#339 Mason Lowe

Mason Lowe (drummer of Seattle’s feel-good, classic rock-inspired outfit Bread & Butter) has just announced his debut solo LP Morning People, due out June 23rd on Seattle’s Killroom Records. The advance single Plastered features pounding, hyperactive guitar riffs over loping drums before opening up into a delightfully poppy chorus with descending melodies. Reflecting on the […]

#338 Chris Brown

Brown was one of the primary singers and songwriters for the alternative rock band Bourbon Tabernacle Choir in the 1980s and 1990s. When that band broke up, he continued performing as a duo with his Bourbon bandmate Kate Fenner. Brown has accompanied dozens of notable musicians on stage, including a six-month stint as a member […]

Ben Sir RIP

Ben Sir was a singer/songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta. Ben Sir passed away April 24th 2023 from undisclosed reasons. Ben was a great interview, and a good dude. We made plans to hang out that never came to fruition. Rest in Peace Ben https://media.blubrry.com/apologue/p/archive.org/download/ben-sir-rip/BEN-SIR-RIP.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email […]

#337 Torin Craig & Eliot Rosi of “Pretty”

Pretty are people who appear onstage with lots of noise and then leave.This half-silly,half-serious sentence summarizes the band’s ethic and sound, from their earlyinspiration byToronto’s 2010s-era DIYpunk scene, to their current fascination withpsychedelic sound and culture, elements that fuse into a highly distinctive, dark andfrenzied sonic landscape.The band had a busy 2022, recording their second […]

#336 Patty O’Lantern of Brutal Youth

Energetic, raw, honest, and heart on the sleeve punk rock, Brutal Youth have been causing a ruckus for the last 10+ years. Singer Patty O’Lantern, drummer Dustin Campbell, bassist Kyle Hynes, and guitarist Greg Hounsel formed the band in 2010. The band hit the ground running and recorded their first brutally fantastic album, “Spill Your […]

#335 Friendly Rich

One of my favourite episodes ever. Sometimes things just click! Friendly Rich, Canada’s legendary songsmith of dark and deranged folk songs, has just announced his highly anticipated new LP Man Out of Time (due out March 31st on We Are Busy Bodies) with an advance single and video for the song Le P’tit Bonheur. This […]

#334 Johnny Toomey & Brent Randall of Vanity Mirror

The duo of Toronto-based Brent Randall and Los Angeles-dwelling Johnny Toomey are known for their previous achievements with Los Angeles based, baroque-pop group, The Electric Looking Glass. Both musicians compliment each other stylistically and add sparks to their newest project, Vanity Mirror. Their debut LP, PUFF was written, recorded, performed, produced and even mixed by Brent Randall. The […]

#333 Davey Johnston of “The Confusionaires”

Confusionaires are a world-class rock & roll band that are constantly pushing the boundaries of what rockabilly and country music can be. The trio of Edmonton-based musicians has built a sound that’s synonymous with the hardest-hitting country and rockabilly acts around with sound that stands on its own. Their sound fills dance floors with fans […]

#332 Brock Pytel

Brock Pytel, best known as the singing drummer for late 80’s Montreal pop-punks The Doughboys, has just released his new solo single, Anemic Heart. The single is the follow up to his 2022 single, Hurrah Hooray. The Vancouver transplant’s two latest singles were both from a session he did in 2011 at Montreal’s Hotel2Tango with […]

#331 Lee Rose of “Ace of Wands”

Mixed by Kevin McMahon (Swans, Titus Andronicus), “I Taste Blood” has a dark and punchy treatment, capturing the raw and ferocious energy that Ace Of Wands can achieve in their live performance.  Exploring the genre of Dream Rock through immersive / intricate soundscapes, and captivating live performances – the band compels audiences to listen with attention and not […]