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Happy Tuesday my music blogger friends. The above Vine is a clip of my ECCW Wrestling debut…and possibly my last match? I took part in a small bout between some of the main events on Saturday at ECCW’s sold out Ballroom Brawl5 at the legendary Commodore Ballroom.

My fight was the “15 Minutes of Fame” match against Brady Malibu. An open challenge fight that ended with my head being smashed in by an iPad. Good times.

On to the tunes.

The Griswolds are going back on tour and coming to North America. Looking forward to a show on May 3rd at The Imperial with Panama Wedding and Magic Man. Other Pacific Northwest dates for the Hotling Spring Tour include Seattle on the 4th and Portland on the 5th. Weird, last time I was in Portland, The Griswolds were there and I missed them because I was doddling.

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Thrice is firing it back up! (I used to love Thrice) Tour and a new record in 2016. I am jazzed on hearing what a 9th Thrice record might sound like, sad that there are no Vancouver shows.

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The CBC had a story on Victoria rad duder Aidan Knight. They asked, “why isn’t he bigger in Canada?”

“Knight also explains how the last decade of his life has been like a research period — replete with lessons for his fresh start in Europe.”

RIGHT!

Got my old Versicolour LP in the collection at home.

I’ve been a fan of his work since early Victoria band Black Tie Social. Still LOVE hearing “Silver Screens.” (I hope they don’t mind…I uploaded the song on Soundcloud….eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!)

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And here is a live recording from 2006….just before the band’s final show at Big Fernwood.

Ugh…. nostalgia, you are a powerful drug.

Go with yourself.

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Victoria indie musician Aidan Knight is trying to raise some funds for a new tour van.  To help reach his goal he has created a new ep called Telecommunicate and an exclusive poster.

The story is interesting, from his website Aidan talks about his inspiration.

Telecommunicate is a new 4 song EP based on the true story of Robin Van Helsum. Nicknamed “Forest Boy” by international media, Van Helsum was a troubled runaway who convinced the world that he lived alone in the woods for 5 years. Just as quickly as his hoax was uncovered, Robin fled the authorities again. The father of a young child, estranged from his ailing father, and working for a telecommunications company – Forest Boy’s story is as nuanced and compelling as it is mystifying. 

The entire proceeds of this EP (written, performed and recorded in 7 days) are destined for a new tour vehicle for Aidan Knight and company. Hence, yknow, the van.
Pre-order Telecommunicate via Bandcamp.

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The actual story is just as crazy.

Go with yourself.

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I am feeling Victoria’s Aidan Knight tonight…. so peaceful.  His record Small Reveal came out in October.  This musician is a warrior.  A man that slugs it out on the road, on the radio, on the internet, wherever someone will have him.  He is the Johnny Appleseed of dainty, melodic, hypnotic, indie rock.

Tonight I got the stresses of the world.  So close to Christmas, in the red zone.  But I haven’t punched it in yet.  Work, money, time…they always conspire against having a good time for me during the season of good times.

I sat down at the computer tonight to catch up on some work and put on Aidan’s record.  So pretty.

Side one, track one rules the roost because of the last couple minutes.

“A Mirror” is the single I think….this song rules the roost because of the feather light female vocals tucked into the mix, and the deep strings going waaaaaaaaaaaah.

Aidan Knight plays the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver on January 10th…. my birthday, neat.

Its no Black Tie Social, but it’ll do.

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I made a Facebook page for my blog… I “like” LIKES!

Go with yourself.

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This week I sit down with my man Aidan Knight (Maurice, Counting Heartbeats, Black Tie Social) to talk about his solo career and his upcoming CD release party at Lucky Bar (01/08). He brought some of his fave music including the first new song from Vancouver band In Medias Res is over 4 years! I hope you like the show and thank you for taking the time to download.

Download: Capital Rock City #86

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DJ Notes

01) Yukon Blonde – “Wind Blows”
02) We Are The City – “Time, Wasted”
03) Aidan Knight – “Jasper”
04) In Medias Res – “Tonight, I am New”
05) Black Tie Social – “Silver Screens”

Aidan came by to talk about his show coming up on Friday AND I am turning 30 this weekend… so I thought, that would be a good place to celebrate.

