Sonic Boom Wednesdays: Softest Boom!

SoftestBoomFBcover copy

Wednesday night, as part of our weekly Sonic Boom DJ excursions at Handlebar, we ‘soft serve’ you all the EZ hits you (didn’t think you) desire! Our crack staff of AM lovers (Mic Bot, Even Lewis, Blair Whatmore, Jon Maki, Andy J Lloyd Webber, and more) plan to wreak soft rock heavenly havoc all over the Handlebar (159 Augusta Ave in Kensington Market).  Starts at 9:30, no cover.

Info here/Make requests here

A taste of the honey:
Berlin ‘Take My Breath Away’
Maxinne Nightingale ‘Right Back Where We Started From’
America ‘Sister Golden Hair’
OMD ‘Souvenir’
Ace ‘How Long’
Jackson Browne ‘Doctor My Eyes’
Prince ‘Beautiful Ones’
America ‘Sister Golden Hair’
Sean Nicholas Savage ‘Naturally’
The Spoons ‘Nova Heart’
Electric Light Orchestra ‘Telephone Line’
Todd Rundgren ‘I Saw the Light’
Carly Simon ‘Why’
INXS ‘Never Tear Us Apart’
Jennifer Rush ‘The Power of Love’
Madonna ‘Crazy For You’
Aretha Franklin ‘I Say A Little Prayer’
OMD ‘If You Leave’
Seals and Crofts ‘Summer Breeze’
Jef Barbara ‘Florida is the Future’
Rod Stewart ‘Young Turks’
Wham! ‘Careless Whisper’

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

New ‘Digs’ Press’d

20140930-SonicBoom-590-3

BlogTO is once again on top of the Booming action down at 215 Spadina.  Take a look at this terrific little article right about here.

p.s. Here’s what might very well be playing over the soundsystem right now. 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Le Weekend Recommendations

chandra3

Tonight! Chandra takes to the Double Double Land stage replacing her 1980 backing band the Dance with top flight/top of their game/weirdo pop crew Bile Sister.  This show will mark the reissue of Chandra’s special expanded ‘under-the-radar-post-punk-mutant-disco-Aaron-Levin-Championed-1980-NYC-classic’ ‘Transportation’.  Also on the bill an unstoppable magnificent bastard named Sexy Merlin and the Healing Powers of (the Bile Sister recommended) New Chance.  Check all the details here.

p.s. the team of (one of the best bands in this city) Mimico‘s guitar god Jeremiah Knight, Grounders Evan Lewis and Sonic Boom’s own Dufton(e) Gold present psychedelic rock findings called Fuzz Nugs down the street at Handlebar. Details here.

 
CarlDidur
On Saturday Night, dynamo organ ruler Carl Didur splits from his Zacht Automaat and her U.S. Girls for an intimate solo performance/release.  If the show meets the level of the release, this will be classic Didur!  Classic Didur!!!  All the details here. 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Sonic Boom NOW

SB_20Photo not by Tim Oakley

NOW Toronto catches up with our beloved *Barber, Jeff* for the inside scoop on the big move to 215 Spadina.  Read all about it:

NOW: Sonic Boom’s new digs.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Sonic Boom at the 2014 TAVES

TAVES

Sonic Boom is excited to announce we have accepted an invitation to take part in the 2014 Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show.  For this prestigious (glimpse into the future of A/V technology) event our own ‘vinyls‘ aficionado Evan Lewis Lewis will be selecting some of our finest new and ‘previously enjoyed’ LPs (Long players) from our extensive (massive) catalog of quality product.  Also expect to see our wonderful record accessories (including ‘Lewis and Lloyd’s Premium’ Record Cleaning elixir).  T.A.V.E.S. runs from Friday October 31st to Sunday November 2nd.

For more information about T.A.V.E.S. click:

T.A.V.E.S. Online

 

And make sure to visit our new location opening September 27th at 215 Spadina, just north of Queen Street !!

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Sneak Peek: Two Hundred Fifteen Spadina

Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin… by showing you a sneak peek of our incredible new location at 215 Spadina courtesy of Nathan ‘NATO’ Houbraken Photography.  And check back for updates here concerning our big opening: This Saturday September 27th!

SB_21 SB_20 Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

This Friday: Surinam at Bassline

surinam - rec1

Facebook Event

“I heard it through the Bassline, and I’m just about to lose my mind.”

