Delivered with Love
Bahamas, aka Afie Jurvanen, might've found the way to curb music piracy: hand-deliver your albums to fans via Craigslist. Last week the mellow singer/songwriter posted an ad for his new record, Bahamas Is Afie, on the popular classified ad website, selling just three vinyl copies for $20 each ahead of the August 19 release date. The accompanying photo showed him straight-faced in a hoodie, holding the album. One of the successful buyers was Katie Fotheringham, whom Jurvanen met in a Toronto baseball field to hand over the sonic treasure.
Gibb's Gay Goth Scene
Zine collectors take note: the Hidden Cameras' Joel Gibb has released a new issue of Gay Goth Scene, available at Printed Matter in New York City. Gibb originally and anonymously made two editions of the black-and-white zine with artist Paul P in the early 00s under the noms de plume Raven and Bones. The 24-page third edition is the first GGS in over a decade and costs $8. Fun fact: the band has a song of the same name on current album Age. printedmatter.org/events/231
New Club Alert
Kensington Market gets another dance-and-drinking establishment with the opening of Coalition, at 349a College. The lounge will feature weekly DJ nights, including She Like Hip-Hop Fridays (hip-hop, R&B and soul) and United Saturdays (top 40s and house), plus various DJs on other nights of the week. See music listings for details. coalitionlounge.com