I expect the new album by Nick Cave and Bad Seeds, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, to punch me in the face a few times.
Michael Epstein, the Motion Sick
Toronto becoming a mecca in the international dance party scene.
Mitchell Anthony Gomes, aka DJ Cryo, aka Cryogenetic
I am totally excited to hear Nada Surf’s Hey Lucky, Chris Walla’s Field Manual, Kelley Stoltz’s Circular Sounds and the Constantines’ new one.
Craig Laskey, ATG Concerts/Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
The new Metric album. I know it’s clichéd, but I kinda have a crush on Emily Haines.
Wordburglar (aka Sean Jordan), rapper, actor, comic book writer
Dan Broome, True North Records
A new Stokes or Nirvana moment, some form of awesome newness in rock or DJing that goes right for the jugular of the overblown nouveau dance music scene that is dangerously close to “fad” status. Seriously, I am one iPod commercial away from slitting my wrists.
Anna Von Frances, Pink Mafia don
Less drugs, more shows!
Dan Burke, booker at the Silver Dollar
The new release from My Bloody Valentine. I’ve waited 16 years – hell, what’s another few months?
Eric Alper, Koch Entertainment
The introduction of rocket cars, laser-shooting pants, man-made polar ice caps, more exciting touring (with Super Furry Animals, A Place to Bury Strangers, etc.), Coachella.
Brian Borcherdt, Holy Fuck