Posts Tagged ‘Shawn Mrazek Lives!’

Stranded podcast #224

November 22, 2014

* Interview with Jeff, Laura and Lizza from OK Vancouver OK *

Today we welcome back to the studio OK Vancouver OK!  The whole band – Jeff, Laura and Lizza – are joined by little baby Henry (who added a lot of fun to the studio).  OK Vancouver Ok’s last record ‘Food, Shelter, Water’ was an impressive celebration of community and the important basics in our lives.  The new record ‘Influences’, recorded reel to reel on the same Washington state island as the previous LP, has been created as tribute to Jeff and the band’s many musical friends and influences.  It’s surely set to become a much loved release locally and beyond, to the far flung places that Ok Vancouver Ok intends to tour.

Featured video: OK Vancouver Ok – ‘Building A Way’ [2014]

Stranded podcast #208

July 20, 2014

* The Good In Everyone LIVE in the CiTR studio *

We’re fortunate again this week to have some enthusiastic guest performers live on air – Nicholas and Ben from new Vancouver indie band The Good In Everyone! The band takes their name from the classic Sloan single, so we begin the chat with Nick and Ben talking of their deep appreciation for the canon of Canadian rock. Most members of the Good In Everyone have played together previously in The Mercy Years, including drummer Jamison Troy, who was a previous guest on the show. Tune in to hear some acoustic tracks played live in the studio and catch the band at their EP release at the Biltmore Cabaret next friday night!

Featured video: Whiskyjack (live) [2014]

Stranded podcast #187

February 15, 2014

* Happy Valentines Day! *

Marty Willson-Piper was one half of the superb dual guitar attack of legendary band The Church, from 1980 until just last year, before the shock announcement that he was being replaced by ex-Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug, for the recording of The Church’s next LP. I discovered Marty’s 1988 solo release at a second hand shop in Victoria, BC recently. Today you can hear two lush tracks from this album, as well as a sampling from two of Marty’s other collaborations – Noctorum and MOAT. And don’t forget, you can dig deep at the website of Marty’s impressive In Deep Music Archive.

Our Valentine’s Day pick for today is the sublime and tender power-pop hit ‘Alone With You’ by The Sunnyboys.  The Sunnyboys sprang from nowhere to national prominence in Australian in 1981 with this single and subsequent album.  Tragically though, frontman and songwriter Jeremy Oxley was afflicted by schizophrenia, and the band derailed due to his erratic behaviour and substance use.  Amazingly though, they reformed for last year’s Dig It Up Festival hosted by The Hoodoo Gurus and all reports indicate Jeremy and the band were in blistering form.  Maybe there is time for them to reclaim their rightful place alongside the nation’s other great rock bands.

Featured video: The Sunnyboys – ‘Alone With You’ [1981]