this week we chat with an old friend of mine, Matt from the band Absolutely Free. We talk about history, new new metal, and get deep and spooky.
Following a long run on the children's music circuit, Feltworth, the fuzzy quartet of brothers Dezi and Manny Feltworth, Morris Katzenburd, and Cozy Balboa have just issued their first 7-inch single made for an older audience. Taking influence from a wide range, including but not limited to the Beach Boys, Joy Divison, Cheap Trick, and 90s indie rock, Feltworth’s new, mature work is reaching out to the parents of the kids they used to play to (or maybe even the grown up kids themselves).
Check out the first release from Feltworth, a limited edition 7” vinyl featuring “Forget This Feeling” and “You Turn Me On”
Website - http://feltworth.com/
Bandcamp - https://feltworth.bandcamp.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/feltworth
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/feltworth/
Instagram - hhttps://www.instagram.com/feltworth/
Shawn William Clarke is an indie folk songwriter, twice nominated as Songwriter of the Year in NOW magazine's Best of Toronto poll. His recent release, TOPAZ, was inspired by 80's Gordon Lightfoot, Kenny Buttrey's drumming on Neil Young's "Harvest"; and the existential dilemma's we faced in 2016.
Check out his various southern Ontario concerts coming up in the next few weeks, including his September 16th show at Burdock here in Toronto!
Website - https://http://www.shawnwilliamclarke.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/shawnclarke/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ShawnWClarke/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shawnwclarke/
Pop music with depth and sincerity is the name of Jordan Alexander’s game. Quickly coming into the Toronto music scene, her 2016 debut album released to positive reviews, being lauded as an up and comer, in the music scene.
Hopefully you got to check her out recently at the Hamilton Renaissance Music Festival in McClaren Park, and keep an eye out for more performances and videos coming soon. You can also check out her newest release “I Don’t Think About You” with 10Digits!
Website - https://www.jordanalexandermusic.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/jordan4music
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jordanalexandermusicxx/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jordanalexandermusic/
Staying true to his namesake, Flakes comes from the small ski town of Park City, Utah. He got his start in music as a jazz pianist, performing in various ensembles, culminating in performances at Telluride Jazz Fest and Carnigie Hall. In 2014, Flakes began his studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston as an Electronic Production and Design major. Since then his style developed into an eclectic and organic, yet uncompromising electronic sound.
(Jazz) playlist - Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Snarky Puppy, Dirty Loops, Jacon Colyer, Badbadnotgood, Anomalie (producer),
Jason Maxwell is a country singer-songwriter and recording artist from Thornhill, Ontario. Jason began by posting a few videos of his performance on social media. After a few months, Jason was recruited to perform with a local country group. After gaining a wealth of experience performing live on-stage, he has since progressed to a career as a solo recording artist.
You can find the song we played today, “Constellation Conversation” on the radio, as well as his newly released EP
Website - http://www.jmaxwellmusic.com/
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/jmaxwellmusic
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jmaxwellmusic
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jmaxwellmusic
Live from Hillside with Mt. Joy
The song is called Sheep
Iduna is a four-piece alt-rock band based in Toronto. Inspired by The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, and Stone Temple Pilots, Iduna brings 90s rock sensibilities into the present day.
You can find the song we played today, “Breaking Orbit ” on their self titled 2016 album
Website - http://idunamusic.com/
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/iduna-music
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Idunamusic/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/idunamusic
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/idunamusic/
Slamboni is a Toronto-based 4 piece ska, punk, reggae and rock anthem band. They bring the party vibes with catchy, feel-good songs with a ton of beachy SOCAL energy.
You can find the song we played today, “Beech Av. 322 ” on their self titled 2016 album
Website - http://www.slamboniband.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/slambonimusic
Twitter - http://twitter.com/slamboniband
Instagram - http://instagram.com/slamboni
The Databats are a Toronto based music duo exploring experimental electronic music, multidisciplinary and performance art, and video projection work.
