Listen

WFMU – The longest running freeform radio station which boasts a wide variety of commercial free shows.  It’s very easy to get lost listening to all the archived shows.  Dr Dan’s favourite shows include Sophisticated Boom Boom, Surface Noise, Three Chord Monte & Todd-o-phonic Todd.

Cha Cha Charming – The website of Sheila B, one of my favourite record collectors/dj’s, who’s 60’s themed website and all-girl playlists will make you smile.

Jakarta Records – Bangin’ playlists from a variety of artists, particularly Habibi Funk.

Flea Market Funk – All vinyl website featuring soul, funk, jazz, hip-hop and reggae playlists

The Wikazaru Podcast – Drink along with the Wikazaru podcast as they discuss a wide range of topics with interesting people.  Like them on facebook here.

Somewhere There – Musician-run not-for-profit that showcases some of the most unique and adventurous music in Toronto

 

News

The Telescope – Toronto based music blog that will introduce you to new music…. without the pretension of Pitchfork.

Okayplayer – Roots drummer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson has a website with enough content to keep busy until his next Storyville video.

 

Vinyl

Dust & Grooves – Think your record collection is good?  D&G profiles the most incredible record collectors in their record rooms.

Things I Found In Records – Just as the title implies, a killer instagram account dedicated to odd things found in records

LP Cover Lover – Weird and wonderful world of record covers from the golden age of LPs

 

Musicians

Jesse Stewart – My former drum teacher who is an amazing composer, artist, percussionist, educator and friend.

The Bad Plus – Ethan Iverson + Reid Anderson + Dave King.  no words.

Hayvanlar Alemi – Free Music Archive musician who’s song is used in the intro/outro of Not So KWYET Radio playlists.

 

Record Labels

Guerssen – Home of reissue labels Guerssen, Pharaway Sounds, Out-Sider, Sommor, and Got Kinda Lost Records.  My favourite being Pharaway Sounds which focuses on 60’s & 70’s Turkish and Iranian music.

 

Non-Music Things

POD PLANET – A great sounding podcast which proves that there are indeed people out there that are weirder & odder than you.

Atlas Obscura – A great bizarre travel website, particulary the 100 Wonders videos which you can check out here

MUFF Society Toronto – Championing Women in Film with incredibly fun screening/events at the Carlton Cinema in Toronto.