E65- Less Miserable

I get the chance to sit down with all of the members of Calgary punk rock band Less Miserable. We talk about a wide variety of subject matter including: everyone’s affinity for Jack Black, the permanence of vinyl versus digital, an unexpected on stage kiss, a healthy dose of self deprecation, favourite shows, impostor syndrome, and lots and lots of laughs. Less Miserable is set to release a split EP with Calgary punk rock band Detractions on March 30th called Give Up so we talk all about that as well. You can listen to the song “Don’t Dream Anymore” off of the upcoming EP at the end of the episode.

Less Miserable will be playing an album release show at the Palomino on March 30th alongside Detractions, No More Moments, and Act Natural. Tickets available at www.showpass.com

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E64- The Wolf of Transilvania

I talk to my very good friend Andrei Cristian Buldan who makes music under The Wolf of Transilvani. We talk about a wide variety of subject matter including: the finer details of music production, learning when to let go of something and move on, happy accidents, the joys of both collaboration and working on your own, how technology has helped the journey of the solo musician, setting small attainable goals, defining success, holding yourself accountable, putting in the work, becoming satisfied with life through the pursuit of a creative discipline, and a lot of other cliches that turned out to be true. Andrei also just recently released a 4 song demo and he takes us through the process of putting that together and the trials and the joys of producing it 100% on his own. You can listen to the song Together off of the 4 song demo at the end of the episode! You can listen to the entire demo HERE

Be sure to follow The Wolf of Transivaia on social media for up to date information on everything Andrei is doing as well as cool shred videos:

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E63- The Galacticas Strike Back

I am joined yet again by Anthony and Will who make up two thirds of my favourite Calgary punk band The Galacticas! We talk about a wide variety of fun subject matter including: what to do when you forget your snare drum on tour, songwriting, fun stories from being on the road, the evolution of the creative process, life, podcasts and of course no podcast with The Galacticas would be complete if we didn’t talk about Star Wars, movies, video games and various other pop-culture references. We also talk all about the guys newest EP Emoticon which is set to release on Feb. 22. You can listen to the song VCR which is off of that EP at the end of the episode.

Be sure to follow The Galacticas on social media for up to date information on everything the band is doing

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Check out this awesome music video that Anthony created for the song “Mario Kart at Amy’s Apartment” which can also be found on the Emoticon EP

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E62- Future Womb

I speak with Mikaela Cochrane who is the lead singer of Calgary’s psychedelic dark-wave popera band Future Womb. I had a great time chatting with Mikaela about a wide variety of subject matter including: her musical theater background and how that effects the bands sound, the importance of having a creative release, connecting with people through music, the unexpected hurdles and the unforeseen joys that come with being in a band, the pleasures of the production process, the importance of letting go, getting down with your weird self, and much much more. We also talk all about the Big Winter Classic which Mikaela and the rest of Future Womb will be performing at on Thursday January 24th.

Be sure to follow Future Womb on social media for up to date information:

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E61- Miesha & The Spanks

I sit down with Miesha Louie and Sean Hamilton who together make up one of Calgary’s staple local bands Miesha & The Spanks. We got the chance to talk about a wide variety of subject matter including: stories from touring across Canada, the unique friendly nature of the Calgary music scene, the importance of haters, the importance of creating a live music experience, the hardiness of the Canadian people, recording in the UK, and much more. We also talk about the Big Winter Classic which Miesha & The Spanks will be playing on Saturday January 26th. You can listen to the song First Love, First Blood off of the bands latest album Girls Girls Girls at the end of the episode and it is available for purchase HERE

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You can listen to some of the other artists that will be performing at the festival through the Spotify Playlist that the folks and BIG have curated for you!

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E60- Long Time No Time

I speak with Daniel, Andrew, and Jesse who all play in the Calgary jazz rock band Long Time No Time. I really enjoyed my conversation with these three, it was lots of fun. We get the chance to talk about a wide variety of subject matter including: the bands unique writing style, not being afraid of putting yourself out there, the difficulties of incorporating multiple brass players into one band, the importance of having fun with your live show, the importance of networking, and much more! Long Time No Time will be one of the many bands performing at the BIG Winter Classic on Jan. 25th. You can listen to their song Stubblers Gump off of the bands first album First Time Full Time at the end of the episode and it is available for purchase HERE

Be sure to follow Long Time No Time on social media for up to date information:

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You can purchase tickets for Big Winter Classic 2019 at bigwinterclassic.com

You can listen to some of the other artists that will be performing at the festival through the Spotify Playlist that the folks and BIG have curated for you!

