Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘A Trophy Life’

crc1

Happy Tuesday, time to punch up an all new Capital Rock City. Thank you for finding my weekly Victoria rocker podcast.  The march to 1,000 weekly downloads, as always, continues.  You’re doing your part for me when you share a link with a friend or post a little sumtin sumtin on your social media network.

Please download: Capital Rock City #77

***

DJ Notes

01) No Don’t Stop – “Bleached Bones”
02) Sunday Buckets – “Aftermathmatics”
03) A Trophy Life – “Samsonite (I Was Way Off) [live]”
04) A Trophy Life – “New Song [live]”

I was hoping to have JP Maurice on the show this week, but while I was away getting hitched in Vegas, he went and moved to Vancouver!  SWA?  The man did say he’ll try and make some time to hit the CRC studio sometime in and around Halloween.  So maybe CRC 78 or 79… or maybe 80?  Beggars can’t be choosers, so when he comes, he comes.

The show starts with a real interesting and dirty ditty from Cowichan Bay.  Jess is my kindred musical doppelganger spirit.  We have a similar taste in tunes and spend times late at night on twitter sharing music.  She sent me a heads up the band No Don’t Stop.

Sunday Buckets got their name from the days when they first came together.  They mostly had Mondays off work and would jam Sunday nights and drink beers… I guess by the bucket?

We’ll have a chance to see our October Band of the Month on Thursday, October 29th at Evolution night club.  Wear your costume!  Pay no cover, win prizes.

What the heck is “aftermathmatics?”

The show ends with some acoustic rock and roll from The Zone’s September band of the month, A Trophy Life.  ATL is currently in Ontario doing a tour of malls.  Fun.

That’s all I got this week.  Next week?  hmmm… maybe I should drag Double R into the studio with a few pints and we’ll tear into Double R’s new record “Starting Today?” What say you Ryan?

Go with yourself.

Read Full Post »

crc1

Friends and ex-lovers, its time for this week’s Capital Rock City podcast, my last podcast as an unwed bastard father.

Download: Capital Rock City #76

Thank you for taking the time to not only download the show but taking the next step of visiting my blog and finding out more about the bands.  Since you’ve some this far, is it too much to ask that you spread the word and share the world of Capital Rock City on your social network?  Subscribe on iTunes?  Maybe even use this RSS Feed get your weekly dose of the bestest indie rock from the most leftest fringe of Canada!

I am off on holiday tomorrow, and the next Capital Rock City will be in the distant future (like October15th or 16th).  Don’t be shy, explore some old (but still fly) CRCs!

***

DJ Notes

01) Acres of Lions – “Dance Sequence”
02) The Laundronauts – “Come Clean”
03) Jason Walsh – “Blood in my Eye”
04) Steph Macpherson – “To You”

razer

Friday night last week, it was my buddy (my bro-ski) Double R’s birthday.  We all met at Razer’s apartment downtown for some pints and to wax all nostalgic for years past.  Razer plays guitar and keys (see above) for Acres of Lions and he had just got back from Vancouver where AOL recorded a music video for the song “Dance Sequence.”  The is still being produced but there are some great candids from the film set on their facebook page.  Check it out! and add them as a fan.

Acres of Lions are playing Hallowfest on October 31st at Saanich Commonwealth Place.  Just $10!  Believe it.

I had promised a Laundronaut song every week till we grind through their album…. but then last week I fell off the wagon so this week I present song number 2, “Come Clean.”

Now I must apologize for this week’s show which is kinda brutal, mostly because I didn’t put a lot of love in and wanted to get it done.  Tomorrow I am off on holidays so doing multiple takes, or researching, or writing… was not on the menu… but next week (or the week after) I will have a treat from JP Maurice.  He has promised to come by and perform a song exclusively for Capital Rock City.  It is one of my all-time favourites from Maurice and song they have never recorded (that I know of) or even play live anymore, which is too bad, because its a pretty rad song.

Jason Walsh messaged me the pother day saying he got wind of the Capital Rock City podcast from Two (thank you Two for being a good soldier for the podcast and sharing with a friend).  Jason sent me some music he working on and I like the style.  Kinda Bob Dylan-ish?  sure.

The show end with another goodie from Steph Macpherson.

Next week’s episode will be late (October 15th or 16th), and likely I think its time for a recap show where I grab some special moments from the past while OR actually I have a ton of live tracks recorded on my afternoon show in the Zone studio, so maybe I’ll do that.  I have a Dudes song, A Trophy Life, Said The Whale and Vince Vaccaro.  Yup that sounds like a plan for CRC 77.

I really wanna watch Hells Kitchen but the baby or Coral have lost the Shaw Box remote… so bed time then an early morning wake-up call and a trip to Vegas.  Talk to you next week.

Go with yourself.

Read Full Post »

said
* picture stolen without a gun from NxEW Blog

Wow, Rifflandia is currently crushing Victoria and creating such a wonderful vibe in the city.

Mike Devlin wrote a better article about the energy of Rifflandia than I ever could so read that to get the jist of what is happening in our Garden City.

All this rock and roll coming through the port of Swartz Bay has been good for my radio show.  I was visited by no less than than 5 musical troubadours and ensembles.  I collected a few downloads for you today.  Please have a listen to the interview and music of Said the Whale and A Trophy Life.

On Monday I’ll post my interview with Champion and my interview and performances from Vince Vaccaro and The Dudes.

Download: Said the Whale Interview + Performance
Download: Said the Whale – “Camilo (The Magician)” [song]

Download: A Trophy Life Interview + Performance
Download: A Trophy Life – “Samsonite (I was Way Off)” [song]
Download: A Trophy Life – “New Song” [song]

I was very impressed by how great A Trophy Life sounded stripped down in the studio.  If you’re new to that band, their acoustic songs won’t disappoint so take a chance and download the tracks.

