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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

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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.

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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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The march to 1,000 weekly downloads of Capital Rock City continues with… uh, you downloading my podcast?  But it really kicks into gear when you unleash the social media revolution and share my work with your friends and ex-boyfriends.

Be groovy, download: Capital Rock City #69 TODAY!

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DJ Notes:

01) Saul – “Wasteland Anthem”
02) The Paper Cranes – “The Cavalier
03) Lizzie and Simon – “Mermaids and Kings”
04) Cage The Elephant – “Back Against The Wall (live)”

The more I listen to Saul’s latest work, the more I am impressed by the chunky fullness of the sounds.  I do have a soft spot in my heart for riff-rock (I grew up in the suburbs of Vancouver jamming out CFOX) and this music kinda reminds me of Chevelle.  I don’t know what will propel Saul to an opening slot of a Hinder concert, being a “rock” band can be a hard row to sow with a song about cheating on your girlfriend or drugs (of hopefully both).  I am not sure if I’ve heard that break-out single from Saul yet… but maybe after a couple more listens.  A few weeks back I jammed out a track called “Never Enough” and that song had a nice hook, so maybe I’ll need to revisit that cut or maybe a couple cuts for CRC #70.  If you have some thoughts, I’d always love to hear them, in the comment section of my blog (or http://www.thezone.fm/jeremy readers can email me jeremy@thezone.fm).

I have a minor obsession with the CBC show The Tudors.  I just discovered the program recently, and outside of the news and hockey, its the only reason I visit the Ceeb these days.  The King in The Tudors is such a dick, but all the lady’s of the court are smoking hot, so I can see why the dude was always fucking anything in a dress and not managing his realm very effectively.

This attitude would eventually… well a century later, boil over to the First English Civil War. Supporters of the then King Charles would be called cavaliers.  A cavalier is either, depending on which end of the pike you were standing, bold, dashing, religious, loyal, Calvary men of the King or… godless, drinking, frivolous men. I’ll need to have another listen to the Paper Cranes cut to hear who Ryan is singing about.  I did like the prayer of one Cavalier before battle: “O Lord, Thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not forget me.”

Liz Beattie sent me a track to feature on my podcast this week, “Mermaids and Kings.”  its alright, I like “Wherever You Go” from last week’s show so much better.

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*photo courtesy of Two

The show ends with a clip from chit-chat/live performance with Cage The Elephant.  The song they played is called “Back Against The Wall.”

That’s all I got, thank you for downloading my podcast and please take a moment to find it in iTunes music store.  You could rate it (highly I hope) leave a comment, subscribe to it… sure.  And if you liked the show, maybe you’ll tell a friend about it.

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Thank you for finding this week’s Capital Rock City.

Today, its real easy… a sit down and chit-chat with Current Swell and then they perform some songs live.  Basically I took the live broadcast from Thursday, July 30 and replayed it here.  Enjoy.

Download: Capital Rock City #67

And remember friends and lovers, if you like the show please consider subscribing on iTunes or with this fine RSS Feed.  if you best enjoy your radio experience on the MP3 player, you might really like Pol Plastino’s Polcast!  This week he has an outstanding call with a Zoner that tries to make the case for texting while driving.  It makes her a better driver!  You got hear it to believe it!

Download: The Polcast

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DJ Notes

01) Current Swell – “Nail ’em Up (live)”
02) Current Swell – “Red Shag Carpet”
03) Current Swell – “Mr. Golden Sun (live)”

How cool is this, their first song is based on the film ‘Black Snake Moan.’

“Red Shag Carpet” is a song that began life as a bumper sticker the boys saw while driving around.  That needed to be a song!

Lastly, a real treat on CRC, “Mr. Golden Sun” is a song they have never recorded.  They are thinking of maybe laying down on the next record, but you get it first on this here podcast (well second, if you listened ot my show last week, you got it first).”

Thank you for finding my podcast, if you like the show, don’t be shy and share the link with a friend or on your social network. Next week I am already looking forward to some new music from the Goodbye Beatdown and I might track down some music from bands taking part in the Big Time Out Festival and Sunfest?  sure.

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Isn’t this neat.  Last week or maybe a couple weeks ago, Coral emailed me a clip on Youtube to check out.

