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LA performer No/Me shared her new single “Consistent.”

No/Me says of the song; “‘Consistent’ feels like a page from my journal. Writing this song made me embrace parts of myself that were hard to face, but it also helped me stop curating the facade that people would prefer to see.”

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Coral and I are off to Victoria tomorrow to power tour Rifflandia. If you are out there, save us a high five!

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LA punks FIDLAR share a darker, sleazy, punk song called “Too Real.” The song has a different vibe compared to what we’re used to from FIDLAR. The song has a definite point of view. The politically charged anthem has an unsettling drone buried under frenetic distorted guitars.  The group also released a music video for the song; “Footage of the recent deadly California wildfires plays opposite pop culture references, over the rib-rattling punk opus, taking on the current socio-political climate.”

The song is part of an upcoming new FIDLAR album. Their press release promises details soon.

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Look at this picture of Jack….I was trolling back on my instagram for a picture from Rifflandia, but came across this old photo of Jack looking so much like Elliot. I did a double take!

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Brooklyn indie band St. Lucia‘s new album Hyperion is out on September 21st. The group is also on tour and will perform in Vancouver on October 8th at The Vogue.

Jean-Philip Grobler says of the first single off the record, “Damn, ‘Walking Away’ has been in the works for a really long time. I wrote it with Nicky [Paul] and Ross [Clark] from the band before we even started recording our last album Matter, and we actually played it a handful of times on our last tour almost 3 years ago. The song came together super quickly and what you hear in this final version is about 60% the original demo– we just had to replace the Daft Punk loop we wrote on top of with something else, so that took about 4 years. And here it is, our funky beast.”

They have also shared a song called “Bigger.”

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But how fun is this…. for some of their American shows back East, the Arkells are coming with them! Fun attack. You should go.

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Vancouver’s Young Bombs sent over this tasty remix of the Weezer classic “Say It Ain’t So.”

The remix DJ team will be at Rifflandia in Victoria on Thursday, September 13th at the Phillips Backyard stage.

The guys said, “This is a special one because it’s our first time remixing a classic. Weezer is a band we loved growing up and this is definitely one of those songs we played when we first started learning how to play instruments. Remixing this brought the inner child out of us and we hope it shows.”

Sadly I won’t be over in Victoria by Thursday to see Young Bombs,m but I’ll see you out there on Saturday. Save me a high five.

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The rock & roll lifestyle has been raging over here. Who’d have guess I’m a 38-year-old father of three! Coral and I were at Skookum in Vancouver over a rainy weekend.  Wednesday I’ll try to hit Coheed and Cambria at the Commodore then we’re off to Victoria for Rifflandia.

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Corporately branded wife. #skookumfestival

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Can’t promise I’ll return to regular blogging anytime soon…but every so often someone sends me a song that cuts through. As always, thank you for the emails and messages!

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Victoria’s Mike Edel shared a brand new song today called “Go With You.”

Mike wrote about the song, I wanted to create an optimistic indie-pop anthem for 2018’s dwindling days of summer and beyond. I began working with producer Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) after sending him demos while he was living north of the arctic circle in Norway. We quickly adopted a consistency is boring mantra with the new material.  

“Go With You” is a song about change and vectoring forward into the unknown without regret. I love the synth lines and the hi-hat drums. It’s a departure for me, both sonically and rhythmically, and I’m very into it.”

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Happy Friday!

DJing tonight at Match in New West then on Sunday I’ll be DJing a short set at Brewery & The Beast before moving over to the mainstage to MC. It is supposed to be 33 degrees in Vancouver. Gnarly.

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Skrillex returned to his roots and rejoined From First To Last for a new song called “Surrender.”

Press release says,

From First To Last have released their new song “Surrender”, featuring original band members Sonny Moore (Skrillex), Matt Good, Derek Bloom and Travis Richter. The song was co-written and co-produced by Skrillex who also performs lead vocals. FFTL’s previous single was the surprise release “Make War” which marked their first reunion in more than a decade, earning over 13 million plays to date. Skrillex first dropped “Surrender” yesterday on Reddit followed by a world premiere on KROQ and an on-air interview.

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Took the kids to the Port Moody Ribfest on Sunday. It is too damn hot. But the BBQ was tasty. Then we hit the ice cream shop and the spray park. All good.

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It was busy but tasty at #PortMoodyRibFest.

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Brighton pop-rockers The Kooks share the third song off their upcoming album Let’s Go Sunshine (August 31st). The press release tells the story.

“Four Leaf Clover” follows the fortunes of a down-and-out girl, who turns to drugs and alcohol to battle the loss of her lover. Despite its dark subject matter, it’s just the slice of acoustic guitar-driven pop rock that launched The Kooks into the spotlight over a decade ago. Luke Pritchard’s instantly recognizable vocals flow effortlessly over a rousing rhythm and energetic guitar licks, making “Four Leaf Clover” an infectious retelling of an all too familiar tale. 

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We had a ton of mint left over from a salad Coral made earlier in the week. And with all this summertime heat we thought we could put it to use in a cocktail. Last night was mojito’s and the Amy Schumer flick, I Feel Pretty.

This glass isn’t a “Collins” glass…but I love it. I get these glasses from Christmas from my sister-in-law’s partner. Maybe one of the better Christmas presents I’ve ever received.

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