Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 30th 2009

Double length show, since the Radio Boys in the Shortwave mystery aren't around. Megan joined me to co-host. I'm still battling an ear infection and some coughs, but I'm getting better.
Seizure Salad should be playing on the show soon, hopefully next week although it might be later this month.

Ahna - Track 1 (S/T CD-R)
Tortoise - Gigantes (Beacons of Ancestorship)
Sonic Youth - Anti-Orgasm (The Eternal)
Liars - You Know I Hate Stupid Phones (We No Longer Knew Who We Were)
HEALTH - Die Slow (Die Slow 7")
Joan of Arc - Life Sentence / Twisted Ladder (Flowers)
Television - See No Evil (Marquee Moon)
Stamina Mantis - Gerbils Vs. Sound Experiments (Sexual Cannibalism A-OK!)
Nu Sensae - Don't Panic (The Emergency Room vol 1)
Huggy Bear - Shaved Pussy Poetry (Taking the Rough With the Smooch)
Lemon Bear - Track 1 (Light Bright)
Endangered Ape - Tales of Survivalist Horror, Part 2 (Ape Shall Not Kill Ape)
Oneida - It Was a Wall (Rated O)
Magik Markers - Don't Talk In Your Sleep (Balf Quarry)
Ex-Models - Headlines (Chrome Panthers)
The WPP - Let's See a Little Less Standing Around and a Little More Jumping Outta Cakes + You're Never Too Old to be Burned to Death in a Fire (He Has the Technology)
Dinosaur Jr - I Want You To Know (Farm)
Women - Shaking Hand (Women)
Gliss - Morning Light (Devotion Implosion)
Flipper - Way of the World (Album: Generic)
Swell Maps - Midget Submarine (A Trip to Marineville)
Suicide - Frankie Teardrop (Suicide)
Arab on Radar - Molar System (Queen Hygiene II)

Here's the tape label we talked about on the show: Bart Records. Tell Kevin that Devin sent you. Or not, whatever, just buy a tape, pal!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

June 23rd 2009

Still sick, but I'm recovering. Antibiotics, finally! It's only been a month...

Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications (Further Complications)
Jeremy Enigk - Late of Camera (OK Bear)
The Antikaroshi - Downtown (Crushed Neocons)
Endangered Ape - Whites of My Eyes (Ape Shall Not Kill Ape)
Silkworm - The Old You (Italian Platinum)
The Ergs! - Blockhead (Under the Influence 7")
Sonic Youth - Calming the Snake (The Eternal)
Sex Negatives - Processing Plant, side A (Processing Plant 7")
Azeda Booth - Squall (Tubtrek EP)
Dinosaur Jr - Imagination Blind (Farm)
Stamina Mantis - Pink Eye (Blood Klub 7")
Helium - Superball (The Dirt of Luck)
Melt-Banana - Pain in Ash (Split 7" w/Young Widows)
Polvo - Beggar's Bowl (In Prism)

Sled Island picks coming soon, check back! Make sure to see Obits, Liars, HEALTH, and tomorrow's Fake Jazz Wednesday noise rock show at Broken City!

OK, here are my picks for Sled Island. Trust me -- in addition to this radio show, I'm also a record store clerk and I've been published in a few magazines around Alberta and Vancouver (+20 music dork loser points)

-Fake Jazz Wednesday - Space Rabies, Shearing Pinx, Ahna, Zebra Pulse, and Stamina Mantis at Broken City. 10:30 PM

-The Gift Eaters, Nu Sensae, Neckbeards, and Friendo at Tubby Dog. 9PM.
-The Coathangers, These Arms are Snakes, and Monotonix at the Distillery. 10 PM.
-Whatever the hell is going on at the Legion. King Khan and BBQ Show, Japanther, Japandroids (VERY loud live), whoever the secret guests are. I've heard rumours of Andrew WK and Anvil, so if you're drunk enough to tolerate neanderthal music (no, I do not like metal in the slightest), have a blast!

