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Episode 231 includes NXNE, Luminato and East Coast Music Awards performers, as well as more of the best music you’ve never heard. We talk to John Cleland and Leah Cherniak of “Edward the Crazy Man” about a play that brings mental health issues to school kids. Musically we have A Primitive Evolution, Raul and the Big Time, Five Alarm Funk, Carmel Mikol, Diamond Ring, Ron Sexsmith, Gt. Dane, Molly Thomson, The Midway State, Gentlemen Husbands, Slowcaoster, AHI, Dearly Beloved, Stone Mary, Golden Isles and Joel Plaskett.
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On Episode 230 we have NxNE performers, Gentleman Husbands, Diamond Ring, Gt. Dane, A Primitive Evoluteion and Dearly Beloved. From the Play Edward the Crazy Man we have director Leah Cherniak and lead actor John Cleland talking about mental health and theatre, more ECMA action with Carmel Mikol, Slowcoaster, Joel Plasket and wait there’s more: Ron Sexsmith, Molly Thomson, Five Alarm Funk, Molly Thompson, Golden Isles, Stone Mary and The Midway State. Dig it:
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From the East Coast Music Awards, we have Amelia Curran, The Stanfields, Rich Aucoin, Two Hours Traffic, Jenn Grant, The Trews, Keith Mullins and Joel Plaskett. But wait, there’s more: Mac Graham, The Vanishers, Witchever, Chris Kirby and Grassmaret. That’s a lot, I know. Jenn Martin reports from PEI with more fun that permitted by the CRTC, but we are doing and you are invited to do it too.
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Episode 228 brings you the East Coast Music Awards as we talk to Tanya Davis, Carmel Mickol, Acres and Acres, Andrew James O’Brien and Meghan Scott + Slowcoaster, The Danks, Sherry Ryan, David Myles, Teenage Kicks, Finger Eleven, Mother Mother, Rebekah Higgs and Paper Lions. We will have more ECMA action on #229
Check out pictures of East Coast Music Awards HERE
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We have some of your fav’s and some IndieCan newbies on Episode 227. This one’s a keeper. Check out Chad VanGaalen, Charlotte Cornfield, Rob Moir, Elliott Brood, The Balconies, The Details, Flowerchild, Jason Bajada Grainee, Huron and we have a couple from new Rob Szabo and The Strange, I met up with Little City guitarist and mandolin player at a Project Wildfire (see reviews page), so we have a couple from them too.
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Episode 226 brings shiny new notes from sea to shining sea. We have new music from Grett Caswell, The Mahones, Loveyly Killbots, Bruce Cockburn, Gloryhound, Sandman Viper Command, Hands and Teeth, Mother Mother, Amelia Curren, Wailin Jennys, Carmen Townsend and Feist teaming up with Wilco. How do we do it you ask? With pleasure. Bring us those thirsty ears and drink up the sounds of IndieCan Radio, this week.
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From IndieCan Urban, we have Spesh K on the Juno Red Carpet talking shop with fans and the famous. From Toronto, Juno music awards host town, we have Hot Kid, The Cunninghams, Barenaked Ladies and brand new Grainne. From The Juno Cup, Great Big Sea, from Yonge Street/Yorkville the legendary Neil Young, we introduce new Jerry Leger, The Soles, The Paper Backs, Inoke Errati, from Juno – fest past we have Vancouver’s Adeline, Dan Hill, Rough Trade, and Martha and the Muffins.
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Episode 224 is more radio fun than deemed allowable by the CRTC but what the heck - let's do it. This week we have Drive Faster, Owl's By Nature, Coco Love Alcorn, The Flatliners, The Birthday Boys, The Cowboy Junkies, The Junction, Chris Kirby, Gray, Neil Young, Kate Sloan, Sandman Viper Command, A Quiet End, Sister Hyde and The Infinity Intuition and Mark Farmer with 10's of Millions of good ideas on "the Sound of Social Media."
A Primitive Evolution goes APE on IndieCan Radio before their CMW gig at the Bovine Sex Club. We have Indie's winners, Hollerado, Big Sugar, and I mean BIG, The Little Black Dress just to keep some balance, The Aesthetics, LStadt, Tripelohoney, Why, Kaya and The Wormwood Scrubs
Mother Mother talk about the new record Eureka on IndieCan Radio, we have Whale Tooth, Grady, Shane Yellowbird, Victoria Banks, The Balconies, Colin James, The Dirty 9's from Ireland, Sweet Thing, Hannah Georgas, Gentlemen Husbands and The Lines from the UK
New music from Diamond Ring, The Flatliners, The Jimmy Swift Band, The Midway State, Mother Mother, and new find, Michael Joseph Green, fresh of their XM Music Award wins and CMW spots, Zeus, Hannah Georgas, Justin Hines who played the Gladstone for CMW, Ron Hines, at Hues Room for Juno week and Joel Plaskett, just for fun.
IndieCan Radio in Juno ready and Canadian Music Week crazy. We have bands this week at SXSW, CMW bands from this year and CMW past, Juno hopefuls who will be on deck for Juno Fest and the awards ceremony March 27th. Elliott Brood plays the Horseshoe tavern we have Ember Swift who won some Indie's hardware in CMW past, the Parletones are back in town, home towners, My Darkest Days, Creepshow, Flash Lightning are up this week and from Vancouver, Daniel Wesley, Adalaine, Mother Mother, Joey Keithley and the Band of Rebels, a new find, Biljanaires plus Mark Farmer has a social-media report for us. So enjoy the music and join in on the conversation at Facebook, Myspace or info@ RIGHT HERE.
Joel Carriere, Dine Alone Records and Bedlam Management is gung-ho about the upcoming Juno's. We have some inside track this week. We throw you the CMW Finger Eleven this week, IndieCan remembers the Indie's of years past with Carole Pope, GLS and The Constantines + Hey Rossetta!, We have Betty Moon, The Cowboy Junkies, Ron Sexsmith, Jay Smith + Carmen Townsen and The Golden Dogs.
IndieCan is thinking Junos: bands that are nominated or playing hockey in the Juno Cup. We have Hollerado, Billy Talent, The Arells, Meaghan Smith, Dead Mannequin, Christina Martin, Mother Mother who we will be talking to at CMW, Elias who is nominated for a prize at the XM Music Awards March 1, Slowcoaster, Digging Roots, Hot Kid, who are so cool, and Flowerchild who is so new.
New attitude medicine with some new tunage: Carmen Townsend, Three Sheet, Colt Ford & Gord Bamford vs. Serena Ryeder and Melisa Ethridge, Chris Antonik, The Mathews Brothers, Jerry Wall and get ready for Drive Faster. Also this week, we talk Juno possibilities and hear from friends, Hey Rossetta!, Love Machine, David Myles, Neil Young, Jason Nozuka and the WithOuts. Thought for the week: Music does not cure what ails the world, but it prepares us for what we must do.
Why, Lickpenny Loafer, Laya Zoe, Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew, Jon Cohen Experimental, The Stanfields , and we work through the dog-days of Winter together with more Maple Blues Awards host, Raoul Bhaneja, his band The Big Time + Anthony Gomes, Dawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers, Dylan Wickens and the Grand Naturals + Ross Neilsen and the Sufferin� Bastards.
Episode 213 features Maple Blues Award Winners Monkey Junk and Julian Fauth + we revisit IndieWeek 2010 with Guerrilla Remote recording co, WAZU, Lstadt, Atlantis Blueprint, She King, These Electric Lives, More IndieCan friends like, Broken Social Scene, The Painted Birds, The Free Press, Loud Love, Void�s Anatomy, The John Henrys, Hunter Valentine, and brand new stuff from The Long Lots, Adverteyes, Theset, and Gloryhound who we�ll talk to as part of an East-Coast Horseshoe Tavern party with The Stanfields and Carmen Townsend on Episode 215 � See what Joe Chisholm and Jenn Martin saw and thought of the Maple Blues Awards HERE
IndieCan has more ass-kickin new stuff with Blue Rodeo, Jim Armstrong, Matt Mays & El Torpedo, Spiral Beach, The Stills, Black Diamond Bay, Plants & Animals, Twilight Hotel, Ghost Keepers, Broken Social Scene,Jay Crocker and introducing this week Les Jupes and Katie Moore
Episode 209 features more Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party, Tanya Davis, 54-40, The Spades, Don Brownrigg, Ron Hynes, June Gloom, Canteen Knockout, Kyrie Kristmanson, Jason Bajada, Amelia Curren, Public and Young Rival. What a way to kick of 2011!
check out 2010 IndieCan commentary and highlights HERE
We have The Johnstones, The Cunninghams, Grainne Ryah, The Trews, Pascal Picarde, The United Steel Workers of Montreal, Cute Looney, The Populars, We Are The City, Joel Plaskett, Eugene Ripper, Stephen Fearing, Elephant Stone, and brand new October Sky
Oh, the weather out there is Viking and the music sure is striking. The Garrison in Toronto and M for Montreal both enjoyed some of Iceland's greatest indie + great Canadian acts with lineage from the land of the Ice and Snow. We take you backstage to meet some Vikings this week + lots of great new local indie. Here's the roll call for this week's show: Finger Eleven, Said the Whale, Haley Stark, Justin Nozuka, Peter Katz, Cordcalling, Blue Rodeo, 54-40, Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party, The June Gloom, The Knowledge of Us, Hear, Comes the Cavalry and Vikings Lay Low and Sigrun Stella.
Nothing but epic indie this week. # 206 features The Ascot Royals, Caledonia with Tanya Davis, Cowboy Junkies, The Danks, Dinosaur Bones, Feist and Wilco, The Golden Dogs, The Johnnys, Justin Hines, Lay Low, Pawnshop Diamond, Purrr, Steph MacPherson and The Withouts. OMG, this is good.
We welcome IndieCan newbies to Episode 204. Welcome David Hustler, Shawn Clarke, E-Grand, Dying is NothingJason Lang and The North. Ol' friends also turn up for a tune: Great Lake Swimmers, T.Nile, Jay Sparrow, The i Spies, Madison Violet, Chinese Food and Ron Hines who closed out the film festival, "Rendezvous with Madness."
Let's make it a double as we serve up Indie Week 2010 from Toronto along with some favourites from our new-release inbox. This week, Episode 202 and 203.
Indie Week 2010 Part I and more
with an extraordinary addition to the
Toronto indie scene: Guerrilla Remote,
Indie Week 2010 Part II and more
You get lots of new indie on Episode 201. You’re getting new stats on youth and their radio listening habits. I think it’s a conversation we should keep going. What’s the future for radio in the 21st century? We have been looking forward to you and Hot Kid getting to know each other better and it happens this week: great music, great artists and great feel. We have brand new bands and other brand new music, from Cygnets, Diamond Rings, Betty Moon,The Flatliners, Night Seeker, Simon Fagan, Alert the Medic, Dom De Luca and we check out the new Neil Young CD. In the song Love and War we hear lyrics that are the same truth today as Young’s '60's Yorkville scene. Tell me if you think he makes reference to “Southern Man” which sparked a musical retort from Lynyrd Skynyrd . Happy listening
We made it: Episode 200. IndieCan is the hope and efforts of many artists and music fans who have joined forces over the last few years to keep this going - from Halifax to Quebec City, to Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Kamloops, Vancouver and all the broadcasters and contributors in between. We don't really have time to celebrate, we have POP Montreal 2010 to honour but there is always time to say thank you to every fan who has introduced us to someone they know, every band and artist that has shared their music and every one who has added countless hours behind the scenes to keep it going.
