Hey kids-and welcome to December!
I don’t know about you but I’m very excited to flip that page on my calendar (yeah, I’m kickin’ it old-school with an actual paper calendar hanging on my wall). We’ve arrived at that magical time of year when smiles seem easier, folks seem friendlier, and when gee whiz it’s okay to let loose your inner child.
This week on Apt 613 LIVE we’re highlighting two very cool events taking place this weekend:
Fryquency is celebrating its one-year anniversary over at Mugshots this Saturday November 6th. They’re the folks behind a regular series of events that shed a well-deserved (and much needed) spotlight on otherwise underexposed experimental and alternative Canadian music. I sat down for a chat with co-organizer Rachel Wheldon to talk about what we can expect to hear and see at this weekend’s celebration.
We also sample a little somethin’ somethin’ from Tale of a Town. Charles Ketchabaw and Lisa Marie DiLiberto hail from the Toronto-based not-for-profit theatre and media company FIXT POINT. This year they’ve decided to pack up their ‘storymobile’ and embark on a cross-country journey: stopping here and there along the way to collect stories from local folks that they then transform into performance installation pieces addressing the heart and soul of each location’s history and ever-evolving identity.
Plus, as always, plenty of music from acts like Cocorosie, Motel Raphaël, Viva Mars and more (much more).
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the smooth dulcet tones of yours truly…and guests. I guess the guests are pretty smooth too.