This is a solid line-up: CSS, Sleigh Bells and Neon Indian are touring together, with a date in Toronto at the Mod Club on May 17.
Longtime Toronto venue Cameron House is continuing its legacy with a newly-launched eponymous music label, with aims to tie in live performance, band management and tour booking.
“These people play here and then they get too big for the Cameron and move on, so the idea is that we will be the ones to take them to that next step instead of someone else coming in and snatching them up,” McKeown revealed in a recent interview with Inside Toronto, adding that while three artists are in their radar, no bands have officially signed on as of yet.
This year’s Edgefest is looking pretty solid, with A Perfect Circle, Michou and Tokyo Police Club among the acts confirmed so far.
Awesomely, Timber Timbre will release a new album, Creep on Creepin’ On, this spring, and plays Trinity Church in Toronto on April 8.
Lily Allen is running her own record label, In the Name Of, with the help of Sony. The first release will be by Cults, so she’s got herself some indie cred to start with, anyway. She had a rough 2010 so I hope this goes well. Really.
Chad VanGaalen thinks the Tron soundtrack is stupid.
And today in awesome free stuff, check out this Misra Records compilation: features Destroyer, Great Lake Swimmers and The Mendoza Line, for starters.
Photo by Linda Flores, via Creative Commons