We made it: Episode 200. IndieCan is the hope and efforts of many artists and music fans who have joined forces over the last few years to keep this going - from Halifax to Quebec City, to Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Kamloops, Vancouver and all the broadcasters and contributors in between. We don't really have time to celebrate, we have POP Montreal 2010 to honour but there is always time to say thank you to every fan who has introduced us to someone they know, every band and artist that has shared their music and every one who has added countless hours behind the scenes to keep it going.
So, on to the radio show. We introduce Hot Kid who we'll be getting to know next week. We talk to SAC Executive Director, Don Quarles about the state of music from POP Montreal, we hear from The Jon Cohen Experimental about the new recording, BEHOLD, we have David Roy Parsons, Hollerado, ParlovR,Carole Pope and new music from Marcy Playground, GLO and the new Neil Young project. POP Montreal and Indie Week commentary coming soon to our Events page. See POP Montreal pics on fAcEbOoK.
rom Indie Week 2010 in Toronto we have The MacHams as well as Big Rude Jake, Drowning Girl,Ember Swift, The Constantines, Lotus Child,Decade of Sleep and this week at the movies we have the other side of the story: Director William D. MacGillivray talks about Ron Hynes and"The Man of A Thousand Songs".
Episode 199 has some Montreal tunage with The Dears, David Martel and Plants and Animals. We have live at IndieCan Halifax guest, Pamela Underwater and Don Brownrigg, The Saint Alvia Cartel, Bass Lions and in our "where are they now" segment, Cobweb Society, Eden Ants, who morph into something new at Indie Week, Bukkake Katholik, The Kiss and Tells and The Smears. But wait, there's more - Shannon Lee Briggs, Sam Turton and The Joys.
This week’s IndieCan Radio includes new music from Ian Sherwood, The Benvereens,The Jon Cohen Experimental, and as a first for us, Billy Talent. What a fine metaphor – you are a “Diamond on a Landmine.” As we approach show # 200 we go off with some nostalgia from the last four years and our focus this week is on music showcases from TIFF of years gone by. We feature The Arkells, The Duhks, The Midway State, Final Flash, Jason Bajada, Ladies of the Canyon and Canadian Viking Kyrie Kristmanson. We look at the song writing workshop that Canadian Music Week is providing under the tutelage of Dan Hill and Ralph Murphy.
The Man of A Thousand Songs is Ron Hynes, isn't Ron Hynes, was Ron Hynes. We explore the new movie that opened at TIFF with principal singer/songwriter, newfie, Ron Hynes. Amelia Curran also in the movie is on our show. We have Martha and the Muffins, Bruce Cockburn, Elias, The Tewlips, Staylefish, The Maynards and new material from Johnny Reid,The Age of Daze and for a little, Montreal flair, The Cockroaches.
This week on IndieCan Radio we have new Tegan and Sara, Shane Yellowbird, The Reason,Kathryn Calder, Golden Dogs and Alyssa Reid. We also play catch-up on your requests withThe Free Press, Band of Rebels, Language Arts, The Dunes, Julian Fauth, Flash Lightning,Acres of Lions, The Wet Secrets and Caledonia. 40% of Caledonia are at The Dakota Tavern on the 30th of September and IndieCan will be there. Listen up, listen up and keep your feedback coming. :-)
It’s astounding, time is fleeting, madness takes control. I don’t actually have a Rocky Horror Picture Show reference in this week’s show, I just had to say that. Maybe it’s the cooler night air, making me think Halloween. Anyway, it’s Episode 193 and we chat with Ross Neilsenwho was on tour with his Sufferin Bastards and we share a talk in our first-time meeting with more east coasters – Arrows in the Air. We start thinking POP Montreal with Black Diamond Bay and The Unsettlers. We also hear from The Johnnys, Calico Thief, Slow Coaster, The Pack A.D., Jon Mullane, Chinese Food, Raine Maida and Five Alarm Funk.
More Hillside in Episode 192 plus our fun-packed interview and jam session with Jim Armstrong and the Sonic Deli Band. Jenn Martin reports in on Beaches Jazz Festival. At IndieCan it's all about the music so get ready for Yukon Blonde, David Rotundo, Catl, Public, Teenage Kids, Digging Roots, Tannis Slimmon and in our "where are they now" feature we make a call out toSonica.
In Episode 191 we hit you with The Wooden Sky plus we yak backstage with The Good Lovelies (Juno darlings), The Canned Goods (local up and comers), Young Rival (Steel Town rockabilly does art festival),Digging Roots (aboriginal dynamo-duo), and Tannis Slimmon (who has been at every Hillside for over two decades). Also this week, The Richards, Meaghan Smith and Graciellita.
See Hillside pics while listening HERE
IndieCan Radio we have from Hillside-past with live Justin Rutledge, Julie Doironand Mother Mother. We have Dearly Beloved, on tour now, Autumn Macher,Finger Eleven new music from Sean Ashby and we talk P.E.I. with The Sidewalks and Tim Chaisson. As a preview to next week's live at IndieCan we have music from Jim Armstrong.
We go mental in 189 as we go from Old Man Luedecketo Grady from Hillside's The Good Lovelies andLee Harvey Osmond to MyMyMy. We have Panic Room,Dean Lickyer, Lisa Manis, Ghost Keepers, Rae Spoon,Meligrove Band, The Red Boy, Sweet Thing and the man who says Twitter is dead in 3 years: Kevin Airgid from NXNEi!
Aidan Nulman of YouPhonics talks shop with Mark Farmer on this week's show. We talk about Polaris Music Prize and reminisce on North By Memory Lane – there was so much good stuff there like TheBesnard Lakes, Birds of Wales, Paper Thick Walls and Dan Mangan. Over the next two weeks we get to know PEI’s The Sidewalks and we have great new names like Keser, Third Place, Black Mountain, Vinny Vegas and Janine Farragher. We round out this week with Kathleen Edwards and Blue Rodeo.
IndieCan Radio presents Episode 187 with highlights and good news from North By North East. The Geek Street IndieCan team has more from NXNEinteractive with Scott Stratten of UnMarketing and Super Nova's Elliott Hurst. From the UK we talk to Hot Head Show who we met on the Streets of Toronto, we have from VanCity, Elizabeth and Jody Glenham, Greater Toronto Area bands, Hot Kid, Die Mannequin, Boxer the Horse, The Creekwater Junkies, DGB + we have Terracotta Pigeon and the Setting Son. This week is summer healing for the ears. Download it, stream it, share it with your friends:
This week on IndieCan Radio Dave of The Golden Dogs talks to us from backstage at the El Mocambo @ NXNE about the new vinyl recording. We also chat with Mississauga’s 1977 about bringing harmonies back to pop music and alternative music to Toronto’s Western neighbour plus Toronto’s The Withouts close out the show with a chat about superbands and the special charm of T.Dot’s sketchier meeting places.
InidieCan has been looking for catl since CMW. We video taped this roots, rockin’ trio and we haven’t been able to get them off our mind since. The Polymorphineswere in town and we have them. The North are fresh of a Master Tracks episode and UK tour, Karyn Ellis is someone we saw twice at North By and Vancouver pals, The Zolas are on Episode 186.
Thane Calder tells us how profit and principals are bedmates in his advertising agency. Mark Farmer brings us this interview from NXNEinteractive.
NXNE memories on IndieCan Radio in 3 parts. Episode 185 ...
Grainne Ryan is in studio with Moe Berg and while we await the outcome we remind ourselves how good she sounds. Loud Love and United Steel Workers of Montreal give us some memories of "live at IndieCan." Caledonia contributes and we have NXNE's Sloan, Still Life Still, 54-40 and Rachelle van Zanten.
June has been Aboriginal History Month in Canada and IndieCan's slogan has been Aboriginal history is all Canadian's history. June 1st we co-hosted the kick off party at Dundas Square. We'll talk to The Johnny's who debuted their new CD that night, "Louder, Faster, More Fun." Jerome Godboo has a new CD out and we hear from him. The Thursday night (free) set at the Delta Chelsea hotel is one of the greatest bargains in T.Dot. We haveGinger St. James getting naughty, Cowboy Junkies rolling out something new, Jon Cohen Experimental - well, experi-menting, The Wilderness of Manitoba, The Chronicles to finish a story we were discussing with Jerome, Grady where Phantom's bassist Big-Ben now plays,Great Big Sea and the busiest band at NXNE, Hollerado!
From Hamilton Spring Music Festival, we talk to Rob Rapitti and introduce the Ascot Royals and the Silver Tongue Devils. We hear from Faye Blais,Run With The Kittens, Grass Mountain Hobos, The Dudes, Hannah Georgas, Elias and we get retro with Martha and The Muffins and The Diodes who are on tour in Europe at the time of posting this show and getting ready to return to T.Dot for NXNE.
See what we saw at Hamilton Spring Music Festival while you’re listening to the show.
See what we wrote about the Diodes back in NXNE 2007
This week we have the Geek-greatness of Mark Farmer who has a company called Webness and IndieCan met him at PodCamp Toronto talking about web trends. This week Mark talks about social media, how citizen journalists are impacting mainstream media and how social media impacts music and music fans. What’s new, you ask. Thanks for asking. We have new tunage from Delhi2Dublin,
Peter Katz, Share, Bob Rylett, Amy Heffernan, Ross Neilsen and the Sufferin Bastards, Man the Destroyer and The Johnnys who join IndieCan at Dundas Square June 1 to kick off Aboriginal History Month in Canada. Also, from the depths of IndieCan archives we have Superbeing, The Populars, Jenn Grant, The Hoa Hoas and The Dunes.
IndieCan goes global on Episode 176. Ember Swifttalks about being a Canadian-born artist living in China. Todd Arkell gives us this year's SXSW report with the music and stories of Sex With Strangers,Yukon Blonde, Jets Overhead, Dan Mangan, Billy the Kid, The Beaties and the behind the scenes life at Six Shooters house of sin and the hottest ticket in town - Broken Social Scene
Ember talks about what works and what does not if you want to be accepted as part of the Chinese music scene. (pic by Luna Zhang)
Episode 174 he said: Dean Lickyer, Make Your Exit, The Mission District, Slowcoaster, Mardeen, Share, Wintersleep, The Lions,
IndieCan, IndieCan, what does it all mean? Well we have new music not yet released, a look back at the ECMAs, a sneak peek at Hamilton’s Dean Lickyer’s live at IndieCan session. So it means a great show of west to east music that we think is worthy of being heard over and over again.
They "come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow. Hammer of the gods with our ships to new land, to fight the horde, sing and cry - Valhalla, I am coming!" ( from Imigrant Song, Led Zeppelin) They are Iceland's Vicky, plundering Canadian Music Week and we have them on IndieCan Radio. Not from nearly as far, but not someone you should turn your back on non-the-less, Ralph Murphy, ASCAP Vice President also taks to us about how artist hardship from changing technology is nothing new.
From Sydney Nova Scotia we have more talk and music including some chatter from Funk Factor's Chr!s Smith. Get ready for:
We go West and East with music from Pawnshop Diamond, The Danks,Dan Mangan, The Cunninghams and we are pleased to introduce The Cheap Speakers, Sundar, Matthew Hornell and the Diamond Minds + we go backstage at The Mod Club to catch up with Patrizia who was showing the Saturday ninght crowd how the fairer sex rock and rolls with Basia Lyjak.