On Monday we’ll find out about The Dudes’ cursed BMX bike and what it did to the face of one of them, why they love Victoria (and hate Winnipeg), their new side project Dojo Workhorse a live performance.

Champion did not perform but the interview with him in good times with his crazy French Canadian accent.

Vince performs my favourite of his songs, “Costa Rica.”

Go with yourself.

Read Full Post »

crc1

A day late a buck short… I’m writing the report… oh wow, Blink 182?  really?

Capital Rock City #71 is a couple days late, and I apologize to you passionate CRCers out there who wait breathlessly each and every week for your fix of some fine BC rock & roll.  Corj and I took Mads on a trip of the interior, then yesterday was just way too busy and I was sick and blah blah blah… yeah.

Today is the day, and I thank you for finding Capital Rock City and downloading the show.

Download: Capital Rock City #71

***

DJ Notes:

01) Vince Vaccaro – “Costa Rica (acoustic)”
02) A Trophy Life – “Samonite (I was Way Off)”
03) TV Heart Attack – “A/O”
04) Daniel Wesley – “Pilgramidge (live on The ZAS)”

Vince Vaccaro crafted a video for an alternate recording of one my favourite VV cuts, “Costa Rica.”  Whenever I play this song for someone they become a Vince fan.  Both my sister and Coral love the song.  The video is an excellent DIY creation and well worth about 3 minutes of your time.

The only thing Vince… I noticed a shot of Vancouver radio station The Peak 100.5, but no clips of The Zone?  next video I’m sure.

Our September Band of the Month ’round these parts is a group called A Trophy Life.  You can hit the Band of the Month PAGE on THEZONEDOTFM and download some songs for totally free man.

TV Heart Attack is a Vancouver band that I have featured on the show before.  Peak (and former Zone) music director James Sutton turned me on to the group.  They recently competed in the Peak’s Performance Project where they were a finalist.

TVHA’s new record is called Lost in the Sway and is available now at finer record stores or on iTunes.

On October 20th I will have been married for 9 days AND I’ll be able to get my paws on the brand spanking new Daniel Wesley record.  Before taking off on holidays last week, Daniel came by the Zone and recorded a song called “Pilgrimage.”

The shows today starts with a fine taste of the group Holy Fuck.  I love this group with features the dude from the band By Devine Right!  remember them?

Holy Fuck is going to be in Victoria for the Rifflandia Festival and as luck would have it, they are playing on the only night I have free that weekend to hit a rock show!  Rifflandia looks amazing this year and I wish I could check out more shows… I know a few Morning After Show readers would be interested in Sam Bradley yup, he’s playing too all you R Pattinson fans.

Next week on CRC 72 I am hoping to have the boys of Saul in the studio.  Steve of the band Rotterdam and his set of Vic metal for CRC 73 and then maybe Two and I will be ready for the special live acoustic CRC 74?  maybe?

That’s all I got, thank you for downloading Capital Rock City and if you like the show, please share it with a friend.

Go with yourself.

Read Full Post »

crc1

Time to discover four more great indie rocker gems on this week’s Capital Rock City!

Download and Share: Capital Rock City #64

Thank you for taking the time to find out the fine music of Victoria.  If you like the show please share this link with a friend.

***

DJ Notes:

01) Said the Whale – “Camilo (The Magician)”
02) A Trophy Life – “Conversation Sucks”
03) Maurice – “Kerosene”
04) Franco – “Forever”

I knew the leader of Said the Whale way back in the olden days when he was just a 15 year old ponker kid in a band called My Buddy Dave.  Today, Tyler is an ex-UVic’er jamming out his new band based out of Vancouver called Said The Whale.  The band is starting to get some love and radio play.  You might hear Said the Whale on the Modern Rock Inbox with David Eleanor, or on The Peak in Vancouver.  Good times.

A Trophy Life commutes between Victoria and Vancouver.  Their song “Conversation Sucks” is from the new EP called “Go On Tour” ep.  “Conversation Sucks”  is titled after the former Zone Band of the Month Conversation.  The title is just a tongue in cheek reference, the bands are friends.  Tim of Conversation sings and plays keys/samples for A Trophy Life.

Former ZBOTM Maurice needs a trophy for their creative album title, ‘Young People With Faces.’  Don’t we all have faces?  Profound.

Maurice is on tour playing all sorts of groovy cities.

16 Jul 2009 21:00
The Gateway – SAIT w/ Vince Vaccaro Calgary, Alberta
17 Jul 2009 20:00
Brixx Bar and Grill w/ Vince Vaccaro Edmonton, Alberta
18 Jul 2009 21:00
TBA Canmore, Alberta
21 Jul 2009 21:00
The Habitat w/ Vince Vaccaro Kelowna, British Columbia
22 Jul 2009 21:00
The Media Club w/ Vince Vaccaro Vancouver, British Columbia
23 Jul 2009 21:00
GLC w/ Vince Vaccaro Whistler, British Columbia
3 Aug 2009 12:00
St Anne’s Academy (Outdoors) Victoria, British Columbia

Hang on a second, I’ll be in Edmonton the day Maurice is in own… should I go see Victoria bands in Edmonton?

Finally, a song from yet another former ZBOTM, Franco.  Franco used the Spinal Tap thing for their ep title, ‘This Is Franco.’  The song I featured, “Forever” was selected by the CBC Radio’s BC Almanac as a theme song.  How cultured of them.

Thank you for downloading the show, I hope you love it (or at least enjoy it) and share the link for the podcast on your blog or with your friends.

Go with yourself.

Read Full Post »