E74- Gratuitous Platypus

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On this episode of the podcast Cody talks to Stellar, Tristan, and George who together make up the Calgary indie-rock band Gratuitous Platypus. They talk about a wide variety of subject matter including: the supportive nature of their community, the perils of filming food fights, the struggles of being a youth band, the accessibility to music for the younger generation, what its like playing shows with musicians who are far older than you, the joys of owning a physical representation of music, making friends within your local music scene, the push in Calgary for more all ages venues and shows, the evolution of music through technology, unique ticket selling techniques, the downsides of having endless entertainment at your fingertips, getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, the culture of instant gratification, and much more. You can listen to the song Don’t Drag Me Down off of the bands latest EP Slightly Foul and Subtly Emphatic at the end of the episode. It is available for purchase HERE

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It's Here!! The OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO for I Gotta Go, a track on our newest EP "Slightly Foul And Subtly Empathetic" available soon on Spotify, and Apple Music! If you love high energy rock and roll, and bands like Twin Peaks, The Arctic Monkeys, Led Zeppelin, and Nirvana you will love us!

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E71- The Ashley Hundred

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I sit down with Brett, Andrew, and Jordan of Calgary folkadelic beard-pop band The Ashley Hundred. The three of us have a great conversation as we cover topics such as: the guys earliest musical memories, the gateway bands of our past, the importance of pre-production, the intoxicating aspects of performing to a crowd, how if you’re playing music to get girls you’re going to be sorely disappointed, the ever evolving nature of the Calgary music scene, the uniqueness of the bands in the Calgary music scene, the responsibilities of established bands to the newer bands coming up in the scene, getting away from the famine mentality, adding a touch of comedy to your live shows, sad monkeys, getting involved with the community, the struggles of self-promotion, and much more. You can listen to their latest single Talking to Myself at the end of the episode.

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

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The Ashley Hundred- Talking To Myself Video by Hans Grossmann Starring Jade Benoit and Kyle Lovstrom Special thank you to all those who donated materials for us to smash. Learn more about the band: theashleyhundred.com facebook.com/theashleyhundred instagram.com/theashleyhundred

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E70- I Am The Mountain

I get the chance to sit down with Colton and Jesse of Calgary indie-soul band I Am The Mountain. This interview was conducted on a pile of bean bag chairs on location at Calgary’s Market Collective. We have a really engaging conversation where we cover a wide variety of topics including: the importance of networking and supporting each other, the collaborative nature of the Calgary music scene, a fortuitous spotlight strip tease, the importance of positive affirmations, avoiding unspoken resentment within relationships, the responsibility of the artist, the destigmatization of mental health issues, encouraging people to work towards a creative pursuit, combating impermanence through art, shooting music into outer space, the growing arts community in Calgary, connecting with other people through music, and much more. You can listen to the song Motorcycles off of the bands EP We’re Here For Each Other at the end of the episode. You can purchase said EP HERE

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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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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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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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E46- Alter Ego Collective

Kyle Brouwer, also known as Alter Ego Collective, returns to chat about his up-coming album "The Valley" and much much more. It was lots of fun getting the chance to catch up with Kyle, it's been about a year since he last appeared on the podcast and its been a busy year for him. We talk about what went in to the making of his latest album, which is set to release April 13th/2018, as well as putting together the CD release show which is happening at Cafe Koi on the same day. We also discuss how generally being a good person with a strong work ethic will get you far in the music industry and we even talk about robots towards the end of the show! You can listen to the first 3 tracks off of Alter Ego Collectives new album "The Valley" at the end of the episode

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E45- Matt Berry- Music Director at X92.9

Ever wonder how your favorite songs make it on the radio? In this episode i get the chance to speak with Matt Berry who is the Music Director at Calgary radio station X92.9. Matt is also the host of Xposure, which airs on Sunday nights, as well as the Alt 20 Countdown. We get the chance to talk about a wide variety of musical subjects including how your favorite songs make it onto the radio, what your band can do to improve there chances of being played on the radio and the evolution of the music industry as a whole. We also get a look into what its like being the Music Director at X92.9 and how Matt ended up in the position he is currently in.

If you would like to get a hold of Matt you can reach him at mberry@harvardbroadcasting.com or you can connect with him on social media: Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

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E44- Dane

Trenton and Ethan, who together form the band Dane, stop by to chat about there second full length album Serotonin. The album is set to be released on March 24/2018. We talk all about their upcoming release; what the idea behind it was, what it was like to record in a different city, how this album is different from their first release and much more. We also talk about what the guys do when there not playing music and the possibility of a music video in the near future. You can listen to the song Procrastinate off of the upcoming album at the end of the episode. If you would like to pick up your very own copy when it is released you can find it HERE

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E43- Tiger Bomber

I speak with Brendan and Ben who make up one half of Calgary heavy alternative band Tiger Bomber. The band just released their debut album in December 2017, the album is self titled. We talk about first show jitters, why its important to get your friends involved in any way possible,as well as the creative elements behind writing a song and how pushing the boundaries of song writing keeps it interesting for everyone. We also discuss not taking yourself to seriously and how playing with other people improves your skills as a musician and is just plain fun! You can listen to the songs Daedalus and Dangerous Goose at the end of the episode for a little preview of the bands self titled album. You can purchase the full album HERE

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E42- Dead Pixel

I speak with Tyler, Dan and Jason from Calgary's most "not offensive" band Dead Pixel. The guys have just recently released there first album, The Sounds of 4th Place, and we talk about how it came together and some of the challenges they faced while recording it. We also discuss some exciting new opportunities that the band will be involved with in the near future. You can find the song Chameleon off of The Sounds of 4th Place at the end of the episode. Pick up your very on copy through BANDCAMP. Also be sure to pick yourself up a Dead Pixel T-shirt, they got the softest shirts in town!

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E40- Crooked Spies

The guys from Crooked Spies return! I travel to their jam space to talk to them about their upcoming album High Plains and to find out what they have been up to in the months since we spoke last. We talk about all of the effort that went into the making of the album as well as everything from the recording process to the bands favorite moments while making the album. We also touch on topics such as board games, T.V., Pokemon, Yoga and so, so much more. This was a great conversation and I had an absolute blast chatting with these guys again. At the end of the episode you can listen to Raised by Wolves and Seeing Red Both are a sneak peek from Crooked Spies upcoming album High Plains. Available everywhere music is sold Dec. 15th

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E39- Dane

I speak with Ethan and Trenton who, together, form the band Dane. We talk all about some of the benefits and some of the challenges that come with having a two piece band. We also talk about how the band achieves such a "large" sound with just the two of them as well as their writing process and how the band came to be. Listen to their track "Burning Man" at the end of the episode to get a taste of what Dane is all about and to see for yourself what I mean when I say a "large" sound. You can find "Burning Man" as well as their self titled debut album on Bandcamp    

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E38- The Galacticas

Will and Anthony, from punk rock band The Galacticas, return to chat about the bands up coming album, Diagnostics. We talk about what went into making their first full length album as well as a busy year filled with writing, touring and recording. We also delve into important topics such as Star Wars, cartoons and Dragon Ball Z. At the end of the episode you will find The Alderaan Song, which is a sample off of the bands up-coming album Diagnostics . (Available Nov. 11)

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