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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Melbourne three-headed singing monster band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever released their debut Sub Pop record today, Hope Downs.

Continuing to channel the “it’s summer and the livin’s easy” vibes, Rolling Blackouts give ten jangly guitar driven tracks. Every song is a beauty.

Do you have a favourite? They’re ALL my favourite.

Looks like I’ll need to take a Friday off at Match at the end of August!

Thu. Aug. 30 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Fri. Aug. 31 – Vancouver, BC@ Fox Cabaret
Sat. Sep. 1 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot

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Father’s Day is this weekend and the sun is finally back in Vancouver! Talk at my house of a return to the Othello Tunnels and my wife talked about hitting a brewery tasting room in Abbotsford. Somewhere in there I’ll need to hit a MEC to get one more backpacking sleeping pad. Going to try to carve out the time to take Madelyn camping AND Jack. You know RBCF will be soundtracking the adventures.

Exploring. #othellotunnels #coquihalla

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Call me old fashioned, but I only trust surf rock from sunny places. Melbourne is sunny enough eh?

Paste magazine posted their “20 Best Songs of the Year (so far)” listicle…. A bunch of favourites made their cut, a reminder of a few I maybe skipped, a few new to me jammers….like Sub Pop’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.

The song Paste featured is called “French Press.” They said, “at it’s core, “French Press” is a surf rock jam, but vastly different from what we’ve accepted as such on the American mainland.”

I like how Australia is an Island to America. But wouldn’t it be the mainland to like Tasmania? I dunno…maps, how do they even work?

Paste also said they were “stand outs” at SXSW back in March. I’m not cool enough to go to those things, so I have to take their word.

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Hey it’s Tuesday, let me share a cocktail with you.

It was a drink I first had in Victoria when I DJ’d at Veneto made by Simon Ogden. It’s a gin based cocktail called the 20th Century.  The drink is named after an express train they chugged between New York City and Chicago during the first half of the 20th Century. It was a red-eye from NYC and could get you to Chicago in 16 hours!

You’re classic recipe says,

  • 112 ounces (1/3 gill, 4.5 cl) gin
  • 3/4 ounce (1/6 gill, 2 cl) Kina Lillet
  • 1/2 (or less, depending on taste) ounce (1/8 gill, 1.5 cl) light creme de cacao
  • 3/4 ounce (1/6 gill, 2 cl) fresh lemon juice

Shake in an iced cocktail shaker, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist

Simon makes it…. equal parts (an ounce)

Shake shake shake with ice, strain…. and no twist? Simon you’re crazy! You could screw around with a garnish or presentation. Don’t be shy.

Go with yourself.

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