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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Melbourne three-headed singing monster band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever released their debut Sub Pop record today, Hope Downs.

Continuing to channel the “it’s summer and the livin’s easy” vibes, Rolling Blackouts give ten jangly guitar driven tracks. Every song is a beauty.

Do you have a favourite? They’re ALL my favourite.

Looks like I’ll need to take a Friday off at Match at the end of August!

Thu. Aug. 30 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Fri. Aug. 31 – Vancouver, BC@ Fox Cabaret
Sat. Sep. 1 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot

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Father’s Day is this weekend and the sun is finally back in Vancouver! Talk at my house of a return to the Othello Tunnels and my wife talked about hitting a brewery tasting room in Abbotsford. Somewhere in there I’ll need to hit a MEC to get one more backpacking sleeping pad. Going to try to carve out the time to take Madelyn camping AND Jack. You know RBCF will be soundtracking the adventures.

Exploring. #othellotunnels #coquihalla

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Brooklyn based indie dream-popsters Eighty Ninety shared a new song today called “Dream.”

From the press release: Combining Abner’s signature hazy vocals, with introspective lyricism and forward-thinking production, Eighty Ninety‘s newest offering, “Dream,” is an instantly catchy pop tune that is sure to delight listeners. Ones To Watch premiered “Dream” yesterday and described it as “a shimmery, intoxicating sound that will easily melt into a playlist of summer vibes.”

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Hunter sent me the new Justice Skolnik jam, “Seventeen” featuring Nevve. Here’s another bouncy, uplifting summer vibes song.

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Happy Friday!

Madelyn splashing down on her last slide of day.

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coheed

Coheed and Cambria released their latest sci-fi prog rocker, “The Dark Sentencer.” It’s seven minutes and 45-ish seconds of Coheed shred action. Add a couple more minutes for that prologue.

The Prologue sets the scene. A narrator talks about an Earth almost destroyed by a cataclysmic cosmic event. A romance between a pair of unheavenly creatures. The five houses of the star supremacy. A great crash!

Here we go!

It begins with them but it ends with me…their son…Vaxus!

Happy Friday!

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touch the sky

Heading into another perfect May weekend (a long one for our friends in the US…and a long one for me because I took Monday off) and I have fun remix to bump.

Two Friends sent over their take on Kanye West’s 2006 song “Touch The Sky.”

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Couple plugs if I may…you guys are always asking me for things…now I’ll ask you for two little things.

One! I have a craft beer show. Me and my buddy Jello go out to the fine craft beer tasting rooms in Vancouver and film it. I’d love if you took the time to give us a view (or a thumbs up or a positive comment…whatever you have time for).

TWO!

Hosting some weekly trivia at a pub in Burnaby (might be adding a second night in New Westminster…stay tuned.)

I made an instagram account for the event, but we have so few followers. Can you throw me a follow?

I love you! Have a great weekend.

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Steve-Aoki---Pretender-feat.-Lil-Yachty-&-AJR_preview

You guys already know how much I loves me AJR. It was a pretty easy ask when the PR sent over Steve Aoki’s new single asking for a spin and I saw it was featuring AJR.

Song is called “Pretender.”

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Last week I judged a chicken wing contest. That was neat!

Downtown, let’s go downtown. Thanks @edgarseeya for having us at #CHICKENFIGHTVII!

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Tomorrow, my wife Coral and I are off to Vancouver Island for a buddy’s wedding. Tyson and Leanne are gettin’ hitched somewhere north of Victoria and I’m looking forward to MCing and seeing some best buds. Living in wilds east of Vancouver means I don’t get to see them as often as I’d like so this weekend should be red hot. Maximum fun.

@leedlebobeedle photo of the #FlamingLips at the #yyjrocktographers opening night.

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prick bastards

I got an email the other day from John Franco (formally of By A Thread) saying his band Prick Bastards are firing back up and playing a show on May 26th at The Flamingo in Surrey.

The show will also feature The Deadhits and Aanthems. Franco says of the Aanthems, “they are one of the best indie bands in Vancouver in my opinion, being a two piece and all.

SATURDAY MAY 26!!! IN SURREY!!! @theflamingo.ca !!!

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Vancouver rock & rollers, JAPANDROIDS, stopped by CFOX for an interview. The band begins the next leg of their tour at home on Thursday with three shows at Fortune Sound Club.

Brian King and David Prowse told us about touring in Russia and Dave shared a story about the time the boys had to catch a train from Moscow to Saint Petersburg.

After a night of hard drinking in Moscow after a show, they cut getting to the train a little tight. As they got to the train station the overnight train began pulling away from the platform. The band and their crew had to literally run after the movie train; throw their flight cases and luggage on then jump. One of their Russian roadies Zakhir….well he almost didn’t make it.

Producer Julie said, “The scene they described reminds of that time in Darjeeling Limited when they’re trying catch the train.”

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