Apr 15, 2014 | 3:10Q Tokyo Police Club - A Q Profile Video
Q Tokyo Police Club - A Q Profile Apr 15, 2014 | 3:10Tokyo Police Club were in Studio Q not so long ago to celebrate the release of their latest record "Forcefield". Lead vocalist & bassist Dave Monks and keyboardist Graham Wright sat down with Jian to reflect on what they've learned since releasing their first album, and what making music means to them.
Apr 15, 2014 | 8:33Q Tokyo Police Club activate "Forcefield" in Studio Q Video
Q Tokyo Police Club activate "Forcefield" in Studio Q Apr 15, 2014 | 8:33Four years since their last studio album, Tokyo Police Club bring Forcefield to Studio Q. Front man David Monks and keyboard player Graham Wright also sit down with Jian to discuss the band's new album, their creative process and how their sound has evolved from their early days.
Apr 11, 2014 | 14:09Q Molly Ringwald in Studio Q Video
Q Molly Ringwald in Studio Q Apr 11, 2014 | 14:09Molly Ringwald joins Jian during the only Canadian stop on her tour to talk jazz specifically, creativity more generally, and the smörgåsbord of projects she's been part of since the Breakfast Club.
Apr 8, 2014 | 27:44Q Childish Gambino brings "Because the Internet" to Studio Q Video
Q Childish Gambino brings "Because the Internet" to Studio Q Apr 8, 2014 | 27:44Jian speaks to Childish Gambino -- the rap moniker used by Community and Girls actor Donald Glover -- about his latest album, "Because the Internet", his sometimes tense relationship with social media, and how his personal take on the world has changed over the years. In a wide-ranging chat, Glover -- who is currently in Toronto for The Deep Web Tour -- shares why he's stopped caring so much about what other people think, how it felt to retire his popular Troy Barnes character on Community, and what he was thinking when he posted some somber notes on Instagram There are too many "bullies" in the world trying to define others and put down their ideas, says Glover. He admits he's taken such pressures to heart in the past, but has since learned to trust his own creative instincts and stay grounded.
Apr 8, 2014 | 16:09Q Saul "Slash" Hudson brings terror to Studio Q Video
Q Saul "Slash" Hudson brings terror to Studio Q Apr 8, 2014 | 16:09With his trademark curls and dark shades, Saul "Slash" Hudson spoke with Jian about his foray into making horror movies, why he prefers thrillers to blood-soaked gore, and his signature style. "You're wearing shades, we even darkened the studio for you" Jian joked, to which Slash replied, "I'm not wearing a top hat 'cause that's just asking for attention. I actually think I am being low-key right now." The contemplative solo musician and guitarist from Guns N' Roses was in town to promote his first project from Slasher Films "Nothing Left to Fear". He tells Jian what attracted him to film, why horror isn't a far stretch from rock and roll, and how to make a spine-tingling soundtrack.
Apr 2, 2014 | 13:35Q Hall of Fame inductee Randy Bachman Video
Q Hall of Fame inductee Randy Bachman Apr 2, 2014 | 13:35Bachman-Turner Overdrive is this year's inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Legendary musician and CBC Radio host Randy Bachman joins Jian on stage at the Burton Cummings Theatre to open his treasure chest of stories and picks out a few gems with local flavour.
Mar 31, 2014 | 3:13Q A chat with A Tribe Called Red Video
Q A chat with A Tribe Called Red Mar 31, 2014 | 3:13A Tribe Called Red were in Studio Q not so long ago to perform music from their record "Nation II Nation" and to talk about how they came to hone their unique sound, mixing influences from the old and the new.
Mar 28, 2014 | 8:32Q Tegan and Sara at Q Junos Video
Q Tegan and Sara at Q Junos Mar 28, 2014 | 8:32Fresh off of one of the biggest years of their 15-year career, Tegan and Sara sit down with Jian at Q LIVE at the Junos in Winnipeg. The twin sister tandem won three Junos at this year's ceremony, including the coveted categories Group of the Year and Single of the Year. Together they tell Jian what made their recent smash hit album, Hearththrob, such a success and why they don't feel the need to stick to any one genre.
Mar 27, 2014 | 33:29Q Q at the Junos - Part 4 Video
Q Q at the Junos - Part 4 Mar 27, 2014 | 33:29Q is coming to you live from Winnipeg for our special Junos show. In block 4 we bring you a feature chat with award-winning poet, Katherena Vermette, and another special performance by Tegan & Sara.
Mar 27, 2014 | 24:11Q Q at the Junos - Part 3 Video
Q Q at the Junos - Part 3 Mar 27, 2014 | 24:11Q is coming to you live from Winnipeg for our special Junos show. In this block you can check out Jian's interviews with Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida; and Hall of Fame inductee, Randy Bachman.
Mar 27, 2014 | 27:35Q Q at the Junos - Part 2 Video
Q Q at the Junos - Part 2 Mar 27, 2014 | 27:35Q is coming to you live from Winnipeg for our special Junos show. In this block we invite Charles Adler, Mary Agnes Welch and Todd Scarth for our special Manitoba media panel.
Mar 27, 2014 | 24:10Q Q at the Junos - Part 1 Video
Q Q at the Junos - Part 1 Mar 27, 2014 | 24:10Q is coming to you live from Winnipeg for our special Junos show. In our first block, Tegan & Sara take the stage for a special live performance, followed by Olympic gold-medallist, Jennifer Jones the rest of her curling team.
Mar 27, 2014 | 3:38Q Bend Sinister bring "Animals" to Studio Q Video
Q Bend Sinister bring "Animals" to Studio Q Mar 27, 2014 | 3:38Bend Sinister rolls into Studio Q to rock Friday Live! The Vancouver band joins us on the heels of their new critically acclaimed record Animals. The album sees the veteran 4-piece break into their vintage record collection to borrow signature auditory touchstones of 70s rock to re-imagine their own sound.
Mar 21, 2014 | 18:25Q Jazz legend Sheila Jordan Video
Q Jazz legend Sheila Jordan Mar 21, 2014 | 18:25American jazz and bebop legend Sheila Jordan has had a roller-coaster life, from her poor upbringing to social stigmatization, to performing with some of the most respected names in the jazz world. At 85, she has more than 20 records to her name, the title of Jazz Master from the National Endowment for the Arts, and continues to perform and teach jazz vocals to young singers.