Posts Tagged ‘The City Streets’

Stranded podcast #263

September 5, 2015
  • Featuring an interview with music legend Ben Lee *

We have an extra special interview this week with music legend Ben Lee!  I got word that Ben was hosting an intimate house concert at a yoga studio on Commercial Drive this past weekend, and went along with a voice recorder.   Luckily Ben had a few minutes spare time post-gig for a quick chat.  The ups and downs of Ben’s story in music have been well-documented, since his auspicious beginnings at age 14 with the band Noise Addict and his subsequent solo albums.  In our chat today Ben speaks of how the music he consciously creates these days, and his charity work with the organization Inkarri, has been informed by his shifts in consciousness via explorations of eastern spirituality and plant-based medicines.

Featured video: Ben Lee – ‘Cigarettes Will Kill You’ [1998]

Stranded podcast #253

June 24, 2015

* Featuring an interview with Rick Reid of Eternal Husbands *

An extra special guest phones through to chat this week – Rick Reid, guitarist, vocalist and lyricist of Montreal-based two-piece ‘fog pop’ band Eternal Husbands!  Rick and bassist Matt Leddy are well known to Stranded and the Canadian independent music world as two-thirds of The City Streets who formed in Edmonton in 2005 and released a number of top-notched records until they disbanded in 2013. Rick and Matt have explored a new sound with the new band, incorporating synths and an expansive, layered approach to their recording. Album #2 ‘French Exit’ is out now. Catch Eternal Husbands on tour this summer and you won’t be disappointed!

Featured video: Eternal Husbands – ‘The Forest’ [2015]

Stranded podcast #152

May 18, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-152/

* Featuring an interview with Alex Alegria, director of the Mariachi Festival Canada *

Chris Basarba of Basone Guitars has been filling me in of late about the history of Vancouver punk and hardcore and one of the bands he’s recommended is Sparkmarker.  I tracked down an archived recording of Sparkmarker playing ‘Live At Thunderbird Radio Hell’ on CiTR in 1991 and you can hear the song ‘Courage’ from this session at the top of the show.

This Saturday Vancouver plays host to the Mariarchi Festival Canada.  Alex Alegria, founder  of the festival, phones through today to inform the listeners about the origins of Mariarchi music in Mexico and to tell of his journey from busking as a new immigrant in Vancouver, to leader of Mariachi Los Dorados and hard-working festival director.

Sadly, one of Canada’s most impressive indie bands, The City Streets, is calling it a day, but not before releasing their swan-song LP ‘Pretenders’.  You can hear three tracks from this record on the show today.  MG

The Mark Of Cain – ‘Tell Me’ [AU]
The Mark Of Cain – ‘Contender’ [AU]
Sparkmarker – ‘Courage’ (live) [CA]
The Evaporators – ‘I’m Going To France’ [CA]
The Evaporators – ‘Nardwuar v Mikhael Gorbechev’ [CA]
The Evaporators – ‘Winnipeg 64’ [CA]
Interview with Alex Alegria Pt 1
Mariachi Los Dorados – Guardlajara [CA]
Interview with Alex Alegria Pt 2
Mariachi Los Dorados – ‘La llorona’ [CA]
Mariachi Los Dorados – ‘Espana Cani’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘One Last Moment Sometimes’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘White Lies’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘Pretenders’ [CA]
Ok Vancouver OK – ‘At Home In The Garden’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Camping’ [CA]
The Mark Of Cain – ‘LMA’  [AU]

Featured video – Mariachi Los Dorados – ‘La Boa’ (live) [2011]

Stranded podcast #143

March 16, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-143/

* Featuring Part Two of an interview with Chris Basaraba, luthier and proprietor of Basone Guitars in Vancouver, BC *

This week  you can hear a selection of tracks by Perth band, The Triffids spanning the years 1983 to 1989.  The Triffids, who formed 1978, were a literate band and much-lauded for their gorgeously evocative song ‘Wide Open Road’, which remains prominent in ‘best Australian songs’ lists.   The band also found a measure of acclaim in Europe and Scandinavia.  Prolific songwriter and frontman, Dave McComb tragically passed away at age 37, after the band had broken up, following injuries sustained in a car accident.

Next up are tracks by two Australian artists featured at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin Texas! – Blackchords and Emma Louise.  Here is a full list of all the Aussie acts making the trip to Austin this year.

Podcast #132 featured part 1 of an interview with Chris Basaraba, luthier and proprietor of Basone Guitars in Vancouver.  We’re pleased to present the remainder of the interview today.  You can hear Chris explain what folks can expect if they seek the services of a properly trained luthier.  Chris also reveals some of his favourite Vancouver hardcore bands who he has supported over the years.

Rounding out the show is some great new Canadian music, firstly with ‘Stranded’ favourites The City Streets, from Montreal and their tune expressing anger over the residential schools system.  We finish with a brand new track by Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Jamison Troy 🙂

The Triffids – ‘My Baby Thinks She’s A Train’ [AU]
The Triffids – ‘MGM’ [AU]
The Triffids – ‘Wide Open Road’ [AU]
The Triffids – ‘Falling Over You’ [AU]
The Triffids – ‘Goodbye Little Boy’ [AU]
Steve Kilbey – ‘African Jesus’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘We No Who U R’ [AU]
Blackchords – ‘A Thin Line’ [AU]
Emma Louise – ‘Jungle’ [AU]
Interview with Chris Basaraba 1
Brand New Unit – ‘Looking Back Again’ [CA]
Carpenter – ‘Can’t Keep A Good Man Down’ [CA]
Interview with Chris Basaraba 2
Refused – ‘New Noise’ [SW]
The City Streets – ‘White Lies’ [CA]
Jamison Troy – ‘I’ve Hurt People’ [CA]

Featured video – The Triffids – ‘Goodbye Little Boy’ [1989]

Stranded podcast #106

April 7, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120406-180633-to-20120406-193710.mp3

* Featuring a tribute for Aboriginal singer/songwriter Jimmy Little, who passed away this week.  RIP Jimmy *

Inspiring Aboriginal country artist Jimmy Little passed away this week so I thought I’d pay tribute by introducing listeners to his sounds and life story.  Jimmy was a Yorta Yorta man whose musical career lasted an astonishing five decades.  The health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Australians was a deep concern for this warm hearted performer and in his later years he raised awareness around health and wellness issues for this people.   I’m also playing some of my favourite Canadian artists including Eamon McGrath who is about to embark on his ‘Young Canadians Tour’, and locals Synthcake who are proving to be an exciting draw on live stages in Vancouver.  MG

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Little

Synthcake – ‘Dancing Brain’ [CA]
Synthcake – ‘Drip’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Tests’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Beachy Beachy’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘In Between’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘Breaking My Heart’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘He’s Leaving With Me’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Eternal Adolescence’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Young Canadians’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘For All the (Doomed) Lovers’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘Sawdust & Rum’ [CA]
Larry Hanson – ‘All The Children’ [AU]
Wayne Lavelle – ‘Big Country’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Royal Telephone’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Yorta Yorta Man’ [AU]
Jimmy Little- ‘Baby Blue’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Bring Yourself Home to Me’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Australia Down Under’ [AU]

Featured video:  Jimmy Little – ‘Yorta Yorta Man’ (1995)