by carl wilson

He Gets You on His Wavelength (But He Never Lets the River Answer!)

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Jonny Dovercourt with Kim Temple: Swiped from Aperture Enzyme with love.

Over the last five years, the Wavelength Sunday music series has been the throbbing dirty heart of "our thing," this Torontopia, this scudding, skidding creative cavalcade. This weekend, it celebrates its anniversary in its usual tear-open-the-circus-tent style in venues around downtown. Check da club guide and read all about it today in eye: "Before Wavelength, indie Toronto simply lived; after Wavelength, we loved." See also the recent interview in Torontoist with semi-retiring W'length honcho and mensch Jonny Dovercourt (also of the Music Gallery and Republic of Safety), and in features on a couple of this weekend's stars, like Owen "Final Fantasy" Pallett (the number-one name people come searching for on Zoilus, by the way - album review coming soonest) and The Creeping Nobodies (another quality Blocks band Zoilus has said way too little about, and recomm'd to fans of the Ex, the Fall, and fun).

While surfing the waves of Wavelength love, I also discovered that you should read about Somalia-born Torontonian K'Naan, who has become a protege of Senegal's Youssou N'Dour, and that reminded me to recommend this travel piece about mbalax nightlife in Dakar by my colleague Philippe Devos, which is one of the nicest reads I've had all week. Over & out.

Via Toronto | Posted by zoilus on Thursday, February 10 at 7:03 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (1)

 

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Rrr... I might be pushing up the count on the Owen Pallett searches. In my defence, I'm usually looking for stories you've written to recommend Mr. Pallett to other people curious about him.

Posted by Ron Nurwisah, Boy Reporter on February 11, 2005 3:50 AM

 

 

 

Zoilus by Carl Wilson