Thursday, September 27, 2012

News Roundup (Biscuit Boy, Krickets, Sam the Record Man)

Funny/Weird Stuff
Blasts from the Past
Featured Videos

Links: Rick and the Krickets, More Rick and the Krickets Stories, Video courtesy of SimVid2


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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jon Brooks@Moonshine Cafe

Links: Jon Brooks, More Jon Brooks stories


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Friday, September 21, 2012

Drew Smith@Dr. Disc (September 15, 2012)

Bonus video courtesy of ridinmy63

Blast from the Past: Drew Smith@Casbah

Links: Drew Smith, More Drew Smith Stories


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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wax Mannequin@Dr. Disc (September 15, 2012)

More Stan Rogers covers/stories

Bonus video courtesy of POGA Productions 


Links: Wax Mannequin, More Wax Mannequin Stories


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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fry Truck@Artword Artbar (September 15, 2012) Part 2 - Full Band

Left to Right: Dan Medakovic, Matt Coleman (violin), Mike Trebilcock, Dave Pomfret, Chris Wheeler (slide guitar), Carrie Ashworth (bass), Linda Duemo (drums)

Bonus video (courtesy of MumbleMod007) featuring Linda Duemo's band

Click here for Part 1 (the solo set)

Blast from the Past: Videos of Fry Truck and Others

Links: Fry Truck, More Fry Truck Stories


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Monday, September 17, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Caretakers CD: Love, War + PRopaganda

Love, War + PRopaganda is the latest CD from Hamilton's own folk-rock band with a conscience, the Caretakers.

The group have taken the amazing sound from their debut disc and journeyed beyond. The bedrock is still classic, melodic folk rock though. Lena Montecalvo's powerful vocals and Jeffrey Martin's character-filled voice are on full display, as always.

In this cool collection, you get the funkiness of Just Like California, the pop-flavoured Flowers for Peace, the countrified Left a Friend Behind, the catchy I'm the Happiest Man (featuring some cool Ukele work) and much more. Lyrically, they cover many social issues (especially on songs such as On Becoming Noam Chomsky and In Humanity We Trust).

Jeffrey and Lena are the core duo of the Caretakers. Joining them are a number of amazing local musicians such as Mike Trebilcock (who also produces), Carrie Ashworth, Barry Mac, Kim Deschamps, Jesse O'Brien, Matt Coleman and former Caretaker Norm Van Bergen

The CD is available at their live shows and can be downloaded on Bandcamp.

Below is a song from the CD, courtesy of the band's YouTube page.

Blast from the past: Review of their debut CD + Videos

Links: Caretakers, More Caretakers Stories


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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Chuck Jackson's New Big Joe Turner Tribute (featuring Jesse O'Brien): A Cup of Joe

Downchild Blues Band vocalist, Chuck Jackson has assembled the Big Bad Blues Band to record some wonderful Big Joe Turner covers. A Cup of Joe (available through Linus Entertainment) is an amazing disc filled with great, powerful, swinging, sounds. Big Joe woulda been proud.

The group boasts Hamilton's master piano man, Jesse O'Brien tickling the ivories with his usual flair. Also contributing to this treasure tribute are Pat Carey, Terry Wilkins, Gene Hardy. There's also an appearance from the legendary Curley Bridges.

The CD is available at Chuck's shows and can be purchased online. The album can also be downloaded through iTunes, eMusic, and True North Records.

Below is a video from the CD.

Blast from the Past: Downchild Blues Band & Others@Burlington Ribfest

Links: Chuck Jackson, More Downchild Stories, Jesse O'Brien, More Jesse O'Brien Stories


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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Greenbelt Harvest Picnic (September 1, 2012)

All videos courtesy of stellablu477. Check out the page for more videos from the festival and much much more.

Links: Emmylou Harris, More Neil Young covers/stories

Links: Daniel Lanois, More Daniel Lanois Stories

Links: Sarah Harmer, More Sarah Harmer Stories

Blast from the Past: Review of Sarah Harmer's iTunes Sessions


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