Episode 169 features an interview with the Rural Alberta Advantage from Hillside and we get Hillside retro with Julie Doiron. We are feeling a little Olympic with some fine Vancouver indie. We talk to Elias and hear fromMother Mother, Rachelle Van Zanten, two generations with Barney Bentalland Dustin Bentall. We introduce Oriel Joans and we get revved up for the East Coast Music Awards. Down with the Butterfly has a video up for an award that everyone should see, we have the music with the message.
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Epiosde 168 - Guelph Ontario and beyond!
This week we speak with Delhi 2 Dublin and Woodhands, backstage at Hillside Inside in Guelph Ontario. We also talk to organizers of Hillside Inside and offer our commentary. Other musical contributions include Hawksley Workman, Rural Alberta Advantage, The Arkells, Jenny Whiteley, Alert the Medic, Mercury City, The Zolas, 54-40 and something hot off the press from Once Just.
Episode 167 with Zeus, The Dandy Warhols, Matha and the Muffins, Bird of Whales, a chat and tune from Spesh K, The Dirt Bombs, Symphony in Demenor, Mass Assembly, The Fridge Magnets, Basia Bulat, Laurell, Goldfrapp, Julian Fauth, Meagan Smith amd legends, Andy Kim and Dan Hill
Episode 166 featrues The Sojourners, The Trews, Sloan, Blue Rodeo, newbies, We Are City, The Yeassayers, Hollerado, Chris Pape + the Maple Blues of Dave Murphy, Jerome Godboo, David Gogo, Monkey Junk and The Jeff Healey Band
Postdata, 100 Mile House, Sarah Smith, Pilgrims of Brock, interviews with Danny Marks, Monkey Junk + Sarah Burton and Faye Blais, Yukon Blonde, Jack de Keyzer and the United Steel Workers of Montreal
Episode 164 features part II of our interview with Tsufit on “Into the Spotlight,” The Eels, Sarah Burton, Andy Brown, Said the Whale, Janine Stoll, Sam Roberts, Caledonia with Tanya Davis, Of Montreal Feist singing with Wilco, Glo and Arcade Fire
The Birthday Boys, Broken Bricks, Diana Catherine and Thrusty Tweeters, Sam Bradley, Paper Moon, Jeff Bien, The Strip, Dean Lickyer, Shakura S’Aida, and talk Rock & Blues Cruise with Ross and talk song-writing with producer Moe Berg and The Populars
Episode 162 has Bahamas, Joel Plaskett, Feist, Hey Ocean, Tanlines, The People Sleeping, Miracle Fortress, Golden Triangle, Chad VanGallen, Hannah Speirs, Postdata, publicist Sarah French talking with us about new music from The Vanishers and Ginger St. James and author of “Step Into the Spotlight,” Tsufit talking about her insights as an artist and self-promoter
Episode 161 has Pride Tiger, Thousand Foot Kutch, Treasa Levasseur, Once Just, Tin Bangs, Perplexity of Things, Jason Bajada, Justin Rutledge, live at IndieCan, Scarlet Sins, Down With The Butterfly, Elephant Stone, Gregory J. Bennett (Groove Generator), White Sands and Faye Blais
Episode 160: The Balconies, Jets Overhead, Caledonia, The Parkas, The Paperbacks, Oh No Forest Fires, Cloths Make the Man, Make Your Exit, Nathaniel Sutton, Parkas, David Rotundo Band and an exclusive interview with Sari Delmar, writer and founder of artist management company, Audio Blood and a chat with Meg-A-Music Mary about the Haydain Neale tribute
Episode 159: Get ready for an interview with The Cunninghams at their CD release party, Hollerado, blast from the past, Martha and The Muffins, Stage Hands, Monster America, Hayley Stark, Barron S, The Arkells, Billy The Kid, Serena Ryder and Stompin Tom Connors
Here and NOW Magazine (part II) in Episode 158 with Dan Mangan, Ember Swift, Sloan, Don Brownrigg, Angie Nussey and Eden Ants both live-at-IndieCan, The Free Press, Pascal Picarde, Voilla, Bend Sinister and Romi Mayes.
Here and NOW Magazine (part I) on Episode 157 with Ox, Pawnshop Diamond, The Johnstones, Acres and Acres, Winter Gloves, Roche Limit, Loud Love (live at IndieCan), Blue Rodeo, Hannah Speirs, Papa Sean Johnson and The Restless Age.
Episode 156 features Die Mannequin, Hugh Dillon Elias, Alana Levandoski, Blue Rodeo, Still Life Still, Julie Doiron and Vanderpark, live-at-IndieCan, Jesse Labelle, Tegan and Sara, Gloryhound, Mother Mother, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, The Danks and Justin Hines
From Epiode 155 we have Liy Frost, Matt Epp, Bend Sinister, Jay Sparrow, The New Soul Cowboys, The Pack A.D., Spiral Beach, Natasha Pasternak, Crush Luther, Language Artes, Oriel Jones, Nerve Control, Broomfiller, Atlantis Blue Print and Basia Lyjak.
Episode 154 brings you a talk with Toronto buzz band, Purrr, Billy the Kid, The Johnstones, Barney Bentall - Catch That Train, KC Roberts & The Live Revolution, Sure Fire Machine, Winhara, Sidney York, Leah West, Alert the Medic, The Dudes, The Februarys and some Jenn Martin chat. HEAR THIS EPISODE: STREAM IT - DOWNLOAD IT
Episode 153 has Indie Week insights from Sule, Static in the Stars, The Ins & Outs, Diana Catherine and the Thrusty Tweeters, Dave Borins, Darlings of Chelsea, The United Steel Workers of Montreal, The Matavaras, Amy Campbell and some fun with Bob "THE ICE MAN" Segarini HEAR THIS EPISODE: STREAM IT - DOWNLOAD IT
Episode 152 includes POP Montreal sounds like: ParlovR, Meta Gruau, Silly Kissers, Niva Nielson, the Hoa Hoa’s, Hollerado, Kindetic Stero Kids, Sports, the Band, Diamond Rings, Snailhouse, & Melgrove Band HEAR THIS EPISODE: STREAM IT - DOWNLOAD IT
Episode 151 is still at Tiff with Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees, Emma Lee, The Mountains and the Trees and Jason Bajada, we have The Fugitives, The Zolas and The Wheat Pool, Pawnshop Diamond, and The Iron Choir.HEAR THIS EPISODE: STREAM IT - DOWNLOAD IT
Click EPISODE 150 talks Tiff with Spiral Beach, Amy Millan, Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees, The Mountains and the Trees, The Duhks and The Arkells + USS and Hawskley Workman. We talk to Tim Baker of Hey Rosetta!, Metric, Ken Beatie, publicist and Dan Mangan, winner from the XM Music Awards.HEAR THIS EPISODE:STREAM IT - DOWNLOAD IT
From TIFF on Episode 149, we talk to Spiral Beach, Winter Gloves, Jets Overhead and we have some fun with Scott Normandy, The Sky Life, John Wort Hannam, Daniel Bryant, Half Past Four and 54-40 HEAR THIS EPISODE: STREAM IT - DOWNLOAD IT
Episode 148 includes Indie Week 2009 plus Canadian Music Café at Tiff. We talk to Michael Perlmutter and Darryl Hurs and musically we have Purple Hill, The Zolas, Dustin Bental, Spiral Beach, Martha Wainwright, The Dunes, United Steel Workers of Montreal, Politique, Darlings of Chelsea, After The Weather, The Unsettlers and… get this: Ninja Funk OrchestraHEAR THIS EPISODE: STREAM IT -DOWNLOAD IT
CLICK FOR EPISODE 147: Red Roses Black, Calvin Don't Jump, Secret Broadcast, The Record of the Week Club, The Fury, Summerland, Twitch & The Limp nodes, Caledonia, The Job, Christian D and the Hangovers and 10th Planet. HEAR THIS EPISODE: STREAM IT -DOWNLOAD IT
On Episode 146, Sean Ashby “live at IndieCan,” Justin Hines, The Danks, The Rough Skeletons, The Besnard Lakes, The Wet Secrets, The Painted Birds, Angie Nussey, Top Johnny, Remedy and The Pretty FacesHEAR THIS EPISODE: STREAM IT - DOWNLOAD IT
Click on Episode 145, for some live-at-IndieCan from XM Studio with Stephen Fearing, Hey Ocean, Sunshine State, Jenn Grant, 54-40 and Tom Hooper, Dan Mangan, The Populars and Justin Rutledge + brandnew Lee Harvey Osmond and Dan Kosub
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We have Victoria B.C. to St. John's Newfoundland covered and many stops along the way in this great hour of indie to keep the gene pool from getting suspect we have some UK and USA emerging music too. Welcome to the show Christine Crawford and Jets Overhead, we cruise down HYW 401 with Ron Leary, we take in The Yellowhead Highway with Mark Ceaser, and we're pleased to introduce some more of the best music you've never heard from Hello Charlie, Jason Blaine, Chris Velan, The Evelyn Room, The Stone Circles, Ambisonic, Passenger + insights and the music from Halifax's Share. see some Share pics from NXNE
Hillside Radio, Part II with music and interviews from "Mudslide 2009"
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Big On Bloor: IndieCan hosts a stage at Canada's longest street festival from Lansdown to Christie in the heart of Toronto
Plastic Star and Pavement Princess have morfed from Toronto's hard working Fidget, all featured this week. We check in with The Stormalongs to get news, weather and sports on their upcoming release. We have another British import with The Belgrave Scandal making their international radio debut. Still Life Still was a NXNE highlight.Hilary Grist, The Vanishers, Hotcha!, The Most Serene Republic, Secret Suburbia, The Birthday Boys - who are playing Hillside this week and some not-yet released Two Hours Traffic round out this weeks show. Listeners - your mission: Find someone you love on this week's show and tell them so.
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Listen up � We are crusing with the top down on Epiosde 139 - hear what�s new with The Mission District, Something Fatal, Lion Ride, Little Sunday, ParlovR Remedy and IndieCan friends from Canada�s forgotten corner � Windsor Ontario, Inoke Errati (I know Karate). We go retro �live at IndieCan� with Drowning Girl from Toronto, Loud Love from Ottawa and54-40 from Vancouver. To close off, we see get ready from new music fromGalore, who were IndieCan guests way back when on episode 6
IndieCan Radio this week visits the Pride Toronto music stages, introduces Ottawa's Dirty Beloved and retuns to North by North East
FromWhitebird Studio in Ottawa we rock the radio air waves with Dirty Beloved. We bring you some of the music of Pride Toronto and we made another dent in our NXNE CD stack. Over the hour we have Caledoniafrom Halifax, Hannah Georgas and Dustin Bental from Vancouver, Jen Lane from Saskatchewan (hard to spell, easy to draw), The Lovely Killbots,The Most Serene Republic, Carole Pope andGeoffrey the Giant
|From Halifax to Vancouver, the best music you've never heard was celebrated in T.Dot and IndieCan-iacs were bouncing from club to club and venue to venue like pong balls on crack. We chill in the hotel with Maggie Martin of EMI Music Publishing to talk shop and find out what brought her from L.A. to T.O. We compare notes with Melanie Schade of Indie Solo. One of the IndieCan bands that left with Jumo hardware this year filled Dundas Square with sound so we kick off the show withWintersleep. Then we hear from host town acts, Afterparty, Justin Rutledge and Fjord Rowboats, we go west for Axis of Conversation, Laura Smith, Language-Arts, Perfect Hour, we go QC for Zeros andFlotilla and west on the 401 for Olenka and the Autumn Lovers. While you're listening - see and read all about it HERE|
|A musical exchange - IndieCan embarks on our first British invasion|
We Rock you tenderly and Folk you hard in Episode 136. This week we do something so new and exciting I am gitty just writing about it. The Great Lake Swimmers are touring their new record, "Lost Channels." Stories of this Toronto's band's sell-out performances overseas are part of present day folklore as indie music artists and industry muse about how it "could and should" be over a cold one. So, I had to check this out for myself. From The Glee Club in Birmingham England we were part of a sell-out crowd enjoying the Great Lake Swimmers. We bring you the after-show interview with Tony Dekker. Also, we talk with the man who books Great Lake Swimmers in Birmingham, Markus Seargent, about the UK's fascination with Canadian indie music.