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E59- Gone Cosmic

I speak with Abbie and Darty of Calgary’s new psychedelic rock band Gone Cosmic. We got the chance to talk about a wide variety of subject matter including: the business side of starting a band, living the rock star life while recording their first album, the good humans that are involved in the Calgary music scene, the thrills of starting a new band, the changing technologies inside the music industry and the effects on local bands, as well as the best ways that you can support local music. Gone Cosmic will be releasing their first album in the early half of 2019.

Follow Gone Cosmic on social media for up to date information on the band:

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You can purchase tickets for Big Winter Classic 2019 at bigwinterclassic.com

You can listen to some of the other artists that will be performing at the festival through the Spotify Playlist that the folks and BIG have curated for you!

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E58- Heavydive

I sit down with Randall and Juan who make up two-thirds of the Calgary post-punk, shoegaze band Heavydive. We get the chance to talk about a wide variety of topics including: excessive use of the fog machine, making your band sound bigger with the affordability of gear, favourite gigs, their latest EP and the bands experiences putting that together, and much much more! We also chat about the bands involvement in Big Winter Classic 2019. You can listen to the track “Wax Dreams” off of the Warn The Dark EP at the end of the episode. The entire EP is available for purchase through BANDCAMP

Be sure to follow the band on social media for up to date information:

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Heavydive is just one of the incredible bands that will be performing at Big Winter Classic 2019, you can purchase tickets for the event at: www.bigwinterclassic.com

You can listen to some of the other artists that will be performing at the festival through the Spotify Playlist that the folks and BIG have curated for you!

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E57- Big Winter Classic

On this episode of the podcast I am joined by Adrian Urlacher who is the founder and one of the organizers of the Big Winter Classic. The Big Winter Classic is a multi-venue festival that takes place In January in the city of Calgary. Me and Adrian talk about a wide range of topics including: What goes into putting on a successful show, the importance of building community, creating story worthy moments for your audience, what goes into curating an eclectic festival that has a little something for everyone, and much more! Adrian also shares some of his favourite moments as well as crazy stories from Big Winter Classics past. You can purchase tickets to Big Winter Classic 2019 HERE

Be sure to follow Big Winter Classic on social media for up to date information:

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Here is a playlist of all the bands that will be performing at Big Winter Classic 2019:

Spotify Playlist

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E56- Crack the Lens

On this episode I speak with Justin, Aiden, and Taylor from the Celtic punk band Crack the Lens. It was lots of fun talking with these guys and in true Celtic fashion we drink a little whiskey during the show. We cover a wide variety of subject matter including: what you can do to make sure your favourite venues don’t close, the importance of finding your creative release, road gigs and playing festivals, as well as Echo Bass Studios, Casey Lewis, and much much more. We also talk all about the bands latest album The Armory, you can listen to the song Red Ghost off of the album at the end of the episode.

The Armory is available for purchase at https://crackthelens.bandcamp.com/album/the-armoury

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E55- Hot Shells

On this episode I am joined by Levi Gilmer and he is the soul contributor to the Calgary solo project Hot Shells! It was great getting the chance to speak with Levi. We talk about a wide variety of subject matter including why he chose to pursue a solo project, the difficulty of classic video games, broadening your musical horizons, the perfect imperfections, the difficulty of writing lyrics, and the technological revolution in regards to music. You can listen to the song “Knack” at the end of the episode and it is available for download at https://hotshells.bandcamp.com/track/knack

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E54- The Corey Hotline

I get the chance to talk with Brent and Mason who are part of the three piece rock band The Corey Hotline. We cover a wide variety of subject matter including making mistakes while performing and how that humanizes your favourite bands, checking your ego at the door and not being a jerk, the friendliness of the Calgary music scene, responsible partying of the aging rocker, the bands love of arcades and much more. We also talk all about the bands first full length album Please Hold and what went into its composition and production. You can listen to the song Crowsnest Pass off the album at the end of the episode. You can purchase the album at https://thecoreyhotline.bandcamp.com/album/please-hold

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E53- Iron Tusk

On this episode I am joined by Carlin in the studio as well as Marty via face time, together they make up two thirds of the band Iron Tusk. We talk about a variety of topics including the revival of cassettes, the inspiration behind their song Sand Hills, recording entirely on analog, how a strong music community and supporting local helps everyone involved and much much more. We also talk about the bands highly anticipated upcoming single The Burning! I'm pleased to announce that the single will be released along with this podcast and you can listen to it at the end of the episode. The single will be available for purchase HERE

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E52- Mademoiselle

On this episode I am joined by Jackie and Eli who, together, make up the punk rock band Mademoiselle. We talk about a wide variety of subject matter including the importance of music in their lives, transporting instruments on public transit and the weird looks you get, the importance of a strong all ages music scene, dealing with hecklers, politics and much more. We also discuss the release of their new EP Choke and all of the work that went into the release of that. You can listen to the song Bathroom Baby at the end of the episode and you can purchase it and the entire EP HERE

