Posts Tagged ‘theset’

the girl on the train

How cool is this… Blitz//Berlin….the Toronto based band that us West Coast kids will always remember as Theset….had their song “Surfboard Fire” reworked for the Girl on the Train movie trailer.

And that sure does sound like Kanye West from his 2008 jammer “heartless.”

And here’s some banger cover/remix….because it’s Friday.

Go with yourself.

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blitz berlin

Toronto’s Blitz/Berlin will be releasing their debut album Distance sometime in the next few months.

Blitz is 3/5s of the old Victoria 2000s band theset!

Here are our first listens to the upcoming record.

Go with yourself.

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Dean made you a mix tape

I got a message from my homeboy Dean.  Dean was in a band called Theset.  Theset were a popular band from Victoria that decided to take the next level and relocate to Toronto.  Life happened, and that band doesn’t really function too much anymore.  But the original Victoria friends that headed East still make music.

An update to the sound, a rebrand to Blitz // Berlin…. and here we are… a 3 song set as a FREE download.




What do you think?  Do you have a favourite cut?

I like you, do you like Blitz//Berlin?

Go with yourself.

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I was poking around some old files and found this recording that Black Tie Social did for my old Capital Rock City podcast.  The talk was this would be the last BTS show… opening for Theset at Big Fernwood.

Black Tie Social – “Silver Screens” (live)

Just wanted to share because I love them.

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I almost got caught in the rain.  Hard at work on a sandwich before work and it looked sunny and bright.  But then I got caught up playing with Madelyn, changing a bum and putting some clothes on her, and when i looked outside again, it  was POURING.  If I had left when I could have, I’d have got soaked on my scooter ride!  So thank you Dad-chores?  Today that’s a yes.

Speaking of sandwiches… yes I am still doing my damnedest to pack a lunch everyday.  And I (errr… actually Coral) may have found the BEST bread.

Portofino Bakery makes an epic sandwich bread.  They don’t have a website, or fan page, or twitter… or anything really… so I guess they are building low and slow with word-of-mouth or whatever, but its good bread.  Yum yum.


Theset is truth.

Yesterday, Victoria rock and roller band theset stopped by my radio show for an interview and live performance.

Have a download: Theset yaps then performs “Already Know.”

For you Zone Mail subscribers, the song will be available for download in the Zone Mail section in the next couple days.

We talk about iPodMeister.com, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the first movie), moving to Toronto to get signed by Wax Records, how great Elias is, shooting music videos on shoe-string budgets, and Adam Lambert.  Oh the times we share.  Then they sing “Already Know” and that’s a podcast.

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Class of 84’s new song is called “Old Bones, New Blood” and this bratty punk tracks is about getting old and loving to skate!

CO84’s Jono McGee helped produce Start With A Cobra and these firecrackers are also singing about skating, I think.

We have a new band of the month at the Zone, they are called The Perfect Trend.  This Nanaimo screamo-type band will play Evolution on March 25th!

The show ends with former ZBOTM Maurice.  They played live on The ZAS last week and I included the performance on this here podcast.

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DJ Notes

01) Class of 84 – “Old Bones, New Blood”
02) Start With The Cobra – “Hot Rails”
03) The Perfect Trend – “Aaryn”
04) Maurice – “Kerosene (LIVE)”

Class of 84’s new record cover.  Looks pretty good eh?

Jono from the band is also involved with Start With The Cobra.  He sent me a link to Phillips Beer here in Victoria.  Inside select 12 packs of yummy beer, you’ll find a download code to get a bunch of Start With The Cobra songs.  Fun.

The new Zone Band of the Month is The Perfect Trend.  The Nanaimo band is working hard trying to elevate their game to rock star status.  So far they have opened for a ton of bands, traveled and toured everywhere.  Planning a trip to Toronto for Canadian Music Week and hanging out with Adam Sutherland recording a new record.  We’ll get a chance to see them March 25th at Evolution.

The show ends with a liver performance form Maurice.  Mike Devlin wrote a good article about their trials, challenges and successes.

Maurice is off on a cross-Canada tour with the Armchair Cynics.  Awesomesauce.

Next week on CRC 93, talking about Tyson Yerex and his move to Against Me for their Canadian Tour, Jeff Kalesnikoff is playing with Theset and we’ll check out a new band called Look Medusa!

That’s all I got, go with yourself.

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stolen without a gun from Auntie Andra's facebook

Ahhh  GOLD!  Right, it happened yesterday afternoon.  The Team Canada Boys rocked the gold medal and capped a great couple weeks in British Columbia.

I am so happy they triumphed in the nail biter against our arch nemesis country, the USA in a thrilling overtime win.  If they had lost, it would have put a bit of a spoiler on the whole 14 Gold medal record and a Canada best 26 medals at Winter Olympics.

I get it, gold in like ice dance and I dunno, other sports… but for me, the hockey is the only one that really mattered.  Its going to be kinda hard to go back to NHL hockey on Tuesday (Nucks vs. Rick Nash and Blue Jackets).


I am happy for my friend Tyson.  He got a job playing keyboards for Florida punkers Against Me!.

