Posts Tagged ‘Magic Man’

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.


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.”


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!)


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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Trolling some US alternative radio charts for a few radio gems. Here are a few that caught my year.

Let’s start with the band NO. The California group ended up at Rifflandia last year (pictured above when I tracked them down for an interview.)

“we make some noise in a room and call it art.”

I like it…big, brooding, dark, jangly indie rock. NO.


Coral heard this one on the Alt Nation on Sirius XM and really liked it. The band is Magic Man. The New England band have a record coming out in July called Before the Waves. We’ll file this under fun anthemic pop. They are looking forward to a tour with Youngblood Hawke, Panic at the Disco and Walk The Moon. That sounds like they’ll be in good company.


Florida’s Hot Water Music has new tunes? Neat.

HWM lead singer guy Chuck Ragan is part of the National Lampoon’s European Adventure with friends of the show Billy The Kid and Northcote. Also neat.

Folk-Punk is a thing now eh?


I’ll wrap today with some EDM form Dillon Francis.  His joint with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

And his remix of Chromeo because Chromeo is so hot right now. Red hot.

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