More exciting news!
I am now part of the ultra-hip community of young females at She Does the City!
She Does the City is an “imperfect life guide for women” covering the latest in fashion, lifestyle, news and culture. Content is geared towards young females navigating their way through the coolest happenings the city has to offer.
I’m taking care of weekly music posts, bringing you events, playlists, spotlights and more.
This website is a great fit for me, giving me the chance to emphasize the importance of strong women in music. Down with the overload of misogyny and sexism – and power to talented women doing their thing in a male-dominated industry!
Read my first article here.
Check back to She Does the City regularly, follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
After spending the last year building my way up as a music writer, I’m very excited to announce my newest positions:
Over the next four months I’ll be undergoing a crash course in what it takes to run Toronto’s number one cultural website. If I disappear until January, now you’ll know why.
Autostraddle: Canadian Music Correspondent
That’s right! The hip young website for lesbians, with an astronomical international reach. I’ll be writing all sorts of music articles, especially Almost Famous Canadians. Feel free to email me if you or someone you know is making a buzz in the music scene and would make for a great Almost Famous candidate.
A few years ago I was introduced to Magnetic Sound Studio’s in Guelph, ON. A beautiful studio for recording, a giant backyard for drinking, and of course the famous pinball room. Packed wall-to-wall with flashy retro pinball machines, where the owner, Dan Beeson, collects and repairs them. A collective of musicians was formed through this space, where they birthed the idea to record touring artists of all different genres, and make these live-off-the-floor recordings available to the public.
With the help of FACTOR Music Canada, the website was funded, and pinballsessions.com was launched May 31st, 2013. I’m geared up to be part of this project. As an editorialist, I get to listen to these one-of-a-kind recordings and create a written piece summarizing what I hear. Check it out, sign up for the newsletter, and enjoy the special sounds Pinball Sessions have to offer!
The Cliks finished off their BLACK TIE ELEVATOR tour with a hometown CD release in Toronto. They put on an energetic show, and Lucas had all the ladies swooning (myself included). I met Lucas after the show and congratulated him on all the success:
My latest Listen Queer article talks about the band’s 4-year hiatus, and how they’ve come out of it sounding better than ever. Check out the details here!
My next article is up! An interview with Jill Foster, resident DJ for Toronto’s sweaty hip-hop queer night Yes Yes Y’all.
Check it out here!
It’s here! It’s queer! Get used to it!
I’m so pleased to announce the launch of my music column: Listen Queer. It’s published through The Indie Machine; a Toronto-based multimedia music series that plays a discernible role in supporting local music.
The queer community exists on foundations of love, camaraderie and genuine support. As a queer musician, I crave to translate those conventions into my exploration of music. However, as I search to discover new queer music; I find myself dissatisfied. Every LGBTQ publication has their designated “Music” section, but it’s often solely dedicated to Elton, Ani, and the Indigo Girls. It’s 2013! Where’s the new blood!?
Listen Queer is about providing a resource to discover queer-centric music and events. Through artist interviews, event coverage and ongoing news updates – readers get an inside scoop on the queer music happenings in Toronto and around the world.
Check back to theindiemachine.com for bi-weekly postings, and follow @listenqueer on Twitter for all the latest. If you have any suggestions on music/events I should cover, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep it queer my homomies,