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Best of 2014: Carlyn Bezic (Ice Cream)

Carlyn Bezic comprises one half of one of our favourite new (relatively) and current bands, Ice Cream.  On stage and on record she’s all ace of bass taking Suicide dives alongside the gangsta beat she and partner Amanda pro-vide swaying … Continue reading

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Best of 2014: Chuck Blazevic (You’ll Never Get To Heaven/Dreamsploitation)

With two outstanding releases in 2014, this was another banner year for electronic composer Chuck Blazevic.  First there was ‘Adorn’, from duo You’ll Never Get To Heaven with equally brilliant partner Alice Hansen, (issued first as a cassette on Mystic … Continue reading

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Best of 2014 (film): The Chaseman

Chaseman is our resident film buff.  You can find him at good film fitness everyday.  There you’ll see the strength he exudes in lifting heavy weight subjects from Europa and the (North) American underground; such as the catalogs of Ingmar … Continue reading

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Best of 2014: Jon Maki

If you ever wondered how Sonic Boom has a certain title no one has ever heard of (but you), or has copies of a release that’s seemingly out of print/sold out, the man riding the lawn tractor above is more … Continue reading

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Best of 2014: Kevin Brasier

Kevin Brasier comes to us highly recommended from Weird Canada (whom we highly recommend).  He’s crowd surfed his way from the East in a Killer Haze, laughing all the way – ha-ha!  We’re all stoked to have his contributions and … Continue reading

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Best of 2014: Bella Lugosi-Gino-Vanelli

Our gal Bella Lugosi-Gino-Vanelli likes a challenge.  Not one to find her jollies in the mainstreams, Beller digs her heels in deep to international excavations of psychedelic sounds.  Her tastes are tried and true and a reflection of her globe … Continue reading

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Black Friday RSD

For info on ‘Black Friday Record Store Day’ releases check the list here.  Quantities are limited so arrive early. While you peruse the list, have a listen to this wonderful Lee Hazlewood song entitled ‘No Train to Stockholm’ (from ‘The … Continue reading

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Top 5: Creedence Clearwater Revival

To celebrate the release of the Complete Albums box set, we’d like to share five reasons to fall in love, one more time, with Tommy Fogerty / John Fogerty / Stu Cook / Doug Clifford collectively known as Creedence Clearwater … Continue reading

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Recommended: 5 $taff Favourites

Grouper ‘Ruins’ (Kranky) Listen Read Tops ‘Picture You Staring’ (Arbutus) Watch Read Lee Hazlewood ‘The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes and Backsides (1968-71)’ (Light in the Attic) Listen Read Jom Comyn ‘In the Dark on 99 (All the Time, All the … Continue reading

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Sonic Boom Wednesdays: Softest Boom!

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, … Continue reading

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New ‘Digs’ Press’d

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. 

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Le Weekend Recommendations

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 … Continue reading

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