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[29 May 2012 | Comments Off on Spiritualized – Review From The Rickshaw | ]
Spiritualized – Review From The Rickshaw

There is so much going on in their music, the intricacies of creating electronic chaos into sonic perfection are usually attributed to the dark arts, but Spiritualized come from an entirely different realm, a place where cosmic space rock Gods skip pebbles across vibrational pools of human consciousness.

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[14 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Joyce Collingwood CD release party at The Waldorf | ]
Joyce Collingwood CD release party at The Waldorf

Heavy Cream and Joyce Collingwood both filled the room with their raucous energy and stadium sound. Seriously, both of these bands sound huge and I swear I saw paint melting from the walls due to the energy they brought.

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[6 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Bumbershoot Day 3 | ]
Bumbershoot Day 3

Much like the previous two days the weather was once again glorious, making for another sweaty trip across the grounds of Seattle Center, to take in what would prove to be a mix of electronic, funk, soul, and flat out blistering rock and roll.

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[1 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on William Fitzsimmons – Interview From The Waldorf | ]
William Fitzsimmons – Interview From The Waldorf

Using the catharsis of song writing and performing as an exploration of his own feelings William Fitzsimmons has the ability to transcend pop music with its surface expression of physicality, instead he hits you in the heart and he breaks through to your emotions. He tends to write songs of a somber note and his fourth album Gold in the Shadow is no exception. When we chatted William told me the album is about balance, of what’s clear and what’s in shadow, of what’s dark and what’s light. Check out the audio interview for William’s own words and wisdom…

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[12 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Sunrise – 09/10/10 | ]
Friday Sunrise – 09/10/10

Redgy Blackout live in studio! Also featuring “Toronto Tracks” of the week from Dave Murray, Bahamas and Zeus. At the core of this eclectic rock band is the dynamic duo of Scott Perrie and Jeremy Breaks. The two met a number of years ago at an open mic in East Van after Jeremy moved from his hometown of Prince George to pursue music. They began a collaboration that gave birth to Redgy Blackout. As an acoustic duo or rock quartet, Redgy puts on a live show that rocks! The band released its debut album, The Leap, in the spring of ‘09, secured an agency deal with Turner Music, and has toured BC and Alberta many times in support of its very auspicious debut.

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[22 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Sunrise – 08/22/10 | ]
Friday Sunrise – 08/22/10

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This week Stoned Moses performs live in studio along with Toronto Tracks from The Balconies, Fox Jaws and Jerry Leger.  Along with interviews with Joey Only and Jonas Shandel and Ethan Collister.
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After a few jam sessions it was obvious, that Aeris Finch and Tyrone Barnes had sparked some serious musical chemistry. Finding the ability to song write fluently together, Tyrone called upon his old melodious companion Mitch Black, who resided in Montreal to join the project that would later be called Stoned Moses.
The flame was burning and drummers were high …

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[7 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Sunrise – 08/06/10 | ]
Friday Sunrise – 08/06/10

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This episode features Down The Mountain live in Studio with Toronto Tracks from Run With The Kittens, The Pining and The Silver Hearts.
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[3 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Sunrise 07/30/10 | ]
Friday Sunrise 07/30/10

Today’s Toronto Tracks include music from; The Sure Things, Ninja Funk Orchestra and Jack Breakfast.

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[11 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
Friday Sunrise – The Stolen Organ Family Band – 11/06/2010

The Stolen Organ Family Band prays to The back of A LumBerjack’s hand Let me move through WOOD like SAND and I will SHAKE YOU GOOD The Stolen Organ Family Band. shakin’, understood? The baby Stolen Organs were born from the righteous pool of afterbirth rained down from a Shonavan corn shucked named Rusty when he whopped his tabby cat in a boxing match at the Great Barn Burner of ‘76. They always, always record at home and were once called the Bastard Sons of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

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[18 May 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Vancouver’s Metal Scene Hovers On The Edge Of Greatness

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On May 15th VanMusic held its first metal show with Fuse Breaker, Magnus Rising and Sinister Black at Pat’s Pub.

Holy Metal!  What a show.  Fuse Breaker is a new band for guitar guru Chris Thomas, while this was Fuse Breaker’s second show it was Chris’ 179th.  Chris Thomas has got to be one of the premiere guitar players in the city, if you haven’t seen him live you should.  He puts every ounce of sweat into his guitar and releases intense crisp melodies as smoke rings rise  from his fingers.  …

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[16 May 2010 | Comments Off on All Aboard At The Railway Club – Vids | ]
All Aboard At The Railway Club – Vids

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Here are a few videos from the April 7th show at The Railway Club with Aunts And Uncles, Waltz Darling, Sunday’s Best and The Get Down.
We want to thank Jason Chatterton for bringing his camera and shooting this for us. And we’d like the thugs in Latvia who stole our camera from Oswaldo to stub their toes or get kicked really hard in the shins.

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[15 May 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Sunrise – May 14, 2010 with Fuzzcat! | ]
Friday Sunrise – May 14, 2010 with Fuzzcat!

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Fuzzcat plays live in studio and they make us giggle.
Fuzzcat is “GO!” Playing funk-rock with elements of ska, reggae, and punk, Fuzzcat explodes dance floors with diverse sets that keep the crowd on an upward trajectory. Fuzzcat is singer/guitarist Chris Ryan, bassist Dave Wise, drummer Jeff Carter, lead guitarist Steve Bedall, and keyboardist/percussion Peter Bowles.
Playing everywhere and anywhere, the band has become a fixture on the Vancouver music scene. Fully independent, Fuzzcat regularly books their own shows at The ANZA Club and plays monthly nights in Vancouver — one of …

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[12 May 2010 | Comments Off on The Morning After Show – May 11, 2010 | ]
The Morning After Show – May 11, 2010

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This episode starts off as a prerecorded show as Oswaldo is traveling through Hungary and Budapest.
After about thirty minutes the show is interrupted with a special live metal report with Chris Thomas and Dave Schroeder from Fuse Breaker.
Chris plays a little live acoustic and we preview the new Fuse Breaker tracks along with some Red Ant Army, Sinister Black and Magnus Rising.

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[7 May 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Sunrise – May 7, 2010 | ]
Friday Sunrise – May 7, 2010

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Today’s show follows the evolution of Big Tall Garden, The Hermit and Ten Suns.
Make sure you check out Friday Sunrise live every Friday morning 07:30-09:00 on CiTR 101.9fm with Jason Pawlett and Mark Ferraby with their musical guest of the week. If you would like to submit your music for the show you can contact us at fridaysunrise@vanmusic.ca

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[30 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]
Friday Sunrise – April 30, 2010

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Whistler’s own Rachel Thom, winner of the IPOP festival chats with us in studio along with Parneet from Beacon Point Entertainment.
Also listen for a little Beach Boys and some Frank Sinatra. What’s Friday without the Beach Boys and Frank?
Rachel Thom
Having a fan club, touring the world, and winning a Grammy; well, not yet, but Rachel Thom is on her way to achieving all of those things. With two albums completed already, this is only the beginning for Rachel. She is not your average pop star. Ms Thom is unique, …