The Park Theatre Café is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a series of concerts. And since owner Erick Casselman has seen his share of bands at the venue, we asked him to tell us the top seven songs currently in rotation on his iPod.
7. "King and Lionheart," by Of Monsters and Men
If you want a fun, bright catchy tune, this is it. It's one of those songs that I use to de-stress with at the end of a long day, or just to escape for a moment.
6. "Full Circle," by Half Moon Run
A great moody song, after being around a packed venue all night, a great song to help you find that personal space.
5. "How Do You Like My Body," by Royal Canoe
Fun, groovy and very electronic. Something fun to listen to when setting up the bar for a show that night, and just looking to laugh and let loose.
4. "Lions and Tigers," by JP Hoe
Fun, upbeat and a song that sticks with you. Any time I hear a JP song and especially this song, I am reminded of packed houses, good times, great friends and enjoying the energy of the crowd responding to everything JP has to give.
3. "Winter is Coming," by Radical Face
The acoustic guitar beautifully contradicts the dark subject matter of this song. It reminds me of the empty space of the venue after a packed show, the absence of the sound and the energy of just moments before.
2. "Rum and Tequila," by Tom Fun Orchestra
From the first time I heard this song I have been hooked, and never fails to get my foot tapping. This is what I envision of the Canadian East Coast, great times, wonderful people and a party that never ends.
1. "The Fighter," by Gym Class Heroes
One of those songs I like to listen to, to get hyped up for the night, or before a show that might not be selling as well as you would like. It doesn't matter what's happening in the moment as long as you never give up, just believe in your dream, and your dream will become a reality.
Playlist is a regular SCENE feature that asks people to tell us what they're really listening to on their music players
Pictured above: Park Theatre owner Erick Casselman (Erick Casselman)