Also this week, Madison Violet, Jerome Godboo, The Compound, Lily Frost, Corbin Murdoch and The Nautical Mile, Rude Boy, a new project from Winnipeg calledRecord of The Week Club and the UK's Tara London.
This week is Retro IndieCan with snippets from our three years of archive. We hear the tasty tunes of Dearly Beloved, The Audrey's (going vinyl) andMy Darkest Days and �live at IndieCan� chat and performances from The Strip, Tim�s Myth, Chameleonize, Don Brownrigg and Young Rival It�s a tour from Halifax to Montreal, to Toronto to Hamilton, starting with Hamiltonians, preparing for NXNE and Canadian tour chatting to us about vinyl from the Halifax Pop Explosion. We hope you like our show
We are betwixt and between music festivals this week. We have more on Hamilton and we get ready for NXNE coming to Toronto. Jay Sparrow and The Spades give us some Steel Town feel and we give you some North-by previews like TNile,Spiral Beach, we get to our inbox with Child Beast, Vercity, Jay Crocker, Blank Tape Levy, Norglen, Yonder Brite VU and we even find time for Jill Barber andFridge Magnets. Man that's a lot of music :-) Also, re last week - check out GRADY from Hamilton on IndieCan's YouTube along with some other new features.
We check in with festival director, Rob Rapitti to get the "behind the scenes" on this years edition of the spring music festival. We hear from Grady and other out of town visitors, Mach 22 and representing from Ontario, Apollo's Down and The Free Press - all part of the 2009 festival. Next week we'll have more with Jay Sparrow and The Spades. see Grady on IndieCan Crappy-CAM
Also this week, let's look at a couple of tracks from Caledonia's new CD as well as Poor Marqus (which I am still not sure if it's pronounced " Marcus" or "Marks"), Jody Glenham, Sara Hays, John Pippus and A Minute Away
Master Tracks is one of many great indie music TV offerings from AUX-TV. The show stars producer Moe Berg and engineer Laurence Currie and each episode chronicle one band in the studio for one day to record one song. From arrangement to bed-tracks to mixing we watch the band/artist and production team race against time and chance. Laurence regales us this week with new TV adventures.
New music this week includes NXNE early announcements, Ghost Bees andDinosaur Bones + The Balconies, Bill Colgate, Hotcha. Also we have some new tracks from Black Diamond Bay, Hunter Valentine, The David Rotundo Band, Olympic Symposium and Chinese Food. This week's show is the culmination of 132 weeks of radio making this, Episode 132.
Episode 131 features the constant evolution of Ken Tizzard, from The Watchmen, to Thronley, to solo accoustic to his brand new project that he unleashes on us from Whitebird Studios in Ottawa Ontario. This show is 5-star fun.New to IndieCan this week, Five Blank Pages (who are playing their final show this month in Toronto), Away From The Glow, The Two Koreas,Nathan Lawr and the Minotaurs,Pager Moon + Creepshow, The Young Rivals (to celebrate Hamilton Spring Music Festival) and a chat with The Dunes (on tour now in Western Canada)
New music? We�ve got it with Tuck, with Time, with Dustin Bental, The Dudes, Red Eye Empire, Little Red, The Weather Station, Anna Gutmanis, Sal Lima and we�re live again with Angie Nussey and SAB. Details to come but you can hear 130 NOW.
Episode 129 features new releases buzzing in 2009
Big Ideas, Mike Evin, WakingupCrosseyed, Public, United Steel Workers of Montreal, Ladyhawk, Sean Jones, Bavura, more Wet Secrets, White Cowbell Oklahoma, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Chad VanGaalen and from Vancouver we talk to Alan Doyle on the Juno red carpet and we remember Superbeing - a band with a new brand, but we look back
South By South EH!
Listen to a Canadian perspective of the world's biggest music festival - SXSW
|Vanderpark performs some of the music that got them featured in This year's Canadian Music Fest + lays down something brand new for IndieCan listeners; Neill Dixon, festival president, gives us a recap of the festival, tradeshow and conference that was; we travel through the streets of Toronto catching up with Saskatchewan's We Were Lovers, Juno bound Hey Rosetta! and The Midway State, New Jersey CMW visitors, Jet Lag Gemini, Amos The Transparents, from Ottawa, Vancouver's Radio Star winners, The Latency and host town festival closers, Make Your Exit See Vanderpark live @ IndieCan Catch more CMW now|
|From Candian Music Week, live at IndieCan we are pleased to have Sunshine State live at the XM Radio Street-front studio to talk about how hard they work to get noticed in Toronto and how they now have #1 hits in Japan and Korea. Also this week a sneak-peek listen to a live at IndieCan track of another great Toronto indie bands, Vanderpark who will be with us in studio for episode 125.Mother Mother, Black Diamond Bay, Emma-Lee are also part of the week that the music universe eyes Toronto, Canada -CMW. For twang we add some brand new Catherine Maclellan and Jerry Leger and we rock hard with IndieCan Wednesday guests, Mackenzie King and Wank Punter. See our night of Wank Punter, Mackenzie King & Vercity. See More Sunshine State! Get More CMW|
Episode 123 of IndieCan Radio: Brand new United Steel Workers of Montreal. Julie Doiron,Bruce Cockburn, Gerorge Casey and Pawnshop Diamond. The Original Rock 'n' Roll outlaw, SAB is live at IndieCan + the man who helped pay indie aritsts $97 Million over the last 10 years, CD Babyfounder, Derek Sivers is with us. Also a shout out to Hey Rosetta and all the East Coast Music Awards participants.
This week on IndieCan Radio, Peter Spellman, Director of Music Business Solutions & Director of Career Development at Berklee College of Music talks shop with us, Neal Ford Sundet live at IndieCan from Whitebird Studio performs some tunes and talks about life in all aspects of the music biz.
Also this week we have distilled the tower of "in-box" CDs into an audible healing hour of Canadian indie...
This week we introduce The Darling Demaes,Shrimp Daddy, PEI's John Connolly and Timothy Chaisson, Deep Dark Woods, Laura Smith + like herpes they're back: The Populars, The Buck Brothers, Rally Car and The Joys. Bring us your troubles your regrets, listen intently and we will half those troubles away IndieCan style
MonkeyJunk (above) is live at IndieCan, thanks to Sean Kelly, Doug and Jenn of "Team Ottawa" for making this happen. We hear from organizer Tim Des Islets about this year's awards and The Blues Summit IV + some special guests.
Other great artists include Danny Marks, Fathead, Jack de Keyzer, Keith Hallett, Dalannah Gail Bowen, Scott McCord and the Bonafied Truth, Ross Neilsen and The Suffering Bastards and Julian Fauth - hear it now!
From Maples Blues Awards, Treasa Levasseur is part of an all you can cram into an hour of radio - show. I may have pronounced her name wrong (should be "tray-za") but I dig her CD. We remember complaining about the heat - with aKing Sunshine interview from the Beaches Jazz Festival.
But wait - there's more! We introduce to IndieCan Radio These Three Cities, The Fembots, Katie Stelmanis, Yesterdays Forgotten and The Burning Hell, we check in with The Dunes, The Armada and All The Brightness, who all have new CDs out and in coast-to-coast style we include Jon and Roy and Daniel Wesley from the west coast and 4 time zones and 6100 kms away, Halifax's Acres and Acres.
Calgary's The Wax Poets are live at IndieCan from Ruminal Sound Studio in Mississauga this week.
This week we remember Marc Gelinas who was "Live at IndieCan" with us in Montreal at Production DNAfor Episode 46. Sadly, Marc was lost to us December 16th, 2008 and we dedicate this hour to his memory. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. We share your loss. We'll hear a song Marc was very proud of, "Call Me Vegas" on this weeks show.
Next weeks show (Episode 115) will be continuing 2008 in review part deux.
This week, IndieCan gets reflective. 2008 had the first ever "Hillside Inside" in Guelph in February and we remember both Hillside Music Festivals with Wintersleep and Jenn Grant. We salute the come back of Big Rude Jake, remember the CD releases of Modern Boys Modern Girls, Once Just and Jeff Martin and The Armada (hear it for the first time this week!). We remember "Live at IndieCan" guests: Loud Love from Ottawa and Void's Anatomy from Quebec City (Happy 400th birthday, Quebec). We remember Toronto Pride Music Fest, withJeffery Straker, Canadian Music Cafe with Kyrie Kristmanson and Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew and we rewind to NXNE with The Pack AD.
This week, IndieCan can't get over our Montreal love-in so we have some spill over - USWM +Adam and Amethysts + an interview with one of IndieCan Wednesdays highlights - October Sky. Also from our Wednesday at the Annex WreckRoom in Toronto: Edmonton's, 40 Thieves and Calgary's the Wax Poets. I proclaim on the show that "next week The Wax Poets" will be live at IndieCan. That session is recorded and in on-deck, but I am saving it now until after my "The Great 08" Year in Review which will take two shows to do proper justice to.
We cross the Atlantic in two ways this week. Toronto's The Outfit has morphed into Les Gars, re-branding themselves in the UK. Son of Dave and Hospital Bombers are trying to increase their musical scope by enduring themselves to Canadian music fans and I think we should adopt them. Both bands are making shovelling Canadian inroads and we're proud to bring them to you. Our cross-Canada trip includes, from Saskatchewan's deep-freeze The Blood Lines and Pearson, from frosty "Winterpeg" we have Twilight Hotel, we solve some secrets about ghost tracks by Mother Mother in Vancouver and from T.Dot we feature the eagerly awaited CD from The Strip + we open with a Justin Rutledge track with a song about loved ones that are missing. So from IndieCan to everyone who finds their bloodlines incomplete this time of year, our thoughts are with you.
From Production DNA in Montreal, host Dave Cool talks to Carl Comeau and live at IndieCan we have the United Steel Workers of Montreal. Oh what fun! Also this week a couple of ex-The Dears guitar players, The Jon Cohen Experimental and Black Diamond Bay + Mittenstrings,Galore, Women and Carole Pope who helped put the "X" back in X-mas at Tattoo Rock Parlour December 18th.
Learn more about WHAT IS INDIE? the docuemtary by Dave Cool.
USWM EXTRA - hear it at IndieCan Music's myspace - more music, more talk, more BS
54 40 visit IndieCan @ XM Satellite Street Studio this week (Neil Osborne, Dave Genn & Tom Hooper "Grapes of Wrath") to perform a couple of new tunes form NORTHERN SOUL, and a couple of oldie-goldie radio hits. Also this week, Dearly Beloved, Spiral Beach, Grand Theft Bus,Patrizia, Left of Zero, The Maynards, Lotus Child and Elliott Brood
Our special guest this week is David Wimble, editor of the Indie Bible (now in it's 10th edition) andThe Indie Venue Bible. IndieCan sees how these directories offer a meaningful advantage to independent artists, labels or management and Dave talks to us about how he went from artist to editor and the impact it's had on him and others.