JK Wedding Entrance dance

The video had just begun its odyssey to the top of the internet pops and had a very modest 100,000 something views.  now it is 11 million!

But more interesting, Chris “I Hit Girls” Brown’s song “Forever” was featured and is seeing increased sales because of the popularity of the clip.  That dude better be dreaming up a pretty epic wedding present for this hipster Minneapolis couple because they may have just saved his career!

From FMQB dot com

While Chris Brown has certainly been receiving some bad publicity lately, it seems that a viral wedding video featuring his song “Forever” has given the song’s sales a boost. The YouTube hit, dubbed “JK Wedding Entrance,” featured the wedding party dancing down the aisle to “Forever.” Just five days after it was posted, the video was the most-cited clip, according to Nielsen’s BlogPulse, and has recently surpassed 10 million views. As a result, the song is now in the iTunes Top 10 and the video contains a link to purchase “Forever.”

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Please do the right thing, download: Capital Rock City #66

This crazy fun summertime is doing a number on my blog hits which I can only imagine is damaging my March to 1,000 weekly CRC downloads… that said, if you are one of the fine few finding this website when really you should be at the beach, thank you and maybe take a second to subscribe to the podcast on either iTunes or by RSS feed.

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DJ Notes

01) The Paper Cranes – “Chivalry’s Dead”
02) Japandroids – “Crazy/Forever”
03) Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band – “Albatross, Albatross, Albatross”
04) Current Swell – “Red Shag Carpet”

No better way to get right to it, then to go to Paper Cranes female half, Miranda’s blog:

The gist of it: our label Unfamiliar Records has called out Factor for giving grant money to only successful bands who don’t “need” it. Large amounts of money going to groups like Nickleback and Metric.
While I agree with the sentiment and have been frustratingly rejected for multiple video and recording grants (written by professionals) we have also been approved for and relied on a couple travel grants in the past to play festivals.

I am a little worried that we will now never be able to get a grant as a result of this. It is pretty entertaining though…..

The letter has been picked up by thedailyswarm, exclaim news and the national post.

the national post
the original letter
response from metric’s manager

oh the dramz. i hope we have not been fully alienated.

I hope not either Miranda!  But I wouldn’t worry about it too much.  Grants are free money, if you get one, score, if not… then you do like countless others and work for yours.  Ryan and you are hard workers that make great music.

Huzzah!  Japandroids are making up the canceled show in Victoria. This mighty Vancouver fuzz rock group is playing Lucky Bar on Saturday, September 5th.  And they’re bringing with them, Seattle group the Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band.  I had a chance to see these guys (I think) at Sasquatch!

Finally on this weeks CRC, Zone Band of the Month, Current Swell.  Some fine summer music that is perfect for the patio.  CS is a great example of a band that makes music people like and work hard showing it.  These guys don’t really “need” a band of the month showcase, but we’re happy non-the-less here at the Zone for the chance to share their fantastic music with our audience.  The showcase tomorrow (July 30th) at Evolution Nightclub promises to be packed!  So make sure you meet up with Pol early at 9PM.

That will do it for this week…. thank you for downloading my podcast and I hope you discovered some great new music.

Go with yourself.

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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.

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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.

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Thank you for finding my blog.  If this is your first time visiting I would like to invite you to check out my weekly podcast called Capital Rock City.  Capital Rock City is a weekly audio podcast I create that features some of the fine music of Victoria and points in and around the capital.

Please Download: Capital Rock City #63

If you enjoy the show, please consider sharing the link with a friend and subscribing to the podcast.  You can subscribe by using this RSS feed or by searching ‘capital rock city’ in the iTunes store.

Now lets get to it.

DJ Notes

01) Mother Mother – “Hay Loft”
02) Paper Cranes – “Black Centipedes”
03) Great White Shark – “Long to Tell You”
04) Everybody Left – “Get Used”

The show begins with a taste of an interview I did with Mother Mother lead sing Ryan Guldemon.  We’ll get a couple chances to see this Quadra Island native (now living in Vancouver) on August 15th at Cumberland’s Big Time Out Festival and then here in the city in late September at Rifflandia.  Ryan and I mostly talk about how I completely fail at interpreting their music.  good times.

