Posts Tagged ‘The Diviners’

Stranded podcast #203

June 14, 2014

* The Diviners LIVE in the CiTR studio and an interview with visual artist Casey Wei *

Today’s live studio guests are Don Delano and Janis McKenzie from local outfit The Diviners! Janis has a long history of involvement at CiTR radio, starting with her student days as a programmer and contributor to Discorder, which led to her substantial term as a dedicated board member. Don and Janis play some well-crafted original tunes today and a cover of their favourite R.E.M song.

The show closes with a fascinating guest from the visual arts world. Film maker Casey Wei is undertaking a residency at the unusual location of the Kingsgate Mall in East Vancouver. For the month of June you can find Casey hosting live music, taking photos and shooting video. Tune in to find out how you can get involved!

Featured video: The Diviners –  ‘Rockville’ (2014)

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 #182

December 28, 2013

*Happy holidays!*

The Fauves are a hidden gem of Australian independent music.  Having played 1000s of shows since 1988 and mastering a potent blend of catchy alternative rock tunes with clever and at times cynical lyrics, the Fauves deserve far more accolades than their modest record sales have provided.  The ’15 Minutes To Rock’ documentary, following the band on the road from 1997 to 1999, is a wonderful snap-shot of an uncertain period in their career when they were preparing their major label followup and feeling the strain of touring.  You can hear a 5min segment of the film on the show!

Featured video:  The Fauves – ‘Sunbury ’97’ (1997)