Episode 14: Slamboni

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

Episode 13: The Databats

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!

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thedatabats
Bandcamp: https://thedatabats.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The.Databats/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedatabats
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedatabats/

Episode 12: Champion Lover

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

Episode 11: Bif Naked

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

Website: www.bifnaked.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOneAndOnlyBif/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bifnaked

Instagram @theoneandonlybifnaked

Episode 10: Tyson Coady

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/

Episode 9: Angora

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

Facebook - www.fb.me/Angora
Twitter - www.twitter.com/therealangora

Episode 8: Goodnight Sunrise

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.

Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/gnsrband
Website -  http://www.goodnightsunrise.ca/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/gnsrband
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/gnsrband/ 
 

Episode 7: The Darcys

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

 

Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/the-darcys
Website -  www.thedarcys.ca
Facebook - www.fb.me/itsthedarcys
Twitter - www.twitter.com/itsthedarcys

Instagram - www.instagram.com/thedarcys

Episode 6: Nutrients

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/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/nutrientsband/
Twitter - www.twitter.com/nutrientsband

Episode 5: The Deforesters

This week we’ve got Deforesters!  They’re a four piece super-band with members from other Toronto bands such as PUP, Plan 37 and The Roman Line, playing punk rock with pop sensibilities.  We chatted with lead singer and bassist Matt and introduced him to the spoopy world of tarot.

Be sure to check out Deforesters newest release, Leonard.


Also listen to this amazing rendition of Deforesters playing MMMBop: https://www.instagram.com/p/BRGXpDzFywk/?taken-by=deforesters 

You can find the song we played today, “What Do You Want On Your Tombstone”  their newest release Leonard.
Bandcamp - https://deforesters.bandcamp.com/
Facebook - www.fb.me/DEFORESTERS
Twitter - www.twitter.com/deforesterssuck
Instagram- www.instagram.com/deforesters/

Episode 4: Tokyo Police Club

Tokyo Police Club is a 4-piece indie rock band, originally hailing from Newmarket, Ontario. This week we sat down with Graham, and talked about his personal projects.  Currently co-host of the first Riverdale podcast Stay Outta Riverdale, Graham chatted with us about getting into the music industry young, CW Netflix original Riverdale, and his annoying extra apartment.
 

The YTV show I was talking about was Short Circuitz.  Here’s an episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpbmd_aXy1o  See also “The Mind’s Eye” https://youtu.be/cbG34c1qorQ This may or may not help explain vaporwave.

Keep an eye out for TPC shilling Motts Clamato on National Caesar Day, May 18th, at Danforth Music Hall

Check out Stay Outta Riverdale on iTunes/Apple Music.

You can find the song we played today, “Through The Wire”  on their 2014 album “Forcefield”

Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/tokyopoliceclub
Website - www.tokyopoliceclub.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tokyopoliceclub/
Twitter - www.twitter.com/TokyoPoliceClub

Episode 3: Junior Felix

Junior Felix  is a 4 piece Toronto-based rock and roll band. Born in Peterborough, Ontario and raised in traditional garage-rock fashion, Junior Felix is the product of late night jam sessions. When they aren’t playing music they can be found yelling at Yankee fans or owning a café.  We talk about pizza, being dirt bags, and the penis game.

Junior Felix is playing in Peterborough on June 1,  be sure to check them out, or at least go visit half the band at Village Pizza or Hub Coffee in Toronto.

Band recco’ Toilet Poets (pigeon wigs and extentions) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riy7DbwMwxk

And also Drum and Bread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfelEwT0tFg

You can find the song we played today, “Oh The Life I Live” and others  on their Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/wearejuniorfelix
Bandcamp http://wearejuniorfelix.bandcamp.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wearejuniorfelix/
Twitter https://twitter.com/juniorfelixband
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wearejuniorfelix/

Episode 2: Cadence Weapon

This episode has us talking to Edmonton-born, Toronto-living Cadence Weapon.  I’m shy as hell so Kohji does most of the interview while I muster up the courage to do a reading.  Cadence talks about growing up a nerdy internet rapper, his first tarot experience in the back of a van, and the reception of his recently dropped hockey anthem “Connor McDavid”.  

 

Be sure to come see Cadence Weapon dj at the Canadian Music Week Bunz Showcase, Saturday April 22 at The Garrison, 8:00pm (https://cmw.net/music/shows/bunz-showcase/)

 

You can find the song we played today, “My Crew (Wooo)” as well as  “Connor McDavid” on his soundcloud.

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/cadenceweapon/

Find him online here http://www.cadenceweaponmusic.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cadenceweapon/
Twitter @cadenceweapon

Episode 0: The Interview

This is where it all started. Here is the inital interview that brough Vanessa and Kohji together.  A Facebook message and a Tarot reading later and we have a podcast.