Taking the reins...
It's week one for me here at Bandwidth -- and what a week it's been!
As I take the reins for the next year(ish) and add my own spin to the show, I got to thinking about cover songs... and Ontarian musicians who have added their twist to the classics. So this week, you'll hear some great reworked tracks from Emm Gryner and The Golden Seals.
You'll also hear a great cover of The Guess Who's "Laughing" from Zeus... but it's only a half-cover, really, as they're joined by Randy Bachman (who wrote the song!) If you want to check out the full video of the band's session with Randy on CBC Music, click here. And be sure to check out the other Reworking Randy sessions -- including videos with Royal Wood and Nikki Yanofsky.
Win a copy of Zeus' brand-spanking new album, Busting Visions, before it's released March 27th! Just email me your top pick for a Track to Start Your Saturday Night -- any awesome, upbeat track by an Ontario artist -- and I'll put you in the draw for a CD. Fire me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday at midnight aaaaand (cue radio announcer voice) YOU COULD WIN!***
Ottawa's "pub at the edge of the universe", Zahpod Beeblebrox, turns 20! Zaphod's owner Eugene Haslam and I chat about the bar's big 2-0, and how it's still going strong after two decades.
Ottawa band Sound of Lions is one of the hottest acts in the capital... and they're taking the stage for Zaphod's birthday celebrations. I've got a 90 second egg with lead singer Whitney Delion and a track from their debut album 11:44. Keep an eye out for their upcoming shows at Canadian Music Week in Toronto and Junofest in Ottawa.
A huge, huge, HUGE thanks to Producer Extraordinaire Jessa Runciman for all of her help this week.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and catch you next week!
Playlist - Saturday, March 10, 2012
Theme: SHOULD'VE COME OVER - Hilotrons
SHE'S GONE - Emm Gryner
INTERVIEW - Eugene Haslam from Zaphod Beeblebrox
EGG - Whitney Delion from Sound of Lions
COUNTING EIGHTS - Sound of Lions
INTERVIEW - Carlin Nicholson and Mike O'Brien from Zeus
LAUGHING - Zeus and Randy Bachman
INTERVIEW - Dave Merritt from The Golden Seals
SUMMER SIDE OF LIFE - The Golden Seals
I WON'T TRY TO BREAK YOUR HEART - Chrissi Cochrane
And... the Track to Start Your Saturday Night...
DRESSED UP - Octoberman
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