In this special Holiday-themed edition of The GATE’s Media Box podcast, and to celebrate the return of the podcast, we're switching gears for an all-music format with five holiday songs to get you in the spirit of the season. Featuring Kate Nash, Lindi Ortega, Sleepy Sun, Sebastien & Katie, and Meiko.
The last five years have been a big deal for former Toronto-native Lindi Ortega. In that time the soulful singer has toured Canada, the United States, and parts of Europe--where she's currently on tour--she's been nominated for two Juno Awards, long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize, and recently she was nominated for the Indie Awards, and the list goes on and on.
Last night was a fantastic dip into the waters of this year's Canadian Music Fest, but it was pretty quick for me because of a few prior commitments. To start the night I was actually at a film screening for my weekly review column, but once I was out I headed to the Rivoli to wait for Lindi Ortega to hit the stage.
This is kind of a crazy week for me, and I love it. Later this week I'm screening Mars Needs Moms, and Battle: Los Angeles, both of which I'm moderately excited to see.