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I like making mixtapes… I guess its almost the same rush as someone who plays fantasy baseball or something.  I go through my collection and build a setlist.

With some help from Pitchfork, iTunes Genius and my friend James… I found a set of fuzzy electronic off-kilter beats split up by some adorable indie pop.

The set begins with an ominous song from How To Dress Well. A song that is also side 1, track 1 from their album. It rises with some mellow and enjoyable beats, then bogs down with crackling distortion of Hudson Mohawke. Maybe the most most interesting of the songs I included, if only for its spooky weirdness.

A Sunny Day In Glasgow has some of that ethereal-ness of Hudson. Then I jammed out new music from Alexander, aka Alex Ebert aka the dude from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Something delightful from Kelowna band We Are The City and its a wrap.

Thank you for listening to my set.

Stream it from my Mixcloud: Sometimes beside, never next to

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DJ Notes

01) How to Dress Well – “You Hold The Water”
02) Baths – “Plea”
03) Gold Panda – “Back Home”
04) Teen Daze – “Neon”
05) Bibio – “Ambivalence Avenue”
06) Hannah Georgas – “the national”
07) Hudson Mohawke – “Star Crackout”
08) A Sunny Day in Glasgow – “Nitetime Rainbows”
09) Alexander – “Trust”
10) We Are The City – “Time, Wasted”

Go with yourself.

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CRC 91 begins with some new music.  A punky one from a band called Class of ’84 then Dan Politano sent a new recording over as well.  The second half of the show features a couple BC bands taking part in the Sasquatch! Music Festival in Washington State.  Vancouver’s fuzzy hyper-blogged about Japandroids and Victoria’s  ice cool and atmospheric Jets Overhead.  Neat-O gang.  Thank you for downloading my podcast.

Come and get it: Capital Rock City #91

Thank you for finding Capital Rock City, my weekly rock and roller podcast.  Remember to please subscribe to CRC on this RSS feed or by searching in the iTunes store for Capital Rock City.

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DJ Notes

01) Class of ’84 – “Sick City”
02) Dan Politano – “Maybe”
03) Japandroids – “Art Czars”
04) Jets Overhead – “No Nations”

This party gets started with some new punk rock.  Classic sound, straight ahead, new band.  Class of ’84.

I had trouble tracking down a website for them (turns out there is an Irish band with the same name).  Whatever, Myspace is not punk rock.  This picture IS punk rock.

SWAGed from Jono's Facebook page. Class of '84 at the Quadra House.

Dan Politano, its been awhile friendo.  After the punk, we calm it down for another alt-lite from the Sidney, VI rocker (are you from Sidney Dan?).

Today (or I guess yesterday) the Ear Candy blogged leaked the Sasquatch festival line-up.  Today it was official so I thought I’d include a couple CRC darlings to end the podcast.

Japandroids are Terminal Rock City’s fuzz heroes and one of THE MOST BLOGGED ABOUT BANDS!  Whoa, I iz helper them.

“Art Czars” is part of the Japandroids 2010 7″ singles series.

Download it for free! (I did, TWICE)

Czars totally sucked… but I think history will judge Soviet Russia as worse… so….

They *might* also be talking about the village in Alberta… which would be mighty, but doubtful.  (hmmm, now I kinda want to go there.)

This tight little podcast ends with Victoria journeymen (and women) group, Jets Overhead.  Jets rocked the Bonnaroo last year, Coachella later and now Sasquatch in May!  Our growing little army of Island invaders will all need to make a date to converge at whatever stage they are at when they play and burn one down for them.  So great.

Thank you for rocking the Zone and for choosing my podcast.  You totally rule and Russian Czars totally suck (but they suck less than Soviet Communism!  COLD WAR WIN!)

Go with yourself.

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My staycation be damned!  You’re getting a podcast.  The reason I was jazzed to come into the Capital Rock City studio so late on a Monday night was to share with you an interesting find.  My wife, Coral, was digging through some old boxes and found a burned copy of Vancouver band In Medias Res’ first ever rock show.  They performed “Best Kept Secret,” which is a crushingly great song.  Vince Vaccaro sent in a demo he is working on and the show ends with some harder rock from Black Hat Villain and new music from Great White Shark. Thank you for downloading my podcast, share it with a friend.

