Stranded podcast #152

May 18, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-152/

* Featuring an interview with Alex Alegria, director of the Mariachi Festival Canada *

Chris Basarba of Basone Guitars has been filling me in of late about the history of Vancouver punk and hardcore and one of the bands he’s recommended is Sparkmarker.  I tracked down an archived recording of Sparkmarker playing ‘Live At Thunderbird Radio Hell’ on CiTR in 1991 and you can hear the song ‘Courage’ from this session at the top of the show.

This Saturday Vancouver plays host to the Mariarchi Festival Canada.  Alex Alegria, founder  of the festival, phones through today to inform the listeners about the origins of Mariarchi music in Mexico and to tell of his journey from busking as a new immigrant in Vancouver, to leader of Mariachi Los Dorados and hard-working festival director.

Sadly, one of Canada’s most impressive indie bands, The City Streets, is calling it a day, but not before releasing their swan-song LP ‘Pretenders’.  You can hear three tracks from this record on the show today.  MG

The Mark Of Cain – ‘Tell Me’ [AU]
The Mark Of Cain – ‘Contender’ [AU]
Sparkmarker – ‘Courage’ (live) [CA]
The Evaporators – ‘I’m Going To France’ [CA]
The Evaporators – ‘Nardwuar v Mikhael Gorbechev’ [CA]
The Evaporators – ‘Winnipeg 64’ [CA]
Interview with Alex Alegria Pt 1
Mariachi Los Dorados – Guardlajara [CA]
Interview with Alex Alegria Pt 2
Mariachi Los Dorados – ‘La llorona’ [CA]
Mariachi Los Dorados – ‘Espana Cani’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘One Last Moment Sometimes’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘White Lies’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘Pretenders’ [CA]
Ok Vancouver OK – ‘At Home In The Garden’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Camping’ [CA]
The Mark Of Cain – ‘LMA’  [AU]

Featured video – Mariachi Los Dorados – ‘La Boa’ (live) [2011]

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