-Monotonix at Tubby Dog. 5 PM. Seriously.
-Liars and the Breeders at the Main Stage, Olympic Plaza. 8:30 PM.
-Mt Analogue, Mt Royal, Puberty, Twin Crystals, and HEALTH at the Marquee Room. 10-2 AM.
-Obits, Women, O'Death, and These Arms are Snakes at the Legion. Pretty much Midnight onwards. I'd absolutely torn between this and the Marquee Room show ... I think you'll see me at the Marquee Room on Friday.
-Also, tune in to Chad's "My Allergy To the Fans" to hear a live set from Colin Newman's band, Githead! 2-4 PM on CJSW 90.9 FM. I was lucky enough to speak with Colin Newman for about 45 minutes over the phone last month, he's quite the guy.

-Githead at Local 510. Sometime between 10 AM and 3 PM. BeatRoute "hangover" breakfast -- try and locate the writers you disagree with and drink them under the table before noon. Me, I'm on antibiotics, so our drinking contest will have to wait.
-Obits, Lucid 44, Sharp Ends, Wicked Awesomes, and Bayonets!!! at Broken City. 10 PM. Obits are appx. 11:30, and you WILL see me drooling right at the front, probably staring at Rick Froberg. Hey, Yank Crime is one of my five favourite records of all time, and Obits are pretty awesome, so I kinda HAVE to see Rick Froberg at some point.
-Liars and Lint at Dickens pub. 11 PM.
-Githead, HEALTH, Holy Fuck, The Sublinguals, and Women at the Warehouse. 9 PM. Why this is scheduled at the same time as Liars and Obits, I will never know.

-SECRET. I'm sorry, I can't tell you. There's a ton of amazing stuff going on, but you're going to have to find out from somebody in person.

Be sure to check out the festival schedule to make sure you can catch what you want. These are just my recommendations based on my own taste, and what I play on Each One Teach One. You're bound to find me at almost all of these shows, and if we share taste in music (hell, you're reading this blog), I'll be glad to see you out there as well.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June 16th 2009

Hey pals... somehow I'm STILL fighting being sick -- this cough and sinus combo will just NOT go the hell away! Regardless, here's the playlist. Hope you've had a good day, in spite of the thunder & rain that was blastin' away all afternoon.

Sun Araw - Horse Steppin' (Beach Head)
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Born On a Day The Sun Didn't Rise (Eating Us)
Cave - Made in Malaysia (Psychic Psummer)
White Lung - Therapy (The Emergency Room, Vol. 1)
Oneida - 10:30 at the Oasis (Rated O)
Akron/Family - MBF (Set 'em Wild, Set 'em Free)
The Ostrich - Don't Rock (Pizza Records Party Pack 7")
Sonic Youth - What We Know (The Eternal)
Eric's Trip - I'm So Near Here (Gordon Street Haunting)
Cadeaux - Survivor (Physical City)
So Many Dynamos - New Bones (The Loud Wars)
Drive Like Jehu - Spikes to You (Drive Like Jehu)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June 9th 2009

Six Finger Satellite - Rabies (Babies Got The) (Severe Exposure)
Endangered Ape - Ghost Countdown (Ape Shall Not Kill Ape)
Church of the Very Bright Lights - Bad Decisions (Pagoda Faults)
Twin Crystals - Trinity (Separate Birth)
HEALTH - Die Slow (Die Slow 7")
Mika Miko - Turkey Sandwich (We Be Xuxa)
Crocodiles - I Wanna Kill (Summer of Hate)
The Clean - Tally Ho (Anthology)
Wolf Eyes - Cellar (Always Wrong)
Blue Sabbath Black Fiji - Censlachtingtonshws Onder Het Bet (Gemini)
Sonic Youth - Antenna (The Eternal)
Magik Markers - The Lighter Side of... Hippies (Balf Quarry)
Shearing Pinx - Condestruct (Ultra Snake)
Pterodactyl - No Sugar (Worldwild)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June 2nd 2009

Just as soon as I recover from having a cold in Vancouver, I manage to catch the flu. Nathan, from Mental Brain Thoughts (Sundays 3-7 AM) filled in tonight, and man oh man, that Lightning Bolt Peel Session melts my brain every time I hear it (and not just because they're one of my favourite bands of, uh, ever). Thanks very much for the fill, Nathan!

Lightning Bolt's Peel Session:
-2 Morrow Morrow Land
-On Fire
-Dracula Mountain
-Dead Cowboy
-30,000 Monkies
Burning Star Core - When the Tripods Come (Operator Dead... Post Abandoned)

I should be back behind the board next week, so long as I don't manage to catch the plague. Boy, I miss being healthy. Having a fever of 103.5 is no fun.