Posts Tagged ‘Post Punk’
I hung out with post-punk band Merchandise in the parking lot behind Vancouver Main Street landmark Red Cat Records. It was a windy fall day so we took refuge at a staircase behind the store. The band singer Carson Cox did most of the talking as his bandmates shivered in the cold.
What is Carson Cox‘s favorite show tune? Why is DJing better than being in a band? What kind of trouble did the band run into at the border? Why are punk classics spiritual? Which song will Carson play when he wants to clear a room while DJing? Does Carson keep an actual list of his enemies? Listen to our chat for all the answers and more.
Tracks played on this show…
1) Merchandise, After the End (2014) “Enemy”
2) Dicky Doo & the Don’ts “Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu” single (1958) (background)
3) Merchandise, After the End (2014) “Telephone”
4) Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Cyrille Aimée, Burstin’ Out (2013) “Cheek to Cheek” (background)
5) Merchandise, Children of Desire (2012) “Time” (mp3)
6) Merchandise, After the End (2014) “Green Lady” (mp3)
NO songs CANCON
You can also listen to the uncensored version of our hang sesh.
I hung out with indie rock, post punk band Born Ruffians in an undercover car garage one summer day while we were both at the Banff World Media Festival. We chatted as a mysterious wind-born fluff swirled around us, invading this small town in the Rockies.
Which band member does an impression of Donald Trump? How does music change for a band when they go from fan to working musician? Which band members still play in their family’s annual Christmas song circle? Could Born Ruffians make a record about being a cool suburban dad? Who in the band suffers from “demoitis”? You’ll have to listen!
Tracks played on the show…
1) Born Ruffians, Ruff (2015) “We Made It”
2) Born Ruffians, Ruff (2015) “Eat Shit (We Did It)”
3) Born Ruffians, Birthmarks (2013) “Needle”
4) Born Ruffians, Say It (2010) “What to Say”
5) Born Ruffians, Ruff (2015) “Shade To Shade” (partial)
6) Born Ruffians, Ruff (2015) “Don’t Live Up” (mp3)
All songs CANCON
Born Ruffians are back on the road and back in Vancouver, Wednesday, October 5th. They are on tour with Tokyo Police Club and The Elwins. See you at the show. (Also check out last week’s episode of The Interview Show will be my chat with The Elwins!)
I also will release my extended version of this chat. Enjoy!
Vancouver’s latest experimental post punk buzz band Freak Heat Waves is actually from Victoria on Vancouver Island. There are a lot of stereotypes about people from “the Island” (that they are all stoners). Steve (guitar/vocals) and Thomas (drums) from the band did nothing to dispel those rumors when we hung out in their van one rainy night.
I did get them to talk about many interesting topics: The difference between living on Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Kraftwerk concert souvenirs. Touring with bestie band Each Other (Lefse Records). Steve‘s robotic voice. That time their buddies from Viet Cong (Jagjaguwar/Flemish Eye Records) asked for help hiding a body in New Orleans. And much more!
Listen to our chat.
Tracks played on the show…
1) Freak Heat Waves, Bonnie’s State of Mind (2015) “Dig a Hole” (mp3)
2) Freak Heat Waves, Bonnie’s State of Mind (2015) “Design of Success” (mp3)
3) Freak Heat Waves, Freak Heat Waves (2012) “Clearing”
4) Freak Heat Waves, Bonnie’s State of Mind (2015) “A Civil Servant Awakening”
5) Freak Heat Waves, Bonnie’s State of Mind (2015) “Inaugural Temple Pulse”
ALL Songs CANCON
Freak Heat Waves return to Vancouver on Wednesday, March 30th at The Cobalt. See you there!
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Hailing from Portland, Oregon, The Thermals are a post-pop-punk trio with influences heavily rooted in both lo-fi, as well as standard rock.
Currently on tour to support their latest release, “Desperate Ground”, the Thermals will be stopping in Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club on April 26th. Joining them will be British Columbian post-punk outfit Peace, who just released their sophmore full-length “The World Is Too Much With Us.”
Tickets are currently available online for $15.00. Please note this is an early show: Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:30pm, End 11:00pm.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets, email Winnieguestlist(@)gmail.com with your name by April 25th at 5:00pm. Please use “The Thermals Contest” in the subject line. Must be 19+ to enter.
posted by @clarkbs
Sally Dige is one of the members of Petroleum By Products. This is her new solo work.
From California. Circa 81′.
The lyrics of Janitor were derived from a real-life conversation between two band members conversing in a loud room when they first met.
“She asked me what I did for a living. I said “I’m a Janitor” and she thought I said “Oh my genitals”. Frank overheard this and wrote the song.”