Posts Tagged ‘Black Sugar’

Stranded podcast #116

June 15, 2012

*Featuring more tracks from the ‘Smell My Finger’ re-issue by The Hard-Ons and interviews with Kim Churchill and Gumby from Benjalu, recorded backstage at Fortune Sound Club *

We start this evening’s show with some more tracks from the just-released ‘Smell My Finger’ re-issue by The Hard-Ons on Sydney’s seminal Citadel Records.   We’re going right back to the mid-80s when The Hard-Ons were first making waves for their infectiously catchy songs played at ear-splitting volume to punters in Sydney (and soon beyond).

Kim Churchill is back for an extensive Canadian tour and I caught up with this amazingly talented guitarist and young solo singer/songwriter, backstage at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver.  Kim recorded a limited edition EP of tracks in an attic in Montreal on his last tour and I feature a couple of tracks from this special release (including the beautiful number ‘Sarah’ that he played here in Vancouver at the memorial for the late Todd Simko).

Supporting Kim on his tour is Gumby from the band Benjalu, playing solo.  I also recorded an interview with Gumby back stage at the gig.  MG

The Hard-Ons – ‘Lollipop’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Buddies’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Squathouse’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Love Song For Cindy’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘School Days’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Fifteen’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – Keish’s New Song’ [AU]
Kim Churchill – ‘Season’s Grind’ [AU]
Interview with Kim Churchill Pt 1
Kim Churchill – ‘Sarah’ [AU]
Interview with Kim Churchill Pt 2
Kim Churchill – ‘Shields’ [AU]
Benjalu – ‘Another Way’ [AU]
Interview with Gumby from Benjalu
Benjalu – ‘By The Ocean’ [AU]
The Evaporators – ‘I Hate Being Late (When I’m Early)’ [CA]
The Evaporators – ‘Hotdog High’ [CA]
The Beladeans – ‘I Want It Now’ [CA]
The Beladeans – Broke Down and Dusted’ [CA]
Black Sugar – ‘Time To Go’ [CA]

Featured video:  Kim Churchill – ‘Season’s Grind’ (2012)

Stranded podcast #114

June 6, 2012

* Featuring a special on the 2012 Music Waste Festival and an in-studio interview with Vancouver hard rock band Black Sugar *

The start of spring is a wonderful time to be in Vancouver. As the winter damp and grey morphs into hints of summer seductions, the first of the major musical festivals transforms a number of local venues into the weekend of musical creativity and performance that is Music Waste. I feature a few of the bands playing this year’s Music Waste, including CiTR’s own Chrisariffic! To warm up the show I feature a few tracks from Chris’ old band They Shoot Horses Don’t They, before showcasing some local acts that you can catch this weekend.

Fresh alt-country from Australia’s The Yearlings follows, before we come full circle and feature a local band of a completely different style – hard rock. Vancouver’s Black Sugar has 3 track ep out and are gearing up an upcoming gig at the Railway Club on June 15. Vocalist Rob and guitarist Alex of the band pop into the studio to chat and play a couple of acoustic tracks live! Matt G

They Shoot Horses Don’t They? – ‘Emptyhead’ [CA]
They Shoot Horses Don’t They? – ‘Hiccup’ [CA]
They Shoot Horses Don’t They? – The Bugs [CA]
Chrisarrific – ‘Christian Witch’ [CA]
Yung Mums – ‘Cobra’ [CA]
The Ballantynes – ‘The Message’ [CA]
Brazilian Money –  ‘I Won’t Be Such A Loser’ [CA]
Brazilian Money – ‘Ovaltine In The Morning’ [CA]
Brazilian Money – ‘Can’t Live In A Vacume’ [CA]
Shuyler Jansen – ‘Falcon’s Wing’ [CA]
Nurse- ‘Airship’ [CA]
The Yearlings – ‘Butterfly’ [AU]
The Yearlings – ‘Distraction’ [AU]
Black Sugar – ‘Burning One Down’ (live in the CiTR studio) [CA]
Black Sugar – ‘Nothing’ [CA]
Black Sugar – ‘100 Ways To Die’ (live in the CiTR studio) [CA]
Black Sugar – ‘Pretty Women’ [CA]

Featured video: Brazilian Money (live) at BBQ Your Own Waste

Stranded podcast #108

April 20, 2012

*Featuring the Hoodoo Gurus 1984 classic ‘Stoneage Romeos’*

Hi Listeners!  Well, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to feature the legendary Hoodoo Gurus.  Their debut ‘Stoneage Romeos’ is a bona fide classic and I was delighted to stumble across a copy of the vinyl LP in the CiTR library.  This week is the perfect time to feature it as the reformed and still rocking Gurus have emarked on the ‘Dig It Up!’ series of shows in Australia where they are playing ‘Stoneage Romeos’ in it’s entirety.  And the gigs are a powerhouse celebration of garage rock with an impressive roster of bands invited to join the bill including Hard-Ons, Died Pretty, Red Kross and The Sonics!  Enjoy.  MG

Hoodoo Gurus – ‘I Want You Back’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Tojo’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Leilani’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Arthur’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Dig It Up’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘(Let’s All) Turn On’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Death Ship’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘In The Echo Chamber’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Zanzibar’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘I Was A Kamikaze Pilot’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘My Girl’ [AU]
Beautiful Girls – ‘Freedom’ [AU]
Beautiful Girls – ‘Let’s Take the Long Way Home’ [AU]
Beautiful Girls – ’10:10′ [AU]
Ash Grunwald – ‘Walking’ [AU]
Ash Grunwald – ‘Tear the Roof Off’ [AU]
Ash Grunwald – ‘Open Road’
Passing Clouds- ”My Angel Sarah’ [CA]
Carli and Julie Kennedy –  ‘Small Town Stories’ [CA]
Black Sugar – ‘Nothing Matters’ [CA]

Featured video:  Hoodoo Gurus – ‘My Girl’ (1983)