Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I was given the theme “Robot Apocalypse” by Mano Amigo Brenda. After just finishing a whole Robot Apocalypse series where I feature collaborating artists from Robot Apocalypse, I decided to not play this album again but instead find other albums that fit this theme.
The two that I found just so happened to be AMAZING concept albums in their own right not and could be featured even if I did not have the constraints of a “Robot Apocalypse” theme. First we hear my favourite Our Lady Peace album “Spiritual Machine”. I’m not sure if this album resonates with me because I was reading this book at the same time of the album release or if the music is just so good that it is obviously that it should be my favourite.
The second album was a request by DJ Mattador. He suggested that I play literally any album by Radiohead. His preference was “The Bends” however due to the theme restriction I went with OK computer. This is probably the most genre breaking of all their albums and where a definitive shift in their music can be heard.
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Based upon votes by the Mano Amigoes, CKMS Board members and Mano A Mano DJ’s here are CKMS’ Top Rock Releases of 2016.
#3 – Holy F – Tom Tom
Above is our Beertown review Battle. Beertown is a great restaurant right in Waterloo Square. Although the above mainly talks about our most recent visit, we also talk about a few other great things that have gone down at Beertown.
Firstly, Beertown is doing a special cask night on Thursdays. On various Thursdays they are featuring different craft brewery casks. If your like me you have no idea what a cask is….well as DJ AdRock explains: it is kinda like a keg but it is a more natural way to brew beer that uses yeast to carbonate the beer instead of artificial carbonation. (something like that at least)
Anyways, all the technical stuff aside, it has a very smooth taste. We headed down to Beertown because we heard that they were having a Lake of Bays Brewing Company Sparkhouse Red Ale Cask on tap. AdRock and I decided to split up, I went in at dinner time with my family to dine and DJ AdRock went with the university crowd at night.
During the dinner time Beertown session, the first thing I ordered was the Fish Taco’s. This is a picture of just one, but you get two of these bad boys! I have always heard great things about these fish taco’s and they did not disappoint!
Before I ordered this I noticed it was right between the appetizers and the entrees so I thought that it wouldn’t be enough so I also ordered the Poutine. Food wise the portions were so good that I could have done with just one of the two of these but, I was glad that I did order the Poutine because it was soooooooo good also! I must be Canadian because I have been craving it! The food and the Lake of Bays Brewing Company Sparkhouse Red Ale Cask were both excellent. The dinner portion of the night was excellent! As DJ AdRock reports in the podcast, the evening was a great time as well; mainly spent drinking more of the cask. Make sure to follow @beertownph and @LB_Brewing to find out when Lake of Bays will have a feature cask at Beertown again!
If your ever in the heart of Waterloo and looking for an exceptional place to eat and enjoy your favourite Lake of Bays Brewing Company beer stop into Beertown!
And there is always the chance that Neil Osborne and the 54-40 guys might be there rocking out!