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January 2014 Archives

Jill Barber, Summer song requests, Kris & Dee contest winners

Saturday, February 1st:
  • Chances are you've heard of JILL BARBER but I bet you didn't know that as a kid she longed to meet Paula Abdul and loathed hockey...learn more in our Sprinterview!

Elton Adams, #BellLetsTalk, Kris and Dee, Loon Choir

Saturday, January 25th:

  • Canadian Forces army Sergeant ELTON ADAMS "keeps the mental demons at bay" thanks to rock and roll. Tours in Bosnia and Afghanistan may mean an uphill battle with those demons, but he has a bright outlook and credits song writing and his wife for being his emotional balm. 
  • KRIS AND DEE think fast in a Sprinterview (rapid fire Q+A) and chat about their efforts to pull back from capitalism and try to live more simply. Plus: answer a question pulled from the interview for a chance to win a signed CD.
  • A revisit of our stripped-down session with LOON CHOIR last spring. Listen again here.

Her Harbour, Monkeyjunk, John Findlay

Saturday, January 18th:

  • Ottawa's own HER HARBOUR / Gabrielle Giguere tells-all in a Sprinterview. It's likely the first time she's spoken to a journalist about her favourite childhood toy: Sam the Monkey!
  • If he's still around I think he may enjoy the feature interview this week with blues trio MONKEYJUNK. The band spoke to CBC's Alan Neal about their rocking new record All Frequencies.
  • I'll also have another rapid-fire Q+A with jazz guitarist JOHN FINDLAY, who reveals his true feelings about Auto-Tune.
  • Plus spins from  a few of the new releases that have been piling up beside monitor. Including PISTOL GEORGE WARREN, JOE LAPINSKI, THE BALCONIES, and RAE BILLING.

Brock Zeman, Rant Maggie Rant, The Strumbellas

Saturday, January 11th:

  • Stratford might be best known for Bieber and theatre, but if RANT MAGGIE RANT have anything to say about it, it'll soon be famous for its Celtic folk! (The band plays Sarnia, Port Huron, London, Hamilton, & Ottawa soon.)
  • BROCK ZEMAN's discography has hit double-digits, so it was a good time to call up the country-rocker at The Big Muddy, his home-studio in Lanark, for a Sprinterview. (Touring Wakefield (11th), Renfew, Carleton Place.)
  • THE STRUMBELLAS have acquired fans as fast as they have loaded miles on the odometer this past year. I spoke to the band from Lindsay about all their firsts: fans, tour, song on the radio...(Live in Ottawa (11th), Almonte, Kemptville, & the U.S. in January.)
  • Plus tunes from PTARMIGAN and FITNESS CLUB FIASCO. (Playing Toronto and Guelph.)