Midnight Looms

Midnight Looms

MUSIC FROM THE END OF THE WORLD

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April 28, 2022 89 min

We’re doing it again. An entire episode of music devoted to the memory of our host’s “real life hero”, TEVA HARRISON. If you don’t know Teva, she was and is an acclaimed AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR, POET, and CANCER ACTIVIST. Sounds like an amazing person, right? You have no idea. Teva was truly MAGIC. She passed away in 2019 and every year since, we’ve dedicated an episode of this show to celebrating her life. We explored TEVA’S RECO...

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It’s that magical time of year again. The day that, here in Canada, we celebrate CANNABIS LEGALIZATION. It’s a glorious thing, and on this show, where we celebrate music as art, you bet it’s an important day of the year for us. As we’ve done for the past 2 years, it’s gonna be a full episode of STONER JAMS. Music about and inspired by MARIJUANA. It’s gonna be a wild program. We’ve got a legit CANNABIS FARMER coming through our ...

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On with tonight’s musical therapy session! We’ve got just an incredible act here not only to chat with our host, GOBS, but also to PERFORM inside our PLAYDEAD CULT DIY concert space. They call themselves AUNTY SOCIAL. Their music is just truly next level. It’s forward thinking INDIE POP centred around coping with mental illness. It’s uplifting and inspiring. You can dance to it, and they are just such an amazing singer. She’s b...

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Midnight Looms is back on air after a big break. We needed that. But it’s great to be back on this JOURNEY-BY-DJ FOR ADVENTUROUS LATE-NIGHT MUSIC LOVERS. What an amazing artist we have with us to kick off this triumphant return to the airwaves. Their name is Dan Monkman. They were shortlisted for last years POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE. They make SHOEGAZE from an INDIGENOUS point of view. A sound that they describe as “MOCCASIN GAZE”. T...

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IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS. We’re running down the TOP 44 SONGS OF 2021, as selected by our host, GOBS aka MUSIC’S BOYFRIEND. LAST WEEK, we covered 44 through 22. Tonight we take you right up to THEE #1 SONG OF 2021. Gobs lives for music, and they put a lot of thought into this countdown. It’s the kind of thing they agonize over, but they’ve done their best to just be honest and put these songs in order based solely on how much ...

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This was a monumentally challenging year, but the music was amazing, so lets focus on that. We’re spending 2 full shows and half of our monthly CRAZY 88 SPOTIFY PLAYLIST to share with you what, our host, GOBS, considers to be the best songs from the past year across ALL GENRES of music because that’s what we do here. 

Expect NEW SOUNDS from CARTEL MADRAS and LEATHERS. 

CANADA’S FINEST are in the countdown, including APASHE, CAR...

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Tonight, we celebrate KRAMPUS. The dark side of Christmas. And we’re still in near disbelief about the guest we’ve got here to help us do it. If you live in Ontario, Canada, which is where we broadcast from, and you’re part of a GOTH or FETISH scene, you know this act. An infamous PERFORMANCE ART collective, and the organizer of the annual KRAMPUS BALL. The crew known as SQUID LID are on the show to perform inside our PLAYDEAD ...

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This month we’re doing four full episodes of HOLIDAYS programming, but it’s Midnight Looms so it’s not gonna be the usual. We can promise you that. We’re gonna do the holidays OUR WAY. We’re gonna do it for adventurous late-night music lovers. 

We’ve got one of our favourite people coming through to help kick off this month of festive specials. Our POP CULTURE correspondent, NIKKI SIN, is back on the show. Nikki always comes t...

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This broadcast happened to fall on the DAY OF THE DEAD so we decided to spend the entire episode doing something we don’t normally do. We’re gonna celebrate the lives and the music of great musicians that we lost this year. It’s a glorious way to turn a somber year of loss into a wonderful celebration of life and great art!?

Halloween is over for another year, so before we dive into the MUSIC FROM LEGENDS, Gobs drops one song, ...

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Our host, GOBS, lives for HALLOWEEN so our producer, Sophy, decided to throw them a SURPRISE PARTY in the form of Halloween song REQUESTS from our GUESTS. Tune in to hear spooky favourites from some of Canada’s best artists. ICE THA ONE, MAYA KILLTRON, ROBIN HATCH, SHANNON from ACTORS, LUCY from PARTNER, PERIL from PHANTOM HIGH, and SAM from AUNTY SOCIAL, all contribute selections to the party playlist. 

