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That’s right sports rock fans, its time to put the hooks in a brand new Capital Rock City.  The march to 1,000 weekly downloads continues and it can happen if you do your part by:

a) sharing a link or this blog with a friend(s) on your social network
b) subscribing to Capital Rock City on iTunes
c) and leaving a comment or rate Capital Rock City on iTunes

Thank you, please download away: Capital Rock City #70

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DJ Notes

01) Saul – “Its Never Enough”
02) Hollydene – “Friday, I’m In Love”
03) Sunday Buckets – “Man in the Moon”
04) Day In The Life – “Where’s Your Imagination”

OK Saul fans, is it time that David got that second armed all tattoo’d up or what?

In 1992, The Cure released their 9th studio album, Wish.  One of their most endearing singles from that album was a track called “Friday I’m In Love.”  Hollydene covered it.

Last Saturday, I went to a hall party at the James Bay Rugby Club.  All the fine lovelies running around the party had the Sunday Bucket’s album blaring.  Great album.  The song I chose this week for CRC is one of their slower cuts, but it stood out for me when I placed the record on while getting ready for my radio show the other day.

The final track from this week’s Capital Rock City comes a band I think is a Jesus Rock Band?  They have that Christian vibe about them, the song I played on Capital Rock City is about not trying to figure stuff out… and having faith.  Sure, whatever helps you sleep.  DITL sent me a music video for this song.  Very DIY.  The band gets top marks for tenacity, but if rock stardom or heck… even heavy play on Christian radio is their goal, then they’ll want to think about putting more effort (or hiring someone) to record and edit their videos and music.  Coupled with the fact that I wanted to find their website to link for you and couldn’t.  or find the video on youtube for you to enjoy and couldn’t means…  I dunno… that is just weird.  Change the band name to something more unique?  Get your friends to hit your sites more so it pushes up on the google machine?

Final verdict on DITL, rough around the edges…

oh, found the video.

That’s all I got.  Off on a little vacation next week so CRC 71 will be a day or two late.  Thank you for downloading the show and taking a minute or two to read my ramblings.

Go with yourself.

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Please Download and Subscribe to: Capital Rock City #55

Thank you for taking a moment to find my podcast.  if you like the show, please subscribe to the podcast from the iTunes podcast section or use the RSS feed.  And most importantly, please share the link with a friend.

DJ Notes:

01) Jets Overhead – “No Nations”
02) Way to Go Einstein – “Insensate”
03) Immaculate Machine – “Sound the Alarms”
04) Japandroids – “Young Hearts Spark Fires”
05) Flawed By Design – “Exit Strategy”
06) Hollydene – “Enemy”

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That’s all I got for now… I’ll flesh out the notes later with some commentary and links when I have more time.  Right now I have to hop on the radio and do my show.

Jets Overhead are likely somewhere in China right now spreading the Canadian Rock and Rock ethos to a billion people.  New Jets record is called No Nations and we’ll get our chance at it on June 2nd.

Way to Go Einstein messaged me on Facebook after noticing Fake Shark – Real Zombie on CRC 54.  This band is also from the lower mainland but I was like, yup…send me some music!  They have a bit of a Radiohead thing going on.  I find the song to be very melodic and pleasant to listen to.

Trolling around Pitchfork, I read a review of Victoria’s Immaculate Machine that was not great.  Pitchfork was rather “meh” on the whole High on Jackson Hill which would be fighting words of Shaynebo Bright reads the review (he LOVES Immaculate Machine).

Read: Pitchfork’s Review of Immaculate Machine
The Read: Pitchfork’s Review of Japandroids

Pitchfork might not like their accessible Victorian pop, but they lurves them some Terminal City fuzzy lo-fi rock.  Japandroids have an interesting sound that maybe reminds me of Vic due Bloody Wilma?  Maybe a little?  I should get some Bloody Wilma for the podcast.  They also remind me a bit of that band Fucked Up.  Right, the song I picked for CRC 55 was the one the reviewer in Pitchfork highlighted as the best… so if you didn’t “get it” then maybe Japandroids are not for you… and in the 6 degrees of the Paper Cranes which CRC has turned into… Japandroids are on the same record label as The Paper Cranes.  neat.

