Posts Tagged ‘Mode Moderne’

Stranded podcast #191

March 22, 2014

* Leonard Pennifold LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Leonard Pennifold is our extra-special live studio guest on today’s show!  Leonard is a highly creative and spirited singer-songwriter who has travelled extensively throughout Canada, and has lived for a lime in the UK, where he absorbed some of the excitement of the British blues boom.  Leonard’s passion and unique lyrical style are on display as he plays a number of unreleased tunes for us today.  His debut album ‘Money Scar’ is currently available at Zulu and Redcat Records in Vancouver.

Featured video: Leonard Pennifold – ‘Folk Swinger Millionaire’ (live) [2012]

Stranded podcast #125

August 31, 2012

* Featuring tracks by legendary Perth garage/power pop band The Stems and an interview with Aboriginal musician Shy-Anne Hovorka of Thunder Bay, ON *

The Stems, who hailed from Perth, Western Australia, were a stunningly catchy outfit with a fuzzed-out, 60s garage sound and a penchant for power-pop melodies.  They were only around for a few years during the mid to late 1980s, but that was long enough to leave behind a series of well-received singles that hold up well to this day.  I recently came across a singles compilation on The Stems called ‘Mushroom Soup: The Citadel Years’ and I feature some of these classic singles from this record on the show today.

And today it is an honour to present to you an interview I recorded with Shy-Anne Hovorka, a well-established, multi-award-winning singer and performer from Thunder Bay, Ontario.  As you can hear in the tracks I play from Shy-Anne’s ‘Interwoven Roots’ release, Shy-Anne is a compelling songwriter, with a strong connection to her First Nations roots.  Her talents and commitment have led to her nomination for the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards.  Shy-Anne speaks today of her experiences mentoring Aboriginal children in the performing arts who otherwise have lacked encouragement for self-expression where they live in isolated northern communities.  

And as always, you can listen to some fresh tracks from some of the best new independent musicians from Australian and Canada, including Sydney band The Laurels and Vancouver (via Regina) singer-songwriter Jamison Troy.  Enjoy!  MG

The Stems – ‘Make You Mine’ [AU]
The Stems – ‘Tears Me In Two’ [AU]
The Stems – ‘She’s A Monster’ [AU]
The Stems – ‘Love Will Grow’ [AU]
The Stems – ‘Under Your Mushroom’ [AU]
The Stems – ‘On And On’ [AU]
The Laurels – ‘Changing The Timeline’ [AU]
Cub Scouts – ‘Do You Hear?’ [AU]
Zeebz v Miss Vitula – ‘Soothes My Soul’ [CA]
Shy-Anne Hovorka – ‘Birch, Cedar, Spruce’ [CA]
Interview with Shy-Anne Hovorka Pt 1
Shy-Anne Hovorka – ‘Waabakimi’ [CA]
Interview with Shy-Anne Hovorka Pt 2
Shy-Anne Hovorka – ‘Glue’ [CA]
The Cyrillic Typewriter -‘Boxing Arenas’ [CA]
Jamison Troy – ‘Wake Me up…’ [CA]
Mode Moderne – ‘Nightly Youths’ [CA]

Featured video: Shy-Anne Hovorka – ‘The Glue’ (2012)

Stranded playlist 15 July 2011

July 16, 2011

* Featuring interviews with Vancouver’s Buckman Coe and female roots musician Toby from Perth, Western Australia *

Joey Only Outlaw Band – ‘Greyhound Guitar Man’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Not So Farfetched’ – [CA]
Live phone interview with Buckman Coe
Buckman Coe – ‘The Apocalypse is Not Guarateed’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Leaving Samsara’ [CA]
The Sadies – ‘Another Year Again’ [CA]
The Sadies – ‘Another Day Again’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘I am the deer’ [CA]
The Sheepdogs – ‘I don’t know’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘You Got It’ [CA]
Mode Moderne – ‘Undiscovered country’ [CA]
Toby – ‘Good Old Days’ [AU]
Toby – ‘Fly’ [AU]
Live phone interview with Toby
Toby – ‘Again’ [AU]
Paul Kelly – ‘Bradman’ [AU]

Featured video:  The Sheepdogs – ‘I don’t know’ (2011)