Music isn't Just My Boyfriend... I'm his Man-Slave
I went to the Arcade Fire show last night and was blown away. This photo here is from Torontoist and was from the Wednesday show, which seemed cooler. Last night's performance was marred by close to half-a-dozen broken strings which slowed Win down and forced him to change their set a bit. And sadly they didn't play their great cover of the Talking Heads' Naive Melody. Shows like the AF last night make me feel amazingly blessed that I live in a city with such an amazing music scene.
What makes me that much happier is the community of writers, fans and obsessives that pick over every single morsel of information. The best place to start has to be at Stille Post (formerly 20hz until a rather clumsy-walleted owner of a club bought it out), but as I was writing this I found out the site seems to have been suspended. False alarm... GAME ON!
The grand poobah of them all online has to be Carl Wilson. He writes for the Globe, is a friendly guy and I want to get him crowned the smartest music critic in Canada. He's also got a great new feature called Thursday Reading where he goes over what the flock of Toronto music writers are saying.
Chromewaves also has an amazing blog and seems to go see more shows than anyone else I can imagine (sorry Hanson). Has he cloned himself? Or does his frequent and at times overwhelming amount of writing just make him seem like the most active music listener in the city?
My acquaintance Michelle is a student/dj at Glendon/blogger and her blog can be found here. This is just the tip of the iceberg too.... I simply don't have the energy nor the inclination to list all of the great TO music blogs. pheww.