i(heart)music posts his list of The Seven Best EPs of 2005.
a soundtrack for everyone has a song-by-song review of Toronto's Ninja High School's "Young Adults Against Suicide".
From Blown Speakers has a thoughtful album retrospective(including some mp3 downloads) for Scotland's Idlewild.
Waved Rumor has links to a couple of interesting Christmas CD mixes to help you get a start on your own mixes.
According to The Diableros' website, they have some upcoming Toronto shows including:
Brooklynvegan reports that The Pogues are scheduled for a brief US tour this coming March, which reminds does anyone know when Stars' cover of The Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" is suppose to be released? According to this older Pitchfork news item, it was suppose to be a b-side to the "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead" single in the UK, although I can't find any info about when that single will be released. I would have thought that RIGHT NOW would have been a perfect time to release the single since the Christmas season's upon us.
Taking potshots at James Blunt is way too easy, but also way too pleasurable.