IndieCan's Jenn Martin talks about re-branding with the New Soul Cowboys. We have 54 40's title track to Northern Soul, The Weakerthans, Black Mountain, Mardeen and Share from the East-coast and Japhy and Kathleen Edwards from Ontario.
This week is our "Advanced Copy" show. Blackie and The Rodeo Kings have a compilation CD not yet released and we got one from True North to share with you. Flying Eyes had their CD release November 22 and we have it, Anthony Gomes and The New Soul Cowboys are up to something new, too. Every heard of Nineteen Seventy-seven or The WitHouts? Now you're getting how this works - of course not - you hear it first on IndieCan Radio.
From Calgary, Wax Poets were at IndieCan Wednesday's as part of a cross-Canada tour. Their CD comes out officially upon their return, but we have it for you this week. Also on the show, "live at IndieCan" flashbacks from Raine Maida and Once Just, Night Flowers who come to IndieCan Wednesday soon and from Newfoundland, Sherry Ryan
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COCA Central's regional 'ho-down' was in North Bay, Novermber 5th to 8th and IndieCan was back stage and front-row-centre as bands and other entertainers strut their stuff for 25 student activity coordinaters. From COCA 08 Flash Lightnin', My Darkest Days, Ladies of The Canyonand offer you a great cross-section of music that showcased at The Wall - Canadore College and Nipissing U Student Pub in North Bay. Conference Chair, Chad "Buddah" Chaplain
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pictured above, Christella Morris. the MrchGrl Merchandising and team-Ottawa with Iconoclast, both are part of Episode 107 - Also this week Chinese Food at their CD release party, Catherine MacLellan, and the D'Urbervilles from HPX and from Indie Week, Whale Tooth, Pavlov's Dogs' Orchestra and The Cunninghams.
Halifax Pop Explosion and the artist of the East Coast are the focus of Episode 106. Amilia Curren, on her fourth release "War Brides" is live at IndieCan. We introduce Kris and Don ofSpaces Between Sound Studio, the new home to IndieCan Halifax. We talk to Waye Masonabout HPX 08 and we listen to festival bands likeYoung Rival, The Spades, The Western Civilization visiting, The Got to Get Got, The Maynards and Share, hosting and Mardeen,Andrew Hunter and The Gatherers + Don Brownrigg, plundering and pillaging in other jurisdictions this week. HPX is the one festival each year that feels like a holiday for IndieCanRead all about Halifax POP Explosion and see Pictures - CLICK HERE
This week we celebrate the 5th year of Toronto's IndieWeek, a festival that has grown to be better and better every time. This week we hear from Iguanadonho, Marky Ray about his 30 years of indie bands and stadium headliners.
Our all IndieWeek musical features include, from yester-years, Peter Katz and The Curious, Hello Beautiful, and Vesta Varro. In this year's competition, The Dunes, Hello Bella, Bella Clava, Walter Mitty and The Realists, Christina Maria, Isle of Thieves, The Free Press and Ontario Independent Music Award winners, Fidget. - It's a good one, bet you can't listen just once.
While you're listening, check out the pictues and commentary on IndieWeekntary on our events page
The Songs and Music of Mike Yates and the Candidates
Chinese Food - who have a CD release party at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern November 1, The Populars - Love these guys, Interview - The Waxbills from IndieCan Wednesdays, Grand Theft Bus - who I mistakedly call "Grand Theft Truck" on the show, an Interview with Ryan from Mother Mother and a tune from - O My Heart, Murder City Sparrows and Leo Tintinalli get us in a IndieWeek 2008 mood and we close with Alex Tintinalli
See Mike Yates and the Candidates performing + other Ottawa bands at Whitebird Studios
See Leo Tintinalli and others at IndieWeek Grande Finale
Episode 103 features Ottawa's Loud Lovelive at IndieCan from Whitebird Studios + IndieCan's POP Montreal trip. Montrealer,Mitch Joel the Twist Image Blogger alks to us about social media, commercial media and puts the phenomina of blogging and podcasting into perspectiive.
Ottawa's Rory Gardiner is this weeks "live at IndieCan" with some songs he recently recorded in Nashville. We hear from next week's "live at IndieCan" feature artists, Loud Love, from Windsor's MicLordz & Sauce Funky, upcoming IndieCan Wednesday's live performers, Black Diamond Bay andAndrew Hunter & The Gatherers.
Babes for Breasts organizers and performers Amanda Rheaume and Ana Miura chat and perform at Whitebird Studios in Ottawa, also form Ottawa, Rory Gardiner, Mike Yates and the Candidates and Iconoclast. Montreal is represented by Sule and Plants and Animals, Vancouver has
Lindsay May and The Painted Birds - Crash Parallel are touring with and in support of the new recording, "Wake Up and Say Good Bye," released by David Usher September 23rd. David was at PodCamp Montreal September 20th, talking to social media geeks and freaks about the impact of YouTube, Myspace, Twitter and Facebook on how songwriters and fans relate to each other. Much of what he shared with podcasters, he covers off in a conversation with Joe Chisholm. We also hear from Matt Mays & El Torpedo and Saturna
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Episode 100 finds us at the Toronto International Film Festival's Canadian Music Cafe, celebrating three days of music in one hour with special attention on Montreal's newbie Final Flash and second-generation Martha Wainwright, Collingwood's Midway State, Whistler's Ali Milner, Toronto's Gentleman Reg, St. Cat's City and Colour, Ottawa's Kyrie Kristmanson, P.E.I.'s Two Hour Traffic and coast-to-coast Jill Barber. 2007's Music Cafe is where we met Justin Rutledge (Episode 99) so we shout out last year with some new Die Mannequin. We also talk to someone who knows something about Music supervision, himself, this year's Cafe Coordinator, Michael Perlmutter
#98: A show we call "Friends Down in Flames"
As we approach epic Episode 100 we are in a reflective mood at IndieCan. This week we look at carnage - great Canadian bands that have fallen by the wayside since IndieCan came on the scene in 2006. Fortunately these artists left behind a great legacy of music that we were lucky enough to be a part of. We remember Tacoma Redd, The Darns,Anti-Hero, Aide de Camp and Lucy - may they Rest In Peace.
Still alive and well we have new music from Latefallen, Black Diamond Bay (Patrick Krief), Ben Sures, Elliott Brood and next week's feature artist, Justin Rutledge. We are also pleased to introduce, for the first time at IndieCan - Night Flowers.
Hey, if you like this weeks' show TELL YOUR FRIENDS, send an email, start a Facebook group. Over 100,000 listened in during August. Wouldn't it be cool if we had 1 Million listeners by Show 100. Now that would be special -lol. Enjoy the music, share your thoughts. We're listening. Hf you like this weeks' show TELL YOUR
IndieCan Radio goes PUBLIC in Episode 97 as we are pleased to welcome into the world of IndieCan listeners, Toronto's Public, live at IndieCan. We are live from a facility new to IndieCan - Ruminal Record Sound in Port Credit where we hope to bring more great IndieCan finds to you. Also this week, Jenn is in Ottawa talking toMonkeyJunk, we have new Shannon Lee Briggs and The Stills, we introduceTamara Miller and The Sourkeys, a few of you have been bugging us with requests so we have The Chronicles, Bukkake Katholik and Julian Fauth, as requested.
SEE MORE PUBLIC PICS, recording at Ruminal Records Sound - While you're listening this week, we are thinking about Episode 100 coming soon and what we think about that milestone doesn't mean a pinch of fly shit compared to what you think about that mile-stone. Be heard, praise us, bitch at us, tell us how we should be doing things, we actually care. We're on Myspace or as Monkey Junk would say, come sit on our Face Book and tell us what you really think.
Hillside 25 on IndieCan Radio
Twenty-five years of Hillside Music Festival is the theme of Episode 95 including Halifax's Jenn Grantlive at IndieCan with Kinley Dowling+ Hillside Office Manager, Jessie O'Donnell talking back-stage about the behind the scenes of the 25th Hillside. We talk with Mandibles, Spiral Beach, The Monster Show,Bass Lions and hear from Justin Rutledge as well this week.
Read and see all about Hillside 25 HERE.
More Jenn and Kinley pics HERE
Episode 94 is a Mixed Bag of summer time music fun as we start our Hillside coverage, with some memories of last year's Mother Mother performance, Broken Social Scene and Spiral Beach (Catch more Hillside 25 on our EVENTS page while you listen), Toronto Independent Music Awards made us nostalgic so we have Eden Ants, winners at the first ever TIMA awards at IndieCan studios and from Warped Tour, we have The Creep Show, Staylefish,One Night Band and then we bounce from coast to coast with Briana Stewart, Birthday BoyJim Armstrong and recent Videofact award winners, Down With The Butterfly
Next week, more Hillside with East-Coast's Jenn Grant live at IndieCan, Justin Rutledge, Mandibles, The Monster Show, Bass Lions and we check in with Spiral Beach, Plants and Animals, Land of Talk and Hillside Office Manager, Jessie O'Donnell
Episode 93 is an hour of new releases: From Halifax, Tanya Davis and Don Brownrigg on the road with Amilia Curren, Caledonia, Catherine McLellan are featured are all working on or pleased to announce new records. From Toronto, we talk to Julian Fauth and David Rotundo, we hear the new Tenth Planet, hot off the press and we open the show with a chat with The Free Press who just played The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern to celebrate their long awaited new record.
Bonus Abuse - more Caledonia and Joe Chisholm eating lunch (Directors Cut) CLICK IT
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From Vancouver Mother Mother and Live at IndieCan HEY OCEAN (picture by Mark Cohene) pulls of the indie highway of life to chat with IndieCan and perform a few tunes with us. From Montreal we bring you Dave Martell, from Ireland, NXNE vistiors The Stand and cross-borderBen Hammond. We gear up for the Toronto Independent Music Awards with a chat with Daniela Oliva and Tamara Shelly T.Dot music from The Brown Hornets, The Golden Dogs andChinese Food.
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One million Pride Toronto celebrants had the music in them June 20 to 29th, 2008 and IndieCan goes back-stage at the Main Stage. IndieCan hears from Saskatchewan's Jeffery Straker, home-town Hunter Valentine, Montreal's Mad June and T.Dot's Shitt Hottt. Our Vancouver love-in continues with The Painted Birds "live at IndieCan" and Adaline with her record, Famous For Fire, and the brand new Hell is not my Home from Montreal's October Sky.
Enjoy some pictures to go along with the show Painted Birds, Toronto Pride
More on NXNE and more on Toronto Pride HERE
ndieCan hangs with God Made Me Funky from in-store appearances to closing out NXNE @ the REVERB, to back stage and talking shop. Dig it, this show will make you funky too. Also this week, Public, The Pack AD, Hello Beautiful, The Johnstones and Modern Boys Modern Girls. Also this week we hear about what the mysterious world of Publishing look like now inTHE NEW INDIE coutesy of The Canadian Recording Artists Association. You are one click away from getting informed, finding God and getting Funked up right:
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Episode 90 of IndieCan Radio is here featuring North By Northeast, Vancouver style. We look at the VanCity indie scene with Dan Mangan live at IndieCan with bassist, John Walsh. Dan was the man, that brought IndieCan to the west coast - all will be revealed in this weeks show. We also feature NXNE-west festival highlights with The Pack AD, Said The Whale + Saskatchewan's The Blood Lines, Halifax's Rebekah Higgs, Indie legend Carole Pope, who teamed up with Kevan Staples and crew for a Rough Trade show and Lotus Child which is another shout out to IndieCan's first VanCity sojourn.