Gobs has the time of t...

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Alright who’s already in full HALLOWEEN mode? Show of hands :P Tonight we bring you a DIRTY ROCK N ROLL PARTY because there’s just something so fitting about filthy INDIE ROCK and Halloween. And we’ve got the perfect band joining us to bring that Vibe.  BAD WAITRESS is one of Canada’s rowdiest PUNK bands. They’re a Toronto based, non-binary, 4 piece, and they are inside our PLAYDEAD CULT DIY concert space to perform some tunes fro...
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WE LOVE HALLOWEEN. It’s the only holiday that we dedicate a full month to and that month starts tonight! We’re back inside our PLAYDEAD CULT studio space after a week off, still digesting food from Thanksgiving dinner, and our host, GOBS, is joined by a buddy who happens to write comic books. DANNY GORNY is in the place. Gobs chats with him about his SCI-FI, FANTASY, and HORROR projects while we hear a selection of his favourite co...
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This is gonna be a big show. In fact BIG is the theme for tonight. We’re focused on 2 things. The official launch of our new PATREON page and our special guests. Toronto INDIE POP sensations, MONOWHALES, are inside our PLAYDEAD CULT DIY concert space for a chat and a PERFORMANCE.  The original 3 members of Monowhales met in college where they attended music programs. They’re not only trained musicians but avid studiers of music an...
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Tonight, we’re gonna be opening up the REQUEST LINE and dropping this years SUMMER JAMS selected by YOU. And we’ve got a RAPPER coming through who’s just taking the game to the NEXT LEVEL. If you don’t know about CLAIRMONT THE SECOND, prepare to be blown away. Seriously! Clairmont is a fiercely independent rapper who does it all. He not only PRODUCES, MIXES, and MASTERS his own tunes, runs his own label, and shoots his own music v...
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If you’re like us, you wanna do something to help out your community during these hard times, but money is tight. Well, tonight, we’re joined by a guy who was in the same boat so he started up an org that has grown into a huge thing. DAVE SHELLNUTT is better known as THE BIKING LAWYER. He’s a cycling enthusiast (if not fanatic), who created BIKE BRIGADE, a grass roots org that helps deliver food and aid to people in need. That’s a ...
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We’re back after a week off and ready to blast into the “fall season”. We now have 60 episodes of this series under our belt. A lot of those episodes have GUESTS and even LIVE PERFORMANCES. BANDS, RAPPERS, DJs, PRODUCERS, CREATORS and ACTIVISTS have all graced our PLAYDEAD CULT studio space and it just so happens that exactly 22 of those guests make music. It was our amazing producer, Jane, who had the idea that we should do a FULL...
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If you can get down to some URBAN music vibes, you’ve come to the right place. Tonight, inside our PLAYDEAD CULT DIY concert space, we’ve got our first HIP HOP performance happening. Reppin’ Scarborough, RAPPER, ICE THA ONE, is in the build and she’s brought along her PRODUCER, HEYBOMBAY. They just released a new album, called MONSTAR, and they’re gonna perform a set of songs from it for a small crew of our fam who are just dying f...
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  Tonight we get to do something new. Our host, GOBS is gonna be chatting with a family member, who also happens to be a TIKTOK INFLUENCER with currently over 183k followers. But it’s not the numbers we care about. It’s what he has to say. MATT RAEKELBOOM is an ADHD LIFE COACH who’s just launched a WEBSITE that will be thee go-to place for people with ADHD who want to manage it as a gift instead of a curse. Matt demonstrates why h...
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Tonight, we’ve got our first in-studio DJ set in 18 months. DJ ME TIME christened the space back in Feb of 2020, and then something weird happened to the world and we couldn’t do in-studio DJ sets for a while. Well, it’s finally time for them again, thanks to a wonderful little vaccine. Rechristening this space is an important task so we’ve employed a true veteran to do it. HIGH VOLTAGE is back on the program. We give him the secon...
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We are back on air after 5 weeks vacation and stoked to start up a new CRAZY 88 PLAYLIST with you. The POLARIS PRIZE SHORT-LIST has been announced. It’s Canada’s most important music prize. There’s lots of ways to experience the 10 albums on that list. If you want a sampling of each album, we’ve got you covered. We did it last year and it went so well we’re gonna do it again. A Polaris short-list MEGA-MIX, featuring CADENCE WEAPON,...
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