Posts Tagged ‘Steph Macpherson’

Victoria’s Steph Macpherson worked with Dave Wallace on a music video for the title track off 2012’s Bells and Whistles.

The video was filmed at “Victoria’s legendary landmark,” Craigdarroch Castle.

Zoners will remember Steph from this jingle that we play on the radio.

Go with yourself.

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I have only met Katie Schaan one time.  I was walking down Johnson Street and I bumped into Steph MacPherson.

Steph doesn’t even remember this day… so it wasn’t that much of a meeting.  Steph had a young lovely walking with her and it turned out to be Katie Schaan!

I said, “Holy fuck! Katie Schaan… you’re famous on the internet.”

And so it is… Katie Schaan is famous on the internet.

Katie’s MySpace page says that her music is like reading her journal entries.  Sure.

I like that she likes Sarah Bareilless!

Have a listen to her song “You.”

Katie Schaan’s website

And always, go with yourself.

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I went down to Long & McQuade and in the end decided to rent gear for my wedding events this summer.

It was just too much to dive into another payment scheme right now for the few events I have planned.

But the good news is, L&M are way cheaper (less than half the price) of the other company I had originally intended to rent from.  And I will get a better sound set up.

More sound and lights; less dollars spent.

It became a no brainer.  Plus the sales guy Matt told me that in October, you can finance Yorkville products interest free.

I hope to hit the wedding expo in September, and if I can generate a decent wedding season of bookings for 2011, then I can think about buying a mobile sound system in October.

This solution already makes me feel much better and less stressed.  I am pretty excited for Saturday and rocking one hell of a party for Paul and Jen.


Adam wrote a nice blog about Victoria artist Steph Macpherson and he quoted me.

Have a Read >> The Soap Box

I’ll do my best to record a live Mix from the Veneto Tonight, but I promise nothing.

Go with yourself.

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Friends and ex-lovers, its time for this week’s Capital Rock City podcast, my last podcast as an unwed bastard father.

Download: Capital Rock City #76

Thank you for taking the time to not only download the show but taking the next step of visiting my blog and finding out more about the bands.  Since you’ve some this far, is it too much to ask that you spread the word and share the world of Capital Rock City on your social network?  Subscribe on iTunes?  Maybe even use this RSS Feed get your weekly dose of the bestest indie rock from the most leftest fringe of Canada!

I am off on holiday tomorrow, and the next Capital Rock City will be in the distant future (like October15th or 16th).  Don’t be shy, explore some old (but still fly) CRCs!


DJ Notes

01) Acres of Lions – “Dance Sequence”
02) The Laundronauts – “Come Clean”
03) Jason Walsh – “Blood in my Eye”
04) Steph Macpherson – “To You”


Friday night last week, it was my buddy (my bro-ski) Double R’s birthday.  We all met at Razer’s apartment downtown for some pints and to wax all nostalgic for years past.  Razer plays guitar and keys (see above) for Acres of Lions and he had just got back from Vancouver where AOL recorded a music video for the song “Dance Sequence.”  The is still being produced but there are some great candids from the film set on their facebook page.  Check it out! and add them as a fan.

Acres of Lions are playing Hallowfest on October 31st at Saanich Commonwealth Place.  Just $10!  Believe it.

I had promised a Laundronaut song every week till we grind through their album…. but then last week I fell off the wagon so this week I present song number 2, “Come Clean.”

Now I must apologize for this week’s show which is kinda brutal, mostly because I didn’t put a lot of love in and wanted to get it done.  Tomorrow I am off on holidays so doing multiple takes, or researching, or writing… was not on the menu… but next week (or the week after) I will have a treat from JP Maurice.  He has promised to come by and perform a song exclusively for Capital Rock City.  It is one of my all-time favourites from Maurice and song they have never recorded (that I know of) or even play live anymore, which is too bad, because its a pretty rad song.

Jason Walsh messaged me the pother day saying he got wind of the Capital Rock City podcast from Two (thank you Two for being a good soldier for the podcast and sharing with a friend).  Jason sent me some music he working on and I like the style.  Kinda Bob Dylan-ish?  sure.

The show end with another goodie from Steph Macpherson.