Download: Capital Rock City #89

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DJ Notes

01) In Medias Res – “Best Kept Secret (Live)”
02) Vince Vaccaro – “Dawson City Anthem (Demo)”
03) Black Hat Villain – “My Generation”
04) Great White Shark – “There’ve Been Times”

When I first got into radio many moons ago, I had an indie rocker program on CiTR in Vancouver and my first paid gig was a place called CFUN.  CFUN was a groovy AM radio station back in the Paleolithic era, but by the time I was there it was basically the a place for infomercials, Dr. Laura and ghost stories at night.  My job was to punch a button or two every thirty minutes and for that I was paid the princely sum of $8 and hour.  The best of times.

I did this while attending broadcasting school at BCIT where I knew a guy named Ash Poon.  He applied for a job at CFUN and the boss man asked if I knew Ash and if he would make a decent worker… I said basically, “well he’s not meth addict… I don’t think,” and he was hired.  It also turned out that Ash was in a new band with a very progressive post rock vibe called In Medias Res and one day he left me a CD of a demo that they put together from a live show to play on my radio show or maybe it was to book a concert at the John B. Pub… either way, that CD survived and you are hearing my all time fave IMR song, “Best Kept Secret,” from their first ever love show… at a church I think?  At the beginning of the podcast you hear Ash about to say “all honour to the builder,” but he isn’t sure the mic is hot and yeah, it didn’t start with the bang that I am sure a young Mr. Poon would have liked.

The old CFUN splitter I lifted from Radiowest.

Go with yourself.

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Forestry have recorded a new self-titled long players so they came by the CRC studio for a chit chat and to share some new music.  They also play one from one of their favourite Vancouver bands Ladyhawk and reflect on an old Zone Band of the Month called Greatest Explorers in the World.  Then we talk about who might have been the greatest explorer in the world?  Henry Hudson?  SWA?

Thank you for downloading.

Download: Capital Rock City #88

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DJ Notes

01) Forestry – “Love/War”
02) Forestry – “Edmonton, AB”
03) Forestry – “The Flood”
04) Greatest Explorers in the World – “Hide and Seek”
05) Ladyhawk – “I Don’t Always Know”

Peter and Blake of Forestry came by the studio on Monday night to share with me their new music.  I like these guys because not only do they make sweet sounding indie pop, they are also radio guys!  Peter jams out on Village 900am and Blake you’ll hear on CFUV.

We talk about things they have to do with trees, wood and wood related professions, some of their fave BC indie rockers, Blake’s sad panda tale about Edmonton, Peter’s love/hate relationship with Victoria, their take on who might have been the world’s greatest explorer and their upcoming shows at Lucky Bar.

Forestry w/ Ladyhawk and Treelines
January 30th, 2010
Lucky Bar :: Doors @ 8PM

Forestry w/ Wooden Sky
February 23rd, 2010
Lucky Bar :: Doors @ 9PM

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My wife Coral has been very hard at work rearranging our apartment and in her organizing, she inadvertently dug up an old CD.  In Medias Res’ first ever concert.  recorded and put to CD and I got it!  So next week I’ll pop it in the CD player here at The Zone and press play and we’ll hear what comes out.

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I always need new music to feature on Capital Rock City so if you’re a Victoria, Island, Vancouver or Hinterland BC band, I’d love to have some music to feature.  Heck, I’ll even take a Washington State band if you crush.

Go with yourself.

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Lots of great new music this week beginning with a new fave local group, Johnny Tango and their song “Hills.”  January’s Band of the Month, Dead Eyes Open sing about the impending Zombie holocaust.  Rorschach give a spirited desert/blues sounding jam and the show ends with Vancouver based Beautiful Places and Faces.  Thank you for downloading!

Come and Get it! Download: Capital Rock City #87

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DJ Notes

01) Johnny Tango – “Hills”
02) Dead Eyes Open – “Newspapers and Empty Streets”
03) Rorschach – “Horns of War”
04) Beautiful Places and Faces – “Audrey”

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Zoinks, I forgot to put a little sauce on the old vocal tracks and I am feeling sick, so they sound a little far away.

