Posts Tagged ‘Pointed Sticks’

Podcast #312

October 7, 2017

Featuring The Dishrags, The Plodes, No Sister and more

Pointed Sticks – ‘Out Of Luck’ [CA]
The Dishrags – ‘Past Is Past’ [CA]
The Enigmas – Windshield Wiper’ [CA]
Roo – ‘Selkie’ [AU]
No Sister – ‘Romantic Notion’ [AU]
Juliette Seizure & the Tremor-Dolls – ‘Wasted On You’ [AU]
Moths and Locusts – ‘Strange Space’ [CA]
Julie and the Wrong Guys – ‘You Wanted What I Wanted’ [CA]
Chad Van Gaalen – ‘Old Heads’ [CA]
KMVD – ‘Build Something Else’ [CA]
The Plodes – ‘Denny’s Steak Dinner’ [CA]
Uptights – ‘Edge Of The Earth’ [CA]
Peter Foldy – ‘Face the Music’ [CA]
The River Jordon- ‘No Future No Past’ [CA]
Neil Young – ‘Hawaii’ [CA]

This week we bring you three more tracks from the George Straight’s ‘highly subjective list of the 50 best-ever songs to spring from Vancouver‘ – a track apiece from punk-era legends Pointed Sticks, The Dishrags and The Enigmas. We introduce Brisbane band Roo and Nanaimo, BC-based space rock outfit Moths and Locusts and debut new tracks from Julie Doiron and past Stranded-interviewees The River Jordon and Peter Foldy!

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 #132

November 3, 2012

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-132/

* Featuring tracks from Vancouver punk legends Pointed Sticks and Part 1 of an interview with Chris Basaraba, luthier and proprietor of Basone Guitar Shop in Vancouver  *

This Saturday night, legendary first-generation Vancouver punk band Pointed Sticks play their final ever show at the Rickshaw. After splitting in 1981 following adventures and mishaps in England, much touring in Canada and the recording of their  album, ‘Perfect Youth’, the band remarkably reformed in 2006 for a run of Canadian and Japanese dates.  The second coming of the Pointed Sticks also led to the ‘Three Wrongs Make a Left’ LP release which holds up strongly when compared to their original youthful recording.  Today on the show you can hear three tracks apiece from each of these records.

Chris Basaraba is a true rarity – a highly skilled luthier who apprenticed in the traditional trade of guitar construction during the 90s before opening his own custom-made guitar shop – Basone Guitars – in East Vancouver. I had a chance to chat with Chris this week about what it’s like to be working as a luthier in today’s world. You can hear part 1 of this interview on the show today.

Pointed Sticks – ‘Perfect Youth’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘American Song’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘Part of the Noise’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘She’s Not Alone Anymore’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘Sentimental Fool’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘All Night’ [CA]
Interview with Chris Basaraba from Basone Guitars
Titan’s Eve – ‘Judgement’ [CA]
Handsome Distraction – ‘Intervention’ [CA]
Dom Fricot – ‘Haunted by Love’ [CA]
Wiser Fool – ‘What’s Been Said?’ [CA]
The Jolts – ‘Loudness’ [CA]
The Jolts – ‘Lips (I Want Your)’ [CA]
Julia Stone – ‘By The Horns’ [AU]
Sophie Hutchings – ‘Twilight Zone’ [AU]
Tamaryn – ‘The Garden’ [NZ]

Featured video – Pointed Sticks – ‘Out Of Luck’ [1980]