Japandroids
May 20th @ Lucky Bar

I met one of the guys in Flawed By Design a couple Tuesdays ago at The Clubhouse.  He was friends with this guy I know named Brenden.  We jibber jabbered… one thing leads to another and it turns out as is generally the case… he’s in a band, I have a radio show, we should be friends.  An MP3 was sent and I really like it.  Maybe a *little* dated with the screamo style, but i miss screamo so I’ll let it slide and give the song a thumb up!

Ended the show this week with another strong cut from Hollydene.  Still don’t know too much abouyt the kids in t he Hollydene, we recently became BFF on Facebook, so maybe over time… I’ll learn their 5 favourite records on a desert island and their ABCs off Facebook notes and it’ll be like we went to high school together and used to party every week down by the river (no really, in high school, I used to party down by the river).

The march to 1,000 continues so please take a moment to help me and share a link for the podcast with a friend.  Subscribing on iTunes or by RSS feed is huge too.  Thank you so much for finding the show.  And I am always looking for new music so if you’re in a band or have a favourite indie rocker you want to share, please email me at jeremy@thezone.fm .

OK, good talk.

Go with yourself.

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I NEED YOU!

Thank you for downloading and finding Capital Rock City… what I need now more than ever is an increase of downloads.  In fact, the goal is to multiply the audience by a factor of 10!  ahhh.  Scary goal, but required for the life of CRC to continue.  Please help me achieve this by sharing the Capital Rock City podcast with a friend.

Here is the Show: Capital Rock City 54

And remember folks, my march to 1,000 CRC downloads begins when you subscribe Capital Rock City from the iTunes music store, a free download in their podcast section, or RSS this baby direct from The Zone dot FM.

And while subscribing… the Polcast is marching to 1,000 side-by-side with CRC so please discover Pol Plastino’s most excellant and hilarious weekly.

DJ Notes:

01) Armchair Cynics – “Ablaze”
02) The Februarys – “Rock and Roll’s Enemy”
03) Fake Shark – Real Zombie! – “Angel Lust”
04) Hollydene – “Brick By Brick”
05) Closer to Four – “The Start of Our Decent”
06) Stephen Gittens One Lavish Intro – “Slap Oooooh!”

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Double R (drums) and Adam (guitars) from the Armchair Cynics stopped by my show on Monday afternoon to share their brand spanking new single “Ablaze.”  You’ll hear it lots on the Zone and I think our friends at CFOX in Vancouver playing it too and Jimmy James at the Peak in Van is playing a new song… but a different single.. I think….  I better email him and find out which song he’s playing.  The point is, you’ll be hearing lots of new Armchair Cynics this summer and hopefully the boys will elevate their career this year! gooooooooo 2009!

When Coral and I first started dating in 2006, we went to a show at the Fernwood Community Center (or whatever that all-ager barn is called) and saw a band called The Februarys.  The band has continued to grow and now is signed by Wind-Up Records.  The new song is called “Rock and Roll’s Enemy” and you can see The Februarys this Friday with theset at The White Eagle Hall.

Pol Plastino turned me on to his friend’s band outta Langley called Fake Shark-Real Zombie!  I think these guys are fantastic and the story of their band name is well worth the price of admission.  I very groovy modern sound.

Hollydene dropped a record off at the Zone for Dave Sawchuk… I was intrigued so I stole it off his desk and had a listen.  Really good.  Wow, I was impressed.  I choose the song “Brick By Brick” for this week’s podcast, but next week I think there are some other songs worth your time.  I like.

Jess has a blog that I follow here at the Morning After Show and she shared an artist who she is championing.  read the story and enjoy the sounds.

Closer to Fours record chronicles his relationship with Jess (I think that is how the story goes).  They have since separated but remain close.  The first song is called “The Start of our Decent” which foreshadows how the relationship ends.  The song has a glorious build.  I love how this song ends.

Sara P’s better half? Mr. Stephen Gittens (ex Conversation) has been playing with some beat making and having some fun with his friend MC Lavish.  Um yeah…  The song is as it is.

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Want to see the wondrous video I was watching during CRC 54? This clip inspired the band name for Fake Shark-Real Zombie!  here it is:

That’s all I got.  Today I begin my quest for 1,000.  please help me reach my goal and share this link with a friend…. or friends.

Go with yourself.

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