Our SXSW man from Toronto Jim, shares his Top Tens for 2019


1. J.S. Ondara. - Tales of America
2. Illiterate Light - Illiterate Light
3. Pottery (EP) - No1
4. Sam Fender - Hypersonic Missiles
5. Fontaine's DC. - Dogrel
6. Crushed Beaks. - The Other Room
7. Penelope Isles. - Until the Tide Creeps In
8. Electric Guest -  Kin
9. Cigarettes after Sex - Cry
10. Teskey Brothers -  Run Home Slow

Tons of new albums that really grabbed me this year and was difficult to choose 10...also really enjoying new albums by Elbow, Marika Hackman, Hatchie, Regrettes, Ride, Black Pumas, Julia Jacklin, Michael Kiwunuka, Brittany Howard..

Top non festival shows

Sadly...due to alot of "life gets in the way" reasons...not a long list of non festival shows

1. Teskey Brothers - Horseshoe
2. Fontaine's DC / Pottery - Phoenix
3. Bryan Ferry - Sony ctr
4. Ride - Danforth Music Hall
5. ELO -  Scotiabank Theatre
6. Kindness -  Garrison
7. Hot 8 Brass Band - Yorkville Ave

Festival Shows 

A lot longer list. SXSW 2019 was a beauty..especially when you look back at the list of bands we saw. (these are all SXSW 2019 shows)

1. Illiterate light (3 shows)
2. Pottery
3. J.S. Ondara
4. Sam Fender
5. Fontaine's DC
6. Broken Social Scene
7. Black Pumas
8. Yola
9. Grace Carter
10. Yola

Have to include .....Dylan Cartridge, Roe, Beth's, Heart Bones, Comet is Coming, and the Snuts.

Favorite track of the year - Illiterate light. " Better Than I Used To"