Posts Tagged ‘Sip And Spin’


Me and Jello visit the team of the Storm Crow podcast to drink a Beer Blade!

Dusk Pale Ale – Parkside (Port Moody)
Life California Common – 33 Acres of Life (Vancouver)
Amber Pale Ale – Dageraad (Burnaby)
Slingshot ISA – Fernie Brewing Company (Fernie)

Storm Crow is a fun time, 1619 West Broadway in Vancouver.

Here’s the time I joined Storm Crow Alliance for a podcast.

Go with yourself.

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When I’m not music blogging or playing Battlefield 1 on the Xbox (DJBOULANGER add me up!) I work at a radio station in Vancouver called CFOX.

For funsies, me and the imaging producer Jamie (aka Jello) produce an occasional craft beer show called Sip and Spin.

Last week, Jamie and I hung out with Jack from Vancouver’s Main Street Brewing. Jack was pulling their Stag & Pheasant Imperial Stout out of bourbon barrels, where it had been aging for a year!

Maybe you’ll take a second to watch. Hey, maybe you like craft beer from Vancouver and you’ll consider sharing. Maybe.

Go with yourself.

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he Chris Walla song “Kanta’s Theme” is so chill, it is cutting fjords in my head with glaciers operating on geological time.


I kinda really like it. Chill.

Chris Walla we know and love from Death Cab For Cutie. Hey…remember when he played his final show with the band in Victoria? Neat.

New record is called Tape Loops…and as the title suggests, a tape based recording session where he loops some tapes and what not.

“I can’t change a closed, physical tape loop with a mouse-click or a keystroke, and that’s precisely the point,” Walla explains.  “Digital recording and editing often feels like working in a spreadsheet—it’s not always a place for dreams.”


Toronto’s Young Empires are so hot right now. Their debut LP, The Gates, is out on Friday and the single by the same name is popular on modern rock radio.

The band channels that electronic/indie rock vibe to create a fun and vibrant sound. Their first ep came out in 2012 and had more of a house energy, for this record they wanted to grow their sound.

We all knew that we wanted to make a record that was more mature,” says lead vocalist Matthew Vlahovich. ”We were 25 years old when we wrote our first one, now we’re in our thirties. We’ve all grown up on a lot of levels.”

The band is heading out on tour, here are our Pacific Northwest shows..

Sept 15 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater
Sept 16 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
Sept 17 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
Sept 19 – Victoria, BC – Rifflandia


Jamie and I take the party to the Fair at the PNE to check out the Craft Beer Fest.

I channel my best Nardwuar then we hit the booths with our adorable little 4 ounce mug.

I’d love your support with a view or maybe even a share!

Go with yourself.

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They say the rains are a comin’ to Vancouver this weekend. It might rain more in the next two days then it has rained all summer. And I’ll be taking a long weekend in Victoria while my wife is in Seattle. Ha. Ain’t that the way.

Decided I better get after THIS day as best I can with a Yolk’s food truck poached egg and seat with a view on the street.


Hey Music Blog reader… Jamie and I have been working on a new webseries taking you on a tour of Vancouver’s fine craft breweries. I’d love if you took less than 3 minutes to watch this. Maybe even share the video? Views are good. Thank you!


Tomorrow will see new records from Carly Rae Jepsen (who I kinda love right now) and Atlas Genius.

Ms Jepsen doesn’t have her new single on Soundcloud which is a major bummer. But Top 40…you know?

I’ll take this remix. It bangs.

If there is any justice in this world, Carly Rae Jepsen will have the biggest pop record of the year.

Atlas Genius channels a little Imagine Dragons with this cut from Inanimate Objects.

Have a great weekend!

Go with yourself.

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