Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Ruby Slippers Halloween SPOOKTACULAR playlist October 30 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

This is it, the one you've been waiting for.

Ruby Slippers is carrying on the time honoured tradition of Electric Boogaloo's annual SPOOKTACULAR show for Halloween.

Gotta tell you, there is enough music for this show on the computer to fill another hard drive (yes, I have a problem) but this is the list I came up with.  Apologies to Warren Zevon. And Ghostbees.

When Time Will Slow Down ... Mother Leads * (new)
Awhoooooo...The Lad Mags *
Old Ghosts ... Jethro Tull (only wish they were Canadian)
Witch Convention ... david contin *
Strange Brew ... Cream
I Put A Spell On You ... Screamin' Jay Hawkins (how could I not?)
Cemetary ... Headstones *
Sick Of This Shit ... Evil Elvis *
Devil Inside ... INX
The Afterlife ... YACHT
Haunted BBQ ... Bat's Pajamas *
Horror Beyond Imagination ... Double Experience *
Ghosts of Love ... Jay Holy *
Spooky ... Vampire Bats *
Monsters ... Forest City Lovers *
The Accused ... Autumn Still * (new)
Monster Mash ... Boris Pickett et al (of course)

Yes, I know it's ambitious. Yes I know it's too long. Maybe Stylistics will be late...

Thanks for listening and remember: be safe out there.


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Ruby Slippers October 23 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

A week after Indie Week, a week before Halloween. Perfect time to preview new music and take a deep breath. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Tutti Fruiti ... New Order ft. Elly Jackson (new on)
Train To New York City ... Stowaway *
Elevator ... The Deadcats * (many of the tracks on this CD reference cats...)
Suddenly ... Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (lov this album)
Derealizing ... Frankie Cosmos (Kevin Kline's daughter) from the CD Quick Songs
Bad Man ... Rosie and the Riveters *
Electric Dream ... Clara Venice * (featuring a theremin!!!!)
Runaway ... Electric Youth *
Way Too Long ... The Joy Arson * (new! Exclusive!)
Too Fast For You ... Evil Elvis *
(I Liked U Better When U Were) Dead ... Artificial Dissemination *
My Heart is Pumping... The Subways
Funeral for a Drunken Bird ... All Them Witches
Houdini Crush ... Buke and Gase
Blowin' In The Wind ... Sultans of String *

See you next week for the yearly SPOOKTACULAR edition of Ruby Slippers.

And remember, we can't continue without listeners like you.

Thanks for listening


Sunday, 18 October 2015

Indie Week Sunday October 18

Hey Kids!

Indie week is over as of tonight. There is a final battle of the bands at the Mod Club to decide who is going to the international Indie Week, and a Karaoke night at the Bovine.

Another awesome festival, everyone a winner.

Will continue to play Indie Music on  Ruby Slippers, 7-8 pm CIUT895FM.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Indie Week Saturday October 17

Wow! Now the fun begins.

Most of the venues will be hosting the winners of the previous nights' shows as the excitement mounts to find the one band that will go on to the International Indie Week. Therefore can't really give you the full lineups but of the scheduled bands other than the chosen few, here's a sneak peek.

Again, any live music in this well curated festival will be stellar. Just sayin'.

REND/Return for Refund/Bathurst Station/Joy Arson.. Bovine

Skyler and the Brit ... Free Times Cafe

*Early Show* 1:30 pm Roseville Band/Feathers & Fangs ... Supermarket

Machines Dream/Victoria & Jean ... The Rivoli

Eli and the Strawman/Even The Trees ... Coalition

Tomorrow is all about the finale, the battle of the bands for the Crown!

Get out and support live music!

Friday, 16 October 2015

Indie Week Friday October 16

So now it gets really hard.

The Jays are playing. Ruby Slippers is airing at 7 pm. And there is all this amazing music in the city too.

Take a deep breath, be sure your running shoes are tightly laced.

Ready, steady, GO!

