Happy Friday! I’m in good spirits heading into the weeknd. Canucks remain undefeated to start the season, WHAT? Might be taking my kid to the theme park for Fright Nights at the PNE! And The Boxer Rebellion is at the Biltmore Sunday night. Finally, my wife said we have a weekend of sorting out bins of surplus junk that needs to be donated or thrown out. Can’t wait.

Here’s a few remixes making the mix this weekend at Match.

Journey: we’ll still believin’!

Here’s a Phil Collins remix that is pretty fun. Heavy on the sax. Doesn’t hit you over the head with the original classic jammer, but it’s in the mix. I played this last night and people were trying to Shazam it and asking, ‘what is this?”

Another oldie… theme this week. Fetty Wap’s breakthrough mainstream hit gets a tropical polish. Is tropical still I thing? I like it…but I’m also a 36-year-old Dad guy….so…right.

THIS GUY! Ugh. Great remix of The Weeknd’s “Starboy” but if you click for the download it takes you on this Hobbit adventure. I gave up part way. if I care a ton, I’ll just rip it. Still, great remix.

Bonus remix! DJ Primitive posted this beauty. Funky.


A #worldwar1 video game? Here we go #battlefield1. 🕹🎮

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The Andy Shauf train rumbles along with a new animated music video for his song “Quiet Like You.”

Andy’s music has been described by Q Magazine as “a warm mix of late-period Beatles melodicism and Nilsson in his more melancholic moments.” That’s cool. Reminds me of type of indie jammer you’d hear in a movie like Election.

Andy Shauf already played a bunch of shows in our neighbourhood. He’s in California now and them making his way East with a bunch of sold out shows promoting his 2016 Polaris short-listed record The Party.

Oct 20 Swedish American Hall          San Francisco, CA     – SOLD OUT
Oct 21 Echoplex         Los Angeles, CA       – SOLD OUT
Nov 22 Mod Club Theatre      Toronto, Canada
Nov 23 Mills Hardware          Hamilton, ON – SOLD OUT
Nov 24 Starlight         Waterloo, Canada
Nov 25 Mod Club Theatre      Toronto, Canada – SOLD OUT
Nov 26 Gordon Best Theatre, Peterborough, Canada
Nov 29 Schubas          Chicago, IL
Nov 30 The Frequency           Madison, WI
Dec 01 The Hi-Fi        Indianapolis, IN
Dec 02 The Basement Nashville, TN
Dec 03 The Mothlight Asheville, NC
Dec 04 Mountain Stage           Charleston, WV
Dec 05 DC9 Nightclub           Washington, DC
Dec 06 The Boot & Saddle    Philadelphia, PA
Dec 07 Rough Trade NYC     Brooklyn, NY – SOLD OUT
Dec 08 National Arts Centre Ottawa, Canada
Dec 09 Le National    Montreal, Canada
Dec 10 L’Anti     Quebec City, Canada

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Aussie pop-rockers The Griswolds are back with a new record on November 11th and he have another listen right here.

The song is the title track called “High Times for Low Lives.” A little darker than previous Griswolds songs (like the lead single “Out of My Head”). Bass is up front, forming the frame to hang the brighter vocals.

“Out of My Head” was minor alt radio song in the States. I think it is like #56 right now?

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One of the most important bands from those early days of Seattle grunge, Mother Love Bone, are getting their brief history of recorded music packaged for a releases.

Mother Love Bone: On Earth As It Is- the Complete Works collects MLB’s two recordings,Apple and Shine, remasters them and puts them on one disc (or series of LPs). The package also collects over 20 b-side, alternate versions and rarities, like lead singer Andrew Wood’s demo for “Chloe Dancer,” and a live version of “Stardog Champion” featuring Chris Cornell.

Check out the details and pre-order on Amazon (ships November 11th).

Before forming Pearl Jam, Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard were in Mother Love Bone. Just before the release of their debut album in 1990, their singer Andy Wood died of a drug overdose. The Kitsap Sun described him as, “a cherubic singer who pranced the stage in spandex, white face paint and glitter, and seemed destined for stardom.”

Members of the band joined up to mourn his death with friend Chris Cornell as Temple of The Dog before morphing with Eddie Vedder into Mookie Blaylock and ultimately Pearl Jam.

My favourite Mother Love Bone jam? Has to be the extended “Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns.”

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Last night was pretty chill at Match despite a thrilling game 5 National League Divisional Series win by the Dodgers, and the San Diego Chargers actually holding on to a win.

I was able to slide through a bunch of new songs on my set and was really feeling a few cuts so I’ll share them now.

Warpaint‘s 3rd record, Head’s Up, came out at the end of September. The hype for this band is strong. That band tends to traffic in sleepy moody indie rock. I like “New Song” because it brightens up their traditional sound just enough to punch through in a big pub.


@glassanimals were 🔥💕

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Glass Animals recently played a show in Vancouver that sadly I was unable to make!

The band recently sent over their music video for “Season 2, Episode 3,” but it’s the radio jammer “Life Itself” that I really enjoy.


…on any block

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Kaytranada, so hot right now. He won the Polaris Prize…that’s kinda neat!

I like this Chance the Rapper remix edit thing. Good times.

Happy Friday!   back at Match tonight after 10PM till late.

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Friend of the show Jeff K sent over Andy Shauf. He said, ” have you listened to this album?”

The Regina raised singer is in town tomorrow and Saturday at Fox Cabaret in Mount Pleasant. Sunday Funday in Victoria at Sugar.

Our share song is “Early to the Party.” I’ll quote the Georgia Straight talking about the song“Early to the Party” zooms in on a girl who’s clearly never figured out that when the invitation says 8 p.m., you don’t show up until at least 9:15; over regal keys and layered strings Shauf sings “You’re the first one there, overdressed and underprepared/Standing in the kitchen, stressing out the host.”

We’re also looking forward to some new solo music from the Acres of Lions singer too! Can’t wait Jeff!

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Best music news of the day! Cloud Nothings are following up 2014’s most excellent Here and Nowhere Else with a record called Life Without Sound.

The record is due out on January 27th, 2017. In some of the press I’ve read of the band between records, it had sounded like they were experimenting with some new sounds and textures, but hearing the first share track…I am getting that familiar Cloud Nothings song. Pop-forward lo-fi guitar rock? Sure.

In a press release, Dylan Baldi says“Generally, it seems like my work has been about finding my place in the world. But there was a point in which I realized that you can be missing something important in your life, a part you didn’t realize you were missing until it’s there—hence the title. This record is like my version of new age music. It’s supposed to be inspiring.”

They also announced an “extensive” tour. But I guess the Pacific Northwest doesn’t count as “extensive.” Sad emoticon.

#Cloudnothings last night at Upstairs. They're the best.

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