Tuesday, June 19, 2012

How It Went Down: June 8th and June 15th

Busy few weeks at UMFM with the 2012 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival kicking off last Thursday and a slew of other acts rolling through town (except for Russian Circles; thanks to you Emerson border-crossing). Several live sessions have been recorded with acts playing the opening weekend kickoff at Old Market Square, and just yesterday Toronto act the Heavyweights Brass Band stopped by for a blazing session that will get its debut on Sounds of Science tomorrow between 3:30-5:30pm. TGIFR has been particularly chock-full of guests as a result of this and so the past two episodes have featured interviews aplenty and some fantastic new music.

Here's the scoop:

June 8, 2012

Set One: 6:30 PM - 7 PM

Abdominal - "Pedal Pusher" [Do Right!]
Interview with MEC BikeFest organizers
Brasstronaut - "Falklands" [Unfamiliar Records]
Norrin Radd - "Will To Survive" [Lotus Audio]
School of Seven Bells - "The Night" [Ghostly/Vagrant]
Wintersleep - "Resuscitate" [EMI]

Set Two: 7 PM - 7:30 PM

Interview with Jeff Rubin about his latest book, The End of Growth

Set Three: 7:30 PM - 8 PM

Moonwood - "Invite Me To Stare Into The Darkness" [Arachnadiscs]
White Lung - "St. Dad" [Independent]
Interview with Flo
Flo - "Tell Me Why" [Independent]
Sonnymoon - "Flit, Fleet, Float" [Plug Research]


June 15, 2012

Set One: 6:30 PM - 7 PM

Poolside - "Slow Down" [Echo Park]
Bry Webb - "Rivers Of Gold" [Idee Fixe]
Elizabeth Shepherd - "Lonely House" [Pinwheel Music]
Cassandra Wilson - "Almost Twelve" [E One]
Interview with Anna MacDonald, director of the documentary Fight For Freedom
Michael Rault - "The Things You Said" [Pirates Blend]

Set Two: 7 PM - 7:30 PM

Interview with Jon McKiel
Jon McKiel - "Iceman" [Youth Club Records]
Conveyor - "Short Hair" [Paper Garden Records]
Interview with Goose Hut
Goose Hut - "Bad Time" [Independent]

Set Three: 7:30 PM - 8 PM

Way Yes - "Singing" [Lefse Records]
Interview with Parlovr
Parlovr - "4000" [Dine Alone Records]
Teen Daze - "Late" [Lefse Records]
Conn-Shawnery - "Ain't No Way (feat. Wayne Tennant & blurum13)" [Independent]


This week, I'll be talking to Paul Keery, educator and author of a graphic novel history of Canada's role in World War II called Canada At War (with illustrations by Michael Wyatt). It's a fantastic book that brings a piece of the country's past into the present.

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