Top 5 Tuesday: Songs To Get You Ready For Fall

Soooo excited that Fall 2014 is just around the corner! Fall fashion, colourful leaves, Halloween, pumpkin pie, candy corn (we can’t forget the candy corn) …the list goes on! And what better way to prep for sweater weather than with some songs to get you in the mood for the season? Here are 5 songs to get you ready for Fall:

5. "October" - Broken Bells

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4. "Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground" - The White Stripes 

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3. "Harvest Moon" - Neil Young 

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2. "Fallen Leaves" - Billy Talent 

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1. "Autumn Leaves" - Ed Sheeran 

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Ahhh I love Fall! What are your fave things about the season? Fave songs? Drop me a note or tweet me!

Emily’s Music Recommendation of the Week: MILKY CHANCE

Recently had a friend introduce me to German indie-folk band Milky Chance and had to pass it on to you guys. 

Formed in 2012, Milky Chance is made up of singer/songwriter Clemens Rehbein and DJ Philipp Dausch. They have a very Reggae/ pop influenced sound. And usually I’m not too into the mellow, laid-back vibe, but for some reason, Clemens Rehbein’s raspy voice lures me in. It’s almost effortless.

If you’re into bands like alt-J, Kodaline or Gotye, Milky Chance is right up your alley. Give “Stolen Dance” a listen above and let me know what you think. If you’re into it, check out their MixRadio playlist here

Song of the Day:

Really into Fall Out Boy’s new song Centuries. It’s a bit of a change from the Fall Out Boy we’re used to - and I’m okay with that. Bands change, their music evolves..it’s normal. Can’t wait to see what this album has in store for us!

Top 5 Tuesday: Reasons to see Lorde in Toronto

As you may already know, our girl Lorde is hitting up TD Echo Beach in Toronto this week. Are you going? I hope you are. But, in case you DO need some convincing, here are 5 reasons why you should come party with Lorde this Friday:

5. Because she’s a 17 year old Grammy-award winning singer. Who doesn’t wanna party with a Grammy-award winning teen in the sands of Echo Beach?

4. Her outfits on this tour are fabulous. Girl is looking royal in that red cape: 

3. Her dance moves. You’ll regret it if you miss it. You know you will…

2. That sweet, sweet voice. This is her setlist from Philly. How can you miss singing along to Team and Tennis Court? And don’t lie, Royals is still your jam.

1. Everything about her is different - and that’s cool. There’s something mysterious about her that you’re probably still trying to figure out but can’t. She’s unlike any other artist her age and is probably more mature than I’ll ever be. I’m kinda okay with that. 

Conclusion: You need to see Lorde this Friday. If you don’t have tickets yet, keep an eye on my Twitter timeline towards the end of the week… ;)

Emily’s Music Recommendation of the week: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB 

If it’s one band I’m glad #NokiaAllAccess has introduced me to this year, it’s this one.

I discovered Bombay Bicycle Club after checking them out live earlier this year in Toronto. Their music is what I like to call experimental indie/rock. Almost playful. Take their song “Feel" for instance - it combines a bhangra-influenced melody with electronic bass & beats. Their music has a distinctive sound you just can’t forget.

"Carry Me" is the song that got me hooked. If you haven’t already done so, give it a listen. And if you’re into it, check out their MixRadio playlist here.

Platinum Tour May Have Converted Me To Country…  

I won’t lie, I’ve never been too into country music. The most country I’ll ever get is listening to Shania Twain’s Come On Over album when traveling in the same vehicle as my mother (she’s a huge Shania fan). 

But after experiencing Miranda Lambert’s Platinum Tour at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto last night, I really came to an appreciation for country. Platinum Tour may have converted me… Let me back it up and explain why. 

I met Thomas Rhett the day before the show for a quick hangout. He is theeee coolest dude! So easy to chat with - it was like talking to a friend. He even revealed his fear of spiders to me (we share that same fear, Thomas. Don’t be ashamed). After having such a great hang with him, I ooobviously had to start researching his music. And I found many of his songs…that I really, really liked. 

Seeing and hearing Thomas perform those songs live on Miranda’s Platinum Tour was a treat. He has a unique style of performing that I haven’t seen at a country show before. I Ioved it! Not to mention he’s got quite the energy on stage and such a way with the crowd. Youtube some of his live performances if you don’t believe me. He’s a good time.

