Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Get thee to Gimli...

This Friday's TGIFR is shaping up to be an all-Islendingadagurinn episode with an interview with Vitaminsforyou, Said the Whale and the brains behind all the great music featured as part of the shenanigans, Robbie Rousseau.

Tune in at 6:30 PM on 101.5 FM or at umfm.com as usual!

Friday, July 23, 2010

First comment wins a prize...

That's right. Like I annouced on TGIFR this evening, first person to comment on this episode will win a pair of tickets to see interview subject The Wilderness of Manitoba play the West End Cultural Centre on July 31 courtesy of the good folks at the WECC. Tell me what you thought of the show, or if you have any suggestions or criticisms - it's all welcome.

To recap tonight - we talked to Melissa Dalton from the aforementioned Wilderness of Manitoba, as well as to 20-year-old singer-songwriter Daniel Moir who is on the road in support of his album (called, fittingly, Road) and coming to Winnipeg August 1st at the Park Theatre.

Here's what I played:

Set One: 6:30 - 7 PM

News - Ooo La La [Yoga/Riverman]
The Mountains & The Trees - Goodbye Little Town [Independent]
Interview with The Wilderness of Manitoba
The Wilderness Of Manitoba - Summer Fires [Verite]
Cheering For The Bad Guy - Jesus Was A Cowboy [Independent]
Effect & Cause - Lost [Independent]

Set Two: 7 - 7:30 PM

Mats Oberg Trio - Lullaby Of Nerdland [Svensk Music]
School Of Seven Bells - Dust Devils [Vagrant]
Menomena - Tithe [Barsuk]
Black Mountain - Old Fangs [Jagjaguwar]
Ultra Mega - Yeah [Independent]

Set Three: 7:30 - 8 PM

The Provincial Archive - You Roll Like Raindrops [Bedrooms & Basements]
Matthew and the Birds - Raining Meow [Independent]
Daniel Moir - Sundrunk [Independent]
Friendly Rich & The Lollipop People - The Grapefruit League [Pumpkin Pie Corporation]
Said The Whale - This Winter I Retire [Pop Machine]

So far for next week, I've confirmed an interview with Bryce from Vitaminsforyou and we'll likely be talking to Rob Rousseau about this year's amazing Islendingadagurinn line-up (which features Vitaminsforyou) and possibly one more act from the bill. Stay tuned!