December Monthly Music

It’s the end of 2010! Holy crap! Music has been really wicked this year, but you know what, we here at Dork Shelf are kind of glad we’re on to the next round. We're excited for a fresh wave of newly made-up genres and themes. While this year held Kanye, teenage dreams, The Suburbs and more in priority, next year could have much more west coast chillwave bands, danceable Brit Pop and hopefully a lot more interesting local Toronto bands (wink).

November
Monthly Music

Really, what is there to do in November? It’s kind of a boring month, no? Maybe stressing out about Christmas is getting to you already? (And in that case, I say ‘oy.’) Dork Shelf can easily remedy this problem. Here are my music choices of concerts to feast your eyes and ears on as well as some hot new artists.

October Monthly Music

Now that the Toronto Film Fest is over, us entertainment suckers are getting itchy for new interests. If you want to turn to the music side of things, I can help with that. Besides taking September off here because I was just so distracted (yeah, sure), I've also decided to re-vamp this column. For the time being, I will just be discussing what is to be expected and enjoyed from the month in full.

August Monthly Music

Since when was summer this close to being over? I guess in the literal mist of this disgusting humidity, time has actually been passing. August will be a bit of a slower month for music here in Toronto, but that’s perfectly fine with me as I’m going to need my rest before the concert madness […]

July Monthly Music

So, did anyone make it out to North by Northeast (NXNE)? If you did, what did you think? Suffering from concert and new band withdrawal? Well, Monthly Music is back to remedy just that with some exciting music to pump up your summer. So, without further adieu… Three Toronto bands you should know by now: […]

May Monthly Music

We’re kicking off this music month mid-way this time, as I’ve unfortunately been sick with a cold. Sorry readers! But, it’s here now, and we will celebrate by taking these recommendations in stride and soaking them all up before June kicks some new ones your way (in fact, North by Northeast is coming up next […]

April Monthly Music

So, you haven’t had your Monthly Music fill in what, two months now! How does it feel? Did anyone go to Canadian Music Week? This month I’ve worked up a list for you that is perfect for your spring cleaning. From psychedelic rock to funk and pop, you’ll be moving and grooving straight into May. […]

February Monthly Music

Alright, it’s the second month of 2010. What do you think of this year’s music so far? I think it’s had a fantastic start, but hey, that’s just me. Anyways, while the concert season is hopefully nearing the end of that boring period where nobody tours because it’s to cold, there are still some great […]

January Monthly Music

Jessica Lewis returns for another edition of Monthly Music.  If you enjoy this feature, you can read more of Jessica’s musical musings at Round Letters. This month I’m going to try something different. After all, it’s a new year, a new decade. There is much to look back on and look forward to, especially in […]

December Monthly Music

Jessica Lewis returns for another edition of Monthly Music.  If you enjoy this feature, you can read more of Jessica’s musical musings at Round Letters. While most people are either avoiding or embracing popular holiday music at this time of the year, I’m here to tell you there is other music out there that can […]

November Monthly Music

Dork Shelf has decided to dip its toes into the local music scene with a little help from Jessica Lewis, writer for Exclaim Magazine and Broken Pencil Magazine.  If you like this column, you can read more of Jessica’s musical musings at her blog, Round Letters. Welcome to the first entry of Monthly Music! This […]

137 Uncomfortable Plot Summaries

postmodernbarney has posted a truly epic list of 137 uncomfortable-but-true plot summaries of movies, TV shows, and comic books we all know and love. Among my favourites: E.T.: Out-of-control pet causes mayhem, sadness. Big Trouble in Little China: Redneck trucker kills Chinese immigrants. War Machine: Alcoholic rich white man gives weapons to black man. Risky […]

Dork Shelf Podcasts Now On iTunes

The Dork Shelf Podcasts can now be subscribed to on iTunes. Our bi-monthly shows discussing all the latest Dork Shelf.com goings on featuring Will, Lucas and Jeff and an assortment of wild and crazy guests are now easier than ever to listen to. Just click the link below if you use iTunes and your subscription […]

Music Video: Homage to John Carpenter’s The Thing Using G.I. Joes

French music duo Cosmic Neman and Etienne Jaumet of the group Zombie Zombie have produced an awesome video for their single “Driving This Road Until Death Sets You Free“. The music video features G.I. Joe action figures in a stop-motion animated homage to John Carpenter‘s amazing 1982 horror film The Thing. Official Zombie Zombie Page […]