From our industry insider files we have an exciting project to tell you about. The Canadian Independent Recording Artist's Association has produced THE NEW INDIE which is an in depth look how the music biz works these days with insights from a world renowned think-tank of artists and insiders. We preview this program, which is available in a 4-CD box-set or as a free podcast. This will be the first in a two-part review, this Episode and next. You can jump ahead and learn more from IndiePool.
The Dunes and IndieCan - at long last, and what a blast we had in studio. Wait until you hear this. Digital Media Distribution Systems is how music gets to Radio programmers now. Adam Hunt spent NXNE explaining it to the masses and he was kind enought to tell us too.54-40 has a new single out, Norther Soul. We have Parker, Peter Katz,Skye Sweetnam, Last Day Here, Raine Maida, State of Shock
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By request we have Rayna and The Populars back, live at IndieCan, We have some more tunes available from The Twisted Pines compelation CD. NXNE artists The Superfantastics of Halifax, and The Cockroaches of Montreal are on the show as well as Fernando Saunders.
Paul and Debbie of Twisted Pines talk about bringing art to Northern Ontario and celebrating the culture there. We hear from Pines performers, United Steel Workers of Montreal and The Great Lake Swimmers, Tony Decker. Other artists include Canteen Knockout, Ember Swift, Phil Solem, The Shenanigans, Julie Doiron, Mad Staring Eyes, Tin Bangs, City Coin Laundry and The Priddle Concern.
It has been another amazing year for Garth Hudson - THE BAND was recognized at the Grammy's, he is working on a new music project, he celebrates 50 years in the music biz and he and wife Maud talk to IndieCan this week from Twisted Pines Music & Arts. Music this week comes from Twisted Pines and our own Birthday Bash Month with The Joys, Sam Hell, Sarah Burton, Jon Cohen Experimental,Little Sunday, Drowning Girl, Scott Cooper,Tannis Slimmon and The Great Lake Swimmers. More Pictures from Twisted Pines
IndieCan celebrated the week of New Music West with a "go west young music fan" leaning. From Winnigeg, living in Toronto and now touring Western Canada, Karen Kosowskiis our live-at-indieCan feature act. Recorded at her CD Release Party at the Rivoli with Philosopher King connection, Sunshine State, IndieCan is pleased to bring you this female fronted "Coldplay-esque" stylings and some candid chat on Queen Street West about maturing as a song writer.
From our archive of great interviews we bring so previously unheard excerpts from Neil Osborne of 54-40 on music videos, the cosmic energy of live performance and more Zen-Rock wisdom. Bellevue is our only true east band and then it's all west-coast with The Flairs,Daniel Wesley, The Smears and 54-40.
Joe Chisholm wishes he could have been with friends in Vancouver for New Music West but that's no reason not to devote a show to you. Check out the new word - peace video featuring Neil Osborne called Northern Soul
This new video will grow on you if you let it. Everyone should see it at least once - maybe twice.
From Halifax, but in Ottawa, Douglas captured Dave, Ian and Kris in his Down with The Butterfly net and recorded three brand new songs for you to hear. We also have a funny story to tell and a great interview with Jeff Martinto share with you. This is one fun loving show.
You'll also hear from The Apollo Effect, playingHamilton Spring Music Festival this weekend, Acres of Lions doing New Music West in Vancouver, Joey "Shit-Head" Keithley and his Band of Rebels who's doing the D.O.A. 30 year anniversary tour, Grainne Ryan who's part of The Toronto Independent Music Awards and some of the new Jeff Martin record. Commentary and pics coming soon but go ahead and listen now:
As a full time guitar player for Sarah McLaughlin and Delerium to name a couple of noteworthy accomplishments, Sean Ashby still finds time for his own song writing - first with Jack Tripper and now solo, with his new CD Brass and Gold.
Meet some of the indie worker-bees that bring us great indie music. Seamus McNeil who tracks songs to radio and Diane Foy who provides PR for Canada's rising stars. Other great artist include Arctic, Adam's Rib, Japhy Ryder, Once Just, RyeLee, Don Brownriggand Hunter Valentine -Click to download show 82!
Episode 81 features the young guitar chops and songwriting of Ontario's Alex Tintinalli. At 15, IndieCan considers the future of rock 'n' roll in Canada to be in good hands. This show is a trip. Returning to the "industry insider" role we have Cam Carpenter and Todd Arkell yacking about what's going on at Cool Planet Entertainment and why six degrees of separation is really only two.
We hear from Ottawa's Loud Love and Andy Swan, Edmonton's Murder City Sparrows, Victoria's Jon and Roy, Calgary's Once Just, Daphnie Darling, Dave Borins, Trophy and music veteran Ken Tizzard who after tours of duty with The Watchmen and Thornley is finding his own voice solo. A shout out to djiain at Durham College's Riot Radio who worked on Quiet Story House with Ken.
IndieCan goes "old school" as original co-hosts Andre Skinner and Joe Chisholm team up for Episode 80 of IndieCan Radio with Andrew Cash live @ IndieCan. Andre was excited to get this Cash Brother in studio to talk about career highlights and what to expect from the new solo project, MURDER =
New to IndieCan this week, Isle of Thieves, Hard Gear,Robert Hedge, Steve Dawson and First of June. Other great artists this week also include IndieCan two-timers Nathan Wiley, from PEI, The Sled Dogs from Kelowna, Canteen Knockout from T.Dot and Durham's Hello Beautiful who Joe caught (again) at a sold out CD Release party at "The Shoe." You'll hear that great Andre/Joe banter that put IndieCan Music on the indie-world map as they talk out their ass about the state of the music nation.
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Vesta Varro (Winners of 2007 Indie Week Toronto) are back in town to showcase at Canadian Music Week and bring a little St. Patrick's Day authenticity to Toronto's Queen Street. IndieCan captured the Irish Quintet in studio for Episode 78 of IndieCan Radio. While I am listening, how about some photography, nudge, nudge
Also this week we talk with Rob Rapiti of Rogers Hamilton Spring Music Festival about this year event - May 8th to 10th. Other great Canadian artists included in this weeks show are Lotus Child of Vancouver, Lara Yule Singh of Edmonton, as well as Sarah Burton,Alex Tintinelli, and Young Rival and introducing Fourway Flashers, After Ring and Sean Ashby
Episode 78 - Raine on IndieCan - In a post Our Lady Peace, post majorlabel life, Raine Maida finds life as an indie artist, life as a father, life as a "Monday morning activist" better than ever. Live at IndieCan, Raine Maida performs from his solo project, "THE HUNTERS LULLABY," shares his thoughts on War Child Canada, life as an indie and the Slam Poetry movement that he finds so captivating.
Pictured (above) Woodstock, Raine Maida, Joe Chisholm (Photo Barry Roden)
Darryl Hurs of Indie Week 2008 chats with us and other great artists this week include Sproll and Chris Colepaugh from New Brunswick,Pascale Picard and Krief from La Belle Provence, Why from The Peg, Mother Mother andElias from VanCity.
Forecast for more Raine, uncut/full length interview with Raine Maida @ indiecan
Raine Maida played The Phoenix Concert Theatre March 24 2008 - Read All About It
EPISODE 77 previews rENO's "Learning to Speak Human"
Toronto's rENO is "live at IndieCan" this week with Reno and Kevin performing some unplugged numbers from their new record, "Learning To Speak Human." We also hear from new friends and old as we hear from The Goodlovelies and The Cliks from Canadian Music Week. Panelists share their ideas on the new "360 marketing" model and pontificate on what changes may be afoot in North America for how music is marketed - provocative to be sure. Other great artist include Dave Martel, Hue, The Reels,Vesta Varro and more.
We are stoked to bring THE POPULARS from XM Studio "Live At IndieCan" with their soon-to-be-released LP "A Pill for Everyone." The band is joined by Indie Hall of Fame Inductee Moe Berg who produced this new record.
Tom Jackson wowed CMW crowds with his eXtreme performance makeover clinics and he is our guest on IndieCan talking about what makes for memorable live performances. You'll love it, or your money back!
Also on our cross-Canada post-CMW indie trip, State of Shock, The Left, TV Heart Attack and The Daniel Wesley Band from the west coast, Rebekah Higgs from the east, Andy Swan and as a sneak preview to next week, new music from Reno.
Welcome to Episode 75 - The Canadian Music Week Show
This weeks show is an all-CMW show case with Lotus Child and The Painted Birds from the west coast, Amanda Rheaume from Ottawa, The Besnard Lakes from Montreal, Jenn Grant, Down With The Butterfly, Hey Rosetta and Don Brownrigg from the east coast and from host town Toronto, Dearly Beloved, Drowning Girl, Joshua Bartholomew and much, much more. It's a pretty fun show, if I do say myself. We also have a sneak preview of some soon-to-be-released music by THE POPULARS.
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If you get your entertainment from Canadian TV, you know Jake Gold from Canadian Idoland if you get your entertainment from the streets, clubs and arenas from Victoria to St. John's then you know Jake Gold from his work the The Tragically Hip, The Salads, Sass Jordon, The Cliks and more. This year, Jake Gold of The Management Trust and Kindling Music is co-chair of the 2008 Canadian Music Week and on this weeks show Jake gets us all ready for the one week in March when Canada is the centre of the music universe.
No student of the Canadian music scene can consider themselves ready for graduation until they have contemplated the impact of Big Rude Jake. A gifted songwriter, Jake brings his engaging story telling skills to Show 74 and takes us on a punk meets jazz trip through a crucial part of the history of alternative music in the Windsor to Quebec City corridor.
If you just have to have more check out The Bigger, Ruder, Uncut interview with Jake and IndieCan's Gayle and Joe - it's unedited, it's just like being there in the Saigon Cowgirl with us, only without you talking - CLICK HERE
THIS WEEKS RADIO SHOW REVIEWS
INDIECAN YEAR II
As IndieCan's 2nd anniversary approaches we are feeling reflective and nostalgic. We are reviewing the IndieCan year two that was. The goal, this show is to cram as much "live at IndieCan" into 60 minutes as we possibly can and here's what we've come up with for Rock 'n' Roll School reading week:
From team "Constant Crush" we have Tin Bangs and The Outfit, Vancouver's Mother Mother from their Hillside Summer session this year and Rally Car from the awesome Canada Day we enjoyed at Downsview Park, remember when we borrowed The Salads Mista D to yack with the London Reggae band, Staylefish? How about Peterborough's The Kiss and Tells and we explore band manifestos with Hunter Valentine and Dearly Beloved, both of which IndieCan was in attendance for this
But wait - there's more. The Cindy Doire Band, The Cliks and Toronto's The Strip are also packed into this hour or this part self-indulgence and part one-a-day vitamin for your soul. I hope we bring back some memories and tease you with anything you might have missed.
The biggest thing in reflecting over the year in review is how, just by having fun and sharing the fun, we have all made Canadian indie music stronger and better. IndieCan has grown because those of you who were strangers before have become friends and those who were friends have become family. This show is dedicated to the music fans - thanks for loving music makers.
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Get a double shot of IndieCan by listening Saturday 3 PM EST to the first ever IndieCan on Channel 52 THE VERGE on XM Satellite Radio (click for free trial)
Sam Baijal talks about 25 years of the Hillside brand of Summer of Love and the first ever Winter version, Hillside Inside.
From Ottawa IndieCan celebrates the 1 year anniversary of F THE BAND featuring their fun loving Funk Live At IndieCan. With our toughts on the East-Coast Music Awards we chat withWintersleep's Paul Murphy about Welcome to the Night Sky, home in Nova Scotia and an upcoming trip to Tokyo.
