Friday, August 28, 2009

How It Went Down: August 28, 2009

Tonight's show featured my interviews with Mike from The Afterbeat talking about their new recordings and tomorrow night's performance at Stage 8/29 and a very in-depth conversation with author Richie Unterberger about his latest book, White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day, released by Jawbone Press recently.

Here's what I played in between interviews:

Set One: 6:30 - 7 PM

Still Life Still - Flowers And A Wreath [Arts & Crafts]
Polvo - Right The Relation [Merge]
Little Foot Long Foot - King Hipster [Independent]
Sondre Lerche - I Cannot Let You Go [Rounder]
The Afterbeat - Change The System [Independent]

Set Two: 7 - 7:30 PM

Fish & Bird - Burst Into Flower [Fiddle Head Records]
The Dustin Bentall Outfit - Take The Money [Impala Records]
Grant Davidson - Fool Of Me [Dollartone Records]
Richie Unterberger Interview

Set Three: 7:30 - 8 PM

Richie Unterberger Interview (continued)
Sally Shapiro - Looking At The Stars [Paper Bag Records]

Monday, August 24, 2009

How It Went Down: August 21, 2009

Forgot to post my playlists from Friday's show here that night (or over the intervening weekend). Ah well, was enjoying time at home with the family.

I had Ryan McCullagh from the Paper Cranes talking about their new album Chivalry Is Dead, Odario from Grand Analog talking about the new album Metropolis Is Burning as well as the band's upcoming gig at Stage 8/29, and Winnipeg Ska & Reggae Fest organizer / UMFM Station Manager Jared McKetiak giving us the rundown on the weekend's festivities.

Here's what was played:

Set One: 6:30 - 7 PM

Los Gatos Negros - Hey Hey Bunny [from Sensacional Soul Vol. 2, VampiSoul]
Mayer Hawthorne - Maybe So, Maybe No [Stones Throw]
Ultra Mega - Shimmy Shimmy Ya [Independent]
Canadian Wildlife - Winter's Moon [from Friends In Bellwoods 2, Out Of This Spark]
The Paper Cranes Interview
The Paper Cranes - Ice-Burgs [Unfamiliar Records]

Set Two: 7 - 7:30 PM

Two Hours Traffic - Wicked Side [Bumstead Records]
Grand Analog Interview
Grand Analog - Take It Slow [Urbnet]
Jack Penate - Be The One [XL Recordings]

Set Three: 7:30 - 8 PM

Helado Negro - espuma negra [Asthmatic Kitty]
Miesha and the Spanks - Baby You're Gone [Transistor 66]
The Hidden Cameras - Kingdom Come [Arts & Crafts]
JFK & The Conspirators - Boom Sha La La La [Bacteria Buffet]
Jay Haze feat. D:exter - I Can't Forget (Fuckpony Discotech Dub) [Fabric London]
Chicago Wasted Youth - Mars Or Bust [Fabric London]

This coming week (August 28th) I'll be talking to the Afterbeat, Alana Levandoski and author Richie Unterberger who has a great new book about the Velvet Underground out.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Congratulations, there's no show this week...

A hearty congratulations to the winner of the Wooden Sky contest, Sara Wray Enns. Don't forget that the Wooden Sky are playing Ragpickers TONIGHT!!

On a less congratulatory note, there's no episode of TGIFR this Friday the 14th. Not even a pre-record. I'm headed down to Minneapolis for a weekend of beer, baseball and brats (not the child kind, the sausage kind) in honour of my birthday. I'll be back next week and things will be ramping up as we head into the fall broadcasting season. Lots of great guests in the not-too-distant future.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Royal "We" Have Royal Wood On...

I've actually already put tomorrow's episode to bed because I'll be attending a wedding when I'm normally on air. This special pre-record features an amazing live-in-studio set from Royal Wood who played Islendingadagurinn last weekend and the Park Theatre this Wednesday. He was also gracious enough to sit down for an interview which will air during the second set. All sorts of great new music on tomorrow's show including lead-off track "Trapped In The New Scene" by White Whale recording artist Octoberman. His new record Fortresses is a pretty solid rock album in the vein of Wilco's more recent 'dad-rock.'

Here's what will air in my stead:

Set One: 6:30 - 7pm

Octoberman - Trapped In The New Scene [White Whale Records]
The Envy Corps - Screen Test [Tempo Club]
Vincat - Bells & Whistles [The Hive]
Jesse Matheson - Orgy In Portland [Copperspine Records]
Lightning Dust - The Dreamer [Jagjaguwar]
The Penelopes - Saved [Citizen / Module]
Stew Gunn Band - The Dart [Independent]

Set Two: 7 - 7:30pm

Royal Wood - Weigh Me Down [Live at UMFM]
Royal Wood - I'm So Glad [Live at UMFM]
Royal Wood - Thinking About [Live at UMFM]
Royal Wood - Found [Live at UMFM]
Interview with Royal Wood

Set Three: 7:30 - 8pm

Velodrome - Sonic Triptych (First Panel) [Arctodus]
Velodrome - Sonic Triptych (Second Panel) [Arctodus]
Kronos Quartet - Mugam Beyati Shiraz [Nonesuch]
Yppah - Sunflower Sunkissed [Ninja Tune]
Amanda Blank - Shame on Me [Downtown]
Aufschlag - Begleitautomat [WWFREC]