Their newest release, “Bodies” is the first off their upcoming EP “Of Water”. Check it out on their bandcamp (link below)!
Also, they’ll be kicking off a mini-tour at Stop Drop & Roll on September 2! Go see some art music!
Champion Lover is a 4 piece noise punk band out of Toronto. Masuda brothers Bill and Ted came in to chat with us in studio about the band and a million other things.
You can find the song we played today, “Spring Break” on their self titled first album.
Bandcamp - http://championlovermusic.bandcamp.com/
Website - http://www.championlover.ca/
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/championlovermusic
Twitter - http://twitter.com/CHAMPIONLOVERRR
Instagram - http://instagram.com/championloveryyz
Beth Torbert is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and motivational speaker best known by her stage name Bif Naked. Bif is a bold and energetic rock star with a career spanning over 20 years, including the hit “Spaceman” which remains the highest-spun independent song in Canadian history. She has written an autobiography, “I, Bificus” with another book in the works.
There are still some tickets left for her show TONIGHT, June 21 in Toronto at Adelaide Hall with Crystal Ballroom alumni Altered by Mom and Iduna! http://adelaidehallto.com/ Keep an eye out for other shows in Ottawa and nearby!
Fur Bearing Animals: http://thefurbearers.com/
Welfare Food Challenge: https://welfarefoodchallenge.org/
Raise The Rates: https://raisetherates.org/
You can find the song we played today, “Tango Shoes” on the 2012 acoustic release “Bif Naked Forever”, with the original version appearing on her 2001 album “Purge
Tyson Coady is a Toronto based singer/songwriter/producer originally from Vancouver, BC. We talk with him about travelling, acting, rum-pirates, goals and dreams.
Keep an eye out for Tyson Coady’s upcoming shows and his upcoming spring release.
You can find Tyson’s earlier releases on Soundcloud
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/tysoncoady
Facebook - www.fb.me/Tysoncoady
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Tysoncoady
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tysoncoady/
Angora is a blues-rock 5 piece . Lead singer Kalya and guitarist Mike join us in studio this week. Channeling Led Zeppelin, The Stones, and The Who, Angora combines blues and rock with a variety of other influences to form an eclectic blend of music.
Zero To Hero - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCoJvu8PF7Q
Keep an eye out for Angora playing The Cameron House here in Toronto, on June 9th.
You can find the song we played today, “Giles Corey” on their second release, “TWO”.
Bandcamp - https://angoraband.bandcamp.com/
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/mike-richard-378704523
Website - www.angoraband.weebly.com
Goodnight, Sunrise members Vanessa and David join us in studio this week to probe the deck about their future success. We touch on bouncy castles, gluten free pizza and grabbing the music industry by the horns.
Goodnight, Sunrise’s next show is their annual birthday show at Adelaide Hall on June 2, here in Toronto. Check it out and party!
World Record Setting Longest Concert Ever https://epidemicmusicgroup.ca/guinness-world-records/
You can find the song we played today, “All Things Past” on their second album Falling Awake.
The Darcys are a two-piece art-rock group born and raised in the GTA. We got em in studio with us to talk about all sorts of shit. Including actual shit.
They’ll be kicking off their summer tour on June 1 in Toronto at the Power Plant, be sure to check em out, and keep an ear out for the new EP this Friday, May 26th.
Hole In One: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hole_in_one
Bristol Stool Chart: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_stool_scale
You can find the song we played today, “Arizona Hwy” on their 2016 album Centrefold
Created in Montreal and grown in Toronto, nutrients writes short, jangly guitar-driven pop songs. We talk to Taylor and Shawn about their upcoming mini tour, band fights, and dream boards.
Keep an eye out for nutrients June 2 at Burdock, with some new music to boot, and be sure to pick up their album “What Tangled Webs We Weave”. Hopefully you have a tape deck.
Here’s a link to my favourite song by R Stevie Moore
You can find the song we played, “hide and seek” on their Bandcamp page.
Bandcamp - https://nutrientsmusic.bandcamp.com/