Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Ruby Slippers Playlist for August 2 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Only one coffee under my belt this morning, and already a list for this week's show.
First off, a tribute to all things New Pornographer, and then a meander through some music from old friends, including what I think is by far the best cover of Electric Avenue ever recorded.
And speaking of Woodhands, check out the new project by WH's Dan Werb and Maylee Todd:

Anyhow, here's the list as it stands.

Man...Neko Case
Miracle Drug...A.C. Newman
Moves...The New Pornographers
Trailblazer...The Barmitzvah Brothers
Conjoined...The Two Minute Miracles
I Will Steal You Back...Jimmy Eat World
Whatever  (demo)...Soft Plastic
Be Professional...The ACB's
Brokered Heart...The Acorn
I Need A Love Like That...Nut Brown  (finally get to play this! 3 times lucky)
Empty Room...Arcade Fire
Bomb...Band of Skulls
Electric Avenue...Woodhands
Robots, Master and Lady...Wax Mannequin
Way Down...Waxmen
Say A Prayer...Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown

Tis  it! There ain't no more.
And thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Ruby Slippers for July 26th 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

This is the Hillside weekend, and at least until Monday, last week's show featuring artists from the festival will be up at under Ruby Slippers's archive (click on the show on the schedule which will bring you up to the page and the mp3 of the show) Therefore, I have included a few other bands this week, but most of the playlist  is a compilation of new-to-me music.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I have putting it together!

Hacienda Motel...Pickwick
No Waves...Fidlar
Let's Spend the Night Together...David Bowie
Seven Stars Remix (Rheostatics cover)...King Cobb Steelie (from Hamilton/at Hillside)
John Drums...Grids
My Love is True...Monster Truck
St. Petersburg...Wilderness of Manitoba (Hillside)
Head On...Man Man  (a little different for them)
Can't Keep Your Mind Off...Data Romance
Killbear...Hayden (Hillside)
Swallow You Whole...Brendan Benson
Me and My Friends...Great Forest  (new EP)
Confidence...The Dodos
Shine of Her Moon...Basement Arms

That's it folks...and thanks for listening!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Ruby Slippers for July 19 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

The heat and high humidity have a good side and bad.  The bad, of course, is that those of us who spend most the regular day outdoors have concerns about sunburn, breathing and general lack of energy. The good side is that because of all the above, we can justify not going out, relaxing with a cold drink and listening to music.
So, here it is, the playlist a whole day early.  As promised, there are a number of bands who will be on stage at Hillside on the last weekend of the month, with a few non festival goers thrown in for good measure (who frankly should be at Hillside).  Not quite as much rock as usual, but it's that kind of day.

Sirens...The Pack a.d.  *
Stairway...Yukon Blonde  *  (not "To Heaven")
I Love You...Said the Whale  *
Robotic...Hannah Georgas
Back To You...Twin Falls
To Stay Here...The Young Benjamins  *
Sea Song...The Wilderness of Manitoba  *  (this is so very beautiful)
Shoulderblade...Reuben and the Dark  *
Heroes of the Sidewalk...Two Hours Traffic  *  (off the first album Little Jabs)
(Keep Eye On) Other's Gain...Bonnie "Prince" Billy *
Rut and Nuzzle...Snowblink  *
Creatures Great and Small...Aidan Knight  *
Just Joking (Basement Love Remix)...The Bloody Five
#2...AroarA  *
Paper Girl...July Talk  *

Wow, that's a lot of Canadian content. And there's lots more where that came from.
Stay cool and safe, people.
And as always, thanks for listening.

* Hillside performers 2013

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Next Week on Ruby Slippers

Hey everybody,

Next week, as promised, will be a show featuring some of the awesome people playing at my favorite music festival, Hillside, at the Guelph Conservation Area.  I have sussed out a couple of bands I was not familiar with, but thought it would be great if you, the listener, suggested which of these Usual Suspects you would like to hear.  So here's the list to choose from:

Diamond Rings
Colin Stetson
Bonnie Prince Billy
Said The Whale
King Cobb Steelie
Yukon Blonde
Two Hours Traffic  (never mind, I'm including them anyway)
Wilderness of Manitoba
YTST  or any others from the list on the Hillside website.

Email your heart's desire to  or comment after this post.

The festival, by the way is July 26-28 and there may be a very few tickets left, although if you are a SENIOR, you can still get a weekend pass for next to nothing.  I am so looking forward to that as I know this festival will be rocking on for years to come!

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Ruby Slippers for July 12 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

After much shuffling and reshuffling, here is the playlist for this week's show.  I have included some local talent and also some off beat stuff as well.  Enjoy!

Swing and a Misdemeanor...Oh No Forest Fires *
Say You're Sorry...Toy Box *
I Wanna Marry Your Mother...Stark Naked and the Fleshtones * (play the Garrison, TO July 19)
Cherry...Will Black and Velvet Revolver
Rock 'n Roll Records Aren't Selling This Year...Supersuckers
Hi...Xiu Xiu
Mother Nature Is But A Ghost...Sinister Trailer Park *
Not Your Fault...Race Against Science *
What Coes With Loving Me...The Retrievers *  (not the Sheepdogs
Eve...Get Up Alice! *
Shake...Tin Bangs *
Deep Water... The Magic *
Wild Street...The Crunch *
Hoshi Neko (Young Galaxy Remix)...YTST *

Next week selected artists from this year's lineup for Hillside Festival.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Ruby Slippers Playlist for July 5, 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

I don't know what it is about the summer, but you don't have to look far to find amazing bands playing awesome tunes and much of it is local!
It was with that in mind that I got busy and found some incredible stuff just for you that you may never have otherwise heard.  Chances are good this will inspire you to start your own search for new artists and become a music locavore*


Novocaine for the Soul...EELS  (not local but a good way to start)
Leopold Street...The Paper Kites  (Melbourne, Australia)
Mirror...Brunswick Project  (check them out on Soundcloud...writing a song a week for a full year)
                                            (and our first local band) *
What You Want...Bombay Bicycle Club  remixed by our very own  Darcys
Just Movement...Robert DeLong
Home is Where...Diamond Bones *
The Happy Parade...Oscillation *
You Slow Time...Basement Love *
Slaves...Eye The People *
Down The Spinney...Blackdog Ballroom * (Richmond Hill...close enough)
If You Feel Loved...Sexy Mathematics *
Mirror...Strawman *
Danse Cave...Still Life Still *
Into The Deep...Arietta *

If you have a band you would like to hear on the show, please shoot me an email.
So much music, so little time

And as always, thanks for listening

* Music locavore= committed consumer of local music