GIVE ME MORE HILLSIDE-INSIDEFeatures from Ottawa - Love Machine live at IndieCan + Donkey Punch's Ted Carty drops by to talk about GIG-stick technology and how his band is embrassing new media.
Other great artists this show include checking in with Pride Tiger from Vancouver,Samantha Schultz from Edmonton, we pause in Toronto to enjoy the depth of variety of indie-town Toronto with Justin Rutledge, Howl, Scott Cooper and The Golden Dogs then we go east-coast with Jon Mullane from Halifax
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Our industry insider is Jeff Leake of XM Satellite Radio who proudly champions Canadian indie music through XM's channel 52 THE VERGE. IndieCan caught up with the very busy Mr. Leake and this week we bring you the first instalment of this interview where we hear about the growth, the advantages and appeal of Satellite Radio in Canada and world-wide.
Other great artists featured this week include Quebec City's Pat the White, Montreal natives now living in Toronto, The Dress Whites, from Kelowna B.C., Ryan Donn and from Toronto, The Outfit and Bebop Cowboys. But first, we invite you to open your hearts and minds to Void's Anatomy as we bring you a live recording from La Ninkasi in Quebec City and our interview with principal composer, songwriter Marie Jorge. IndieCan must thank David Gendron of Midaltern Studio for engineering the QC portion of the show and Barry Mell, IndieCan's Quebec City friend and liaison.
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2008 of IndieCan Radio opens in The Nation's Capital with The Ottawa Indie Scene
Changing gears slightly we introduce IndieCan listeners to one of Halifax's many great buzz-bands,I See Rowboats, another great find from our Halifax PoP Explosion trip. This shifts gears nicely into our interview with photographer and Music NovaScotia's 2007 Visual Artist of the Year, Chris Smithwho talks about his unique style and some do's and don'ts for both room owners and bands for getting the best out of your photo-shoot. Click below to listen
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IndieCan would like to salute and thank all those who have stepped up to the plate, the mic, the merch table, the sound board and computer to help make this year possible.
Niell Dixon of Canadian Music Week who I interviewed this fall said to us about networking at music festivals, "No contact is too small, even if it's just a place to crash next time your in town�" and in that spirit, no friend of IndieCan is insignificant � from those who have hosted, made posters, sent out notices, told a friend to check us out and those we have slept with (so to speak), we thank you for your commitment to the indie music of Canada.
In less than two years we have recorded artists in a dozen different studios � many of which would welcome us back - lol. We've been main-stage, side stage, back stage; in festivals, bars, alleys and offices � where ever the never-ending tale of Canadian Indie is happening, we want to be there and in '007 we have been to and done a lot. It's a time for reflection and the image in the reflection is smiling ear-to-ear.
Episode 65 takes you back to IndieCan's firstHalifax POP Explosion with one some HPX highlights including Pamela Under Water live at IndieCan. Also on this weeks show, locals Down With The Butterfly and Rebekah Higgs + an interview with the left-coast's Mother Mother as we requaint ourselves with them back-stage at Halifax's The Marquee Club. And please give a warm welcome to IndieCan newcommers, Salem, and Brian Byrne. In part II of our interview withCanadain Music Week's Neill Dixon, he talks about what to expect this year and how fans and band can make festivals a peak experience.
Neill Dixon, President of Canadian Music Week talks with us about over 20 music festivals and conferences he attends world wide and how that's helping Canadian artists.
Episode 64 will be rich in music with many regions well represented.
from The Peg, it's Inward Eye,
Toronto Independent Music Award nominee and 2007 CMW Indie's award winner Ember Swift andLyndell Montgomery jam out tunes from her 9th indie CD, Dirty Little Pulse as well as some ideas we might find on the 10th. Ember, the globe trotter and thought provoker, shares tales of her sojourn to China to understand the role of women in music there as well as participate in their local musical community.
Other Ember Swift Band fun on IndieCan in Episode 39 Featuring The Cliks and an interview with Ember Swift
Review of the Hugh's Room Show March 2007
Why is Halifax such a hot bed of music therse days? It's no fluke according to Waye Mason, Executive Director of Halifax POP Explosion. Here what he has to say about HPX and how the music community of Halifax have created such an effective and inified voice. Do you love music and care about the future of it? Then there some lessons to learn from Professor Mason.
Other great music will be coming to you from P.E.I.s Jenn Grant, now on tour with The Weakerthans (See reviews), Halifax's The Superfantastics and Montreal's The Besnard Lakes and of course, we open up in Toronto with a treat to our ears,Joshua Bartholomew who talks about small town life, what it's like to open area rock venues for your hero's and his own process of song writing.
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ndieCan is busy again this week. We're going To COCA (Canadian Organization of Campus Activities) in Windsor Ontario. Drowning Girl will be there as well as Tin Bangs, Windsor's ownInoke Errati, Hello Beautiful and other IndieCan friends (complete list here) as well as some new best friends we haven't met yet.
Douglas and Joe were at Halifax POP Explosion and we look forward to bringing you more East-Coast Indie than ever before. Jeff Butler of Ulitimate Indie was at the Western Canadian Music Awards and he reports on the Moose Jaw Saskatchewan goings on as well as previewing the all new IndieTV.ca. Barney Bentall was performing there and up for an award. He hear from him this week.We caught up with Vancouver's Mother Mother and just can't help including another tune from thier CD Touch Up. From Halifax, we introduce Myles Deck and The Fuzz. Joe talks to ex-Nova Scotian Jon Adams about his new CD The Perfect Flaw...secets will be revealed.
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Winners of the first ever Toronto Independent MusiAwards BEST INDIE BAND,Eden Ants are atlong last LIVE AT INDIECAN. Also, this week, we hear from the great work of Shawn & Thanou through The Toronto Songwriters Festival.
Other artists include Toronto's Bombay Doors, finalists fromIndie Week Toronto, SunLit Ambush and Kingston's Pelt who were helping raise money for breast cancer research this month, Laugh Out Loud, More and The Ryde for this year's TIMAs as well as the United Steel Workers of Montreal and introducing Don Brownrigg, both of which are gems from our Halifax POP Explosion trip. Pictures of Eden Ants and more to watch while you listen to the showcommentary coming soon. In the mean time, enjoy the show
You were told, "Don't Fidget Missy!" but someone wasn't listening. IndieCan is finding fidgeting going on everywhere, you restless bunch you. EPISODE 59 features Toronto's punk/pop/ADD quartet, FIDGET, we review MQ Music Fest with organizer Metal Queen Management's Betty Dworatschek (sorry, no pronunciation key provided), we start our Indie Week Toronto coverage, we dig up a dusty old fossil, with great fascination and moderate reverence and we start a run-on-sentence we can't escape.
Packed into another hour of the best music you've never heard we include Stella Panacci, Automan, High Voltage, Little Sunday, The Space Ship Blues, Hello Beautiful, Drowning Girl, The Great Lake Swimmers and ladies and gentlemen, Murray McLauchlin.
If you haven't met Kelowna's THE SLED DOGS, now's the time. Episode brings them live to IndieCan. We also review the 2007 Polaris Music Awards - Founder Steve Jordan is our guest. Great artists this week include Jen Melitia, Jr. Vice Presidents, Feist, Patrick Watson, Chad VanGaalen, Down With The Butterflyand Julie Doiron.
TIM'S MYTH from Ottawa was in Montreal and we capture Tim Smith live at IndieCan and discuss Tim's Myth's recent $350,000 radio award, rolling with the ups and downs in the music biz and how to focus on what's important. Dave Cool talks to us about what's new at Stand Alone Records including services he's availing to indie artists. Other artists featured this week include WHITE ROOM, BRAIN CHILD, SKIP JENSENand MIRACLE FORTRESS which is a preview to our Polaris Music Prize coverage.
Tim's Myth live at Toronto's Elmo while I listen...
Hunter Valentine lays down some new music "live at IndieCan" IndieCan's behind the scenes coverage at The Canadian Music Cafe continues as this episode features some of the other 14 artists, Jessica Rhaye, Oh Susanna, Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew, Justin Rutledge, The St. Alvia Cartel and The United Steel Workers of Montreal.
With the Toronto International Film Festival in town, The Canadian Music Cafe, now in it's third year showcases great-white-north music to Festival delegates (only) but IndieCan is there to bring you the music and the story behind it. Music Cafe organizer Chris Tetter talks to us about how and why this showcase is so important. We also tease you with two of the 15 elite artists selected to perform, Hunter Valentine and Lily Frost. We also hear from another Edmonton transplant Sonica who are hitting the road so, USA listeners, we're exporting some of our finest - check to see if Sonica is coming your way.
Sam Hell is just off a Toronto to Vancouver to Toronto tour which they'll talk about. If you don't know what theSAM HELL is going on get ready to get down with your old-school classic rock selves - turn up the speakers and dig the SAM (HELL) JAM. This unassuming Kensington Studio that we recorded in has some awe inspiring history of greatness created. We hope we live up it of Episode 55. While listening, CLICK HERE and we'll take you inside to see the session.
Visit our EVENTS PAGE for new coverage of The Canadian Music Cafe which will be updated regulary. Hey music fans - do you own WHAT IS INDIE YET? Click Below for a Trailer. For being an IndieCan fan, you're entitled to a discount from ordering from here.
IndieCan Ottawa travels to Gatineau Quebec to Life Is Good Studio to record the Calgary's "Stampede Reggae Pop" band ONCE JUST. We bet you can't listen just once. Also from Alberta, Alexia Melnychuk, other great Ottawa contributions include The Kyrie K Grove andTim's Myth, Halifax's Aide-de-Camp and Toronto's Blackie and The Rodeo Kings are also once again featured.
Ever thought about CD artwork? Juno Award winner, Michael Wrycraft has been involved in the design of almost 400 CD packages and in the first of a two part interview from his favorite Queen Street cafe, we discuss image and presentation as it applies to musical artists.
Show me some more Ottawa concert and studio pictures while I am listening, EH?!?
I just got a new copy of "Summer's Over" the Moe Berg solo CD second hand on Bloor Street - $7.99 and worth every penny. So that's the theme of this weeks show. We have a dart-board review of Summer 007 and some new stuff that if you miss you'll be like those un-cool kids still wearing white after Labour Day.
So, new stuff: From Windsor, welcome Corporate Saturday. To any U.S. boarder crossing guards who subscribe to the show, of course they were joking about how they get to Detroit to play shows there. Toronto's contribution comes from Numbers and Figures from their CD, The Parable of The Broken Window. From Montreal, The Dear's guitarist Patrick Krief is re-releasing Take it Or Leave and we'll hear from Patrick and some of his band mates. From Guelph, Sam Turton, who I met at Hillside and became captured by his Activist meets Blues playing slide guitarist messin' with the Baptist preacher's wife kind of sound. Really, it's a genre - look it up. While you're looking thigs up, find Manotick on a map - home of the 613 area code mop-tops Hollerado. We shared some stories and laughs outside the Silver Dollar earlier this summer and I would like to share it with you.
So much happened this summer that a review in an hour is laughable. But I bring back as wide a range of random coolness. The show includes the words and live music of Marc Gelinas, and Psychotic 4 from Montr�al and Rally Car from Vancouver as well as Toronto's Trophy.
So that's how we're starting September - a little old meets new. On deck in the next couple of weeks we'll be hearing from Calgary's Once Just and Alberta deserters Sam Hell who are now calling T.Dot home.
IndieCan will be at Halifax Pop Explosion so anyone with East-coast show ideas, you know how to reach us.
Have a Happy Fall! Put those un-coool white shoes away and come download some way-cool indie music.
