Showing posts from June, 2014

Playlist June 28, 2014 w/Jeanette

Bobby Womack  Rest In Peace (March 4, 1944 - June 27, 2014)
Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe
Franklin Electric* - Strongest Man Alive - This Is How I Let You Down ( Indica )
Language Arts* - More than Amazing - Wonderkind ( Maplemusic )
Joel Plaskett Emergency*  - A Million Dollars - Joel Plaskett Emergencys, False Alarms, Shipwrecks, Castaways, etc  ( New Scotland Records )
An Ant And An Atom* - Flirting - You Are No One ( Self-Released )
Strand of Oaks - Goshen '97 - Heal ( Dead Oceans )
Bry Webb* - Receive Me - Free Will ( Idee Fixe )
First Aid Kit - Master Pretender - Stay Gold ( Sony )
Lonely Parade* - My Mom Got Hit on At Punk Show - Sheer Luxury ( Self-Released )
Elephant - Skyscraper - Sky Swimming ( Memphis Industries )
Pink Mountaintops* - North Hollywood Microwaves  - Get Back ( Jagjaguwar )
Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra - Afrikaan Beat - ( )
Chris Kowanko - Sometimes
The Fresh & Onlys - Animal…

SI 2014 Day Four and Wrap-up w/Jeanette

After three days of running around, I decided to do more. Starting Day Four off at Local 510, to Olympic Plaza, back to Broken City for another excellent salad, and back to Olympic Plaza for Spiritualized and fireworks, Flames Central, and finally the Legion. I also managed to make the Wrap-Up Party at Republik and lunch at Local 510 on Sunday.


The Younger Lovers, Village, BA Johnston @Local 510

Based out of California, The Younger Lovers offer a blend of light pop-punk with excellent banter, attitude, and queer-centric themes. Lead singer and guitarist Brontez Purnell's lyrics include not wanting to have sex with a Modest Mouse fan poser in a three way and making sure your ex-boyfriends stay that way, forever. 

Village was a nice surprise. Playing what could be the smallest keyboard I have ever seen, singer Jessica Chau leads a day dream mellow garage pop.

BA Johnston has been on the CJSW playlist several times over the years--Ching and I have both enjoyed playing his comedic…

Playlist June 21st, 2014 - Ching

1:33pm 10cc - I'm Not In Love
1:40pm Night Committee - Loss Leaders
1:49pm School of Language - Distance Between
1:53pm Owls - I Want the Quiet Moments of a Party Girl
1:56pm Walking Backwards - Get Out Your Guns
2:36pm The Bitter Springs - Under The Rainbow
2:41pm You Me & Apollo - I Don't Want To Be Loved
2:45pm Zea - We Buried Indie Rock Years Ago
2:50pm The Ghost In You - Oh Yoko
2:56pm Ashley Stove - Dancing Music

SI 2014 Days Two and Three w/Jeanette - You Had Me at Tuba and Plaskett in The Rain

One of the greatest things about Sled is that it is not just about the music. It's about visiting with friends, meeting new ones, good food, laughter, and the occasional torrential down pour--or two.

DAY TWO Block Party, Food, Broken City, Wine-Oh's Comedy, Legion

Block Party @EastVillage

I started the day off with some mini golf at Sled Island's third annual block party in the East Village. A dedicated volunteer guided visitors for 7 hours of mini golf, now that is dedication (photo courtesy of dedicated volunteer)

LuckyMe, STWO, Smalltown DJs and more laid it down for dancers of which there were many.

Supper @BrokenCity
Afterwards, I headed to Broken City for supper. Despite it's ragged punk appearance, Broken City has a decent menu and friendly staff. I ordered a Grilled Veggie Salad that came with freshly pickled red and yellow beets, roasted peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms; a luxurious bed of greens and a light dressing that set my tastebuds and pocket book at ease. R…

Let There Be Sled - SI 2014 Day One w/Jeanette

I always think it is really important to remember the history of the things we love--who was there, who did what, how did it all actually happen. In 2007, Sled Island Festival Founder Zak Pashak decided to start a music and arts festival in Calgary and bring something to the city we had never had or seen before. What is now one of the most special music and arts festivals in Canada and North America is right in the heart of downtown Calgary.

From running the fest. out of his home for years to the slightly mildewed basement of Aida's on 4th street, the festival has evolved and Zak has stepped out of the limelight of planning it--but let's face it, none of us would be Sledding without him. So thank you, Zak Pashak---Festival Founder.

For all the hard working men and women who have helped bring that idea to fruition year after year, and there are many of you, you deserve a thank you as well. Thank you.

Now for Day One.

With wristband and rubber boots I took to the streets, the ominou…

Technical Kidman on DEP - Sat. June 21, 2014

Ching will be interviewing Technical Kidman on Sat. June 21, 2014 on DEP!! The band is performing at Sled Island 2014, get a taste on air 1:30PM - 3:00PM

Playlist June 14, 2014 w/Jeanette

AC Newman - Troubadour - ( )
Woods - Only The Lonely - With Light and With Love ( Woodsist )
Coldair - Whose Blood - Whose Blood ( Twelves )
Black Lips  - The Family Tree - ( )
Lou Reed - Rock Minuet - Esctasy ( )
Pink Moth* - eclisped - Eclipsed ( Self-Released )
Trick Mammoth - Baltimore - Floristry ( Self-Released )
Safes - I Would Love To - Record Heat ( We Rock )
Sianspheric* - Smokin' Richie - The Owl 7" ( Noyes )
Timber Timbre - Lay Down In The Tall Grass - Timber Timbre ( )
Julie Holland - on and on - Wine Dark Sea ( Anti- )
Bry Webb* - Big Smoke - Free Will ( Idee Fixe )
Outer Minds - Gimme A Reason - Outer Minds ( )
Jay Arner - Bird of Prey - Jay Arner ( )
Shannon and The Clams - You Will Always Bring Me Flowers - Sleep Talk ( )
Conor Oberst - Desert Island Questionnaire - Upside Down Mountain ( Nonesuch )
Ruth Moody - Far and Wide - For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk R…

Playlist June 7, 2014 w/ Guest Host PJM

Songs: Ohio - I've been riding with the ghost - ( )
Chad VanGaalen** - Weighed Sins - Shrink Dust ( Flemish Eye )
Wye Oak - Shriek - Shriek ( Merge )
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Hearts of Oak - ( )
Planet Smashers* - Back Alley Runners - Mixes Messages ( Stomp )
Weaves* - Motorcycle - Weaves ( Buzz )
Ty Segall & White Fence - Time - ( )
Ty Segall - Dating - ( )
Deerhunter - Back to the Middle - ( )
Warm Soda - Violent Blue - ( )
Pine Tarts - Young Summer - ( )
Afghan Whigs - Royal Cream - Do to the Beast ( Sub Pop )
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Coming Down - Only Run ( Self-Released )
Torche - Roaming - ( )
Fucked Up* - The Art of Patrons - Glass Boys ( Arts &; Crafts )
Red Fang - Number Thirteen - ( )
Cheap Girls - Slow Nod - Famous Graves ( Xtra Mile )
Archers of Loaf - Strangled by the Stereo Wire - ( )
Bob Mould - Fugue State - ( )
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Straigh…