The Paper Cranes have a new record called ‘Chivalry’s Dead’ and they be celebrating its release with a pair of CD release parties.  July 17th here in Victoria at Lucky Bar (Racoons in support) and then the following night, July 18th in Vancouver at The Biltmore.

I got an email from my man crush Eric Thompson at A TV.  Eric has a son and he is the drummer in the band Great White Shark.  AND it turns out I know the lead singer.  He was in the band Something Better which I have featured before on Capital Rock City (I thinkon the podcast I make a mistake and confused my notes.  I said that Great White Shark was Everybody Left… and that is wrong, they were Something Better).

Finally, a song from the band Everybody Left.  What a groovy track.

That’ll do it for this week’s Capital Rock City.  Thank you for spending your time exploring new indie rock with me and I hope you’ll not be a stranger and introduce yourself in the comment section and make a point to subscribe to the podcast.

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Wow, a couple days late with the DJ notes.  bad radio DJ, bad!

Please tuck into: Capital Rock City #61

I continue my march to 1,000 weekly downloads on Capital Rock City.  Webmeister Bud is still on mat leave celebrating the birth of his daughter!  Huzzah Bud!  So I don’t know the stats, the last I checked it was in the neighbourhood of a 100 a week.  Not bad, but as you can see, lots of work ahead of me to get the podcast to a sustainable audience.  You can do your part in supporting the fine music of Victoria by sharing the link of the podcast with a friend(s) or posting on your social network (Facebook, Twitter, Myspace).

You can also subscribe to the podcast, two ways, RSS Feed or in the iTunes Store podcast section.  Just search for ‘Capital Rock City’ and don’t forget to rate and comment please.

You’ll also find Capital Rock City at Raised on Indie!

Sales pitch aside, let’s get to it.

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DJ Notes

01) Jell – “Watch Yourself”
02) Listening Party – “Pachina”
03) Goodbye Beatdown – “The Grudge”
04) The Matinee – “The Road”

Jell sent me a link for their new music video.  Pretty decent.  Have a look.

I was surprised to see that Jell has actually made a few videos for their songs.  All a very good DIY quality.  Jell’s Youtube Page

Here is yet another from Jon Middleton’s Listening Party.  This song is a little more lo-fi than the last LP song I featured.  Not sure what I think about it.  i like the quirkyness of it.

The Listening Party will be in Duncan on June 27th and in Vancouver opening for one of my favourite bands, Japandroids, at Richards on August 7th.

The Goodbye Beatdown are playing Zoner Gina’s party on July 4th.  You’re totally invited (no seriously, email me if you want to go…).

The show ends with The Matinee.  A band I have known since highschool.  they’ve changed their name like a hundred times (well three) and this latest incarnation has a slight country/folky twang.  Matt sent me a slate of new tunes and I felt that “the Road” was by far the strongest.

Thank you for finding Capital Rock City, let’s do it again sometime shall we?

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Everybody’s favourite local rocker podcast is once again ready for download.

Please click and listen: Capital Rock City #60

Thank you for taking the time to find the program and if you like the show, please share the link with a friend, subscribe to the podcast from the iTunes podcast section (just search ‘Capital Rock City’ in the iTunes store) or use this RSS feed.

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DJ Notes

01) theset – “Echohead”
02) November Rising – “Origin”
03) The Listening Party – “Before the Night”
04) James Kasper – “Breezy”

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Capital Rock City #60 has lots of great new music this week.  Well new, to me.  However I start the show with one off theset’s Neveroddoreven album.  The song is called “Echohead” and I like it because I recently had a chance to see the video.  Superb video.

November Rising is a band I saw many years ago?  I can’t remember but it was sometime ago and it was at Steamers, so it must have been in the distant past.  My friend Justin from Station House Pub told me about the band.  Very epic.

Jon Middleton of Jon & Roy fame has a new side project, The Listening Party.  The Listening Party loves their drums and they sing about summer.

James Kasper is back with some new music, so I sampled my favourite.  I like “Breezy’s” nice build to a furious jam at the end.

Thank you for downloading.  Please share this link with your friends.

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