TOPIC: LOCAL MUSIC PROJECT
Local Music Minute: Aaron Karpinka
Sadly, these days, with an increase in angst and division - it seems like we’re slowly losing our grip on a positive mindset. Unless you’re Saskatoon’s Aaron Karpinka.
CBC Radio One launches new local music segment
These days, everyone wants your attention. Here at CBC, we do too. We know your time is valuable, so this'll only take a minute.
Remember liner notes?
Remember liner notes? Just like them, this video series hopes to provide you with fun new insights into local artists you love.
Local Music Minute: Regina Symphony Orchestra
On February 15th, 1904 Scottish-born botanist George Watt started a diary. As the gardener for Regina’s prestigious Government House, many entries were focused on his work and the weather. However, one stood out above the rest.
Local Music Minute: Trifecta Sound Collective
Starting in 2014, the Trifecta Music Festival’s goal was to help the underserved get a voice. From hip hop to R&B to DJs and solo acts - everyone had a stage. Soon it would become much more than that!
Alex Bent + the Emptiness debuts new 15-song visual album
Saskatoon's Alex Bent is always experimenting with his art and he goes well-beyond music for his new album. Bent tells CBC's Peter Mills about the concept and creation of his visual album, Jesus Issues. It debuts at the Remai Modern Theatre on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. and it is free to attend.
Local Music Minute: Super rad Saskatchewan music mixtape
Cassettes, the most popular choice for mixtape creation, had their heyday in the ‘70s and ‘80s. So, since you’ve all been so incredibly supportive of my Local Music Minute segment from the start, I ’d like to make you one of your own. Presenting the Super rad Saskatchewan music mixtape. It’s 100% local and, of course, 100% from the heart.
Back to life broadcast: Is it the last call for polka?
On July 24, 2022 CBC's Taron Cochrane chatted with Shauna Powers to ask the question, "Is it the last call for polka?"
Local Music Minute: Power duos
There’s something so magical, in life and music, when two become one. We share the stories and music of Sask-based power duos Cupid's Heart, Elle & Jules, Winsome Kind and Munro & Patrick.
Saskatoon Morning: The enduring power of vinyl
Guest host Theresa Kliem speaks with CBC's Taron Cochrane to take a trip down musical memory lane and find out about the first ever vinyl LP recorded in Saskatchewan.
Local Music Minute: Toque
Meet Toque. A prairie born, rock supergroup so Canadian that they called their 2016 debut album "Give'r" and released it on their own label, K-Eh Tel Records. The best part? They’ve got Saskatchewan roots.
The Morning Edition: Weyburn's Brayden King appears on American Idol
Brayden King, a singer who grew up in Weyburn, Sask. is 'Living the Dream' on American Idol
Back to life broadcast: Portrait of a Polka family
On March 13, 2022 CBC's Taron Cochrane chatted with Shauna Powers about the Prairie successes of Norwegian accordionist Olaf Sveen and his family's mission to digitize the late musician's career discography.
Back to life broadcast: Polka party with Canada's King of Polka
On October 22, 2021 CBC's Taron Cochrane joined call-in show Blue Sky to co-host a polka party with Walter Ostanek and Sask's only Grammy nominated polka band The Western Senators.
Back to life broadcast: Music lovers in a dangerous time
In August, 2021 CBC's Taron Cochrane chatted with Shauna Powers to introduce us to two Saskatchewan men who are committed to keeping the music of the past alive, one song at a time.
Back to life broadcast: The history of the compilation album
In April, 2022 CBC's Taron Cochrane chatted with Tory Gillis to share the history of the compilation album and its rural Sask roots.
Local Music Minute: Unique Sask recording studios
A hidden blue door in Regina, a converted church in the village of Viscount and a former livestock barn in the town of Langenburg capture the sonic talents of countless Sask artists and genres!
Local Music Minute: Can a province's music scene change your life?
An inspiring conversation with CBC's Wendy Bergfeldt and freelance Saskatoon local music historian Kaley Evans
Local Music Minute: Ukrainian music in the Prairies
Here in the Prairies -for over six decades - Ukrainian music, created by its people, continues to grow and, with that growth – thrive.
Local Music Minute: Alberta Slim
So who else wanted to be a cowboy and make it big in the music industry? Enter one of the most interesting musicians’ to call Saskatchewan home - Alberta Slim. A man with a story far more intriguing than the fact that his stage name is taken from the province beside us.
Local Music Minute: Big River Cree
Consisting of extended members of the Whitefish family - this Saskatchewan Cree hand drum group truly has a lasting legacy offline and on.
Local Music Minute: Saskatchewan loves to polka
Saskatchewan loves to polka and it's a love affair that has lasted for over 80 years.
Regina's hip hop history
CBC's Peter Mills breaks down Regina's hip hop history prior to an On Cue Performance Hub event showcasing seasoned and emerging artists on Jan. 14, 2023
Local Music Minute: Indigo Joseph
Throughout their career, Regina's Indigo Joseph gave us a large body of incredible music. So let’s put a name and face to this band by breaking down where they came from, what they did and where they went.
Local Music Minute: Gut Balloon and Third Ion
Music in video games has come a very long way! For Regina art punks Gut Balloon and prog metal band Third Ion, it has helped inspire their style and sound.