Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summer Music

It's been hot as hell in Toronto and even worse in NYC this week.  There's no escaping it, but for most people it beats the heck out of winter.  To me the best thing about the summer are all the outdoor shows and lots of music festivals going on.  My favourite place on earth is still the lawn at Molson Amphitheatre as that sun sets on Toronto when a great band is on stage.

Between Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, NYC and Chicago there's no lack of great shows to take in.  Some of the world's biggest festivals that boast the greatest performers today are within a few hour driving radius.  The concert business is alive and well in the summer of 2013.

I'm not going to make it up to Montreal for Osheaga this year - but am hoping to check out The Grove and perhaps a bit of Veldt and OVO Festivals that same weekend.  All 3 are in Toronto and cover all kinds of popular music from Hip Hop, Rock, Folk to EDM.  Toronto is a world class city and these events solidify that.

Here are some amazing new songs that I'm loving and think might make your summer that much better.

Arctic Monkeys - 'Do I Wanna Know?'

Lorde - 'Royals'

Daft Punk - 'Lose Yourself To Dance'

White Lies - 'There Goes Our Love Again'

Frank Turner - 'Recovery'

J. Cole - 'Rich Ni#@as'

Foals - 'Bad Habits'

Half Moon Run - 'Full Circle'

Miley Cyrus - 'We Can't Stop'
*Twerking aside - this is the definitely song of the summer

Thanks for reading/listening,