All posts by Jesse Daly

About Jesse Daly

Jesse is a music fan and sometimes musician who lives and works in Toronto. When she's not spending her days painting soundwaves or the house, she's at Yuk Yuk's downtown telling guests to have fun and not heckle. Can you believe people still heckle? Crazy huh.

Episode 75: Rich Chris

Ottawa’s Rich Chris has plenty of experience in a full band sound, but on his acoustic debut Tales of Nostalgia, things get stripped down. It’s a journalistic look back at all the ways we grow and change in our 20’s, with a quick paced guitar and pop-punk vocal as your guide. Great for a cottage road trip or a night of reminiscing, this simple yet effective release is fun, loud and pleasantly surprising. Get in the loop!

Episode 74: LoFi Mind

An ecclectic collective of adult contemporary pop rock is on the docket today with Lo Fi Mind’s Vol.2. There’s a little something for everyone, from country to new soul, beach vibes and groovy rhythms, and 4 vastly different vocalists bringing the full band sound to life. 11+ members at any given time makes for an intricate, complex array of arrangements that explore life beyond youth, the bittersweetness of love and the wisdom that comes only with time. Get in the loop!

Episode 73: Bike Thiefs

On today’s episode we have Toronto rock band Bike Thiefs and their most recent five-track recording “Lean Into It.” They bill themselves as quote “grammatically inept three-piece rock band,” but that’s where the ineptitude ends; it’s loud and messy, but it’s also heartfelt and emotional. Punk-adjacent alt rock with a biting attitude and strong poetry, it’s surely not to be missed.

Episode 66: Carmen Toth

There’s more than a few flavours in this pack of bubblegum. A mature take on finding strength and yourself after love, Safety Net is a take on 80’s pop, full of shimmering synths and catchy hooks but grounded in brutally honest lyrics. Ethereal, fun and edgier than her first release, Carmen draws on Kate Bush, Cyndi Lauper, and Stevie Nicks in this incredible, personal follow-up record. Find her at carmentoth.com and get in the loop!

Episode 65: Ink Sticks & Stones

Today we tackle the delightfully difficult to categorize Ink Sticks and Stone’s release All That Gets Left Behind. It’s a storyteller’s epic that weaves in classical piano, Chinese mythology, French waltz, and folk noir to create an utterly unique sound so get in the loop!