Olivia and the Creepie Crawlies/Second Pass and others ... The Bovine

The Falling/The Implications ... Cherry Cola's

Double Experience and friends ... Coalition

(Late night) with Blackdog Ballroom/The Maysides ... The Hideout

Roboteyes et al ... Nocturne

* Stellar lineup here: The Bandicoots, Honeyrunners, Gingerale and the Monowhales,
       Proud Sons, Zilis ... The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern**

Burn The Louvre/The Howll and others ... Supermarket

Chris Birkett/REND/High Holy Days, lots more (music incubator) ... The Rivoli

* Breached/SUMO CYCO/Dead Projectionists/Rebel Hero ... the Mod Club **

Pick one, pick all.

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Ruby Slippers Indie Week October 16 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Know why this week is amazing? First of all, the Jays did what they had to do.'s Indie Week in the city.

Wow, double whammy.

So get out there and enjoy live music to keep the party going.

Here's the playlist of some of the artists in town for the event.

Light/Work ... Mountain of Wolves *
Congratulations on Second Place ... Double Experience *
Call Me ... Chris Birkett *
Paper Planes ... Lost In Film *
Learning to Fly ... The Implications
Shadow ... Rend *
To The Curb ... Gingerale and the Monowhales *
Too Close For Comfort ... The Ocean Cure *
Tramps ... The Dead Projectionists *
Gatsby ... Olivia and the Creepy Crawlies *
Post-Romance ... Burn The Louvre *
Yolo ... Return for Refund *
Trust ... The Joy Arson *
No Excuses ... Breached *

So many more, not enough time.
 But there's always next week.

Thanks for listening and remember to #loveyourradio


Indie Week Thursday October 15

Hey ho, another run at Indie Week awaits.

This time the choice is greater, what with it being a Thursday and not having to sit glued to the TV to cheer on the Jays....

A couple of suggestions, although the full schedule is online. Check that out too.

Black Suit Devil / Feathers & Fangs with friends ... Lou Dawg's

Gold Complex/Burn The Louvre/Wormwood Scrubs ... The Supermarket

Modern Hearts/Proud Sons et al ... The Silver Dollar

Faceplants/Celebration Army and others .... UG3

Rend and others ... Cherry Cola's

The Ocean Cure and more ... Coalition

Decisions, decisions.

Remember, this week's show will also be entirely about Indie Week.

See you later.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Welcome to Indie Week 2015 (Wednesday October 14)

Hey everybody!

The fall is here, the leaves are dropping and so are the tunes.

It's Indie Week in Toronto and boy are there a lot of choices to be made.

For a full schedule breakdown check out the website: or just wing it with a little help from your friend.
(yours truly)

If this sore throat and all over achiness subside, here are some the bands I would be off to see tonight.

Return for Refund and others ... Cherry Cola

Lost In Film/Relic City et al ... UG3

Proud Sons ... The Rivoli

Skylar and the Brit ... Free Times Cafe

Black Rhino Riot ... The Hideout

Of course, "I'm only one person, Jim" so see for yourself. Loads more to come as the week progresses.

And there are also the films to see, seminars to attend, and the final battle of the bands as the week plays out.

Three cheers for Indie Week! (Silently, in my case, just as heartfelt though)

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Ruby Slippers October 9 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Happy Thanksgiving!

Feels good to know there is a little breather after the weekend and also to know that in the big scheme of things, we are revving our engines for excitement in the city. Go Jays Go!

Anyway, it's always good to just hang out for a bit and plot and plan how the holiday is going to roll out.  Therefore, here is the soundtrack to the beginning of your weekend.

(You are entirely welcome )

Such A Fool .. 22-20s
Bejeweled ... The Lad Mags *
Transparency is the New Mystery ... Marnie Stern (excellent title, no?)
(I Might) Smile ... Young Doctors in Love *
Swan Song ... Zoo Lion *
Soul Unwind ... Apostle of Hustle *
Tusk ... The Crystal Ark
Counting The Days ... Sam Roberts Band * (epic cut)
The Tamer ... Hollow Twin * (new from the west coast)
Found Blue Skies ... Pat Robitaille * (love this track)
Fear ... Mass Assembly *
Failure ... Pluto *
True ... The Operators *

Hope your dinner's good, the company better and a song in your heart.

Thanks for listening