This week I'm playing the latest album from the massive Toronto indie rock collective Broken Social Scene. Hug of Thunder has 18 musician credits on it, and I thought it would be fun to see how far I could take the show along just playing Broken Social Scene and its associated acts. It turns out filling up an hour was easy-peasy so that's I've done, no particular rhyme, reason, or ranking, just an hour of awesome tunes.
If that's for some reason not your thing we've plenty of good music as well, including Deerhoof, Cults, and Hollie Cook, who is credited with bringing back “lovers rock,” a style of reggae music with roots in London that put simply, uses rhythms and lyrics to conjure up images of romance.
Left of the Dial airs Friday night from 9-11 and Saturdays from noon-2 on KRCU.