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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.

Go with yourself.

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Damn, I am always cold lately.  My bones are cold.  weird…

Download: Capital Rock City #51

and remember kids, whenever you subscribe to the Capital Rock City podcast from the  iTunes store or RSS the program, Ryan Kesler scores another goal.

DJ Notes:

01) Johnny Galactic – “Pink Coat”
02) Vince Vaccaro – “Costa Rica”
03) Something Better – “She Said”
04) Hey Rosetta! – “Red Heart (live)”
05) Bosma – “My Self Removed”
06) Archon Legion – “Saviors of the Faith”

My friend Chucky sent me the music video last week for local rockers Johnny Galactic.  Catchy track, video is wonderfully DIY and who’s that on the bass gee-tar?  oh Aran from the Armchair Cynics.  neat.

Vince, god bless him… straight off some glorious reviews for his Juno Showcase in Vancouver last week… finds four seconds to read my drivel on this here blog and read that I wished I’d played “Costa Rica” on best of 2009 (so far) episode… so he emails me the track!  Thanks Vince!  My sister Andrea is not so much the indie rocker type, but she loves the track.

A couple episodes ago, I talked to a record engineer named Wynn Gogol about his studio One Ton.  One of his recent project was working with the band Something Better.  This week, the fruits of the labour.

Hey Rosetta! was out west last week for a Zone Show at Sugar Nightclub.  before the rock show, the boys stopped by my show and laid down this delectable gem, “Red Heart.”

Bosma writes in to the show; ” hey jeremy, here’s a tune for your podcast.  its a from a solo project of mine which can be found at myspace.com/bosmatunes.  its called “my self removed”.  kind of a garage-y sound but this is what i do when i’m not jammin with the 7 Year Old Poets. cheers mate.”

Reading my Monday Mag last week (the one about the Renovictions… featuring my old landlord! awesome.) and I came across a review for local metallers, Archon Legion.  I have been neglecting metal on ye ole podcast so I sent an email to the boys looking for  some songs to feature.  I am not as metal as Brodie for The Metal Observer, he has  a better review where he says:  “Overall, ARCHON LEGION sound like an incredibly inspired, and energetic band, but a young one at that. This means that “March Of The Inquisitors” is a very exciting album, if a few of the songs don’t hold up as well as others. The album is definitely worth it on the base of the stand out tracks though, and I personally can’t wait to see what else these guys have to offer on future albums.

Next week will either be:

Some more metal plus this band from Vancouver that Sara P found and likes or,

I *might* try and track down some old Morning After Show tapes and fave songs and create some sort of Morning After Show ten year somethingorother.  We’ll see how my work load shapes up next week.

That’s all I got, please download my show and share the link with a friend.

Go with yourself.

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Come get some, Capital Rock City in late, but always on time.

Please Listen: Capital Rock City 49

and remember kids, SUBSCRIBING to the podcast on iTunes is the only way to fight a wild fire in Australia!  The cute little koala bears thank you for it.  Or heck, why not RSS Feed this bitch direct from The Zone!

DJ Notes:

01) Skies Kill – “Exhaust Fumes”
02) Skies Kill – “Remote Visibility”
03) Crown The Wolf – “Primer Ride”
04) The Faunts – “Feel. Love. Thinking of.”
05) Something Better – “Long to Tell You”
06) Steve Marriner – “Zulu Ripper”

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Skies Kill are one of my new favourites.  Danny Peters from the group emailed me three songs earlier this week and I gave them all a solid listen.  The band is still developing their sound and maybe there are parts I’d tighten up, but the basic genesis of the music is wonderful to my ears.  The lead off track that I played on CRC, “Exhaust Fumes” is one of my stand-out picks because a lot happens in less than 3 minutes.  It is almost two songs with a long soundtracky end.

Crown The Wolf bring the Fu Manchu fuzz rock to Victoria and maybe you’ll come see them at Evolution Nightclub next Thursday, March 26th!

Adam at Sonic in Deadmonton has to yet to fail in exporting something mighty from the Champion Rock City… the hockey team might suck, but the music is wonderous.

Now Adam might not own a scarf, but I do, so I care what Pitchfork has to say about The Faunts. Actually, I don’t believe Adam doesn’t own a scarf, hypothermia is a clear and present danger in Edmonton any time of the year… maybe I should send him one?

Next I talk to Wynn Gogol.  Wynn operates 1 Ton Studios in the Quadra Village.  He recorded Something Betters music!  Nice.

http://www.wynngogol.com

One of Wynn’s favourite projects was/is working with Ottawa’s Steve Marriner, so I ended the podcast with Steve’s “Zulu Ripper” which … um… rips.

That’s all I got.  Best of 2009… so far, is coming to you next week.  If you have any ideas or request then please don’t be shy, email me or comment.

Go with yourself.

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Capital Rock City #41 is a day or two late to this blog but all the better for it (OK maybe not, but I was outta town watching the Canucks get pushed around by the Blue Jackets and picking up my fiancee from the airport).

Listen to: Capital Rock City #41

DJ notes:

01) Automatic Planet – Dead Beats
David Eleanor is batting around this band as a future Zone Band of the Month.  What do you think?
02) Something Better – Long to Tell
Performing on February 14th at the Victoria Event Center.
03) Greater Than Giants – These Kids are Acting Like Kids
Direct from Adam at Sonic 102.9, this is Deadmonton’s Band of the Month.
04) Iconcrash – The Lovers
I got an email from a Zoner named Sab who was jazzed on this Finnish group.  Did you know that Helsinki used to be a Swedish trading outpost?  huh…
05) The Bronze Age – The Box
One of my favourite former Zone band of the monthsesssesessss.
06) The Broadcaste – March of Progress
Jason from the Broadcaste emailed me the other day about a project he is working on for PR school at Royal Roads.  The press release was in some sort of Klingon file type that my computer did not recognize.  Rule One of PR school, make press releases readable.  That said, I love you Jason!

oh correction, he Facebooked me the press release too!  Huzzah!

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Royal Roads Students Promote Sustainability Within Victoria
January 19, 2009
VICTORIA – A team of students in the Bachelor of Commerce program in Entrepreneurial Management at Royal Roads have developed a new promotion for sustainable businesses within the Victoria area.

The students have developed a “Green” card. The “Green” card will allow the holder to receive purchase benefits from local sustainable businesses. All proceeds from the sale of the card will go directly to Ocean Wise, a not-for-profit organization which promotes sustainable seafood consumption in restaurants.
For more information please contact the students at the_greencard@hotmail.com

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