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Shakin' All Over

In 1987, I was obsessed with Billy Idol's live version of Mony Mony, originally recorded by Tommy James and the Shondells. But it had to be the live version, not the version on Vital Idol. I actually bought the 45 single and played the mess out of it. This is
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Move It On Over

When Six Feet Under first aired in the early 2000s, it was appointment viewing for me. Sunday night at 10pm I was there. I loved that show. My wife had never seen the show that currently ranks as my second favourite series of all-time, so last month we started watching
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George Pasher

On Thursday night, we held #TMLXX at Great Lakes Brewery in south Etobicoke. In addition to tasty craft beer we enjoyed delicious Italian food, courtesy of Palma Pasta, and fantastic music, courtesy of Meredith Lazowski, Rob Preuss, Blair Packham and Daniel Greaves. We were on the GLB lawn, leaving the
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All Canadian Northstars

Tomorrow night at HISTORY, Drake is offering "A celebration of the music that paved the way for all of us…" He's calling this lineup "All Canadian Northstars" and it includes: ChoclairKeshia ShantéK-OSGlenn LewisMaestro Fresh WesIn EssenceRascalzJully BlackSaukratesKardinal OffishallShawn DesmanThat's a solid all-Canadian line-up. Frank-N-Dank are also on the bill, but
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2022 CNE Concert Lineup

Friday, August 19 – Comedy Night featuring Howie Mandel, Ali Hassan, Nour Hadidi, Neil Seguin, Courtney Gilmour Saturday, August 20 – Bruce Cockburn with Hawksley Workman* Sunday, August 21 – Marianas Trench* with Jocelyn Alice Monday, August 22 – DSL Dire Straits Legacy with Jake Clemons* Tuesday, August 23 – Iskwē and Monowhales* Wednesday, August
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The Tea Party v. Moist

As I wrote earlier today, last night I saw Moist and The Tea Party in concert. Moist was the opening band and The Tea Party headlined. I suppose this makes sense, but it sure wasn't a slam dunk in my head. I owned Moist CDs, yet I never owned a
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La Bamba and the Edmonton Oilers

Joey Moss, beloved Edmonton Oilers locker room attendant, passed away in 2020. La Bamba was his favourite song, but not the original by Ritchie Valens. Joey loved the 1987 cover by East L.A. band Los Lobos that was recorded for the film La Bamba, starring Lou Diamond Phillips. In
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September 24, 1991

On this day in 1991, thirty years ago, four seminal albums were released. Nirvana released "Nevermind," Soundgarden released "Badmotorfinger," the Red Hot Chilli Peppers released "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" and A Tribe Called Quest released "The Low End Theory." I owned and adored all four of these albums. I still
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Musical Blind Spots

Before we all gained access to the internet, I was exposed to new music on one of four ways: I heard a song on the radioI saw a video on television (Toronto Rocks, Video Hits, MuchMusic, etc.)A friend would tell me I was missing outI'd read about a band/
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Load Up on Grunge, Bring Your Friends...

Yesterday's Pandemic Friday episode of Toronto Mike'd with Stu Stone and Cam Gordon featured our favourite Yacht Rock jams. That was for Stu, who loves the genre. Now, it's my turn. Next week, we're kicking out our favourite grunge jams. That's right, put on your flannel shirt and a pair
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Yacht Rock is Coming

The 21st Pandemic Friday episode of Toronto Mike'd with Stu Stone and Cam Gordon only just dropped, but there's already a buzz in the air about next week's episode. 22 weeks in the making, it's the Yacht Rock ep. If you've been following along with the musical mania, you know
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