Posts Tagged ‘Japandroids’

Podcast #299

February 24, 2017

Featuring Rose Tattoo, Japandroids, Century Palm and more

Rose Tattoo – ‘Rock`n`Roll Outlaw’ [AU]
Rose Tattoo – ‘Nice Boys’ [AU]
Rose Tattoo – ‘Scarred For Life’ [AU]
This Way North – ‘Head Above Water’ [AU]
Sweet Whirl – ‘Heavy Tackle’ [AU]
Carla dal Forno – ‘Fast Moving Cars’ [AU]
Japandroids – ‘No Known Drink Or Drug’ [CA]
Julie And The Wrong Guys – ‘Farther From You’ [CA]
Century Palm – ‘King of St. John’ [CA]
Kele Fleming – ‘Mosaic’ [CA]
Louise Burns – ‘Storms’ [CA]
Sunday Morning- ‘Come The Rain’ [CA]
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson – ”Rattlin’ Bones’ [AU]

Guns n Roses covered the Rose Tattoo classic ‘Nice Boys’ on their 1988 record Lies and they invited legendary, diminutive front-man Angry Anderson on stage at their recent Sydney stadium show to blast through a version of the track.  You can hear this track from the 1978  self titled album, and two other Rose Tattoo classics at the top of show.  We debut the new single ‘Head Above Water’ from punchy Melbourne-based two-piece This Way North. And lots of great new Canadian music in the 2nd half of the show including tracks from Toronto-based acts Julie and the Wrong Guys (featuring Eamon McGrath) and Century Palm.

Stranded podcast #227

December 13, 2014

Today our special guest is experimental vocalist and violin player Lara Kroeker.  Lara is a unique presence on the Vancouver music scene.  She builds song structures and sounds by looping phrases using her voice, violin and a looping station.  In the past she has played with indie groups including Attics and Cellars, Sparrow, The Beauticians, The Insomniacs and The Mudlarks and she even once shared a stage with the legendary Odetta at the Regina Folk Festival.  Today you can hear three of her stunning original compositions played live in the CiTR studio!

Featured video:  Lara Kroeker – ‘Stand-Up’ (live) [2014]

Stranded podcast #137

January 5, 2013
* Featuring tracks from the ‘To the Death 84’ release by Canadian metal band Voivod  *

Voivod are a unique force in the world of heavy music. Forming in Northern Quebec in 1982, the band immediately discovered a dissonant hybrid speed metal/punk sound that formed the template for their extreme and demented sound for the next three decades.  On today’s show you can hear two tracks from the original demo recording by Voivod which has long circulated in bootleg form before finally being issued on vinyl last year by the Alternative Tentacles label (also available through Vancouver distro Moloch Records).  They’ve since record 13 albums that have incorporated thrash and progressive metal elements, and gone on to tour the world (I recall seeing them play second to last at a metal festival in Australia once).  The track ‘Mechanical Mind’ is a taster of their forthcoming latest album release.

And welcome to 2013!  On the show today I re-visit a couple of Australian artists’ releases from last year that I most admired – the powerhouse acoustic talent of young roots musician Kim Churchill who I had the good fortune to interview last year, and Pond from Perth, WA who were featured at last year’s SWSW Festival.  And rounding out the show are two tracks from the new A.C Newman release and some recent tunes from Vancouver indie artists featured on the Safe Amp Society compilation of 2012.

Voivod – ‘Voivod’ [CA]
Voivod – ‘War and Pain’ [CA]
Dave Grohl speaking about Voivod
Voivod – ‘Mechanical Mind’ [CA]
Bison BC – ‘An Old Friend’ [CA]
Pond – ‘Moth Wings’ [AU]
Pond – ‘Eye Pattern Blindness’ [AU]
Kim Churchill – ‘Sarah’ [AU]
Kim Churchill – ‘Season’s Grind’ [AU]
AC Newman – ‘Im Not Talking’ [CA]
AC Newman – ‘Encyclopedia Of Classic Takedowns’ [CA]
Neil Young – ‘Born In Ontario’ [CA]
Aunts and Uncles – ‘Fictional’ [CA]
Collapsing Opposites – ‘Non-profit volunteer band’ [CA]
Japandroids – ‘Continuous Thunder’ [CA]

Featured video – Voivod – ‘Voivod’ (1984)

Stranded podcast #122

August 11, 2012

* Featuring a retrospective on Cold Chisel *

Cold Chisel are a bluesy hard-rock band from Adelaide, South Australia, who became hugely popular in Australia and New Zealand in the late 7os and 80s.  Fronted by the hard-drinking Scotsman Jimmy Barnes and blessed with the intelligent songwriting of keyboardist Don Walker, Cold Chisel managed to tap into the sound and lyrical message that Australian working class audiences were hungry for during this period in time.  Today I feature 6 tracks from the band’s classic period, including the timeless ‘Khe Sanh’ which is a moving and anthemic tune about a solider’s experience during the Vietnam War. 

For band new Australian music this week you can hear a song apiece from roots musicians  ‘The Stetson Family’ and the fabulous soul-rock singer Liz Stringer, as well as a live track from John Butler.

Also on today’s show I re-visit Australian blues guitarist Michael Charles, who has been based in Chicago for the past decade or so.  Michael is passionate about honoring the legendary blues artists of the past and he is currently recording a series of single releases called ‘Under The Covers’ where he covers songs that have inspired his own blues journey. Today you can hear ‘Going Down’, originally by Don Nix and b-side, a live version of ‘The Sky Is Crying’ by Elmore James.

And we wrap up the show with tracks from the latest releases by Vancouver bands Apollo Ghosts and Japandroids.  MG

Cold Chisel – ‘Standing On The Outside Looking In’ [AU]
Cold Chisel – ‘Choir Girl’ [AU]
Cold Chisel – ‘Cheap Wine’ [AU]
Cold Chisel – ‘You Got Nothing I Want’ [AU]
Cold Chisel – ‘Flame Trees’ [AU]
Cold Chisel – ‘Khe Sanh’ [AU]
The Stetson Family – ‘Fools Gold’ [AU]
Liz Stringer – ‘In Anybody’s Language'[AU]
John Butler Trio – ‘Mystery Man’ (live) [AU]
Michael Charles – ‘Going Down’ [AU]
Michael Charles – ‘The Sky Is Crying (live) [AU]
Apollo Ghosts – ‘Landmark’ [CA]
Apollo Ghosts – Weekend Fantasy’ [CA]
Japandroids – ‘Adrenaline Nights’ [CA]
Japandroids – ‘Younger Us’ [CA]

Featured video – Cold Chisel – ‘Khe Sanh’ (1978)