I haven’t had the chance to see In Medias Res in many years and was wonderfully surprised to hear they were back, active, recording AND coming back to Victoria around my birthday time.  fun.  They made a music video for the song I featured on the podcast.

Working on having The Forestry stop by the studio and Vince Vaccaro and I might go hike into the woods to record the next CRC LIVE from a Forest.

Hey, you’re alright.

Go with yourself.

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Lots of new music to start the show. Vancouver band Whitfield told me about their new album Tornado Cutie so I found a cut that has a nice Killers vibe to lead off the show.  Jell, a former Zone Band of the Month, still working hard and some new music from them.  A demo from Old Man Solie.  The show ends with a live performance from The Racoons.  Thank you for downloading the show, please please, please take four seconds to search for ‘Capital Rock City’ in the iTunes store and subscribe/rate/comment.  Thank you.

Download: Capital Rock City #84

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DJ Notes

01) Whitfield – “Top of the World”
02) Jell – “Nothing Left to Say”
03) Old Man Solie – “Lot 9” (demo)
04) The Racoons – “Room to Operate”
05) The Racoons – “Tangiers”

CRC 84 begins with the theme song to my current fave show, “In The Night Garden.”  And why not?  I love that little Makka Pakka, isn’t that a pip?

Whitfield is a band I know of because of my Whale watching/Car Selling friend, Brendan.  He turned me on to these guys some time ago when he popped by The Mix Tape at the Clubhouse one Thursday.  Josh finally sent me an email and here we are, enjoying the opening cut to their record “Tornado Cutie.”  Great album title eh?  Whitfield would sound great for fans of the Killers or Bravery.

Jell is jamming out a concert on Friday at Sugar with Aegis Fang!  Which reminds me, I really show fire up some Aegis Fang again the show.

A couple weeks back, we all enjoyed the LIVE CRC 81 from The Black Stilt.  Well, maybe we ALL didn’t, but I had fun.  While wandering the coffee shop I ran into a worker there who was also a musician and he put his demo in my hand right there!  And you’re hearing it today!  Be gentle with your critique, it is only a an early demo, but I love hearing these raw sounds.  Very groovy party rock.  Might be better suited to summer cocktails then Christmas Rums.

The show ends with one of my fave Vic rockers, The Racoons.  They came by the Zone Afternoon Show to perform “Room To Operate.” But I demanded satisfaction and to hear “Tangiers.”  So they did both. awwww, I love those guys.

Next week on the podcast, not really working on anything to special so I’ll troll the net for some fine rock & roll.  BUT the week after, I’d LOVE to do a Christmas Capital Rock City… any bands have a Christmas song to send me?  jeremy@thezone.fm.

Then I’ll do a “Best of” as chosen by me… in 2010, already lining up a couple shows.  Aidan Knight will come, and perform and play songs from his favourite Vic rockers (and some Black Tie Social!) and then I am trying to get Forestry in here too for a CD release show.  their record is out in January 2010.

That’s all I got.  Go with yourself.

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This week on Capital Rock City, #83, we start off in a festive spirit, with a lovely tune from The Blue Violets, and continue on with more music from Eric Harper, Double Dance Fall Sampler artist Aidan Knight, and, lastly, The Peoples Side Project. Enjoy!

Download: Capital Rock City #83

and remember kids, every time you subscribe/rate/comment to Capital Rock City on iTunes or use this RSS feed, a baby otter slides down a muddy embankment in the most adorable of fashions.

DJ Notes:

01) Blue Violets – “Blue Christmas”
02) Eric Harper – “Missing in the Dark”
03) Aidan Knight – “Jasper”
04) The Peoples Side Project – “Spray Paint”

Next week, I am looking forward to a visit with Aidan Knight (I hope), music from Vanband Whitfield and a new group I have a demo for called…. I can’t even remember, that is how new they are!

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any of you have Christmas songs recorded or think you can record something?  I’d love to do an all Christmas CRC 86 for December 22.

CRC 87 on December 29 will a retrospective/Best Of ’09 dealio.

Thank you for downloading Capital Rock City, if local indie rock is legit, then please pass on the link to my podcast/blog to your social network and help me grow my baby into a strapping young beast that can do my chores in 2010!

Go with youself.

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