Posts Tagged ‘The Valery Trails’

Podcast #276

July 17, 2016

Featuring Rocket Science, Darren Hanlon, Late Spring and more 

The Sleepy Jackson – ‘Cavities’ [AU]
The Red Sun Band – ‘Devil’s Song’ [AU]
Rocket Science – ‘Burn In Hell’ [AU]
Ed Kuepper – ‘Free Passage To Mars’ [AU]
Darren Hanlon – ‘When You Go’ [AU]
The Valery Trails – ‘Go’ [AU]
Heaven For Real – ‘Subliminal’ [‘CA]
Black Mountain – ‘Florian Saucer Attack’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Girl In A Sling’ [CA]
We Found A Lovebird – ‘Mess We Call The West’ [CA]
Late Spring – ‘Jelly’ [CA]
Ace Martens – ‘Palm Springs’ [CA]
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Piece Of Crap’ [CA]

Double J radio in Australia is a great source of quality new music. I ran across an article on their website recently called ‘9 Australian bands from the 2000s worth revisiting’ and we’re playing three of these acts a the top of show – The Sleepy Jackson, The Red Sun Band and my personal favourite who i remember seeing live in concert, Rocket Science, featuring theremin-wielding, wild front-man Roman Tucker!

Lots of great new music on the show, as always, including renowned Australian songwriter Darren Hanlon and a track from The Valery Trails, a unique band who have more recordings than live performances under their belts given that part of the band lives in Australian and the other in Houston, Texas.

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 #130

October 13, 2012

* Featuring tracks from Geelong’s Magic Dirt and an interview with Vancouver poet Weldon Gardner Hunter, reading from his latest anthology ‘The Stella and Pony Years‘ *

We periodically revisit Magic Dirt on the show because this seminal band from the industrial city of Geelong, fronted by the gorgeous and explosive Adalita Srsen, is just so damn rockin’!   You can enjoy two tracks today from their brooding and heavily distorted debut full-length from 1996, ‘Friends In Danger.’

Weldon Gardner Hunter is a rare breed of poet.   While embedded in the academe, where he is completing a PhD, Weldon maintains a practice of composing poetry from the heart, which documents his life in the city of Vancouver.  These poems have been compiled into the delightful anthology ‘The Stella and Pony Years’ (2012).  Above all else, Weldon desires these poems be shared with friends (my copy of ‘…Pony Years’ is currently my go-to reading for lthe long 99 bus ride).

And Weldon has many friends in the independent music scene of Vancouver, which makes him an extra-stimulating guest for this show.  Today, Weldon reads selections from ‘The Stella and Pony Years’ which is available online and locally at Pulp Fiction Books.  Weldon also spins tunes from local acts Menopause and Family video, who feature the musical contributions of prominent indie locals Nicole Caron and Jeff Johnson respectively.

Magic Dirt – ‘Sparrow ‘ [AU]
Magic Dirt – ‘I Was Cruel’ [AU]
Lowlakes – ‘Cold Company’ [AU]
The Valery Trails – ‘Feline’ [AU]
Interview with Weldon Hunter Pt 1
Rainyard – ‘1000 years’ [AU]
Interview with Weldon Hunter Pt 2
Menopause – ‘Mixtape’ [CA]
Menopause – ‘No Hymen’ [CA]
Menopause – ‘Marion’s Birthday Sermon’ [CA]
Interview with Weldon Hunter Part 3
Family video – ‘Paradise’ [CA]
Interview with Weldon Hunter Part 4
Myths – ‘ The Labyrinth’ [CA]

Featured video: Magic Dirt – ‘I Was Cruel’ live [1996]

Stranded podcast #120

July 28, 2012

* Featuring the classic ‘Weedseed’ 7″ from Woollongong stoner legends Tumbleweed *

Last weekend during the Khatsalano Fest in Kits, I strolled into Zulu Records and stumbled across a copy of the classic ‘Weedseed‘ 7″ by Tumbleweed!  What an amazing find.  It’s a beautiful 2 x orange vinyl with a photo pasted inside and cool artwork by Lenny.  Tumbleweed was the first live band I ever saw in Canberra and I always kept up with what they were doing on record.  It’s exciting to hear they have re-formed and are recording again as well.  I wonder if they’ll ever make it to North America…? Today on the show I couldn’t help but play the whole EP in it’s entirety, going right back to 1992.  For many listeners, this may be an introduction to a this classic ‘stoner’ band from Woollongong.  I’m sure you’ll be hungry for more!

Also on today’s show I feature a couple of Australian bands that are gaining attention from listeners in the US – Twerps and Royal Headache.  Both of these bands have been added to many college station playlists in the past few weeks.  Exciting stuff.  I play a track from the debut album by Australian indie rockers The Valery Trails and finish up with some local tracks by prominent folkies Geoff Berner and Buckman Coe.  MG

Tumbleweed – ‘Fish Out Of Water’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – The Sky Is High’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Fritz’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Come & Get It’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Rainbow Waterwillow’ [AU]
Lower Plenty – ‘Nullarbor’ [AU]
Emma Russack – ‘Tonight’ [AU]
The Dirty Three – ‘Rising Below’ [AU]
Twerps – ‘Who Are You?’ [AU]
Royal Headache – ‘Never Again’ [AU]
Tim Rogers – ‘Go On Out, Get Home’ [AU]
The Valery Trails – ‘On The Perfume River’ [AU]
Peter Black – ‘Looking For The Devil In Every Detail’ [AU]
Geoff Berner and the Associates – ‘Light Enough to Travel (live)’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Not So Far Fetched’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Leaving Samskara’ [CA]

Featured video: Tumbleweed – ‘Rainbow Waterwillow’ (live) [2009]