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Ms. Kirby sent over her new music video for a song called “We’re All Whores.”

She says, “‘We’re All Whores’ portrays 3 traditional professions as corrupted versions of themselves. A doctor, judge and oil rig worker transform from work attire into sexualized symbols of their respective fields. Featuring local, Vancouver underground, fringe and alternative culture personalities. Body modification artist & actor Russ Foxx as the doctor, local goth-industrial DJ David Rose as the judge, and drag performer Berlin Stiller dazzles as the oil rig worker. Plus a guest appearance by Kaine Delay, frontman of the Vancouver industrial cyber punk band ‘Left Spine Down’ appearing as a pompous rock star getting dominated and stripped down by lap dancers within a Rocky Horror Picture Show style lingerie set.”

Go with yourself.

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It took awhile to get announced…and even ended with a little drama, but here we are! The 2017 Pemberton Music Festival.

CHANCE THE RAPPER * MUSE * A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

MAJOR LAZER*HAIM*RUN THE JEWELS*MARSHMELLO*DIPLO*BIG SEAN∙WEEN*LOGIC*ALESSO

         LOGIC * TEGAN & SARA * MGMT * FUTURE ISLANDS * ZEDS DEAD * MIGOS * CARNAGE * LIL UZI VERT NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS * SLIGHTLY STOOPID

BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS * GRIZ * NELLY

REBELUTION * LIL YACHTY * DEORRO * A TRIBE CALLED RED * MAJID JORDAN * LOCAL NATIVES 

KHALID * EAGLES OF DEATH METAL* THE AVALANCHES *BOB MOSES * JULY TALK * JOEY BADA$$ * 6LACK

AMINE * THUNDERCAT * CASHMERE CAT * SHOVELS & ROPE

THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE * NONAME * BROODS * SONREAL * K.FLAY* GRANDTHEFT * ROY WOODS

  1. CARMACK * CURRENT SWELL * HAMILTON LEITHAUSER*DENZEL CURRY * LECRAE 

SAID THE WHALE * PUP*GIRAFFAGE * PVRIS *BOYFRIEND *DIRTY RADIO * TENNYSON

MARCUS KING BAND * KILO KISH * TASHA THE AMAZON *A. CHAL * HUNDRED WATERS 

As has become a national pastime…. your mileage may vary with this group of artists. If you’re like, “I Don’t KNOW ANY of the bands!” then this festival isn’t for you. And that’s OK.

Personally I’ll be on the Island that weekend, though I might be able to hit the Friday and/or Sunday depending how the schedule shakes out. There are a bunch of bands I’d be amped to see.

I am LOVING the new Haim song. It feels like a demo or a tease of what’s to come. But it is still a pretty song. I like it.

MGMT will be a thing! Muse, Future Islands, Eagles of Death Metal, Pup…are all bands I haven’t seen live and I’d be done to get into. Lots of hip hop artists I play in my DJ sets…would be cool to get into their live show and see what they’re all about. That Chance the Rapper record, Coloring Book, is great.

There a bunch of acts on here i have seen….I think I saw Major Lazer last year?  Didn’t they play Pemberton? I dunno. Current Swell is amazing, Said The Whale, July Talk, K. Flay, Dirty Radio, Rural Alberta Advantage…they’ll all be great.

Nelly?  C’mon! I’d ride with that. Dude is a staple of my Match sets.

Go with yourself.

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Maryse sent over her new ep the other day for her group Seaborne. The record is called Lustre.

Maryse sings for the Vancouver duo and Solomon Krause-Imlach produces the electronic sounds. Exclaim calls it a “unique blend of cinematic pop and innovative electronic production.”

Go with yourself.

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Vancouver indie rocker’s Said The Whale have a new record out next week called As Long As Your Eyes Are Open.

The new record features the trademark bright sounding indie rock we know from the band like the songs “I Will Follow You” or “Heaven.”

But there is one song on the album that stands out with it’s weight. The song is called “Miscarriage.” It is a personal tale of loss and healing. About lead singer Tyler Bancroft’s emotions after his wife and him experienced some hardship trying to grow their family. Maybe it is a song that will resonate with your own life story?

Miscarriage is a unique kind of loss in that you’re mourning what could have been. It’s a lonely kind of loss, because miscarriage is rarely discussed. And it’s a loss of control—realizing that the future may not turn out the way you had imagined it. For me this was especially disarming since I didn’t realize how much I wanted a child until I was faced with the possibility of never having one. Miscarriage strips the joy from pregnancy and turns it into a source of grief and anxiety.

But whatever sadness and anger I was feeling was only a fraction of what my partner was experiencing. The shame associated with her body not doing what it’s ‘biologically designed to do,’ the loss of control, and the uncertainty about reproductive health-—these things are all devastating. Watching the person you love go through that is heartbreaking, and it took everything I had to comfort her along with trying to comfort myself. I wrote this song in the throes of our experience. It was cathartic and therapeutic, and a lot of tears were shed.

I won’t say I’m glad we went through what we did, but I will say that our experience has provided me with a perspective and an empathy that I may not have otherwise had. Our experience also makes me feel like the luckiest person on earth because our story has a happy ending—our third pregnancy was carried to term and our son was born in the summer of 2016.”

The band will tour Canada. Their first show is in Toronto on the day their 5th album comes out.

March 31 (release day) – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
April 1 -Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
April 4 – London, ON – Rum Runners / London Music Hall Complex
April 5 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre Theatre
April 6 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
April 7 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
April 8 – Peterborough, ON – Red Dog
April 12 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
April 27 – Pender Island, BC – Hope Bay Studio
April 28 – Victoria, BC – Sugar Nightclub
April 29 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
May 3 – Kelowna, BC – The Habitat
May 4 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar
May 5 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
May 6 – Saskatoon, SK – Cosmopolitain Senior Centre
May 7 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre

Go with yourself.

 

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Vancouver indie roots-rockers The Matinée have a new record on February 17th called Dancing on Your Grave.

They shared another song off the record. The new one reminds me of Gaslight Anthem! It’s called “Blood Alley” and was produced by Jamie Candiloro. He produced stuff for Ryan Adams, REM and Courtney Love, in the 604 Studios facility. Yeah get that…I can hear the Ryan Adams in there too.

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The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets have been banging out music since 1992! Their bio says “the band is known for their Lovecraft-inspired music and general nerdiness. Other albums include “Cthulhu Strikes Back,” “The Shadow Out of Tim” and “Spaceship Zero: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.”

Neat.

They have a record out right now called The Dukes of Alhazred and a listeners texted CFOX to say we should listen to “Welcome to the Island.” What does this remind me of? Primus maybe? Butthole Surfers or even Meat Puppets?

Go with yourself.

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Vancouver Industrial artist Jenny Kirby reached out to share her music with The Morning After Show.

She smashes out a classic industrial sounding music as Borg Queen.

Jenny is a one woman content producing machine! “She plays and records all the instruments and does the engineering and production. Each song has a corresponding painting done in large format acrylic on canvas. Borg Queen has evolved into an assimilation of all the different artistic mediums Jenny has trained and worked with professionally including, painting, animation, acting, set design, dance, musical theatre, production design and of course music. ”

Go with yourself.

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The greatest rock-and-roll band in the world has a brand spanking new song to share.

Japandroids release their third studio record, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, on Janauary 27th.

Here we are, ON MY BIRTHDAY! and we get a second taste of the new record.

I was spoiled and got the chance to see Japandroids at The Cobalt back in the fall. But the boys are back in town…. with The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn!

3/17 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall*
3/18 –  Seattle, WA –  Neptune*
3/20 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*

Go with yourself.

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