Picastro in Europe for a 10 show tour to promote their fourth album, Become Secret. Dates include headline shows and supports for Emily Jane White and for Broken Social Scene. TOUR DATES:

04.11 NL – Utrecht – dB’S

05.11 DE – Berlin – Westgermany

06.11 DE – Leipzig – Paris Syndrom

07.11 CZ – Prague – Final Klub

08.11 SI – Maribor – Gustaf Pekarna

09.11 AT – Graz – Forum Stadtpark (supporting Emily Jane White)

10.11 IT – Mestre (VE) – Flat

11.11 IT – Milano – Magazzini Generali (supporting Broken Social Scene)

12.11 DE – Muenchen – Kafe Kult

13.11 DE – Weikersheim – W71

14.11 NL – Amsterdam – venue tbc

BLOCKS RECORDING CLUB celebrates

Tomboyfriend’s Don’t Go To School Album Release

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

8:30 pm- 1:30 am

Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W, Toronto

Blocks Recording Club and the Gladstone Hotel proudly present

September’s Thursday Confidential featuring:

Tomboyfriend and Betty Burke.

FREE Show at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

Thursday September 23rd

9 pm-late

This Thursday July 15, join us for the release of “In Small Gestures So Huge Love Is Everywhere”, the new 12″ from Tradition. Its at Double Double Land with Alex Lukashevsky and BlocksRC co founder, The Blankket (back from LA).Doors at 9:30 @ 209 Augusta ave.Its a great new record. It’s a great venue. Its a beautiful neighbourhood. You can’t lose.

Tradition’s new summer jams are here.

Its a solid 12″s of quiet and powerful music.

Enjoy!

It’s also on iTunes, if you buy like that.

Toronto’s Best Kept Secrets:
Alex Lukashevsky
Party Time
Wyrd Visions and the E String Band
The Gladstone Melody Bar. June 24, 2010
10 pm FREE!
This will be such an amazing show!

Mantler/Monody

BRC062

Mantler, Toronto’s answer to Shuggie Otis and best kept secret has found the pocket again with the smooth, soulful and thoughtful Monody. Its far too engaging to call easy listening, but its easy to love. Look no further for your summer jams than the soul scorching In Stride  and the electro funk delights Fresh and Fair and Breaking Past the Day. I could go on. Every track is a treat. Junior Boy Jeremy Greenspan produces a few tracks, Owen Pallett arranges.

This is a limited edition 12″ vinyl run. ORDER IT HERE!

(Of course, the vinyl comes with a free digital download.)

BLOCKS RECORDING CLUB INVITES YOU TO “THE MOST EPIC MANTLER SHOW EVER – IN CELEBRATION OF THE MOST EPIC MANTLER ALBUM EVER”!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

8:00pm – 11:00pm

The Tranzac Club

with special guests Sheesham and Lotus

$10
cds/lps $15
($20 for admission + cd/lp)

Come and celebrate the long-awaited LP release of BUILDING BLOCKS VOL. 1!!

MARCH 25th, 10PM, FREE

GLADSTONE HOTEL, TORONTO

Featuring twelve original tracks previously available by download only, BUILDING BLOCKS VOL. 1 is a tasty slab of fresh Torontopian wax! From the thunderous post-punk of BRIDES to the decadent electro of SHADOW SELF, BUILDING BLOCKS VOL.1 features six smoking hot local acts!

Performing:

EMMA MCKENNA
PDF FORMAT
THE PINING
THE TORRENT
SHADOW SELF (DJ SET – DJ Ludwig Black)

On November 26th, Toronto-dwellers and passers-by get to see The Phonemes, Michelle McAdorey and Betty Burke perform for FREE as part of our monthly night at the Gladstone.  The show starts at 10PM. Stay tuned for more announcement about this Blocks concert series in 2010!