Posts Tagged ‘Kathryn Calder’

Stranded podcast #249

May 24, 2015

* Acoustic musician Tom West LIVE in the CiTR studio *

This week marked the end of the very long running ‘Late Show with David Letterman’. One of the regular features that made the show so appealing was the regular world class musical acts that played. About a dozen Australian acts were fortunate enough to perform on the show over the years and we kick off the show this week with recordings of three of the featured acts – INXS, Midnight Oil and The Vines!

Our musical guest this week is Adelaide-based acoustic musician Tom West! Only a year ago Tom made the courageous decision to leave a career as a lawyer to pursue his music full-time and this has led to his first mini show-case tour of some key Canadian cities. Tune in to hear three wonderful acoustic tracks and Tom chatting about his songwriting process.

Featured video: Tom West – ‘Easy Love’ [2015]

Stranded podcast #119

July 21, 2012

* Featuring a retrospective on Hunters & Collectors and drone band NURSE who are playing Vancouver Noise Fest this weekend *

Hunters & Collectors were one of the Australia’s most prominent and respected rock bands who formed as a collective of musicians in Melbourne in the early 1980s.  Their early recordings and ramshackle gigs were an inspired mix of Krautrock, pub rock and art funk.  Featuring the remarkable songwriting talents of singer Mark Seymour, the band evolved over the years into a more straight-ahead passionate rock band that broke into the mainstream with some classic songs including the much-covered ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’.   Today you can listen to a brief retrospective on Hunters & Collectors that samples tracks from their 1983 self-titled debut through to the ‘Cut’ record of 1992.

Also on today’s show is a preview of two festivals happening in sunny Vancouver over the weekend. First up is drone band NURSE who are playing Vancouver Noise Fest on Sunday afternoon.  You can listen to two hypnotic instrumental tracks from this avant grade local outfit, which features Matthew Klassen on guitar and Patrick Beattie on synth.  Bring on the drone!  Saturday is the annual Khatsalano Festival on West 4th ave – surely one of the most impressive street festivals of the summer with over 40 bands rocking the afternoon away.  Today I play Chains of Love and Kathryn Calder who are both performing at the festival.  MG

Hunters & Collectors – ‘Talking To A Stranger’ [AU]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘Run Run Run’ [AU]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘It’s Early Days Yet’ [AU]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘Back On The Breadline’ [AU]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘January Rain’ [AU]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘When The River Runs Dry’ [AU]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘Head Above Water’ [AU]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘Holy Grail’ [AU]
NURSE – ‘Airship’ [CA]
NURSE – ‘Black Star And Night’ [CA]
Kathryn Calder – ‘One Two Three’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘He’s Leaving Me’ [CA]
Hunters & Collectors – ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ [AU]

Featured video:  Hunters & Collectors – ‘Talking To A Stranger’ (1982)

Stranded playlist 16 September 2011

September 17, 2011

* Featuring Part 1 of the show’s three part special on The Church, and Sara Lapsley’s telephone interview with Steve Kilbey*

Synthcake – ‘Musicophilia’ [CA]
Kellarrisa – ‘Passages’ [CA]
Kathryn Calder – ‘Slip Away’ [CA]
Rootsystem – ‘These Days’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Not So Farfetched’ [CA]
The Church – ‘Pangea’ [AU]
The Church – ‘Lousiana’ [AU]
Interview with Steve Kilbey Pt 1
Steve Kilbey – Song of Solomon’ [AU]
Interview with Steve Kilbey Pt 2
David Neil, Steve Kilbey & Ricky Maymi – ‘Looking For Myself’ [AU]
David Neil, Steve Kilbey & Ricky Maymi – ‘Hollywood Ending’ [AU]
Interview with Steve Kilbey Pt 3
The Church – ‘Day 5’ [AU]

Featured video:  The Church – ‘Pangea’ (live) [2011]

Stranded playlist 12 August 2011

August 13, 2011

Master’s Apprentices – ‘Future Of Our Nation’ (live) [AU]
Coloured Balls – ‘Human Being’ [AU]
Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs – ‘Mamma’ (live) [AU]
Cosmic Psychos – ‘G.O.D’ [AU]
Paul Kelly and the Messengers – ‘Sweet Guy’ [AU]
Midnight Juggernauts – ‘Vital Signs’ [AU]
The Middle East – ‘Blood’ [AU]
Dead Letter Chorus – ‘Yellow House’ [AU]
Die Rotten Punke – ‘Ich Bin Nicht Ein Roboter (I Am A Lion)’ [AU]
KD Lang – ‘A Sleep With No Dreaming’ [CA]
Kathryn Calder – ‘Castor and Pollux’ [CA]
Louise Burns – ‘Chinook (Sing from the Valley of Doubt)’ [CA]
Shed – ‘She’s So Pretty’ [CA]

Featured video: The Middle East – ‘Blood’ (live) [2010]