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Ricky’s Favourite Songs of the Year

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I feel like this year my list should come up with an asterisk, as I pretty much stopped absorbing new music when I had to take a 2 month work+fun trip in September to various parts of the world. Still, up until then it was pretty good. Here are some songs I really enjoyed this year in no particular order. Karen O & Michael Kiwanuka – O My Saint This track was penned by Karen O for some Kenzo commercial, …

Ricky’s Shows of the Year

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Here are my favorite show’s of the year. Due to travelling, I was unable to see all the shows, but that’s life I guess. David Byrne, Sony Centre My favorite show of the year, with so much creativity and thought put into each piece. There is simply no other show like a David Byrne show – armed with an empty stage, a gang of dancers and musicians and a stellar light show, the show makes you appreciate what a concert …

Song of the Day – Sundara Karma – One Last Night On This Earth

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I saw Sundara Karma two years ago at SXSW because I was too lazy to go to another venue and once again, my laziness was rewarded. The group, despite being new at the time, looked like rock stars and their Brit pop influenced songs definitely left a mark. I really enjoyed their album and was looking forward to seeing them make the big time. Well, they never quite achieved the success (at least overseas) that I expected, but now they …

Concert Review: Christine And The Queens, November 5, Danforth Music Hall

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With a simply fantastic show, Christine and the Queens danced and sang their way straight to the heart of everyone at the Danforth Music Hall on Monday night. Christine and The Queens is a French singer who first rose to popularity a few years ago with the song “Tilted” and you may or may not have seen videos of her performance on The Graham Norton Show which kinda went viral, I think Anyways, it’s been a few years and Christine …