I don’t normally use this space to recommend new apps to download for your phone, but I think this really is a must-have for my Toronto audience that likes to see live music. Do416 , the go-to event listings platform for culture forward Torontonians, and DoStuff Media are proud to announce the launch of the DoStuff App for iOS. The free app features the same great comprehensive event listings and expert Influencer recommendations found on Do416.to, and and introduces new mobile optimized features such as a map view and a redesigned profile page. The Toronto-based site are one of 16 cities across North America in the growing DoStuff Network.
It seemed serendipitous that LSTN Headphones recently got in touch with me, as I’ve got a bit of a thing for reclaiming wood for tech, while I’ve been dealing with some failing headphones this month. The LA company passed along a pair of their vintage-inspired Troubadour headphones, made of real, reclaimed exotic wood that is sourced from furniture and flooring manufacturers. Sonically, they’re full of great sound plus I don’t have to worry about tangling my cords. But I was drawn to this company for their commitment to giving back, as proceeds from each pair help provide hearing aids to people in need through Starkey Hearing Foundation. So far, they’ve helped over 17,000 people hear around the world.
Each week for the past couple of years I’ve done a post on Aux.tv called “Track Of The Week“; highlighting stand-out song from breaking artists. Last week, we took the concept a little bit further, opting for a playlist over a single track. As part of the “Trending Playlist” series, I highlight 8-10 songs on the Hype Machine charts and put them together in a Minilogs playlist.
What could be a great way to catch up on what happened each week on the blogs, check out my inaugural “Trending Playlist” post.
I lead off last fridays’ playlist with the latest from Death From Above 1979. Featuring the duo’s signature sound (pounding drums, heavy bass fuzz & howling vocals), look for “Trainwreck 1979” off the band’s upcoming release of The Physical World.
I’m looking for some new blood on Indie Music Filter, do you know of anyone that wants to contribute?
Since this blog started, I’ve been the main writer and contributor (for almost 4000 posts now), with the exception of a few friends and relatives posting a few posts, years back. Back in February of last year, I posted my original call out for contributors, which landed me some awesome music fans and now great friends, bringing new perspectives to the blog. Hoping to get as lucky as I did last time, I’m reaching out again.
What am I looking for? Again, I think I’ll know when I see it. I want you to get in touch. Hopefully, you’re obsessed with new music. Tell me what bands you’re loving right now, tell me why you want to blog on Indie Music Filter. Also, I’m leaning towards finding someone else in my hometown of Toronto.
Drop me an e-mail.
Keep in mind, I’ve shifted to a format of “To the point track features, videos, quick reviews and streaming playlists”, as it says in my header. That can be expanded too, but I’m just not looking for essays, people writing to be the “first” to hype a band, or negative reviews. In this never ending sea of music we are now all connected too, this site is to be a filter, a way to recommend new music that deserves to be heard.
I’ll be going through all the e-mails I received in the past as well and if that was you, don’t hesitate to drop me a line again.
Looking forward to hearing from you,