Thursday, May 3, 2012

Off the Dial

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Another month, another new podcast! We return with tracks from three Calgary bands, two from Vancouver, one each from Montreal and Toronto, two New York City groups and a classic San Francisco group. Try and match them up and make sure to click the links for more info and get your hands on more of their excellent music!

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Marc Maron Speaks With Henry Rollins

Posted by cristóvão On May - 11 - 2011

Recently, I started listening to some “comedy” podcasts including the Joe Rogan Experience and WTF with Marc Maron. (For the acronym deficient, that’s What the Fuck.) I put “comedy” in quotes because, although both Rogan and Maron are comics, their podcasts, although containing lots of funny stuff, are more about talking. Rogan’s, is really about discussing with his guests what’s going on, often while high as fuck while Maron is refreshingly an incredible interviewer.

Although this episode is a few months old (it originally appeared in January 2011), this one is particularily awesome. Maron speaks with Henry Rollins about how punk rock saved his life, his strained non-relationship with his father, the death of his friend Joe Cole, the sad state of society and much more. It’s a fantastic interview and well worth the hour-plus time. Click below to listen;

You can hear more great interviews on WTF. I recommend checking out the Louis C.K. and Kevin Smith, both interested listens! You can find WTF on iTunes, in both iPhone and Android apps or on his web site.

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Off the Dial podcast 2010.P25 ~ “I take these pills forever”

Posted by cristóvão On May - 28 - 2010

We’re back again with yet another seven great tracks from all around the world for you, featuring new music from Calgary’s Nushi, Toronto’s the Darcy’s, the Most Serene Republic (Arts _ Crafts), Scotland’s (and with one of the coolest band names ever) We Were Promised Jetpacks (Fat Cat Records), Australia’s Secrets in Scale, Chicago’s the Mutts and My Son the Bum.

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We honour the Television hit 24 in our 24th episode of the podcast but more importantly, we blast through seven excellent tracks from Calgary’s the Summerlad and Secret Broadcast, from the East Coast, Hey Rosetta! and Wintersleep, Toronto’s Drive Faster, international sensation Gogol Bordello and the Unravelling. Plus, the first person to comment on this post here will win their very own copy of the new album from the Unravelling, 13 Arcane Hymns!

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Off the Dial podcast 2010.P23 ~ “You’re my greatest fear”

Posted by cristóvão On March - 20 - 2010

In this episode of the podcast, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a couple of songs from some Celtic musicians including the Real McKenzies (Fat Wreck Chords) and Dropkick Murphy’s (Hellcat Records), Calgary artists Miesha _ the Spanks, the Rocky Fortune and Silentpanic, Ontario’s the Balconies and the long defunct but always beloved Edmonton group, the Smalls.

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Off the Dial Podcast 2010.P22 ~ “The duchess of the dark is waiting”

Posted by cristóvão On February - 26 - 2010

No more ten month wait for the next episode of the podcast, we return for a double-shot of music greatness for the month of February with great music from Calgary’s the Shagbots, Arts and Crafts groups Apostle of Hustle and brand spankin’ new Broken Social Scene (download a free copy of the track here!), brand new music from Portugal. The Man (the new album arrives March 2nd, free download HERE), Toronto’s Starship Experience and the Junction and Australia’s Secrets in Scale (download the Free EP HERE!).

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After ten long months, Off the Dial’s podcast returns with a new format; seven tracks by seven artists with no interruptions!

The first of these newly formatted podcasts features music from Seattle’s These Arms Are Snakes, 2009 Concert of the Year winners Monotonix, songs from forth-coming releases by both Post Death Soundtrack and the Unravelling, Propagandhi, Calgary’s Madcowboys and NOFX.

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We celebrate our 20th episode of the podcast by welcoming back guest co-host and Off the Dial contributing writer Nic Gouveia both at Subterranean Homesick Studios in Calgary including a special exclusive live performance from our former production assistant/engineer Reid Robinson and Dean-o and on location in Toronto where Starship Experience singer/guitarist Jesse Seberras drops in to talk about his band.

Also featuring the music of Calgary’s SilentPanic, Toronto-based Great Lake Swimmers (weewerk), Our Lady Peace front-man Raine Maida (Nettwerk), California’s Oh, the Spanish Moss, from the U.K., Henry’s Funeral Shoe, Queens, New York’s Kris Bone, Philadelphia’s Drink Up Buttercup, Austin’s …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (Justice Records) and the Distillers (Epitaph).

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Our February 2009 podcast starts off with the lead single and title track from the new Prodigy (Take Me to the Hospital/Cooking Vinyl) album, “Invaders Must Die“; plus the music of Canadian acts This Machine is a Fountain, the Cliks (Tommy Boy/Warner Music), Death From Above 1979 and Metric (Last Gang Records); Pittsburgh’s Shade, Wisconsin’s Brahman Shaman, Austin’s Electric Touch (Justice Records), UK acts Exile Parade and Timecut and Australia’s Secrets in Scale.

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A Brief Chat with Adam Sturgeon of Innes Wilson & His Opposition

Posted by cristóvão On January - 27 - 2009

Late last year, we featured a new band from Ontario called Innes Wilson _ His Oppision both with a review of their debut EP and on our December podcast. While preparing for both, I asked the group some simple, boring, straight-forward questions and bassist Adam Sturgeon responded with some candid, funny and somewhat convoluted answers. Here it is, unedited;

Off the Dial ~ How long have you guys been together?

Adam Sturgeon ~ not too fucking long……Innes and i played a set of our songs on December 16th 2007 at a vegan bar in Guelph. everyone told us we sounded real nice like together so the thought was in motion our first official show was at a bar called the jimmy jazz in downtown Guelph. our friend Aaron is a local radio personality and the bouncer…….this show was with Hey Rosetta! (who didn’t show) and Octoberman and was a warm-up gig for the go music festival with Will Currie and the Country French (we could not attend because of a massive snowstorm)

OtD ~ What’s the band line-up?

A.S. ~ Blake Stevenson – skins
Adam Sturgeon – vocals and fuzz bass
Innes Wilson – vocals, harmonica and guitar

OtD ~ What’s the deal with the name?

A.S. ~ Innes is a self loathing bastard with a beautiful Scottish name and an angelic voice.  we are a clan. we are the songs and the opposition to self hate

OtD ~ And, you said you recorded in your living room in Guelph? Full studio setup or, live off the floor? Any producer?
A.S. ~ we fiddle and tinker knobs in our living room and drop the beds in the dining room. by ourselves for ourselves with our own personal devices
Catch Innes Wilson _ His Oppision at Wally’s Tavern in Guelph with the Diableros on January 31st and at 207 Erb St. in Waterloo, Ontario on Februrary 5th with the Kettle Black.

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