Sun 04 July 2021
Bill Cutbill Performing Live, In Public, This Weekend!
It still feels odd to be saying this, but this weekend, Bill Cutbill and the Schmoozy Lighters will be performing AMAZONAS live, in public, in person, at Houndstooth on College Street, Toronto.
YES. This Sunday 4th July, Houndstooth is holding the Tropi-Americana Extravaganza day event from 1pm-8pm.
"What is that?" I hear you rejoice?!
Well, it runs from 1-8pm. Bill Cutbill and the Schmoozy Lighters (Quentin Mitchell & Idious Carrie) will perform two different sets at approximately 4/5 or 5/6 pm. There will be an interval between the two halves, kinda like a swanky theatre performance, just without the red velvet curtains.
What else is happening as part of this wonder event?
ULTRA will be holding a pop-up selling all kinds of awesome goodies!
Collective Arts sponsored BBQ will keep your bellies full!
Hot dog eating contest hosted by Steve Goodtime.
Vinyl will be spun by Plastic Fantastic... and there's a party w/ love supreme.
Come out and bring the weather/good vibes with you. We all need it and Bill and the Schmoozies can't wait to perform for you.
Also, we're gonna be shouting about this more, but at the event you'll get a chance to pre-order AMAZONAS on vinyl... yes, AMAZONAS is coming to vinyl. If you choose to pre-order there are some exclusive goodies for you and free delivery within Toronto, so yeah, come down and commit to the bit.
Jun 12, 2021
Idious Carrie 'O' is Everywhere now!
Idious Carrie's O (SS112) is now available to stream everywhere!
"O, as the letter implies, is a container of... multitudes, a lens to peer through — but it’s also a bending of time, the future reaching back to commune with the past, recognizing itself within itself. Through it, Idious Carrie retrieves the resilient, unbroken thread holding together her life despite the chaos: ‘Into the rest of time / You’ll find me alright.’”
Jun 11, 2021
Idious Carrie's Road to 'O'
Idious Carrie has joined the media merry-go-round ahead of the release of her debut double A single, 'O', which arrives worldwide tomorrow!
Havin' a Chat is a podcast by Alex Spears; a lovely chap who held a really beautiful conversation with Idious, giving a unique insight into the inspiration behind the two tracks that make up the release (9 Lives and The World as a Loose Garment).
We've embedded the podcast episode for your listening pleasure, so get your ears around that but... if that leaves you with a thirst for more... don't worry that soft little head of yours because more is on the way!
ULTRA (your favourite local scene zine) will be premiering 9 Lives on their brand spanking new radio show which aires from 6pm tonight (Friday 11th June) via trueconnection.fm. You can also read a fantastic article on Idious Carrie's release in the latest issue of ULTRA Mag. Thanks to Marko Cindric for his articulate words about the release.
Well there you go! Don't sleep on it - grab yourself a cup of tea and immerse yourself in the Tkaronto arts scene.
Jun 08, 2021
Toronto Music Scene Documentary - Screening and VIP Q&A!
Have you heard about No Tickets At The Door? It's the ultimate Toronto music scene documentary; a film by Danny Alexander that explores the ups and downs of musicians and the venues that serve them in our local community.
The documentary has been making waves since its premiere at Hot Docs cinema, and this Thursday 10th June 2021 at 7PM will be streamed online, co-presented by Wavelength Music Series and Exclaim! The screening will be followed by a Q&A panel featuring Idious Carrie.
No Tickets At The Door examines the importance of music communities in the modern age and what is at stake if a city is no longer hospitable towards them. It gives the audience a chance to meet the talented indie musicians, promoters and venues that are fighting to survive and persevere amid the ongoing lockdown and the overwhelming effects of gentrification.
The documentary will be streaming online this Thursday 10th June 2021 at 7PM. RSVP here or browse the links below for more information.
May 20, 2021
Idious Carrie Announces Double A Single: O
And you thought it was just another day!
Idious Carrie will be releasing "O" on June 12th via Safe Sounds (SS112). The beautiful double-a side single will be Idious' first solo stuff to hit all the streaming platforms, so baby you had better be ready. You can pre-save the work of this wonderful human being now!
There's so much to say but we're going to bite our lip and keep schtum so we don't give away all the secrets and surprises in one go, but let's just say there's more to come! Be sure to keep those eyes peeled and follow Safe Sounds on channels like Instagram, YouTube and Facebook so you don't skip a beat.
Here's to summertime!