The Day is a memorable cover of Anais Mitchell's "Coming Down" performed by Bon Iver live on Australia's triple j.

    I was forwarded this the other day and I can't get it out of my head, the song in it's original form was beautiful and haunting but Justin Vernon added that little something that he does and takes it to another place.......Enjoy

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Friday, March 16, 2012

Track Of The Day:
Bidiniband - Big Men Go Fast On The Water

    Today's Track Of The Day is  "Big Men Go Fast On The Water " by Bidiniband. This is a live recording from the Dakota Tavern in Toronto that was filmed for Exclaim! TV.

     In my opinion (you can take that for what it is) Dave Bidini can do no wrong, and here with the rest of his band of cohorts he proves me right.......enjoy

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots? Is Making it's theatrical debut this winter

       So it looks like The Flaming Lips 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots? is finally making it's theatrical debut later this year according to reports from the LA times. 

   It will be directed by Des McAnuff, who has previously worked on Broadway productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Jersey Boys. As far as the plot is concerned “Yoshimi will tell the story of a young Japanese artist who journeys into a robot world where she must contend with a host of evil forces,” says the report.

  I for one would take this over anything that has Green Day's name tied to it.

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Track Of The Day:
Refused - "New Noise"

         Today's Track Of The Day is  "New Noise" by Refused. 
 I was spinning their classic record The Shape of Punk to Come this morning and I had forgot how good they really are.....Enjoy!

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Track of the day:

The Cure-High

My Track of the Day today is High by The Cure, here is the Live version from the "Show" VHS (1993) just popped into my head and it's stuck there......enjoy!

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Jacksons are coming to Casino Rama

     This is actually pretty cool, it looks like Jackie, Jermaine, Randy, Marlon & Tito…yes Tito! The Jacksons are going to be in our neck of the woods for a show at Casino Rama. The date I have is June the 20th, no info as far as when tickets go on sale, but I'll keep you informed.

Some Updated news from Casino Rama:

 "Quick correction, we've just been informed that Randy is not on this tour date, sorry for any confusion. Come out and see Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon & Tito!"


 Facebook fan pre sale begins this Monday at noon (code needed: CONCERT), public sale starts Tuesday at noon, all via TicketMaster or in-person at casino box office

I love this song!

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Monday, March 12, 2012

Yo La Tengo LIVE at The Images Festival 25th anniversary Closing Night Gala in Toronto

TORONTO - The Images Festival is pleased make the first official announcement about this year's 25th anniversary festival by announcing their Closing Night Gala. The evening features the Canadian premiere screening of The Sounds of Science alongside an original soundtrack composed and performed live by Yo La Tengo. These classic vintage science films will be presented in gorgeous 35mm archival prints. Tickets are $25 advance ($30 door) and are available now online at the Images Festival online store. Additional tickets will be available as of Wednesday at Rotate This and Soundscapes.    

The Images Festival's 25th anniversary edition festival begins on April 12, 2012 in downtown Toronto. The Closing Night Gala will be held at Toronto Undergound Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue) on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Full festival programming will be unveiled March 22 at a press conference event.  

A day in the life of the sea urchin. Jellyfish and seahorses giving birth. The love life of the octopus. These are the scenarios we encounter in the films of Jean Painlevé (1902-89), the legendary French avant-garde filmmaker who - long before Jacques Cousteau - became obsessed with life under the sea. Famously declaring "science is fiction," Painlevé courted controversy in the 1920s and '30s by unabashedly anthropomorphizing his aquatic subjects in his scientific-poetic cinema.
In 2001, the San Francisco Film Festival presented a series of Painlevé's classic films, with a live score commissioned by American indie-pop icons, Yo La Tengo. An instrumental departure from the trio's usual sound, The Sounds of Science explores ambient post-rock territory reminiscent of Tortoise and the Chicago scene - with occasional forays into funked-up free-jazz - that beautifully transport the viewer and listener into the alien world beneath the waves.
Opening the evening will be a performance by Toronto-based soul-pop singer/songwriter and film curator,  Chris Cummings a.k.a. Mantler, and The tide goes, in the tide goes out by Larissa Fan, a hand-processed black and white ode to the secret world of moon jellyfish (aurelia aurita).   

Images Festival Closing Gala (25th anniversary festival)
Saturday April 21, 2012 8 p.m.
Canadian Premiere - The Sounds of Science w/live soundtrack by Yo La Tengo
Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue)
Films by Jean Painlevé, France, 1929-65, 35mm
With special guest, Mantler + film by Larissa Fan

Tickets: $25 adv @Rotate This/Soundscapes and

$30/door, $15/members/students/seniors


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rheostatics Green Sprouts Music Week 1993 Triple Live CD

     Still riding the high off of Whale Music Etobicoke Ontario's favorite sons The Rheostatics decided to take up a week long residency at Toronto's Ultrasound Showbar in April of 1993, dubbed  Green Sprouts Music Week the week included over 175 songs spanning their entire catalogue and also including tracks from the not yet to be recorded record Introducing Happiness. 

  Now after almost 19 years we have the great privilege of experiencing that week ourselves with the release of the Green Sprouts Music Week 1993 Triple Live CD. 

It will be available for download March 30 2012 through

Just sit back and enjoy what live music should be

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jann Arden to headline Mariposa Folk Festival

    Mariposa Folk Festival is pleased to announce that eight-time Juno winner, Jann Arden, will headline the 52nd annual festival. This will be the first appearance at Mariposa Folk Festival of the celebrated Canadian singer, songwriter, author and radio show host.

We are delighted to welcome Jann Arden to our Saturday evening main stage. She is a very accomplished artist and excellent fit for our Mariposa audience”, said Artistic Director, Mike Hill.

With eleven albums to her credit - and numerous songs that charted in Canada, the US, and the UK - Jann Arden is established as one of Canada’s most treasured performers.

Among the many notable accolades Jann Arden has earned are: MuchMusic Video Awards; Prairie Music Awards; Western Canadian Music Awards and Alberta Recording Industry Association Awards; a star on Canada's Walk of Fame; National Achievement Award from the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN); and an induction into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Her current album, Uncover Me 2, is one of Jann Arden’s finest releases. On it, she sings songs popularized by The Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, The Motels, The Smiths, Dusty Springfield, The Everly Brothers, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Lesley Gore, and Dorothy Moore. There is one original song as well, Mr. McLennan.

Mariposa Folk Festival will make an announcement regarding the Sunday evening headliner in the coming weeks.