This Friday night, as Sonic Boom preps our big move to 215 Spadina, we take a break in the name of Rock and Roll to proudly present, as part of the Bloor Ossington Folk Festival, one of our absolute favourite bands in the city Surinam!  Also on this outstanding bill Lunchmeat, Terrorlake, and LICE (featuring Tim Fagen of another one of our favourite bands New Fries).  For all the details visit the Facebook event here.

And get the skinny on Surinam herevia this fantastic Chart Attack article.

Listen here:
Surinam: http://surinamband.bandcamp.com/
Lunchmeat: http://charlierecords.bandcamp.com/album/lunchmeat-dregs
Lice: https://myspace.com/licelicelice
Terrorlake: http://terrorlake.bandcamp.com/

(Surinam Photo by Joe Strutt of Mechanical Forest Sound)

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

We are moving to 215 Spadina!

Dear customers/friends,

We are moving to our new location at 215 SPADINA AVE.

Our 782 Bathurst Location’s last day will be Sunday September 21st.

Come see us at our 215 Spadina shop (right next door to Dark Horse Coffee!)
Saturday September 27th at 10AM

And yes…We will be open until midnight. 7 days a week. 364 days a year.

See you there!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

This Tuesday: The Wooden Sky at Sonic Boom

WoodenSky_n

Tuesday evening, as the clock strikes lucky number 7 in the PM, the Wooden Sky bring their tried, tested and true Canadiana roots rock to this here Sonic Boom.  This could quite possibly be the last celebration of live music at the 782 Bathurst location of Sonic Boom (before our big bad ass move to 215 Spadina).  We’re excited to have fan favourites the Wooden Sky closing out what has become a storied tradition of fantastic live music here.  This has included tremendous performances over the past year from the remarkable Angel Olsen, Polaris nominee Shad, local favourites Weaves, and international hardcore juggernaut Fucked Up.  For further information on this ‘historic’ event:

Facebook Event

10551711_10154515245490176_6763069736890902226_o

The Wooden Sky INFO:
Official Site
Bandcamp
Facebook

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Thursday Thunder: Fresh Snow @Field Trip/Discovery Series III

Fresh_Snow_51-1024x768

This Thursday night, ‘don’t eat the yellow snow’ as Francis Zappa once said, taste it fresh!  Our house band, our Roots, our Kevin Eubanks and the Tonight Show band, our CBS orchestra, our Max Weinberg 7, Fresh Snow unleash their inspired kraut fury at the Garrison for Field Trip’s Discovery Series.  Joining them will be Sonic Boom’s finest import, from the land down under, the continent of Australia (insert ‘rare Men at Work in stock’ joke), Evan Lewis and his chamber pop/rock conglomerate Grounders.  VU inspired ‘gazers Programm and grunge revivalists Dirty Frigs round out the terrific citywide bill.  Event is free with RSVP, more info can be obtained here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Cinema of the Mind Expansion/Explosion: Herzog!

Herzog-and-Kinski-001

The Werner Herzog Collection on Blu-Ray has arrived!  About their new release Shout Factory joyfully shouts:

“He has taken his camera to parts of the world no other director would dare go, and told stories in ways no one had ever considered. These sixteen masterpieces, which blur the line between “fiction” and “documentary,” illustrate why Werner Herzog is the most daring, visionary and dangerous filmmaker of our lifetime — the director that both Milos Forman and Francois Truffaut have called “the greatest filmmaker alive today.”

Take a look at this beaut…

HerzogSpread

Also new this week: Pickpocket (Criterion), Way Of the 5 Finger Death Strike (12 Films), WWE The Best of Great American Bash, the beautiful new Criterion addition of Cronenberg’s early best(?) Scanners, and more more more (with new used titles stocked everyday).

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The New Music: The Week of July the 15th, 2014

Morrissey-World-Peace-Is-None-of-Your-Business-MP3-Digital-Album

MORRISSEY’S much anticipated ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’ hits the shelves this week.  We’ve been excited since talk began and more so after these wonderful promos were issued:

‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’ (with Nancy Sinatra)
‘The Bullfighter Dies’
‘Earth Is The Loneliest Planet’ (with Pamela Anderson)

p.s. Some of us have suggested that Ms. Anderson (has she ever looked so good?) is starting to really come into her own.

The new Mozzer press is joined on the racks by Anna Calvi, Com Truise, a Fela Kuti reissue, the returning Plastikman, a Clean anthology from Domino, Trash Talk, Wrong Hole and more (see the left side panel for full(er) listings).

Note: our Nathan Houbraken aka NATO is terribly excited about the new Reigning Sound ‘Shattered’ LP.  He would like to thank the band and Merge Records for the issue of this fine new Rock n Roll album. 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off