#345 Cactus Vella of ‘Public Mess’

Toronto Acoustic-Punk rockers, Public Messdeliver a 5-song EP that defines the genre.  “Too Many Ghosts”, the debut EP from Toronto’s newest group, Public Mess, features Cactus Vella on Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Rob Fiasco on Acoustic Bass, and Andrew Heule on Drums.  Public Mess blends acoustic-punk with hints of alt-country. Their debut EP was recorded at Sandy Pockets Studio. A DIY recording studio located in the garage […]


Vancouver record label Nerve Wracking Collections has just released their latest EP Coulrophobia, a collaborative concept project that includes Vancouver synthpunk bands, Phuture Memoriez and Jibbernaut. The concept involved choosing a theme and releasing a 4 song split EP with another band. This was an opportunity for NWC to expand and have many artists join […]

#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/archive.org/download/ben-sir-rip/BEN-SIR-RIP.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Email | RSS

#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 […]