We all know and love the T Razer from his days playing bass in former Zone bands of the month Moneyshot and keys/guitar for Acres of Lions.

The T Razer's Facebook Profile Picture

Against Me will be in Victoria on Wednesday playing a Zone Show with Billy Talent, Alexisonfire and Cancer Bats at the Arena.

Razer will get to travel across the country with the Florida band playing arena show for the next month or so (I can’t remember how long the tour is).  While Tyson is on the road with Against me, Acres of Lions lead guy, Jeff will be playing with another Victoria band, Theset.  Theset were added to the SnoCore tour, criss-crossing the Great White North and in Victoria on April 4th.


Wasn’t able to go grocery chopping last night, so I didn’t pack a lunch today!  I’ll have to plan that put tonight and go later this evening for the Sandwich Project.  I’ll post an update on that front later when it happens.

Go with yourself.

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Everybody’s favourite local rocker podcast is once again ready for download.

Please click and listen: Capital Rock City #60

Thank you for taking the time to find the program and if you like the show, please share the link with a friend, subscribe to the podcast from the iTunes podcast section (just search ‘Capital Rock City’ in the iTunes store) or use this RSS feed.


DJ Notes

01) theset – “Echohead”
02) November Rising – “Origin”
03) The Listening Party – “Before the Night”
04) James Kasper – “Breezy”


Capital Rock City #60 has lots of great new music this week.  Well new, to me.  However I start the show with one off theset’s Neveroddoreven album.  The song is called “Echohead” and I like it because I recently had a chance to see the video.  Superb video.

November Rising is a band I saw many years ago?  I can’t remember but it was sometime ago and it was at Steamers, so it must have been in the distant past.  My friend Justin from Station House Pub told me about the band.  Very epic.

Jon Middleton of Jon & Roy fame has a new side project, The Listening Party.  The Listening Party loves their drums and they sing about summer.

James Kasper is back with some new music, so I sampled my favourite.  I like “Breezy’s” nice build to a furious jam at the end.

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Thank you for downloading and finding Capital Rock City… what I need now more than ever is an increase of downloads.  In fact, the goal is to multiply the audience by a factor of 10!  ahhh.  Scary goal, but required for the life of CRC to continue.  Please help me achieve this by sharing the Capital Rock City podcast with a friend.

Here is the Show: Capital Rock City 54

And remember folks, my march to 1,000 CRC downloads begins when you subscribe Capital Rock City from the iTunes music store, a free download in their podcast section, or RSS this baby direct from The Zone dot FM.

And while subscribing… the Polcast is marching to 1,000 side-by-side with CRC so please discover Pol Plastino’s most excellant and hilarious weekly.

DJ Notes:

01) Armchair Cynics – “Ablaze”
02) The Februarys – “Rock and Roll’s Enemy”
03) Fake Shark – Real Zombie! – “Angel Lust”
04) Hollydene – “Brick By Brick”
05) Closer to Four – “The Start of Our Decent”
06) Stephen Gittens One Lavish Intro – “Slap Oooooh!”


Double R (drums) and Adam (guitars) from the Armchair Cynics stopped by my show on Monday afternoon to share their brand spanking new single “Ablaze.”  You’ll hear it lots on the Zone and I think our friends at CFOX in Vancouver playing it too and Jimmy James at the Peak in Van is playing a new song… but a different single.. I think….  I better email him and find out which song he’s playing.  The point is, you’ll be hearing lots of new Armchair Cynics this summer and hopefully the boys will elevate their career this year! gooooooooo 2009!

When Coral and I first started dating in 2006, we went to a show at the Fernwood Community Center (or whatever that all-ager barn is called) and saw a band called The Februarys.  The band has continued to grow and now is signed by Wind-Up Records.  The new song is called “Rock and Roll’s Enemy” and you can see The Februarys this Friday with theset at The White Eagle Hall.

Pol Plastino turned me on to his friend’s band outta Langley called Fake Shark-Real Zombie!  I think these guys are fantastic and the story of their band name is well worth the price of admission.  I very groovy modern sound.

Hollydene dropped a record off at the Zone for Dave Sawchuk… I was intrigued so I stole it off his desk and had a listen.  Really good.  Wow, I was impressed.  I choose the song “Brick By Brick” for this week’s podcast, but next week I think there are some other songs worth your time.  I like.

Jess has a blog that I follow here at the Morning After Show and she shared an artist who she is championing.  read the story and enjoy the sounds.

Closer to Fours record chronicles his relationship with Jess (I think that is how the story goes).  They have since separated but remain close.  The first song is called “The Start of our Decent” which foreshadows how the relationship ends.  The song has a glorious build.  I love how this song ends.

Sara P’s better half? Mr. Stephen Gittens (ex Conversation) has been playing with some beat making and having some fun with his friend MC Lavish.  Um yeah…  The song is as it is.


Want to see the wondrous video I was watching during CRC 54? This clip inspired the band name for Fake Shark-Real Zombie!  here it is:

That’s all I got.  Today I begin my quest for 1,000.  please help me reach my goal and share this link with a friend…. or friends.

Go with yourself.

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