Posts Tagged ‘Chromeo’
Now in it’s third year Live at Squamish took place this past weekend August 24th-26th. An hour out side of Vancouver the festival put on a “decidedly Canadian effort” with a strong offering of local and national acts set to the beautiful backdrop of the Stawamus Chief and the Garibaldi mountain in the picture perfect Squamish Valley.
A traffic accident delayed our arrival on Saturday getting in around 6pm and I missed one of the few non Canadian acts I was looking forward to, Charles Bradley. :( Here’s Charles playing a Canadian cover.
Vancouver’s Rococode played the Meadow stage.
Newly married, Justin of Philosoraptor throws down an upside down peace / being shitty sign.
Humans went on around 8:30pm or whenever it was on the smallest Meadow stage. Hopefully next year they are deserving upgraded to one the bigger stages. They did manage to pack out the audience as they delved into a set of mostly new material from their latest EP Traps.
They passed around the audience a cardboard cutout of group member Robbie supposedly from an upcoming music video. The crowd eventually took over the small stage and as the group launched into their crowd favorite Avec Mes Mecs for their last song. Halfway through the performance was cut short as one of their cables came undone. It made for an abrupt but suiting finish with the crowd chanting the hook “who knew all we had to do was party” as the group left the stage.
Next up Le Tragically Hip on the main stage. I hated The Tragically Hip growing up. I think I mostly hated their fans. It was not very Nirvana which was all I was into at the time. The group have grown on me and I think they hold a deserving spot in the highest echelon of Canadian music royalty. They are something quintessentially Canadian in an Ontario, Great Lakes group of seven I just threw up in my mouth and ate it kind of way.
This is maybe the most Canadian song of all time other than Oh Canada and The Hockey song if that is indeed a Canadian song. They teach it to small kids in schools and flunk kids if you don’t know all the words.
I had yet to see them live, it was quite a treat. Some bb showed her explodingly large fake boobs. Gord Downey was delightfully weird and entertaining appearing ageless fronting the group who are now in their 29 years. It’s always a disappointment when a group with such a large back catalog play too much new material but the group stuck to a delightful 2/3 old stuff/hits, crowd pleasing formula.
Bromeo-whoooah. Closing things out for the night, Montreal’s Chromeo kicked things into high gear on the Garibaldi stage.
Some bro crowd surfed ON A surf board. There should be a special term for this. Bruhfing??
Some burlesque bb’s danced. Hi bb.
Afterwards we departed to an after party at 100.5 soon to be 102.7fm The Peak‘s Tamara Stanners’ house. She is quite the gracious host and knows how to throw a bonfire party.
The party was quickly upgraded by Tamara to a “palate fire” who seemed no stranger to danger as the flames jumped 8ft in the air.
She initiated the name game with all of the people around the fire, a lot of whom were musicians from the festival and Peak Performance project acts. I think I introduced myself and explained that I was celebrating Bob Marley’s (RIP BOB) birthday as my something no one else knows secret. Acoustic guitars were brought out and campfire songs sung.
Good For Grapes bros.
There was an actual Nickleback Motown cover band cleverly called Motown Nickleback there who also played the festival. They’ve raised money via Kickstarter to record their album! Open your hearts and let Chad in.
Tamara’s daughters Samantha and Alex. Alex plays music as Badger Child, chekitowt.
As 3am rolled around we decided to return to Vancouver. On the way home Underworld’s 12 minute lament Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx) was intense enough to keep 2 of 6 of us awake long enough to make it to Prospect Point in Stanley Park. My photography skills beyond shot by this time.
The clandestine once a year secret Raccoon party with the Glory Days djs Jason, Hana and Rico raged until the authorities showed up at 6:30am. Apparently they gave Jason of Olio Festival a ride with his gear back home or two his truck? I’m not sure which but either way I <3 the VPD.
pics and words by @tristanorchard
Prescription drugs. Just as dangerous as “illegal” drugs. Some silly mashups. rip Whitney.
posted by @tristanorchard
these parties are ALWAYS rad, someone bring snacks! we gon dance like Chris Brown.
tickets and more details HERE
Posted by Christian Flores
Winnie haz another contest for u guyz!
There r 2 shows in Vancouver and the first 1 sold out already so here’z ur chance 2 go 4 FREE!
It’s pretty simple stuff: allz u gots 2 do iz send Winnie an email with subject “Chromeo Feb 11 Ticket Giveaway” and TELL US YOUR FAVEEEE CHROMEO JAM. That’s it!
The entries will be input into a million dollar Japanese computer named Doug and the winner will be selected randomly by the guy who brings toner for Doug’s printer. Enter as often as you like! We’re running this contest until Sunday Feb 6 and will announce the winner Monday Feb 7.
I was one of the few media dudes to get a chance to talk to Chromeo while they warmed up in Toronto. It was a bit of a gong show, with bad cell reception and the main guy from Holy Ghost! soundchecking in the same room. I do manage to get some great quotes from P-Thugg and he even gives a little bit of advice to one of our listeners (and a devoted Chromeo fan)!!!
Also check out around the 22-minute mark for a special guest spot by local actor, Bruce Silverson! Even more nerdy goodness than usual!
Chromeo “Don’t Turn the Lights On” (Aeroplane Remix) P-Thugg‘s fav remix from the current release, Business Casual.
Chromeo “Needy Girl” (Lifelike remix) An oldie, but a goodie.
the interview show is everywhere! (interviewshow[at]gmail.com)
www.cjsf.ca (Vancouver, BC, Mondays 4:30-5pm PST and Saturdays 8-8:30am PST)
www.radiocfxu.ca (Campus Community Radio, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Fridays 11pm-12am AST)
www.cfru.ca (University of Guelph Radio, Tuesdays 3pm EST)
www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, Fridays 6-6:30pm CST)
www.caperradio.com (Cape Breton University Radio, Wednesdays 2:30-3pm AST and Fridays 5:30-6pm AST)
With the weather turning colder lately, it’s time to break out the thick knit sweaters and the fuzzy blankets.
It’s also that time of year when I begin listening to some darker, smoky jams too… here are some tracks I’ve had on high rotation while sporting my customized Snuggie.
Turn it up, it’s Friday. Let’s gooooooooo!
Chromeo has a new single out on Mountain Dew’s label, Green Label Sound. It’s their first new original single since 2007, can you believe it’s been that long? They have a new album in the works. Are you excited for it?
The Twelves recently released a new mixtape with a slew of new remixes by the duo, including this one. Get on google or something to find it.
Yacht + Classixx!
Someone sent this to us and it’s 2many djs aka Soulwax so how can we pass on posting it? My gf works in the same room and keeps complaining every time I play it but hey this aint no club and it’s not Friday night + it reminds me of Kittenz and The Glitz.
Some nice indie elctro. Is the term indie still relevant? Is there a better genre to call this?
Thom Yorke has a new couple of singles out.