Moving on to Miranda… all I can say is that I love how sassy she was during her performances. It was almost very…girl power-ish? Her bold attitude kept me intrigued. And it matched her new hair cut (which by the way, I highly approve of. Not many ladies can rock a bob cut like that)! I also really enjoyed how simple her performances were, which I didn’t expect. The majority of the time, she would just walk from stage left to stage right …but I WAS STILL IN AWE. Does that even make sense? She doesn’t need any antics to cover up that big voice. If anyone asked me if I would go to another Miranda concert in the future, I would reply yes, without a doubt. 

Were you at Platinum Tour in Toronto last night? Will you be checking out Miranda Lambert or Thomas Rhett in concert soon? Drop me a note or tweet me and let’s chat. Oh, and country fans - if you have any other country music suggestions similar to Miranda or Thomas, send ‘em my way!  

Here’s another one to add to your concert calendar:

Yesterday Usher announced North American dates for The UR Experience Tour featuring August Alsina & DJ Cassidy. This will be his first headlining tour in about three years. 

In a recent interview, Usher revealed that his 27-city tour will include many “surprises and special guests.” I LIKE SURPRISES, USHER. I LIKE SPECIAL GUESTS. My question is, WHO do you think these “special guests” will be? It’s all I’ve been thinking about since the tour announcement. So ooooobviously I’ve already started making predictions…

Drake: Usher DID show up at OVO Fest 2014. I wouldn’t be surprised if Drake returned the favour. I also wouldn’t mind. At all. 



Nicki Minaj: The duo have a couple of songs together including their most recent hit, “She Came To Give It To You.”



Ludacris: Because what’s “Yeah” without Luda’s verse???



Justin Bieber: Do I really need to explain this one?


Adam Levine: Both buddies/ mentors on the reality TV show, “The Voice.”  Can you imagine if this one actually happened? Bye. Game over. 


I hope one of the above happens. Do you plan on seeing Usher on The UR Experience Tour? Who do you think will show up? 

Here’s another one to add to your concert calendar:

Yesterday Usher announced North American dates for The UR Experience Tour featuring August Alsina & DJ Cassidy. This will be his first headlining tour in about three years. 

In a recent interview, Usher revealed that his 27-city tour will include many “surprises and special guests.” I LIKE SURPRISES, USHER. I LIKE SPECIAL GUESTS. My question is, WHO do you think these “special guests” will be? It’s all I’ve been thinking about since the tour announcement. So ooooobviously I’ve already started making predictions…

Drake: Usher DID show up at OVO Fest 2014. I wouldn’t be surprised if Drake returned the favour. I also wouldn’t mind. At all. 

Nicki Minaj: The duo have a couple of songs together including their most recent hit, “She Came To Give It To You.”

Ludacris: Because what’s “Yeah” without Luda’s verse???

Justin Bieber: Do I really need to explain this one?

Adam Levine: Both buddies/ mentors on the reality TV show, “The Voice.”  Can you imagine if this one actually happened? Bye. Game over. 

I hope one of the above happens. Do you plan on seeing Usher on The UR Experience Tour? Who do you think will show up? 

Emily’s Music Recommendation of the Week: HOZIER

Am I late to the Hozier party? I feel like I might be. 

Andrew Hozier-Bryne, commonly known as Hozier, is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Ireland. And if you haven’t noticed by now, he is blowing up! I’m calling it, he IS the next big thing. 

His music is different. His voice is different. It’s soulful. Engaging. Kinda haunting, if that makes sense. When I first heard him, he reminded me a bit of Lana Del Rey. Unique vocal range & clever lyrics that made me feel as though the music was from a different time. 

The man’s voice is unreal. Give his single “Take Me To Church” a listen (if you haven’t done so already) and let me know what you think. You can also check out his MixRadio playlist here. Are you into it? Drop me a note or tweet me and let’s chat. 

Heeey Miranda Lambert fans! #NokiaAllAccess and I are giving away tickets to see Miranda live in Toronto on September 4th. Sweet hookup right? ;)
Enter for a chance to win at: http://bit.ly/1pBECjE
Contest ends on September 3rd at 12 pm EST. See the link above for rules and more info. GOOD LUCK!

Heeey Miranda Lambert fans! #NokiaAllAccess and I are giving away tickets to see Miranda live in Toronto on September 4th. Sweet hookup right? ;)

Enter for a chance to win at: http://bit.ly/1pBECjE

Contest ends on September 3rd at 12 pm EST. See the link above for rules and more info. GOOD LUCK!