Monday, June 21, 2010

How It Went Down - June 18 2010

So, lots of music on the most recent show, jammed in between two solid interviews. We talked to Tillie of Montreal band Valleys about their album Sometimes Water Kills People and their upcoming show at the LO (Wednesday, June 23rd with Jane Vain). We also spoke to Elisapie Isaac about her two shows at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival and what she's been up to since she released There Will Be Stars last year.

[**Just a heads-up. In addition to the Valleys show, local act From Giants will be releasing their great new record, Wake Up Oh Sleeper, at the Park Theatre that night and two great out-of-town acts - Field Assembly & Gianna Lauren will be performing at Ragpickers. Get out and see one of these shows!!**]

Here's what was played:

Set One: 6:30 - 7 PM

Aloe Blacc - Take Me Back [Stones Throw]
The Budos Band - Hidden Hand [Daptone Records]
The City Streets - Irish Rose [Clamour Records]
Interview with Valleys
Valleys - Tan Lines [Semiprini Records]
From Giants - Something About A Kingdom [Trailer 10]
Jose James & Jef Neve - Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You [Impulse]

Set Two: 7 - 7:30 PM

The Wilderness Of Manitoba - Hardship Acres [Delaware House Records]
Christopher Smith - Paper Chains [Boompa]
Interview with Elisapie Isaac
Elisapie Isaac - Turning My Back [Universal/Pheromone]
Tame Impala - Alter Ego [Modular Records]
Tokyo Police Club - Breakneck Speed [Dine Alone Records]
Teenage Fanclub - Shock And Awe [Merge]

Set Three: 7:30 - 8 PM

Robyn - Dancing On My Own [Konichiwa/Cherrytree/Interscope]
Ratatat - Neckbrace [XL Recordings]
Sam Spence - Ringo [B-Music/Finders Keepers]
Here We Go Magic - Hibernation [Secretly Canadian]
Polymaths - The Longest Bridge Over The Shortest Expanse Of Water [Urban Planning Records]
Bishop Morocco - White City [Hand Drawn Dracula]
SSRIs - You And I [Independent]
La Strada - Go Forward [Ernest Jenning Co.]
The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra - Granada Pt. 2 [Musebox]

The episode is available as a podcast on UMFM's website.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Recapping June 11th and looking ahead...

So I dropped the ball on Friday. I was supposed to have local rapper Pip Skid on to talk about the Marathon of Dope 2nd Anniversary bash, but I couldn't find his # to give him a call. I feel pretty bad about that one and I hope if you went to the bash on Saturday that you had a great time.

The show was pretty busy anyway with both James Struthers and Del Barber dropping by for a chat. Del brought his guitar in and played a little live number for us as well which was a treat.

This Friday we'll be joined by Winnipeg Jules who is gearing up to take over Free Range Monday starting on June 28th, we'll have Semiprini artists Valleys (who are playing the LO Pub on June 23rd) by phone [**and we have guestlist spots and a copy of their great album for giveaway**], and we'll have a look at the sure-shot picks for this years Jazz Winnipeg Festival.

Here's what was played on last week's show, which is available as a podcast:

Set One: 6:30 - 7 PM

Sugar & Gold - Sneek Freq [Antenna Farm]
James Struthers - Tanqueray Blues [Pipe and Hat]
Interview with James Struthers
James Struthers - Speed On Home [Pipe and Hat]
Library Voices - Bookish [Young Soul Records]
Freelance Whales - Hannah [Frenchkiss Records]

Set Two: 7 - 7:30 PM

Young Galaxy - Buzz In My Flesh [The Musebox]
Del Barber - Chicago [Broken Ground]
Interview with Del Barber
Del Barber - Miles and Years [Live on TGIFR]

Set Three: 7:30 - 8 PM

Villagers - Set The Tigers Free [Domino]
Raul Midon - Everyone Deserves A Second Chance [Blue Note/Manhattan]
Forest City Lovers - Minneapolis [Out Of This Spark]
The Acorn - Misplaced [Paper Bag Records]
Light Pollution - Oh, Ivory! [Carpark]
The Glitch Mob - A Dream Within A Dream [Glitch Mob Unlimited/Glass Air]

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tune in to win...

So. If you happen to live in Winnipeg (or, I suppose, within driving distance) and want to attend the Jazz Winnipeg festival later this month, have I got some good news for you. Over the next two weeks (tomorrow, June 11th and next Friday, June 18th) I'll be giving away pairs of tickets to some of the fantastic Club Series acts the fine folks at Jazz Winnipeg have lined up.

Listen in to win!!
To whet your appetite, here are a couple acts I'll have tickets for:




Thursday, June 3, 2010

Change of Plans: June 4 Show

So I just heard from James Struthers that he will be performing an in-store at Lucky Jeans tomorrow and can't make TGIFR so he's been rescheduled for next week (June 11th). But it looks like we'll have a couple guests added to the bill for tomorrow in his stead. One is Montreal band BRAIDS who are playing at the LO Pub tonight and I'm also firming up something with the folks involved with the 100 Mile Musical Diet project.

In other news, last week's episode is now up as a podcast on the UMFM website.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last week, this week, every week.

Wow. Apparently I've been pretty bad about updating this here show blog. Apologies if you follow me!

So I just wanted to recap last Friday's (May 28th) show and make mention that my confirmed guests for this Friday (June 4th, birthday of my boyhood baseball idol Tony Pena) are James Struthers and Keith Price. Price will be holding a fundraiser show on June 7th at the Park Theatre to raise money for his group to attend the Montreal Jazz Festival. Struthers, meanwhile, will be launching his fantastic EP Nadia at the Park on June 12th. Both shows are highly recommended.

Here's what I played last week (a whole lot of music and one guest: Sarah Michaelson, co-editor of 1234V):

Set One: 6:30 - 7 PM

Murs & 9th Wonder - Fornever [SMC Recordings]
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Give It Back [Daptone]
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek are Reflection Eternal - Ends (feat. Bilal) [Blacksmith]
Courier News - We're On The Horizon [Independent]
Royal Wood - Do You Recall [Six Shooter]
The Telepathic Butterflies - Elegy [Rainbow Quartz]
Lab Coast - Happy Go Lucky [Independent]
The Black Keys - Everlasting Light [Nonesuch]
The Mohawk Lodge - A Crime Of Passion [White Whale]

Set Two: 7 - 7:30 PM

Interview with Sarah Michaelson
Deer Tick - I Will Not Be Myself [Partisan]
Bent By Elephants - Can't Have You [Independent]
Factor - Ain't Nothin' Gonna Change [Fake Four]
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Jaykub (feat. Jason Lytle) [Lex/Capitol]

Set Three: 7:30 - 8 PM

Pearly Gate Music - Gossamer Hair [Barsuk]
Telegraph Canyon - Into The Woods [Spune]
Broken Social Scene - World Sick [Arts & Crafts]
Bark Hide and Horn - Animal Mind [Swollen Nation Music]
Broken Bells - The High Road [Sony]
The Flaming Lips - Powerless [Warner]