Posts Tagged ‘Chris-a-riffic’

Podcast #332

April 14, 2018

Featuring tracks from the New Constellations Mixtape

The Saints – ‘Know Your Product’ [AU]
The Saints – ‘This Perfect Day’ [AU]
The Saints – ‘Orstralia’ [AU]
Jamie Hutchings – ‘December Park’ [AU]
Rachel Caddy – ‘Reach For Your’ [AU]
Bench Press – ‘Group Anxiety’ [AU]
Bella McWatch – ‘Ramen Noodles’ [CA]
Amanda Apuksikn – ‘Heavy Breathing’ [CA]
Caley Watts – ‘Lonely Fire’ [CA]
Chris-a-Riffic – ‘I Just Ran Out Of Friends’ [CA]
Swim Team – ‘Brick’ [CA]
Devours – ‘Garnet Graves’ [CA]
Fashionism – ‘Come On My Baby’ [CA]
Sunday Morning -‘When Sunday Morning Comes’ [CA]

Jamie Hutchings of venerable 90s band Bluebottle Kiss has a new album out called Bedsit, and we air track from it in the early part of the show, after a few cuts from the classic Saints record Eternally Yours (the single ‘Know Your Product’ was released 40yrs ago this month). Much of the show is devoted to airing three tracks a-piece from two quality Canadian compilations that have just been released online. Firstly, the New Constellations Mixtape, which presents the results of a mentorship program which paired Indigenous youth with musicians to help them hone their songwriting and DJ/production skills. And secondly the CiTR Radio Pop Alliance Vol.5 compilation!

Podcast #329

March 24, 2018

Featuring Joni Mitchell, A.B Original, Omar Khan and more

Joni Mitchell – ‘A Case Of You’ [CA]
Joni Mitchell – ‘God Must Be A Boogie Man’ [CA]
Joni Mitchell – ‘If I Had A Heart’ [CA]
This Way North – ‘Nothing To Say’ [AU]
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Green House’ [AU]
A.B Original – ‘Blaccout’ [AU]
Omar Khan – ‘People’ [CA]
Kimmortal – ‘I’m Blue’ [CA]
Josh Scott – ’33rd Flo’ [CA]
Jo Passed – ‘MDM’ [CA]
Little Sprout – ‘Amie You’re’ [CA]
Chris-a-Riffic – ‘Fresh Bruise’ [CA]
The Go-Betweens – ‘Head Full Of Steam’ [AU]

It’s practically impossible to select just three tracks that are representative of the exceptional back catalogue of the legendary Joni Mitchell, but nonetheless we try that at the top of the show! We air the long awaited new single ‘Blaccout’ from A.B Original, as well as a track from the new This Way North EP. And keep listening for new singles from Vancouver-based contemporary soul acts Omar Khan and Kimmortal, as well as a track from the Chris-a-Riffic record that is officially released this week!

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.