Next week’s episode will be late (October 15th or 16th), and likely I think its time for a recap show where I grab some special moments from the past while OR actually I have a ton of live tracks recorded on my afternoon show in the Zone studio, so maybe I’ll do that.  I have a Dudes song, A Trophy Life, Said The Whale and Vince Vaccaro.  Yup that sounds like a plan for CRC 77.

I really wanna watch Hells Kitchen but the baby or Coral have lost the Shaw Box remote… so bed time then an early morning wake-up call and a trip to Vegas.  Talk to you next week.

Go with yourself.

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Another week, another podcast jam packed with some Vic rock for your digital playing device.  Thank you for finding my show.

Download: Capital Rock City #75

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DJ Notes

01) CFC – “City Drift”
02) Rabbit – “Waiting for The War”
03) Moss Rock – “Filthy”
04) Purple Grimus – “Please Me”

Not the first time I’ve featured the Crap Fartus Crew on podcast.  JP Maurice is a multi-instrumentalist with the CFC and I recently (well not THAT recently I guess) had a chance to the CFC and every time these guys, they get so much better.  They made a music video for the song I played, “City Drift.”

Rabbit are some great guys.  I seem to chat with them on twitter all the time.  You can see Rabbit live this Thursday at Evo.  In fact, The Zone’s Back To School Party Bus might pay them a visit this Thursday!

Some new bands for me, Moss Rock and Purple Grimus are also playing this Thursday at The V Lounge.

That’s all I got for this week.  next week I have a great singer/songwriter cat named Jason Walsh to play for you.  Some more Steph Macpherson, likely some  more Laundronauts and Acres of Lions.

Go with yourself.

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It has been almost a week since the last time I blogged!  Zoinks, sorry for that.  Lets get this thing back on track with this week’s Capital Rock City podcast.

Download: Capital Rock City #74

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DJ Notes

01) The O’Darling – “Venture Song”
02) Steph MacPherson – “Best of Us”
03) Forestry – “Owls”
04) The Laudronauts – “Stain”

The podcast starts with a fantastic song serving as my intro music/bed from Edmonton artist The Artisan Loyalist.

Aiden Knight is performing this Friday as part of Rifflandia at the Alix Goolden Hall.  I hope I don’t this story too wrong, but my understanding is that he will be playing with The O’Darling from the center of the Universe, Canada, Toronto.

I thought the O’Darling have a very pretty sound.

Steph Macpherson has been working on her new music from quite sometime.  I know this because I’ve been bugging her to send me music for what seems like an entirety.  It obviously is not an eternity, that would be a long time… but it was awhile.  Worth the wait?  You bet, she sent me four songs in total and a couple truly stood out.  I played one of my faves this week, “Best of Us.”  Take the time to have a listen and make you’re own judgment.  Reminds me a bit of Sarah Harmer.  If I had any critique, its the songs are too short!  I want more Steph… Gawd, I am a demanding  radio talker eh?  I get the songs for free and its not enough.

A gentleman named Peter Gardener turned me on to his new project Forestry.  He warned me the band is still in its infancy but I enjoyed the style.  Lo-fi indie pop done well.  I played “Owl” which I found to be the more interesting of the two cuts sent over.  Reminded me of another song but I can’t place it, so maybe that is its strength?… it reminds you of things you like.

The show ends with a chit chat with Gareth and Stephen from The Laundronauts.  We know and love the Laundronauts as that band that still presses their find music on vinyl.  For their new album they took it to level 17.  They traveled to Detroit Rock City to record in an analog studio with some famous mucky muck.  Then they went about pressing their full length ‘Come Clean’ on white vinyl!  Who does that anymore.  This week I played their feature song “Stain.”  They are working on a music video which is coming soon and I’ll be sure to post on my blog when its done.   There are more than a few songs I love off the record (and its just plain fun firing up the record player in the Capital Rock City studio) so you’ll be hearing more off their LP in the coming weeks.

the boys say its funny.  When they are at show they will have the CD master for $12 and the LP on vinyl right beside it for $15 and when someone comes up to buy the music and they see to the two products side-by-side, they almost always spring for the vinyl LP.  Better value.

That’s all I got for you today.  Thank you for downloading the show.  If you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoy making it, please share the link with a friend and help spread the word.

Talk at you next week.

Go with yourself.

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