Posts Tagged ‘Chris-a-riffic’

Podcast #324

February 3, 2018

Featuring Waterford, Caiti Baker, Kellarissa and more

78-Saab – ‘One Of These Days’ [AU]
Sidewinder – ‘Not Coming Home’ [AU]
East Row Rabble – ‘Aliens In My Brain’ [AU]
Waterford – ‘Charades’ [AU]
Pink Tea – ‘smoko’ [AU]
Caiti Baker – ‘Rough Old Town’ [AU]
Fletcher Gull – ‘Light Up’ [AU]
Kellarissa – ‘Ocean Electric’ [CA]
Chris-a-Riffic – ‘Fresh Bruise’ [CA]
Theresa Michelle Mohr – ‘Fox Tracks’ [CA]
The Alkemist – ‘The Moment’ [CA]

This week we debut new tracks from two Canberra bands – the single ‘Aliens in my Brain’ by funk/ska/blues/soul Canberra band East Row Rabble, featuring Ben Drysdale (we interviewed Ben way back in 2010 when he was visiting Vancouver!) and ‘Charades’ by long-running quality indie band Waterford. We also introduce listeners to Northern Territory-based r&b/soul artist Caiti Baker, Toronto-based Australian ex-pat Fletcher Gull and Theresa Michelle Mohr of northern BC.

Podcast #323

January 24, 2018

Young Charlatans – ‘Shivers’ [AU]
Thought Criminals – ‘More Suicides Please’ [AU]
The Lipstick Killers – ‘Hindu Gods Of Love’ [AU]
Cog – ‘The Middle’ [AU]
Hex – ‘Runes / Ruins’ [NZ]
Kardajala Kirridarra – ‘Abala Barlawa’ [AU]
Miss White Spider – ‘Blue Moon’ [CA]
Milk and Bone – ‘Deception Bay’ [CA]
Faith Healer – ‘& Waiting’ [CA]
Chris-A-Riffic – ‘I Was At The Height Of My Powers’ [CA]
storc – One Women, Two Eyes

Cog are back! This Sydney-based progressive rock trio were prominent on the live circuit in the early 2000s before going on hiatus seven years ago. We air their new powerful and slow-burning single this week’s show.

Also featured this week is a stunning ambient track from Kardajala Kirridarra, a collaborative project between women of the community of community of Marlinja, NT and Melbourne-based producer Beatrice ‘Nalyirri’ Lewis.  We’re also delighted to introduce listeners to an electronica artist based in Williams Lake, BC, named Miss White Spider. You can hear the lead-off track ‘Blue Moon’ from new album Butterfly, which as her bandcamp site describes, is a prime example of Miss White Spider’s music ‘sharing and dreaming, yearning and showing up’.

Podcast #322

January 20, 2018

Featuring The Victims, Chris-a-riffic, Camp Cope and more

Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Be My Guru’ [AU]
Hard-Ons – ‘Bye Bye Girl’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘Television Addict’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘Charlie’ [AU]
Camp Cope – ‘The Opener’ [AU]
Jen Cloher – ‘Lost Myself’ [AU]
Chris-a-riffic – ‘Memorial Cup’ [CA]
The Courtneys – ‘Silver Velvet’ [CA]
storc- ‘Said It All’ [CA]
Perpetuals – ‘I’ [CA]
Pill Crusher – ‘Vaccine’ [CA]
Yellow Jacket Avenger – ‘No Chorus Here’ [CA]
Blessed – ‘Body’ [CA]

Two-thirds of The Victims, originally from Perth, WA, reformed recently, and recruited Hard-Ons bassist Ray Ahn, for a series of very well received shows in Australia. This precipitated a recording session, including the track ‘Charlie’, which was written by drummer James Baker, way back in the 70’s, about the late Charles Manson.  We air that short punchy track at the top of the show, along with The Victims classic 1978 single ‘Television Addict’.

I’m overjoyed to air a track from the long-awaited full-length from Chris Ashler’s Chris-a-riffic project, titled Post Season! Chris is a much-loved Vancouver-based piano teacher and host of CiTR’s long running Parts Unknown show. I’m grateful for Chris’ friendship and encouragement over the years and look forward to airing more tracks from the album in upcoming shows.

Podcast #292

December 10, 2016

Featuring tracks from Destroyer, Chris-a-riffic, Alex Lahey and more

Destroyer – ‘Student Carve Hearts Out Of Coal’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘The Fox and the Hound’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Hell’ [CA]
Alex Lahey – ‘You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me’ [AU]
Koi Child – ‘1-5-9’ [AU]
Scalper – ‘Trogan Horses’ [NZ]
cub – ‘Secret Nothing’ [CA]
Supermoon – ‘I’ve Been Told’ [CA]
Chris-a-riffic – ‘Ch-Ch’ [CA]
Stick and Poke – ‘Lost At Sea’ [CA]
Jenny Banal – ‘Alright’ [CA]
The Burying Ground – ‘How Long’ [CA]
The Evaporators – ‘Dreadlocks and Mohawks’ [CA]

The 2015 record Poison Season by Destroyer marked yet another departure in sound for Dan Bejar’s long running project, and like all of his past records, was an impressive and intoxicating listen. This week we feature the track ‘Hell’ from Poison Season, as well as two tracks from Destroyer’s extensive back-catalogue.

Congratulations to Randy Iwata and the Mint Records team for making it to the 25 year mark! To celebrate the occasion, Mint have released a compilation titled ‘Quarter Life Crisis’. We feature three tracks from the compilation this week, including a brand new track from Chris-a-riffic!