Johnny Tango is one of my new fave Vic rockers.  Dave sent me their “Hills” version 2, recorded by Mr. Jason Cook at Adam’s Infinity studio and I think this is a mighty song.  A great chorus, already stuck in my head and I sing all the time. “Where I come from, there are no hills.”  Total sci-fi nerd alien stuff going on here.

Dead Eyes Open are the Zone Band of the Month for the wet and warm month of January.  We’ll get a chance to see them perform their zombie apocalypse inspired rock at Evo on January 28th.  DEO are not the first artistic group to use the moniker “Dead Eyes Open” for a zombie product.  Check out this comic about a man who becomes a living dead but also has the headache of raising a kid and married life.  Oy-Vey!

Dead Eyes Open Comic

Also from the land of comics, Rorschach.  He was kinda of a big deal in The Watchmen.  Or maybe the boys were into Swiss towns?

Rorschach has a sound that reminds me of blues meets desert outlaw rock.

My final selection this week is Vancouver band with roots in Victoria.  When my sister used to work at the Whitespot on Quadra at MacKenzie.  The hostess was a young lovely named Kelly who we used to always try and hook up with our brother Matt.  No dice on the love connection, but Kelly did join a neat dreamy kinda rock band called Beautiful Places and Faces.  Lots of audio space, harmonies, pretty.

That’s all I got for this week.

Booked: Last week of January will be Forestry

Developing: Vince Vaccaro Live from a forest.

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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It has been almost a week since the last time I blogged!  Zoinks, sorry for that.  Lets get this thing back on track with this week’s Capital Rock City podcast.

Download: Capital Rock City #74

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DJ Notes

01) The O’Darling – “Venture Song”
02) Steph MacPherson – “Best of Us”
03) Forestry – “Owls”
04) The Laudronauts – “Stain”

The podcast starts with a fantastic song serving as my intro music/bed from Edmonton artist The Artisan Loyalist.

Aiden Knight is performing this Friday as part of Rifflandia at the Alix Goolden Hall.  I hope I don’t this story too wrong, but my understanding is that he will be playing with The O’Darling from the center of the Universe, Canada, Toronto.

I thought the O’Darling have a very pretty sound.

Steph Macpherson has been working on her new music from quite sometime.  I know this because I’ve been bugging her to send me music for what seems like an entirety.  It obviously is not an eternity, that would be a long time… but it was awhile.  Worth the wait?  You bet, she sent me four songs in total and a couple truly stood out.  I played one of my faves this week, “Best of Us.”  Take the time to have a listen and make you’re own judgment.  Reminds me a bit of Sarah Harmer.  If I had any critique, its the songs are too short!  I want more Steph… Gawd, I am a demanding  radio talker eh?  I get the songs for free and its not enough.

A gentleman named Peter Gardener turned me on to his new project Forestry.  He warned me the band is still in its infancy but I enjoyed the style.  Lo-fi indie pop done well.  I played “Owl” which I found to be the more interesting of the two cuts sent over.  Reminded me of another song but I can’t place it, so maybe that is its strength?… it reminds you of things you like.

The show ends with a chit chat with Gareth and Stephen from The Laundronauts.  We know and love the Laundronauts as that band that still presses their find music on vinyl.  For their new album they took it to level 17.  They traveled to Detroit Rock City to record in an analog studio with some famous mucky muck.  Then they went about pressing their full length ‘Come Clean’ on white vinyl!  Who does that anymore.  This week I played their feature song “Stain.”  They are working on a music video which is coming soon and I’ll be sure to post on my blog when its done.   There are more than a few songs I love off the record (and its just plain fun firing up the record player in the Capital Rock City studio) so you’ll be hearing more off their LP in the coming weeks.

the boys say its funny.  When they are at show they will have the CD master for $12 and the LP on vinyl right beside it for $15 and when someone comes up to buy the music and they see to the two products side-by-side, they almost always spring for the vinyl LP.  Better value.

That’s all I got for you today.  Thank you for downloading the show.  If you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoy making it, please share the link with a friend and help spread the word.

Talk at you next week.

Go with yourself.

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