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Last weekend I had the opportunity to interview Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was an amazing professional opportunity and I am grateful that Anthony was generous with his time to share some with me before a sold out show in Vancouver.

We talked about still generating spirit after all these years and shows. The darkness behind the jovial sound “Dark Necessities,” changing up  the producer from Rick Rubin to Danger Mouse The Getaway, recollections of their first tour to Vancouver (which turned out to be memories of their ferry ride to Victoria and a show at the legendary Harpo’s), and if I visited Anthony Kiedis in California, he’d take me to the beach.

Look out for cameos from Chad Smith and Flea.

Shoutout to the production team, Jamie Ellard and Julie Mangat.

Go with yourself.

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Last Gang

Astrocolor is a musical collective from Victoria who have come together for a nice Christmas vibe this year. Their debut record from Last Gang is called Lit Up…and it is the perfect dubbed out easy listen to throw on the turntable with a mulled wine and your indoor electrical fireplace “crackling.”

The bio reads like an all-star team of Victoria musicians.

Lit Up was co-produced by Astrocolor and Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Dan Mangan, Ladyhawk, AC Newman). While primarily instrumental, it also features choice vocal moments from a collection of the band’s friends – Kandle, Rykka, Antonia Freybe-Smith, and Abi Rose.

Based in Victoria, BC, Astrocolor is Andrew Poirier (guitar), Anand Greenwell (saxophone), Chris Mackenzie (drums), William Farrant (bass), and Piers Henwood (guitar). With additional programming and instrumentation by Matt Lyall, the Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness, and Jason Cook.

This cut features Antonia who we know from so many great bands in Victoria. Most notalby Jets Overhead.

And they have some beauty instrumentals…..

Getting some good reviews too!

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Go with yourself.

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Vancouver Island
My man Travis Smyth from former Victoria band (and former Zone Band of the Month) The Luna Riot sent me a message.  The band marches on, in Vancouver now… and a new trippy psych record has been produced.

The Luna Riot will be in Victoria on July 25th at Logan’s (whoa, same night at Inlet Sound at Lucky!) and then back for Rifflandia in September.

They are bringing Vancouver band The Rampant Lion with them!

Let’s listen to some new Luna Riot.

and The Rampant Lion

Go with yourself.

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woodsmen
The boys and girl in Woodsmen released their ep on Earth Day. Its a 3 songer of indie alternative folky stuff.  They tag it as francophone?  Maybe there is some francais buried in the mix?

Go with yourself.

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Canadian west-coast roots/folk duo Jon and Roy perform tonight at the Alix Goolden Hall…. sold out.  In front of the concert, they stopped by The Zone @ 91-3 for a live performance.  They lay down “Vibrant Scene” from the album Let It Go.  Then they dive into a cover of David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World.”

Go with yourself.

 

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Victoria’s Warbuck call their sound alternative ambient electronic indie pop.  Listening to their two songer Two (produced with help of Brandon DeLyzer…nice), and I really like the slow climber, sexy “We Can’t Be Touched.”

Warbuck is playing the Moustache Party at Lucky Bar tonight and a fundraiser for Movember (AND featuring a DJ set from me).

I talked on an earlier post about headliners Handsome Distraction….so lets have a listen to the other support band, Citizen Joy.  Groovy, bluesy, vocally driven, jazzy rock & roll.


Go with yourself.

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Victorian, former Zone Band of the Month, Peak Performance Top 5 finishers, stud, Mike Edel is coming home.

Mike and his band have caravanned across this giant nation during some hard months.  He’ll be in Victoria for a show on Friday, November 30th at Lucky Bar.  The next night in Vancouver at the Media Club.

Then some sun!  He tours the Western USA… including Reno?  Yes, even Reno…the biggest little city in the WORLD!  let’s hit play on this jam and make out.


Go with yourself.

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