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Mid-Life Crisis Mix: Womp in the Waning Light

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E51- Class of 93

On this episode of the podcast I speak with Calgary punk rockers Class of 93. This is by far one of the most ridiculous and hilarious podcasts I have ever recorded! We delve deep into a wide variety of important subject matter including sandwiches, bloody mosh pits, song writing, stage presence as well as the East Town Get Down which the band just recently performed at! We also talk all about the album fundraising show that will be taking place at The Palomino on June 15th to help finance Class of 93's first full length album. Tickets are just $10 EVENT INFO

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E50- Decimate Metalfest

This episode of the podcast is all about Calgary's Decimate Metalfest taking place at Distortion Live Music Venue on June 7th-10th. I got the chance to talk to members from three of the different bands playing the festival and do a little interview. First up was Chris McCrimmon, lead guitar player of Calgary's own Widow's Peak (Facebook  Twitter  Instagram), next was Jeff Wilson, lead guitar player of Ontario based metal band Sludgehammer (Facebook  Twitter  Instagram), and finally I spoke with Stef Barburou Jomphe, lead singer of Ontarion based metal band Insurrection (Facebook). You can find tickets for Decimate Metalfest HERE

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A little more about Decimate Metalfest:

 

DECIMATE METALFEST is the brainchild of Sloan Voxx of Voxx Promotions, which is destined to become an annual Canadian metal pilgrimage to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. With the many yearly festivals becoming part of the national metal heritage, Sloan wants DECIMATE METALFEST to become one of the best-known events alongside the various festivals located within Alberta, and Western Canada. With Voxx Promos booking and promotional experience, and the support of metalheads internationally, there is nothing to stop them from reaching their goal of bringing in the masses and putting on incredible metal festivals for years to come!

Voxx Promos was the head promoter for Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio’s CEMR Metalfest in 2017 (https://www.facebook.com/events/222522428193641/), which showcased a killer line up of Western Canada’s up and coming metal bands such as Terrifier, Planet Eater, Display of Decay, W.M.D, Vile Insignia, Path to Extinction, Tessitura, Anarcheon, Kelevra, Train Bigger Monkeys, Ye Goat-Herd Gods, Detherous, Juliet Ruin, Augurium, Anti-Pattern, Forsaken Rite, Graveyard Nemesis and Benevolent Like Quietus.

DECIMATE METALFEST promises to be bigger and better than the executed festival next year and its pending lineup will certainly not disappoint.

Festival organizer Sloan Voxx comments: “We are so excited to be embarking on the adventure of starting our very own Metal Festival! We’ve been very fortunate to have worked with so many incredible people and bands in the past and we value them so much. What better way to spend a weekend than to bring them all together for 3 days of epic music and entertainment! We have a great team on board and we can’t wait to get this fest off the ground with the help of seasoned and up-an-coming metal bands of all kinds! Let’s do this! DECIMATE!”

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E49- Scratch Buffalo

On this episode I get the chance to speak with Chris and Mark who are both part of the band Scratch Buffalo. We talk about the song writing marathon that the band did back in January, they wrote and recorded 50 songs and raised over $4000 for the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. We also talk about what goes into the making of a Scratch Buffalo album, why producers can be valuable, as well as the importance of making sure all your band members know their jobs and are on the same page. Scratch Buffalo will be releasing their first LP on May 18/18. You can listen to the first single off the album "Kill the Sky" as well as the second single "Poltergrease" at the end of the episode

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E48- The Northern Coast

I get the chance to talk with Arron and Hunter who, together, make up the band The Northern Coast. It was lots of fun getting the chance to speak with these guys, they are down to earth genuine dudes who let there music do the talking. We talk about their upcoming album and how they are treating it differently from their past release as well as what its like to see your fan base grow beyond just your friends. We also touch on some of the difficulties of being a touring band in Canada compared to other countries. You can listen to their song "Rusted Love" off of their Revelry EP at the end of the episode. It, and the entire EP, are available for purchase HERE

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E47- 420 Music and Arts Festival, 2 Shadows, Bloodshot Dawn

I do quite a few phone interviews with different bands around the country, and I guess in this episode around the world. I decided to compile some of these interviews and release it as a full podcast episode. I speak with C.C. Getty who is one of the founders and organizers of Calgary's 420 Music and Arts Festival, Mike Horvath from Vancouver based metal band 2 shadows, as well as John McMorran from UK based metal band Bloodshot Dawn. Follow them on social media for up to date information!

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