Zoinks Music and Books

toronto record store + bookstore

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An App That Locates Record Stores

If you’ve ever been in a strange city and wondered where all the record shops are then this app is for you. Its The Vinyl District, and yes Zoinks is listed on there.

Click here for links to both the Android and iTunes versions

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Anime Short of A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka

In celebration of Kafkas 130th bitrhday here is a short anime film by Koji Yamamura.

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The amazing Wanda Jackson will be playing at the Cadillac Lounge? Cool.


Wanda Jackson & the Rizdales The Queen Of Rockabilly Cadillac Lounge 9 pm, $35. July 5-6.

Toronto School of Art at Bloor and Dufferin

Toronto School of Art Comes to Bloor and Dufferin

Click here for more info

This Just In

Lots of great vinyl has just been put out, so stop by and check it out. Some of the artists include:


  • Kraftwerk
  • Talking Heads
  • Scott Walker
  • Blues Explosion
  • James Brown
  • Terry Riley
  • Kevin Ayers
  • Steve Reich
  • Muddy Waters


And plenty more.

Eleanor Friedberger

I’ve always been a fan of the Fiery Furnaces, so I was intrigued to learn, that Eleanor Friedberger (one half of the fiery furnaces) has a solo project. On top of that she’s playing a FREE show at the Horseshoe on Tuesday July 19th. Its free!!! So see you there.

Here’s a sample:
My Mistakes by Eleanor Friedberger

BIG on Bloor Festival

July 23/24, 2011 1:00pm – 9:00pm Dufferin to Lansdowne

Bloor Street will be closed to traffic between Dufferin and Lansdowne for a fun-filled family day with all kinds of vendors, arts, crafts, and fun activities, including two stages for live performers!

Local Patios to Check Out

Well, some sad news to report. Beirut Palace (the falafel place with the hookahs) is closed. This was my go-to patio in the summertime. Looks like I’ll be checking out some other patios in the neighborhood. So what else is there, you ask? Here’s a list of patios in and around Bloordale:

• Pour Boy (666 Manning) – Pub
• Hurricanes (963 Bloor) – Bar
• Madras Masala (796 Bloor) – Restaurant
• Mexi Taco (828 Bloor) – Restaurant
• Ristorante Roma (1090 Bloor) – Restaurant
• 3 Speed (1163 Bloor) – Bar
• The Roxton (379 Harbourd Street) – Bar/Restaurant
• The Abbey Pub (989 College) Pub

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