IndieCan is delighted to continue what we started last week with focusing on the Ottawa Indie Scene. Trevor Finlay is live at IndieCan, thanks to Whitebird Studios. Douglas is here to talk about the Ottawa Scene. This week we are pleased to show-casing Kelowna's SLED DOGS, Winnepeg's WHY as well as UNDADOGG,MAVIS DRIVE, THE ALEX TINTINALLI BAND and from Calgary, ONCE JUST
How about showing me some pictures of The Ottawa Super Ex, Once Just and Mr. Finlay?
IndieCan travels to Vans Warped Tour 2007 to meet up with Institute of Independent Music reps Mrs. Jones and Charlotte, more notoriously known the music community as the Blonde Shells. Episode 51 includes the words and music of Toronto's THE SALADS, London's STAYLEFISH, a chat about IFI Music.org, More OTTAWA INDIE SCENE with more Krista D., Natasha Peach and Amanda Rheaume live at IndieCan.
WARPED TOUR PICTURES (while I listen....)
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This weeks show includes an interview with Mind Benders Music's Greg Simpson, we review Hillside Music Festival and we hear from Danielle Duval, Sterling, Rob Szabo, Jim Armstrong, Eden Ants, Once Just, My Darkest Days and Down With The Butterfly. The show opens where Hillside closed on the Lake Stage, surrounded by an appreciate audience enjoying Mother Mother. This Other/Other sounding band from Vancouver is live at IndieCan with a couple tunes off of their full length Last Gang Records CD Touch Up and the introduce the world to a brand new tune.
Check out our Events Page for more Hillside Coverage.
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Episode 48 is an educational trip into the history of the world's most prolific genre for activism, PUNK. Since 1978 D.O.A. have been travelling the world singing songs that mean something to them and putting out recordings via their Do It Yourself label Sudden Death Records. Front man, Joey "Shithead" Keithley talks with host Joe Chisholm by phone and we look at 30 years of punk in Canada.
Ontario Punk laces up the skates against Team Vancity as we feature artists Anti-Hero, Bukkake Katholik,Pointed Sticks, Mongoose, Band of Rebels + a special interview with The UK's Buck Brothers who we granted honourary Canadian status due to the sheer number of gigs they've played in Canada in the last year.
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Show me more pictures of D.O.A. at Kathedral in Toronto 07/07/07
Fans and Artists will want to hear what TORONTO INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS founder, Daniela Ovila has to say. Deadline for the October 2007 Awards is August 9th so if you feel you might want to regognized you need to submit very soon.
Musical artists this episode include Focus Puller, Letters to Elora, Natalie London, Afternoon Zero,Vanderpark, Fidget and Joey Keithley and the Band of Rebels. Live at IndieCan we combine class and culture with down and dirty fun. THE STRIP is here.
fromt Production DNA, Marc Gelinas debuts "Waiting at the Red Lights" for IndieCan listeners
Our Industry Insider is pioneer pod caster (I overdo the alliteration thing don't I?) Julien Smith, who's pod cast IN OVER YOUR HEAD has been heard since 2004 is an in-demand public speaker and consultant. If you feel you have something important to say, Julien will be challenging you to start your onn pod cast.
In continuing with our West-Island of Montreal themeatic episode, Marc Gelinas, who grew up with Sam Roberts - only referred to as another West Island referene, shares songs from his new CD "WWaiting at the Red Lights" with IndieCan listeners first. If you're like me, you'll love Marc's matter-of-fact attitude to music career swirves in the road and how he keeps focus on the music.
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I IndieCan wraps up NXNE with a low-tech, high-speed "meet 10 bands in one hour" frenzy + We previewCanada Day's Rock the Park at Downsview July 1 with Todd Arkell. 54-40 headlines a great line up of all-day, coast-to-coast bands.On this week's show, hear from Lotus Child, Hey Rosetta, The Scenareo, High Voltage, Nerv, The Jamestown Union, Rally Car, Rides Again and Trophy CHECK OUT INDIECAN's coverage of Canada Day at Downsview
CBC RADIO 3 Music Director, James Booth out side the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern as he prepares for this year's CBC RADIO 3 - SIRIUS Satellite show case. James shares CBC's commitment to finding and showcasing great Canadian music - where ever it may be. Loved on both sides of the Atlantic, Vancouver's RALLY CAR performs some tunes and talks about a rigorous tour that will include Canada Day at Downsview Park in Toronto and a trip to Europe that is in the works.
Episode 43 introducer's P.E.I.'s Nathan Wiley, from Montreal, The Ease Down, Jacob & Lily from The Peg, Vancouver's Mother Mother, Sudbury's High Deafinition, Peterborough's The Kiss and Tells and from Toronto,Hello Operator and great IndieCan supporter, Sarah Burton
Hear what many of these NXNE artists have to say - listen now!
Kicking of our North by North East coverage, ladies and gentlemen, from London Ontario, The Toronto Independent Music Awards Live Band of the Year, THE JOYS. Live at IndieCan at The Pocket Studios we hear from one of NXNE's feature bands.
We also hear from True North's Sue McCallum who is NXNE's head of media and publicity. Many other great NXNE bands are featured this week so listen now! Other great artists include Late Night Access, Danielle Duval, Peter Katz and other NXNE feature acts, Hunter Valentine, The St. Alvia Cartel and from California, Thomas Lunch. More Pictures of the Joys!
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There isn't one Vancouver sound or one obvious Vancouver next-big-thing. The city is deep in both variety and quality. But to end our focus on Vancouver, IndieCan is please to showcase one of the city's sensation in waiting, LOTUS CHILD, live at IndieCan. Sweetheart, Ant Hill, The Painted Birds and Hey Ocean are other fab Van-bands to close out this two-part focus. Not to be left out, Toronto represents with The Dunes and The Apollo Effect on The Vancouver Indie Scene Episode 21.
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IndieCan is stoked to announce that Episode 20 is the first ever Vancouver Indie Scene. Our thanks go out to Tom and Vertical Productions Inc. for housing us for episodes 20 and 21.After 11 54-40 records over more than 20 years, Neil Osborne has some perspective on music life in Canada. Now with True North Records, Neil gives our listeners a retrospective on his career to date and a sneak-peek into their next project � a 100 song album. If you love music, you�re going to enjoy what this humble songwriting legend has to say.
THE SMEARS are our �Live at IndieCan Studio� guests and they bring their �touchy-feely� punk sound to us with three songs from their upcoming full length CD. Hear what Angie, Rene, Squid and Dustin have to say about the local scene and plans for a cross-Canada tour.Other great artists include Marble Rye, Elias, TV Heartattack, The Golden Dogs, Lotus Child and Cobweb Society. We are especially interested in what you have to say about this landmark episode. Please share your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org leave a note at our MySpace page.
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Superbeing lead singer and song writer Jason Wilkinson visits IndieCan to talk about how his songwriting has matured and his expectations for their Cross-Canada Bright Ideas Tour.
Who's John Capek? If the name doesn't ring a bell, his hit songs will. John's songs that have been played by top artists for... OK, John, I won't count the decades, bur fans should know that it's a long time. John talks to us about The Songwriters Association of Canada, Metric and the state of songwriting today. Wow - is this good!
Other artist this week include The Ride Theory, Scarlet Sins, Immaculate Machine, The Ensuing Silence and IndieCan house band, The Chronicles
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Episode 18 opens with some brand new material from Toronto's the Free Press. The song writing is sound, the harmonies are superb. This is a great hour of indie music. Other artists this week include Aide-de-Camp (Halifax), Meesh (Montreal), One900 (Calgary), as well as Surplus Sons, Ant Hill and Ember Swift.
Darryl Hurs is here to talk with you about the great line up Thursday, Friday and Saturday as IndieWeek comes to town. A wrist band for all three days and all venues can be purchased for $10. Such a dea
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Ian Danzig has leared a thing or two about the indie music scene as his monthly music magazine Exclaim celebrates 15 years. Ian shares with us what has gone into making Exclaim Canada's number 1 print and web source for music.
Modern Boys Modern Girls bring some brand new tunes to IndieCan listeners that are hot, hot, hot. Other artists include TIMA nominated Tomorrow's Excuse and First Person Shooter as well as Predition, Barrie's Used for Glue and Vancouver's Marq DeSouza.
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Toronto Indie Scene #16 This week we introduce the world to Lucy - a female version of The Bare Naked Ladies. Colleen, Jen and Tracey perform and talk about where their musical ideas come from and what motivates them, musically.
Dominique Forest from PureTracks.com visits to give us a crash course on the world of digital downloading. Other great musical acts include The Darns, Jon Cohen Experimental, The Elixer Act, Carole Pope and Struggle Fish.
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Episode 15 features Toronto's mop-top brit poppers TIN BANGS who perform a couple of crowd pleasers from their debut EP, Heavy Handed Darling + we are introduced to a new track "Animal Mother." DUANE FREE or Sunrise Records is here this week to talk about some of the modern day challenges for music retailers. Andre Morris of AM to FM Promotions is guest hosting with Joe Chisholm this week and she has come loaded with some great indie CDs from coast-to-coast. Photos of session
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Episode 14 features CANTEEN KNOCKOUT who are currently gearing up for their big CD release party September 15th 2006 at the Cadillac Lounge. This will be their first full length CD. The boys came by IndieCan Studios and gave us a taste of their ALT COUNTRY sound and it was blast.
This week's industry insider features Lital Rotman and Mike Gruneir fromPARAGON ONLINE and they talk about their experience in the music biz and give us the low down on music competitions and how they stand out from the crowd.
tLucky Episode 13 features a rare live accoustic set with Chuck, Dave and Darren from Canada's ambassitors of good times, THE SALADS. Between Warped Tour dates, these fun loving indie veterans share some laughs, insights and a one-of-a-kind accoustic set of some of their greatest tunes. Cathererine Bird of IndiePool.com and NXNE visits as our industry insider to talk about her love of working with indie artists and share her wealth of experience in helping musical artists succeed.
Episode 12 of THE TORONTO INDIE SCENE is a hot summer hour of indie life. From Cambridge Ontario, Tomorrow�s Excuse talks about the pros and cons of being a small town band and they grace us with three new tunes performed live at IndieCan studios.
The IndieCan team has been out to several CD release parties and we bring you something brand new from Toronto�s Dearly Beloved and Sudbury�s The Visit. We pay tribute to this year�s Honey Jam Showcase coming up August 20 at the Mod Club. IndieCan friend Daphne is performing there, so we do our own honey-indie girl power tribute with new material from Daphne, Lucy, New Brunswick�s Krista D. and London Ontario�s Stutter.Our industry insider brings 17 years of practical behind the scenes experience to our listeners. From dB Promotions, Dulce Barbosa is our guest, talking about her vantage point of publicity and radio promotion. Dulce also brought us the new Fair Ground track and yes, we will play it for you too.
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Vancouver's The Flairs, Jen, Gillian, Ryan and Dawn at Indie Can Studio
Toronto Indie Scene #10
We're 10, we're 10. We feel so grown up. THE FLAIRS, midway through thier "Shut up and drive" tour visit Indie Can Studio. Also, we are stoked to have three-time-Juno winner CAROLE POPE visiting to talk about her new indie CD and tales of over 25 years in the music business. Also in this episode, we continue our NXNE selections.
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This episode is recorded at IndieCan's first trip to Redline Recorders Studio and features Crash Kelly, live at IndieCan and our industry insider is Todd Arkell of Cool Planet Entertainment
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Toronto Indie Scene #3
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