Say hello to the weekend, my friends, because it is upon us. Before you pack an overnight bag and head off on a quick trip out of state or whatever, give me two seconds to tell you that The Sadies are coming to Chicago TWICE next month. They have earned the reputation of being Canada’s best live band, which is saying something when Arcade Fire is one of your biggest competitors. In other words, you probably won’t want to miss them when they come through town. July 7th they’ve got a show at Schuba’s. Tickets are $14 and can be bought here. On July 9th, they’ll be playing a FREE show at Millennium Park with James Vincent McMorrow. Just show up at that one if you want as there’s no tickets involved. If you’re wondering what The Sadies sound like, I’ll definitely recommend the mp3 below for a taste. In this set I’ll also recommend songs from Deap Vally, James Apollo, Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier, Ranch Ghost, Seatraffic, Sic Alps and Suit of Lights. In the Soundcloud section stream new stuff from Dispatch, Iron & Wine and Nguzunguzu. Have a great weekend!

Bailterspace – No Sense

Chew Lips – Do You Chew? (Lieke Remix)

Deap Vally – Gonna Make My Own Money

Dumbo Gets Mad – Marmelade Kids (Sun Glitters Remix)

Garrison Starr and Jason Karaban – Everything Is in Your Hands

James Apollo – The Days

Koko Beware – Beach Babe

Laetitia Sadier – There Is A Price to Pay for Freedom (And It Isn’t Security)

Ranch Ghost – The Water

The Sadies and Andre Williams – I’ll Do Most Anything

Seatraffic – Crimes

Sic Alps – Glyphs

Strip Steve ft. Puro Instinct – Astral Projection (KiNK Instrumental)

Suit of Lights – The Human Beings

Thee Swank Bastards – Getaway Car

Yes…Pink Pink – Seize Me


Dispatch – Josaphine

GHXST – Black Camaro

Iron & Wine – Trouble (Little Feat cover)

K Theory – Notorious (Notorious B.I.G. cover)

Nguzunguzu – Delirium

Paaniq – Dictator’s Greatest Speech