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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!
The Elwins make incredibly upbeat pop music. And when you meet them, you can understand why. I hung out with The Elwins on one rainy Vancouver evening. We huddled together under the awning of a closed coffee shop outside CBC Headquarters. You can hear the rain pour down in the background as we chat.
Which member of The Elwins kicked another member out of their high school band? What part of a tour is the worst part for The Elwins? Which Elwins song has a reference to King Kong in it? What would an “edgy” Elwins song sound like? What are The Elwins watching in the hotel room these days? How does the band deal with their need to reproduce? You’ll have to listen to find out.
Tracks played on the show…
1) The Elwins, Play For Keeps (2015) “So Down Low” (mp3)
2) The Elwins, Play For Keeps (2015) “Show Me How to Move”
3) The Elwins, Play For Keeps (2015) “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over”
4) The Elwins, And I Thank You (2012) “Come On Out” (partial/background)
5) The Elwins, And I Thank You (2012) “Are You Flying With a Different Bird?”
6) The Elwins, Play For Keeps (2015) “Sexual Intellectual” (mp3)
ALL songs CANCON
The Elwins are back on the road and back in Vancouver, Wednesday, October 5th. They are on tour with Tokyo Police Club and Born Ruffians. See you at the show. (And next week’s episode of The Interview Show will be my chat with Born Ruffians!)
Following their 2014 release Forcefield, Tokyo Police Club have just released the single “Not My Girl” off of an upcoming EP titled “Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness (Part 1)”. I wasn’t completely sold on first listen but by my 2nd and 3rd listen I was hooked.
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When I met with André Allen Anjos (left) aka RAC (Remix Artist Collective), he was a few beers into his night. RAC is one of the most prolific remixers in music and he has recently ventured into making his own material. RAC remixes are always a favorite of mine, so I was psyched to talk with Andre. Listen to our chat. (FYI: Beer makes this sweet guy very candid.)
RAC (ft Penguin Prison) “Hollywood” I hope RAC does more music with Chris from Penguin Prison.
Tokyo Police Club “Wake Up (Boots of Danger)” (RAC remix) One of RAC‘s first remixes. He found these Canadian indie favs on the internet and emailed them.
Lana Del Rey “Blue Jeans” (RAC remix) One of RAC‘s most popular remixes.
RAC is back in Vancouver tonight at the Waldorf with Classixx. See you there!
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Ontario’s, Tokyo Police Club have a new album “Champ” coming out this spring.
Check out the first track and promo video from it. Sounds very Tokyo Police Club 2.0.
Now all we do is worry about dying!!!!!
The weekend is here and we have some parties for ya. First off, tonight, we have a Winnie party. Myself and Christian Flores are at Library Square playing all our favorite songs from the 90’s at the SHOW ME LOVE night. Shout for list.
Two big parties at Funky Winkerbean’s. Tonight we have the first night of Mutant Disco being done by the people who did the Weirdness parties at the Biltmore. Expect lots of rad-italo with a splash of cheesy 80’s and maybe even a Mr Vain or two.
Saturday at Funky’s, Winnie Cooper presents, Garland + Yarn at our NO MORE STRANGERS night, which is always a good time. But really, how can you go wrong with $1.75 beers? Hope to see you there.
aaaaand some tunes.
Vancouver’s Piper Davis
Winnie pals, Rocca with their latest effort
Fesity and Benny G!
Feist + Ben Gibbard – Train Song
Canada’s k-os is keeping hip hop alive. He has an excellent new album out called, “Yes”. I give it 4 out of 5 Winnies. Look out for our upcoming Winnie-TV segment with k-os!!
k-os – I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
I’m a sucker for a good cover
Magic Arm – Daft Punk Is Playing In My House (LCD Soundsystem Cover)
And for almost all things Beach Boys
The Beach Boys – God Only Knows (Aeroplane Bootleg Remix)
Pharrell’s behind these dudes. This has been out for a while. So far I’ve only found this one single to be good and the other stuff to be more disappointing.
Chester French – She Loves Everybody
Luvs me a TPC remix
Tokyo Police Club – Graves (Nightsweats Remix)
I don’t want to worry about dying,
I just want to worry about sunshine and giiiiiirls.
Weezer and Born Ruffians were in town last Friday.
I am the biggest Weezer fan, well at least of their early material otherwise known as their first two albums. If I had to pick five albums to be stuck on a desert island, their self titled debut would be one of them.
I was pretty disappointed a couple of years ago when Rivers announced the band was breaking up, that I had never seen them, when I heard that they were back together and coming through town I knew this was my opportunity.
One of the first things I noticed upon entering GM Place was how hideous Weezer fans are, yes douchebag central which I fit perfectly in with.
One thing worth mentioning about GM place, if the ticket says doors at 7 it means the first band will be on at say 7:15 (right around the time I wake up) and that no matter how good your delicious pre concert spirits are you should be at the venue if you plan on seeing the opening band. I was very disappointed to discover I had missed the Tokyo Police Club and that Angels and (H)Airw(e)aves were on.
WTF is up with Tom DeLong’s of Blink 182 fame and his side project, Angels and Airwaves?? I knew I wouldn’t enjoy this band but holy fuck fuckity fuck, (ignorant people use swear words to express frustration when their vocabulary fails them) I now have a new least favorite band. Sure Travis is all burnt and all, but why so angst’y grey skies? You’re a 32 year old, rich aging rocker not a confused 13 year old.
Sure Weezer may be the original emo band but why do they have to be paired with the current champs of, “nobody wants to touch my wien” rock? A lot of milk has gone sour along the way.
The moment where I threw up in my mouth the most came when Tom, holding his hand out in front of him (see above but minus any hint of irony), as if reaching out to his audience emoted how much he apparently loves Vancouver and that, “when the summer fades into winter, he wants us to look up over to the mountains and sing this song” and then started off into something worthy of self castration.
Rivers and Weezer arrived on stage in the nick of time opening with My name is Jonas and continuing into a fan pleasing early set of old school weezy which I along with my new bff’s sang along to. The group went through a number of costume changes from painter outifts to track suits and managed to trade instruments and singing duties quite a bit and managed to fit in a cover of Pink Floyds, Time. The second half of their set featured more of their newer material which a lot of the other people there seemed to really dig. I managed to catch a bit of their encore where they brought on what looked like 50 or so highschool music students to play “Island in The Sun” with the group to great effect and missed thier cover of Nirvana’s Sliver as I had to make it to Richard’s for Born Ruffians.
All in all i’m glad I went and have removed any piecings I once had.
Now, not enough people know of the Born Ruffians as you could still get tickets at the door, although the place was quite full. Here’s a picture of them, now you know them. They are from the small 2,300 person town of Georgian Bay just North of Toronto. They are signed to Warp who you may of also heard of? They deserve just as much hype as MGMT or Vampire Weekend.
I’m going to keep this short as I’ve rambled way too long for most people’s attention span and probably lost most people at the douchebag bit. Born Ruffians are amazing live as their formula of barn funk indie rock lends it self quite nicely to loosing yourself on the floor and the crowd ate it up. The group did three encores as the mob refused to leave even after the lights and music came on and everyone had lost it by the end. Not having a third encore planned they improvised with their cover of Grizzly Bear’s, The Knife with members of the opening act Plants and Animals on the stage.
If you made it to here, good on ya, I would of just copped the mp3z and ran.
Weezer – Suzanne from the Mallrats OST