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‘Fuzzy Mornings’ by Polaroid 85

In Album Reviews, London and the UK on March 29, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Polaroid 85 is an interesting new project from Neeta Sarl and her associated band of string players, drum players, woodwind players and producers. Their first EP, ‘Fuzzy Mornings’ has just been released, and it makes for a stimulating listen…more after the jump.

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Don’t you know your creator is running out of ideas

In Choice Cuts, Song Reviews, Worldwide on March 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm

The AV Club always does a great job with their interviews, getting people to talk about what inspires them in a way never comes off as pretentious. Good things (in fact, sometimes great things) have come from these interviews. Their recent interview with Kurt Vile, who’s becoming one of my favorite artists of late, turned me on to an awesome song by Bert Jansch called ‘Poison’. Read the rest of this entry »

DWNLD: ‘Jotongo’ by Rigo Star & Josky Kiambukuta

In Uploads on March 23, 2011 at 8:18 am

Following on from Sunday’s upload of ‘In Fine Style’, I move genres, continents and decades to bring you ‘Jotongo’ (Mayala MA4005, 1986) by the wonderfully named Rigo Star & Josky Kiambutuka. A fantastic little record.

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‘A Good Place To Start’

In Album Reviews, Celebrate Your Scene, New Jersey on March 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

The idea and experience of ‘home’ is the focus and, appropriately, the title of the new EP by Ridgewood, New Jersey’s (and, occasionally, SUNY Purchase’s) Spook Houses. This theme is pervasive throughout this fantastic four track (soon-to-be) seven-inch, but this subject is no stranger to this band, who put out one of my favorite albums/EPs of last year, Real Ghosts / Pretend Ghosts (which Steve posted here way back in the summer). Read the rest of this entry »

Elaquent – So Far, So Good

In Canada, Choice Cuts on March 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Credit to AstralSounds. Check the mixtapes. All so good.

-AMK

DWNLD: Horsepower Productions ‘In Fine Style’

In Album Reviews, Celebrate Your Scene, London and the UK on March 20, 2011 at 3:07 am

Sooo exams and work and life has been taking its tole on all of us here at Midday towers. Its been difficult to find the time to write anything meaningful etc etc. That said, I’m making it a goal for this busy period to upload entire albums to our Mediafire to help make the stress and the cigarettes of work bearable. The albums could come from anywhere in my library, could be new finds or old classics, who knows. The only thing uniting them is that they are albums I truly think are great and work well as albums. Ill also try and say a little about them. To start off – Horsepower Productions’ ‘In Fine Style’ (Tempa TEMPACD001, 2002).

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Sat 3/12 – LE CHEVALIER / AMONG YOUR MANY FRIENDS / TRADE SECRETS @ The Lobster Shack

In Canada, Celebrate Your Scene, Gigs, Montréal on March 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Midday Procrastination is getting serious, with our third – and possibly final 😦 – show at The Lobster Shack! This one’s gonna top the first two in a biig way. We have not one, and not two, but THREE bands playing! Who’s playing, you ask? Read the rest of this entry »

Acoustic Africa: Tonight at Club Soda

In Gigs, Worldwide on March 5, 2011 at 1:16 pm

If you’re looking for a way to chill out before Vinyl this evening, consider Acoustic Africa at Club Soda. Oliver Mtukudzi, Habib Koite, and Afel Bokoum will (jointly) take to the stage and run through some absolute classics.

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Sweat on Saturday: The Elephant in the Room

In Celebrate Your Scene, Montréal on March 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Tonight at Vinyl the good folks behind Die Tanz Party are throwing an even bigger bash: The Elephant in the Room. The group threw a series of successful sweaty-ass-dance-partys at Vinyl last year, and are going back to the old haunt for an ultra-big one off. More DJs, more fun, more music.

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Art’s Okay I Guess

In Canada, Celebrate Your Scene, Features, Gigs, Montréal on March 4, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Art Matters, the festival that erupts in the city of Montreal annually thanks to Concordia University, is back in a big way. It’s scheduled to go on from March 1st to March 19th, and tonight, March 4th, is the Opening Party. Read the rest of this entry »

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