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We've got plenty of Canadian Music Week content coming your way in the next few weeks, but this is where it all starts.
Our two musical interviewees - Halifax rock outfit Gloryhound and Hamilton, ON songstress Terra Lightfoot - are performing at this year's edition of CMW. The former dropped their latest disc, Loaded Gun, produced by the one and only Garth Richardson (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine), last year, and since they've hit the road with the likes of Deep Purple, Theory of a Deadman, and many more top-tier touring acts. As for Lightfoot, in addition to her work with Dinner Belles, she's been amassing plenty of attention for her solo material and is directly supporting Daniel Lanois at his sure-to-sell-out CMW showcase at the iconic Horseshoe Tavern. Keep an eye for both.
And finally, to prep us for the big closing weekend of CMW, we speak with festival director Justin Kwan about the new and special initiatives planned for this year's edition. Enjoy!
For the first time in a long time, it's both Mike and Andrew at the mic taking you through this week's episode. It's also the second of three "Best of CMW" episodes, this one focusing on some of the indie rockers we caught up with during this year's festival.
Our pal Katlyn speaks with Montreal dream pop trio Caveboy and 2015 ECMA Album of the Year winners In-Flight Safety while Mike sits down with Saskatoon's Slow Down Molasses and Erin Benjamin of Live Music Canada. Plus, we'll also hear the track "Smile" from Moncton's Open Strum in our Canadian Spotlight.
Check back next week for the final CMW installment, featuring the likes of Palaye Royale, Virginia to Vegas, and more.
This is the first of our Best of CMW episodes, and I suppose this one could unofficially be called the Dine Alone Records round-up.
Dine Alone is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year, and as such, founder Joel Carriere anchored a special panel during the conference to talk about the ups and downs of the last decade in the label game. Mike caught up with him before the round table to talk shop, and it's a great interview.
For musical artists, we've got both Monster Truck and Single Mothers on this weeks show - both blowing up, both Dine Alone bands. The former is working on the follow-up to 2013's hugely successful Furiosity while Single Mothers are still riding the attention surrounding their debut, Negative Qualities.
We've also got the boys in Billy Talent, who may not be a Dine Alone band, but considering their history with the likes of Alexisonfire, Moneen, Cancer Bats, and the gang, could be considered extended family.
Plenty more from CMW coming up. Enjoy!
We've made it - our final Best of CMW episode, featuring a pop-tastic trio of artist interviews plus an insightful CM Academy session.
Join us as Mike and Katlyn check in with currently-exploding fashion-art rock outfit Palaye Royale, "Don't Fight The Music" man Virginia to Vegas, and London alt-pop trio Ivory Hours. Plus, Mike Tanner, Toronto's Music Sector Develpment Officer, talks about some exciting things currently underway for the live music industry in Toronto - and how some of their practices can benefit other centres.
THE G-LEW "WESTSIDE WEDNESDAYS" WELCOMES OUR SPECIAL GUEST THA CHILL FROM THE LEGENDARY "COMPTONS MOST WANTED" LEADING UP TO THE PREMIERE OF STR8 OUTTA COMPTON WE CHOP IT UP WITH THE ORIGINAL FOUNDING MEMBER OF "CMW" WHO ALONG WITH N.W.A HELP PUT THE CITY OF COMPTON HIP HOP ON THE MAP.
We had so much great content from Canadian Music Week that we figured we'd double down and bring you another best-of full of interviews from this year's showcasing artists.
This time around, we've got on-the-rise rock trio The Balconies, BC-based folkies Good for Grapes, country singer Jason Hastie, bouncy indie pop outfit BESTiE, and Toronto newcomers The Cruelty Party, featuring Alphonse Alixander Lanza III of Azari & III.
There's something for everyone, musically speaking, plus all the goods from around the industry - including more summer festival talk. (This summer is going to be an absolute blast for music fans.)
We're fresh off of a great run at Canadian Music Week 2014, where Canadian Musician had the chance to take in plenty of panels and sessions during the day and musical showcases at night.
We also connected with a slew of the artists performing during the 2014 festival, and are happy to bring you some highlights of those interviews in this week's show.
We'll check in with the likes of Magic!, Gloryhound, The Flatliners, Kristina Maria, T.Nile, and more, plus share some highlights from the event and give you a run down of the latest industry news from across the country and the world.
The Marvelous Beauhunks
Rickenbackers. Wardour Street. Energy. Oshawa.
The best Britpop what was never made in Britain.
Reformed in 2010, the Marvelous Beauhunks are power pop's most notorious treble-makers. With their sharply creased mod stylings, the Marvelous Beauhunks are the band Ronnie Kray might've formed with Vinnie Jones, but only Vinnie weren't 'avin' it, 'cause them lads is barmy, mate.
With a twenty-year pedigree, the Beauhunks' career includes festivals like NXNE, CMW, and a stint at the Cavern Club, Liverpool for the International Pop Overthrow - all complemented by a plethora of recordings, videos, and a book. Watch the cloth, moth.
Rock instrumental with musical influence from Rush, Eric Johnson, B.O.C.
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Big Saccs was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. At 14 he met Ice Cube, Dr Dre, Sir Jinx & K-Dee. Saccs first EP Turn It Loose was produced by Dre and Jinx. Saccs was one of the original members of the Lench Mob (formed by Ice Cube) due to artistic differences he left to record his first solo album "Where's My Reciept" (Capital Records, 1995), then re-released it as " The Rebirth"(Raging Bull, 1996) which was produced by BattleCat and Featured Ice Cube, K-Dee, Coolio, and Chill of CMW which is consider by many a westcoast classic. Now as one of the top westcoast producers Big Saccs has production credits for Str8 G, Mausburg & Sugafree The Konnected Project, Non-Fiction, Sqeek the Prima Donna, and recently worked along with D.J. Quik on Suga Free's new album " The New Testament". After 6 yrs of banging out beats he is now returning with a new album called "Saccs-u-ality on Geed Up / Laneway Records.
This week's show happens to coincide with the 2014 edition of Canadian Music Week, which is set to take over Toronto with some performances by massive acts like City & Colour, M.I.A., Tegan and Sara, and a whole lot more.
Our first guest, taking the floor for CM Academy, is Luther Mallory of BandLimbo.com. A musician, artist manager, label owner, and a whole lot of other things, Luther launched Band Limbo just a few weeks ago to offer practical, real-world advice for independent artists to help them navigate the ever-changing industry. His latest post is actually a short little rant for bands looking to make an impact at CMW 2014.
Our feature artist interview this week comes from a CMW showcase artist, Sony Music Canada's Current Swell. The Victoria, BC-born indie rock outfit JUST dropped their fifth studio album, Ulysses, on May 6th, and it's already made an impressive impact. Mike speaks with the band about the project and where they're headed for 2014.
Cheers to a successful Canadian Music Week; we'll be back in coming weeks with plenty of content from the Canadian music industry's Mecca.
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